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

(now called Jazz)

Faith arrived on Friday 7th March 2008
Went to her new home on Monday 10th March 2008
Sadly Jazz passed away in her sleep at 7.00am on Friday 1st August 2014

Faith's arrival and a brief history
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Brindle Greyhound
This is a tricky one because she was called Jazz when she came into Dumfriesshire and Cumbria Greyhound Rescue and when she was rehomed her name was changed to Faith. When she came to us we called her Faith as that's what she'd been called for the past month. When she went to her new home on the 10th March 2008 her new owners wanted to change it back to Jazz. So apologies if this story sounds a little confusing. As she came into us as Faith we will call her Faith until the point she goes to her new home then change it to Jazz.
Faith is a small brindle bitch who is house trained, spayed, inoculated and microchipped. She was born on the 8th June 2002 making her 5 years 9 months old. Faith is an adorable, playful little girl who loves affection, travels well in the car, walks nicely on the lead once her initial excitement of going for a walk or walking in a new place is over, gets on okay with other dogs but isn't suitable for a home with cats. Faith has been living in a home environment for a while and came into 'Rescue' as we understand it when her owner took on a full time job. At some stage during her life she acquired a nasty injury to the bridge of her nose that left a dip in it. This doesn't seem to affect her eating or breathing ability other than making her snore occasionally when she's asleep. The same injury also altered the angle of the retina in her eyes, which isn't noticeable until you take a photo of her and then her eyes look cloudy in the picture. A trip to the vet confirmed there is no Glaucoma and any change in vision caused by the injury shouldn't deteriorate any differently to other dogs as they become older. A month ago Jazz went to live with Remy as a companion following the death of the family cat and was re-named Faith. Remy is a PAT (Pets as Therapy) dog who works with young children with behavioural problems and, having the two Greyhounds along with everything else was a bit more than their owner to cope with at this time so rather than exclude Faith from Remy and the children when he was working she thought it was in Faith's best interest to come back into 'Rescue' so she is looking for her forever home.

Faith's Diary
7th March 2008
Faith and Remy gave me a lovely welcome this morning when I

called in to collect her and when Faith jumped in the back of our car to leave Remy jumped in as well and it took us a while to encourage him out because he thought he was going to. Faith quickly settled in the car and when we got her home she pulled on the lead going down the drive into the house. In the house she said hello to the other Greyhounds then they all went in the garden and said hello again.
Back inside the house she had a good look round - stairs and wooden floors are no problem but she wasn't keen on the others knocking her face as they enthusiastically ran round the house with her.
She enjoyed her lunch time walk but pulled a bit on the lead at first until she settled. This was probably nerves and going for a new walk with new Greyhounds. Back home for a pig's ear, which put a sparkle in her eye then a sleep until her next walk later in the afternoon.
Sandy had been to the vet to be neutered this morning so when he came home this afternoon it came as a bit of a surprise to see her in the house and it gave him a new lease of life but she put him in his place when he sniffed her rear end a little too enthusiastically. She has a really good appetite, so much so she wanted to check the others hadn't left anything in their bowls either then another quick tour round the house, up on the settee for an hour whilst we all 'chilled out' in the living room to give Sandy some peace to get over the anaesthetic, then it was up on our bed, then off to explore the toy box. When we came to bed later on there were eleven pieces of marrow bone and rawhide chews in her bed!
Remy's owner didn't really want to return Faith so she phoned this evening to see how she was - Remy has been miserable all day with Faith not being around and he refused to eat his food tonight so he will be getting some extra tender loving care over the next few hours and days to help him adjust to Faith not being there, especially as they slept together each night.
8th March 2008
Faith is very good with regards toileting and when it was time to go to bed last night she simply followed the others lead. This morning she was first in the queue for her breakfast before settling down on the bed for another sleep.
Faith is a really friendly, affectionate little girl who loves to play, or tries to play I should say with the others because Sandy was still out of sorts this morning and Bobby and Indi weren't interested.
Faith loves going for her walks and if she thinks you are taking too long over getting all the collars and coats on she will bark at you as if to say 'hurry up'.
9th March 2008
What a happy little girl Faith is and boy, what an appetite. She's always the first waiting for her meals and eager to check all the other dishes are really empty. She's put on a bit of weight since she arrived and this morning we wormed her just to be on the safe side.
This afternoon we caught her trying to get Sandy to play and as he was feeling better he was wanting to join in but he's had a big operation so we had to be the spoil sports and calm them down to prevent him opening up his stitches. The way Faith is coming out of her shell perhaps its as well she's going to her new home tomorrow otherwise I think it would be a nightmare here trying to keep Sandy calm until the 17th when his stitches are due out because she keeps goading him to play with her.
10th March 2008
This morning Faith went to live with her new owners in the Grange over Sands area where we hope she will have a long and happy life. Her new owners are changing her name back to Jazz because one of them has a slight lisp so saying Faith was quite difficult.
11th March 2008
When we phoned this evening to see how Jazz was we found all was going well. She ate a good dinner last night and this morning when her owner awoke she found Jazz fast asleep on the bed next to her by her feet! She's been eating well today and she's been walking nicely on the lead for them. She saw a rabbit during her walk this evening, which got her attention but a firm 'leave' from her owner and walking her in the opposite direction did the trick and she soon forgot about it. Jazz has been exploring her new home all day - not too sure yet about the trains passing the end of the garden but she discovered the soft toys in the spare bedroom that are kept for the grandchildren when they visit. The next thing her owner saw was Jazz fast asleep on the bed with both front legs wrapped around one of the big teddy bears cuddling it - what a picture!
30th May 2008
I called in this afternoon to see Jazz and her owners so as to do the follow-up visit. Jazz met me at the front door and came out to give me a lovely welcome. She looked well, happy and relaxed in her new home and her owners say she is no longer bothered about the trains as they pass the end of the garden. She has a bed in the kitchen because her owners spend a lot of time on the patio and she can lay there and watch all the comings and goings of Morecambe Bay. Jazz has been away a few times with her new owners to stay with young grandchildren and is a little wary of them at times. It is thought one of them whilst climbing over a safety gate may have caught her with their shoe as they climbed over and this is the reason for her waryness of them so we offered some advice which we hope will help.
8th June 2008
8th June 2009
8th June 2010
8th June 2011
8th June 2012
8th June 2013
8th June 2014

1st August 2014

Sadly Jazz passed away in her sleep at 7.00am this morning. Her owner had slept by her side the past 3 nights and she said she went very peacefully in her arms. Her owner is heart broken because Jazz was her best friend and companion since her husband passed away.
Jazz had been drinking a lot over the last 3 weeks, not eating much, not wanting to go for walks and beginning to loose a little weight, but with her age and the intense heat we've been having, everyone thought it was that - even the vet couldn't find anything wrong other than her stools were like liquid because of her drinking alot but not eating. The vet put her on antibiotics just in case, but still Jazz was loosing weight dramatically so her owner took her to another vet for a second opinion. A thorough examination and blood test later still showed no proper explanation of anything untoward. Jazz was given some tablets to encourage her to eat, but all to no avail. Although Jazz showed no visible signs of cancer it is believed this may have been what caused her to pass away.

In loving memory of Jazz.
Sweet dreams our gorgeous girl.
You may now be gone and our heart is broken,
but our memories will live forever.
Rest in Peace Jazz and God be with you.

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