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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Stella arrived on Saturday 6th August 2011
Went to her new home on Friday 9th September 2011
Sadly Stella passed away on Wednesday 23rd January 2013 when she was
killed instantly by a car as she ran across the road after an urban fox.

Stella's arrival and a brief history
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View Stella's pedigree

White & Brindle Greyhound
Stella is a small white and brindle greyhound who weighs just 20.8k. She was born on the 22nd June 2009 and is a very friendly loveable girl who enjoys playing, is house trained, travels well in the car, is fine with children and from what we know of her so far is okay with other breeds of dogs, but this we are still assessing. Stella lived in a house for eight months prior to coming here and had 9 pups on the 1st June 2011 so will be spayed during September once everything has settled down again.
Stella's Diary
6th August 2011
This afternoon Pauline collected Stella and took her back to her house where she was going to keep her overnight before bringing her to us.
7th August 2011
This afternoon Pauline and Colin brought Stella over to us so we could confirm her earmark and for us to foster until she finds her forever home.
9th September 2011
This afternoon Stella's new owner called and collected her, and after completing all the paperwork drove off with her in the back of their car to her new home where we hope she will have a long and happy life.
10th September 2011
An email arrived this evening from Stella's new owners letting us know she is a sweetheart. She has rapidly got the hang of her bed, having to be taken downstairs to her bed only once, and remained there, or waited at the bottom of the stairs overnight . They were a bit concerned that she hadn't had a wee, but when they got up at 4.40am they took her out, and she went straight away. She was hesitant to eat at first, but ate all, once she knew it was hers. She has hardly bothered about the stitches following being spayed, and the vet trip went without a problem.
Initially her breathing was rapid, which was nerves, but by mid evening she slept soundly while they sat reading. She has had the occasional whimper which they ignored.
They took her out for a walk, and were delighted with how well she responded to their "lead training". At first she seemed super sensitive to any noise or movement, again a new environment and nerves, but after 15 minutes she was very calm. A big dog galloped past and she wasn't too bothered. She has met their neighbourss Beagle happily. She coped well with the early morning and much lighter traffic in the area, but it will be a long while till they subject her to the busy times, which they tend to avoid themselves.
Stella has shown little inclination in the sofas, and remained in her bed when they ate, as she can see them easily in the kitchen.
She seems to like various bed postures for her photographs - mainly stretched out, but ocassional curled up!
19th September 2011
We heard today that Stella went to the vets to have the stiches out and she didn't bat an eyelid at either that or her second injection. She continues to be a treasure, admired by all the locals and visitors. They seem to stop and chat with lots of people since walking her! She loves saying hello to other dogs, handles the less friendly and disinterested ones calmly, and has been very patient with tiny puppies who scrabble up her legs in excitement. She has the occasional sniff at people and is willing to say a quick hello, but isn't as interested. The only thing she seems to show any dislike to are cats! She hasn't chased any, but her body posture is quite different when she sees one.
Her new owners now recognise lots of different behaviours both in her and other dogs, which is very helpful. She has coped well with a trip to the supermarket, being left for increasing minutes, up to ten. She has been a bit anxious after one owner spent a day at work (although she had the other for company), but the RGT leaflet we left was helpful, and she has been far better a day later when they were out a couple of hours.
Stella walks pretty well on the lead, considering, and if its a familiar route, she is so much more settled. Having said that, we have gradually increased her exposure to people and road traffic, even the train station, all of which she takes in her stride. They haven't done much training as yet, wanting everyone to get used to each other. She certainly understands wait and leave, now pauses to wait to be told to cross the road, will release chews, toy and food bowl readliy. They are teaching her come and she is willing to try to get it right, which is delightful.
Her owner has made her a dog sofa, which she loves!
Christmas 2011
We received a lovely Christmas card from Stella's owners letting us know that Stella is doing really well. They are delighted with her, and they think she is fond of them too! She is a real treasure.
22nd June 2012
31st January 2013
We received an email today from Stella's owners with some very sad news. It read:
"Dave and I wanted to let you know heartbreakingly sad news about Stella. She was killed last Wednesday evening. Instantly by a car.
We were down in London, and going into the van for an early eve. Stella was off the lead, as I thought the van was on the road outside the house. By the time I realised otherwise, Stella was looking at an urban fox on the pavement in front of us.
She took off after it before I realised what was happening, and followed it over to the other side of the road. There were cars parked on each side, only single car space, and on the usually quiet road, she ran directly into an on- coming car.
She died in my arms.  We kept her with us in the van overnight, and the next day Chris and Nicola, our daughter and son in law had found out about a pet crematorium in Essex. We took her there, a lovely place, and brought her ashes home with us that day.
The horrendous physical heart ripping pain is subsiding, we are both very very sad, and feel we (I in particular) let her down.
Dave and I are wanting to grieve in the same way, talking about her all the time, crying together, and feeling in it together, which is helping enormously. We have talked so much about her, and every memory is a happy one, she brought so much love and joy into our lives. Everyday she seemed happy and to enjoy, and she never heard a cross word from us without good reason.( sheep)
I miss her happy face, her company and her joyful kisses. She had learned to play and even a gentle rough and tumble with me. Everyone we met agreed how lovely she was. Dave misses her especially out running whch she did so enthusiastically. We are so sad she was robbed of the right to get creaky and cranky, and so grateful to her for being with us a while." Fiona

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in our garden
17th August 2011

. . . and again.

Greyhound asleep
Fast asleep in her new home
9th September 2011

Greyhound asleep
and again.
9th September 2011

Greyhound asleep
March 2012


Sadly Stella passed away on
Wednesday 23rd January 2013
after being hit by a vehicle.

Run free pretty little Stella.
Too young to leave us,
Too young for cuddles to stop.
Gone you may be, but you will
remain in our hearts forever.
Rest in Peace sweetheart.

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