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

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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(cat friendly)

Pebbles arrived on Saturday 7th January 2012
Went to her new home on Saturday 11th February 2012 .

Pebble's arrival and a brief history
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Blue greyhound
Pebbles is a very happy, friendly and playful, small 3 year old blue greyhound who was found wandering the streets of Antrim in Northern Ireland. Having been taken to the dog pound, no one claiming her and no place in the area who would take her in arrangements were made to bring her here. It was mentioned one of her eyes seem larger than the other, and when we enquired they didn't really know why.

Went to her new home on Saturday 11th February 2012 .

Pebble's Diary
6th January 2012
Pebbles was collected this morning by the gentleman bringing her from the kennels in Co. Antrim to ourselves.
7th January 2012
This lunch time Stuart met the gentleman bringing Pebbles to us and both he and Stuart said something was definately wrong with her eye because it was a horrible colour and almost popping from her head. We phoned our vet and took her straight to him. She weighed in at 26.5k. He gave her a thorugh examination and said she had the final stage of glaucoma in her eye. The other eye he said was perfect, but the one with the glaucoma in had to be removed. There was no other option at this stage. He said she would have experienced a lot of pain early on, but at this stage there isn't any pain and the eye is blind. An appointment was made to take her in next Wednesday for her operation.
9th January 2012
This morning Wendy called round to collect Pebbles as she will be fostering her until we find Pebbles her forever home. This means Pebbles will be living in a family environment with two other greyhounds and a cat. So this will be the time we find out what Pebbles thinks of cats!
11th January 2012
This morning Pebbles went to the vet for a second check-up, to have her first inoculation and to have her left eye removed. As her operation took place quite late in the afternoon because of an emergency who arrived in, the vets kept Pebbles in overnight to give her chance to come round from the anaesthetic and so they could monitor her following her operation.
12th January 2012
This morning Wendy collected Pebbles from the vets who were pleased with her progress. As Wendy was passing our house on her way home she called in to see us and so we could say hello to Pebbles and see what the vets had done. It was a really nice neat job and looked nothing like what we'd been warned it might be like, so we were all really pleased. However, she was wearing an Elizabethen collar, which was bumping into everything and with her only having the one eye was causing her problems, so I suggested to Wendy they take it off her when she is being supervised.
13th January 2012
We heard today that Pebbles is doing great. She has had a good night, is eating well and doing all her toilet duties okay. Wendy took the Elizabethen collar off as she was very upset and frightened with it on, and they have all been taking it in turns to be with her, even through the night, though that was more of an accident because Wendy fell asleep on the sofa watching TV. Pebbles doesn't seem at all fazed by what has happened and has settled back in to life at Wendy's house. Her wound is okay, no weeping or anything and she isn't touching or rubbing it, or anyway not yet! However that may change if the stitches get itchy, then they might have to be more serious about her wearing the Elizabethan collar, but at the moment it is more of a hindrance than a help.
14th January 2012
Wendy took Pebbles back to the vets today for a check-up. They are very pleased with her. A lot of the swelling has gone down and her stitches are clean and dry. Wendy has just got back from a lovely walk, and Pebbles is really settling down on the lead. She still isn't doing any toilet when they are out, but that will come as she feels more relaxed. Wendy says Pebbles is a real star and the kids all love her to bits, they've got three friends round and they all think she's great, none of them are bothered about her eye. There are three guitarists, a drummer and a singer - equals Wendy with a headache and the dogs fast asleep!
22nd January 2012
This morning Pebbles visited the vet to have her stitches removed. To say they were in such a tender place she was very good apart from one little squeal. Wendy called in here on the way back home so we could see how Pebbles was getting on and take some photos of her. When she came through the door she was really pleased to see us all and went to greet our greyhounds who we'd put the other side of the gate so they wouldn't over power her.
1st February 2012
Now that Pebbles has recovered from eye operation she went to the vets today and was speyed.
11th February 2012
This morning Pebbles had her stitches removed following being spayed and came here to await the arrival of her new owners. Pebbles was looking really well and now the hair is beginning to grow back around where her eye was removed she is looking much better.
Pebbles has such a lovely sweet nature and is such a playful and happy little girl we are not surprised we've had so many people wanting to adopt her. However, whilst being fostered with Wendy and her family she was found to be cat friendly so we thought it only fair those families with cats should be given the first chance to re-home her.
When her new owners arrived she gave them a lovely welcome and once all the paperwork was complete she jumped in the
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Blue greyhound
Pebbles with the
glaucoma in her eye
8th January 2012

Pebbles - Blue greyhound
8th January 2012

Blue greyhound
showing her good side
8th January 2012

Blue greyhound
8th January 2012

Blue greyhound
Having had her eye removed
here is Pebbles on the day
her stitches were removed
23rd January 2012

back of their car and off she went to her new home where we hope she will have a long and happy life living with the couple, their young daughter and their cat.
This evening we received an email from her new owners letting us know that Pebbles was a bit frightened and nervous when they first got home and wasn’t sure what to make of it all but they reassured her then took her straight out to the garden to show her where her toilet is and she went pretty much straight away! They then stayed in the kitchen with her and let her have a good look around and she was taking it all in and slowly started to relax.
Pebbles has seen their cat as she was sat on the stairs when they came home and she didn’t seem bothered about her, but she hasn’t actually been near her yet as Dolly (the cat) is hiding out in their bedroom at the minute!
She has happily eaten all of her tea and been for a walk, and has now taken over one of the sofas!
She is a star and has settled in really well. They are all made up with her and love her to bits!
18th February 2012
We heard today that Pebbles is settling in just fine and is starting to enjoy her new life.
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