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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Vera arrived on Thursday 26th September 2013
Went to her new home on Saturday 5th October 2013

Vera's arrival and a brief history
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Back Greyhound
Vera is a very pretty black greyhound with a white line down her nose. She was born on the 5th November 2011, and weighs about 28k. She is a very friendly girl who has been spayed and her inoculations are being brought up to date.

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

26th September 2013
Vera arrived this evening around 7.00pm and once she'd had a walk and sniff around the garden, done her toilet and said goodbye to her previous owner we put her in an individual kennel to introduce her to the others.
27th September 2013
This morning Vera went to the vets where she was spayed and had her first inoculation because she came with no paperwork. She weighed in at 32.2k, which is slightly larger than we thought when she arrived here. All went well and we collected her in the afternoon.
28th September 2013
All the dogs in the kennel met the ones living in the house this morning and because they got on so well together we allowed them to mingle, which they enjoyed. Vera loved mixing with the others and got on well with them.
28th September 2013
A special treat last night, all the dogs from the kennel slept in the house last night, which Vera loved, and she was as good as gold.
3rd October 2013
This evening Vera's new potential owners came over to visit her and take her for a walk, so as to get to know her a bit more before they adopt her.
5th October 2013
This afternoon Vera went off with her new family where we hope she will spend a long and happy life.
We recceived an email later this evening letting us know that Vera has explored the garden and had a wee, explored the house, had her meal, went out and had a poo. She has discovered her too-small bed, but don't worry, a bigger one will be here shortly! She has already made friends with her toys too. Vera is going to the vet's tomorrow when she will be having her stitches removed and given her second inoculation making her ready to attend her 'doggy day care' sessions for the days when both her owners are at work.
7th October 2013
We heard today that Vera will be going to the vet on Friday for her stiches out and her second inoculation.
Vera is settling in very well and following her new owners around everywhere! She has slept really well both nights. They aren't going to be able to leave any food on the kitchen counter as she does love food, and their young son is currently eating with his arm around his plate, so there's going to be some training to do there!
They think she may be a candidate for separation anxiety as she whines when they nip upstairs for a couple of minutes so they think they're going to have to work up very slowly to leaving her if they both need to go somewhere. They are also dreading leaving her at the 'Doggy Day Care' tomorrow because it is yet another new place for her to come to terms with. Hopefully she will be just fine there with other people and dogs around.
21st October 2013
We received an email today from Vera's new owners letting us know that Vera was a good girl having her stitches out and second inoculation. She is now very settled and happy, and her young son is very confident around her. Everyone she meets loves her and she has special permission to go into the village store with them!
They are still working on the kitchen table routine and still haven't left her in the house alone, they suspect this may be a challenge, but they'll get there.

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The branch kennel
* The branch kennel

Back Greyhound
In our garden
30th September 2013

Back Greyhound
Relaxing in her new home.
5th October 2013

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