Beech Hill House
Beech Hill House B&B
Cumbria LA11 6RH

7 years TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence. 9.3
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

email us


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
¦ 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 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

DONATE a 15 kg bag of 'GAIN 20' GREYHOUND FOOD
for those in our care until we find them new homes.

GAIN 20 (approx. 21.00 per 15 kg)

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.

Please help us raise funds by sending us or bringing us the following items: JEWELLERY (unwanted gold & silver including damaged items, costume jewellery, watches). CURRENCIES & COINS (banknotes & coins, any currency UK or foreign of any age, even outdated & unchangeable currency). STAMPS (loose & single stamps, albums, first day covers & presentation packs, collections, postcards). MOBILE PHONES, CAMERAS & GADGETS (including broken or damaged) (mobile phones, video cameras, old film cameras, SLR's & lenses, digital cameras, Sat Navs, Game cnsoles, games & accessories, Ipods, MP3 Players, Laptops & Tablet computers)
NO ink, toner cartridges, home phones, fax machines, DVD players, printers, kitchen appliances or personal grooming items.

by Jenny Stott - - - £10.00 plus p&p
BUY ON-LINE using PayPal or telephone: 015395 52394

(credit & debit cards accepted)

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Registered Charity no: 269668, SCO44047
Fostering and homing greyhounds in the South Lake District, Cumbria

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Joey arrived on Thursday 16th May 2013
and went to his new home the same day

Joey's arrival and a brief history
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Fawn Greyhound
Joey is a handsome fawn ex-racing greyhound who has a lovely, friendly nature

Joey's Diary
16th May 2013

We received an email this evening letting us know that Joey has settled in really well and had some food about half an hour ago. He is now sleeping on his bed.
24th May 2013
We heard today that Joey is fine and has settled in very well. He is very calm and relaxed, and getting on well.

30th July 2017
We discovered today that Joey is very ill. In March he weighed 33 kg. Since then he's been to their vets numerous times, he was drinking a lot of water and his stools were like liquid, and he was loosing weight.
Joey has always been insured, but his owners hadn't had a dog before so didn't fully understand the different types of policies in sufficient depth and I believe the 'policies for life' weren't available when we re-homed him. He was insured with a company on an annual renewal policy. It's a long story but because he became ill during one year of his policy when it was renewed the insurance company refused to continue treating his illness because it fell into the new policy year and previous illnesses weren't covered.
His owners struggled with the vet bills and from what I understand they weren't offered a payment plan from their to enable Joey to have the treatment he needed and for his owners to pay the bill over a period of time. Hence Joey wasn't given the treatment he should have been given, but what the vets thought they could pay. As a result Joey became progressively more ill, lost a lot of weight and his owners were at their wits end not knowing what to do.
As I mentioned Joey was their first dog and whether they thought they couldn't contact me or perhaps they thought we would take him from them because they couldn't pay for the treatment he desperately needed I don't know. Anyway, a lady on Facebook from the Norfolk area who'd been following Joey's plight looked us up and phoned to see if we could help them. I was astonished to discover it was Joey, so we contacted his owners and offered our help in an attempt to make him better. We were desperately hoping we were not too late.
31st July 2017
This morning Emily, one of our volunteers collected Joey and one of his owners, brought him here to collect Stuart then went on to our vets where he was going to be examined.
He weighed in at 22.45 kg so he's lost a third of his body weight since March. In himself he was quite bright but very, very weak. Once the initial examination had been completed the vet put him on a protein drip to help him become stronger and kept him in to do a full set of bloods, some of which were going to be sent to the laboratory. Urine tests were done and he was going to have an xray and ultra-sound scan to see if he'd swallowed anything that was causing a blockage. If not, then to see if anything unusual could be seen that could be causing the issue. As he was still very weak they wanted to continue with the protein drip and keep him in overnight. Thankfully he became nicely settled in our vets and we hope the protein drip he's on will make him feel a little stronger in the morning.
1st August 2017

3rd August 2017
We heard today that Joey had slept well last night and this morning had some of his Royal Canin Hypoallergenic food this morning. Hadn't eaten it all - about half but it's an improvement on a few days ago.
We ordered 12 cans of wet Royal Canin Hypoallergenic and a 14 kg. of the dried. This he should receieve in a couple of days time.
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Joey - Fawn Greyhound
In our garden
16th May 2013

Joey - Fawn Greyhound
16th May 2013

Joey - Fawn Greyhound
16th May 2013

Joey - Fawn Greyhound
16th May 2013

Joey - Fawn Greyhound
16th May 2013

Joey - Fawn Greyhound
16th May 2013

Joey - Fawn Greyhound
16th May 2013

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