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

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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)

Kit arrived on Monday 28th December 2015
Went to his new home on Sunday 28th February 2016.

Kit's arrival and a brief history
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Kit - Black Greyhound
Kit is a black ex-racing greyhound who was born on the 6th January 2012 he weighs 34.5k. He is house trained, microchipped and inoculated up to May 2016.
Kit has no injuries and retired because he just got fed up of racing, just didn’t want to do it anymore. From what we've been told he’s very laid back, placid, not excitable and a ‘couch potato’, he walks nicely on the lead and doesn’t pull, travels well in a car, is okay with children and other breeds of dogs.
Since retiring Kit has been living in his owner/trainers house awaiting a place to come here and while in the house there have been no accidents.
Since arriving here is is now neutered.

Went to his new home on Sunday 28th February 2016.
Kit's Diary
28th December 2015
Kit's owner / trainer brought him here this afternoon. After she left we brought him in the house because it was time to feed the others. As he'd been fed already Stuart held him while I fed all the others apart from Sandy. At the point Sandy was eating his dinner we gave Kit a little so as not to make him feel left out. Once eaten we let him out with the others who all had a good sniff at him, no grumbles from any of them. When it came for him to come back in he wasn't too sure, so I went out with a couple of gravy bones and he came to me. Holding his collar and praising him he walked in the house with me and went to one of the spare beds where he slept for most of the evening.
29th December 2015
Kit slept well last night and went in the garden this morning with the others, did his toilet - and stayed out! A gentle coaxing showing him the gravy bone which he then had, a huge praise and all was well, in the house he came with me leading him by his collar.
Apart from being a little shy Kit has been fine, getting on okay with the others and eating his food nicely.
This evening we went to the pub up the road and took Kit and Sandy with us. Kit walks lovely on the lead - you hardly know he's there. In the pub he said hello to a black labrador who is often in there off lead, wanted a couple of children to say hello but they would have none of it - their loss!! then he settled to watch what was going on. To say it was his first visit to a pub he was very good indeed.
Back home he went in the garden to do his toilet then back in the house where he settled for the evening.
30th December 2015
We got a lovely welcome this morning when we got up, out he went in the garden with the others and straight back in. Think he's getting the hang of this place now.
He waits patiently for his food and doesn't gobble it down.
This afternoon he started barking - he's taken quite a fancy to Sangria and was trying to get her to play with him, think she did to start with then decided to take herself to her bed, hence him barking at her to do it again.
31st December 2015
This morning Kit went to the vets to be neutered. He weighed in at 34.5k and was pronounced fit and well. All went well with his operation and we collected him in the afternoon. Back home he rested on his bed and slept. He should feel a bit better in the morning.
11th January 2016
This morning we drove Kit over to Hugo and his family who are volunteers of the Trust and who are fostering Kit while we are away on holiday. He will be staying with them a month and because he is the first greyhound they've looked after it will be quite an experience for them. It is also the reason they are fostering Kit because of all the greyhounds needing temporary fostering while we are away he should be the easiest. Let's hope so!
18th February 2016
This morning Hugo returned Kit following his holiday with them while we were away on holiday. Back home Kit settled in immediately as if he'd not been away. He's quite a star and just so laid back.
21st February 2016
A couple who are interested in adopting Kit have a cat, but at the moment we have no one with whom we can test him with. Undeterred we drove over to see them this afternoon to see how he would react to their cat. Short lead, muzzle on and water spray in hand we walked in. The cat laying on the chair showed little interest and likewise did Kit, when he went a little close to have a sniff the cat spat and he backed away, not to go back again and treated him as if it didn't exist - even when it walked across the floor. Kit was fully aware the cat was walking around the place, but he just wasn't interested and went about his own business. We were so proud of him and the couple asked if they could reserve and adopt him.
28th February 2016
This morning Kit went off to his new home where we hope he has a long and happy life with his new family.
8th April 2016
We heard today that Kit and his new family spent a few days away in Helmsley. His new owners said he enjoyed going into the castle...lovely grounds and bunnies to stare at! They stayed at the Black Swan and there were treats waiting to welcome Kit in the room.
Back home he also enjoys supervising the horse activities - he lays on the straw and watches one of his owners muck out. Then they have a walk while his other owner takes Toby the horse for a ride.
19th April 2016
Kit's owner sent us a Facebook message today to let us know that Kit is quietly and self-possessedly happy. Plenty of tail wags and enjoys his food, bread and butter and other treats. He's a relaxed and lovely doggie. Sleeps by her side of the bed. Had a sausage roll for lunch today.
They are giving him evening primrose oil for his bald thighs and they will let us know if it works.
1st July 2016
We heard today that Kit's new owner think he is a wonderful companion and goes everywhere with her ... even the loo! He likes Toby their horse and going for a mooch round the stables. They're a very quiet family and they think he likes a quiet life. He's still a shy, polite boy and that's just how he is. He loves rabbit watching when they go for walks. He loves picnics and knows that sandwiches come out of rucksacks and into his tummy....They always make sandwiches for him as well. He's an absolute love.
3rd July 2016
It was the Richard III weekend and here is a picture of Kit with a "Duchess" pretending to be her royal hunting dog!

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Kit - Black Greyhound
November 2015

Kit - Black Greyhound
November 2015

Kit - Black Greyhound
In his new home
March 2016

Kit - Black Greyhound
Waiting to go for his walk
March 2016

Kit - Black Greyhound
At the base of Whernside
March 2016

Kit - Black Greyhound
On holiday in Helmsley
8th April 2016

Kit - Black Greyhound
Cleve Abbey, Somerset
8th May 2016

Kit - Black Greyhound
Cleve Abbey, Somerset
8th May 2016

Kit - Black Greyhound
Richard III weekend - Kit with a "Duchess"
pretending to be her royal hunting dog!
3rd July 2016

Kit - Black Greyhound
In his new garden
20th April 2016

Kit - Black Greyhound
Resting in the stable
20th April 2016

Kit - Black Greyhound
17th May 2016

Kit - Black Greyhound
23rd November 2016

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