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.
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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
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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
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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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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

Izzy arrived on Friday 15th December 2006
and went to her new home on Wednesday 27th December 2006
Sadly Izzy died on Tuesday 16th December 2008
following the diagnosis of a cancerous growth on her hind leg.
She was 11 years 1 month old.
(Rest in peace sweet Izzy)

Izzy's arrival and a brief history
Izzy on Christmas Eve 2006
Izzy is a brindle greyhound bitch who was born on the 16th November 1997 so she has just turned 9 years old. Originally from the Yorkshire area she went from Rescue to her new home where for the past six years she's been living until her owner became ill and sadly died. For the past six weeks whilst her owner was ill she was living in kennels until the Executor of her owner's will brought her to us asking if we could find her a new home.
She weighs 55lbs (25k), is house trained, inoculated, believed to be spayed, walks nicely on the lead, gets on well with other dogs and has a lovely sweet nature.

This picture of Izzy was taken on the 24th December 2006
Izzy's Diary

15th December 2006
The executor of Izzy's previous owner's estate collected Izzy from the kennels she'd been in since her owner fell ill and brought her to us this afternoon. She happily walked in and said hello to the others. Ruby was a bit grumbly with her but then she was probably setting the 'pack order' and Izzy just ignored her.
When we took them all for a walk Izzy walked gently by our side, she ate her dinner well, then settled down on the living room carpet for the evening.
16th December 2006
Izzy's used to going up and down stairs because they pose her no problem, last night she settled on a bed and we never heard from her till the morning. She's house trained and knows exactly what to do when let out but we haven't worked out yet how she tells us when she wants to go out.
19th December 2006
Izzy is a dream to have and she's no problem at all. She's settled in really well and loves playing with Troy. Think she wants to get up on the settee but just hasn't got the courage as the others get there and she's the new girl. Apparently she slept on her previous owner's settee so to Izzy that's her normal bed. Ruby has been a bit growly with her if Izzy walks too close when she's in her bed or laying on the floor but then that may be because Ruby's not been well so perhaps feels a little vulnerable. Izzy waits patiently whilst putting her collar and lead on, stands still whilst her coat is being put on and walks lovely on the lead. Yesterday we walked past the farm and she saw a cat in the yard - she just ignored it and likewise some ducks standing by the gate this afternoon so tomorrow we are going to do a cat test to see if she is 'cat friendly'.
20th December 2006
This morning we put a muzzle on Izzy, which she didn't like and introduced her to a Remy's owner's cat. The cat ignored her and Izzy wagged her tail, tried sniffing the cat's tail through the muzzle then ignored her. She showed a little interest when we got the cat to walk around the room but within a few minutes Izzy showed little interest in the cat and more with what else was in the room.
22nd December 2006
The executor for Izzy's previous owner arrived this evening with her inoculation card and print out from the vet showing her previous treatment since being with them so we can take this with us to the vet tomorrow morning and give it to her new owners.
23rd December 2006
A visit to the vet this morning found Izzy in good health for her age, her inoculation card showed she was six months behind with her inoculations so the vet gave her one and asked that she have her second in a couple of weeks. The vet was also of the opinion she had been spayed because there was no mention of it on the vet's print out nor of any seasons so she felt for a scar, which she found under her hair and showed me where it was. We also discovered she was microchipped so took the number and the vet contacted Pet Log to see who she was registered with. It turned out she was registered with Tia Greyhound and Lurcher Rescue but under the name they used at the beginning. We phoned Tia to let them know we had her and was given permission to re-home her on their behalf.
25th December 2006
Izzy took Christmas day in her stride, relaxing in front of the fire and enjoying her Christmas dinner but she showed no interest in wanting to open her present so Troy and Indi did that for her.
26th December 2006
Izzy loves playing with Troy but he gets a little too boisterous for

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Izzy on the 19th December 2006
Bed time!
19th December 2006

Izzy on Christmas Eve
Christmas Eve
24th December 2006

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This picture of Izzy was taken
on the 24th December 2006 and is
our main December calendar shot
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her sometimes so she puts him in his place to calm him down. She has a really deep bark which sounds quite funny coming from her because of her size and gentle nature. We caught the two of them tugging at one of the teddy's from the toy box this morning - neither would let go and they just stood there seeing who was going to give in first - it was Izzy, who simple dropped the teddy's leg and walked off to find something else to do.
27th December 2006
This morning Izzy met a couple who visited with their dogs Paddy and Maisie with a view to re-homing Izzy if they all got on. The home check had already been completed and they were waiting for a cat friendly greyhound to share their home along with their two cats. Paddy the elder of the two dogs was a little snappy to begin with but he was only setting the pack order and Izzy accepted this. Maisie the young golden labrador, well all Maisie wanted to do was to play and Izzy thought that was a good idea. It wasn't long before they were all asleep on the living room carpet and totally at home with each other. The paperwork concluded Izzy happily jumped into the back of their car and went to her new home in the Wigton area where we hope she will have a long and happy life. I will miss waking up in the morning to be greeted by her because she slept on a bed by the side of ours and came to say good morning every day, however, no doubt it will be a greeting her new owners can look forward to.
28th December 2006
Heard this afternoon that Izzy had been a little quiet last night when they arrived home but today had been for a tour around the house and grounds with the other dogs. She had seen the cats and wasn't overly bothered but she is wearing her muzzle when they are around and being supervised for the time being to be on the safe side. There was a bit of a cafuffle when one of the cat's came dashing through the cat flap but her new owner's feel it was the noise of the cat flap that startled Izzy rather than Izzy wanting to give chase. She was later seen laying on the grass with their chickens wandering around her and she simply ignored them - that would be a picture we would love to see!
16th November 2007
28th November 2007
Received a call this afternoon from Izzy's owner letting us know she was fine. At the beginning of the year she had to have about five teeth out and Paddy, their eldest dog died so they now have another whom they acquired from one of their children. Izzy gets on well with the other dogs and cats and doesn't bother with the chickens. During the summer one of the cats disappeared for a couple of days and when she returned Izzy became very excited and it was evident she was very pleased to see her again, which her owners were quite taken with.
16th November 2008
16th December 2008

This evening Izzy sadly died.
Over the past few months Izzy's bladder control began to deteriorate causing her to 'leak' a bit especially when she lay down. Medication three times a day kept this under control, then a few weeks ago it was thought she had arthritis because her hind quarters were becoming a bit stiff and she began slowing down. She would lay on the settee with her head on her owner's lap and her friend the cat cuddled up next to her. Just over a week ago a growth began to develop at the top of her hind leg which became quite a substantial size (about half the size of a football). She became quite weak over the weekend and her owners thought she was slipping away because her breathing became quite shallow but yesterday she seemed much better. However, this morning her owners noticed another lump appearing on her other hind leg and she wasn't looking well at all and by the afternoon she was going downhill again so this evening they called the vet who, when visited thought it best Izzy was put to sleep. The vet said she must have been very weak because she only needed a third of the dose before she slipped away.

Everyone will miss you gentle Izzy including your favourite cat
who loved to cuddle up with you and the chickens will wonder
why you no longer lay amongst them in the paddock.
Rest in peace little Izzy and watch over them from above.
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