Beech Hill House
Beech Hill House
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.

List of Greyhounds by the date they were homed with links to their diary pages
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Sid arrived on Friday 1st September 2017
Went to his new home on the 14th October 2017

Sid's arrival and a brief history
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Sid - black Greyhound

Sid is a tall black ex-racing greyhound who was born on the 24th September 2013. He is house trained, neutered, inoculated and microchipped.
Sid is a very loving lad who likes othing more than being with you and having lots of cuddles. He walks niclely on the lead but can be a little wary of new environments until he gets to know them and he travels well in a car.

Went to his new home on the 14th October 2017
Sid's Diary
1st September 2017

14th October 2017

15th October 2017
This evening we received an email from Sid's new owner saying: "So far, so good! Sid travelled home with no problems,  checked the house out, had two big wees in the garden. He was a bit freaked out when he was in the garden and the next door neighbour put some ladders up at the back of the house, then again when he saw a cat on the wall. He's had a nice walk, we stopped to talk to a lady with a shitzu, I kept him beside me but there was no lunging or barking, good lad! He's had his tea with chicken and gravy and loved it, then another wee in the garden. Flat out now after a play with his squeaky monkey. He's Brill".
16th October 2017

20th December 2017
We received a card today from Sid's owners thanking us for matching them up to him. They said "He is such a lovely dog - clever, gentle and funny. He has filled a huge hound shaped hole in our hearts left by Tina when she died."

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Seydou - Black Greyhound
In our garden
11th September 2017

We are so pleased he is settled especially with him having such an unsettling start when he first arrived with us.
24th September 2018
Well, it’s Sid's 5th birthday (same day as the Queen!!), which means it is exactly 1 year since we said "I do" (want that greyhound). He is a super dog, so affectionate and funny. Not always great with other dogs, fine with polite ones over a certain size, but can't stand any jumping or barking at him. He will either try to hide behind you or jump towards them and bark to try to scare them off. He does quite like the bitches and has a posse of females who greet him in the mornings.
At home he is just wonderful, went through a spate of doing little squirts on furniture to start off with, but to be fair, he could probably smell the other dogs who'd gone before him (and what's a little squirt between friends).
We met Star, the white and black bitch who has just come to live in Dalton, but they snarled at each other and barked, so time will tell. I have attached a pic of our boy with his new birthday toy - Isn't he handsome?
25th January 2019
Sid was a happy boy in the boarding kennels at the weekend (waiting for a ball to be thrown apparently) – they have named him Supersonic Sid
11th April 2019
Sid’s bad foot that happened last Christmas has left him with a slight intermittent limp, but his owner’s can't see any reason for it. They've borrowed some nail clippers as they thought one of his nails was a bit long.

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