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

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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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Jack arrived on Wednesday 19th November 2014.
Went to his new home on Tuesday 10th March 2015.
Sadly Jack arrived back on Sunday 29th March 2015 because of the anxiety caused to
both him and his new owner with the amount of livestock in the area where he'd gone to live.
Went to his new home for a trial run on Sunday 8th November 2015
and formerly adopted on the 18th November 2015.

Jack's arrival and a brief history
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Jack - White & black Greyhound
Jack is a stunning white and black ex-racing greyhound who was born on the 1st September 2011. He's quite a tall dog and weighs about 32k - he's very handsome and walks like a dressage pony - very stunning to watch.
Jack is house trained, neutered, inoculated and microchipped. A quiet, happy dog with a nice, gentle nature who walks perfectly on his lead, is okay with children, loves playing with his toys and travels well in the car.
Not having been socialised with other breeds of dogs while younger or in his racing kennels he can be a little anxious if they come too close and invade his personal space. He is fine if they are kept at a distance and his socialisation has progressed to the point where he is happy to watch them so long as they don't come too close.
Jack was re-homed in March 2015, but came back after 3 weeks because there were too many chickens, sheep and lambs near his
new home who caused both Jack and his new owner anxiety. We are now looking for his perfect forever home and one where his new owners will continue to work with him in helping him understand that not all dogs are there to hurt him.

Went to his new home for a trial run on Sunday 8th November 2015.

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

19th November 2014
Jack arrived this afternoon and what a bonny lad he is. His trainer said all his dogs were kennelled on their own so after he left and Jack had taken a walk around the garden we put him in the kennel to settle. He wandered around the outside area then settled to one of the beds inside.

25th November 2014
This morning we put a muzzle on Jack and let Ace in the garden with him and Jess. Ace was also muzzled, to allow them to say hello with no confrontations. We have Flash coming to stay for the evening later this week and because he is 13 years old and quite frail now I wanted to make sure Ace was okay to go in the kennel for the night if I needed him to. Both Jack and Ace have friendly dispositions and seemed fine together - with Jess keeping an eye on them both!
This afternoon we closed the wooden gate at the back of the kitchen to keep all the other greyhounds in our living room and bedroom so we could bring Jack and Jess in the house for a while.
It took Jack all of five minutes to settle, if that! He wandered round looking at this and that, then said hello to Indi who was laying on a duvet in the corner. He then walked to the space at the top of the step where the door leads to the guest sitting room (as they all seem to do) and lay down. He stayed there ages either watching what was going on or asleep!
I nipped in the garden for a while to do a 'poop scoop' and he stayed where he was. He was in and there was no way he was moving..
He was in the house about 3 hours in total with no accidents, not even a leg cock! Come dinner time I had to wake him and wave his dinner in front of him to make him stand and eat it. He wasn't too keen at having his bedding coat put back on and let outside afterwards, but he had to go in the garden then back in the kennel so I could let the others out and feed them.
He loved being in the house and wanted to come back in after he'd done his toilet, but it just wasn't practical so he and Jess went back in the kennel for the evening with a rawhide chew each.

10th March 2015
This morning a gentleman called in to see the greyhounds with a view to adopting Jack. All went well and having taken Jack for a walk decided that Jack was for him. The adoption paperwork was completed and off went Jack with his new owner to the car and to his new forever home.
25th March 2015
We received a phone call from Jack's new owner saying he must return him because he's finding him very difficult when he takes him out. There are so many chickens, sheep and lambs near where they live and Jack is very anxious around them, so much so he is being muzzled all the time. He's also found it difficult with Jack not getting on with other breeds of dogs.
His owner's children who visit get on well with him and he with them. but the anxiety in the air when they go for a walk is affecting both his owner and Jack, which is no good for either of them.
Jack's owner is ringing towards the end of the week when he gets transport to arrange a date and time to bring Jack back here.
29th March 2015
Jack arrived back this lunch time, and having said hello to all the greyhounds in the house he settled to his bed and went to sleep.

