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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Ned arrived on Tuesday 14th July 2015
Went to his new home on Friday 17th March 2017.

Ned's arrival and a brief history
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Ned - Black Greyhound




Ned is a lovely ex-racing Greyhound who was born on the 10th August 2010. He is 100% perfect in the house, very friendly and thrives on love and affection. He is house trained, neutered, inoculated and microchipped.
Before Ned arrived here he was attacked by 2 off lead labradoodles and the incident has made him wary of dogs other than greyhounds. Sheep, horses and squirels don't bother him.
In areas where he is the only dog Ned walks nicely on the lead and is quite relaxed, but when he sees another dog he becomes anxious.

Went to his new home on Friday 17th March 2017.

Ned's Diary
14th July 2015
Ned arrived this lunch time, and what a lovely dog he is. After his owner / trainer left we introduced him to the other greyhounds and all went well.
With Ned living in his owner / trainer's house these past 3 months we brought him straight in the house and this is where he will sleep, so no kennel for him.
15th July 2015
Ned was a bit unsettled to begin with last night being with a lot of strange dogs who all seemed to have their favourite beds at night, but once he'd found himself one he felt was okay he settled.
21st July 2015
This afternoon Ned was examined by the vet, all was well and he had a kennel cough inocuation.
23rd July 2015
This evening we noticed one Ned's back feet was swollen, not sure why so we will have to keep an eye on it.
24th July 2015
This morning Ned's back foot was still swollen with one pad worse than the rest, it felt hot and he didn't want us to touch it. He didn't want any breakfast and refused to get off our bed where he'd settled while we were serving the b & b guests their breakfast. I couldn't see any cuts, puncture marks nor anything stuck in it and when we did finally get him off our bed he walked with his foot raised from the ground. He really wasn't a happy lad, just wanting to sleep on our bed and do nothing else. Still not sure what was causing the problem we put him on antibiotics and Metacam to try and ease the pain, and bring the swelling and temperature down.
25th July 2015
This afternoon Ned's previous owner / trainer came with Star who will be here until we find him his forever home. When Ned heard her voice he went to greet her and she noticed him hopping towards her holding his back foot off the ground.
She lay him down and thoroughly examined his foot, decided nothing was broken or sounded unusual and at this point we wondered if he'd been bitten or stung. We gave him some Piriton, an antihistamine tablet because if it was a sting or a bite this will help him.
26th July 2015
This morning Ned's foot looks and feels a lot better and he's beginning to put his foot on the ground when he's walking. He must be feeling much better because he's also beginning to mingle with the other dogs again.
15th August 2015
Ned has seen a few different dogs through the gate as our bed and breakfast guests come and go. If they are quiet and he's on his own or with a quiet dog he seems to be okay and will stand and watch. However, if he is with Jack or another dog who barks at them Ned will join in, especially if the dog on the other side of the gate starts barking as well.
We do know Ned was fine with other breeds of dogs until the day two off lead labradoodles attacked him and the other greyhound walking with him. The other greyhound was quite badly hurt and so traumatised that he could no longer race for fear of another dog touching him. Ned wasn't hurt as bad, but with him being there at the time he is now very wary of dogs off the lead or those who are very bouncy and 'in your face', which is understandable.
28th December 2015
This afternoon Ned's original owner/trainer brought Kit here and took Ned back with her to live in her house while we are on holiday to South Africa to save him going into kennels while we are away. Boy, what a greeting he gave her, it was so lovely to see, to see that he remembered her and thought a lot of her. He walked from the house as happy as could be.
29th February 2016
This afternoon Ned arrived back having spent his 'holidays' with his previous trainer/owner while we were away on our holiday. He absolutely adores his previous owner/trainer, loved his daily runs in her field and came back looking very muscled and relaxed.
16th September 2016
Ned went out walking with one of our volunteers this afternoon. Something he loves doing so long as they take him somewhere where there will be few or no other breeds out and about. His new jacket arrived yesterday, a little big for him, but it does the trick. It's bright red with white lettering on each side saying 'I'm scared of other dogs'. This way people approaching with other dogs will see and hopefully keep their distance and reduce his agitation.
