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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Registered Charity no: 269668, SCO44047
Fostering and homing greyhounds in the South Lake District, Cumbria

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Billy arrived on Monday 23rd April 2012
Went to his new home on Saturday 5th May 2012

Billy's arrival and a brief history
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Black greyhound
Billy is a handsome black ex-racing greyhound who was born on the 25th August 2009. He weighs approximately 33k, is inoculated, microchipped and travels well in the car. Although kennel clean Billy will be house trained while with Wendy and her family who fostered him until he found his forever home. He is due to be neutered shortly and more information will became available as we got to know him.
Billy's Diary
23rd April 2012
Billy arrived with his owner and trainer this afternoon and once all the transfer paperwork was signed Billy came in the house and waited until Wendy arrived. Wendy and her family are going to foster Billy until we can find him a forever home to go to.
Wendy arrived and took him home with her and later she emailed to say he was beginning to settle in nicely.
25th April 2012
We received an email this morning from Wendy letting us know that Billy is settling in nicely, a quite and clean first night. His leg that he was limping on when he arrived following a racing injury seems okay following a couple of days on Metacam., no swelling or heat and he isn't limping today.
Billy pulls on the lead when he's on his walks, which can be the excitement of a new enviroment or just the way he is, so there is some work to do there and wearing a harness may help to settle him as he is quite strong.
Lambing was almost finished when a pet lamb arrived, now called Alice, Billy absolutly loves her, and is very gentle with her. The lamb is following the dogs around and they have become very attentive foster mums!
They also met their neighbour's two dogs while on a walk and Billy was great with them, so he has made two new friends called Sally and Jess who enjoy meeting all the new foster dogs. They also met a Labrador and he was good with her too.
30th April 2012
This morning Billy took a trip to the vet to be neutered and this afternoon we received an email from Wendy who is fostering him letting us know that Billy is back home, and all went well. He's had some supper and is now watching football with the other boys while Alice the pet lamb and Wendy are washing up!!
5th May 2012
This afternoon Wendy brought Billy here so the family interested in adopting him could complete the paperwork and take him home with them. He was delighted to see them and happily jumped in their car and off he went to his new home where we hope he will have a long and happy life.
25th March 2013
We heard today that
Billy is doing okay with his behaviour and to thank us for the advice. However, he now has something in his right front paw pad. He cut it about two months ago, and some sort of grit or stone eventually worked its way out. They have taken him to the vet for antibiotics and pain relief. However, at the last follow up the vet said they need not to take him back, but he started limping again and another tiny piece of grit came out of a tiny hole. They thought this was the end of it and it looked like it was healing but today he has started to limp again and they fear there is some more in there.We suggested they put something on his pad to 'draw' anything left inside out. The vet said he may need to open it up and flush it out if it doesn't get better.
3rd May 2013
This afternoon Billy called in with his owner to collect Coco whom he will now be living with. They were very much attracted to each other when they first met so we hope they both have a long and happy life together.
15th June 2013
We heard today that
Billy’s foot is now better, a piece of grit was right up inside his pad (about 1cm or more!). His owner used germoline to draw it out and once out, they found the biggest problem then was keeping dirt out of the hole because it was so deep. They solved this by wrapping duct tape around the toe each walk time and flushing it out with a syringe twice daily. They say it seems fine now (fingers crossed!).
At one time both Coco and Billy were going the pub with the same toe on the same paw wrapped in duct tape!
20th December 2013
We received an email today thanking us for our Christmas card and letting us know that Billy and Coco are okay. Billy is still very greedy and will even stoop to getting the chewing gum off the pavements if given the chance, the little monkey!
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Black greyhound
In our garden
23rd April 2012

Black greyhound
. . . and again . .

Black greyhound
. . . and again . .

Black greyhound
. . . and again.

Black greyhound
Settling in to his foster home
1st May 2012

Black greyhound
and again.

Black greyhound with pet lamb
With Alice the pet lamb
who is just a week old.
1st May 2012

Black greyhound with pet lamb
. . . and again.

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