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

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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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Timmy arrived on Friday 2nd September 2011
Went to his new home on Saturday 24th September 2011.

Timmy's arrival and a brief history
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Brindle Greyhound
Timmy is a lovely young brindle greyhound.
A little underweight at present, he was found wandering the streets of Antim in Northern Ireland and taken to the local dog pound. Friends via Facebook contacted us regarding his plight because time was running out for him. Having contacted the Antirm Dog Pound they transferred him over to us and we arranged for a professional dog transporter to collect him from the dog pound and bring him here for us to foster him and find him his forever home. When Timmy arrived he had no name so that is the name we chose for him. He only weighed 20.2k, we will be working on this to bring him to the normal weight for his size. He has a nice, friendly, playful nature, loves resting his chin on your shoulder while being stroked and cuddled, travels well in the car and from what we've seen so far is alright with other breeds of dogs.

Timmy's Diary
31st August 2011
It was this evening that we first heard of Timmy's plight, although that wasn't his name because he didn't have one. He was in a dog pound in Northern Ireland having been found wandering the streets. No one had come forward to claim him and unless he was re-homed or taken by a rescue centre he had less than a few days before being destroyed. This we couldn't let happen, so we put word out on Facebook to see if anyone could help us transport him from the pound, across on the ferry to England then from the port to us here at Witherslack. It took some doing because the clock was ticking, and time was running out, but eventually, with the help of my Facebook friends we found a professional dog transporter who agreed, for a fee to pick him up from the pound and bring him over for us to collect.
1st September 2011
We received word this lunch time from the dog pound that our brindle greyhound had been collected and was on his way to us and confirmation of him being transferred to us was received by email.
2nd September 2011
Pauline and her friend Rose awoke very early this morning to meet the transporter at a motorway service station. The van he came in was clean and air conditioned. The gentleman said he'd fed him twice on the journey, and after a short walk where he relieved himself he jumped in the back of Rose's car for the journey back here. He stood for quite a way with his chin on Pauline's shoulder before laying down for the rest of the journey. He arrived here about 8am and stayed in the car until we'd finished doing the bed and breakfast guests their breakfast then brought him into the garden and introduced him to our greyhounds.
3rd September 2011
So we could monitor Timmy's weight gain we decided to weigh him this morning. He weighed 20.2k, and although he stands about 3" taller than Stella he is 0.6k lighter, so we need to get some weight on him.
This evening when our guests arrived Timmy jumped up to the gate between the conservatory and the hall so he could say hello to their German short haired Pointer and gave him a big lick then wanted to play!
4th September 2011
This morning some visitors came to see Lexi with a view to adopting her. Whilst I was getting Peter and Annes address and telephone number because they are fostering her Timmy decided to jump the little gate between the conservatory and hall and go and say hello to their greyhound as they stood by the front door with him. Thankfully Timmy was more interested in saying hello to the greyhound so didn't escape down the drive, and thankfully both sets of gates were shut - we have a jumper!
A trip to the pub went down well where he was the star of the show, and didn't he know it. He wanted to say hello to everyone, got as many cuddles as he could, and his tail never stopped wagging - he was in his element.
23rd September 2011
Timmy has just come back from the vet after his 2nd inoculation.  Met a Rotweiller in the vet and Timmy decided it needed it's face washing, then wanted to play with a Jack Russell, but Stuart kept him back from that one as it was on it's owner's knee and they can be a bit snappy sometimes.  You know Timmy doesn't have a bad bone in his body - he just loves everything. Timmy now weighs 23.1k so he's put on nearly 3 kilos since being here.  He measures 27" to the shoulders.
24th September 2011
This morning Timmy's new owner drove from Ayrshire to sign the adoption paperwork and take Timmy home with her where he will be living with McCloud, a 10 month old brindle lurcher and 4 cats. He will be going to work with his new owners and McCloud to their martial arts centre where he will meet lots of people and where he is going to live he will have a beach and 64 acres of land to run on.
Timmy has come a long way from the dog pound in Ireland and we wish him a long and happy life with his new family.
We received a call this evening saying Timmy had settled well, been playing with McCloud the 10 month old and they seem to be getting on fine together.
1st October 2011
We heard from Timmy's new owner today letting us know that Timmy is settling in extremely well, now has a lovely silky coat and loves playing with McCloud.
18th November 2012
We received an email today letting us know that Timmy
is absolutely beautiful and very high maintenance! He is such a,character was, at the time of writing the email, playing tug-o-war with their new rescued whippet called Penny. Timmy was winning and you can tel they love each other so much.
28th March 2013
We've just received an email letting us know that Timmy is beautiful and full of fun. He loves everyone and always gives his owner the biggest cuddles every morning. He's very clever and has his owner wrapped round his dew claw!
22nd December 2013
We received an email today thank us for the Christmas card and to let us know that Timmy and companions (Penny, Massive and Mcloud) are all very well.
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Brindle greyhound
31st August 2011
Picture we received of the
brindle greyhound in the
dog pound needing help
with only a few days grace
left before being destroyed.

Brindle greyhound
2nd September 2011
Now called Timmy, this is him
in our garden a couple of
hours after he arrived here.

Brindle greyhound
In our garden
15th September 2011

Brindle greyhound
enjoying a cuddle
15th September 2011

Brindle greyhound
a stroll in the paddock
15th September 2011

Brindle greyhound
15th September 2011

Brindle greyhound
enjoying a cuddle
15th September 2011

Brindle greyhound
McCloud is Timmy's new companion
20th September 2011

Brindle greyhound
11th October 2011

Brindle greyhounds
Timmy with McCleod
15th October 2011

Brindle greyhounds
Timmy and McCloud
12th December 2011

Brindle greyhound
a stroll around the garden
15th September 2011

Brindle greyhound
in the paddock
15th September 2011

Brindle greyhound
Taking life easy
17th September 2011

Brindle greyhound
Timmy and McCloud supervising
the martial arts class
26th September 2011

Brindle greyhound
15th October 2011

Brindle greyhounds
Timmy and McCloud
8th December 2011

Brindle greyhound
Timmy, McCloud and others!
9th January 2013

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