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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Star arrived on Sunday 18th October 2015
and we have decided he is staying here with us.

Star's arrival and a brief history
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Star - Red Greyhound
Star is a large handsome red ex-racing greyhound who was born in June 2009, weighs 35.1k and he has a nice nature. He is neutered, inoculated and microchipped. His next inoculations are due on the 3rd January 2016
Star is a loving dog, super with children and we've been told he is okay with other breeds of dogs but this we will check out. He travels well in a car.

Star has become one of our dogs.

Star's Diary
* The branch kennel at the bottom of our garden is where Star and the other resident(s) will be for the first few days or so until he gets to know the other greyhounds. He has use of our garden and paddock, and once he gets to know the other dogs he will be allowed in the house during the day and all the dogs will then take it in turn to sleep in the house at night, so they become use to sleeping in both the kennel and the house.

21st October 2015
When Star visited the vets this morning he weighed in at 35.9k

23rd December 2015
Washing Star's eyes out with eye lotion each day has been making his eyes less sore, but once I stop doing it the go back to as they were. This morning we took him to the vets for an examination and we were given some fucithalmic vet 3gm drops to put in twice a day for a week.
Star is super at having them put in, he just lifts his nose in the air and waits for me to put them in. A kiss on his nose is all he wants once they are in and off he goes back to his bed.
27th December 2015

Star has taken to getting on the settee in the evenings next to Stuart and enjoys his cuddles. This evening as Sandy came over to say hello to Stuart Star growled at him. This is quite common with new dogs once they discover the enjoyment of company on the settee if another dog gets too close, they don't want to share it. Star suddenly found himself unceremoniously dumped on the floor with a 'get off', a little bewildered he stood up and walked into the kitchen to see me. "Well don't growl at other dogs when you are on the settee, it isn't allowed" I said, and ignored him. With his head down he took to the bed by the kitchen fire for an hour or so, then when he came to us again everyone was back to normal and hopefully a lesson has been learnt.
31st December 2015
Star has been on the fucithalmic vet 3gm drops for a week now for the conjunctivitus he has in both eyes and they seem no better. As a result he went to the vets again this morning for another examination. The vet gave him some different drops and he has another appointment to go back next Friday. If these drops don't work the vet wants to flush out his tear ducts.
8th January 2016
Star took a trip to the vets today for his booster inoculation and to have his eyes looked at. He weighed in at 34.3k. The vet, like us believe they are looking better and with us going away, and to be on the safe side it was suggested he stay on them for a further week. If Craig, who is looking after Star for us while we are away feels he needs to see the vet again then he can take him and we will proceed from there.
10th January 2016
This lunch time Craig, one of our branch volunteers called in to collect Star and take him home with him. He will be looking after Star until we return from holiday. It was a very sad feeling to see Star jump into the front seat of his van and curl up ready for the journey.
21st January 2016
We heard from Craig today that Star is doing well.
13th February 2016
This lunch time Craig brought Star back following our return from holiday. What a lovely welcome he gave us, but he'd lost some weight and quite a bit of hair from his back legs. Craig said he'd been fine, but we think he may have been worrying about us not coming back, bless him. All afternoon and evening he became our shadow not wanting us out of his sight. Think he was glad to be home!
22nd February 2016
We took Star to the vets this morning where he was going to have his tear ducts washed out to remove any infection deep inside them be cleaned out. All went well and we brought him home in the afternoon along with Alamo who had been spayed.
10th March 2016
Star weighed in at 35.6k today.
17th January 2017
As we are away on holiday Star is being looked after by Fen's owners till our return. We heard today he is settling and eating well.
28th January 2017
We received an email today letting us know that he has settled in well and is taken out for a walk twice a day by Dan.  He also plays in the garden with Fen but the weather is pretty dreadful so it isn’t so often.
14th August 2017
We took Star to the vets today, it was all very sudden.
First thing this morning he seemed fine, and seemed that way right up until after we fed him around 11.30 am. After he'd eaten his food he went in the garden as normal with the others and came back in afterwards with the others, nothing seemed odd.
Once in the kitchen he walked over to Stuart and rested his head on Stuart's lap and Stuart called me rather urgently. Star's front end was shaking and his neck and throat were pulsating (sort of). He seemed a little uncertain on his front legs and he wanted to close his eyes. We wondered if it were some sort of siezure but he wasn't displaying all the symptoms and his tail was up between his legs showing pain somewhere.
Having phoned the vets we were advised to take him straight in which we did. Stuart half expected it all to have stopped by the time he got there but it hadn't'. The vet examined him, he weighed 35 kg., took his temperature 39° instead of the normal 38.4° and put him on a drip. His heart rate was 100 beats instead of the normal 70 for a greyhound. He was given some paracetamol to bring his temperature down and a little later on in the day some Methadone for the pain to settle him. Bloods were taken and sent off, the results should be back tomorrow and he was given an xray and scan. The tests showed no blockage and the food he'd eaten this morning was still there and at the stage of digestion it should be for the time of day. The sounds in his heart were normal as was the shape of his heart.
The vet gave him an antibiotic injection and rang to say they were keeping him in over night. - Boy what a worry, especially with it coming on so quick.

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The branch kennel
* The branch kennel

Star - Red Greyhound
Taken before he came here
to be fostered - 30th August 2015

Star - Red Greyhound
In our garden - taken before he
came here to be fostered.
30th August 2015

Princess & Star - Greyhounds
Asleep with Princess in the kennel
20th October 2015

Star - Red Greyhound
Taking a rest
28th November 2015

Star - Red Greyhound
In our kitchen
11th January 2016

Star - Red Greyhound
3rd March 2016

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