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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Freddie arrived on Wednesday 12th August 2015
Went to his new home on Saturday 3rd October 2015.
Sadly Freddie was returned on Friday 23rd October 2015
because of the stress being put on him by living with a rather vocal parrot.
Freddie was adopted on Sunday 26th February 2016

Freddie's arrival and a brief history
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Freddie is a stunning white and black ex-racing greyhound who was born on the 1st August 2010. He weighs 30.55k, is house trained, neutered, inoculated, microchipped and has a very lovely affectionate nature - always wanting cuddles. He is super with children, other breeds of dogs, is cat trainable and travels well in a car.

Freddie's annual inoculations are next due on the 1st September 2016.

Freddie was adopted on Sunday 14th February 2016

Freddie's Diary
* The branch kennel at the bottom of our garden is where Freddie 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 August 2015

17 August 2015
This morning Freddie went to the vets where he weighed in at 30.55k. He was given his first inoculation and neutered. All went well and when he arrived home he came in the kitchen where he lay quietly on a dog bed and slept things off.

3rd October 2015
This afternoon Freddie went of to his new home with Jack who will be his new companion.
Freddie and Jack came in from the same racing kennels and although we didn't realise it at the time they have the same sire.
Freddie is a gorgeous dog who just loves being cuddled and loved, something we are sure he will get plenty of with his new owner. Wishing Freddie and Jack a long and happy life together.

22nd October 2015
I was shocked this evening when we received a phone call from Freddie's new owner asking if he could be returned because she was struggling with him. When she explained what was happening you could have knocked me over with a feather - this was not the Freddie we knew.
23rd October 2015
Freddie was returned this morning. His new owner was very upset, but felt she just couldn't keep him the way he was. We had a long chat about what had been happening and because she really did want a companion for Jack we said we would try and find her another - this we did a few days later when we brought in a small white and brindle girl with no pet name - she is now being called Princess.
Freddie was a little anxious when his owner left, but then settled back in here and became the Freddie we knew.
25th October 2015
Freddie had been in his new home for nearly 3 weeks, but it was today we discovered what had been unsettling him, so much so he'd started casting his hair, soiling in the house, crying for his owner if she went up stairs and being unsettled when out on his walks - it was the family parrot, who was a rather persistent vocal character. How do we know? We took Freddie to the pub today along with Star and Princess so we could see how they all handled the situation
. Freddie was fine until a family came in with a baby who decided to scream the place down and after a short while they decided he wouldn't stop so left. Freddie was quite relaxed until the baby started to cry then he put his ears up, was looking for the noise and became very anxious. I immediately realised the noise was a similar pitch to the parrot's I'd heard in the background when I was on the phone to his owner before she brought him back. The parrot had been unsettling him.
17th November 2015
The newspaper reporter who adopted Molly read this diary page about what happened to Freddie and asked if he could do an article about him and the parrot. The owner of the parrot gave her consent and here is the Sunday Post article.
26th November 2015
With having Amber, Lee and her children staying a few days we decided today was going to be Christmas day because we won't be seeing them again until the Spring. We did a proper Christmas day with tree, trimmings, presents, turkey - the lot.
Ella who is only 4 months old screamed her head off this evening while waiting for her bottle and Freddie never batted an eyelid, it was Robbie who got upset.  We've got some beautiful pictures of Freddie standing next to her and her playing with his ears, at one stage she had hold of the skin on his throat like babies do when they hold your finger and he was perfect - never moved.  He was a star, we were so proud of him.
27th Novembr 2015
Sue who is one of our registered volunteers emailed today saying she couldn't tell us enough how wonderful he was while with them a couple of days ago. She absolutely loves him and says there isn't a bad bone in his body. She forgot to tell us an off lead Collie ran at them while they were out walking and Freddie didn't bat an eye at it .
1st January 2016
While we are away on holiday later this month Freddie is being fostered with Roy and Joan who adopted Linda. They also have a number other greyhounds and Freddie will be staying with them until we get back.
This afternoon Roy and Joan called in to collect him. It will seem funny not having Freddie here because he is such a character.
14th February 2016
Following an email I sent to Roy and Joan asking when they wanted to return Freddie now we are back from holiday we received a phone call this morning. As they'd been fostering Freddie for 6 weeks they decided they wanted to keep him and could we arrange for them to complete the adoption paperwork.
29th February 2016
This morning we received the adoption paperwork in the post all signed so Freddie is now a perminent resident of the home he was being fostered in while we were away on holiday. Have a happy life Freddie and come and see us when you are in our area. It will be lovely to see you again.
27th October 2016
We received a Facebook message today with a picture of Freddie and Linda trying to catch squirrels in the woods. Their owner also mentioned that Freddie has now been off lead on their walks about 6 weeks now. Wow, that's super news.
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The branch kennel
* The branch kennel

White & black Greyhound
In our garden
5th August 2015

Freddie the greyhound
4th October 2015

Basil the parrot with Freddie the greyhound
17th November 2015
the Sunday Post article.

Freddie the greyhound
17th November 2015
(Picture from the Sunday Post)

Freddie the greyhound
17th November 2015
(Picture from the Sunday Post)

Freddie the greyhound
Enjoying a stop-over at Sue's house
who is one of our registered volunteers.
24th November 2015

Freddie the greyhound
24th November 2015

Freddie the greyhound
24th November 2015

Freddie the greyhound
enjoying a sausage
24th November 2015

Freddie the greyhound
and another rest!
24th November 2015

Freddie the greyhound
An early Christmas party with Ella (4 months)
26th November 2015

Freddie with baby Ella
26th November 2015

Freddie with baby Ella
26th November 2015

Freddie with baby Ella
26th November 2015

Freddie with baby Ella
26th November 2015

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