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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Eugene arrived on Sunday 18th November 2012
Went to his new home on Saturday 23rd February 2013.
Sadly Eugene's lost his fight against cancer on Tuesday 11th April 2017.

Eugene's arrival and a brief history
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Blue Greyhound
Eugene is a handsome blue ex-racing greyhound who was born on the 2nd September 2008.
Eugene weighs 34.4k, is neutered, microchipped and inoculated. Rather shy with some people at first until he gets to know them he has a very quiet and loving nature.
From what we know of him so far he appears alright with other breeds of dogs and children. He walks nicely on the lead and travels well in the car.
Having first arrived he was in our kennel but was then fostered in our home until he went to his forever home

Went to his new home on Saturday 23rd February 2013 .

Eugene's Diary
The branch kennel at the bottom of our garden is where Eugene and its other resident(s) will live until they are either re-homed or move into a foster home to await re-homing. He will have use of our garden and paddock at regular intervals during the day, and come into the house on occasion as well as the area around the kennel itself.

18th November 2012

A couple living not far from here volunteered for the long drive to collect both Eugene and Charlie today - two of ten needing placements this weekend. The other eight went to other rescue centres. They both arrived here early evening and were wormed, flead and fed, although they didn't want their food because unbeknown to us they were fed earlier. Following a short walk around the dry parts of the garden they went in their separate sections of the kennel.
We let them out twice later to do their toilet and gave them a biscuit, which neither wanted and then we shut them in for the night.
With having all dogs in the kennel we thought it best they be muzzled if left to wander around the kennel area during the day, especially as we didn't know if they knew each other, and if so how much and did they get on. Better safe than sorry!
19th November 2012
Not sure what happened because I never picked anything up on the camera, but when I walked in the kennel this morning the section where Eugene was last night was soiled. Bless him, he must have wanted out and tried getting under the gate and chewed the wooden side. What a mess there was, how he managed to get so little on him is a miracle. I let him outside to eat his breakfast, which gave me time to clean up the mess. Oh boy what a job, anyway, all cleaned, new dog bed in the section covered with a duvet and towel and it was ready for his return. The circular bed with soft sides he will have to do without until I've cleaned it properly and got it dry.
Having had a walk around the garden with our greyhounds we shut Charlie and Eugene back in the kennel area, and later in the afternoon I could hear barking coming from the display from the camera on my laptop in the kitchen. Running down to the kennel with water spray in hand I found Charlie trying to get Eugene from his bed. Poor Eugene looked scared to death and I was glad they both had muzzles on! Anyway, Charlie got put back in his section of the kennel and the gate shut to keep him in and to settle him down a bit, and I sat with Eugene for a while until he relaxed also.
20th November 2012
Eugene is a lovely dog, such a quiet nature, and this morning he wagged his tail when I brought his breakfast to the kennel. He loves being cuddled and loves me to sit by his side as he's laying in his bed , just being there and stroking him. The weather was dreadful today so I saw no point them running around the garden to dirty their beds and get soaking wet, so they stayed in the kennel and it's surrounding area where it was dry. Had no further accidents in the kennel, so they are beginning to settle, know our routine and are beginning to understand what is what.
This afternoon Stuart came in the kennel to repair a catch on one of the section gates. Eugene was laying in his bed at the far end of the kennel, and when Stuart walked through the door Eugene became scared stiff of him and cowered up against the kennel wall away from him. I sat with Eugene while Stuart did the work and after he came over and said hello to him - he was not sure of Stuart at all!
Later in the evening when I went to check them I noticed Eugine had been licking his front right foot and it looked red. He had a sore area between his pad, so I bathed it with diluted Hibiscrub, dried it and put some Fuciderm cream on it to see if that would help.
21st November 2012
Eugene ate his breakfast nicely today and because it was dry and sunny I left the kennel door into the garden open so he could have a wander round, which he enjoyed. Spending his day sleeping in his bed or wandering around the garden was a much more enjoyable day than yesterday when it was non-stop rain.
28th November 2012
This morning Eugene went to the vet to be neutered and have his first inoculation because he came with no paperwork. He weighed in at 34.4k and was very popular with everyone there. He saw other breeds of dogs in the waiting room and he just ignored them.
This afternoon Stuart collected Eugene from the vets and took him for a short walk as we always do to see if he wanted to do any toilet. Nothing but to cock his leg. In the car he seemed restless, but eventually settled and when he arrived home we put him in his section in the kennel, which was nice and cosy and warm. I sat with him for a while then covered him up before I left the kennel and came inside.
Later he became a bit restless, so we fed him and this made him settle again for the evening.
10th December 2012
Eugene, with his bedding coat on because of the cold wind has been wandering around the garden and field again today with Penny and Charlie. They are funny, the three of them stand on the bank opposite the kitchen window and watch us. When they are hungry they stand there and bark at us to get our attention and Eugene loves standing on the top of the bank with them and watching all that is going on.
