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
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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

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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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Misty arrived on Wednesday 9th December 2009
Went to her new home on Saturday 19th December 2009

Misty's arrival and a brief history
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Racing Name: Miss Chief

Black greyhound face
Misty is black and white ex-racing greyhound who is 4 years old, spayed and inoculated. Misty is very laid back, walks nicely on the lead and travels well in the car.

Went to her new home on Saturday 19th December 2009 .

Misty's Diary
9th December 2009
This afternoon we collected Misty and Dakota and brought them both back home in the car. Both were introduced to Indi and Sandy before getting in the car and when they jumped in the back both lay down for the journey home and not a murmour was heard from either. Once home we took them both for a walk then into our house and out in the garden for an explore and do any more toilet they wanted to do before bringing them in the house. Stuart had Misty on the lead by his side to begin with but when he realised how laid back she was he took her off the lead so she could wander round the living room to eventually lay on the floor by his feet.
She doesn't rush eating her food and afterwards she lay on a dog bed in front of the kitchen fire, obviously enjoying the warmth. About an hour after she'd eaten she was sick. It was part of her dinner but it didn't smell sour and she would have eaten it again had we not removed it. She did it again twice more during the evening and we wondered if it was nerves or if the food was a bit too rich for her.
10th December 2009
Misty slept well last night and this morning when we fed her we included some biscuits and bread with her food and gave her less. She was sick again about 2 hours later but not as much and she only did it the once. She's still on the lead when she's in the garden but that won't be for long because she shows no signs of wanting to leave us, is begining to realise cuddles are nice and the best bed in the house is the one in front of the kitchen fire.
This evening we noticed she has a small lump on her back between her shoulder blades, which may be a wart and is quite crusty. It doesn't appear to bother her but we put some ointment on it anyway to improve the skin on and around it. If it doesn't improve in a few days we may take her to the vet for confirmation of what it is.
11th December 2009
Misty is so easy to look after and she is no longer being sick, not sure what caused that but she's beginning to look really relaxed now and today she's been wandering around the garden on her own. She's beginning to recognise her name and when we stand in the conservatory door way and clap our hands while calling her name she comes running into the house, but then who would want to stay outside for long because last night we had our first hard frost of the winter.
Misty has shown no interest in wanting to go upstairs, but then we haven't tried her because Stuart is building a floor to ceiling bookcase on the landing to fill with books for our bed and breakfast guests to use so it's a bit cluttered there at the moment and its not the best time to teach her how to handle stairs. However, she is quite happy laying in the kitchen or near the bottom step of the stairs and have a nap.
This evening as we walked around the corner of the pub we came face to face with a terrier off the lead and Sandy, who dislikes small dogs running around his back legs got a bit uptight so we backed away and used the pub wall to keep him out of site of it until they put the dog on a lead and went into the pub. Misty just ignored the dog. We were going to take them all in the pub after our walk but with the terrier going in there and Sandy becoming stressed we decided to take him home and because of Misty's laid back approach to life we left her with him. When we got back all was well and we received a lovely welcome from the pair of them.
18th December 2009
Misty's new owners arrived this afternoon to stay at our bed and breakfast overnight so they could get to know her a little better before they took her home. Shortly after they arrived we all went for a walk together and when we got back I put a dog bed, bowls, towel, throw for the bed and enough food for Misty for this evening and in the morning because Misty had become one of our bed and breakfast guests! She wasn't too sure about going upstairs to begin with because the others were in the kitchen but we gave her a helping hand, then in the bedroom, she stood behind the door for about 5 minutes after I left before going to her bed and, from that point on she was fine and became one of our guest's dogs. It seemed most strange for us to have one of our foster dogs upstairs being a 'guest'.
After Misty had been fed and walked she went to our pub up the road so her new owners could get something to eat and Misty stood, then lay by their side while they ate their meal. It was the first time Misty had been in the pub and she took it all in her stride.
19th December 2009
