TAILS are wagging in double celebration at Birmingham Dogs Home.
Not only is the charity celebrating 125 years of re-homing dogs across the region but also the Catherine-De-Barnes centre is hosting its first open day this weekend.
Since the charity was founded in 1892, it has rescued, reunited and re-homed more than 100,000 dogs.
From its humble beginnings when land was made available by Sir Alfred Gooch Bart in New Canal Street, Birmingham to build the city’s first ever dogs home to the opening of their new £6million state-of-the-art centre in Solihull in 2015 the charity has come a long way.
To celebrate their 125th birthday, Birmingham Dogs Home has unveiled a commemorative poster featuring more than 125 dogs that the charity has re-homed, which have been sent in by their facebook followers.
Acting Chief Executive, Areika Bickerton commented: “We are delighted to celebrate our 125th birthday.
“It’s a fantastic achievement how far we’ve come over the years and this would not have been possible without the help of our volunteers and supporters.
“We have been overwhelmed by the support from the general public and look forward to working with our supporters and volunteers for many years to come.”
The first open day and fun dog show will be held at the centre on Catherine-de-Barnes Lane.
From 10am until 4pm on Saturday (July 22) there will be plenty on offer including a fun dog show, children’s play area, raffle, refreshments and a fundraising trailer.
Entrance fee is £1 for all.
Birmingham Dogs Home rescues, reunites and rehomes thousands of dogs every year at their Sunnyside centre in Wolverhampton and their centre in Solihull.
The charity receives no government funding and solely relies on the generosity of its supporters and volunteers.
In addition to rehoming dogs, Birmingham Dogs Home has an education outreach programme which sees staff going out and about in the local community, visiting schools and community centres to help educate people about the work that they do and how to look after a dog.
For more information visit www.birminghamdogshome.org.uk