He's really settled well to the kennel routine and is no longer scared of Stuart - will come running to him now when he sees him going to the shed for something instead of running in the opposite direction!
With Shamus arriving tomorrow we brought Eugene in the house this afternoon to see how he got on. He was super, quickly relaxed and got on well with the others. Treacle was a bit nippy with him at first, which we half expected so Treacle will wear a muzzle on occasions until he gets used to him being in the house instead of the kennel.
Eugene ate his dinner in the house this evening and went in the garden after to do his toilet. He was the first back to the door waiting to come in, and he will now stay in the house with our greyhounds, something which I'm sure he will quickly get used to.
Eugene is a super greyhound, and one you just want to cuddle - it's the look in his eyes that does it!
23rd February 2013
Today Eugene's new owners arrived, and once all the paperwork was complete he jumped in their car and off he went to his new home, where we hope he will have a long and happy life.
24th February 2013
We heard this evening that Eugene had a good first night. One of his owner's is hand feeding him beef and chicken when it's tablet time, also when his other owner isn't looking she suspects.
He jumped in the car okay this morning when they went for walkies, walked okay but got a bit skitty when any man with a cap was near. He was also a bit unsure of all the children around.
Eugene is now fast asleep on his bed in the corner next to the pantry door, he seems to like it there, no panting this morning so hopefully he isn't as stressed as he was yesterday.
He is a absolute treasure and let his new mum groom his coat whilst cuddling him last night. Blimey never seen so much fur! Had no problem with him eating last night or this morning.
His steak is in the slow cooker cooking as this was being written, but his new mum wanted us  to know he will be dreadfully spoilt living in his new home. 
28th February 2013
We received an email today saying what an adorable dog their Eugene is. He has settled in very well, and they are very surprised at how quiet and gentle he is. He is quickly getting to know his new owners, but that could be the endless supply of fresh chicken he gets each time he goes into the kitchen from them both! He has finished his course of antibiotics, and took them with no trouble what so ever.
In the mornings when they awake and when they come back in from being out they get a lovely greeting from him with a nice waggy tail.
He has also spoke to them twice. He has such a deep voice, and they were really surprised to hear him.
He enjoys his walks around the Country Park although he still avoids any strangers.
He hasn't mastered the art of getting on the sofa or coming upstairs to bed, but Floss, one of their other greyhounds has been staying downstairs with him at night, they are not sure if she is being the boss or looking after him! 
Eugene is an absolute joy and so loving. They couldn't imagine life without him now. He is going to the vets next Tuesday to have his stitches removed and a general healthcheck.
1st March 2013
Eugene's new owner says she can really understand why Stuart and I got attached to their lovely boy, He will stay with them for however long his forever may be, She cannot get over how huge he is. He is her big teddy bear. Loves a cuddle and she dearly loves him, definately love at first sight for her.
They debated whether on not to go on the RGT greyhound walk on Sunday morning, mainly because they hadn't had him long, and with him having the operation and stitches. However, they walk around there all the time so they thought he would be ok in a big pack, but they stayed right at the back of the pack so he didn't feel overwhelmed. He really is not keen on the big outside world at present - a bit daunting sometimes, but he responds to walkies and is first out the door bless him, getting used to his surroundings will come with time like it did with Mr Darcy. Everybody seems to like sleeping on Eugene's new bed. His new owner came in from cooking their tea and Mr Darcy and Eugene were asleep on it together.
There has been no bother between the four of them at all apart from Floss setting the pack order when he first arrived, bless her!
5th March 2013
Heard tonight that Eugene went to the vets this morning to have his stitches removed, he was an absolute star, and everyone commentd on him. He now weighs 38kg so his new owner is pleased he's not lost any weight with him going on all the long walks with them.
We received a photo today taken of Eugene during the Autumn of 2013. In it he is fast asleep inside his owner's bed during the day !! That is, until they open the biscuit tin, and then he dashes downstairs.
7th March 2013
We received an email this evening letting us know that Eugene's coat is coming on a treat where they've been using a zoom groom on him. He had his first ham bone this week and the other three greyhounds took off with their bones and Eugene just stood there with it in his mouth wandering what to do next. It didn't take him long though to lay by the side of Darcy, when a fair amount of bone crunching commenced. His owners love watching him and he brings so much joy to their lives, he is adorable, they all are.
26th March 2013
We received some pictures today letting us know, these two are very close and it's so lovely to see them together. Eugene is an absolute star a true gem and his new owners say they are so lucky they  were able to have him.
They have had so much snow over the last two weeks and he is totally not phased by it. Still gets very agitated when other people are about, he really gets stressed when he sees a buggy, but they are trying to work him through this, it will get better in time. They think he is better in a home without young children. Although when they are out walking people seem to be drawn towards him and want to stroke him, although he doesn't feel the same.
19th December 2016
We just heard via Facebook from Eugene's owner saying "I'm heartbroken my boy Bones has broken his leg, never heard him cry like that. Awaiting results of the X-rays....
Please God fix my boy and send him back home to me"

