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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Bob arrived on Thursday 18th July 2013.
Went to his new home on Saturday 12th October 2013

Bob's arrival and a brief history
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Black greyhound
Bob is a handsome black ex-racing greyhound who weighs 34.5k. He is house trained, neutered, inoculated and microchipped.
Bob is a very friendly lad who walks nicely on the lead especially with a harness. Is fine with children and other breeds of dogs and travels well in the car.

Went to his new home on Saturday 12th October 2013

Bob's Diary
* The branch kennel at the bottom of our garden is where Bob and the other resident(s) will be for the first day or so until he gets to know the other greyhounds. He has use of our garden and paddock, and once he gets to know the other dogs he will be allowed in the house during the day and all the dogs will then take it in turn to sleep in the house at night, so they become use to sleeping in both the kennel and the house.

18th July 2013
Bob was one of four greyhounds who arrived this afternoon. Each one was brought in the garden, given Frontline on the back of their neck near the shoulder blades for fleas, which is normal practice for the branch and put in one of the sections in the kennel. There was a fan in there to help move the air around as it was a very warm day and an insectecutor was hanging from the bar just outside the kennel door to attract any unwanted insects.
Once all four dogs were dealt with we gave them some food. Bob liked his, and after we left them to settle into their new surroundings while I continued my bed and breakfast work.
Not sure whether it was the heat or nerves, or a combination of the both, but Bob panted quite heavily even past the point when the others stopped, so we will keep an eye on him.
26th July 2013
This morning Bob went to the vet to be neutered and weighed in at 34.5k. All went well with his neutering and we collected him during the afternoon and brought him home.

