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
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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
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

Jinky arrived on Wednesday 28th May 2008
Went to his new home on Thursday 12th June 2008

Jinky's arrival and a brief history
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White and brindle Greyhound
Jinky is a lovely white and brindle ex-racing Greyhound who was 8 years old at the end of January. He weighs 72lbs (32.7k), is house trained and has been neutered, inoculated and microchipped.
When Jinky first came into Greyhound Rescue on the 9th December 2007 his teeth and gums were in a very poor state so he had them cleaned and was given a course of antibiotics. At the beginning of April Jinky went to stay with another fosterer before coming to us. During that time he needed another course of antibiotics because he became fussy with his food, which was probably caused by a mouth infection. Jinky is a lovely gentleman who walks nicely on the lead, travels well in the car and will make someone the perfect companion.
Jinky's Diary
28th May 2008
We called in at the Dumfriesshire and Cumbria Greyhound Rescue Homing Co-ordinator's house this evening on the way back from a photo shoot to collect Jinky. He was being dropped off by another fosterer whom he'd been living with the past couple of months. As they were going away for a while he is coming to live with us until he finds his forever home. When he met the numerous other Greyhounds and Lurchers it was a bit too much for him and he was a bit unsure so gave a low growl if any came too close too quick. When Jinky first came in to Rescue he badly needed his teeth cleaning and after the vet cleaned them they found a gum infection which needed antibiotics to clear it up. The infection has returned a couple of times since and it's thought there may be a tooth that needs removing to settle things down. It may have been the pain of this or the memories of the pain that made him growl at the others, which is something we've seen in the past when we've had a dog with similar problems. He gave a growl to Indi, which took her a bit by surprise, Bobby ignored him and so did Sandy. Jinky had a muzzle on at the time so we could allow them all to mingle safely.
Because of the time we decided to feed all the Greyhounds and the Homing Co-ordinator fed them before putting them in the car for the journey home. Ours wouldn't eat the food because it was different but Jinky at his.
Time to go home and Sandy jumped in the car and lay at the back, Bobby jumped in and lay facing the side door as did Indi so when Jinky jumped in Bobby snarled and put Jinky in his place to which Jinky, now in the car promptly jumped over into the front seat and refused to move. We took him out the car via the front door and walked him back round the side again. Faced with Bobby a second time he wouldn't jump in to begin with and when he did, he faced another snarl so Jinky jumped in the front again before we could stop him. Out he came again but this time Stuart was in the front seat and blocking the way so when I got him in a third time he had to stay in the back, however, we kept him on the lead just behind our seats so he didn't wander amongst the others.
Within five minutes of setting off for home Jinky was laying down in the back with the others. At home we took off his muzzle and let him wander round the garden on the lead to do his toilet. In the house he had another small meal because we couldn't feed ours without giving him some as well. He ate it all then went back in the garden with the others. Back in the house we all settled in the living room to watch television the rest of the evening and within five minutes Jinky was up on the settee next to Stuart cuddling up with him. He wasn't sure what a Dentastix was so Stuart broke it in pieces and gave him a bit at a time, which he enjoyed. Bobby setting the pack order with Jinky in the car did the trick, as it always does, because since being home they have all been the best of friends.
29th May 2008
Last night Jinky managed the stairs okay, we showed him to his bed and he went to sleep with no problems. We never heard a peep from
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White and brindle greyhound
In the garden
2nd June 2008

Greyhound sitting
and again.

Greyhound running
and enjoying a run!

