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.

'Caring for my
rescued Greyhound'

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Greyhound Book

71 pages of useful hints and tips

Jenny Stott

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Hints and information including:

As a new Greyhound owner
A few simple things to remember
The first few days
What is leadership?
Why is leadership so important?
What is a pack?
Turning a pack into a team
Leadership in a pack of dogs
Leadership in a pack of humans and animals
Strengths and weaknesses of an owner
Ways to improve your leadership skills
Born to run and bred to chase
Walking your Greyhound
The importance of walking your Greyhound
What is a structured walk?
House Training

Telling us they want to go out
The odd accident
Accidents during the night
Submissive, Fear and Excited Urination

Health and Physical Care

Lifting a Greyhound
Oral hygiene
Tooth brushing
Joints and Circulation
Bald patches
Diet and feeding
Dental Care
Inoculations, Fleas, Ticks and Worms

Diet and Feeding

New Greyhounds
Speed of eating
Food additives
Feed less than 20% protein
How often and quantity
Ideal weight and overweight
Fish Oils
Dried Pigs Ears
Feeding Bowls
Warning - Bloat


Beds and bedding
Warmth and coats

Greyhounds with Children
Teaching them to respect
Approaching a strange dog
Greyhounds with Cats
Fears and Anxieties

Going to a new home
Meeting People
Fight, Flight and Confusion
Separation Anxiety
Nervous Dogs
Choosing a boarding kennel

Teaching Basic Commands
General Training, No, Back, Stay, Wait, Walk on, Come, Leave, Sit, Go Down, Stand, Off, Up / Jump, This way, Side, Side and stay, Go to Bed
Teaching Recall
If your Greyhound won't come back -
FIVE things to remember.
Nervous Greyounds
Nervous Greyhound

. . . Separation anxiety - Dogs who chew are frustrated and anxious so chew to release an endorphin in the brain that helps to calm them down - the importance of 'stay there, back soon' . . .

Raised feeding bowls
Raised feeding bowls

. . . A guide to the warmth of your greyhound is to feel his ears and feet.  If your dog’s ears are cold then he is cold and needs a coat on or covering up with a blanket.  If his feet are also cold then he is cold throughout his body and must be warmed up with a coat and blankets. This is important after an anaesthetic and when the weather fluctuates. .

Greyhound Treats
Greyhound Treats

The perfect reference book.

Ideal gift for yourself or friend.

The perfect Christmas present
for all greyhound lovers and owners

. . . Give them time to learn to understand what you want of them and talk to them because even if they don't understand your words, they understand your voice. . . .

Greyhounds Make Great Pets
Greyhounds Make Great Pets

. . . Many things people take for granted in this world of ours are strange to a Greyhound who's spent most of it's life in kennels. Items such as cyclists, horses, lorries, fairgrounds, trains, washing machines and glass doors are all alien to them. . .

Ex-racing Greyhounds
Ex-racing Greyhounds

. . . A Greyhound is the only known breed of dog who recognise their own breed. Some Greyhounds living in kennels are not socialised with other breeds of dogs so find they don't know what these 'creatures' are when they come into the big outside world. For all they know they could be creatures from another planet come to get them. As a new Greyhound owner it is your responsibility as 'pack leader' to help them through this stage without encouraging fear. Just because people know they are other dogs don't assume your Greyhound does. . .

Greyhounds and Cats
Greyhounds and Cats

. . . Your Greyhound will thrive on love and affection but only if you become his pack leader to provide him with the rules, boundaries and limitations, which he needs and to which he must abide.  Dogs who understand these become stable and happy dogs. Feeling sorry for him because he’s a rescue dog does not help him.

Greyhound Puppy
Greyhound Puppy

. . . No matter how old a dog is or for how long a dog may have had an issue it is never too late to change him.  This is because a dog doesn’t live in the past as do humans. Don't label the dog's issue on it coming from a rescue centre because a dog lives for today, not in the past and will change if helped. He just needs time . . . . .

Greyhound running
Greyhound Running

. . . It is important that the complete dry food people feed their Greyhounds contains less than 20% protein. Giving them a food with more than 20% can induce hyperactivity and similar behavioural problems that are avoided by using the correct Greyhound food. . .

Lifting a Greyhound
Lifting a Greyhound

. . . Never pick a Greyhound up under their stomach as this area is full of vital organs, the correct way to pick them up is to 'scoop' them up like this. . . .

Adorable Companions
Adorable Companions

. . . Always put the collar on and fasten it just behind the ears because this is where the neck is at its narrowest. This means when your greyhound shakes its head it can't shake it out of the collar because it isn't loose enough as it would be if placed on the neck lower down . . .

. . . If your dog is off the lead and won't come back to you, use the 'DIG' method to get him to come to you. If you do it right, his curiosity will get the better of him because he has to come to see what you are doing. This is how you do it . . .

: We are not experts, far from it, but over the years we have gained knowledge of Greyhounds which we think may be of help to others rehoming their new Greyhound or Lurcher. When I meniton Greyhounds I also mean Lurchers and when I mention him I also mean her).

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