On Thursday, 25th January, some of our team and trustees, Catriona Curtis and Jill Naylor, had the privilege of attending Birmingham Dogs Home to open their new behaviour unit and training centre.
Dogs with behavioural issues find it difficult to cope in a busy, noisy kennel environment, so the new 500 sq. metre wing at Birmingham Dogs Home includes eight purpose-built spacious kennels where dogs with a variety of issues can receive special care. For anxious or reactive dogs, it can mean their stay in rescue drops from months to weeks, as the new unit offers them the freedom, space and quiet to learn new behaviours. In their new environment, traumatised dogs transform into loving pets ready for their new home.
The charity cares for dogs from across the Midlands, looking after up to 200 at a time at centres in Solihull and Wolverhampton, which are currently over capacity.
We proudly awarded Birmingham Dogs Home with £240,000 in 2021 towards this centre. The new facility looks impressive and is already making a massive difference to the dogs in their care that need extra support, giving them the space and environment to help them on their journey into a forever-loving home.
Amy Angus, Head of Charity at Pets Foundation, says, “We can only support organisations like this because of our generous supporters, who help us create a better world for pets and the people who love them, so thank you.”