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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Below is one of the 82 dogs we fostered for Dumfriesshire & Cumbria
Greyhound Rescue between July 2004 and the 5th December 2009.
On the 9th December 2009 we became the SOUTH LAKES branch
of the Retired Greyhound Trust for whom we are now foster

Amber arrived on Saturday 19th May 2007
Went to her new home on Thursday 24th May 2007

Amber's arrival and a brief history
Amber was born on the 23rd March 2003 so is a 4 year old ex-racing brindle bitch who came into 'Rescue' as a stray. She weighs 73½ lbs (33.4k) and has a toe missing on her back right foot. Amber is house trained, spayed, inoculated and microchipped. She is very laid back but likes to have her mad moments with the others as she loves to play. She walks nicely on the lead, travels well in the car and from what we know of her so far she is okay with other dogs but we are still monitoring this. Amber isn't suitable for a home with cats.
Amber's Diary
19th May 2007
Amber arrived this morning with Jack and because Stuart was out at work all day and I was going to be on my own I introduced them to Bobby and Indi then shut myself in the kitchen with Jack and Amber so I could keep an eye on them. Spent the whole day ironing, mending and letting both dogs into the garden every hour to commence house training and avoid accidents in the house. Amber was very nervous and whimpered on and off most of the time so needed reassurance with an occassional cuddle then she would settle and go and lay on one of the beds I put in the kitchen. She was on the lead most of the time in the garden but by the end of the day I started letting her off to wander around and that seemed to settle her better.
20th May 2007
Amber was very wary of going upstairs last night but once up she soon settled to one of the beds in our bedroom and we never heard a sound from her till this morning when she wanted out in the garden. However, there was no way she was going down those stairs so we put her on the lead, positioned her against the wall and not the stair rails, stood next to
Amber during a calendar photoshoot
Amber during a calendar photo shoot
23rd May 2007
her to make her feel secure and Stuart gave a push to move her off the top step. She went very gingerly down and I had to watch she didn't go too fast near the bottom or jump the last few steps. Stuart was working away most of the day and this afternoon I did some gardening. Amber enjoyed wandering around close by then went into the house. A bit later I heard her bark so went inside to see what was going on - she was at the top of the stairs barking as if to say 'I want to go down, come and get me, come on, come and get me'. This time she came down with me holding her collar - well she came down, just! Unfortunately, there was also a little puddle at the top of the stairs, which was probably why she was barking and has been the only accident from her so far.
21st May 2007
Amber is so funny because she still won't come downstairs on her own, she just hasn't got the courage so stands at the top and barks at you to come and get her. She no longer prances about at the top when you reach her which makes it easier to take hold of her collar to lead her down and as soon as you stand next to her she walks down by your side.
Amber discovered the toy box this morning and along with Jack made quite a mess emptying it then running mad around the bedroom to be turfed outside to carry on in the garden. Amber is quite a laid back dog but oh, she does love to play and discovered a cuddle on the bed is something not to be missed when the opportunity arises.
22nd May 2007
We tried to ignore Amber today barking at the top of the stairs asking us to guide her down in the hope she would join us of her own accord as we had visitors and she wanted to be where everyone else was. She was fine going upstairs with them but a bit iffy when it came to coming down again. Our visitors were very good because when they came down they would walk next to her but not hold her to encourage her to come down on her own. By the end of the day she actually came down on her own a couple of times but we don't think she's there yet.
Amber came to the pub with us tonight where she was very good, lay on the floor a while and enjoyed meeting everyone.
23rd May 2007
This morning was an early start to Fell Foot Park by Lake Windermere to do a photoshoot for the 2008 safety calendar. As we drove down their drive we were met by loads of rabbits on the lawns. All the dogs saw them at the same time and oh! weren't they alert. Amber knew exactly what they were and when we took her from the car to take the photographs she was keen to see where they were. We think the rabbits were mad or stupid as they kept coming onto the lawns in front of the dogs who thought it was Christmas. We had to keep walking up the paths to scare the rabbits back into the bushes so we could do our work. It was an interesting photo shoot and we had to be very careful doing the photographs to ensure the people helping us never let go of the dogs. Amber had to walk with the model up and down the same spot a few times till we got the picture right. By the end she looked a little fed up but the look on her face was perfect. Although the picture above shows just Amber the full picture will be appearing in the calendar.
24th May 2007
This morning a couple from the Barrow area came to visit Amber with a view to adopting her. She gave them a nice welcome, enjoyed a cuddle then lay on the floor by their feet and slept. Needless to say we did the paperwork for they adopted her and took her home with them. It was quite sad to see Amber drive off in their car as she was so lovely and we never really had her long enough to enjoy her properly, however, we hope Amber has a long and happy life with her new family.
26th May 2007
Heard this evening that Amber was settling, she whimpered a bit to begin with but soon stopped when stroked as she did with us and is getting better all the time.
3rd June 2007
Amber visited this afternoon with her new owners to collect another two beds for her - she now has four (one in the car and three in the house). Amber knew where she was and after saying hello to everyone ran around the garden with the others. She looked really well and happy and Jack was over the moon at seeing her again.
23rd March 2008

23rd March 2009

23rd March 2010
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