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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Ted arrived on Friday 27th May 2011
Went to his new home on Saturday 25th June 2011.

Ted's arrival and a brief history
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Ted is a young black greyhound who simply wouldn't chase anything so came to us to foster until we find him a new forever home. Ted was born on the 29th October 2009 and walks lovely on the lead. He is house trained, neutered, inoculated and microchipped. We've been told he's a quiet natured dog and because of his temperament we believe he will be okay with other breeds of dogs and possibly even cats, but this we will need to assess once he's settled. Ted, bless him, is quite nervous of people approaching him and will drop to the ground as you go to him, but gentle persuasion and he will stand. We are working with him on this so he will come to understand there is no need to worry because all people will want to do is stroke and cuddle him, which is nice!

Went to his new home on Saturday 25th June 2011.

Ted's Diary
27th May 2011
Ted didn't have a name as such and we were told the varience of his racing name they used in the kennels to diferenciate him from the other dogs he didn't understand. After a bit of thought we decided to call him Ted. Ted travelled well in the car on his way here, met our greyhounds in the garden then came in the house and as he arrived at feeding time we fed him as well. We fed him while still on the lead as he was very wary of us and all the strange comings and goings and wanted to eat the food in Solo's dish rather than his own. He ate his food well once he realised which was his dish, then Stuart took him on the lead around the garden to do his toilet - nothing, not a drop!
Back inside the house we hooked his lead to the hook by the kitchen fire and placed a dog bed there. At first Coaly decided to sleep there and Ted stood by the side, but after a while Coaly moved and Ted lay on the bed and that is where he stayed for the next few hours!
28th May 2011
Never heard a peep out of Ted all night and this morning he was up with the others wanting to go in the garden. Sadly in trying to avoid us in the rush he never realised the glass conservatory door so went with a bit of a bang and a tiny bit of hair came off where he caught it on something. Outside he did all his toilet and was the first back at the door wanting to come in.
29th May 2011
Ted was really good again last night and happily went in the garden with the others to do his toilet. When we give the other dogs attention he will come to us for a stroke as well, not into cuddles just yet and if we put our hand forward to stroke him he will back off so we have to wait for him to come to us then he's okay. Day 1 we got a tiny flicker of a tail wag, day 2 the tail wag extended to a couple of inches or so and today, - day 3 he's wagging his tail properly, not a lot but he gave us a lovely greeting as we got all the collars and leads out to take them for a walk. He's getting there and once he regains his confidence he will become a lovely affectionate dog.
This evening after our walk where we saw a lamb in the grass verge which he saw but then treated as if it didn't exist we took him in the pub where he said hello to a couple of Spaniels. Again, had a sniff then ignored.
9th June 2011
Yesterday was my birthday, but what with one thing and another we didn't go out, so this evening we went for a meal. Having left all the dogs in the house we thought they would be okay, but we came back to find paper chewed on the floor. We believe it was Ted as none of the others, who have been with us a while have shown these tendencies. He left all my accounts paperwork as I left it and chose a brand new note book I'd planned to use today, but hadn't had the chance. The note book was in shreds all over the floor, so in future Ted will be coming with us whenever we both go out until he is slightly less nervous and understands what 'stay there, back soon' means.
24th June 2011
This morning Stuart went to collect Ace who Ted was kennelled adjacent to not long ago. She has come to us specifically to be re-homed with Ted tomorrow because she has the perfect temperament to help him gain confidence and overcome his fears. When Ace walked through the garden gate and met our greyhounds Ted was higher up the garden, but when he saw her he came running down to see her, tail wagging, not concerned that Stuart was there, because all he wanted to do was say hello to Ace. Tail wagging he gave her a sniff and a lick on the face, and from his body language - yes, he certainly remembered Ace!
25th June 2012
Its a year today since Ted and Ace were rehomed and their owner is sending us an update on how things are, but everything sounds well.
17th January 2013
We heard today that Ted and Ace are doing wonderfully, we would not recognise Ted now. He has grown, and he is no longer the shy quiet dog he was, he can be very vocal and quietly forceful, and is no longer intimidated by Ace. He enjoys a good run and together with Ace they have become expert rabbit hunters. Ace is a bit dismayed that Ted no longer does as she says all the time and comes and tells her owner that he isn’t! She is doing just fine and has developed a relationship with Ted and they understand each other perfectly now. She can be a drama queen when she wants. They have developed a routine for the day and don’t they know it if that get disrupted!
To say that they do not regret for one fraction of a second taking them on, they are now part of the family as well as the extended family in the local pub!
23rd December 2013
We received a Christmas card today from the owners of Ted and Ace letting us know both are well, and they find their new life of staying in hotels the very best. They go everywhere with their owners as they go about their work and both Ted and Ace know the routine, along with many of the staff in the hotels they regularly stay at.
12th December 2014
With our Christmas card this year came updated news of Ted and Ace. Ted has really come on and we wouldn't recognise him as the dog he was when here. He is still not overly confident around other dogs, not to mention sheep or cows, who think he is a sheep dog! but he plays, sings and talks to you. Ace likes to boss him about but he takes no notice and they miss each other if parted for any reason, the one at home being very down until they are re-united again.
They have acquired two new greyhound friends who sometimes stay over. Other than that, Ace is very much the same as she has always been and is still very protective of Ted when required.
16th December 2015
We received a Christmas card today with the news that Ted and Ace have 2 new companions, not planned, but the result of a broken relationship. After an initial re-organisation of the pack hierarchy they are now a happy pack of 4. The new ones are called Holly & JD (a saluki/greyhound x). Now they are settled Ted has leapt forward in confidence and the pack will do anything for each other.

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Black Greyhound
In our garden
18th June 2011

Blue and black greyhounds
Ace with Ted
in their new home together
29th June 2011

Blue and black greyhounds
. . . and again.

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