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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 800 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.

A walk around Westhope Common

Karen is organising a fundraising walk and afternoon tea with funds going 50:50 to Birmingham Greyhound Protection and Candy Cane. We will meet at Karen’s house from 10:30 ready to walk at 11:00 for a short walk ( but steep in placea) to the top of Westhope Common to see the views and then returning … Continued

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Stratford Walk

A monthly walk at Stratford Race Course.

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Langley Park Summer Festival

BGP has a stall at this event. Please come and joinus for a family day packed full of fun. Face painting, art, toyes, festival hair, handmade crafts, sports, refershemtns, and lots more included. Entry and car park free.

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The Greyt Unite 2

Candy Cane Rescue & Birmingham Greyhound Protection present ‘The Greyt Unite 2’ With the kind permission of Ros and Edward Tate to be held at: The Isle Estate | Isle Lane | SY3 8EE Shrewsbury | United Kingdom Sunday, 1 September 2019 from 10:30 to 18:00 (BST) The Greyt Unite is a meet up hosted … Continued

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Fun Dog Show- East Midlands Dog Rescue

BGP has a stall at this event. Please come and join us with your 4 legged friends for a day full of fun.

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Stratford Walk

A monthly walk at Stratford Race Course. Weather depending, updates on BGP FB page.

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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

14 April

Bring your sighthounds along to our charity playgroup day! There will be separate sessions for smaller hounds and all hounds must be muzzled for the safety of all dogs. There will also be a pro photographer on site with prints available to buy and collect on the day! Times will dependent on uptake so please … Continued

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14 May

In celebration of LoveBrum’s first ‘Impact Week’, we’re sharing the stories of the people who’ve benefited from LoveBrum’s support, demonstrating the impact LoveBrum has delivered in Birmingham. Project aim Birmingham Greyhound Protection works to rescue greyhounds from the greyhound racing industry. These dogs come to the protection in extremely poor physical and mental condition. There … Continued

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9 May

By Katie Spencer, Sky News Correspondent Joy Battley is a greyhound enthusiast but her close involvement with the sport has meant she has seen its darker side. She knows the breed well through racing her own at a track in Harlow, as well as managing Barley Kennels in Waltham Abbey – a rehoming centre for … 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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