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)

Poppy arrived on Saturday 21st February 2015.
Went to her new home on Wednesday 8th April 2015.

Poppy's arrival and a brief history
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White & black Greyhound
Poppy is a very pretty small white and black greyhound who simply didn't want to race or chase. She was born on the 1st January 2013 and is spayed, inoculated and microchipped.
Poppy is a very affectionate, playful and loveable girl who can be a little timid at times. At first we thought she was nervous in new surroundings and frightened of the big outside world, but we now believe her behaviour is because she is not used to being walked with a collar and lead - she reacts the same in the house and outside once she is asked to walk forward by the pull on her collar, she just anchors her feet to the ground!
Poppy is cat trainable, is okay with other breeds of dogs and travels well in the car

Went to her new home on Wednesday 8th April 2015.
Poppy's Diary
21st February 2015

26th February 2015
It was a nice afternoon so we took Poppy in the side garden to take her photo because the back was very wet and churned up. She was very reluctant to walk along the drive and required Stuart to push her as well as me leading her. She is such a nervous girl of the big outside world, bless her. However, we must not pander to her ways and with much praise we got her up the steps into the garden where we took some photos. At first she was very scared, but after a while she settled and began to walk gingerly round the lawn. We eventually got some decent photos of her before the return trip to the house began. She was very reluctant at first, but once she realised she was going back inside the house she perked up. Back inside she quickly settled and she soon became her happy self again.
The spells when Poppy has been in the house with the other two new girls since their arrival has improved significantly, ther is now no panting when she's inside and she quickly settles, 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.
4th March, 2015
Poppy, bless her gets told off by the other dogs for not settling to one of the dogs beds, each time it happens she comes to us, which I try to minimise to avoid it becoming a habit. She has to learn to toughen up a bit.
She loves coming for cuddles and will rest her head on my lap for ages so she can be stroked. She is a very, very affectionate little girl wo looks to us for reassurance.
6th March 2015
Poppy discovered the raised Coolaroo bed in our bedroom this afternoon and she plucked up the courage to climb on and cuddle down amongst the duvet. She lay there all afternoon.
The 'penny is dropping' that "come on, do a widdle" means follow the others to the conservatory door and do what you have to do in the garden. She will now come running with the others, but still needs that final shove to get her through the doorway. If I hover around she stays near the door, so with Poppy we have to leave the room and go out of sight, upon which she will wander off and do her toilet. Upon being let back in she will always come to me for a cuddle to tell her what a good girl she is.
With Poppy discovering the Coolaroo bed I decided to make her sleep on that when it came to going to bed. Lena was in one bed and I put Poppy on the Coolaroo - she immediately walked off it, so I turned her around, got her on it, scooped her back legs under her so she was sitting, pulled her front legs from under her so she was laying down, pressed my hand on her head to make her rest her head on the duvet, then I placed my right hand firmly on her shoulder and pointed my left finger at her saying 'stay'. She got the message and never moved. Bliss !!!
7th March 2015
She's a monkey is Poppy, if she gets the chance she's up on our bed so she's quickly learning what 'off' means. A brave Poppy this afternoon - she lay on the popular dog bed in front of the kitchen fire. This evening she lay next to one of the other dogs laying on it and didn't flinch as Stuart moved around her constantly as he was tidying the kitchen.
9th March 2015
We've reached a real milestone in the past 24 hours - Poppy slept on the coolaroo bed all night and never moved. In the morning she ran outside with the others and did her toilet. After the guests had eaten their breakfast and all was cleared away we let the dogs in the garden again and Poppy raced out with them. There was no accidental poo in the living room to greet us as there has been since the day she came in the house all the time. We were out from between 11.30 am until 3.00 pm taking Toby to Barnard Castle where we met someone from the Pelaw Grange branch who was going to take him in and gave us Ice. We arrived back to find a bunch of happy dogs and no accidents. She ran outside with the others again, then later, when we took Mobi to the pub to see how he reacted to other breeds of dogs Poppy stayed behind with the others. Upon our return a very happy Poppy again - and no accidents. What a huge change there has been in her in just over 24 hours, it's quite remarkable.
Next hurdle is trying to get her to walk down the drive!
11th March 2015
Today we had 3 sets of families coming to look at the dogs during the afternoon and early evening, so it was a very busy day. Each time Poppy showed interest in wanting to meet them, so she took part each time. Meeting all these people under new circumstances is good for Poppy so involving her as much as possible in what we are doing is all beneficial for her.
She is a mummy's girl though - follows me most places (usually standing across in front of where I want to walk), and likes to know I am in my bed when it's time for her to go to hers at night. She's super at night now, knows which is her bed, is beginning to learn 'go to bed' and sleeps all night without so much as a peep.
12th March 2015
While I was tidying away the guest breakfast things in the conservatory I heard a little whimper. It happened again and I realised it was Poppy - did she want out? I let her in the garden and she immediately went up the steps and did a wee. Well I never, clever little Poppy.
This evening it happened again. She walked to the door, turned around and came back in the kitchen then went back to the door. As soon as I let her out she ran to the grass and did a wee. Needless to say she had a huge praise upon her return.
8th April 2015
This lunch time Poppy went off to her new forever home where we hope she will have a long and happy life with her new family.
30th April 2015
We heard this morning that Poppy is getting better every day. She walks well off the lead and she just loves to run. She is still wary of traffic noise, but her new owners are gradualy increasing her exposure to it. She is adored by everyone.
29th January 2016
We heard today that Poppy somehow fell of an embankment and badly broke a femur. She is fine now and just starting to run again. The surgeon is a genius.
31st January 2016
We heard today that Poppy is now running, and as her owners hoped this has made a massive improvement. She is using the leg almost as normal now, and is free from the episodes. They say they just need to work on her confidence when leaving the house, and near traffic.

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White & black Greyhound
In our garden
26th February 2015

White & black Greyhound
First trip to the pub
15th March 2015

White & black Greyhound
Becoming more confident
and wanting to explore.

White & black Greyhound
In the side garden having walked
down the drive on a lead for the
first time - willingly!!
19th March 2015

White & black Greyhound
and again.
19th March 2015

White & black Greyhound
and again.
19th March 2015

(If you have any information about any of them please let us know so we can update their pages
DURING 2011 - Kane, Kanga, Adelle, Benny
DURING 2010 - Freddie, Monty
DURING 2008 - Izzy
DURING 2007 - Joe, Paddy
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