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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Stan arrived on Monday 9th February 2015.
Went to his forever home on Wednesday 1st April 2015

Stan's arrival and a brief history
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Black Greyhound
Stan is a handsome black ex-racing greyhound who was born on the 23rd November 2009. He has a lovely nature, weighs about 30.5k, is house trained, neutered, inoculated, microchipped, walks nicely on the lead and travels well in the car.

In our garden
10th February 2015

Went to his forever home on Wednesday 1st April 2015

Stan's Diary
9th February 2015

26th March 2015
This morning Wendy's husband brought a new born lamb in the house that had been abandoned by it's mother during the night. She was very cold and weak, and had to be tube fed. She was so weak there seemed little hope for her, but she was placed on some towels in front of the fire to get warm with all fingers crossed.
Stan amazed everyone by going over to her and after a gentle examination started licking her face, nibbling her ears and nudging her before laying down beside her.
At one point when Stan was away from the lamb Precious went over and tried getting the lamb to play with her only to be severely told off by Stan before he lay down by her side again and refused to move. Bless him!
Bed time and the lamb was placed in a cat basket to keep her warm and protect her and taken upstairs - all the greyhounds following and Stan laying by the side of the basket.
27th March 2015
This morning the lamb seemed brighter and was on her feet. She followed Stan everywhere!
Come evening Wendy and James went to friends for dinner and on the way back James called in to see how the sheep and lambs were doing. Finding a dead lamb he collected the lamb from the house and tried putting her with the ewe who seemed to have plenty of milk with the hope she would be accepted and looked after by the ewe.
28th March 2015
When Stan realised the lamb had gone he lay at the top of the stairs looking very sad and unhappy. Poor Stan was missing the lamb and he remained quiet and sad, not moving from the stairs more than he had to.
When James went to visit the lamb to see how she was getting on he found her in the corner of the pen, very hungry and cold - she had been rejected by the ewe.
Back in the house Stan became ecstatic when he saw the lamb being returned. She was now called Suzy and Stan commenced is foster mum bit. He was happy to see Suzy back.
1st April 2015
Stan went off to his forever home today, but before he went Wendy managed to take some photos of him with Suzy. Everyone is convinced that had it not been for Stan's affection Suzy would not have survived - he gave her that love and affection she needed to pull through.
(Suzy later went to another ewe who lost her lamb and she was accepted, so Suzy is back with the flock where she belongs and is doing well).
16th April 2015
We received an email today letting us know how Stan was doing. His new owner says:
"He's been as good as gold in the house, not put a paw wrong. He knows where the treat cupboard is; he's first upstairs to get the best place in bed; gets on well with Molly and loves his cuddles. It feels like he has always been here. He was very scared at first and didn't want to go out of the door and I had awful problems getting him in the car. He also showed aggressive behaviour towards other dogs (not greyhounds) when out walking (I think he was just very scared). He has now been with us for two weeks, is first out of the door into the garden, getting him in the car is much easier and yesterday when Louise was out with them he met a large boxer (off lead),a collie and a westie and didn't bat an eyelid even when the boxer charged past him.  WELL DONE STAN !!! I'm really proud of him.
I cannot thank you enough for letting me have him, he is an absolute dream. Oh! by the way he now sleeps on his back waving his differentials in the breeze, what a poseur".

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Black Greyhound
In the pub
9th February 2015

Stan - Black Greyhound
and with Sandy
9th February 2015

Stan - Black Greyhound
at home
9th February 2015

Black Greyhound
In the garden
9th February 2015

Black Greyhound
10th February 2015

Black Greyhound
4th March 2015

Black Greyhound
Suzy having a cuddle
1st April 2015

Stan - Black Greyhound
10th March 2015

Black Greyhound
With the Suzy the poorly new born lamb
26th March 2015

Black Greyhound
With Suzy who is now feeling better.
1st April 2015

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