Beech Hill House
Beech Hill House
Quality Bed & Breakfast in the English Lake District
(Certificate of Excellence - 6th year)
Dogs welcome, large or small, one or more.
A Greyhound haven!

Greyhounds in long-term fosterer homes:

since July 2004

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Fostering and re-homing greyhounds in the South Lake District, Cumbria


Flower arrived on Friday 16th march 2012
Went to her new home on Thursday 5th April 2012.

Flower's arrival and a brief history
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Black Greyhound
Flower is a 5 year old, black ex-racing greyhound who weighs approx 25k, She has a nice nature and is well mannered, walks nicely on the lead, travels well in the car, and from what we have been told she is okay with children and other breeds of dogs. Flower was raced by a friend of her owner who regarded her as a pet as well as racing her. Because of this has been in a house during the day so is 90% house trained.

This photo was taken of Flower on the 18th January 2012

Went to her new home on Thursday 5th April 2012.

Flower's Diary
16th March 2012
This morning Flower's racing owner called in and dropped her off for us to foster until we can find her a nice forever home.
21st March 2012
This morning we took Flower to the vet for her 1st inoculation and to be speyed. She weighed in at 26k and the vet said she was fit and healthy. Flower has a middle toe missing on one of her back legs and the vet said this was the reason she walked a bit splay footed because her weight was going on the outside toe due to the middle one missing. This shouldn't cause her a problem in the short term, but may be an area for arthritus to develop as she gets older.
When we collected her from the vets this afternoon she was looking very bright and when it came to tea time there was no way she was having a light bite, she wanted her full meal, and without it we knew she wouldn't settle for the night.
5th April 2012
This afternoon Flower's new owners came to complete the adoption paperwork and take her home with them. She happily walked to their car where we helped her in and off she went to her new home where we hope she will have a long and happy life.
13th June 2012
We received an email this morning letting us know that Flower is fine and that she is so loving and grateful. They only need to say 'bedtime Flower' and she's there at the side of their bed.
25th June 2012
We heard today that Flower is doing really well and is such a sweet little girl, who keeps the other two dogs (the boys) in line as her new owner thought she might - Girl Power!
She was looking like a moth eaten rug when her kennel coat started loosening and coming off so they gave her a shower about 6 weeks ago and her coat is coming along nicely now.
5th July 2012
We received an email today letting us know that Flower's owner recently lost her mum. Flower, who has been happy to sleep downstairs suddenly wanted to sleep upstairs the week their mum passed away. This week, now they are feeling a little better Flower has decided to sleep downstairs again. They are sure Flower was trying to help them through the grieving process by being with them, now they are feeling a little better she feels more comfortable at leaving them on their own, so is sleeping downstairs with the other dogs again. Flower did her job well!
6th February 2013
We received an email this evening letting us know that Flower had her dental today.
She arrived back home at tea time and then lay in her basket sleeping the remainder of the anasetic off. The vet said they took 18 teeth out, mainly the molars at the back. Apparently they have a probe to test each tooth and it went sraight through the very last tooth at the back right into her gum where it was so badly decayed, the poor wee lass! It must have been painful for her.The rest he took out weren't loose or badly decayed, but because her gums were shrinking away from the base line of her teeth and allowing them to become exposed and infected.  The nurse said was a model patient and good as gold all the
time. She even left her owner without a backward glance when she took her in this morning.
Her owner said she will probably be sleeping on the settee all night so she can keep and eye on Flower serving her every need! However, at 10-15 they tried flower with some Hills Canine Recovery Pack the vet pescribed and she wolfed it down, 6 or 7 small portions at a time, finishing the full tin off washed down with milk and water. A walk up the garden path, a sniff of fresh air and back in her basket. 20 mins later she was stood at the front room door asking to go upstairs to bed. One sore but happy little girl now residing on her owners bed, and one happy owner that her Flower is okay.
13th March 2014
We received an email today with a photo of Flower enjoying the spring sunshine in the garden with her new foster companion called Bonnie.

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Black Greyhound
21st January 2012

Flower - Black Greyhound
21st January 2012

Black Greyhound
2nd May 2013

Black Greyhounds
With Bess
12th May 2013

Black Greyhound
Enjoying the spring sunshine
with foster girl Bonnie.
13th March 2014

Flower - Black Greyhound
Cuddling up to Colin
24th April 2015

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