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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Scolar arrived on Tuesday 13th October 2015
Went to his new home on Friday 30th October 2015.

Scolar's arrival and a brief history
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Scolar - black greyhound
Scolar is a black greyhound with a white dash down his nose who was born in January 2012 and weighs 29.1k.
He is house trained, neutered, inoculated and microchipped.
Scolar is a really nice quiet boy who loves cuddles, walks nicely on the lead and travels well in a car.

Went to his new home on Friday 30th October 2015.
Scolar's Diary

13th October 2015
Scolar arrived just after lunch - what a lovely dog he is although a little shy when he first met us, which may be because he was nervous and feeling somewhat out of his comfort zone.
After is owner left we introduced him one at a time to the other greyhounds, and because all the body language seemed okay we put muzzles on them all so they could freely wander around the garden together with no mishaps.
Scolar came in the house later, and although a little nervous to start with later settled to one of the dog beds in the living room.
Feeding him proved a little difficult because he was so wary of what was happening around him (2 others eating their dinner) he couldn't concentrate on his food until the other two were out of the kitchen, but then not for long. Leaving all his food other than the meat he went to the conservatory door asking to go out with the others.
Although a little unsettled we've had no accidents in the house and come bed time, once I showed him which was his bed and settled him down in it he went to sleep with all the others.
16th October 2015
This morning Scolar went to the vets to be neutered and to give him his first inoculation because he came with no paperwork. He weighed in at 29.1k
22nd October 2015
Found the white bath mat from our bathroom in Scolar's bed today with him sitting on it! Took it away and gave him one of his blankets to sit on.
23rd October 2015
Found the bath mat from our bathroom in Scolar's bed again today - just abandoned this time!
30th October 2015
This afternoon Scolar went off to his new home where we hope he has a long and happy life.
28th November 2015
We heard today that Scolar's doing fine. He's very happy in his new home, despite being terribly abused by his owner's daughter in law who puts the baby's socks on him when they visited their baby granddaughter. Scolar, they say is 100% safe with her.
4th December 2015
We received a picture today by email of Scolar fast asleep in his new home looking very chilled out and relaxed.
10th December 2015
Received an email this evening from Scolar's owners, this is what it said:
"Thought you'd be amused to know Scolar's been entertaining guests on his own. We both had to be out this evening so my friend Judith came round with Pip, her elderly but characterful Jack Russell. They had a lovely time with Scolar. Everyone likes him! Greyhounds are the best".
31st January 2016
We heard today that "Scolar's going on his first holiday tomorrow, a short break to celebrate an 80th birthday, it will be me and Steve, our son Tom and his wife Eglė, baby Emilija and mum in law Jude, and Scolar". This evening he had his pre-holiday bath which involved laying in front of the fire on a towel to dry off.
17th April 2016
This afternoon we received an email from Scolar's owner with a picture of him soaking up some rays after a hard morning running on the shore at Bolton le Sands.

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Scolar - black greyhound
In our kitchen
21st October 2015

Scolar - black greyhound
Dressed up in the baby's socks!
28th November 2015

Scolar - black greyhound
Relaxed in his new home
4th December 2015

Scolar - black greyhound
Keeping warm.
31st January 2016

Scolar - black greyhound
Enjoying the Spring sunshine
17th April 2016

Scolar - black greyhound
30th August 2016

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