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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(now called Indy)

Patch arrived on Friday 22nd March 2013
Went to her new home on Friday 12th April 2013
Sadly Patch came back into 'rescue' on Sunday 30th June 2013 through no
fault of her own and went to her new forever home on Wednesday 3rd July 2013

Patch's arrival and a brief history
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Black greyhound
Patch is a lovely black ex-racing greyhound who is 5 years old. She is house trained, spayed, inoculated, microchipped and recently had a dental.
Patch has a lovely nature, is very friendly, walks nicely on the lead, travels well in a car, is okay with children and other breeds of dogs.

Patch's Diary
* The branch kennel at the bottom of our garden is where Patch and the other resident(s) will be for the first day or so until she gets to know the other greyhounds. She has use of our garden and paddock, and once she gets to know the other dogs she 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.

22nd March 2013

3rd April 2013
Patch went off with her potential new owner this morning for a few days to see how she got on with Alfie the Bedlington X and to see how Alfie gets on with her.
I received a phone call this evening saying both Patch and Alfie are fine and all has been well so far with the two of them, although not cuddling up yet, they are accepting each other, but then it is the first day, so we mustn't expect miracles.
Patch is eating well and at the time I received the email she was fast asleep on her new dog bed covered with a blanket.
4th April 2013
We heard this afternoon that all has been fine with no problems over night and they had a good walk with a friend, her young puppy and a couple of children this morning. All good news so far apart from she's got really bad wind and her stools are rather frequent and large. This is more than likely due to a change of environment (again) and a little stress, all of which will settle as she becomes more at home and relaxed in her new home.
This evening I heard all was still well. She decided to play with the draught excluder, which was soft and fluffy while her new owner was out for an hour spreading the filling all over the floor! Alfie had a grumble at her after she 'over sniffed' his rear end and he got fed up. He pinched her big soft bed, and she lay on the corner of it near him showing the pack hierarchy was being formed and she was accepting her position. She loves her bed, which has been placed by the arm of the settee where she can feel safe yet watch what is going on.
12th April 2013
This afternoon I went to see Patch in her new home and to arrange for the completion of the adoption paperwork. When I arrived she gave me a lovely welcome as did Alfie. They are getting on very well together and Alfie thinks nothing to taking a short cut by walking underneath Patch if she is in the way. Her new owner says both she and Alfie walk lovely on the lead together and she receives many a nice comment about Patch and Alfie being such a stunning pair.
Alfie is much smaller than Patch, but that didn't stop Patch squeezing into Alfie's round hard sided bed. Problem was, once in she had a job getting out again!
At the moment a small field nearby has no sheep and is secure so Patch and Alfie have been running 'off lead' together. Patch loves it, not round in an anti-clockwise circle as most do, but in a straight line and a tight 'U' turn to come back again. Two or three minutes hard run and she is ready to go back to her bed to sleep it off!
Although Patch's 'stools' are formed her new owner says she is doing quite a lot each day and even is asking to go out in the night. This may very well be the change of food and environment because after all it's not been all that long that she was in the kennels. We had a chat about this and will keep an eye on it to see if she improves as she settles more.
12th May 2013
We heard today that Patch is doing really, really well.  The biggest improvement is that her digestive system has settled down.  She is gaining confidence and seems very settled there.  She thinks the world of Alf, her other dog and follows him everywhere. 
30th June 2013
With much sadness Patch's owner brought Patch back here this afternoon because of forthcoming dog sitting issues on the occassions she needs to work away from home. Although we tried thinking of ways to work through the issues Patch's owner thought it was in Patch's best interest she be returned and we find her another home she can call her forever home.
1st July 2013
We received a phone call this morning from one of our bed and breakfast guests who sadly lost her 12 year old greyhound a short time ago asking if we could look out for one for her. Knowing my guest and her other greyhound I immediately thought of Patch. Initially, our guest was steering away from another black one as she was wary of getting one that so looked like Tasha. I reasured her Patch's face was different and she was a slightly different build to Tasha, and Patch had been living with a small dog so she should be okay with both our guest's other greyhound and also her terrier.
Stuart was visiting Lancashire close to where she lived to collect some doors and a set of shelving later in the week, so arrangements were made to all meet up and introduce the dogs and see what our guest thought of Patch, and Patch of them.
3rd July 2013
Stuart met our guest and her two dogs outside her house as planned so they could meet on neutral ground. Patch gave the other greyhound a grumble when he tried to sniff her rear end, which we all expected, but she said nothing to the terrier.
The three dogs got on fine and the lady said Patch was for them, so she completed the adoption forms and Patch had found herself a nice forever home.
5th July 2013
We heard today that Patch is settling in well and she and the terrier share a dog bed together at times, while other times she shares her new owner's bed with the greyhound. We are just so pleased for Patch and we wish her a long and happy life with her new family.
24th December 2013
This morning we received a Christmas card from Patch, Jake and their owner.
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The branch kennel
* The branch kennel

Black Greyhound
Enjoying a rest
4th April 2013

Black Greyhound
With Alf in the garden
12th May 2013

Black Greyhound
and again.

Black Greyhound
In our garden
1st July 2013

Black greyhound
and again.

Black greyhound
and again.

Black greyhound
In our garden
1st July 2013

Pictures of Patch (now called INDI)
in her new home)

Indi - Black greyhound

Indi - Black greyhound

Indi - Black greyhound

Black greyhound
In our garden
1st July 2013

Pictures of Patch (now called INDI)
in her new home)

Indi - Black greyhound

Indi - Black greyhound

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