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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(now called Ruby)

Honey arrived on Tuesday 4th January 2011 and
went to her new home on Saturday 22nd January 2011
Sadly Honey died in May 2012 when her back legs went and she was unable to stand .

Honey's arrival and a brief history
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View Honey's pedigree

Black greyhound
Honey is a lovely little black greyhound who was born on the 1st August 2001and weighs 24.6k. She came to us because her owner could no longer keep her. Having fallen on hard times he couldn't find anywhere to live where he could take her, so they lived in a tent together until her owner was persuaded into accommodation and Honey arrived here. She walks nicely on the lead, is house trained, inoculated and she will be microchipped before leaving here, but we have no information at the moment as to whether she is spayed. Honey is not suitable for a home with cats or rabbits.

Honey's Diary
4th January 2011
Pauline and Colin kindly collected Honey, although that wasn't her original name, from the dog pound where she had been since just before Christmas and brought her to us. She was very quiet, seemed a little stiff when she walked and her breath smelt quite bad, although I must admit no where near as bad as Ruby's was when she first arrived. We kept all our greyhounds behind the safety gate most of the afternoon to allow her to settle and so they didn't overpower her yet allow her to say hello if she wanted. Her teeth and gums looked in a bit of a state so we phoned the vet and booked an appointment for a thorough check-up.
We made her some soft food for her tea, which she ate then she settled for the evening on the dog bed in front of the kitchen fire, where she was away from the others as she seems to want to keep herself to herself.
5th January 2011

Honey slept in her bedding coat last night to keep her warm and we never heard a word from her all night. This morning she went out with the others to do her toilet in the garden, but kept her distance from them because she was a little unsteady on her feet if they knocked into her.
This afternoon we took her to the vet for a thorough examination. She weighed in at 24.6k and was given an inoculation to bring those up to date. The vet examined her mouth, said her heart was strong and she didn't think Honey had arthritis but her back was rather stiff. She gave her some strong antibiotic tablets to start because of the infection in her mouth and we arranged to bring her in tomorrow for a dental.
6th January 2011
Honey slept well again last night, and to be quite honest we don't really know we have her. She went to the vet first thing this morning. She was on the table nearly 2 hours and the vet took out 13 teeth, but she had a few missing to start with. They gave her a drip during the operation because of her age and she only has 2 left on the the top now. Her upper right canine was badly infected and it had started eating away at the bone so she's a few stitches in that area and we will need to be careful with her there till we are sure she is healing properly.
7th January 2011
Honey had a good night last night sleeping with her bedding coat on in front of the kitchen fire. The cover I put over the bed had watery blood on it in the morning as is to be expected, and she looked brighter this morning. After going in the garden to do her toilet she came in and had some soft, tepid food with an antibiotic tablet pushed into a tempting piece of soft meat. She's to have an antibiotic tablet twice a day until they've all been taken and is on Metacam for five days to relieve the pain. She struggled to eat her food because it kept falling out the side where she has very few teeth.
14th January 2011
This afternoon we took Honey to the vet for a check up. The vet was pleased with her progress and the holes where the teeth were removed were beginning to heal nicely. However, since she had such a bad infection in her mouth she was given another course of more mild antibiotics to ensure she was able to fully recover.
15th January 2011
This morning we took Honey to see Ken Woodacre who does Oesteopath type work with dogs because her back seems stiff and she doesn't want to walk a lot of her own accord. Would sooner potter round the garden on her own rather than join the others in the paddock. Ken examined her all over and corrected the 7th lumber disc in her spine and the sciatic nerve down her back leg.
The rain has been awful today so we never walked the dogs so back home she lay on the dog bed in front of the kitchen fire and slept most of the time. She has been a little grumbly towards Penny and Blue today who often take a short cut across the kitchen over the top of her. Perhaps she's now feeling better so feels she can put them in their place at last, either that, or she was feeling a little off colour.
16th January 2011
This morning when we let them all out first thing Honey was the last to come back so I called her and she came charging down the garden into the house. I think it was the fastest and most spritely I've ever seen her move. When our bed and breakfast guests came to say hello to them all before they left Honey was there with the others waiting her turn - previously, she'd either stay on her bed until I called her or she would stand at the back until the others had quietened down, but not this morning, this morning she was in amongst the others looking for her stroke from the guests. Whatever Ken did yesterday has certainly made her feel better and that, coupled with her dental means that perhaps now she's beginning to feel much more her normal self as the pain has either gone or is going.
Today when she's been asleep on her bed she looks alot more relaxed and at ease and there is a look on contentment on her face as she slept, which is lovely to see.
Honey knows her name now and comes when we call her, but we did choose a name that was similar sounding to her original one so we didn't think it would take long for her to become used to it. What a different dog to just over a week ago when she first arrived.
20th January 2011
This afternoon we took Honey to see the vet for her second inoculation and another check up regarding her dental before she goes off to her new home. The vet was very pleased with the way her mouth was healing and some of the disolvable stitches were beginning to disolve, but the vet thought it best she stay on soft food another two weeks at least to give the area at the top where she needed a lot a stitches time to heal.
22nd January 2011
This lunch time Honey's new owners came to adopt her. She gave them a lovely greeting when they arrived and once all the paperwork was complete she walked out to their car in her brand new red bedding coat to keep her warm on her journey to her new home. We didn't have Honey long, but in the short time of knowing her she made a place in our hearts. To see the changes in her once her mouth had been sorted then her back and legs was wonderful to see and she was just beginning to blossom. We shall miss Honey a great deal and we wish Honey a long and happy life in her new home.
9th February 2011
We heard today that Honey is fine. She has been re-named RUBY and is looking really well and has learn't how to hold her tongue in. Her new owner mentioned he was walking her home the other night when she suddenly stopped at the gate and didn't want to go in. He stood there with her talking to her and a gentleman who was walking towards them stopped and stroked her and said "hello". It transpired he knew her and she remembered him! They had a chat and the gentleman commented on how well she looked.
May 2012
Just heard that sadly Honey, or Ruby as she is now known died this month. She had become very weak on her back legs and when it reached a point she was unable to stand her owners thought it best the vet came and put her to sleep. Sweet dreams my beautiful Honey, as this is the name I will always remember you by.

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Black greyhound
In our garden
20th January 2011

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In loving memory of Honey
my sweetest, lovely Honey,
my gentle, beautiful girl,
Now a beautiful angel !!!
Run free and join our
many beloved ones.
It was an honour to know you,
so run free and God speed
my beautiful Honey.
Bless you.
Black greyhound
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