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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Precious arrived on Thursday 10th July 2014.
Went to her new home on Sunday 31st August 2014

Precious's arrival and a brief history
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Precious - Black Greyhound
Precious, although that wasn't her name before she arrived, came as an emergency. She is a lovely black ex-racing greyhound who has been living in a shed for the past 4 1/2 years with a whippet who also went into 'rescue'. Not having been walked in that time she was a little over weight and unfit, but that has change now she is here at the branch and being fostered.
Precious weighs 30.6k at the moment and is house trained, speyed, inoculated and microchipped. She is due a dental shortly and has an adorable, friendly nature, walks perfectly on the lead, travels well in the car and is okay with other breeds of dogs.

Went to her new home on Sunday 31st August 2014

Precious's Diary

* The branch kennel at the bottom of our garden is where Precious 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.

10th July 2014
This afternoon Precious, although that wasn't her name before she arrived came to stay here until we can find her a forever loving home.
11th July 2014
This afternoon Precious took a trip to the vet where she weighed in at 31.2k, which is a little overweight for her. She underwent a thorough examination and given her first inoculation. The vet had a look at her teeth, which she's not seen the like of before, and said she wanted to examine more closely what needed doing while she was under anaesthetic being spayed.
12th July 2014
We received a message on Facebook from the Rescue who took the whippet that Precious had been in the shed with. They say "Little whippy has made our conservatory home at the minute. She's quite nervy and is easily spooked, but does respond to a bit of fuss and wags her tail. In time I'm sure she will come round, I'm just leaving her to get used to her new surroundings in her own time. We've only had 1 wee accident which is amazing. I just want to wish Precious well and will follow her progress and hope she soon finds the home she deserves." This was lovely to receive because now we know both dogs are beginning to do well in their new environment.
14th July 2014
The constant heavy panting that Precious has been doing since she arrived has this afternoon, started to reduce somewhat and the whole household seems more relaxed as a result. Her constant walking and dashing about the house and garden also seems a little less today. Having said that, late this evening she ripped her dew claw off completely and to help stop it bleeding we bandaged it up and settled her in her bed in the kennel. A muzzle was needed because in settling down she decided to try and chew the bandage off.
15th July 2014
This morning Precious went to the vet to be speyed. She weighed in at 30.6k, so she has lost 0.6k. All went well with her operation and we brought her home in the afternoon. Still a little groggy she lay in her bed in the warm and went to sleep.
28th July 2014
Wendy has quite taken to Precious and Precious to Wendy, so Wendy asked if she could foster her while all her dentat treatment was being done and until she found a new forever home. Wendy collected her this evening and off they went.
29th July 2014
We heard today that Precious has settled in with Wendy's family and their other greyhound, Coco. She was no problem at all last night and today she's enjoyed her walks and been fine. She'd met the 2 terriers along the road and ignored them.
She took a fancy to the couple of hens Wendy has in her garden. Although the hens have a hut and 'run' they get out, which they shouldn't do! Wendy is teaching Precious to leave them alone.
4th August 2014
Today was the first day Wendy let Precious off the lead in the big field to have a run. She loved all the fresh air, space and freedom and just ran and ran until she could run no more, then lay in the grass to rest and recover her breath. She just loved it!
8th August 2014
This morning Precious took a trip to the vets for the first stage of her dental and to have her second inoculation. I must admit we were all very anxious about her going because the vet was going to remove two of her upper canines that had been either filed, sawn or worn down so as to be level with her gums. This can be quite a dangerous operation because of the length of time under anaesthetic, and the roots being big and going very close to the nasal passage, any mistake or a root being slightly off line could mean an interference with her nose structure and the possibility of a breathing issue for life. This is the last thing we want with what she's already been through.
We were all on 'pins' until we got the phone call from the vet to say they had removed 2 upper canines and an upper incisor. All went well and Precious was resting.
When Stuart called in to collect her in the evening she gave him a lovely welcome. He drove her back to Wendy and everyone were very happy the day had passed okay and she was back home again.
13th August 2014
Precious has been so much happier since those teeth were removed and this afternoon she visited the vet for a check up. The vet was very pleased with her progress and she said the stitches were healing lovely.
28th August 2014
Precious was in the vets again this morning for the removal of her two lower canines. It was a long and delicate operation but thankfully all went well and and she was allowed home in the evening.
29th August 2014
We heard today that Precious is up and about as if nothing had happened and this morning is a very happy girl. She is again on soft food for a few days to allow the stitches to heal and the vet wants to see her next week to ensure all is okay.
31st August 2014
This afternoon Wendy, who has been fostering Precious called in to complete all the adoption paperwork and take her home with her, this time as her own dog instead of her foster dog.
Precious chose Wendy from the first moment she saw her and Wendy 'fell' for Precious at the same time so we are assured of a long and loving life for Precious in her new forever home.
7th September 2014
Wendy, Precious's owner helps me do my bed and breakfast rooms on a Sunday to allow me more time for the re-homing of dogs etc. This morning she brought Precious so we could see how well she was looking.
19th September 2014
This evening we received a couple of photos of Precious and her companion Coco enjoying a stroll along the sands at Humphrey Head near Grange-over-Sands in Cumbria.
6th January 2016
Precious arrived this morning to stay for the day while her owners were away at a funeral. Precious walked in, said hello to everyone and made herself at home.

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The branch kennel
* The branch kennel

Precious - Black Greyhound
Precious 2 days after she
arrived - 12th July 2014
A little over weight and still panting!

Precious - Black Greyhound
and again.

Precious - Black Greyhound
Playing with her Kong
3rd August 2014

Precious - Black Greyhound
and taking a rest.

Precious - Black Greyhound
9th August 2014

Precious - Black Greyhound
A stroll around Humphrey Head
Nr, Grange-Over-Sands, Cumbria
19th September 2014

Precious - Black Greyhound
16th May 2015

Precious - Black Greyhound
A stroll around Humphrey Head
Nr, Grange-Over-Sands, Cumbria
with Coco her companion.
19th September 2014

Precious - Black Greyhound
Xray showing the work carried
out on Precious's broken leg
4th October 2015

Precious - Black Greyhound
Recovering at home following
surgery to repair her broken leg
13th October 2015

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