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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(now called Orla)

Ebony arrived on Thursday 16th April 2015
Went to her new home on Sunday 2nd August 2015

Ebony's arrival and a brief history
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Black Greyhound
Ebony is a black ex-racing greyhound who has a beautiful nature. She was born on the 1st June 2011 and weighs 28.8k. She is spayed, inoculated, microchipped and recently had a dental which involved no teeth extractions as was anticipated, but just a scale and polish.
Ebony is super with children, walks lovely on the lead and travels well in a car. A rather sensitive girl she likes to follow me round the garden when I'm out working and will lay close by to keep me company if I stay in one place for any length of time.

Went to her new home on Sunday 2nd August 2015

Ebony's Diary
* The branch kennel at the bottom of our garden is where Ebony and the other resident(s) will be for the first few days 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.

16th April 2015
Ebony arrived this afternoon and after her owner/trainer left we introduced her to the greyhounds already in the kennel because these are going to her 'house mates' for a little while until she meets the others.
17th April 2015
This morning Ebony went to the vets to be spayed where she weighed in at 30.4k. All went well and we collected her in the afternoon. Still being a bit sleepy we put her in her section of the kennel where she could rest in peace. A little later we let her out and gave her some food, which she enjoyed.
18th April 2015
This afternoon a couple of our volunteer dog walkers called in and took four of them for a walk, one of which was Ebony. Think she enjoyed that and they said she walked nicely on the lead.
27th April 2015
Although Ebony is still sleeping in the kennel at night she is often in the house as well during the day. The first time she came in she was so excited we had to spray her with water and put her outside to calm her down. Next time in she was more sedate and therefore allowed to stay.
30th April 2015
This morning Ebony went to the vets for a dental and have her stitches removed following being spayed. She weighed in at 28.8k. In the waiting room she encountered a terrier puppy and another small dog sitting on someone's lap. Although interested she showed no signs of aggression and Stuart didn't want her to get too close because the puppy, although on a lead, was running all over the waiting room.
It was initially thought Ebony would need at least one tooth out, but once the cleaning started it turned out not to be the case so she had a good scale and polish before coming home this afternoon. Her back teeth were just very dirty.
4th May 2015
Ebony is fine,She's been spayed and had her teeth cleaned. She's been coming in the house during the day for the past few days now, and today she's now in here all the time. She has really settled in and is liked by everyone.
7th July 2015
This morning we took Ebony to the vet where she had her stitches removed.
12th July 2015
This afternoon we took Ebony to the pub to see how she got on and we were hoping there would be other dogs there so we could see how she reacted to them.
The black lab who often comes in was there, so with a muzzle on Ebony we took her over to say hello. The labrador growled at her and she backed off.
2nd August 2015
This afternoon Ebony went off to her new forever home where we hope she will have a long and happy life.

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The branch kennel
* The branch kennel

Black Greyhound
Ebony - during her
racing days.

Black Greyhound
and again. .

Black Greyhound
and again. .

Black Greyhound
Ebony - A photo taken
before she arrived here

Ebony - Black Greyhound
In our garden
29th July 2015

Ebony - Black Greyhound
In our garden
26th April 2015

Ebony - Black Greyhound
In our garden
29th July 2015

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