Beech Hill House
Beech Hill House
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(Certificate of Excellence - 6th year)
Dogs welcome, large or small, one or more.
A Greyhound haven!

Greyhounds in long-term fosterer homes:

since July 2004

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Fostering and re-homing greyhounds in the South Lake District, Cumbria

(cat trainable)

Annie is arrived on Tuesday 4th November 2014
Went to her new home on Friday 28th November 2014
Sadly Annie was returned on Wednesday 11th March 2015 due to
no fault of her own, and went to her forever home on Sunday 15th March 2015

Annie's arrival and a brief history
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Black greyhound
Annie is a small black ex-racing greyhound who was born on the 10th June 2011 and weighs 25.6k..
Annie is house trained and microchipped.
She is a very pretty girl with a sweet nature, walks nicely on the lead and travels well in the car.

Her previous owner/trainer got her as a 14 month old pup with very little schooling at all. She was turning out to be a real nice bitch, but during her racing career she broke her outside toe on the front. This healed really well so there was no need to have it amputated as can happen on occasion, but she didn't run on the track quite the same afterwards, hence her retiring and coming to us to find her a forever home.

Went to her forever home on Sunday 15th March 2015

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

4th November 2014
Annie arrived this afternoon. Before she came in the couple who brought her walked her along the road first to see if she wanted to do any toilet. A collie off the lead was awaiting it's owner who was in the shop, and although they walked on the other side of the road, Annie ignored it.
6th November 2014
When Ace arrived we let him in the garden with our Indi and Annie because we wanted these two to get to know each other as they will be sharing the kennel together each night for a while.
They both ate their dinner in the kennel and later they settled down for the night in there. Ace settled quickly, but it took Annie a little while because she wanted back in the house where she'd been the past couple of nights. Keeping a watch over them via the camera and screen in the kitchen we were happy they were okay before we went to bed.
10th November 2014
When Annie went to the vets this morning to be spayed and have her first inoculation because she came with no paperwork, she weighed in at 25.6k.
28th November 2014
This afternoon Annie went off to her new home where we hope she will have a long and happy life with her new family.
9th March 2015
We received a phone call this evening from Annie's asking if she could be returned due to their relationship breaking up. Her owner is very sad, but due to work and other circumstances he says it is not fair on Annie. He says she is a wonderful dog, perfect and 100% okay with cats. Arrangements were made to bring her here on the 11th March.
11th March 2015
Annie arrived back first thing this morning and we popped her in the living room behind the gate while we finished serving the guests their breakfast. After clearing everything away we let them all in the garden to do their toilet. Back in again and Annie took to the bed in front of the kitchen fire, had her breakfast then went back to the bed by the fire. She was a little quiet, but then that is to be expected and we just left her to settle back in again in her own time.
During the morning we received a phone call from a retired couple who were desperate to visit because one of their elderly dogs had passed away and the other was pining and not doing too well. They wanted a companion for him.Originally, they came to look at Linda, but she had been reserved an hour or so before they arrived. I then suggested Debbie, but in conversation it came to light they had a cat, so Debbie was ruled out and I suggested Annie. They understood that Annie was a little quiet with her only just arriving back and with all that had happened so they gave her time to come round. By the end of the afternoon they decided Annie was the one for them.
They appreciated we must get Annie spayed and we appreciated why they need another dog so fast. After all, it happened to us with our Bobby when Penny suddenly passed away. He went down hill fast and we got Indi immediately to help him recover, which gladly he did.
13th March 2015
This morning we took Annie to the vets to be spayed. She had a thorough examination and weighed in at 25.1k. All went well with her operation and we brought her home this afternoon. With her going to her new home very soon she was stitched so none needed removing in 10 days time. She didn't want anything to eat this evening and spent the entire time on the dog bed in front of the kitchen fire. Bless her.
15th March 2015
This afternoon the couple who called in last Wednesday and reserved Annie called to sign all the adoption paperwork and take her home with them. Annie is a lovely girl and we wish her a long and happy life with her new family.
20th March 2015
We received an email today from Annie's new owners letting us know that Annie has settled in very well - it is as if she has always lived there.  The only surprising thing is how fast she eats!  And the best news is that old Charlie, their other dog is so much better.  He has stopped crying and pooing on the floor.
Annie seems to know all the basic commands and happily lies on her bed when told to do so.  She walks out easily, no pulling and no anxiety.  They are so proud of her and a very promising start.
2nd December 2015
We received an email today from Annie's owners letting us know how well she has settled in, they really could not wish for a better friend and companion.  They apparently had a slight problem at first with her eating loo rolls, which they thought was very odd, but she seems to have gone off them now, which is a great relief.  She really loves to come out with them in the car, she is very good on the lead and polite and respectful with strangers.  She has three walks a day and a few mad dashes round the garden at 40 miles an hour - they said they seem to now have a race track round the edge of their lawn!
18th December 2016
We have just received a Christmas card with a letter inside letting us know that Annie and Lacey have settled in together very well and their new owners are delighted with them both.
Annie with a companion is now completely over her separation anxiety and she tolerates being cuddled by Lacey, who loves to snuggle up to her friend.
Lacey is not as bold as Annie, but she is coming out of her shell and is beginning to play with Annie.
Both dogs are great ambassadors for greyhounds and make human friends wherever they go. Their owners thanked us for introducing them to two such lovely girls! They have given them a great deal of pleasure.
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The branch kennel
* The branch kennel

Black Greyhound
In our garden
4th November 2014

Black Greyhound
4th November 2014

Black Greyhound
4th November 2014

Black Greyhound
4th November 2014

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