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Our Mission

Birmingham Greyhound Protection (BGP) was set up in June 2012 by myself, Kerry Elliman. After a few years of rehoming greyhounds, I could see there was a big gap, a need to help greyhounds that were not lucky enough to be put into the mainstream greyhound rescues.

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Our Vision

We want to ensure that all greyhounds have a home post racing.

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Recent Success

We have re-homed over 700 hounds!

Make a Contribution

Your small contribution makes a huge difference and encourages us to continue our work.


We have up to 40 dogs in our care at any one time. You can adopt as many as you can fit on your couch!

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Fostering is a really fulfilling thing to do. It feels great to know you are preparing a dog for their forever home.

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There are so many ways you can volunteer. Head over to our volunteer page to see if you can help.

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Featured Dogs

A small collection of dogs we have waiting for their forever home.

BGP Events

Come and meet us and the hounds at one of these events.

BGP Dog Walk

Bring your dogs along to join the kennel dogs for a wintery walk and burn off some mince pies!

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Birmingham Wildlife Festival

Ourselves and our sister rescue CCR have a stall at this event to raise awareness and sell merchandise. Victoria Square is a prime city centre location and attracts a constant footfall to our event. Put this together with our new management committee created for 2017, higher profile publicity, and professional organisation, and we are truly … Continued

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Adopt our dogs and help us to help them

Make a difference and set an example of adopting a rescue dog.

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BGP News

Find what our volunteers are doing as well keeping up to date with Birmingham Greyhound Protection

7 December

This is the industry’s idea of a joke. What’s not very funny for the racing industry is that people are listening and boycotting greyhound racing.  Greyhound Racing Integrity Ireland used a Nellie Doodles piece of artwork (without her permission) and edited it to suit their own ends. Whilst it’s annoying for any artist to have … Continued

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3 December

Ardfert Thunder is a black male racing greyhound born and bred in Ireland. His owner, Noel Clifford, felt it was okay to sell this boy to China for racing and breeding. China has no welfare laws for animals and greyhounds are being pulled from slaughter houses and meat trucks every day now in China by … Continued

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BGP Success Stories

Make a difference.

40 Dogs Waiting
800 Adopted

Our Partners

We work closely with other rescues and greyhound organistaions.

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Candy Cane Rescue

Candy is our sister site and rescues Greyhounds from the China meat trade.

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Get in touch

If you have any questions about BGP feel free to contact us.

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