Beech Hill House
Beech Hill House B&B
Cumbria LA11 6RH

Dogs welcome, large or small, one or more. A Greyhound haven!

The voluntary work Jenny and Stuart started in July 2004 is a memorial to their darling Penny. Without her coming into their lives none of this would have happened.

Please ring for an appointment to come and see the greyhounds and have a chat. You are most welcome, but as we run a bed and breakfast it is essential you ring and arrange a date and time to visit.
T: 015395 52394

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When adopting a greyhound the suggested donation is £150.00 which goes towards neutering, inoculations, upkeep etc. Some people give a little less, while
others want to give more. We are quite flexible with this, and with this we provide:
Martingale Collar, Lead, Muzzle and 4 weeks free cover with the insurance company PetPlan

List of Greyhounds by the date they were homed with links to their diary pages
¦ 2018 ¦ 2017 ¦ 2016 ¦ 2015 ¦ 2014 ¦ 2013 ¦ 2012 ¦ 2011 ¦ 2010 ¦ 2009 ¦ 2008 ¦ 2007 ¦ 2006 ¦ 2005 ¦ 2004 ¦



Become a friend and view Our Profile to see what's happening at the branch and to follow some of our ex-foster greyhounds.

Fosterers are a valuable part of greyhound rescue in that another greyhound is living life away from the kennels and taking the first steps towards getting used to the family way of life. If you live in the South Lakes or the surrounding area and would like to foster a greyhound until we can find him or her a new home.
please contact Jenny or Stuart
T: 015395 52394 or email us for more information

Would you like to become a registered volunteer and walk a Greyhound?
Volunteers offering to take a Greyhound for a walk, an afternoon out or a stop-over play a very important role here at the branch.
please contact Jenny or Stuart T: 015395 52394 or email us for more information and to see how you can help.

for those in our care until we find them new homes.
(also pilchards in tomato sauce, sardines and tuna in oil, dog biscuits, Dentastix)

May we thank all who have donated, it's much appreciated.
Please contact Jenny or Stuart
T: 015395 52394 or email us

which is what we use for the greyhounds in our care until we find them new homes.

May we thank all who have donated, it's much appreciated.
Please deliver to:
Beech Hill House, Witherslack, Cumbria LA11 6RH

Become a VIP member and nominate Greyhound Trust South Lakes as your chosen charity.
If you nominate our branch as your charity the 'lifelines' you collect each time you make a purchase either in store or on-line will go to our branch.
Each quarter we receive a voucher to the value of the lifelines nominated to our branch which we can spend at the Kendal (Cumbria) Pets at Home store on items needed for the dogs in our care while looking for new homes. Thank you.

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Adopting Greyhounds & Lurchers

A greyhound or lurcher is for life not just for racing or working - many have been ill treated and they all deserve a second chance.

Greyhounds and lurchers are not often thought of as family pets but they make the most wonderful companions. They are friendly, gentle, loyal, good-natured, lazy, highly intelligent and adapt quickly to family life.

There are few things in life that can be as satisfying as adopting one of these beautiful dogs which will return your kindness with love and companionship.

The Top Ten Reasons
for Adopting a Greyhound

10. They don't slobber
9. They hardly shed hair.
8. They don't need very much exercise.
7. They're the fastest dogs around, but don't brag about it.
6. They are bigger couch potatoes than you are.
5. They could qualify for Mensa (most of them.....).
4. They're always unfailingly sweet and polite.
3. They don't smell like dogs.
2. They look you in the eye when you talk to them.
1. They're forever thankful to you for saving their lives!

A few more reasons
why a Greyhound needs you

1. Greyhounds, like all living creatures need love.
2. They are very loving and affectionate dogs who have never had anyone to love before you came along.
3. When they were racing they didn't get much TLC so they cannot get enough of it when they are adopted.
4. They are very co-operative and willing to learn because all they want to do is please you.
5. People have been adopting Greyhounds for many years but there are still not enough homes for all of them.
6. Greyhounds live the longest of the larger breed of dogs and most have 8 - 10 years left to live when their racing career is over. Even longer, if they didn't reach the grade to race in the first place.
7. Whilst racing they had to 'earn their keep' but never had a place that we would call 'home'.
8. Many Greyhounds have had to 'run for their lives' so they deserve time to relax in their retirement.
9. Many Greyhounds are euthanized or brutally killed when they can no longer race, which they do not deserve.
10. Others are used for 'vivisection' and medical research - what more can we say!!

Penny with Bobby in the background
There are thousands of unwanted greyhounds like Penny and Bobby needing new homes every year - they all deserve a second chance.

Benny in January 2005
Benny came into 'Greyhound Rescue' when he was seven years old but many are not wanted at a much younger age - even as pups.

Bobby and Jake on the 13th January 2005
Greyhounds like Bobby and Jake love company, a soft bed, cuddles and toys! In return they are loyal and forever grateful to you for giving them a loving home and a second chance.
Ten Greyhound Rights

1. They have the right to a life that is more than mere survival.
2. They have the right to adequate food and medical care.
3. They have the right to give and receive unconditional love.
4. They have the right to be loved and to be forgiven.
5. They have the right to a special time with their owners.
6. They have the right to socialise with other animals and people.
7. They have the right to go for walks, sit on the grass and be given fresh air.
8. They have the right to be trained so they do not become the 'prisoner' of their own behaviour.
9. They have the right to die with dignity.
10. They have the right to be remembered for the love they gave you.

Ten Things to Remember As a New Greyhound Owner

1. Give them time to learn to understand what you want of them.
2. Talk to them because even if they don't understand your words, they understand your voice.
3. Don't be angry with them for long and don't lock them up as a punishment - You have your family, friends and hobbies but they only have YOU.
4. It is crucial for their well-being that you learn to place your trust in them.
5. Remember that however you treat them they will never forget it.
6. Before you hit them remember they have teeth that can easily hurt you if they choose to bite you.
7. Before you scold them for being lazy or not doing what you ask of them, ask yourself if something might be bothering them such as them being on the wrong food or having their bed in an area they feel unhappy in.
8. A Greyhound can live to between 10 and 15 years so any separation from you will be very painful for them.
9. Love them and take care of them as they grow old - Remember you too will be old one day and will want someone to take care of you.
10. If they have to go somewhere that is 'difficult' never say "I can't bear to watch" or get someone else to go in your place - Everything is easier for them if you are with them and please remember they love you for rescuing them from a hard life or early death and will forever love YOU for that.
Jenny with Blue, Indi and Bobby at Woodstock Gardens
Jenny with Blue, Indi and Bobby at Woodstock Gardens,
Inistioge in Southern Ireland on the 9th May 2005

If you would like to know more about fostering or adopting greyhounds or how you can help raise funds or perhaps walk the dogs in the rescue kennels in your area please visit the RGT web site. If you want to know more about the RGT 'South Lakes' branch then please contact us for more information

The RGT (Retired Greyhound Trust) is a national charity and RGT SOUTH LAKES is one of many branches spread across the United Kingdom. As with all charities, donations are greatly appreciated because without your help and support we cannot achieve what has been done so far and there are many, many more greyhounds looking to us for help.

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