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

Peggy arrived on 4th April 2009
Went to her new home on Thursday 23rd April 2009

Peggy's arrival and a brief history
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Peggy is a small white and brindle ex-racing Greyhound who was found as a stray and brought into Greyhound Rescue. As no one knew her name she was named Peggy but for reasons later explained her name was changed to Kate then changed back to Peggy. She is spayed, inoculated and microchipped. Peggy has a long racing history and walks nicely on the lead, travels well in the car, is okay with other dogs, doesn't appear to be bothered about cats and is a very loving Greyhound.
Peggy's Diary
4th April 2009
Stuart collected Peggy this afternoon from a Dumfriesshire & Cumbria Greyhound Rescue representative and because she already has a potential home he drove her over to see her potential new owner on the way back here. Her new owner seemed pleased with her but said she didn't like the name Peggy so could we call her Kate until she came to live with her permanently so she could get used to it.
5th April 2009
Kate's potential new owner called in this afternoon and took her for a walk so she could get to know her better.
18th April 2009
Kate is really settled, has no problems, wags her tail a lot and loves being in the garden where she will lay in the sunshine for ages. She often sleeps next to Bobby and Indi on the settee and enjoys her visits to the pub and to everyone saying hello to her.
If we have bed and breakfast guests staying in the room with the balcony Kate can often be found by the fence waiting for them or their dogs to appear on the balcony so she can say hello to them. She adored the greyhound we had staying the other day and although the greyhound was shy, she was slowly bringing him out of his shell and he was becoming more relaxed as his stay progressed - she's a little charmer!
19th April 2009
Kate is a very happy loveable little girl who loves cuddles and wags her tail a lot. She's a pleasure to have and nice to have on that is easy to look after and with no issues for a change.
21st April 2009
Kate's potential owner phoned this morning to say that after a lot of thought a greyhound is not for her so Kate will be staying with us a while longer.
23rd April 2009
This morning Pauline who had Jack and now has Major and Sky came and collected Kate and Sadie and took them with her to Barrow-in-Furness. Kate to be re-homed with a couple who lived a couple of doors down the road from her and who wanted a companion for their greyhound called Lucy and Sadie, so she could attend the 'Meet a Greyhound' day on Saturday in case there may be anyone interested in her.
24th April 2009
Received a call from Pauline letting us know that Kate was fine, settled instantly in her new home with Lucy and her new owners were thrilled to bits with her so it looks as if she has found her forever home. However, they like the name Peggy much better than Kate so have changed her name back to Peggy!
15th November 2009
We heard this evening that Peggy went to the vet recently and had a corn removed from one of her pads. It was quite a large one so she's been visiting the vet for the dressing to be changed and for him to keep an eye on its progress. Its been weeping a bit and last Friday one stitch was removed with the other coming out in a couple of days time. Her owner says poor Peggy's getting a bit frustrated because she hasn't had a decent run for weeks and can only have short walks on the grass verge. Peggy's not too happy about this so the sooner her foot heals the happier everyone will be.
28th June 2010
Received an email this evening containing a photograph of Peggy fast asleep on her bed with her head on her companion Lucy's back. It's so lovely when two living together feel so comfortable together that they can cuddle - not all of them do!
7th August 2010
We saw Peggy this lunch time - we had all met with a view to meeting Ken Woodacre who does ousteopath and chiropractor type work with dogs and he's seen and corrected many an issue found with our foster dogs as a result of racing etc. He was going to examine the greyhounds we brought with us and amongst them was Peggy. Peggy was finding it uncomfortable in the car and has an awful limp when walking on hard surfaces. When she walks on grass it isn't too bad and when I met her she didn't look happy at all - no tail wags and no recognition. She was obviously in pain and is on Metacam at the moment to ease things. The vet at first thought her limping was the corn coming back but they couldn't see anything. She's had an x-ray and no arthritus was seen nor was anything untoward found with her bones. The vet thinks it may be a problem with her shoulder because when they massage it she is much happier for a couple of days then she is back struggling again. The vet wants her to undergo an operation on her shoulder to see what the problem is, but her owners aren't keen on this idea and before she does we wanted Ken to check her over incase she's twisted a shoulder muscle or something and it was something he could correct. Peggy, from the day she arrived with us had a slight limp if walked too much and when the corn was discovered and removed everyone thought that was her sorted, but it's not the case. When we arrived at the venue all seemed deserted and when we phoned Ken he said he had been in the area last week and would be in the area again in three weeks time. We were all gutted because we could have brought Peggy and the other dogs to see him last week and now she has to wait another three weeks. I don't know how the error in the dates occurred because we've been seeing Ken for over six years on and off and this was the first time something like this has happened. I felt rather upset, out of sorts and angry with myself most of the day because I don't like to see greyhounds in pain when we can help and somehow today we slipped up.
11th September 2010
We received an email today letting us know that Peggy's corn is bothering her again so she is going to the vet in a couple of day to have it removed.
23rd September 2010

We received an email today letting us know that the corn Peggy had removed a while ago has come back as Ken Woodacre said, so after much discussion with the vet it was thought best that the toe be removed. I know it sounds rather drastic but all concerned thought if it gave Peggy a better quality of life then it is for the best. She had the operation recently and today we heard she was fine, but had to go back to the vet the following day because her foot was bleeding badly so the vet stopped it and replaced the dressing.
25th September 2010
We heard today that Peggy's foot is much better. She still has the bandage on following her operation, but she's walking better, more content to walk on concrete and is beginning to play again.
24th February 2011
We received some sad news today because Lucy who lives with Peggy and whose lump on her stomach was removed and sent off for tests a few days ago came back showing there were cancerous cells in it. Her owners are taking things day by day and Lucy is going to the vets on a monthly basis to keep an eye on things.
8th January 2012
Since Lucy died a short while ago Peggy has been missing her dreadfully so Pauline and Colin have been taking her for walks with their greyhounds to keep her company. Peggy's owners would love another greyhound to keep her company, but at the moment health issues doesn't make it practical.
Bobby with Kate in the garden
Bobby with Kate in the garden
17th April 2009

Bobby with Kate and Indi in the garden
Indi, Kate and Bobby enjoying the
sunshine in our garden
17th April 2009

Peggy's first day
Peggy's first day in her
new home
23rd April 2009

Peggy with Lucy
Peggy and Lucy enjoying
the sunshine in their garden
Summer 2009

Peggy in her garden
Summer 2009
Peggy with Lucy
Peggy cuddling up to Lucy
June 2010

Peggy with Lucy
and again - June 2010

Peggy with Lucy
and again - 2010

Recovering from her operation
September 2010

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