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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Fostering and homing greyhounds in the South Lake District, Cumbria

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Fleck arrived on Friday 14th September 2012
Went to his new home on Tuesday 6th November 2012.

Fleck's arrival and a brief history
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Black Greyhound
Fleck is a handsome black ex-racing greyhound who has about four white flecks on him, hence his name. He was born on the 20th August 2008 and having been with his previous owner since being 4 months old he is now retired from racing.
Fleck weighs about 30k, is placid, has a nice temperament, but is not keen on having his nails cut. He travels well in the car and walks nicely on the lead once the initial excitement of going for a walk eases.
Inoculated, microchipped and now neutered he was initially fostered with Pauline and her family, but he is now being fostered with Jenny and Stuart and their greyhounds until he found his forever home.

Fleck's Diary
14th September 2012
This lunch time Fleck's owner, who has had him since being a 4 month old pup brought him here to be fostered until we could find him a loving and forever home now his racing career is over.
He got on fine with our greyhounds and mingled with them until he was collected at tea time and taken to Pauline's house where he is to be fostered.
16th September 2012
Pauline emailed this morning to say that Fleck is a big soft teddy bear who gives you the best greeting ever when you come down in the morning. He hasnt quite mastered the stairs as yet to join the others at night, but is quite happy sleeping in the front room with Jessie who's arthritis sometimes doesn't let her up either.
17th September 2012
Fleck was in the vets today being neutered. All went well and by the evening he was up and about and wanting some food. That supplied he then settled for the night.
19th September 2012
Pauline emailed letting us know that Fleck is a cuddly teddy bear who loves to be in the same room and keeps them in viewing distance. They had a few marking problems, but this seems to be under control now. He will take food if its left lying around but is not a greedy dog at meal times. He loves going out in the van and walks softly on his lead after the first rush to sniff around. As yet he has never tried to go up stairs or climb on a sofa although  he's never been told he can't. He stands in line for his Dentastix in the evening and no longer pinches off the smaller dogs and he loves being rubbed with a towel when hes been out in the rain and stands for his brush in the morning. He loves nothing more than running round the garden and when they call him to come in its a 'come and catch me' game he's invented. All the others just stand and watch him.
30th September 2012
With Fleck finding Pauline's house rather too busy with everyone coming and going all the time, because of the fundraising activities she does for the branch, along with so many young children running around all the time making him a bit over excited at all the activity going on it was thought best he came to us to be fostered where our lifestyle is somewhat different. As a result, when Pauline and Colin brought Fleck here today Lola, who we were fostering went back with Pauline, who will foster her until she finds her forever home. When Fleck arrived he was quite nervous and wanted to mark everything in sight, and with having some guest bedrooms still to do for the bed and breakfast, I couldn't supervise him properly, so we popped him in the kennel until I'd finished my work. Leaving the bottom half of the main door ajar, meant he could wander inside and out or settle on one of the beds in there. The camera with sound was displayed on my laptop so I could keep and eye on him, but I needn't have worried because having explored the inside of the kennel along with the area outside he simply came inside and went to sleep on one of the beds. The time spent on his own settled him and a couple of hours later we got him from the kennel and he came in the house with the others, had his dinner, which he 'picked at', did his toilet in the garden, then came in and chilled out on one of the dog beds in the living room for the rest of the evening.
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Black Greyhound puppy
Fleck - 2 months old
October 2008

Black Greyhound
In our garden
14th September 2012

Black greyhound
5th November 2012

1st October 2012
Fleck settled well last night and we never heard a 'peep' from him until the alarm went off first thing and he went in the garden with all the others to do his toilet. Back inside he was shut behind the kitchen gate along with all the others while we prepared and served the guests their breakfast. He went to his bed and slept again as did all the others. Once all the breakfast things had been cleared he went in the garden with the others and back in for his breakfast, which he ate this time in a raised bowl alongside Mal. The two of them were as good as gold, ate nicely together side by side then both back in the garden again. I think these two are the only two new foster dogs we've ever had who have eaten one either side of a raised feeding bowl quite happily as if they'd known each other years. It certainly was a sight to see!
3rd October 2012
Fleck has been fine since he arrived here.  Other than the first few nervous wees in the house to begin with we’ve had nothing since.  He’s very placid, no jumping up to us or our guests, no stealing food, and no going mad with the toys.  He’s so nice we don’t know we have him.  We took Fleck to the pub because a couple of friends called in for a drink, and Fleck was perfect, either stood quietly or lay down on the carpet and slept.  Perhaps it’s the different environment, or perhaps he will come from his shell.  I don’t know, so we will watch him and see.
6th November 2012
Fleck's new owners arrived this afternoon to adopt him. When they came through the front door all our greyhounds were behind the little gate leading into the conservatory wagging their tails furiously. Fleck certainly remembered them and was very, very excited to see them. I see now what Pauline means by him being a big bouncy dog when he greets people, funny how he never did it here! When they came into the conservatory and we got all our greyhounds out of the way Fleck soon settled and went from one new owner to the other to say hello. Once all the adoption paperwork was completed and a new house collar and walking out coat purchased for him, off he went walking by the side of his new owner to their car. He needed a little help getting in the back, but he will soon learn how to do that on his own. Inside, door shut and he lay down as they drove away to take him to his new home.
We shall miss Fleck, he was a nice lad and we wish him a long and happy life with his new owners in his new home.
14th November 2012
We received a phone call today from Fleck's new owner saying they were so pleased with him and no way are we having him back!
He's settled really well and he can now go up the stairs. Fleck and the Border Collie who visits and stays with them on occasion are best of friends, and they've purchased him a soft harness, which stops him from pulling on the lead with excitement when he goes for his walks. All in all things are going very well and they are very pleased with him.
26th October 2014
We received an email today letting us know that Fleck is doing great and that its almost 2 years since he adopted his owners! He loves his daily walk up to the castle at Kendal and for the last 6 months has been able to run free off the lead.
He can become a little distracted by new things so they only let him off in an area he knows well. He really enjoys the chance to run at speed and if there is a dog chase on, he is ready for it!
The whole of their side garden has now been fenced off giving him much more space in addition to the back garden. Since this was done his socialisation with other dogs improved immensly because he was able to watch them walk past, and be stroked by their owners, which was a bonus! This, his owners believe is one of the main factors now contributing to them allowing him to run off lead occasionally.
20th December 2015
We heard today from Fleck's owners via Facebook that Fleck is enjoying life. They go up to Kendal Castle each day where he can burn off some energy and impress any visitors with his speed! When they get home he chills for the rest of the day on one of his many beds.

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