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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Fostering and homing greyhounds in the South Lake District, Cumbria

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(cat friendly)

Hetty arrived on Wednesday 11th April 2012
Went to her new home on Tuesday 24th April 2012.

Hetty's arrival and a brief history
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Black greyhound
Hetty is a lovely small black greyhound who has a lovely gentle nature. She was born on the 27th January 2010, is spayed, inoculated and microchipped. She is also cat friendly, walks nicely on the lead and travels well in the car.

Went to her new home on Tuesday 24th April 2012
Hetty's Diary
11th April 2012
This afternoon I met another volunteer of the Retired Greyhound Trust who had picked up and brought us 3 cat friendly greyhounds, all of whom had potential homes to go to. It was funny he got 3 black females from his van all the same size and looking very similar - it was bizarre!
All three travelled well in the car, but we didn't know who was who until we got them home and checked their earmarks.
Once all the paperwork was checked and photographs taken Pat who fosters with us took all three back to her house for the night.
In the morning she is bringing all three back here because Pauline is calling to collect two of them to go to new homes. The third is meeting her potential new owner on Friday or at the weekend.
23rd April 2012
The day after Hetty arrived she knocked a bottle from a high shelf at her fosterers and removed the top. How she reached it we are not sure, but when it spilt on the floor she took a couple of licks - it was anti-freeze. Luckily the fosterer took her straight to the vet and the speed at which she was taken along with the fact her stomach was full of food saved her life. This afternoon she went to the vet for a blood test to ensure all the treatment she was given had been successful and no harm was done to her organs. The vet phoned later to say the blood test was fine as was the urine test she did last week so she is in the clear and all is well.
24th April 2012
This afternoon Hetty's new owner arrived and after signing the adoption paperwork took Hetty home with her where she will be sharing a house with 2 cats. Hetty is a lovely little greyhound and we wish her a long and happy life with her new family.
21st May 2012
This afternoon Hetty and her new owner called in to visit us and we took a few photos of her whilst she were here. She looked well and enjoyed exploring the garden with the others.
5th July 2012
We received an email today letting us know that Hetty was fine. She sounds like she's died and gone to heaven! Her favourite game is catching the wild rabbits that come in the garden and burying them with just their heads popping out of the ground. The rabbits are dead by this time and the cats think 'dinner has arrived on the plate' for them!
11th August 2012
We received a lovely email today from Hetty's owner wanting to tell us a lovely little story.
A friend came up from Leeds today to see her and she picked him up and took him over to the Sun Inn at Dent for lunch.  She saw a couple there with a lovely brindle greyhound so she went over to greet him and got Hetty out of the car and guess who it was - SHEPHERD!  So Hetty and Shepherd had an unexpected reunion!  He looks in great condition and they seem to be really enjoying him.  Of course Hetty is in great shape too.  Aw .....
12th August 2012
We received an email today from Hetty's owner enclosing 3 pictures of her. The first one is Hetty peeping through the cat flap saying goodbye to her owner - something she does whenever her owner goes out.
The other two photos were taken during a recent holiday to the Dumfries and Galloway area - one while visiting Dundrennan Abbey and the other during a day out to Portpatrick, which is way over to the west below Stranraer.
Apparently, she is a monkey, but totally adorable. Hetty is extremely good with the cats, has stopped chasing and eating the red squirrels, but is extremely keen on the rabbits who come in the garden, and sometimes the bigger cat Parsley shares one with her.  One of the cats is a bit mean to her, but the other one sleeps with her in the sitting room now, having originally moved out of the house, but her owner having worked at it tirelessly says things are now quite settled between Hetty and the cats.
Hetty has another friend now called Hell who is a small black female greyhound. She was a very good racer and is about 6 years old. Her owner has access to an enclosed field where they sometimes run them together!  Her owner thinks Hetty is pretty happy here with her, which is lovely.
22nd August 2012
Hetty's owner took her to London on the train recently to visit her dad.  He was delighted to meet her.  She was incredibly well behaved on both trains and her owner found there were two types of people:  some very afraid and wanting to be miles away from her, and others loving and stroking her and offering to help.
She went for a walk in Battersea Park and loved it so much she was asking to go out about every 2 hours!  She met loads of dogs with no problems except a jack russell that was rather aggressive.  She walked close to her owner without problem at all times in the busy thoroughfares and to cross roads. Her owner was amazed at how well she took to the urban life as she doesn't think she can have had any experience of it before.
15th December 2012
We received an email today saying that it must be getting on for 8 months since Hetty was adopted and they are having a great time together.  She has been on holiday to Scotland and Wales and to visit her owner's Dad in London several times on the train.
Things have largely settled with the cats.  No animosity from Hetty, but some from the cats towards her.  Still, they can now all be in the same room together, and that took several months. 
2nd July 2013
We received an email today letting us know that Hetty and her owner are visiting a friend in Ulverston on Thursday this week. Since she will be driving past our door on the way home, she wondered if she might call in briefly to say hello, and so we could catch up with how Hetty is getting on.  She is a delightful dog and her owner says she loves her to bits, and she has a great character.
4th July 2013
It was a lovely day and Hetty called in as promised with her new owner to see how things were going. They had been to Ulverston to visit a friend and called in here on their way past. Hetty enjoyed meeting all our greyhounds and quickly settled to wandering around the garden with the others to see what was what and where! We sat and had a cup of tea and a chat!
24th December 2014
We received an email today thanking us for our Christmas message and letting us know all was fine.
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Black greyhound
Having a rest in our conservatory
21st May 2012

Black greyhound
Taking a walk around our garden
21st May 2012

Black greyhound
. . and again.. .

Black greyhound
. . and again.. .

Black greyhound
Saying goodbye through
the cat flap
August 2012

Black greyhound
Visiting Dundrennan Abbey
while on holiday in the
Dumfries & Galloway area.
August 2012

Black greyhound
15th December 2012

Black greyhound
Visiting Portpatrick way over to
the west below Stranraer.
while on holiday in the
Dumfries & Galloway area.
August 2012

Black greyhound
In the garden
2nd July 2013

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