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

Charlie (2)
Charlie arrived on Friday 1st August 2008
Went to his new home on Sunday 21st September 2008

Charlie's arrival and a brief history

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Black and white Greyhound
Charlie is a handsome black and white Greyhound who was born on the 12th October 2003. He is neutered, inoculated and microchipped. Charlie is a very friendly Greyhound who is very affectionate, loves lots of fuss and attention and at times can get a bit excited when he greets you. He travels well in the car and in general walks nicely on the lead although when first out on his walk he can pull a little until he settles down.
Charlie's Diary
1st August 2008

4th August 2008
To Sandy's disgust Charlie beat him to our bed this evening when I went there to read my book a while before turning the light off. Very rarely will two foster dogs get on my bed together so Sandy took to his bed on the floor. Charlie, being the loveable chap he is was not content to lie next to me and had to get as close as he could with his head and at least one foot on top me. He doesn't mind being touched or manhandled so when he insisted on getting so close to me he almost pushed me off the bed and I had to push him back into the middle to give me some more room he just let me do it then settled to his new spot on the bed before being turfed off by Stuart when he came to get in.
5th August 2008
Charlie has really settled into our routine. We still have the odd accident as we haven't learnt his way of telling us he wants to go out just yet. With having the bed and breakfast we put a safety gate at the end of the kitchen when we are doing the breakfasts so the dogs don't come in and Charlie lays on the carpet just behind the safety gate watching all that is going on. This morning when everything was cleared away I removed the gate and put their dishes on the table to make their breakfast. When I turned I saw four empty dishes - Charlie had decided he'd waited long enough for his breakfast and had eaten all the crusts of bread and odds and ends from the guest's breakfast that I normally share between them - he'd eaten the lot so I will have to watch him tomorrow morning.
Charlie is a lovely, friendly, laid back Greyhound who is no trouble at all and loves being cuddled and receiving attention. When he's laying down and you go to stroke him anywhere, even his head he lifts his back leg as well, which is quite funny because if you do it properly he lifts his leg up and down to the pattern you are stroking him.
It took me three goes to make our bed this morning because he kept jumping on it and laying down. The look on his face was so cute I just couldn't tell him to get off so I went off to do something else and the moment I went from the room he followed me so back I went to finish off and up he jumped to join in again - what a boy!
6th August 2008
Charlie loves coming for a cuddle and if we are in bed he will stand by the side and rest his head on the pillow next to you. If you are in bed he will lay as close as he can to you and put his head as close to your head as he can. He just loves the closeness and companionship.
7th August 2008
As we know Charlie can be a bit of a thief at times so all edible items are being put out of reach until we can make him realise it isn't the thing to do! However, this evening he got the loaf of bread sitting on the freezer waiting to be put in. Stuart heard the rustling and thought it was me until he called my name and I didn't answer then he realised it was a dog and found Charlie had eaten half the loaf.
8th August 2008
Charlie is quite an early riser at the moment wanting to go in the garden
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Greyhound face
August 2008

Black and white greyhound asleep
Charlie relaxing in his new home
28th September 2008

Black and white greyhound relaxing
and this time on the settee!

around 6.30am but once out and having done what is needed he will go back to his bed till our alarm goes off then he comes over and gives us a lovely greeting that he will not allow us to ignore. This morning I got up with him as usual and walked to the back door to let him out to find that when I turned round he was'nt there - he had decided not to follow me this morning but climbed on my bed and snuggled down next to Stuart! Needless to say because he woke me up he went out in the garden as usual before us going back to bed for a while longer.

21st September 2008
This morning Charlie's new owners from the Barrow-in-Furness area came to adopt him and when it was time to leave he happily jumped in the back of their car and drove off with them. Charlie has been very much a 'Mummy's boy' and I shall miss him coming to say hello to me each morning when the alarm goes off. I shall miss him snuggling his head on my shoulder next to my face whilst I'm still in bed so we can say good morning, and I shall miss his companionship when I go to my office as he's always the one who wants to join me. He just seems to like being near me and I shall miss him deeply as he is such a lovely Greyhound. However, we hope he has a long and happy life in his new home and hopefully, with him not being too far away we shall see him sometimes.
23rd September 2008
This evening we spoke with Charlie's new owner to see how he was getting on and he is very pleased with him. He seems to be settling although its still early days and he's been left a couple of hours on his own and was fine. He's been following his new owner's daughter everywhere - I did say he was a 'Mummy's boy'!
28th September 2008
We received an email from Charlie's new owner this evening attaching a couple of photographs of him relaxing in their living room. His new owner says he is funny as he moves the cushions to the floor, there must be too many for him! They took him for a walk around Grisdale forest today which he enjoyed. They are getting used to him being near other dogs and they say he is okay with maybe 60% though they think they are still being a bit too careful perhaps especially as they haven't had dogs before. They say he is very laid back in the house and when he walks in the back garden he has a 30 second mad dash then just walks back in the house as cool as a cucumber, which is funny to watch as he does it every time. He likes to play a sort of chase me dodge me game and soon they hope to try some recall training.
6th January 2009
Due to a change in family and working circumstances Charlie was returned to us this morning because his owners could no longer keep him.
Read Charlie's diary from this time onward.
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