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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(now called Millie)
(cat friendly)

Lily arrived on Monday 30th January 2012
Went to her new home on Thursday 22nd March 2012.
Sadly Millie was returned to Rescue on Wednesday 28th June 2017
because of a change in their family circumstances.
Went to her forever home on Saturday 1st July 2017.

Lily's arrival and a brief history
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Greyhound in snow
Lily is a beautiful black and white Greyhound who weighs 26.6k. She has a most unusual face in that one of her eye's has a 'marbled wall eye', therefore, one eye is dark as normal while the other has a white ring around it, which does not impede her sight as this is normal.
Lily having been re-homed for 5 months from an animal rescue centre in the county arrived back, and because we are a greyhound specific rescue we were asked if we could take her on and find her a forever home.
Lily was originally called Remi, but with her being fostered with Pat, her family who also has other greyhound called Remy her name was modified slightly to Lily to avoid confusion. She also had Pat's whippet called Hendrix as a companion until she found her forever home.
Went to her new home on Thursday 22nd March 2012. .
Sadly due to a change in family circumstances Milly was returned to us. She's been living all the while with
cats and kittens and she loves them. She weighs 27.8kg. and walks lovely on a lead, is super with children and other breeds of dogs, and travels well in a car. Since being here she's had a dental whereby 17 teeth were removed and she's adorable.

Went to her forever home on Saturday 1st July 2017.
Lily's Diary
30th January 2012
This morning following a phone call a couple of nights ago from another animal rescue centre Pat drove to collect Remi (now called Lily) and bring her here so we could take photographs, check her details and worm and flea her as is normal practice. Once all completed off she went with Pat who will be fostering her until she finds her forever home.
2nd February 2012
This morning Pat took Lily to the vet for a check-up and her 1st inoculation because she came with no paperwork. She weighed 26.6k. The vet examined her, gave her the first inoculation and confirmed her unusual eye, which we've not seen in a greyhound before is a 'marbled wall eye', that she can see fine and all is okay - its just a quirk she was born with. The sore round red mark on one of the pads on her back foot is where a corn has been removed and its become sore. The vet bandaged it so as to take pressure off the area and to allow it to heal properly. The vet also confirmed that she is indeed in season. She's in the second stage of her season, which normally lasts 10 days then she will go into her final stage, which again lasts for 10 days and is a very vulnerable time for her 'catching'. Once the final stage is over she can be spayed 8 weeks later.
3rd February 2012
This afternoon a family interested in Lily called with their terrier to meet her and take the two dogs for a walk to see how they got on. Lily took the terrier barking in her stride and apart from a small growl to put the terrier in it's place she ignored it, bless her. She is just so good, however, we got the feeling all was not well with the family and although nothing was said we felt it was Lily's eye that put them off.
8th February 2012
This afternoon Pat called in here so Lily could have a run and let off some steam in our small paddock - this she loved.
22nd February 2012
Lily went to the vet this morning for her 2nd inoculation and she weighed in at 27.2k.
24th February 2012
Pat called in this afternoon with Lily and Remy so they could have a run in our small paddock. They loved it and Stuart got some lovely pictures of them enjoying themselves.
3rd March 2012

