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

email us


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

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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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Below is one of the 82 dogs we fostered for Dumfriesshire & Cumbria
Greyhound Rescue between July 2004 and the 5th December 2009.
On the 9th December 2009 we became the SOUTH LAKES branch
of the Retired Greyhound Trust for whom we are now foster

Arrived with us on Saturday 18th June 2005
Went to his new home on Friday 22nd July 2005

Moss's arrival and a brief history

Moss is a 4 year old black Greyhound

Saturday 18th June 2005
Just four hours and he's at home already!

36 kg

Moss is a black, neutered Greyhound who is house-trained, fully inoculated and micro-chipped. He was born on the 1st August 2000, which makes him almost 5 years old and weighs 79lbs (36k).
Moss is an ex-racer who was re-homed by his trainer direct last September. At some stage in his racing career he pulled a ligament in his back left leg, which was operated on. His leg is fine and doesn't seem to show any sign of injury other than

one of his toe nails stands slightly higher than the rest. His new owners had a large number of rabbits and guinea pigs and although they made every effort to keep him away from them, Moss found them too irresistible and his entrance into the compound ended in blood being spilt. After much thought his owners realised their home wasn't the best one for him and asked if we could foster him until we found him a new home. They loved him to bits, say he is a big softie, walks on the lead and been happily living with three other dogs.
Went to his new home on Friday 22nd July 2005

Moss's Diary
Saturday 18th June 2005
Moss just jumped into our car when we called to collect him and any concerns of how he might settle with the other three vanished instantly because he got on with all of them from the start.
When we arrived home we showed him around the garden and house then took him for a walk, calling in the pub on the way back, which he took in his stride saying hello to everyone then laying on the carpet and dozed off with the others. He ate his dinner well and never tried eating any of the others. After another short walk he then sat out on the lawn the rest of the evening whilst we enjoyed a barbeque. He really enjoyed sitting in the garden with the others and every so often had a wander around or a roll in the grass. His previous owners only bathed him a few days ago so we never bothered because his coat is in a wonderful condition and very, very shiny.
Sunday 19th June 2005
Had no problems with Moss at all last night. When we showed him his bed he just lay down and went to sleep till the morning. Had no accidents not even tried 'marking his spot' - what a star! Spent most of the day gardening as it was such a lovely day and Moss wandered in and out of the house all day enjoying the sunshine, freedom and chance to stroll around the garden - once he even did a circuit run round the trees, which made his somewhat out of breath. We didn't go for a walk during the day as it was far too hot and no one would have thanked me for taking them so we did two walks late afternoon and early evening, which Moss enjoyed. He walks well on the lead even when linked on a double chain with one of the others. As it was so warm we kept the conservatory door open to the garden quite late and we spotted Moss and Blue running round the garden playing together - it was lovely to see. He is just so easy to look after and a pleasure to have.
20th June 2005
Today was Moss's big day in front of the camera for the 'Long Legged Beauties' Rescued Greyhound Calendar 2006 and we all took the day out to Bassenthwaite Lakeside Lodges, Bassenthwaite near Keswick in Cumbria for the photo shoot with model Paige Leigh. It was a glorious day and lots of photographs were taken by the side of the lake, jetty and around the gardens of the Lodges. Moss was really good all day and wandered round from one photo location to the next quite happily. We were somewhat wary of doing his photo shoot so soon after him coming to stay with us, however, we needn't have worried because he got on well with the model and enjoyed the day out.
24th June 2005
Last night Moss came in from the garden dripping blood onto the conservatory floor and upon examination we found the dew claw on his front right leg was hanging off. We have no idea what he did as we neither saw him do it nor heard any cries of pain. A phone call to the vet for advice meant us having to clip the hanging claw off and putting a cold compress on his leg to stop the bleeding. He cried a little when this was being done and again when we wrapped his leg in a bandage. He was a little restless during the night but the vet this morning removed the bandage, gave him an antibiotic injection and said all would be okay in a couple of days.
28th June 2005
The place where Moss's dew claw came off has healed well and it doesn't seem to bother him at all now. He's very good around the house and so easy to look after. He wanders in and out the house to the garden all day and is so quiet it could be easy to forget he's there. When all the others come charging to meet us he often hangs back and we encourage him to come to the front to greet us. Its not that he's frightened of us or the other dogs but he's just quiet and possibly regards himself the bottom of the pecking order. He's a very friendly dog but sometimes looks at you with soleful eyes as if he's not sure of things and he's beginning to wag his tail more. He loves going for his walks and gets on well with everyone he meets. When we pass the pub door coming back from our walk he often tries to pull us in whether its open or not, because he enjoys sitting on the carpet inside the doorway and watching whats going on.
2nd July 2005
We took Moss to the Southwaite Service StationGreyhound Awareness Day on the M6 Motorway near Carlisle today. We were there nearly three hours and he was very good but was quite nervous when he first arrived and his back legs shook a little till he realised there was nothing to fear in this strange environment and settled down to enjoy people stroking him - I wondered after if he thought it was a Greyhound auction at first and he thought he was going to be sold - you never know! After a long day we all went for a walk in the evening and called into the pub for a drink where Moss came face to face with a small black puppy which was only about 9" long - after the initial reaction of 'Oh what's that' he just sniffed it then ignored it, which we were really pleased about because with puppies so small we often wonder if the dogs think it's food so we are very, very careful - he passed the test.
7th July 2005
Moss has settled in really well and it feels as if he's been with us always. He is very quiet and easy going, easy to look after and a pleasure to have around although he gets a little nervous if taken anywhere strange until he realises nothing is going to happen to him and he relaxes. He is a real gentleman, is never 'pushy', waits his turn patiently to be greeted or for his food and has the kind of nature,

