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

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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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Fostering and homing greyhounds in the South Lake District, Cumbria

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(now called Sames)

Sam arrived on Friday 12th February 2010
and was re-homed on Tuesday 16th February 2010

Sam's arrival and a brief history
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Black and white greyhound
Sam was born on the 8th January 2007 making him just 3 years old. He is black and white and came into Rescue because he wasn't interested in running! Sam is house trained, inoculated and microchipped. He walks nicely on the lead, has a friendly disposition, travels well in the car and is okay with other dogs.

Sam's Diary
11th February 2010
Sam arrived this morning with a blue greyhound and boldly walked through the front door complete with muzzle to come face to face with our bed and breakfast guests who were having a chat in the hall with their two black labradors. The blue greyhound ignored the labradors and Sam went to say hello - he was fine. One of the labradors said hello to him while the other hid under one of the dining tables!
While I nipped out to re-home the blue greyhound to a couple in a neighbouring town Stuart fed all the dogs then walked Sam around the garden on the lead to show him around and allow him to do his toilet. When I arrived home he, along with all the others gave me a lovely welcome. After a cup of tea I started doing the guest bedrooms and before I knew it Stuart was calling to say Sam was on his way up the stairs to see me. He'd got half way up then got stuck so we gave him a helping hand up the rest. He roamed the landing peeping into the room I was doing. He couldn't get in the guest room because of the little chain across the top of the door which stops the door opening more than a few inches - enough for him to pop his head through to see what I was doing but not enough for his body. So simple, but it works a treat. He stayed with me, laying on the landing until I finished then with my help he went downstairs. The first time his back-end wanted to go down faster than the front, but within a short time he was running up and down as if he'd been doing it all his life.
During our afternoon walk he walked nicely on the lead down the back road, ate his dinner and back in the garden on the lead to do his toilet. In the evening we took him to the pub so we could watch his reaction to people and other dogs. He loved all the attention people gave him, ignored the little black dog that came in and the bouncy labrador who stood at the bar with it's owner. He didn't seem interested in either of them and went to sleep on the rug by the fire as if they were not there
. That was until my meal arrived then he was up and trying to steal it. No matter how much I discouraged him or elbowed him aside he just came back for more. In the end, so as to stop him getting my dinner I put my foot on his lead and pulled it so his head was just below the table. He couldn't see above the table now and was standing in an uncomfortable position so he decided to lay down and go to sleep and I was able to eat my food without the worry of loosing half of it!
Sam proved in the pub he is a real thief and back home he continued to try and steal anything he could, even trying to lick the empty dog meat can standing in the middle of the kitchen table. He's quite forceful when he's trying to steal, but coming to realise that this action operates the water spray bottle and a firm command. Can't steal food so he found a new game - standing in the kitchen emptying the coal from the coal bucket, one piece at a time makes a nice little heap on the carpet! What a character!.
12th February 2010

Last night Sam slept well only waking us around 5am to go to the toilet then went back to his bed until the alarm went off. He stayed quietly in the lounge behind the gate with the others while we were serving the bed and breakfast guests their breakfast then when all was cleared away we let him in the garden off the lead to have a wander, which he did along with his toilet then back in the house with the others waiting for his breakfast.
14th February 2010
We've had Sam three days now and not one accident has he had in the house, which is wonderful. After lunch we took him in the garden to take some photographs, which proved quite difficult until we put him on the lead because all he wanted to do was run around the garden and play.
Despite being called Sam he doesn't seem to recognise it, which may or may not be because of settling in nerves.
Later this afternoon a family came over to see all the dogs with a view to re-homing a greyhound. They saw Sam and he 'sold' himself to them so we are going tomorrow evening to do a home check for them.
It was while I was preparing their food this evening I turned my back to get something to find Sam had jumped up to the table and knocked a dish of dog food on the floor in an attempt to steal it. I should have known better because he's a real thief and will try and steal any food he sees and think nothing to jumping up to tables and work surfaces to lick plates.
15th February 2010
Sam is waiting a bit better for his food today because he knows he will be sprayed with water if he tries pinching anything, however, he will bark at us if he thinks we are taking too long to get his food ready, so we spray him and tell him 'hush', which makes him back off and lay down.
This evening we took Sam with us to do a home check for a family who were interested in him. All seemed okay and arrangements were made for them to collect him tomorrow. When we got home he lay on the dog bed in front of the fire in the kitchen while we ate our tea and after all was cleared away I got on the floor to give him a big cuddle because we'd not had him very long, he's a super dog and here he is going to a new home already. As I was stroking him he casually rolled over onto his back so I could stroke his tummy and that's when I spotted it. I couldn't believe what I was seeing - there was a testicle, it was only small, but it was a testicle all the same! Everyone thought he'd been neutered so it came as a bit of a shock not only to us but to those who brought him to us. This will explain why he was being very familiar with Dakota and Dakota growling at him the past couple of days. We just thought it was confusion following him being neutered but now we know the real reason.
16th February 2010
This morning after breakfast Sam's new owners arrived to collect him and after all the paperwork was complete he happily walked out to their car with them and jumped in. We mentioned about him being a 'whole' dog and we are going to ring our vet to arrange a date he can go in and be neutered. We never had Sam very long and he was a very lovable little boy so we shall miss him and we wish him a long and happy life in his new home.
23rd December 2013
We received a Christmas card today from Sames's owner letting us know that he is doing well. Two years ago he got attacked by a Bull Terrier while they were out walking in the village, which led to Sames having to have a blood clot removed, but he's okay now, and spends most of his time doing what greyhounds love doing best - sleeping!!

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Greyhound face
14th February 2010

Black and white greyhound
in our garden
14th February 2010

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