Beech Hill House
Beech Hill House
Quality Bed & Breakfast in the English Lake District
(Certificate of Excellence - 6th year)
Dogs welcome, large or small, one or more.
A Greyhound haven!

Greyhounds in long-term fosterer homes:

since July 2004

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Fostering and re-homing greyhounds in the South Lake District, Cumbria

(cat friendly)

Tonto arrived on Monday 29th June 2015.
Went to his new home on Friday 10th July 2015

Tonto's arrival and a brief history
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Tonto is a very handsome brindle and white greyhound who is cat trainable. Born in November 2011 he is house trained, neutered, inoculated and microchipped.

Went to his new home on Friday 10th July 2015

Tonto's Diary
* The branch kennel at the bottom of our garden is where * 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.

10th July 2015
This afternoon Tonto went off to his new home where we hope he will have a long and happy life with his new family, which includes 5 cats.
12th July 2015
We received a phone call this morning from Tonto's new owners asking for some advice. Tonto wouldn't stand up this morning and when he did it was a struggle to get his back end up. There appeared to be something wrong with his back legs. His new owners have some laminate flooring and we wondered if he'd slipped and done the splits on this. They said he was okay last night after his last walk.
We heard later the vet had come out to see him and gave him a pain killing injection and some Metacam, and suggested seeing how things went in a couple of days or so.
16th July 2015
We received a call today from Tonto's new owners saying Tonto had been to the vets for an x-ray in an attempt to discover why he was having a problem with his back end. They found all was okay, but a closer inspection of his foot found he'd been bitten because his foot was swollen, bitten possibly by a horse fly.
30th July 2015
We've had Tonto here for a few days under assessment following one or two settling in issues that we couldn't understand. We’ve found if Tonto doesn’t want to go outside and we put a lead on him he will walk to the door so long as you walk alongside him and don’t pull the lead hard.  Once you get to the door if he won’t go outside at this point then walk out the door with him still on his lead.  Once he’s fully outside you can take his lead off him and step back inside and he will wander off and do his toilet.
1st August 2015
Tonto's new owners came to collect him today and we've just heard they are home safe, Tonto has had a good nosey around and is now having a nap.
10th August 2015
We heard today that things are going really well. Tonto is happy in his favourite place and there have been no separation anxiety issues for a while now. Tonto is still having problems with his feet, he won't leave the garden to go for a walk, but interestingly he loves going out in the car and will walk back home! They went to a rescue dog event yesterday,and he loved it. As his new owners are writing this he's on his back with his legs up in the air - must be happy. 

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The branch kennel
* The branch kennel

Tonto - white & brindle greyhound
12th July 2015

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