18th June 2005
Surveying his new surroundings!
Long Legged Beauties
'Just Greyhounds'
2007 Calendar
This picture of Moss was taken
on the 18th June 2005 and is
on the inside cover of the calendar
View Calendar

Click image for a larger view

Black greyhound
Moss while at Bassenthwaite Lake
near Keswick on the
20th June 2005

Moss with model Paige Leigh
'Long Legged Beauties'
Calendar 2006 shot with model
Paige Leigh on the Jetty at
Bassenthwaite Lakeside Lodges,
Bassenthwiate near Keswick
on the 20th June 2005

'Long Legged Beauties'
2006 Rescued
Greyhounds Calendar
Paige Leigh with Moss
This picture of Moss was taken on the
20th June 2005 with Paige Leigh at
Bassenthwaite Lakeside Lodges near
Bassenthwaite, Cumbria and is the
main August calendar shot
View Calendar.

and look in his eyes that says 'come and give me a cuddle'. What more can I say about him - he is a real gent and will make someone a loving and loyal companion.
16th July 2005
We were all at the Greyhound Awareness stand at Witherstock this afternoon. As the event was being held in the car park and area surrounding the Derby Arms at Witherslack we never had far to go. We pitched our stand on the back road and parked the car so the dogs could sit in the back and out of the sun. Four bands were playing during the afternoon and evening and Moss never batted an eye lid about them. We wandered amongst people listening to the bands with our collection tin and he was just perfect. When we were at the stand he was happiest laying in the back of the car out of the sun and he lay close to where the back door opened so he could see what was going on. He just lay there, allowed people to stroke him and not once did he try and get out the car. I was really proud of him and everyone was amazed at how well he behaved especially as his lead wasn't fixed to anything. However, there were always people milling around and ready to take hold of him should he decide to jump out but he never did - he was just happy laying there watching what was going on around him. Indi and Joe joined him for most of the time in the car and even Remy jumped in and lay down occasionally.
21st July 2005
We took Moss to his new home this afternoon. He will be living with a lady in the Carlisle area who is a widow and who wanted a companion. He sensed something was happening and was a little unsure because he wimpered whilst we were completing the paperwork. However, we feel he will settle as he will be loved and well looked after and once he realises this will soon be okay.
22nd July 2005
We phoned Moss's new owner this afternoon to see how he was. He is settling in and there appears to be no problems, which was lovely to hear.

Sadly, since the last entry we have lost contact with Moss (Dundanion Care) and his owners. If anyone knows anything about Moss please let us know so we may update his page.

(If you have any information about any of them please let us know so we can update their pages
DURING 2011 - Kane, Kanga, Adelle, Benny
DURING 2010 - Freddie, Monty
DURING 2008 - Izzy
DURING 2007 - Joe, Paddy
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