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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Fostering and homing greyhounds in the South Lake District, Cumbria

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Beckham arrived on Monday 20th October 2014.
Went to his new home on Tuesday 18th November 2014

Beckham's arrival and a brief history
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Black Greyhound
Beckham is a black ex-racing greyhound who was born in 2011 and weighs 32k. He is a friendly lad, has a nice nature, walks nicely on the lead and travels well in the car.
Beckham is house trained, neutered, inoculated and microchipped.

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

20th October 2014
Beckham arrived this afternoon and because there wasn't a lot of time to settle him in before we went to the vets with Nero and Bess we put Beckham in the van and he came along also. After the vets we did a trip to Asda, then a quick bite to eat at Romneys before coming home and feeding all the dogs.
Once fed Beckham slept on a dog bed in the kitchen with Toby and Bess. When it was time for bed he joined them in the kennel, although he went in one of the sections on his own with him not having much time to get to know either of them.
21st October 2014
Beckham settled well in the kennel last night, ate his breakfast then spent the rest of the day in the house and garden along with all the others.
23rd October 2014
This morning Beckham went to the vets where he weighed in at 32k and was neutered. When he came home in the afternoon he had two sets of stitches because one testicle was in the correct location while the other was situated near his abdomen. A testical up inside isn't good for long term health so the best thing for it is out.
Back home he was very quiet and subdued, but then I'm not at all surprised. He slept in one of the dog beds in the living room and a little later went to the toilet and wanted something to eat.
Back inside he settled again for the night.
24th October 2014
Beckham was very good in the house last night to say it was the first time he's slept inside and not in the kennel. He was back to his normal happy self this morning and enjoyed his breakfast.
3rd November 2014
From Beckham arriving back from the vets having been neutered he's been in the house every night since. He's very good, but when it comes to going in the garden last thing at night he's always the last one to stir, and it's only with our help! I'm sure he thinks if he goes out at that time of night he will draw the short straw and end up in the kennel at night!
4th November 2014
It was such a lovely day today we went out with the camera and took some lovely pictures of the dogs, Beckham included. He looked super with the sun shining on his black coat!
5th November 2014
Despite being neutered he's still a one for the girls, we thought he'd calmed down a bit, but when Annie arrived today he thought she was sweet - she couldn't care less and ignored him!
We were kindly donated a large bag of soft toys. From our toy box being nearly empty with our current toys having had the stuffing removed, heads and legs chewed off etc. we've now got a full toy box, well we did for a few minutes until they all, including Beckham, decided to empty them all over the living room floor!
18th November 2014
This afternoon Beckham went off to his new forever home along with Becky who is being long-term fostered by their new owner. Becky and Beckham get on fine together so we wish them both a long and happy life together in their new home.
24th July 2016
Beckham's owner doesn't usually let him off the lead, but when he did recently he hurt his foot and needed a plate in it to make it heal. When we spoke with his owner this evening he said the vets were going to remove the plate in about 10 days time to see if he will put his foot down because he is very reluctant to do so at the moment.
Apart from that Beckham has settled in lovely.
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The branch kennel
* The branch kennel

Black Greyhound
1st October 2014
At his trainer's before
he arrived here.

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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