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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is in long-term foster care

Becky arrived on Monday 9th June 2014
Went to her long-term foster home on Tuesday 18th November 2014

Becky's arrival and a brief history
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Brindle greyhound
Becky is a beautiful fawn brindle ex-racing greyhound who was born on the 2nd May 2004. Although 10 years old she is fit and well and doesn't look her age.
Becky is house trained, speyed, inoculated and recently had a dental. She lived with an elderly gentleman for a few months, but was sadly returned to 'Rescue' because of the deterioration of her owner's health. Rather than her going back into kennels we are fostering her until she finds her forever home or a long-term foster home.
Becky walks nicely on the lead once the initial excitement of her going out settles, she is calm, and suffers no anxiety when left on her own. She is okay with children and other breeds of dogs, but not suitable for a home with cats.

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

9th June 2014
This afternoon Becky arrived from one of the other RGT kennels and it is here she will stay until we can find her the forever home she is looking for. She was wormed and flead just before coming here.
There were a few grumbles coming from her when the others met, but this was simply a senior dog telling the others to respect her. In order for her to mingle freely around the garden we popped a muzzle on her, but this was removed after about half an hour when she had settled and happy mixing with all the rest.
Becky enjoyed exploring the garden and when it came to dinner time nothing was left in her dish.
10th June 2014
Because of the number of dogs here at the moment Becky slept in the kennel last night with some others and she was as good as gold.
With Rumble being in the vets today being neutered and the remaining dogs in the kennel all being house trained, including Becky, we let them in the house with the others. Keeping the conservatory door open so they could wander in and out at will, she settled on one of the duvets and went to sleep, but joining the others when they ran to the side garden gate to meet anyone coming to the front door.
11th June 2014
Well, what a happy girl our Becky is, gave me a lovely greeting this morning when I let her out the kennel to roam the garden, bouncing about, almost in play, knows her name and comes running when we call her, especially for her food, which she loves.
When we watch her with the others you wouldn't think her ten years old as she keeps pace with them as they go running in the garden.
Once again she came in the house during the day, and was as good as gold, then happily going to her bed in the kennel at night.
12th June 2014
Becky is lovely and is no problem at all either in the kennel or in the house - not one accident. She's a gentle girl and this afternoon when I went to bed for a nap she tried jumping on the bed to join me. However, our bed is quite high and stands on a wooden floor, so even though her front legs were on, she didn't quite know how to get her back end on as well. Only the first time of trying though, next time she might work it out!
29th July 2014
Becky now understands the words 'budge up'. Her favourite place in the evening is on the settee where Stuart likes to sit. At first she used to take up the whole settee and when Stuart asked her to move over she used to grumble at him. However, he's been working on this and has taught her to 'budge up' as he approaches. Our Bobby, who incidentally looked similar to Becky knew this well, upon Stuart approaching the settee he would say "come on, budge up" and he would stand on the settee and walk in a circle so when Stuart sat he was curled up next to him. Becky is really getting the hang of this, but occasionally turns the wrong way round so instead of her back being against the back of the settee its facing the edge, which inevitably means she starts to slide off onto the floor!
18th November 2014

24th July 2016
We heard today that Becky is doing well, loves to do her own thing and her long-term fosterer thinks she's incredible.
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The branch kennel
* The branch kennel

Brindle greyhound
In our garden
10th June 2014

Brindle greyhound
12th July 2014

Brindle greyhound
12th July 2014

Brindle greyhound
In our garden
17th September 2014

Brindle greyhound
17th September 2014

Becky - Brindle greyhound
17th September 2014

Brindle greyhound
enough of the posing
now it's playtime!
17th September 2014

Brindle greyhound
17th September 2014

Brindle greyhound
17th September 2014

Becky - Brindle greyhound
17th September 2014

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