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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Meisha arrived on Friday 16th December 2011
Went to her new home on Thursday 5th January 2012

Meisha's arrival and a brief history
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Black greyhound
Meisha is a beautiful black greyhound who has never raced. She was fostered with Pauline, Colin, their family and several other greyhounds and whippets.
Meisha was one of 9 puppies born on the 16th July 2009. She is microchipped, speyed and inoculated.
Having lived a very sheltered life she is beginning to come to terms with traffic, but walks nicely on the lead where its quiet. While with Pauline in her foster home she will be walking with one of Pauline's quieter dogs to give her confidence when out and traffic is around. She has a lovely sweet nature, enjoys cuddling up with other greyhounds and travels well in the car.

Went to her new home on Thursday 5th January 2012

Meisha's Diary
16th December 2011

We received an email later in the evening letting us know that Meisha was introduced to all Pauline and Colin's greyhounds and whippets across the gate and once they had all said hello they brought her through the garden and into the house. She settled in very well with them all and not a murmer from any of them. She was bit greedy when she was fed, but having said that we didn't know how long it had been since she was fed and it had been a long and eventful day for her. Bolting food is often expected with new dogs just arriving from kennels, but after a few days they usually settle down once they realise food is not a scarcety and comes regularly.
17th December 2011
We received an email from Pauline letting us know Meisha was in the backroom with her last night on the sofa while she was working on the computer. All the others had gone to bed and when Pauline went up she didn't follow her, so she just left her asleep. She woke up about 3am to go to the 'loo', and found Meisha asleep on Colin's bed with him and Millie, their whippet cross.
Pauline must have disturbed Meisha because she heard her go downstairs, so stairs are not a problem! With her being a new foster dog she followed her downstairs in case she wanted to go out. No, the little monkey had jumped up to see what was on the cooker and turned the gas on. She made a mental note to ensure that in future when they go out or to bed to take the knobs off the cooker! Pauline, having put the bin on the cooker out of reach decided it was probably not the best place to put it.

There was a little 'puddle' in the kitchen this morning but Pauline couldn't say for definate it was her. She has fitted in to their home very well, none of the other dogs bother her and she just wanders around exploring in and out the house.
18th December 2011
We received a phone call from Pauline letting us know the couple interested in her new foster dog would like to re-home her. They've already had a home check and Pauline is to look after her until after Christmas when she will go to her new home. She was telling us that Meisha is settling in well, loves cuddling up with the other dogs and was currently snuggled up with both Skye and Jenny.
19th December 2011
Pauline took Meisha out on her own today and not with the others. Poor Meisha was petrified and spinning on the lead as buses went past. Tomorrow she is putting her on a double lead with one of her other dogs Jessie who is a plodder and taking them out on there own. Meisha came nose to nose with a neigbour's dog on the corner, which didnt bother her at all, it was just the buses and fast cars.
21st December 2011
Pauline said that when they went to collect Meisha after she'd been spayed she was still very groggy. She has to go back on New Year's Eve at 9.30am to have her stitches out.
22nd December 2011

Meisha, following her visit to the vet to be spayed brought up lots of white flem, which may well be the anaesthetic. Apart from that she seems okay, has done some toilet, but still hasn't eaten anything as yet.
31st December 2011
Meisha is getting on well, still a little quiet, but then it has been a busy household with it being Christmas. Meisha, having just been spayed preferred laying somewhere quiet
and out of the way.
5th January 2012
Today Meisha went off to live with her new owners where we hope she will have a long and happy life. Pauline and Colin took her and the moment she was in the house she was up on their settee making herself comfortable. Meisha should settle in quite quickly as she's met her new owners on a number of occasions since she arrived into foster care with Pauline and has even had the odd day out with them so as to help her get to know them, and them know her.
8th January 2012
Heard this evening that Meisha is settling in well. She went to the beach this morning where her new owners showed her the 'white horses'. She even had a paddle and introduced herself to three black terriers in a very ladylike way, and they seemed to like her.
She had a small amount of liver, pan fried in olive oil mixed with biscuits and some dog food for her tea, then went to sleep in the living room on her own bed!!! Safety gate fixed into place, and she pinched her new owner's pink dressing gown from the pile of washing in the kitchen and brought it into the living room for her. They think she is so funny!
14th Jauary 2012
Heard that Meisha had her 2nd inoculation today.
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Black greyhound
In our garden
16th December 2011

Black greyhound
16th December 2011

Black greyhound
16th December 2011

Meisha - Black greyhound
In her new home
9th January 2012

Black greyhound
23rd April 2012

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