Following the home check we did when Lily came with us she went to live there this afternoon. Pat did the re-home and stayed to offer advice and ensure all was okay. Lily will be living with a lady and her Chihuahua.
4th March 2012
Pat, who was fostering Lily and did the re-home yesterday received a phone call this morning asking her to go and collect Lily. Sadly the lady hadn't fully recovered the grief of loosing her other dog, and deep down when you take on a new dog it is best to listen to the advise offered by the fosterer, give the dogs time to settle and to refrain from choosing favourites - all are recipes for disaster. Lily is therefore, now back with Pat being fostered, having had a stop-over!
9th March 2012
Pat called in today to give Remy, Hendrix and Lily a run in our small paddock, and as usual they came in the house and said hello to our greyhounds whilst we had a coffee.
22nd March 2012
This morning Lily went to her new home where we hope she will have a long and happy life with her new family, their cat and her kittens and the rabbit.
25th March 2012
Lily is settling in wonderfully with her new family and they adore her. She is now going to be called Millie because a dog who visits regularly and who will play with Lily is also called Lily, so Lily has become Millie!
1st May 2012
The cat that Millie went to live with had kittens and her new owners sent us a photograph of her with one of them. When they were small and kept warm in a box when they were let out to exercise they used to jump all over Millie and she used to just let them - bless her.
25th June 2012
We've just heard that Millie has just started some bizarre behaviour, which lasts for about half an hour after she's had her food. No matter what she is fed on she does it. She runs round like mad bashing into things and play catching her tail and biting it to the point it's bleeding badly. She has very loose stools and lots of it. The only thing that stops the loose stools is fish and that makes her breath stink. This behaviour only lasts for about half an hour then she settles happily to her bed and goes for walks etc until the next meal time and it begins all over again. When her new owners got her they fed her on a complete food we don't normally use as we find it gives them bad flatulence, but that seemed okay with Millie, so her owners are going to put her back on that to see if it sorts her behaviour out. If it does, then she will stay on that food, and if it doesn't, it will mean a trip to the vet to see if she has some form of food intolerance. Let's hope it's not too serious and that things soon settle down again.
29th June 2012
We heard this afternoon that since Millie was put back on the food she was originally on when she first went to her new home things have settled. It's not even been a week yet and already her stools are back to normal, she is no longer hyper after eating her food and she is no longer chasing her tail, so that is beginning to heal. The food she was recently changed on to that initiated the behaviour was the same that Pat used when she was fostering her. We are now beginning to wonder if this is why Pat had the problems she did while she was with her. The food she went on to when she was re-homed was the same as a friend used so they bought it before asking what food she'd been on while in foster care. What a good job, because had she stayed on the same food that we feed all our greyhounds, it may have taken us a while to work it all out.
28th June 2017
Last weekend we received an email from Millie's owner asking if she could be returned to us. They said it had been a very hard decision to make, but because changes had occurred in their family which wern't forseen, and they only had a small house they felt it wasn't fair on Millie. Not only the reduced space but they were not able to walk Millie as they had done previously and thought it in Millie's best interest she come to us and we find her a new home.
This afternoon we called in to collect her and once all the handover paper work was complete and Millie and all her belongings were in the car off we went.
She happily jumped in the car and lay in her bed in the back all the way home. At home we introduced her to the other greyhounds and then prepared their food for the evening. Millie didn't want anything which didn't really surprise us because of all that had happened. Bless her, she probably wondered what on earth was going on and it took her a little while to settle.
29th June 2017
Millie had me awake about four times during the night, playing and charging around with Davy at 01:00, 02:00, 04:15 and 05:30 is no joke so they were told to behave and go back to bed.
What a happy girl she is though, can't stand still for two minutes and her tail never stops wagging!
This morning Millie went to the vets for a check-up which is normal practice for a dog being returned to us. She weighed in at 27.8kg. was pronounced fit and well but she needed a dental. This we anticipated because her previous owners said her breath smelt so we had it arranged for tomorrow. However, there had been a slight mix-up with the appointments because the vet had her booked in for today so she stayed in and had her dental.
When the vet phoned to say all was complete and could we collect her about 16:20 hours she was coming round and lifting her head up. 17 teeth had been removed, mostly the small ones which were either bad, broken, chipped or loose.
As she was leaving the vets her mouth bled so she had to go back in until it stopped. So as not to start it bleeding again should another dog bump into her here we put her in a crate so she could sleep things off without being knocked. Millie was having none of that and stood in the crate crying until we let her out and settled her on one of the beds in the kitchen.
She didn't want any food and as the evening wore on she settled better in her bed.
30th June 2017
Millie slept well last night with not a sound from her till early this morning. A little later we discovered her inoculations were out of date so we phoned the vet to see if we could get her first one done before she went off to her new home tomorrow.
An appointment was made and Millie visited the vet around 18:00 hours where she had her first inoculation and the vet checked her mouth to make sure all was healing well. Everything was doing fine.
When she arrived home she ate a little soft food, but not a great deal and settled for the evening.
1st July 2017
This afternoon a couple of ladies whose elderly greyhound recently passed away called in to adopt Millie and take her home with them. They both thought her adorable and Millie was happy about going off to her new home with them. Millie is a lovely girl and we wish her a long and happy life with her new family.
12th July 2017
Millie's new owner went to the vets with her this morning and she was given a completely clean bill of health. They now have pet insurance for her and on the way home from the vets she was taken on the beach for a treat, she loved it.

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Greyhound in snow
Enjoying the snow
6th February 2012

Greyhound on beach
Enjoying a walk on the beach
24th March 2012

Greyhound relaxing
Relaxing as a greyhound should
April 2012

Greyhound and kitten
With one of the kittens
1st May 2012

Party time
21st July 2012

Millie and Lily
8th September 2012

Millie - black & white Greyhound
Millie's dress rehearsal
for Halloween night.
22nd October 2012

Millie - black & white Greyhound
and again on the night.
31st October 2012

Greyhound with kitten
March 2014

Millie - black & white Greyhound
8th June 2014

Millie - black & white Greyhound
Trying on her halloween costume
12th October 2014

Millie - black & white Greyhound
8th June 2015

Millie - black & white Greyhound
In our kitchen
29th June 2017

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