College joins forces with Birmingham Dogs Home

7th December 2023

Solihull College & University Centre is continuing to show its commitment to Birmingham Dogs Home by becoming a Silver Business Patron.

The partnership will ensure the current close relationship between the College and charity can continue to grow and evolve. Birmingham Dogs Home (BDH) receives no government funding and relies on donations and partnerships with organisations such as the College to continue making a positive impact on the lives of dogs.

Cooper the dog with college and Birmingham Dogs home staff
L-R Claire Powell, Sophie Evans, Corporate Partnerships officer from BDH, Rachel Frost, Digtal Marketing and Events officer from BDH and Nadia Davies from the College's employer services team with Cooper the Ambassadog

Head of School for Animal Welfare & Veterinary Nursing, Claire Powell, is delighted with the partnership. She comments: “We are thrilled to be partnering with such a brilliant charity, with a focus on the welfare of all the homeless dogs in their care. We look forward to continuing our support for the great work they do and spreading the word about Birmingham Dogs Home. This partnership will allow vital opportunities for our students to gain insight into the charity and we already have lots of exciting plans to develop these links and opportunities for our students across all levels of our curriculum”.

The College has been a dedicated supporter of Birmingham Dogs Home for several years, actively participating in fundraisers and providing free venue hire for the charity’s events. As part of the ongoing support, the College is organising a Christmas Fair on Thursday 7th December, coupled with a Christmas Jumper day, to raise funds.

The Animal Welfare staff and students are also organising their annual Christmas Collection for the dogs and will attend the Catherine-de-Barnes Centre later in December to distribute the items.

They will also have a talk from the BDH team about the essential work of the home and current welfare pressures they face. Additionally, the College is set to host the charity’s beloved Santa Paws event on Saturday 9th December.

Students and staff with Cooper the dog outside the college
Students are looking forward to the partnership

Sophie Evans, the charity’s Corporate Partnerships Officer, comments: “Solihull College & University Centre has been a dedicated supporter of Birmingham Dogs Home for many years. We are thrilled to welcome them as a BDH Silver Business Patron and are excited to see where our ‘pawtnership’ leads.”

Birmingham Dogs Home aims to rescue, reunite and rehome over 2500 homeless dogs every year.

Find out more about the College’s Animal Welfare & Veterinary Nursing courses: Animal Welfare & Veterinary Nursing courses