4th September 2013
Wendy called round this afternoon to collect Bob, who she and her family will be fostering until he finds his forever home. Wendy is fostering Kylie at the moment until she goes to her new home, so that will be nice, because Bob and Kylie know each other.
We later received an email from Wendy saying 'big Bob' is settling in nicely. All the family thinks he's lovely. She took her eye off the ball when she got back home from picking him up though, made herself a tuna sandwich, turned round to get a plate from the cupboard, turned back and Bob had it - and enjoying it! She said she wouldn't mind but tunas a fortune!!
6th September 2013
Wendy says that Bob or 'Bobby boy' as Wendy's son calls him is a joy, he's such a gentleman and a pleasure to have around.
13th September 2013
Although Bob isn't allowed upstairs nor on Wendy's bed, she found he'd done both today!
14th September 2013
Although the rule in Wendy's house is no dogs on the beds, Bob found his way upstairs and made himself comfortable. Needless to say the bottom of the stairs is now temporarily blocked off to stop him going up again and teaching the others!
12th October 2013
This afternoon Bob's new owners called to complete all the adoption paperwork and take Bob home with them. All completed, Bob walked happily with them to their car, jumped in and went off to his new home where we hope he will have a long and happy life with his new family.
13th October 2013
An email arrived today letting us know that Bob is great. He was fine on the way home, just snoozed the whole way. A bit nervous when they got him home, but went outside to do his business straightaway and wolfed down his dinner. He had a short walk around the block last night which he enjoyed. Met a chihuahua and a labrador and he greeted them both nicely!
He barked a fair bit at night but settled around two'ish after his new owner went down and took him out. They didnt hear a peep again until half seven. Also no accidents during the night.
He's had a longer walk today which he thoroughly enjoyed, had a paddle in the stream and met two collies who he ignored! They left him for ten minutes to see how he'd be and he chewed the kitchen gate and barked the whole time, but that is to be expected they supposed. He's lovely and affectionate and they couldn't be happier. They are just hoping for bit more sleep tonight!
14th October 2013
We heard today that Bob has had another lovely day.  He was as good as gold overnight, and they didn't hear him until half seven when he started making noises to go out.  He has enjoyed his walks today; met some other dogs again including a westie and two whippets; he was fine with them and happy to greet them all. His new owners say he is settling really well and things couldn't be better.
21st October 2013
We received an email today letting us know that Bob has been sleeping in the lounge since Friday night and they haven't heard a peep from him all night.  They put him a bed in the spare bedroom and got rid of the bed in the kitchen so he has one in lounge and one upstairs now.  He has been quiet every night since they moved him. In fact his owner had to wake him this morning at 8 o'clock when she went down because he was still fast asleep with his legs in the air!  
31st October 2013
We heard today that Bob is doing great, its as if they've had him for years. He is fully settled and perfect in every way (apart from his habit of hoarding shoes on his bed, the thief!).
11th December 2013
Heard today that Bob's owners think him pretty much perfect!  He has fitted in so wonderfully they can barely remember what life was like before they had him.  They have been able to see him running a couple of times in the last week (the school let them use their fenced field) and it was wonderful to watch.  He was reluctant at first and had to be tempted by his owner running around like a crazy person but in the end he took off and treated them to a few ‘full speed’ laps of the field before loping back over to them for a treat. 
Bob is wonderful in the house, completely clean and has never had an accident and they can barely remember their early sleepless nights as Bob is now happy to sleep the night (and plenty of the morning if given the opportunity) away quietly either on his upstairs bed or his downstairs bed, he likes to alternate depending on how the mood takes him! 
He has come on so much in the last couple of weeks with regards to meeting other dogs.  He was getting very over-excited at greeting another dog and it was putting a lot of them off coming anywhere near him.  With the help of a clicker and some hot dog pieces he has calmed down massively and almost all the dogs we meet are happy to greet him. 
His owner says she is very pleased to say that his favourite person is her and he doesn’t seem to want to be anywhere else other than by her side whether at home or out which is fine by her! 
He has a lovely bond with their daughter and she is often to be found grooming and singing to him while he rests his head on her shoulder.  They are complete converts and are forever telling Bob how gorgeous he is and forever wishing they had done it sooner!
His owner says it is really difficult to put into words just how perfect he is and how much they all love him.  It is surprising how quickly they have become used to having a large hound around the place, they can be out walking sometimes and they hear people mutter, “Look at that huge dog” and they find themselves looking around to see where the ‘huge dog’ is before realising they are talking about their lovely 'little' Bob who seems to them to be the absolutely perfect size!
30th January 2014
We received some pictures of Bob today. His owner says "Bob is doing his bit to be the poster boy for "greyhounds are great with other dogs".  The pup on his back is 4 months old and they only met today for first time (at doggy daycare!).  Apparently she (the pup) took to Bob from the minute they met and were inseparable all day.  Bless!"
18th June 2014
We received an email today with an update on how Bob is keeping. His owner says he is doing very well, enjoying lots of sunbathing in the warm weather and dipping a toe in the pond (just one!) to cool off. Then of course his new favourite cooling -down treats of frozen peanut butter.  
Also attatched were a couple of pictures of Bob enjoying his 5th birthday with his pooch pals!
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The branch kennel
* The branch kennel

Black Greyhound
In our garden
27th July 2013

Black Greyhound
. . and again.

Greyhounds playing
Blue, Coco and Bob playing
July 2013

Blue Greyhound
Watching the pigs with Blue
August 2013

Black Greyhound
4th September 2013

Black Greyhound
Should you really be on there Bob?
14th September 2013

Black Greyhound
I don't think bones are
allowed on there Bob?
24th September 2013

Black Greyhound
That's better Bob -
on the floor with Kylie
24th September 2013

Black Greyhound
Meeting a puppy at 'doggie day care'
30th January 2014

Black Greyhound
At his 'doggie' day care centre
18th June 2014

Black Greyhound
Curled up with 'Dotty'!
14th October 2013

Black Greyhound
Bob with Seren at 'doggie day care'
30th January 2014

Black Greyhound
and with some more friends
18th June 2014

Bob - Black Greyhound
3rd June 2016

(If you have any information about any of them please let us know so we can update their pages
DURING 2011 - Kane, Kanga, Adelle, Benny
DURING 2010 - Freddie, Monty
DURING 2008 - Izzy
DURING 2007 - Joe, Paddy
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