Birmingham Dogs Home
‘Enabling us to find them fantastic, new and loving homes.’
Birmingham Dogs Home rescues, reunites and re-homes lost, abused and abandoned dogs from across the West Midlands.
What is Birmingham Dogs Home?
The charity started in 1892 because there was an increase in the number of stray dogs in the Birmingham area and nowhere for them to go. With the help of local volunteers, the charity was then able to help all the stray and abandoned dogs around Birmingham and beyond.
Birmingham Dogs Home had over 2,700 stray and abandoned dogs come into their care in 2018, many of which required urgent medical attention.
The dogs in residence at Birmingham Dogs Home receive care and medical attention, getting walked regularly and enjoying their very own enrichment activities but, ultimately, the charity aim to rehome their dogs into loving homes.
The charity also has an outreach programme, where they visit schools and colleges to talk about looking after dogs, and how to be safe around them.
If successful, what will you use your LoveBrum funding for?
Birmingham Dogs Home hope to use the funding to purchase an ultrasound scanner. This would enable the charity to diagnose illnesses in newly arrived dogs a lot more quickly, as this is a non-invasive procedure which can detect pregnancies and abnormalities in vital organs such as the kidneys, liver, bladder and heart. This would mean the dogs could be treated back to full health as soon as possible, without having to leave the site to visit the vet.
Cost of project
Where can people go to find out more about Birmingham Dogs Home?
Rachel Frost, Community Fundraiser
Tel: 0121 643 5211