16th April 2015
While out walking close to Wendy's house Stuart took some lovely photographs of Jack running in her field and posing on the little bridge that crosses the stream.
10th May 2015
We took Jack and Lena to the pub up the road this evening so we could monitor how he reacts to various dogs and scenarios. He walked beautifully on the lead and looked, but ignored a quiet, calm black labrador who left shortly after we arrived. This is the first time Jack has been in a pub so to begin with he was a little nervous - panting, and wanting to lay down, but jumping back up again quickly before laying down again. After a while this stopped and he lay on the mat and watched all that was going on.
Just before we left a gentleman came in with 2 Pointers and stood by the bar about 2 yards from where we were sitting. Jack had his muzzle on and Stuart was in control of the lead. He stared at them, occassionally turning to look at someone walking past, which is a good sign, but always going back to staring at the dogs. They were quite close and the youngest of the two, only 18 months old was very bouncy and refused to stand still. As we walked past them on the way out Jack took a lunge at one, but was quickly manoevred away. A quick poke in his rump stopped the shaking and 'leave' in a deep voice made him collect his senses and walk on. Jack may have an issue here that needs working on, but he is no where near as bad as our Sandy when he arrived here. On a scale where Sandy was 10 Jack is about 4.
13th November 2015
I didn't like to mention it earlier in case he came back to us, but Jack who has been fostered by our branch for nearly 12 months went off to his new home on Tuesday afternoon (10th November). He has gone to live locally on a trial run, so we are all keeping our fingers crossed for him and we are going to visit him on Sunday to see how he's getting on. He's gone to live with a couple who are quite used to greyhounds and lurchers so hopefully this will be his perfect forever home - he certainly deserves it.
15th November 2015
We called in to see Jack and his new owners this afternoon to have a look around their house and see how Jack was settling in. I've not seen him so happy in a long time as he contentedly lay on his bed, followed his owners around and showed us all the new sniffs in his new garden. When it came time for us to leave there was no way he was coming with us, lay on his bed and stayed put!
Jack has gone to his new home for a trial run because of the length of time he'd been with us and his issues with other breeds of dogs getting inside his comfort zone. His new owners wanted to see how he settled in with them and how he was when out walking in the area. Up till now however, the weather has been so bad they've not been able to take him out, so they wanted a few more days as the weather was expected to imporve so they could assess him on his walks.
18th November 2015
Jack and his new owners popped in to see us this afternoon to formally adopt him. The adoption forms were completed at the time they took him on trial, now they came to pay the donation and collect their copies of the paperwork.
Jack's been to the vets for his annual check-up and booster inoculation. He's seen many dogs in the past few days and his new owners no longer muzzles him when out on his walks. We were amazed especially as they've only had him a short time, but they've had a greyhound in the past who was not straightforward with other dogs in the early stages and they felt confident from the body language that all was going to be okay.
It's very apparent that Jack adores his new owners and they adore him. We may have had Jack for almost a year with only one or two people enquiring about him - he was obviously waiting for them !!!
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The branch kennel
* The branch kennel

Jack - White & Black Greyhound
26th November 2014

Jack - White & Black Greyhound
26th November 2014

Asking to come in the
house with Jess
27th November 2014

Jack - White & Black Greyhound
27th November 2014

Jack - White & Black Greyhound
27th November 2014

Jack - White & Black Greyhound
27th November 2014

Jack - White & Black Greyhound
Playing with his toys
6th January 2015

Jack - White & Black Greyhound
16th April 2015

Jack - White & Black Greyhound
16th April 2015

Jack - White & Black Greyhound
16th April 2015

Jack - White & Black Greyhound
In the pub
10th May 2015

Jack - White & Black Greyhound
10th May 2015

Jack - white & Black Greyhound
15th June 2015

Jack - white & Black Greyhound
8th August 2015

Jack - White & Black Greyhound
11th January 2015

Jack - White & Black Greyhound
18th January 2015

Jack - White & Black Greyhound
16th April 2015

Jack - White & Black Greyhound
16th April 2015

Jack - White & Black Greyhound
In our garden
26th April 2015

Jack - White & Black Greyhound
In our garden
8th August 2015

Jack - White & Black Greyhound
In our garden
12th October 2015

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