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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Frankie arrived on Saturday 13th June 2015.
Went to his new home on Saturday 17th October 2015 .

Frankie's arrival and a brief history
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Frankie - Black Greyhound
Frankie is a handsome black ex-racing greyhound who was born on the 5th November 2011. He has a beautiful, friendly nature and is house trained, neutered, inoculated and microchipped. He walks nicely on the lead, travels well in a car and is okay with other breeds of dogs.
Frankie's racing career came to a dramatic end when he fractured his back foot, but everything is now stable and healing nicely. Many people coming to visit the dogs see Frankie's leg especially if he decides to hop instead of walk that they fail to see the lovely dog he really is - he's super.

Went to his new home on Saturday 17th October 2015 .
Frankie's Diary
* The branch kennel at the bottom of our garden is where Frankie 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.

12th June 2015

13th June 2015
This morning Stuart drove to the vets to collect Frankie. He had a look at the x-ray taken yesterday and said it looked bad. However, Frankie was putting a little weight on his foot, but hopping or walking on three legs most of the time.
Once back home we put him in the kennel where I fed and wormed him. He then settled to rest and was fine being on his own, which was just as well because Stuart was off to the Barbon Hill Climb with a couple of mates for the afternoon and I had all the guest bedrooms to do before the new guests checked in this afternoon. Once all my work was done I separated the other 9 greyhounds into 2 groups and introduced Frankie to the quiet, mature group. He could see the others through the gate at the end of the kitchen and they could see him, which will help with the introductions later.
In the kitchen he lay down on the dog bed in front of the fire and rested while continuing to watch what was going on around him.
Having had a small tea (his wishes) we later put him back in the kennel for the night.
14th June 2015
What a greeting I received this morning first thing when I went to let Frankie out of the kennel to do his toilet. What a lovely happy lad he is, his tail never stopped wagging and such happy eyes.
Later we introduced him to some ot the other quieter dogs, but only one at a time while he was enjoying the sun in the garden so none would knock him over or accidentally hurt him.
Later he came in the house again and settled in the kitchen until it was time to back in the kennel for the night. Tonight we thought he may like company so we put Ebony in as well - she was not happy!
24th August 2015
Frankie visited the Orthopedic Vets this morning for a progress check-up regarding his foot and leg. All is healing nicely and it's stronger than it was at his last visit. This time he was putting weight on his foot and walking okay on grass and the tarmac, but as last time hopped across the gravelled car park - he doesn't like our gravel here either and will hop on three legs across it. The sore on his pad, which the vet noticed last time has almost gone and the reason why he's walking better on the tarmac road.
The vet wants to do another progress check-up in about 6 weeks time unless Frankie finds his forever home before then.
17th October 2015
This afternoon Frankie was adopted by the family who came to visit here, once to see the dogs in general and the second visit specifically to see Frankie.
Frankie gave them a lovely welcome and once all the adoption paperwark was complete off Frankie went to his new home where we hope he has a long and happy life.
He left us leaving a huge hole in our hearts because we thought we were going to have Frankie much longer that we did because of his leg. I will worry about him, I can't deny that, but his new home isn't all that far away and we shall be seeing him next weekend when he is staying with us a few days while his new owners are away visiting family. He is coming here because it will be a long journey and they didn't want to put him through that so soon after getting him.
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The branch kennel
* The branch kennel

Frankie - Black Greyhound
Relaxed and settled In the kennel
14th June 2015

Frankie - Black Greyhound
Frankie asleep in the kitchen
(his damaged back leg isn't laying
as it should so we shall apply physio
to help it heal and strengthen)
14th June 2015

Frankie - Black Greyhound
8th August 2015

Frankie - Black Greyhound
In our garden, leg much stronger and now
putting all his weight on it. Doesn't like gravel
so he hops, but he loves running on grass.
8th August 2015

Frankie - Black Greyhound
In our garden
12th October 2015

Frankie - Black Greyhound
12th October 2015

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