Birmingham Dogs Home celebrates 130 years of caring - The Solihull Observer

Birmingham Dogs Home celebrates 130 years of caring

Solihull Editorial 23rd Mar, 2022   0

2022 is a very special year for Birmingham Dogs home as this much-loved Midlands charity is celebrating 130 years of caring for lost and homeless dogs across the region.

Established in 1892 in the heart of Birmingham, the charity’s history is interwoven with decades of change for the Midlands, providing a vital service through two World Wards, times of economic hardship and more recently a pandemic.

Their 130th birthday is being marked this month by the opening of a new in-house veterinary clinic at their rescue centre near Solihull, which will help the charity to provide the highest levels of medical care to the 2000+ dogs that come into their centres every year.

The new veterinary team at Birmingham Dogs Home

Following the official opening of the new clinic by the Mayor of Solihull, Councillor Ken Meeson and Mr John Wheatley, Chairman of Birmingham Dogs Home, supporters and adopters are invited to join the charity for a “Big Birthday Paw-ty”.

Dog lovers are invited to support the charity by buying a ticket to bring along their four-legged friends for a special afternoon of doggie themed fun and enjoy the lovely surrounding of their Catherine-deBarnes home, where the charity relocated to in 2015.




The charity will be fundraising with a “130” theme throughout the year, to raise essential funds, and is encouraging business teams to enter two big birthday challenges to lend their support.

You can join the BDH team for a Malvern Hills Marvellous Mutt Walk on 24th April or a more challenging Snowdon Sunset climb on 29th October.


Head of Fundraising, Fi Harrison said:

“We are so proud to be celebrating this milestone for our charity and for animal welfare in the Midlands. We do not receive any government funding and are entirely reliant on the local community and business supporters to operate.

“We have a range of activities to suit everyone throughout our birthday year and we hope local businesses will enjoy taking part in these challenges and become part of our history as well as our future.”

To find out more about Birmingham Dogs Home and their 130-year celebrations, visit: birminghamdogshome.org.uk

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