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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Isobel arrived on Thursday 22nd September 2016.
Sadly she passed away on Friday 7th October 2016 while she was coming round from
necessary dental work, her heart stopped and the vets were unable to bring her round.

Isobel's arrival and a brief history
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Isobel is a lovely small black and white greyhound who had been living in a home for about 8 years before coming into the Lancashire and Belle Vue branch of the Retired Greyhound Trust. She came to them with no information supplied, underweight and badly in need of a dental although from the look of things she'd already had one at some time. She will be 11 years old in December and the branch vets said she was in very good health. She received a full blood test which came back all okay, her inoculations were out of date and the vets said they were 99% certain she had not been spayed.
Knowing I was looking for an 'older' female for a lady arrangements were made to bring Isobel here on the 22nd September 2016.
Isobel is house trained, microchipped and walks lovely on the lead as well as travelling okay in a car. She has a beautiful sweet nature and you can't help but fall in love with her. We are very concerned about her mouth and will be getting her a dental before she goes off to her new home.

Isobel passed away on Thursday 7th October 2016.

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Isobel is in the front
Maxi at the back, Isobel in the front
27th September 2016

Isobel's Diary
22nd September 2016

4th October 2016
When Isobel arrived here she was rather on the thin side and because I have been soaking her food she has been putting weight on nicely. She loves her food and always eats it all up.
5th October 2016
I'm getting quite concerned about Isobel's mouth as she seems in more pain now than when she did when she arrived and I will be glad when she goes to the vets on Friday for her dental. Just wished I could have got her in earlier, but the vets had no spaces till then. I gave her an antibiotic capsule this morning and some Metacam in her breakfast in the hope it will ease things till she goes in.
6th October 2016
.Isobel had more Metacam and another antibiotic capsule this morning and this evening she enjoyed laying next to Stuart on the settee. She is such a happy little girl and loves being cuddled but she doesn't want to be touched under her chin. Yesterday I gently washed all the brown marks from around her lips on both sides of her mouth thinking it was food, but while I was doing it I think it may have been old blood. It all returned by this morning despite her having nothing to eat which confirmed my earlier thoughts.
7th October 2016
This morning Isobel happily walked out the front door with Stuart on the way to the vets, and as I watched them go I remember thinking what a happy girl she is and looking forward to her coming home and nursing her better before going off to her new home.
When Stuart arrived back he mentioned they will be doing Isobel's dental after one being done in the morning and because of the time scales involved they may keep her in over night to give her chance to recover properly.
Knowing how concerned I was for her one of the vets phoned shortly after 3pm to say not to worry, all was going well, they had done one side and were now on the other - they were bad and some of the teeth had fused to the jaw bone, caused by the infection she had which she'd had a long time. She was on a drip and they were carefully monitoring her. Asking if they would let me know the moment she came round okay the vet promised she would.
At 4.50pm we received a call from the vet who was in tears. Isobel had 'crashed' in recovery and passed away between 4.20pm and 4.30pm. The dental had been completed, and everything had been going so well with her recovery when her heart just stopped, they used CPR but couldn't get her back. We were stunned, shocked and devistated by the news and asked if we could have her ashes back here. Our lovely Isobel didn't deserve this after all she'd been through during her life. The flowing tears wouldn't stop. The last time this had happened to us was with George back in 1997. Every dog going on the operating table has awoke my concern since that day and the vets know to always ring me the moment they come round and they know they are okay. We've had over 400 dogs go to the vets for operations since George, and all have been okay, but the loss of Isobel this way is very hard to take in.
Just before 7pm I got myself together enough to ring and break the sad news to the lady who was looking forward to adopting Isobel. No words can describe how either of us felt, just tears and the words 'why Isobel?' It was left we would speak again in a couple of days once we've both had chance to take everything in.

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