him till the morning. He was a bit unsure of coming down the stairs in the morning but by lunch time he was fine with them. He sat, and I mean sat, which is unusual for a Greyhound and waited for his breakfast. Having ate it all he went in the garden off the lead and had a good wander round. The door to the conservatory was open all day so he was wandering in and out as and when he wanted to.
He enjoyed his walk, wasn't as pulley on the lead as we thought he might be and ate his pig's ear when he got back with enthusiasm. He didn't need telling twice what one of those were! Whilst on our walk we met a gentleman who wanted to say hello and Jinky was the first to go and greet him, wagging his tail fit to bust.
Jinky is a really lovely Greyhound and a pleasure to have. He will make someone a really nice companion because he loves affection, adores coming for cuddles, lovingly looks you in the eye and really wants to please. He has really settled since being here and it doesn't seem just twenty four hours since he arrived because he's fitted in with our routine and family so easily.
2nd June 2008
This afternoon we took Jinky to the vet to have his mouth examined because we discovered his teeth and gums were in such a poor condition when he arrived into Rescue. As he'd been on two sets of antibiotics since then it was thought best he had his teeth looked at in more detail and a date was fixed to come in and have his teeth cleaned and examined under anaesthetic.
5th June 2008
This morning Jinky went to the vet and had his teeth cleaned and two large molars removed. He is to have Metacam for a few days and soft food for the next seven because of the stitches put in where his teeth were removed.
7th June 2008
Today we did a stall at Caton Gala arriving at 10.30am and leaving around 5pm
. Jinky thoroughly enjoyed the day saying hello to everyone, being taken for numerous walks around the showground and being admired. There were loads and loads of dogs there, most of whom he just ignored, only giving a grumble to those who came a bit too close to his still sore mouth. He was on the go all day, loved the attention and it's amazing he didn't wear himself out!
8th June 2008
Today I was taken out for lunch as it was my birthday. It started at 12.45pm and we didn't get back till 4.00pm. Because we went with friends all the dogs were left at home and it was the first time Jinky had been left for any length of time with the others. When we arrived home all was well except a wee by the door, which we think was excitement at seeing us come home - who did it we are not sure.
9th June 2008
Despite what we were told about Jinky's fussy eating habits when he first arrived we've found he's been a really good eater so perhaps the second lot of antibiotics has helped him. However, since he's been to the vet and had his teeth cleaned again and the two large molars removed he looks even happier and has started looking at us the same way that Ruby did after she had her bad teeth removed - it's almost as if they are saying thank you and it's quite humbling to see. He's certainly feeling better because he is no longer interested in the soft chew we give him and wants his pig's ear, which he unfortunately can't have till Thursday.
10th June 2008
Jinky had his first pig's ear this afternoon since he had his teeth removed because yesterday he was so disgusted with the soft chew I gave him he threw it back at me so today I thought I would risk giving him one.
12th June 2008
This morning we took Jinky to his new home in the Millom area where he will be living with a couple and their other Greyhound Lassie. Jinky and Lassie met outside the house where Lassie growled at Jinky when he sniffed her but when she eventually sniffed him he ignored her and allowed her to carry on. Inside the house Lassie took to her bed and Jinky did an inspection of his new home and all seemed well between them. We didn't have Jinky long and we think he was grateful to us for getting his teeth sorted, which we think was the cause of his fussy eating and grumbling when other dogs got near him before coming to live with us. We hope Lassie enjoys her new companion and hope Jinky has a long and happy life in his new home.
14th June 2008
Heard today that Jinky is settling in to his new home and getting on okay with Lassie. He was apparently a bit pully on the lead but then he's in a new home doing a new walk so this will settle once he gets used to things. He apparently likes to sleep on the settee and is quite happy to sleep on the camp bed in the 'lean too' leading into the back yard.
30th January 2009
30th January 2009
30th January 2010
24th August 2010
We heard today that Lassie passed away last month and Jinky isn't too well at the moment, wanting to stay on his bed in the conservatory and being very quiet. He's been to the vet and was on Metacam in case something is a miss and wants to see him again in a week or so, but that is all we know at the moment.
9th September 2010
In the past few days Jinky has been back to the vet who thinks he may have a little arthritis and is monitoring the situation. However, he seems a little brighter in himself, so is coming to terms with Lassie's death.
13th January 2011
Heard today that Jinky has been to the vet recently and had 10 teeth removed.

30th January 2011

30th January 2012

23rd December 2013
We received a Christmas card today from Jinky's owner letting us know that Jinky is doing okay. He's beginning to slow down a bit and they think his kidneys may not be working as they should because he's drinking more water and urinating more. He still loves his walks though and they say he's been a good dog and no trouble at all.

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