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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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


Beano arrived on Sunday 23rd September 2007
Went to his new home on Thursday 25th October 2007
Sadly Beano passed away in October 2013.

Beano's arrival and a brief history
Black greyhound
Beano Is a handsome black ex-racing Greyhound who was born on the 14th October 2001 making him almost 6 years old. Beano weighs 66lbs (30k) and is neutered, inoculated and microchipped. He is a lovely, happy dog with a nice pleasant nature who travels well in the car and walks lovely on the lead. Beano is not suitable for a home with cats but will make someone an ideal companion. He loves being stroked and cuddled and enjoys a comfortable settee!
When Beano first came into Greyhound Rescue his teeth and gums were in quite a poor condition so he was given antibiotics at the time he was neutered to help settle his gums then chews to see if his teeth would clean without having to go to the vet again.

Beano's Diary
23rd September 2007
Collected Beano this morning from the Dumfriesshire and Cumbria Greyhound Rescue Homing Co-ordinator. He jumped in the car next to Sammy and lay down all the way home.
Wooden floors are no problem and neither were stairs till Bobby had a bit of a grumble at him when he ran up the stairs too fast and almost ran onto Bobby laying in his bed. After that he wouldn't go up the stairs for a while and needed a push to get him going but by the end of the day he'd gained confidence again because he'd learn't to run up the stairs then turn right or left so as to avoid the beds on the landing where Bobby tends to sleep.
This afternoon we gave Beano a really good brush to loosen his dry skin then put him in the bath. He wasn't too sure of the bath to begin with so one of his back legs kept trying to go over the side in an attempt to edge his way out. Because of the condition of his skin we bathed him with Tea Tree Oil Shampoo and once out the bath and dried he looked much happier, however, as his coat dried he looked as if he'd got a severe attack of dandruff as there was dry skin floating from him for the rest of the day so to help things we also massaged some 'Skin Calm' into his coat as well to help things settle down.
Beano has a nice pleasant nature and is a happy friendly dog who loves affection. We saw this because late this afternoon when we took him to the pub. This venture never phased him and he greeted everyone coming in with a warm look in the eyes and tail wagging, so of course they came to say hello and stroke him, which he loved. When there was no one to say hello to he just lay on the floor and dozed off till more people arrived then up again to say hello to them. He really is a friendly boy and people were very surprised when we mentioned he'd only arrived today.
Back home it was up on the settee next to Stuart for the rest of the evening.
Portrait of a black greyhound
6th October 2007

Black greyhound
6th October 2007

24th September 2007
Beano settled well last night to his bed and we never heard a murmour from him until the alarm went off this morning. During the day he discovered the comforts of our bed and the settee and decided they were to his liking!
25th September 2007
Beano loves playing with Sammy in the garden and they charge around after each other till they are out of breath then come into the house and start again. Sammy loves to play and thankfully Beano is happy to oblige.
26th September 2007
This afternoon Beano visited the vet about his teeth and gums and we booked him in for a dental tomorrow morning. Whilst there we weighed him and he weighs 66lbs (30k).
This evening we took Beano to dog training classes to see how he was with other dogs. The Homing Co-ordinator when he handed Beano to us mentioned that during their walks he got the impression Beano hadn't seen many other dogs before, however, with a muzzle on, a squirt from the water spray and the word 'Leave' Beano settled to the point he didn't bother with them so he had the feeling with more socialisation he would be fine. There were quite a lot of dogs there this evening and at times Beano found it a bit too much and came for reassurance. With the muzzle on, which he hated, we let him sniff any that came near and apart from being a bit over zealous at times when sniffing some of them to the point he was lifting them off the ground we think he is okay. There was a black Yorkshire Terrier bitch puppy there, which we think Beano fell in love with because when he couldn't have a sniff of her he watched her constantly whilst wagging his tail till it almost flew off! To say he only came out of kennels a few days ago he did very well and we were proud of him especially as it was so busy but oh, how he hated that muzzle.
27th September 2007
This afternoon Beano had 12 teeth removed and the remaining ones cleaned. When we collected him at 6.45pm he greeted us with a bouncy walk and huge tail wags. He's to be on antibiotics for a week and Metacam for 2 or 3 days to help the ulcers in his mouth, reduce the risk of infection and because the vet says his mouth will be sore as he's got a couple of disolvable stitches where a large tooth was removed at the back he is seeing the vet for a check up in a weeks time just to make sure all is okay. He is to be on soft food for a week and after three weeks we will start brushing his teeth daily so as to protect the ones that are left. In fact the same routine that Ruby had.
14th October 2007
16th October 2007
Beano has really settled in and is a very loveable character who loves climbing on the bed with you first thing in the morning for a cuddle. We've not had one accident in the house from the moment he arrived and if we go out and leave all the Greyhounds behind he's no problem at all - think he heads for our bed and settles there for the duration. He loves his trips out in the car and is fine in the pub. Having those bad teeth removed has given him a second lease of life and he's a really happy dog. He loves being given tasty little bits of our food so much so his tail never stops wagging all the time he's eating them. He walks lovely on the lead when no one is around but if he sees someone or another dog he has to go and say hello. His head goes up in the air making him look tall and proud, his tail starts to wag and the nearer he gets the happier he becomes of the prospect of being able to say hello. He's a really friendly, happy chap who you can't help falling in love with when he looks at you with those big brown eyes.
17th October 2007
Beano was funny tonight when we let him out last thing. It was the coldest night its been for a while and when he came running back in the house he stood in the conservatory with his teeth chattering - think he was telling us it was cold!
25th October 2007
This evening we drove to the Dumfriesshire and Cumbria Greyhound Rescue homing co-ordinator's house where we met the owners of Sammy who, when they visited us to rehome Sammy were so taken with Beano that they asked if they could also rehome Beano. So as to settle Sammy in first it was arranged we look after Beano a couple of weeks before he joined them and tonight was the night. It was obvious Beano and Sammy remembered each other and Beano got on with Badger their lurcher. When it was time for them to leave Beano happily walked out and jumped in their car with the others for the journey home.
28th October 2007
Heard this evening that Beano, Sammy and Badger are getting on okay with Beano and Sammy chasing each other round the garden.
14th October 2008
23rd December 2008
Received a letter this morning letting us know that both Sammy and Beano are well, both dogs have settled down and life in Scotland is peaceful when Sammy, also known as ASBO decides it's okay. Sammy, they say is a most loving dog always coming to his owner for a kiss - usually to get himself out of trouble because if there is mischief to be had Sammy's usually in the middle of it. Beano, also known as MR BEANS just watches with an air of authority like an old gentleman.
Sammy and Beano both love their owner's grandchildren aged 2 and 3 years old coming to visit as there is plenty of bits to be had. Beano hoovers and tidies up all the crumbs whilst Sammy makes sure faces and hands are clean - their owner says its a sight to see! Badger just watches but doesn't usually join in unless it's absolutely necessary as they say he likes to conserve his energy by spreading out along the settee and snores - but his owner says all three dogs have that off to a fine art!
This year the family went to Ireland for a holiday where Sammy, Beano and Badger thrived on all the attention they were given everywhere they went. People wanted to know all about them and gave them loads of tit bits.
14th October 2009
14th October 2010
14th October 2011
14th October 2012
14th October 2013
17th December 2013
We received news today by email that sadly Beano passed away a couple of months ago. His owner's miss him terribly, because he was always their old gent with a big heart. Rest in Peace our lovely Beano and run free with the angels and without pain.

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