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Your help brings hope and happy tomorrows for abandoned dogs

Fundraising is the lifeblood of Birmingham Dogs' Home. Without it, we simply could not exist.

With no Government funding, we survive purely through the generous contributions of the general public, interested companies, groups, organisations and kind-hearted individuals who may or may not have purchased dogs from us and have remembered us in their Wills.

Legacies and other contributions are valued beyond compare and allow us to carry on providing care and protection for unwanted dogs.

This ensures that we can continue to rescue these unfortunate animals, oversee their welfare and good heath and treat any conditions with first class veterinary attention all with one aim in mind... to see them happily re-homed to loving new families.

Our highly trained kennel team does the rest with loving pastoral care prior to their four-legged charges leaving for pastures new.

There are various fundraising routes available for those who wish to donate. Whichever, we at Birmingham Dogs' Home are deeply indebted to those of you who work so tirelessly to help us help them...

Fundraise for Us

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There are various fundraising routes available for those who wish to donate. Whichever, we at Birmingham Dogs' Home are deeply indebted to those of you who work so tirelessly to help us help them...

Raising cash ... AT HOME 

Fundraising areas include: 

  • Collection jars and piggy banks
  • A 'Come Dine with Me' evening
  • Small events - jumble sale, car boot sale, garden fair and fete, etc
  • Entry fee competition for children and adults - try and break a record for doing something and invite others to try too
  • Cut your hair or shave your head
  • Give up smoking and or chocolate
  • Lose weight
  • Suggest friends donate cost of birthday or special day cards
  • 'Just Giving' page online
  • Gift Aid it!

Raising cash ... AT WORK

  • Collection boxes
  • Individual sponsorship for - marathons, fun runs, walkathons, UK and overseas challenges,'dog walkadays'., etc
  • Coffee cash box
  • Loose change tin
  • Raffle
  • Ask your employer to match collection funds
  • 'Just Giving' page online
  • Gift Aid it!


  • Rag days
  • Campaign appeals in school newsletters and Campus mags
  • Fun days
  • Collections at events
  • Raffles
  • Collection boxes on site
  • Concerts, discos, raves, car boot sales, fairs, etc
  • Sponsored challenge events
  • Gift Aid it!

Become a Friend

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Our FRIENDS provide the lifeline for our abandoned dogs at Birmingham Dogs' Home. We are deeply indebted to all those who have donated to the home during the years, as our survival has depended on it. 

We continue to thank every donation, no matter how small. Every penny counts. 

How do I become a FRIEND?  (Becoming a friend involves making monthly donations to help all the stray dogs in our care)

To become a FRIEND of Birmingham Dogs' Home, simply donate from only £3 a month to give hope to the thousands of strays that are placed in our protection every year. 

FRIENDS can look forward to receiving a welcome pack containing:

  • Our lively magazine 'In the Dog House', three times a year, with lots of information on the home and our strays.
  • A special, personalised FRIENDS' certificate.
  • A FRIENDS' keyring
  • A dogs' home pen

What does my donation help pay for?

  • Caring and regular attention given by home staff
  • Complete medical examination by our vets
  • Treatment prescribed including vaccination and precautions against flees and worms
  • Full assessment to gauge dog's temperament
  • The renewal of facilities and vital equipment
  • All dogs micro-chipped
  • Nutritious meals, warm bed and lots of cuddles

If you're interested in being a FRIEND, please call 0121 643 5018 or go to our contacts page to email us and request a leaflet and application form. 

Or click the button below! 

Buy a Brick Campaign

'Buy a Brick'

Our new Birmingham Centre opened on 23rd October 2015, and we all look forward to a bright new future for Birmingham Dogs’ Home.

And you can be a part of it!

Buy a brick today with your name or that of a friend, relative, company or pet and create your very own legacy. Your named brick will feature on a wall at our new centre for posterity – the words you choose will literally be set in stone forever as a lasting memory.

Our new Dog Rescue and Welfare Centre is set in the beautiful countryside on Catherine de Barnes Lane in Solihull.

See the progress we have made by looking at our Photo Gallery.


Here’s how you can help

Buy a brick now and give positive help to the homeless dogs of the West Midlands and South Staffordshire - and take them out of the misery that has been their life to date, that of an unwanted, abandoned stray.

All you have to do is purchase a two line brick (34 characters) for £50, or if you’d like a longer message - a four line brick (64 characters) for £100.

Please note, all brick wording will be displayed in capitals, and each line centrallised. If you wish for spacing between your chosen words then please leave a space as wording will be laid out exactly as you have written it. You can include symbols on your brick wording, but only symbols that are noted on a keyboard can be used.

But you must hurry! We only have a limited amount of bricks and they’re selling very fast!


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When can I see my brick?

The new Centre opened on 23rd October 2015, and many bricks have been displayed since our opening, so make sure you purchase your brick soon to see it up at the new Centre.

Once you have purchased your brick a confirmation letter will be sent out to you. It usually takes approximately 4 - 6 weeks for the brick to be completed and displayed within the Centre.

