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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 Quiz Night

BGP QUIZ NIGHT! Get recruiting! PM me if you’re coming and who’s on your team. Bring food to share and more importantly, bring your own drinks!  £5 to enter will be collected on the night

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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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Netherton Park Fun Day

BGP has a stall at this fab event. Here’s what’s going on… Area 1 Main Stage Indian Food Ice Cream  Face Painting Classic English Food Ground Coffee Stall Tropical Ice Slushes Caribbean Cuisine Jacket Potato Stall Hot Doughnut Stall Craft Stands Side Stalls Henna Body Art Police Display Cake Stall Sweet Shop Craft Stalls Ferret … Continued

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Cradley Women Chainmakers’ Festival

BGP have a stall at this event. Cradley Heath High Street from 11am-5pm free celebrations – The iconic heart of the famous struggle where the Chainmakers worked, lived – and fought their successful ten week dispute to secure a minimum wage for their sector. A family friendly street festival involving market stalls, fun fair rides, … Continued

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Halesowen Carnival & Music Festival

BGP have a stall at this event. There will also be music and food and drink stalls. Come and say hi!

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Hilton Party on the Park

Come along and join the party! BGP has a stall at this event.

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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

15 April

Thank you to Miriam Payne for inviting us along to your book signing at Waterstones in Birmingham! Thank you to everyone who came to see us, we loved meeting you all. Ramsey and Blue, the book’s protagonists, were also at the signing and loved all the attention they got. A percentage of the book sales … Continued

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7 April

Birmingham Greyhound Protection went and did a talk and meet and greet session at a dementia cafe. The people we were visiting were really happy and excited to meet the dogs. Magic from the Canidrome tried to make it all about her giving everyone kisses and hugs ❤️❤️ Gilly also came along with Lister who … 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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