20th December 2016
A message was received from Eugene's owner saying "Results in from Gino's X-rays ...not good he has smashed his radius bone into a million pieces and also broke his ulna needs plates for both bones.
The operation is going to cost more than he is insured for so my boys life is hanging in the balance, gotta go into the vets tonight and I'm praying they will agree to some kind of payment plan.
I cannot lose my boy, I'm devastated to say the least..
Looks like christmas ain't going to be happening here without him home".

31st December 2016
Another message received saying "Our house was empty with Eugene when he stayed at the vets, for such a gentle giant he has a massive impact on our lives, a few sleepless nights waiting for news".
11th April 2017
We heard this evening that Eugene sadly lost his battle against cancer today. With the assistance of his vet he slipped away and is no longer in pain. Rest in Peace Eugene, our hearts are broken at your passing but our lives have been made stronger for knowing you. It was an honour to have been part of your life and you will be sorely missed by all who knew you.

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The branch kennel
The branch kennel

Blue Greyhound
In our garden
2nd November 2012

Blue Greyhound
. . . and again . . .

Blue Greyhound
. . . and again . . .

Blue Greyhound
With Charlie in the garden
2nd December 2012

Blue Greyhound
Relaxing in his new home
28th February 2013

Blue Greyhound
With Mr. Darcy
26th March 2013

Fawn and Blue Greyhounds
and again.

Blue Greyhound
In his new owner's bed !!
Autumn 2013

Eugene - Blue Greyhound
With Maisie
8th June 2014

Eugene - Blue Greyhound
7th March 2016

Eugene - Blue Greyhound
7th June 2016

(If you have any information about any of them please let us know so we can update their pages
DURING 2011 - Kane, Kanga, Adelle, Benny
DURING 2010 - Freddie, Monty
DURING 2008 - Izzy
DURING 2007 - Joe, Paddy
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