You will receive a confirmation letter and a brick style certificate once the brick is on the walls at our Birmingham Centre.


For further details about our 'Buy a Brick' Campaign, contact our fundraising team on 0121 643 5018 or email them using the details found on our Contact Us page.

Donations and Gift Aid

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A lot of work goes into raising funds for the Birmingham Dogs' Home sites. Without donations and gift aid, everything would cease.

We appeal for funds, on a daily basis to help maintain our services of caring for the unwanted and sick dogs of Birmingham, West Midlands and South Staffordshire. Every single penny is valued and we cannot give enough praise to the individuals,

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groups and companies who put their hands in their pockets for this needy charity. It is well recorded that we receive no Government funding for our work. Everything that has been achieved, built and developed is the direct result of generous people who care about animals and in particular, dogs.

Gift Aid!

Don't forget, if you are a UK taxpayer you can Gift Aid your donation, allowing us to claim back the tax - currently 25p for every £1 you give.

Corporate Support

Supporting Birmingham Dogs’ Home has its clear benefits – helping thousands of stray dogs stay warm, well nourished and clean, whilst also helping sick dogs to receive that all-important veterinary care.

The benefit that is less obvious is the impact that corporate support with Birmingham Dogs’ Home will have on your business.

Companies who have supported us in the past report on increased sales, improved customer loyalty, reduced staff turnover and most of all, an overwhelming sense of pride.

If you’re not sure how your business could help us, here are a few ideas:

  • Payroll giving - Encouraging your staff to donate straight from payroll. This is an efficient, tax-free way to regularly donate to Birmingham Dogs’ Home. Donations are tax-free as they are deducted directly from the employees’ salary before tax. Donating in this way means that the value of donations can be increased by 41%.

  • Company sponsorship for marathons, fun runs, walkathons, as well as UK and overseas challenges

  • An organised dress-down day , where all employees pay a small donation to dress informally at work

  • The old classic bake sale is a proven way to raise money, by selling straight to your colleagues and collectively raising a potentially large total

  • Hosting a JustGiving page online works for a lot of businesses that want to help raise money

For more information about our corporate support packages with Birmingham Dogs’ Home, or if you’d like help generating fundraising ideas, please get in touch with us using our Contact Us page.

Gifts in Memoriam

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Gifts in Lieu of Flowers

In place of funeral flowers, monies collected can be sent to the home in memory of a loved one.

This can either be arranged by a relative or by the funeral director.

If you would like to know more, and would like to discuss further, then please contact our fundraising team on 0121 643 5018.

Petplan Insurance

Insure your pet and help Birmingham Dogs’ Home in the process

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Insure your pet and help Birmingham Dogs’ Home in the process

We have been working with Petplan for many years to provide comprehensive insurance to all our rehomed dogs. Petplan have a range of policies to choose from, including their Essential 12-month plan and signature Covered For Life™ options. Petplan’s Covered For Life™ policies renew the amount of money you have for Veterinary Fees each year which provides continuous cover for ongoing illnesses and injuries right into your dog’s old age, providing you renew your policy each year and there is no break in cover.At Birmingham Dogs’ Home, we believe that pet insurance is an important part of being a responsible pet owner and work in partnership with Petplan, the UK’s favourite pet insurance provider, to provide you with reliable insurance cover. Whilst adopting a rescued or stray dog is an exciting and rewarding time for both you and your new pet, it is also important for you to consider the financial implications should your dog suffer from any unexpected illnesses and injuries.

Birmingham Dogs’ Home believe pet insurance is part of being a responsible pet owner and we recommend Petplan who are committed to keeping pets healthy and owners happy.Many pet insurance policies exclude cover for ongoing conditions after a set period of time or once you have used up a set amount of money. This often leaves the pet owner or adopter facing veterinary bills they weren’t expecting. With a Petplan Covered For Life™ policy, you can rest assured knowing that your dog is covered year after year. In addition to the peace of mind that insurance may provide, by choosing a Petplan policy through Birmingham Dogs’ Home you are also helping to save the lives of dogs less fortunate than your own. 10% of your premium will go directly to Birmingham Dogs’ Home and a further 10% again EACH year you renew the policy.

To get a quote visit the Petplan website or contact us using our contact page.

Terms, conditions and excesses apply and may be varied on renewal. Birmingham Dogs’ Home (Registered Charity No. 222436 is an Appointed Representative of Pet Plan Limited. Petplan is a trading name of Pet Plan Limited (Registered in England No.1282939) and Allianz Insurance plc (Registered in England No. 84638). Registered office: 57 Ladymead, Guildford, Surrey GU1 1DB.

Pet Plan Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Financial Services Register No. 311969. Allianz Insurance plc is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Financial Services Register No. 121849. Pet Plan Limited is a subsidiary of Allianz Insurance plc. Petplan's trading address is: Great West House (GW2), Great West Road, Brentford, Middlesex TW8 9DX. Birmingham Dogs’ Home is not part of the Allianz (UK) Group. Email:

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