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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Tommy arrived on Thursday 16th April 2015
Went to his new home on Friday 17th July 2015.

Tommy's arrival and a brief history
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Brindle Greyhound

Tommy is a lovely dark brindle ex-racing greyhound who was born in May 2010. He weighs 34k, is inoculated and microchipped.
Tommy has a nice nature, loves people and travels well in a car. His current owner/trainer tells us he is good on the lead, only time he pulls is when he wants to get home for tea.
He is perfect when left on his own, is great with kids and everyone - he just loves being loved. He is alright with other dogs, just has a bark but when he gets up close to other breed of dogs he's fine with them. He hasn't got a bad bone in his body. He has a bent tail which he's had since he was a pup, which doesn't seem to bother him.

Went to his new home on Friday 17th July 2015.

Tommy's Diary
* The branch kennel at the bottom of our garden is where Tommy and the other resident(s) will be for the first day 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.

16th April 2015
Tommy arrived this evening and after his owner/trainer left we introduced him to the other dogs in the kennel, which is is where he is going to be sleeping for a while.
17th April 2015
Tommy was brought here specifically for a couple who wanted a brindle and they were desperate to see him. This afternoon they called in to see him, but Tommy really wasn't interested. As he only arrived last night and still with less than 24 hours here under his belt he was still very nervous and wary of his surroundings. I suggested that today was possibly not the best time to visit him and could they come back in a few days once he'd settled.
18th April 2015
This afternoon a couple of our volunteer dog walkers called in and took four of them for a walk, one of which was Tommy. Think he enjoyed that although they said he pulled somewhat at the beginning.
27th April 2015
When Tommy arrived we were told he was a 'greedy dog' and boy has he lived up to that. First in the food bowl, first finished then first to try and push one of the others from their food. However, that game is NOT allowed here and the penny has finally dropped that he eats his own food and leaves the others to eat theirs.
The kennel dogs (as we call them) always eat from raised stands, one bowl of food on each side. They are taught to eat their own food and not touch the other one or anything from the other double stand. At first they bolt their food down, but when they realise the other dog is not allowed to touch theirs they slow down and begin to eat at a normal pace. I teach them this by placing my hand upright on the pole in the middle of the stand, in effect making a barrier, which I can move to the right or left according to which dog needs guiding back to their dish, no words are used, just the movement of the hand.
To begin with Tommy was having none of this, so once his food had been eaten I had to hold him back firmly by the collar until the others had finished their food. This progressed to holding his collar and guiding his head away from the other dishes as he turned or moved towards the other dishes, then to stand and wait. This morning he ate his food then turned and walked away to do a wee then come back, look at the others still eating, then stand by my side until they walked away before going to check to see what was left. Something that is also NOT allowed so the dishes were gently collected up to stop him.
Tommy was what I call a 'kennel pusher' when he arrived - uses his body weight to get his own way, be first to do everything disregarding the rest and generally pushing me about when he's around me. Oh boy, are they are hard work, and many a swear word spoken as he pushes me into the side of the kennel section as I'm sorting out the bedding or fixing a door open. It is so rewarding when a 'kennel pusher' realises that tactic won't work with me and the one that does get them the affection they crave for is the gentle and polite dog who waits his turn with the rest. At this point they become adorable and a pleasure to have. Bullet was the same when he arrived, now he's a lovely lad and will make someone an adorable companion.
22nd May 2015
Tommy likes strawberries!
31st May 2015
Tommy's made it into the living room tonight and settled on one of the beds where he looked as if he was the cat that got the cream! He's been coming in the house during the day as far as the kitchen for a while now, so we thought we would see how he was in our part of the house without restrictions.
9th June 2015
Tommy has calmed down hugely now that he's living and sleeping in the house all the time. In fact, he's turned into a lap dog - found sleeping on the settee with his head on Stuart's lap most agreeable!
Once they've all been out last thing Tommy can be found on the settee where he cuddles down for the night and stays till the morning.
Tommy loves to bark at aeroplanes as they fly over. He runs to try and catch them. We joke we hoped he doesn't go to live near an airport or his owners would get no peace. He is so funny, you would think he would give up in the end but he never did and every new plane who flew over was a new challenge to him.
He is still very inquisitive into everything we do and still wants to be first out the door or first back in, but we are working on this and the 'penny will drop' soon (we hope) that there is no need to be first all the time, in fact it can be detrimental!
7th July 2015
This morning Tommy went to the vet for his dental and to have his second inoculation before going off to his new home. He had 3 teeth removed and the rest cleaned, so he should feel alot better soon. As all went well he came home in the afternoon and a little later in the evening we gave him some soft food because he was hungry and wouldn't settle. Once something was in his stomach he settled for the night.
17th July 2015
This morning Tommy's new owners called to collect him. He gave them a lovely welcome and after all the adoption paperwork was complete he went off in their car to his new home where we hope he will have a long and happy life with his new family.
19th August 2015
We heard today that Tommy's doing really well. He's settled in now and has made himself right at home, a real part of the family, we love him to bits.
27th December 2015
We heard today via Facebook that Tommy hasn't barked at any aeroplanes since he's been in his new home, but he still likes to jump up and give you a big kiss. He has settled in so well he is so loving but very sensitive he can tend to worry if he thinks something is not right with his new owners or the other dogs, they have become very close, he's a real part of their family.


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The branch kennel
* The branch kennel

Brindle Greyhound

Brindle Greyhound
Tommy during his racing days

Brindle Greyhound
In our garden
26th April 2015

Brindle Greyhound
and again.
26th April 2015

Tommy - Brindle Greyhound
30th April 2015

Tommy - Brindle Greyhound
30th April 2015

Tommy - Brindle Greyhound
In his new home
23rd August 2015

Tommy - Brindle Greyhound
23rd August 2015

Tommy - Brindle Greyhound
With his new family
23rd August 2015

Brindle Greyhound
being cheeky!
15th May 2015

Tommy - Brindle Greyhound
23rd August 2015

Tommy - Brindle Greyhound
23rd August 2015

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