This morning Misty came downstairs with her new owners and stayed in the conservatory with them while they ate breakfast. They said she slept well last night and once they finished breakfast Misty ate a little sausage they had kept back for her. After breakfast and the car packed we said our goodbye's and she got in their car and away they drove. Stuart and I stood by the gate quite taken aback and mulling over the events of the past four weeks because it was only last month that we were fostering for Dumfriesshire and Cumbria Greyhound Rescue and here we are today, re-homing our first foster dog for RGT just a few days after we started fostering for them.
Misty is a lovely dog and she will make a beautiful companion so we wish her well in her new home and hope she has a long and happy life with her new owners. One who will miss her is Dakota because he loved playing with her and the two of them often went to sleep next to each other.
20th December 2009
We received an email this afternoon letting us know that Misty had a good journey home, and has settled in very quickly. She loves her new bed and has enjoyed racing around the garden. She bumped into the next door neighbour's cat but she just looked at him and walked on. She has also been introduced to two of the grandchildren this morning and her new owner's couldn't believe how good she was with them.The biggest suprise was their mum, who is not really a dog lover and who was found sitting on the floor with Misty saying how beautiful she was as of course they all do.
Later this evening I phoned to see how she was and her new owners are very pleased with her. She slept well in her bed last night, enjoyed her walks in the snow today and Misty is already wagging her tail a lot and has started standing by the table talking to them when she wants something to eat!
30th December 2009
We received an email from Misty's owners this evening letting us know that Misty is well and truly settled and everone loves her.
10th January 2010
We received an email from Misty's owners this evening letting us know they think Misty is just so adorable and has settled in as part of their family, she loves the snow and walking in the local woods although she is more than interested in the squirrels she meets. She has had a short run out in their motorhome and she settled to it as if she was always use to one.
10th November 2012
We heard today that Misty is doing do well and the whole family spoil her so much, she is quite a cheeky madam and so funny but knows she can get away with anything, love her to bits.
11th November 2012
We received an email today letting us know Misty was fine and enclosing a couple of photos of her. She certainly looked well and happy, and it was nice to hear how she was getting on.
9th October 2013
We heard today that Misty still loves going in the motor home and she still remains a joy to her owners.
14th January 2014
We received a message today letting us know that Misty is well. She will be 10 years old in March and is still as fast as ever when off the lead. Her cheekiness has grown and she really is funny and brings such joy to all the family.
12th August 2015
We heard today that Misty had a nasty accident two weeks ago. Her owners still can't find out how it happened. She went in the garden as usual and they heard this awful screaming noise. Misty ran in and had two dreadful wounds on her side. They rang their vets and took her straight in, They took her in and x-rayed her and then down to theatre.
She was kept in the vets for two nights until they brought her home.She had about 30 stitches and looked awful but after her medication for 10 days she is now looking her old cheeky self. .Tomorrow she will have her stitches out. They say it has been an awful time but their beauty is still here.
When I asked what may have caused it her owner said the only thing they could think of was she had maybe chased a cat through the hedge, got stuck and dragged herself out . They have been over every inch of the garden trying to find out what it could possibly have been, but found nothing. They say they feel so lucky that she is recovering and treasure her even more now.
22nd December 2015
A Christmas message from Misty's owner says she is back to full health now and just as cheeky. The only thing to remind them are the two scars on her side.
31st December 2016
An email arrived this evening saying Happy New year from darling Misty, older now but still as cheeky and funny.
24th January 2017
We received a message from Misty's owner today saying they had to take the hard decision to have Misty put to sleep last night. They are devastated. She was running around on Saturday like a two year old, then she went off her food and her back legs became very weak. The vet said she was a very sick girl with a raging temperature and thought it was best to let her go. They can't quite believe it was so fast.

Beautiful Misty
You have a special place in our hearts with you being the first greyhound we re-homed for the Retired Greyhound Trust. I remember it well.
Sweet dreams dear Misty
and Rest in Peace.
Black Greyhound
Misty on our outcrop
10th December 2009

Black Greyhound
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Black Greyhound
15th January 2012

Black Greyhound
9th June 2012

Black Greyhound
Relaxing in the park
4th November 2012

Black Greyhound
Enjoying a run in the park
11th November 2012

Misty - Black Greyhound
14th January 2015

Black Greyhound
6th March 2015

Misty - Black Greyhound
28th March 2015

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