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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is looking for a new home

Toby arrived on Tuesday 9th September 2014 and is currently looking for a new home.
Telephone 015395 52394 or email if you would like to rehome Toby
or one of the other Greyhounds who are currently looking for homes.

Toby's arrival and a brief history
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Black Greyhound
Toby is a black ex-racing greyhound who was born in September 2011 and weighs 35.2k. He is house trained, neutered and inoculated.
Toby is a gentle, lovely dog who we've been told gets on fine with his previous owner/trainers Patterdale Terrier. However, we are not sure what he is like with other breeds of dogs he doesn't know and this we will need to assess.

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

9th September 2014

15th September 2014
This morning Toby went to the vets to be nuetered and have his first inoculation because he arrived with no paperwork. He weighed in at 35.2k,. While in the waiting room he showed interest in a small dog also in the room. All went well with his operation and we brought him home during the afernoon.

21st September 2014
We discovered today that Toby isn't too good with small dogs, or anyway not this one as it was walking past our house.

1st October 2014
Toby has settled in really well and is a lovely gentle dog who enjoys coming for cuddles and playing with his toys.
He doesn't bother if another dog comes to join him on his bed and he will often go and join another dog on their bed, which is nice to see.
He's in and around the house all the time now during the day and we've had no accidents from him. He sleeps in both the house and the kennel at night, but he much prefers the house. When outside for his last toilet of the night and the word 'kennel' is mentioned he can always be found standing in front of the back door waiting to come in and hoping it's not his turn for the kennel, bless him!
13th October 2014
Toby went to the vets this afternoon for his second inoculation and from the way he was with the other dogs in the waiting room we believe he needs a regime to help him socialise with them. We will watch more carefully how he reacts to our bed and breakfast dogs coming and going as he watches them through the gate and how he is with dogs on the guest balcony. In fact, the more he sees around the place the more he will get used to seeing and being near all the various breeds around here, that and visiting the local pub from time to time where there are always dogs present.
4th November 2014
It was a lovely sunny day today so we took some photos of Toby and the other greyhounds in and around the garden for their diary pages.
9th March 2015
This lunch time we met someone from the Pelaw Grange branch of the Trust at Barnard Castle. They are going to take Toby because the way they have things is different to ours and more suited to Toby with him not getting on too well with other males. As a swap we are taking Ice to foster until we find him his forever home. In the car park we swapped the dogs over and I gave Toby a kiss and a cuddle before he left. I felt awful, it was the sad look in his eyes as he stood there in the back of the van that did it, but deep down I knew I was doing the right thing. Toby is a lovely dog and will make someone a super companion, but he's not happy when he's living amongst other male dogs. He will be staying in a kennel or a foster home at Pelaw Grange with a female as a companion and so he will be content.
We do hope Toby finds his forever home and anyone wanting to adopt him should call the Pelaw Grange branch of the Retired Greyhound Trust for more information.

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The branch kennel
* The branch kennel

Black Greyhound
In our garden
4th November 2014

Black Greyhound
4th November 2014

If you can give Toby his forever home please contact us - details above

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