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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Came to live with us on the 17th April, 1997
Died on the 28th July 1997

His Arrival and History
George a couple of days after he came to live with us

April 1997

A greyhound cross Irish Wolf Hound or Deer Hound George was about 9 years old when he came to live with us. He was one of 10 lurchers kept in appalling conditions.   When discovered in early February 1997 only 2 of the 10 could be rescued, the rest had either died or were so close they had to be put down. When found, George (his original name is unknown) was sleeping on bare concrete and was so weak he had to be lifted into the van. His very poor condition and slow recovery meant the Rescue Centre took a while to re-home him. He was very thin, had a sore on his chest and his coat was in a poor condition.
Our 'Gentleman' George
George in April 1997 enjoying the sun

April 1997

July 1997 - running along side the canal at Gargrave in Yorkshire

July 1997 - Gargrave canal bank

About Him

When George arrived he didn't wag his tail, walked with his head down and jumped at the slightest thing. Putting a place mat on the table and washing flapping on the line caused him to 'shy' away because he thought he was going to be hit. One afternoon he saw Stuart outside the shed with his wax jacket and cap on and growled ferociously at him - only stopping when he removed his cap and jacket and George saw who it was. We took from this his previous owner wore similarly clothing so Stuart generally wore something different when working outside in the rain.

It is believed he was used for hunting, maybe deer or other wildlife as he could leap a farm gate or hedge with no problem and the damaged flesh on his chest was thought to have been caused by jumping hedges and sleeping on concrete.

We had one scary moment when we first let him off the lead in the field because he just ran - straight for the hawthorne hedge, which he jumped with no problem and was half way across the next field before our calling him made him stop and we were able to coax him back. We don't know why he did it because he never did it again.

Slowly, the shyness and apprehension began to disappear. We encouraged him to walk with his head up and showed him how to wag his tail again. What a wonderful day that was when he first did it himself. Slowly he realised he had freedom to sit in the garden and enjoy the sun, run in the field, cuddle up on his favourite sheepskin rug, visit friendly people and go for walks. Slowly he realised there was 'love' around him and that we wouldn't hurt him, his ears lifted so they no longer hung limp by the side of his head and he started to enjoy life again. People began to commenting on how well he was getting on.

April 1997 - shortly after his arrival.

April 1997

May 1997 - on his sheepskin rug.

May 1997 - his favourite sheepskin rug
In July 1997

July 1997
As summer progressed the old wound on his chest became infected as there were bits of concrete and wood in it. The ointments and antibiotics from the vet was having little effect so he was operated on to remove all the debris.

Sadly, George died on the 28th July 1997 as he was coming round from the anesthetic. The vet believed he may have suffered from pneumonia or other serious illness at some time, which he managed to recover from but it left his heart weak. He had been with us just 3½ months. We were very, very upset because in the short time we knew him his kind and gentle nature came out, despite the way he was treated before he was rescued. In the short time we had him we taught him to walk 'proud' with his head held high and to wag his tail again. George was a real 'gentleman' and because of him and the love we had for him we decided to have another lurcher or greyhound in his memory.
George in July 1997
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