Birmingham Dogs Home Helping dogs find happier tomorrows

Who we are

Birmingham Dogs Home was founded in 1892 to provide shelter for stray dogs in the local area who had nowhere to go. For 130 years, the charity has been at the forefront of animal welfare in the Midlands by helping stray, lost and abandoned dogs find new homes or be reunited with their worried owners.

What we do

Our mission is to rescue, reunite and rehome the lost, abused and abandoned dogs of the West Midlands and provide education in responsible dog ownership to schools and other community groups.


We accept any and all dogs in need, brought to us by dog wardens from across the Midlands and care for these animals 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year.


From the thousands of dogs we rescue every year, we are able to reunite around 500 dogs with their worried owners.


Each dog will receive the care and medical attention they need while they’re with us but, ultimately, we want them to be rehomed into loving, forever homes and live the life they deserve.

How Animal Friends has helped

Animal Friends has provided support to Birmingham Dogs Home on a number of occasions in the past to help us continue to rescue, reunite and rehome as many dogs as possible and provide the very best standards of welfare. One of their donations not only paid for a dedicated X-ray room and equipment, it also helped empower the charity to drastically enhance how we operate and the number of dogs we can help, saving tens of thousands of pounds every year in the process.

How you can help

There are lots of different ways to support Birmingham Dogs Home, whether you can fundraise, volunteer, attend an event or spread the word, you’ll be helping to provide care for a dog in need.

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