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


Rumble arrived on Friday 6th June 2014
Went to his new home on Tuesday 22nd August 2014.

Rumble's arrival and a brief history
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Black greyhound
Rumble is a very placid ex- racing greyhound who was born in October 2008. He is a lovely dog who weighs in the region of 35k and we have been told is inoculated, microchipped, clean in the house, good on the lead and travels well in the car.

Went to his new home on Tuesday 22nd August 2014.
Rumble's Diary
* The branch kennel at the bottom of our garden is where Rumble 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.

6th June 2014

7th June 2014

8th June 2014
As it rained most of yesterday and today was nice and sunny we wanted all the dogs to enjoy the nice weather in the garden so we left the conservatory door open for them to wander in and out. We soon learnt that Rumble is a 'leg cocker', so the gate between the kitchen and our living room was kept shut, but we let the other dogs through as and when they wanted.
It was a busy household what with Wendy here helping me with the rooms, Stuart working on the solar water heating work in the kitchen and me trying to do my work in the kitchen. Perhaps Rumble found it a bit busy for him because to begin with he cocked his leg a few times until he and I 'had words'. These 'words' seemed to work, or they have so far, because this evening when he came back in the house from the garden he was more settled. Apart from the first few seconds of being inside when he was about to, but I stopped him, he's been fine and he is currently laying on a blanket in the kitchen fast asleep.
11th June 2014
This morning Rumble went to the vets to be neutered. All went well and we collected him in the afternoon and brought him home. He felt a bit sorry for himself at first, but he had another sleep and in the evening looked much brighter.
12th July 2014
It was a lovely day today and I managed to get Stuart with his camera so we took some nice photos of the dogs. Rumble was very good and was almost posing for them. He's in the middle of loosing his kennel coat at the moment, so he looks a bit 'moth eaten' in places. Once all his old brown kennel hair has gone he will look really smart in his nice new shiny black one.
20th July 2014
This afternoon Billy and Coco's owners called in to see Rumble with a view to adopting him. All went well and they are coming back for him in a couple of days time.
22nd July 2014
This afternoon Rumble's new owners arrived to adopt him. He remembered them and gave them a lovely welcome before jumping in the back of their car with Billy and Coco and going of to his new home where we hope he will have a long and happy life with his new family.
10th August 2014
We received an email today from Rumble's new owners letting us know that Rumble seems to be getting on well! He is so soft and loves everyone, except small dogs which he still needs to get used to!

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The branch kennel
* The branch kennel

Black greyhound
In our garden
12th July 2014

Black greyhound
In his new home
27th July 2014

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