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
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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

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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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Lucy arrived on Friday 14th January 2011
went to her new home on Wednesday 26th January 2011.

Lucy's arrival and a brief history
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Bloack greyhound
Lucy is a small black ex-racing greyhound who is being fostered with Peter and Anne and their 3 other dogs - a Greyhound, Lurcher and Collie X.
Lucy was born on the 9th April 2006 and is spayed, inoculated and microchipped. She came to us via another Rescue Centre who found her wandering the Cumbrian fells a few months ago and as no one was showing interest in her and with her being a Greyhound she came to us. Just before she came to us the Rescue Centre had her spayed for us for which we are most grateful.
Lucy's Diary
13th January 2011
This morning the Animal Rescue Centre where Lucy was had her spayed for us, which was very kind of them.
14th January 2011
Today Peter and Anne collected Lucy from the Animal Rescue Centre where she had been. As they passed our house on their way home they called in so we could see her and take some photos of her, then off they went home where she will be fostered until we find her the forever home she is looking for, and so she could meet their dogs.
Later this evening we received an email from Peter and Anne letting us know Lucy seems to be settling in very well  There were a few grumbles from her when she first met their dogs - just letting them know she wasn't feeling too well and to leave her alone and not to overwhelm her. Poor Prince was sent packing when he tried to sniff her and got too close to her which he looked very upset at as he was just trying to be friendly in his quiet unassuming way!
Anyway she soon settled down and has really taken to the dolphin soft toy Pete and Anne bought for their 1st foster dog (Prince still has his stripey bug at night they bought for him all those years ago! )
As Lucy seemed very hungry she was given 2 small meals and is drinking plenty of water. they are taking her out at regular intervals and she is obliging them by doing her toilet where required! Bowels are working fine too! She is showing no interest in her operation where she was spayed , but when we saw it when she first arrived it looked a little sore and they tend to leave it alone when it's like that. Give a couple of days and it should look less red and begin to settle. Anne says she really
is a sweet little thing.
15th January 2011
Received an email from Peter and Anne letting us know Lucy had a good night after finally settling sometime after midnight. They think by that time she was exhausted after all that had happened in the last couple of days. She then stayed put until 6.45am! She obviously has not encountered stairs before but they coaxed her up one at a time so she could have a good look upstairs and was fascinated by the bathroom. They used our method of getting her down again which worked a treat and they are sure she will be going up and down on her own very soon.
She is leaving her wound alone where she was spayed, but there was a bit of chafing from her house coat so they will need to watch that tonight. It had weeped a touch so they gently wiped it over with and anticeptic wipe this morning.
Lucy is doing her toilet in a "designated " place in the garden with no problems. She walks beautifully on the lead and you hardly know you have her with you! 
You have to watch out where food is concerned; she is a real thief and Anne lost her lunch time roll this morning!  She only turned her back a few seconds! She is very hungry and attacks her food as if she hasn't eaten for days, which will settle once she gets used to the idea the other dogs won't eat her food - and likewise her growly attitude during her feeding time, so they are considering reviewing how they organise feeding four of them at least until she settles down a bit.  Lucy loves her treats and takes them very gently and will wait her turn with the others.  She responds very well to the command "No" and we have only resorted  to the water spray a couple of times. She is very tired this morning and is now fast asleep!
16th January 2011
We received an email from Peter and Anne today letting us know the couple showing an interest in Lucy called this morning to see her and all went really well. Lucy and Merlin got on just fine and they are coming back on Friday to take them both for another walk when hopefully it will be a bit drier than today!
Lucy has been so good and Peter and Anne saw her tail wagging for the first time this morning and she
was really playful which was lovely.
This afternoon her bowels were quite loose but tonight she is passing just liquid.  They gave her her dose of Drontal this morning but with them not having any problems before, with the others taking it, they are not sure whether it is that, or all the changes in her life and the accompanying stress upsetting her tummy. They did think to starve her until it settles but she is so ravenously hungry they gave her some rice with scrambled egg which always seems to settle their dogs when they have dodgy stomachs.
She seems fine in herself and was playing again later, so they have no undue concerns about her, but will keep an eye on her.
17th January 2011
We received an email from Peter and Anne letting us know that Lucy had them up 6 or 7 times in the night.  Bless her - she was so good as she let them know every time !  She was just passing brown liquid each time.
This morning she wanted to go out with the others for their first  little outing of the day and she passed a slightly less liquid yellowy motion ( that's the egg and rice ! ). They are starving her this morning although she was very keen knowing  the others were eating.  She hasn't had anything to drink since early 
yesterday evening and they are obviously aware of the danger of dehydration. They are encouraging her  to drink - so far without success -  and they have a syringe they will try her with, with just a little bit of water
at a time.
19th January 2011
The sickness and loose stools may well be an allergic reaction to the Metacam because the evening Peter and Anne didn't give it to her because of the sickness she picked up the following day. As she was feeling a bit better they gave it her again that evening and this morning she was ill again. Mulling everything over they came to this conclusion so she won't be given anymore Metacam and we shall see if things settle. Even though Lucy has only been with Peter and Anne a few days and been in kennels prior to that she hasn't had one accident in the house and has been letting them know when she wants to go out, which she does by pacing. Tonight she was a little more playful.
The area where she was spayed isn't red anymore and is healing well.
21st January 2011
Having worked out that Lucy could well be allergic to the Metacam she's been given following her being spayed we received an email today letting us know that having stopped the Metacam and putting her back onto her normal food, today Lucy is fine and her motions are back to normal  -  everyone had a very good night's sleep last night !!!
23rd January 2011
Lucy called in this afternoon with Peter and Anne so we could remove her stitches. She lay nice and quiet while we checked her over and started to remove them. However, she had 15 in total so we only to remove the ends, deciding to leave those in the middle another couple of days to be on the safeside. She was looking well and said hello to Dandy who had just arrived then went for a walk with Prince, Celt and Errie before heading off home again.
26th January 2011
This morning Lucy came here, had her remaining stitches removed and once all the adoption paperwork was completed off she went to her new home. Lucy is going to live with Merlin where we hope the two of them will have a long and happy life together.
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Black greyhound
A short time after she arrived
14th January 2011

Black greyhound
. . . and again. . .

Black greyhound
. . . and again. . .

Black greyhound
. . . and again. . .

Black greyhound
. . . and again.

Black greyhound
Settling in to her new foster home
14th January 2011

Black greyhound with Collie
Lucy making friends with Errie
15th January 2011

Merlin - Brindle Greyhound
With Merlin
Spring 2012

Black greyhound with Collie
With her new companion Rocky
29th July 2012

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