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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Joe arrived on Monday 8th July 2013.
Went to his new home on Saturday 27th July 2013

Joe's arrival and a brief history
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Black Greyhound
Joe was born in february 2010 and is a large handsome black ex-racing greyhound, weighing in the region of 37k he measures 29" to his shoulder and 39" to the top of his head.
Joe is microchipped, and since his arrival here he has been neutered and his inoculations brought up to date.
Joe is a lovely dog, is okay with other breeds of dogs, walks nicely on the lead and travels well in the car.

Joe's Diary
* The branch kennel at the bottom of our garden is where Joe 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.

8th July 2013

9th July 2013
Well Joe never ate any of his food last night and I found his dish on the dog bed in the end kennel section with his food all over the bed and kennel floor. Oh well, at least the food had soaked up the liquid so it was pretty easy to clean everything up.
Joe never wanted any food again this morning, but we had been warned by his previous owner to expect this for a day or two because he's been known to do it before.
This morning after all the other greyhounds had been fed we introduced them one at a time to Joe in the garden. we popped a muzzle on Joe and the other foster dogs, just to be on the safe side, but there was no need. Within a short space of time they were all happily wandering round the garden and house together
10th July 2013
Joe took a trip to the vet today to have his first inoculation because he came with no card, and to be neutered. He weighed in at 35.4k. While in the waiting room he said hello to a number of spaniels and a terrier was walking around his back legs - he just looke to see what it was then ignored it. With his behaviour towards the spaniels and the terrier Stuart says he is 'rock solid' with other dogs.
During the afternoon we collected him from the vets and he slept things off in the crate in the living room, which was his place of choosing. He was up and walking around later, but didn't want anything to eat and his eyes still looked rather sleepy and 'not with it!'
11th July 2013
This morning Joe was up and about, obviously recovered from his anaesthetic and joining in with all the other dogs.
12th July 2013
Joe has really settled in well and he's a joy to have around. He's taken to living in a home like 'a duck to water' and to say we've only had him a few days, we don't even know we have him half the time. He's such a lovely boy, but then the very big ones often are!
Well, this morning Joe was waiting for his food along with the others when I turned my back to get something I caught him in the process of helping himself to one of the dishes of food from the work surface. All done so gently, and he never bothered when I took it from him saying 'not quite ready yet'. With him being as tall as Solo he only needs to lift his head up a little and he can see everything on the work surfaces.
27th July 2013
This morning Joe went to the vet for his second inocuation and have his neutering stitches removed.
This afternoon Joe's new owners called here to adopt Joe and take him home with them to live with three other greyhounds. Joe remembered them from when they called to visit him earlier, and when they reserved him prior to being neutered and his inoculations being brought up to date.
We are sure Joe will have a long and happy life with his new family, and hopefully we may see him again when they next visit this area.
We received an email this evening letting know that Joe's new owner's dogs welcomed him in to the house after a little stroll. He had the grand tour of the house then fell asleep in front of the TV. It's a bit late but they have just fed them all and Joe had a few mouthfuls.
He is now crashed out in the bedroom on a dog bed, Kelly, one of their other greyhounds keeps going to put her nose on him then walks back to her bed.
16th August 2013
We received some photos today of Joe in his new home with a message saying Joe settled in straight away. How such a large dog can get into such small spaces is amazing!
He is firm friends with all the dogs, and Kelly, who is black, is his shaddow, she really goes soppy over him.
Joe has a loud bark which comes into effect each morning when Rebal, the Labrador arrives for the day as Joe winds everyone up to play.Trouble is he likes to stand on the settee as he barks, so goodness knows what the neighbours think as they see this large dog bouncing up and down in front of the window.
They had to take Joe to the vets on the first Wednesday because he had the runs, which may have been nerves because he was fine the night before, and they say he seems fine know, they just want to get some weight onto him.
Joe's new owners allow all the dogs on the settee when they are around, a rule established after an earlier dog they had trashed one while they were out! However, Joe thinks he should have access to it at all times and no matter how small a space has been left uncovered he will creep into it!
They all went for a walk with Beryl and Lucky last week, thats one happy little dog! That's nice to hear.
23rd December 2013
We received a Christmas card from Joe's new owners today letting us know that he is very settled with them and gets on well with their other greyhounds, Lucy and Kelly. He's still a fussy eater no matter what they try and is loosing some of his hair at the moment.

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The branch kennel
* The branch kennel

Black Greyhound
Joe with his trainer taken while
waiting for a place here
17th June 2013

Black Greyhound
In his new home. Think a bigger
chair might be better Joe!
15th August 2013

Black Greyhound
With Kelly. Are you sure
this is half each Joe?

Black Greyhound
Did you really think this
would stop me getting on
the sofa when you are out?

Black Greyhound
A better position for the cushions!
16th August 2013

Black Greyhound
With Lucy, Kelly and Logan
16th August 2013

Black Greyhound
16th August 2013

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