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
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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

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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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(cat trainable)

Iris arrived on Saturday 21st February 2015.
Went to her new home on Tuesday 31st March 2015.

Iris's arrival and a brief history
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Black Greyhound
Iris is a beautiful small black greyhound who, her trainer & owner said simply didn't want to race or chase. She was born on the 2nd October 2011 and is spayed, inoculated and microchipped.
Iris is a lovely friendly girl, who was a little unsure of the big outside world when she arrived, but this is getting better as she settles. Iris is cat trainable and travels well in the car.

Went to her new home on Tuesday 31st March 2015.

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

21st February 2015

26th February 2015
It was a nice afternoon so we took Iris in the side garden to take her photo because the back was very wet and churned up. She walked nicely on the lead along our drive and up the steps into the garden. Iris was fascinated with the goats grazing in the field the other side of the road and with the traffic as it passed. We got some lovely photos of her.
The spells when Iris has been in the house with the other two new girls since their arrival has improved significantly, so much so that tonight, while we went out for a meal with friends they stayed in the kitchen area while we were out. To be on the safe side they didn't mingle with the other six in the living room, but the three of them who are used to each other lay on a dog bed in front of the kitchen fire and slept. We were out just over 3 1/2 hours, they gave us a lovely welcome upon our return and there were no accidents or signs of distress at all.
2nd March 2015
With Iris now being reserved , but not able to be adopted until the end of the month she went off to be fostered with Ginny today. With Iris being in the kennel most of the time she was with us Ginny will be able to teach Iris all about living in a home, handling stairs and going for walks where there are lots of dogs around.
In the early evening we received an email letting us know that it took Ginny about an hour of gentle persuasion and lots of treats to encourage Iris to do the stairs, both up and down. Now mastered she's explored the garden and done her toilet then back inside for a lie down. Ginny says iIt's all looking good so far!
12th March 2015
We received an email today letting us know the couple who want to adopt Iris went over to meet Ginny and Iris last sunday. They had a lovely day with them both and they said Ginny is such a lovely lady.
They took Iris for a good long walk and they met a lady in the church grounds who was also walking a greyhound whose name was Oscar. She said Oscar is doing very well.
They are going back to see Iris this Saturday to continue the bonding process and looking forward to another long walk with her.
13th March 2015
Iris's new owner emailed to say Ginny mentioned that Iris wouldn't do her toilet for her while out walking on the lead and would only do her ablutions in the garden. She was pleased that Iris did a wee while out walking with them so they think she must have felt at ease with them. They have fallen head over heels in love with Lil-Iris and can't wait to make her apart of their furry family.
31st March 2015
This afternoon the couple who are adopting Iris called to complete the paperwork and take her home with them. They arrived shortly after Ginny dropped Iris off here and she remembered them. Once all was complete off she went with them to their car and to her forever home where we hope she will have a long and happy life with her new family.
26th April 2015
We heard today that Iris is coming on leaps and bounds and she is sleeping a lot better. Her relationship with the cats is improving all  the time.
She loves her daily walks and has met lots of different people and lots of different breeds of dogs. Everybody who meets her thinks she's lovely, she enjoys her deep tummy rubs on one of their sofas and she loves to finish off her walks by playing with her very squeaky ball in the back garden!
28th April 2015
We heard today that Iris is settling in very well now. She gets along with the cats with no problems, and the cats are a lot more composed with Iris - touching noses and sniffing each other.
She has more of a routine now so they all sleep very well!!
They say Iris is going great guns and they could never part with her. She is a important member of their furry family. They are taking her to see the vet on Friday because Iris seems to be limping slightly on her rear left paw so just to play it safe they will have it checked.
25th May 2015
We have just heard all is very well. Iris is well settled in with her new life with her new owners and their pussy cats. She has a nice relationship with all the cats, wags her tail in a happy way when she greets them and they very often touch noses together. The hair on her hind quarters is now nice and thick and her tail is just about fully covered apart from her scent gland.
She has put one kilo of weight on and looks very healthy for it, they think she gained this when they were giving her the extra food to get her settled, but they have reduced this now to the normal level.
Iris got a bit bored when she was restricted to the garden for exercise after hurting her leg which is better now.
Her owners are still having problems getting her in and out of the car which is a bit of a pain really, but they are a bit nervous she might hurt her self because she is so leggy!!
Iris loves to play and spends lots of time in the garden with her squeaky toys and when she plays she looks like she is smiling!!!. She often puts on a good race track impression by whizzing round the garden at good speed (about five rounds of the garden), she then is rather tired and tends to snooze for a while on the grass.
She always gets very excited when the lead comes out because she always looks forward to meeting many different people and their dogs. They say its just a shame they can't let her off the lead to run with the other dogs, but hopefully one day when they have the confidence she will obey their commands.
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The branch kennel
* The branch kennel

Black Greyhound
In our garden
26th February 2015

Black Greyhound
In Ginny's garden
2nd March 2015

Iris - Black Greyhound
With her new owner
26th April 2015

Iris - Black Greyhound
26th April 2015

Iris - Black Greyhound
26th April 2015

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