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)

Molly arrived on Wednesday 11th April 2012.
Went to her new home on Thursday 12th April 2012.
Sadly she came back into rescue through no fault of her own on
Saturday 30th June 2012
and went to her new home on Tuesday 3rd July 2012
Sadly Molly was once again returned to rescue on Tuesday 13th November 2012
due to becoming unsettled following a house move, and she went to her forever
home with Casey on Saturday 1st December 2012.

Molly's arrival and a brief history
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Black greyhound
Molly is a lovely small black greyhound who has a lovely gentle nature. She was born on the 18th August 2008, is housetrained, spayed, inoculated and microchipped. She is also cat friendly, walks nicely on the lead and travels well in the car. She has been living in a home with a cat for a couple of months, but came back to the branch through no fault of her own, was then re-homed to a family with a cat and young children. Sadly due to circumstances and a house move it was thought in Molly's best interest that she come back into Rescue and another more suitable home be found for her.
Molly has a very gentle nature and gets upset with loud voices and shouting that do not portray happiness.
Molly'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.
12th April 2012
Although Molly was spayed before she came to us she was stitched and glued, so no stitches needed removing. This afternoon she went off to her new forever home, where we hope she will have a long and happy life.
30th June 2012
The branch received a message this morning saying because of circumstances the family who adopted Molly could no longer keep her and could they return her to rescue. A branch member called in this afternoon, had a chat with them and took Molly back to her house where she will stay in foster care until we find her a real forever home.
This evening we received an email letting us know that Molly had settled in with the other greyhounds in the foster home and there hasn't been a peep out of her. She ate her tea with the others and is now laying in the living room with the others. She's a little gem!
3rd July 2012
This morning Pauline and Colin who were fostering Molly brought her here and the lady who is going to adopt Molly called in to sign the paper work and take her home with her. Molly's new family who have 4 children and 2 cats were very excited at her arrival and very much looking forward to her becoming part of their family. We wish Molly a long and happy life with her new family where we are sure she will be very much loved and spoilt.
11th November 2012
We received a phone call today letting us know that since Molly and her new owners moved house a few days ago Molly hasn't settled. She won't come in from the garden and tries to escape when the door is open. The new house is much smaller than their other and they are wondering if it is too noisy for her with the children and having less places to go for peace and quiet. During the conversation some suggestions were put forward to help Molly settle and we shall see how things go.
13th November 2012
This evening we received another phone call saying that in Molly's best interest it was best she be returned, so about an hour or so later she arrived back here. She was a little quiet at first, but soon settled with the other greyhounds in the living room and began to relax. When I sat with her later to give her a cuddle and a bit of 'quality time' I found she did not like having her ears touched and would yelp in anticipation of them being touched.
14th November 2012
We never heard a peep from Molly all night and this morning she ate her breakfast and went in the garden to do her toilet with the others.
A couple of things we did notice was that she yelped if we took hold of her collar to lead her, and likewise if we put her on a lead to guide her out. Around lunch time Wendy arrived to collect Molly as she will be fostering her until we find that forever home for her, which t is right for her and will remain hers forever. Wendy looked after Molly for a week in August while her new owners went on holiday, and she got to know her well in that time, so she wanted to foster her again as they knew each other. Molly was very unsure of Wendy to begin with, but then the 'penny dropped' as to who she was and all was well.
15th November 2012
We received a text this morning from Wendy saying Molly has settled in a treat, with no problems at all.
1st December 2012
This morning Molly's new owners called in to see Wendy and collect her and Casey, both of whom they were adopting today. On their way past they completed the adoption paperwork and purchased some walking out coats for them. Casey and Molly got on well together while being fostered with Wendy, and we wish them a long and happy life together in their new home with their new family.
23rd December 2013
We received a Christmas card today letting us know that both Casey and Molly are well.

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Black Greyhound
In our garden
11th April 2012

Greyhound with cat
Molly in her new home
with the family cat
Mid April 2012

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