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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Fostering and homing greyhounds in the South Lake District, Cumbria

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May arrived on Monday 4th October 2010
Went to her new home on Thursday 7th October 2010

May's arrival and a brief history
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Greyhound at Wasdale Show
May is a sweet little black ex-racing greyhound who was born on the 22nd April 2008. She is house trained, inoculated, spayed and microchipped. Being cat friendly, she walks nicely on the lead, travels well in the car and from what we've been told she is alright with other breeds of dogs.

May at Wasdale Show
Autumn 2010
May's Diary
4th October 2010
This morning Stuart collected two new greyhounds, one of which was May. They both travelled well in the car and met our greyhounds with no problems. Having walked them both around our garden so they could do their toilet we then took some photographs of them, then brought them into the house. When Julia arrived she took Nicole home with her to foster while we kept May.
5th October 2010
May is such a little sweetie, has really settled in and is a pleasure to have. She's been going freely into the garden with the others all day and has enjoyed playing with the toys in the toy box.
This evening May's potential new owners called in to see her and made arrangements to pick her up in a couple of days time.

7th October 2010

This lunchtime May's new owner called to collect her and once all the paperwork and adoption items were complete May jumped in the back of the car and off she went to her new home where we hope she has a long and happy life.
8th October 2010
Received a telephone call today letting us know that May is doing fine. Since she arrived she's met the cat about three times and all has been well.  Her owner thinks she is frightened of the cat, which hissed at her the first time she met and now May shakes everytime the cat walks in the room, bless her.
12th October 2010
We received an email to
day from May's new owners letting us know that May has been out and about quite a few places and they are pleased to say she has behaved impeccably with other dogs and new situations, but she still doesn't feel relaxed enough to do her toilet on a walk and will only go in the garden so far on their return!  
May has settled nicely and her new owner is no longer sleeping downstairs  (managed 2.5 nights!). They are also able to leave her alone in the house (30 mins to date) and have not had any chewing or accidents.  May hasn't eaten the cat yet although she will give a little chase when she is giddy, but responds well to a "leave" or to the production of the water spray bottle!.   They are starting dog training tomorrow night and they are really looking forward to that. 
Recently they attended Wasdale show where they entered May into the childrens pet competition,  they think she should have won a prize but the judge was into gun dogs!.    May is a great dog.
5th December 2010
Today was the South Lakes branch of the Retired Greyhound Trust's first Christmas Fair to celebrate it's first anniversary. Despite the weather many of our ex-foster dogs attended the event and came to see us. Amongst them was May and her owners. It had been snowing outside and May looked well in her nice hi-visibility jacket that not only made her stand out, but kept her warm.
10th June 2014
Yesterday Jess's owners met May on Bardsea beach with her owners and they said she is a great dog and always makes them laugh when she runs.
A few pictures of May after
she went to her new home

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Black Greyhound
Helping with the homework
Autumn 2010

Black Greyhound
Visiting Coniston Copper Mines
Autumn 2010

Black Greyhound
and again . . .

Black Greyhound
and again . . .

Black Greyhound
Coniston Copper Mine
Autumn 2010

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Why are those sheep there?
Autumn 2010
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Wasdale Show
Autumn 2010

Black Greyhound
Wasdale Show
Autumn 2010
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Parade ring at
Wasdale Show
Autumn 2010

Black Greyhound
Parade ring at
Wasdale Show
Autumn 2010
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