Beech Hill House
Beech Hill House
Quality Bed & Breakfast in the English Lake District
(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


Jess arrived on Thursday 20th November 2014.
Went to her new home on Monday 2nd February 2015

Jess's arrival and a brief history
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Black Greyhound
Jess is a lovely black ex-racing greyhound who retired from racing with no injuries. She was born in October 2010 and weighs 27k.
She is house trained, spayed, inoculated and microchipped.
Jess is very easy going and friendly girl who is super with children and otther breeds of dogs. She travels well in the car and walks lovely on the lead..

(Her previous owner/trainer said she was clean in her kennel, which she shared with another greyhound. She was okay with larger dogs, but he hadn’t monitored her with smaller ones. She was last in season on the 9th August 2014

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

20th November 2014

24th November 2014
A couple came today to see Annie because they wanted a female, so I showed them Jess as well. Annie had a head start on her because she's been in a house for a while so was house trained and used to all the comings and goings. Anyway, I suggested they take both of them for a walk and have a chat together about it. When they came back they said they wanted Annie, but Jess walked lovely on the lead and never bothered when they passed some dogs walking in the opposite direction.
25th November 2014
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.
Jess was a little unsettled at first and paced around the kitchen for about five minutes or so before following Jack's lead and laying on the duvet in front of the kitchen fire.
Part way through the afternoon I nipped in the garden to do a 'poop scoop' in the hope they would follow me out and do their toilet. Jack stayed where he was but Jess happily followed me around the garden before coming back inside.
She was super in the house, no accidents, ate her food nicely in the kitchen then bedding coat back on to go back in the kennel for the evening after she'd done her toilet.
15th January 2015
Ginny, who is fostering Jess while we are away on holiday sent us an email letting us know that she was fast asleep curled up on the sofa. She's really settled!
2nd February 2015
This morning Ginny, who has been fostering Jess while we were away on holiday brought her over so she could go off to her new home. Molly's owner arrived with Molly, whom Jess remembered and gave them both a lovely welcome. Jess is being adopted by the mother of Molly's owner and because he was going to stay with her for a week he called in to collect her.
Walking out to the car with Molly she was fine, but not too keen on jumping in the back of the car, so we lifted her in. Molly went on the back seat. All organised, off they went. Jess is a lovely dog and we wish her well in her new home with her new family.
4th February 2015
We heard this evening that Jess is doing well. She was a little unsettled the first night and there were a couple of accidents, but this will have been nerves. Last night she was fine. Jess and Molly get on well and they've been out for a few walks together.
To begin with Jess pulled on her lead a bit when out walking, but again this is a little nerves at being in a strange environment with new people and something that will get better in time. In fact her new owner said it had improved already.

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The branch kennel
* The branch kennel

Black Greyhound
First time in the house and
looking a little sheepish!
25th November 2014

Black Greyhound
and again.

Black Greyhound
In our garden
27th November 2014

Black Greyhound
27th November 2014

Black Greyhound
Asking to come in the
house with Jack
27th November 2014

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