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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Fostering and homing greyhounds in the South Lake District, Cumbria

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Bob arrived on Sunday 10th May 2015.
Went to his new home on Tuesday 28th July 2015.

Bob's arrival and a brief history
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Bob - White greyhound
Bob is a white ex-racing greyhound with a half brindle face who was born on the 9th June 2011.
He weighs 35.4k, is neutered, inoculated and microchipped.
Bob is Lena, Chrissie and Billy's litter brother who we've re-homed earlier.
Bob has a nice friendly nature, is okay with children and other breeds of dogs, including small ones, walks nicely on the lead and travels well in a car.

Went to his new home on Tuesday 28th July 2015.

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

10th May 2015

9th June 2015
This morning Bob visited the vets where he weighed in at 33.2k
11th July 2015
This afternoon a couple who have an elderly Jack Russell called Harvey came to visit Bob, to get to know him and to see what he was like with Harvey. All went well and they got on fine with each other, especially after Harvey gave Bob a little grumble to warn him to respect his elders.
12th July 2015
This afternoon we took Bob to the pub to see how he got on. He loved it because he received a lot of attention from everyone in there.
28th July 2015
Quite a strange day today because Bob was going off to his new home. Originally we were going to adopt him, but after much thought we felt the more greyhounds we had of our own the less we could foster. Since making the decision a couple of weeks ago we were committed and despite what his new potential owners felt we would not let them down.
They called in this afternoon to complete the adoption paperwork and take him home with them to become a companion for Harvey, the 14 year old Jack Russell whom he met a couple of weeks ago and went for a walk with.
Bob is super with small dogs, loves saying hello to them as he does with any person he meets. He is a lovely dog and I will deeply miss him, but he is going to a good home where we hope he will have a long and happy life with his new family.
31st July 2015
We heard today that Bob is getting on really well and his new owners can't believe how lucky they are! The only slight setback occurred on the first evening, when Harvey had a bit of a grumble at him. Don't know what it was about, certainly nothing obvious, and there's been nothing since. They did their best to play it down and things seem to have resolved - Bob's still a little wary of Harvey but Harvey has behaved since as though nothing happened. They're keeping a close eye on things but all seems okay. Otherwise Bob seems very happy - he's eating, drinking, sleeping and toiletting completely normally, and appears very laid back (he loves his bed).
He's met the chickens and seems uninterested - sheep out on the lane seem to baffle him slightly but he's not interested in chasing them. He had a walk of a mile or so across the fell yesterday which he really enjoyed but found a bit tiring - possible sensory overload? He finished his medication yesterday and his eye looks fine. He's an absolutely lovely dog and he seems to be settling in to his new home really well. They love him to bits already!!
3rd August 2015
We received an email today from Bob's new owner letting us know that this weekend involved ‘pack’ walks around the town (riverside and into town, including. tea and cake at the Bakery), as well as a Sunday stroll around a neighbouring town.
Bob is amazing!! He starts off out of the car a little skittish and raring to go, but soon settles to a steady walk at heel.  He attracts admiring glances and comments wherever he goes (and draws a few extra ones for Harvey too) and the “Oh, it’s Little and Large” has been heard numerous times already.
He wasn’t too sure about either the wind or the darkness during last night’s final stroll, which are things his new owner is sure he’ll soon get used to up living where he now does. This morning, however, they got their first experience of gleeful acceleration during their pre-breakfast stroll…he appears to be awed and excited by the openness of the Fell in equal measure and ‘took off’ with a great smile on his face. Don’t worry his owner was completely prepared for it and he quickly calmed again.  They are hoping to talk one of their neighbours into letting him exercise in one of his walled fields, but they will see.
Neither of his new owners can believe that he’s only been with them for less than a week…he’s so quickly become one of the family.
24th August 2015
An email arrived today letting us know that Bob is now much more relaxed with Harvey (Harv's just had a small wart removed from his eyelid, hence the Collar of Shame). Bob's been out and about meeting his public in Settle and Kirkby Lonsdale - wherever he goes people stop and chat and say hello, and Bob loves all the attention! His new owners say it feels as if he's always lived with them.
10th November 2015
We received an email today letting us know that sadly Harvey, the Jack Russell recently passed away, his health failed very quickly towards the end. Bob is now an only dog and his owners think he may be missing the company so they would like to find him a companion.
2nd December 2015
Bob went to the vets this morning to have the cyst on his back leg removed - he was not a happy chap at missing his breakfast! After the operation the cyst was sent to the lab to be tested, but the vet was almost certain it wasn't cancerous. Back home again and his owner said he was feeling just so sorry for himself, bless him.
3rd December 2015
Heard today that Bob is recovering well from his operation, but wasn't too sure about having the plastic bag over his foot before going outside.
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The branch kennel
* The branch kennel

Bob - White greyhound
As a puppy

Bob - White greyhound
Taken before his arrival here
19th April 2015

Bob - White greyhound
and again
19th April 2015

Bob - White greyhound
In our garden on the coolaroo bed
(excuse the washing line!)
15th May 2015

Bob - White greyhound
In our garden on the coolaroo bed
25th May 2015

Bob - White greyhound
In our garden
28th July 2015

Bob - White greyhound
In his new home
24th August 2015

Bob - White greyhound
With Harvey the Jack Russell
who just had a cyst removed
near his eye.
24th August 2015

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