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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.

All dogs who come into our care go into foster homes. They are carefully assessed before going up for adoption. If you are interested in meeting one of our hounds, please contact Kerry on 07572296780 between the hours of 10am – 6pm. Whilst Kerry does her best to answer all calls, please only call outside these hours if your query is of an urgent nature. Alternatively, you can email [email protected]

Please be aware that any viewings are strictly by appointment only.


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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 1000 hounds!

Make a Contribution

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


We can 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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Sponsor a Dog

Your sponsorship makes a huge difference.

We have several long-term foster hounds in our care. Most of these dogs have long-term medical conditions, behavioural problems and are often older. Therefore they are staying under our wing for the rest of their lives. BGP pays all the costs involved in their care, which can be a lot. In particular vets bills can be very high.

Our current long term fosters are Chance, Mao, Pancho, Owen, Stitch, Jonny, George, Seamus, Phil, Brian Grandma pac, Del and Sadie.

If you would like to become a sponsor for one of our dogs, you can PayPal £30 payment for 1 year of sponsorship. Our PayPal address is [email protected] Alternatively, you can set up a standing order of £2.50 per month.

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Once you made the payment please send the proof to [email protected] We will also need £1 to cover postage.

We will normally ask for updates from our fosters at least every 3 months and that update will be passed on to any sponsors. If a dog sadly passes away, we can transfer your sponsorship to an alternative dog of your choice.

Please consider becoming a sponsor for one of our dogs!

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.

Candy Cane and BGP Walk

Please join us for a social walk. All breeds welcome.

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The Women Chainmaker’s Festival

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Birmingham Dogs Home Family Fun Day & Dog Show

More info to follow. Free car park. Tickets £2 for adults and £1 for childre.

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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

2 April

We would like to pay a tribute to Sandra Arrowsmith one of our volunteers who recently passed away. Sandra supported BGP in many way, she was fostering, home checking, transporting, fundraising, and adopted one of our hounds. This is a huge loss to our team. We are all shocked and completely devastated for her. Our … Continued

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1 April

Things are crazy right now and crazy times means crazy things are done. I hate the racing industry with a passion however I love the dogs. I had spoken with a trainer I work with about the dogs because greyhound trainers are self-employed and this crisis is going to hit them hard. They get 50p … Continued

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1 April

Poor little Missy in Ireland passed away. Poor little thing was rescued after ten years of a hard life being used for breeding but we were too late. She made  through the major surgery but struggled since having the op and with the vets not always open due to lock down it was very difficult. … 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.

The Haven Rescue

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PAWS Animal Rescue Ireland

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Minnesota Greyhound Rescue

Minnesota Greyhound Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to finding permanent, loving homes, for all Sighthounds. Our goal is to assist any Greyhound, Lurcher, Staghound, Whippet or any other Sighthound — both locally and internationally. We rescue, transport, provide medical care, adopt, and support Sighthounds in the Twin Cities, Rochester, and greater Minnesota areas. Our mission includes educating the public about the availability and suitability of Greyhounds and other Sighthound breeds as family pets.

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Galgos Del Sol

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Fast Friends Greyhound Adoption

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Greyhound Friends of New Jersey

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Candy Cane Rescue

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Get in touch

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

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