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
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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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(then Lowly, now called Lilli)

Arrived on Monday 29th October 2012
Went to her new home on Saturday 10th November 2012.
Sadly Lowly was returned on Monday 26th November 2012 through no fault of her own
Went to her new home on Friday 7th December 2012
Sadly Lowly was returned again on Friday 28th December 2012,
but has now gone to her forever home.

Lonely's arrival and a brief history
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Black greyhound
Lonely is a pretty little 24.0kg black female who is 3 years old. She is very cheeky, loves playing football, sunbathing and going for walks. She is now looking for a forever home because her racing career ended due to a wrist problem, which has now healed and won't affect a family way of life. Lonely is very affectionate and playful girl who loves kisses and cuddles. She is spayed, microchipped and her flea, worming and inoculations are up to date.

Lonely's Diary
29th October 2012
Lonely arrived this afternoon with her owner and trainer, and it was very apparent she was well loved as her owner found it hard to leave her here. However, we assured her Lonely would be fine with Taylor and Alison in the kennel until a foster home was available to move her into. She got on well with the others and after they'd all been fed they all settled in the kennel in their own separate sections for the night, so they could get to know each other, but at a distance.
30th October 2012
This morning I fed Lonely in her section within the kennel so none of the others pinched her food. Unfortunately, I couldn't get the door open in time before she squatted and started to wee on her bed. Oh well, another for the wash!
31st October 2012
We really can't come to terms with calling Lonely her name, even though she knows it because it makes her sound as if she is a loner, which she isn't. Today we re-named her Lowly and her 'cutie' name is Lowlybow, which she responds to.
She eats her food well, but won't entertain a Dentastix so we usually give her a Bonio instead.
She's very cute and loves being cuddled.
3rd November 2012
This afternoon a couple arrived with their 11 year old greyhound called Joey. Joey had recently lost his companion and they wanted him to choose his new one so they came to see Lonely and Alison. Joey got on well with both, they took them both for a walk and the couple wanted to have the pair of them, but knew they couldn't. Decisions, decisions! As they wanted to take one home with them I suggested they went to the pub along the road, have a chat and think things over. They came back a while later saying it was very difficult, but they wanted Alison because they felt she would be a lot of fun. Maybe Lowly is still on her best behaviour and hasn't come out of her shell yet!
6th November 2012
Lowly has started coming out of her shell and when she want to play she takes your hand in her mouth. She does it very gently and is telling you she wants to play.
7th November 2012
This afternoon while I was doing some paperwork we let Lowly and Taylor come in the kitchen with the end gate shut to leave the others in peace. She ran in and said hello to the greyhounds the other side of the gate, tried jumping up at the work surfaces, but was squirted with cold water so she decided to keep all feet on the floor. After a mad five minutes or so she began to settle and even lay on the carpet for a short time. When it was feeding time I prepared their food and fed them in the house, just wasn't quick enough to lead her outside when she finished because she squatted to start a wee, however, stopped in mid-stream and taken to the back door, she finished doing what she started outside. As I then had an appointment to go to I shut them back in the kennel area so they could either go to their beds or walk around the outside of the kennel.
10th November 2012
This afternoon the family considering adopting Lowly called in to see her, fell in love with her, and once all the adoption paperwork was complete off she went with them to her new home. Lowly is a lovely friendly little girl and we hope her and her new family have a long and happy life together.
12th November 2012
We heard today that Lowley is doing well, she's behaving good and learning very quickly!! She made herself at home almost straight away!! They are all enjoying her very much and she's just a pleasure to have living with them!!
26th November 2012
Lowly came back today.  Her new owner was in tears. She said Lowly was fine, and they all loved her and adored her, but the two farm dogs have taken a dislike to her and are becoming  increasingly more threatening towards her, to the extent they fear the farm dogs would attack her if they got the chance. 
It's just so sad when this sort of thing happens, both for Lowly and her new owners, all of whom are very upset and devastated at having to return her, but it was thought in Lowly's best interest.
7th December 2012
Today Lowly went to her second new home, and we are really hoping this one will work out for her and become her forever home.
28th December 2012
Sadly poor Lowly was returned to us this evening because her new owner thought she was a little too playful with the cats and the cats had become scared of her, refusing to come from the bedroom. They admitted Lowly never had a malicious bone in her body, but her playfulness is sometimes misled by others as not being playful.
Lowly was sad to see her owners leave, but with a cuddle and a dish of food she soon settled with our greyhounds for the evening.
29th December 2012
Last night Lowly was good and slept in the dog bed by my side of the bed. We had a couple of little accidents in the morning, which is sometimes to be expected when they have stayed in a few places for a short time - it unsettles them, so we must make sure the next home Lowly has is her forever home and her new owners to be must be very committed towards her.
This morning Wendy who is going to foster Lowly until we find that new home called in for her and took her back to her home to meet her two greyhounds and Kitten the cat, a cat by the way who is not too keen on dogs!
30th December 2012
Wendy emailed this evening to let us know that Lowly is settling in well, she's a lovely friendly girl, but isn't interested at all in kitten! She is a naughty thief though, and the water spray has had to be deployed. Toileting is a bit hit and miss at the moment, which may be nerves, even though they are going out at regular intervals. They will get there, as we did when we were fostering her.Whether she is still settling in or not, we are not sure, but as yet she hasn't been overly bouncy at Wendy's and Lowly has been for a few good walks, so she maybe too tired to run around the house!
27th February 2013
We received an email today asking for help because Lilli is messing in the house, she is taken out 6.30 in the morning, let out again before her new owners go to work which is about 9 am to 10 am and she is back at lunch time. The longest Lilli has been left is 3 1/2 hours and she has messed each day. This is not a problem at night. She has a walk at lunchtime, teatime and before they go to bed.
I phoned later and offered some advice that should help, let's hope so.
17th March 2013
We received an email today from the new owners of Lonely, now called Lilli letting us know that she is beginning to settle in. She is adored by all the family and friends, the cats are a little more difficult but getting there. Her new owner has been taking her to training classes and today they both took part in the hospice 'Paws for thought' sponsored walk with many small friends - they raised £135.00, which was wonderful news.
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The branch kennel
The branch kennel at the bottom
of our garden is where Lonely will
stay with Taylor and Alison until
they are re-homed or move into
a foster home to await re-homing.
They have use of our garden and
paddock at regular intervals
during the day, and as they begin
to settle they will start coming in the house for a little while during the day.

black greyhound
Taken at the kennels
by her trainer and owner.
11th October 2012

black greyhound
. . . and again.

black greyhound
In our field
4th November 2012

black greyhound
and again.
4th November 2012

black greyhound
In her new home
12th November 2012

black greyhound
and again.

black greyhound
13th November 2012

black greyhound
13th November 2012

black greyhound
13th November 2012

black greyhound
In our garden
2nd December 2012

black greyhound
. . and again. . .

black greyhound
. . and again. . .

black greyhound
February 2013

black greyhound
February 2013

black greyhound
In her new living room
17th March 2013

black greyhound
Lilli doing her sponsored walk
17th March 2013

black greyhound
13th November 2012

black greyhound
13th November 2012

black greyhound
In our garden
2nd December 2012

black greyhound
. . and again. . .

black greyhound
Now called Lilli
Out for a walk with Toby
February 2013

black greyhound
February 2013

black greyhound
Out walking
17th March 2013

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