28th October 2016
It was when Emily, one of our volunteers came to walk the dogs this afternoon we noticed Ned not jumping up at the gate with the others but standing quietly in front of it. Normally Ned is there joining in with the 'mad' greeting and Emily commented on it. I said he'd done the same thing yesterday when Kate and David, two other volunteers came to walk them. Yesterday, because Ned was quiet I let him go for a walk to praise him for being good and waiting patiently. Needless to say, once he was the other side of the gate he became very excited that he'd been chosen and was impatient to get his lead, special coat and muzzle on and off for his walk.
Today because he was quietly waiting we let him through the gate to go for a walk. Again he became excited while he was having his coat, lead and muzzle on and he was looking forward to his walk. When Emily arrived back with him she said he's a "funny thing" because today he became anxious at anything he saw in the distance - even when it was a solitary person, perhaps he thought there was a dog lurking somewhere, and when walking away from them he kept looking over his shoulder to see if anyone or thing was following him.
Although Ned will often come in our bedroom and jump on the bed when I'm going for a nap and snuggle next to me, this evening was the first time since he'd arrived that he voluntarily climbed on the settee and cuddled next to Stuart. Think Stuart was a little surprised when he realised it was Ned and not one of the others - a huge milestone undertaken!
17th March 2017
This lunch time Sally from the Greyhound Aid League (Isle of Man) arrived with Ned's new owner to complete all the adoption paperwork and take him to his new home on the Isle of Man.
At first we thought this special day was not going to happen despite all the planning because the storms and bad weather of last night had caused the Isle of Man ferry this morning to be cancelled. Thankfully, Sally and Pauline who will be Ned's new owner anticipated this and came over yesterday and stayed the night in the Holiday Inn in Lancaster before coming here today.
Before they left they went for a long walk with Ned and Emily who is one of our branch volunteers who walks Ned frequently. Ned's new owner wanted to see how Emily handled him while out and about especially when another dog was in sight. The weather wasn't good but they had their walk.
It was hit or miss as to whether their ferry back to the Island was going to sail this evening because the winds were not abating as quickly as anticipated, but they set off just in case it did sail. Packed with enough food to get him home, a coat to keep him warm and dry on the journey and his posh walking out coat that warned others to keep other breeds of dogs away from him, off he went. It was a strange feeling seeing him settled into the duvet in the back of the car and heading off. Ned has been with us a long time and the house will seem very strange without him, but he's found his forever home at last and we wish him a long and happy life there.
18th March 2017
We heard this morning that because last night's ferry was cancelled Sally, Pauline and Ned stayed the night at the Stork Hotel just south of Lancaster. This way they knew they could get to Heysham Port if it sailed or head off to Birkenhead if the Heysham one was cancelled again.
Ned had been super in the hotel, was in the dining room last night while they had dinner, slept on his duvet in the bedroom and came down to breakfast with them in the morning.
The Heysham Ferry was again cancelled so off they set for the drive to Birkenhead to catch the afternoon sailing from there. Sally mentioned it had sailed from the Isle of Man that morning so they will be able to get on it for the journey home that afternoon.
We received a message this evening to say that after a long and memorable weekend Ned was at last in his new home and settling in for the evening.
22nd May 2017
We heard today from Sally of the Greyhound Aid League on the Isle of Man that Ned is settling in very well with his new family and big brother Blue. She sees him often and he is looking well and happy.
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Ned - Back Greyhound

Ned - Back Greyhound
In our garden
14th July 2015

Ned - Back Greyhound
8th August 2015

Ned - Back Greyhound
28th November 2015

Ned - Back Greyhound
28th November 2015

Ned - Back Greyhound
In our garden
3rd March 2016

Ned - Back Greyhound
8th May 2016

Ned - Back Greyhound
8th May 2016

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