Beech Hill House
Beech Hill House
Quality Bed & Breakfast in the English Lake District
(Certificate of Excellence - 6th year)
Dogs welcome, large or small, one or more.
A Greyhound haven!

Greyhounds in long-term fosterer homes:

since July 2004

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Fostering and re-homing greyhounds in the South Lake District, Cumbria

(now called Jack)

Guinness arrived on Thursday 29th March 2012
Went to his new home on Friday 4th May 2012

Guinness's arrival and a brief history
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Guinness came in as a stray and is a handsome black ex-racing greyhound who walks nicely on the lead and travels well in a car.

Went to his new home on Friday 4th May 2012.

Guinness's Diary
29th March 2012
This morning Guinness went to the vets having arrived here as a stray last night. He weighed in at 31.7k, was given his first inoculation and because his teeth and breath was so bad in the afternoon he had a dental. Most teeth removed were the large back ones, and many of the cavities needed stitching, Around 7.15pm Stuart went in for him and brought him home. He was still very wobbly and not sure what was going on so we shut our greyhounds behind the kitchen gate to give him peace, and he lay on a dog bed in front of the kitchen fire to sleep it off. His mouth didn't bleed as much as we'd expected and he seemed to enjoy having a cuddle during his waking periods. At one point he stood to open his bowels, but was too wobbly to move so I simply pushed a newspaper under him and caught it. Then he lay down and slept again. A little later I walked him round the garden to give him fresh air and because he wanted to 'walk off' the anaesthetic.
4th April 2012
This afternoon Guinness returned to the vet for a check up following his dental and all was healing well.
4th May 2012
This morning Guinness went off with his new owners to enjoy family life with them, their dog and cat . Guinness has had a bit of a rough time so we hope he will have a long and happy life with his new family who fell in love with him the moment they saw him.
31st May 2012
Jack spent the day on the beach yesterday with the little brown companion he now lives with. He wasn't too sure what to make of it, but once he was enticed in he loved it and didn't want to come out, bless him!
30th June 2012
Heard today that Jack is doing great, a lot leaner than when he arrived, but his new owners are not worried because he's eating well, and they believe its all the exercise he is getting - Jack does charge round the fields looking for rabbits!
His coat is a lot better than it was, and he has his winter jacket now ready for winter walks - he looks very smart!
17th December 2013
Heard via Facebook that Jack is doing great, Jack doesn't play much but does love running around.
19th April 2014
Jack's owners emailed to let us know that he's doing really well. Since they adopted him he always looked a bit 'ropey' with really bad skin despite been fed good dog food. Anyway, they have recently switched both dogs to the raw meat diet, and what a difference. Within the first week Jack's skin has started to gleam and his teeth and breath are loads better. They think they will be sticking with this diet now.
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black greyhound
Relaxing in his new home
April 2012

black greyhound
Taking a stroll
5th May 2012

black greyhound
Exploring the coastline
5th May 2012

black greyhound
Enjoying the beach
30th May 2012

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