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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Debbie arrived on Monday 23rd November 2015
Went to her new home on Wednesday 16th December 2015.
Sadly Debbie was returned on the Tuesday 19th January 2016.
Went to her forever home on Tuesday 19th January 2016
and was formally adopted on Saturday 20th February 2016 .

Debbie's arrival and a brief history
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Debbie - Black Greyhound
Debbie is a small black ex-racing greyhound with a very loving and gentle nature. She is 6 years old, weighs 26.4k, is house trained, spayed, inoculated and microchipped.
Debbie is super with children and young babies, is okay with other breeds of dogs, walks lovely on the lead and travels well in a car.

Debbie is Debbie's litter sister.

Went to her forever home on Tuesday 19th January 2016

Debbie's Diary
23rd November 2015
Stuart drove to the A59 junction of the M6 this morning and collected Debbie from her owner/trainer. She travelled well in the van and back home she met all the other greyhounds and we introduced her to the house.
What a sweet little girl she is!
25th November 2015
This afternoon Carol arrived who is a volunteer and took Debbie for a walk. She loved it and Carol commented about how nice she walks on a lead.
1st December 2015
This morning Debbie went to the vets to be spayed and have her first inoculation because she came with no paperwork.. She was pronounced fit and well and weighed in at 26k.
All went well with the operation but when we called for her around 5pm she refused to stand up. Her legs were limp and she wouldn't put any weight on them. The nurse who was going to discharge her requested assistance of a vet who examined Debbie and pronounced she was well. Debbie decided she needed more rest and was going no where so the vet suggested they keep her in the vets tonight and keep an eye on her.
Feeling very sad because we'd never had one do this to before we left and drove home with Jackson who had also been neutered today. Within a couple of hours we received an email from the vets with a picture of Debbie sitting up in her kennel looking very happy. She'd had something to eat and been out to the toilet and was enjoying being made a fuss of. - the little monkey!
2nd December 2015
This morning Stuart collected Debbie from the vets. She greeted him with her tail wagging and a skip to her walk. All was well and she came home to meet the other dogs and to have some more breakfast.
8th December 2015

16th December 2015
This afternoon we did the home check for the lady who was interested in Debbie. As she hadn't seen her yet we took Debbie along. All was okay with the home check and the lady so wanted to keep her right away, but she needed to buy things for her. We suggested we take Debbie home with us so we could do the adoption paperwork and the lady could go to the pet shop and buy everything she needed for her. Two hours later the lady was at our house signing all the adoption paperwork and taking Debbie home with her.
16th January 2016
We only arrived on holiday in South Africa yesterday and today we received a phone call from the lady who adopted Debbie saying she was at her wits end and can we please take Debbie back. She said Debbie was being destructive in the house whether she was in or out and stealing food from the table when she wasn't watching. The phone line was bad and with us being abroad I asked if she could email me the details. When they arrived it didn't sound like the Debbie we knew so I emailed back saying I would arrange for someone to collect her, but I didn't know when as I had to find an emergency fosterer.
All my volunteers who could foster were fostering while were away so I emailed a couple who lived nearby who may be able to help us.
17th January 2016
Sadly the couple I emailed yesterday are going away for a few days and didn't feel able to take a new dog with them where they were going. I couldn't think of anyone else near enough who could help at such short notice.
I know this is out of the ordinary and not something we would do under normal circumstances, but these are not normal circumstances and I did NOT want Debbie going into a kennel until our return.
The day before we left on holiday we received a phone call from a couple who had lost one of their greyhounds and were now ready to adopt another. They lived fairly local and their earlier greyhounds had been adopted from the West Cumbria branch. They wanted a small female who was house trained and who knew her name and we made arrangements for them to come and see us upon our return and return of all the foster dogs. In order that I could keep in touch with them I asked if they were on Facebook because sometimes communication is easier this way rather than email when we are abroad.
I searched the lady on Facebook and messaged her with what was happening and asked if they would consider fostering Debbie until we got back.
18th January 2016
We received a Facebook message this morning from the lady who said my message arrived as a bit of a 'bombshell' because they wanted to plan the arrival of their new greyhound properly. However, having discussed and slept on things, and for Debbie's sake they were willing to help.
I can't say how pleased I was and set in place with Wendy one of our volunteers to do the 'Transfer of Ownership' and collect Debbie and to contact the couple to arrange Debbie going to them. I also emailed Head Office and asked if they could post volunteer and foster forms to the couple fostering Debbie because I couldn't do it from South Africa. This way we could keep all the paperwork in order.
19th January 2016
We heard this afternoon via Facebook that Wendy had just collected Debbie and she was currently laying in her living room asleep waiting to be collected.
This evening we received a Facebook message from the couple who are going to foster Debbie saying she is now with them and settling in with their other greyhound.
20th January 2016
We heard today via Facebook that Debbie was settling in and attached were a couple of pictures of her getting ready for her walk and snoozing in her bed after she got back. Sounds like all is well.
21st January 2016
A Facebook message from Sharon who is fostering Debbie until we get back from holiday says she seems to be settling okay. Is loving all the walks. The first night she cried a bit but last night she only cried once and that was because she wanted a wee. No destruction what so ever. During the day Sharon's mum has been keeping them company so she has only been left in the house with Shanti for about half an hour. They will gradually extend this day by day. She is a lovely girl and they affectionately call her Debbie Doodles. Both dogs get on okay but they don't like to sleep in the same room at the moment, but it is only day 2 and they are sharing the back of the car and walking together lovely.
Earlier today Shanti was sprawled on the settee and Debbie curled up in the chair. So cute...who needs new furniture!
23rd January 2016
We heard today via Facebook that all the volunteer and foster forms had been received, filled in and returned - they had a feeling the next set of forms they would be filling in would be the adoption ones. Think Debbie is settling in okay - a great relief because she is such a lovely girl.
26th January 2016
We heard today via Facebook that Debbie has just discovered the dog toy box and she decided to empty the toys all over the place!
20th February 2016
This afternoon the couple who were emergency fostering Debbie for us while we were away called in with her and their other greyhound, Shanti.
Debbie had really settled in and made her mark on the family, so much so she was to be formally adopted today. All the adoption paperwork now complete and off they all went where we wish them all a long and happy life together.
20th January 2017
Received a message from Debbie's owner saying the can't believe it's been a year since this little darling came into their lives. Every day she brings a smile to their faces.
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Debbie - black greyhound
19th January 2016

Debbie - black greyhound
20th January 2016

Debbie - black greyhound
Waiting for her walk
20th January 2016

Debbie - black greyhound
Enjoying a nap with Shanti
21st January 2016

Debbie - black greyhound
23rd January 2016

Debbie - black greyhound
23rd January 2016

Debbie - black greyhound
Tummy rubs
(Shanti in the background)
23rd January 2016

Debbie - black greyhound
Today Debbie discovered
the toy box!
26th January 2016

Debbie - black greyhound
At High Dam
14th February 2016

Debbie - black greyhound
At High Dam
14th February 2016

Debbie - black greyhound
At High Dam
14th February 2016

Debbie - black greyhound
21st February 2016

Debbie - black greyhound
In her Easter Bonnet
28th March 2016

Debbie - black greyhound
20th January 2017

Debbie - black greyhound
Walking with Shanti on Birkrigg Common
23rd January 2016

Debbie - black greyhound
26th January 2016

Debbie - black greyhound
Out for a walk
17th February 2016

Debbie - black greyhound
Feeling truly at home
9th March 2016

Debbie - black greyhound
8th June 2016

Debbie - black greyhound
9th November 2016

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