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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(cat trainable)

Linda arrived on Friday 6th February 2015.
Went to her new home on Thursday 9th April 2015.

Linda's arrival and a brief history
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Black & white Greyhound
Linda is a 9 year old black and white greyhound whose had 4 litters totalling 22 pups.
She has a lovely sweet nature, and is a very happy girl, always wagging her tail. She is okay with other breeds of dogs, walks nicely on the lead and travels well in the car.
Linda is house trained, speyed, inoculated and micrichipped. However, she no longer has any teeth, but this doesn't affect her happiness nor her appetite!

Went to her new home on Thursday 9th April 2015.

Linda's Diary
6th February 2015
This lunch time we met the RGT West Cumbria branch's van at Penrith to collect Linda who we shall foster until we can find her a forever home. If not, because of her age she will remain with us. Linda had arrived at the branch while we were away on holiday so she was already spayed, just needed her stitches out. Asking about her inoculations we were told they were up to date and the paperwork would be posted to us.
She jumped in our van and lay down all the way home. At home she met our greyhounds then settled in the house, ate her tea, then settled again for the evening.
8th February 2015
Linda is so friendly and seems fine when she sees other dogs, so we decided to take her to the pub this evening to see how she reacted to any in there. She was fine, wanted to go and say hello to the spaniel and later the black lab.
9th February 2015
Linda has settled in really well, is getting used to our routine and there have been no accidents.
She doesn't appear to have many teeth, and she struggles to eat her complete food unless I soak it first, and her breath smells. As a result, we took her to the vets this morning for a check up and to ask about her having a dental. I also wanted her ears checking especially one because it's full of black dried blood and she doesn't like it being touched. Also, both corners of her eyes have crusty bits in, which when I try to clean it away they bleed.
The vet pronounced her fit and well from the neck down! We are to bathe her eyes with Optrex and put drops in twice a day. If this doesn't work we will be given some cream to apply. Her ear was very sore and once the vet had cleaned it she discovered it was very ulcerated. We were given some antibiotic ear drops to apply twice a day after we have gently cleaned the ear. With regards her mouth, we are to book her in for a dental.
10th February 2015
It was a glorious day today so we took the opportunity to take photos of the dogs. We got some lovely ones of Linda, so happy and full of life. What a pleasure it is having her here, she's no problem at all and half the time we don't even know we have her.
17th February 2015
This morning Linda went to the vets to have her spay stitches removed and for her dental. The vet said her eyes and ear were looking better and to continue the treatment until all the antibiotic ear drops had been used.
It transpired that Linda only had 5 teeth - the rest had been removed in the past. As we didn't know when or what condition they were in when removed the vets took a blood sample for extensive testing to see if any damage had been caused to her kidneys or other organs. Thankfully the reading came back normal. The vet removed 4 teeth leaving just her bottom left canine, which they said was okay and they wanted to leave alone.
We collected Linda in the afternoon and brought her home to rest in her bed in the warm. She was still very sleepy and feeling somewhat sorry for herself, which is to be expected.
24th February 2015
Since Linda had her dental we've been feeding her soft food at body temperature during the healing of her cavities and gums. We increased the size of the bowl she ate from because with her normal bowl food was jumping over the side as she tried to eat. Using a larger bowl this stopped, which means she eats more from the bowl and less off the floor!
She visited the vets this morning for a check-up and the vet was very pleased with the way her mouth was healing. She also checked Linda's ear and the corners of her eyes at the same time.
10th March 2015
There is the potential for a home for Linda so we enquired about her inoculation paperwork because nothing had arrived. We discovered she wasn't up to date so we booked her in the vets to get this sorted.
13th March 2015
This morning we took Linda to the vets for her first inoculation. She weighed in at 30.65k so she's put weight on since she arrived here. The vet gave her a thorough examination and pronounced her fit and well.
9th April 2015
This afternoon Linda went off to her forever home where we hope she will have a long and happy life with her new family.
30th April 2015
We heard today via Facebook that Linda is doing fine. She loves her food and at feeding time she dancing about like a nutter until it arrives.
19th December 2015
We received a message today letting us know that Linda is fine.
27th October 2016
We received a Facebook message today with a picture of Freddie and Linda trying to catch squirrels in the woods.

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Black & white Greyhound
Found a nice soft bed
6th February 2015

Black & white Greyhound
Meeting the locals in the pub
8th February 2015

Black & white Greyhound
In our garden
10th February 2015

Black & white Greyhound
and again.
This picture shows, what appears
to be a lump at the base of her
shoulders, but it's just a tuft of
very thick hair.

Linda - Black & white Greyhound
In our kitchen
15th March 2015

Linda - Black & white Greyhound
15th March 2015

Black & white Greyhound
19th March 2015

Black & white Greyhound
Off lead walking through the woods
1st May 2015

Linda - Black & white Greyhound
In our kitchen
15th March 2015

Black & white Greyhound
19th March 2015

Black & white Greyhound
Settling in to her new home
15th April 2015

Linda- Black & white Greyhound
8th June 2015

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