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


Jack arrived on Thursday 22nd March 2012
Went to his new home on Saturday 7th April 2012

Jack's arrival and a brief history
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Black Greyhound
Jack a large handsome black ex racing Greyhound who was fostered with Pat, her family and their Greyhound and Whippet.
Jack was born in October 2006 and weighs 38.67k. He is microchipped, house trained, neutered and inoculated. He walks nicely on the lead, travels well in the car and from what we've been told and experienced ourselves he's okay with children and other breeds of dogs.

Jack's Diary
22nd March 2012
Jack, although that wasn't his name at the time was collected from his ex-owner today and Pat called in here on her way home. We wanted to take photographs of him, but sadly it was too dark by the time they arrived here so we will do it another day. What a big handsome dog he is, got on fine with our greyhounds, loved being stroked and leans into you when he's getting a cuddle. He quickly settled here until it was time for Pat to take him home with her to foster until he finds his forever home.
At home he met Pat's greyhound and whippet, they were fed, walked and then settled for the evening.
23rd March 2012
Last night Jack was a little unsettled to begin with so not much sleep was had. This may have been because he reached Pat's house quite late in the day, and this is one of the reasons we like dogs going to new places in the middle of the day as it gives them time to settle before bed.
This morning Jack was flead and wormed, so that duty is complete. He's received a few grumbles from Remy, but that is an older resident dog putting the new foster one in his place. Jack walks nicely on the lead once the initial excitement of going for a walk subsides, which is simply being in a strange place. Pat says he's a good eater, is a joyful chap and will be fun once he settles. Today while on his walk he met a couple of Labradors, whom he ignored then a couple of bouncy collies, who he simply turned away from and walked in the other direction.
28th March 2012
This morning Jack went to the vet where he had his first inoculation because he came with no papers and was neutered. The neutering wasn't completely straightforward because only one testicle had dropped, however, the vet found the other one just inside, so although he needed more stitches the cut was shorter than it may have been had it been further inside.
Back home to Pat in the afternoon and by the evening he was on his back on the sofa fast asleep with legs akimbo.
31st March 2012
Pat called here this evening with Jack so his potential new owners could see him again and to make arrangements for adopting him.
7th April 2012
This afternoon Pat brought Jack here so his new owners could sign the adoption paperwork and take him home with them. Jack is a big strapping lad, which is what they wanted and we wish him a long and happy life with his new family.
5th August 2012
We heard today that Jack and his new owners went to a dog show today, and Jack won a yellow rosette, 3rd prize for the 'shinniest coat'. Well done Jack and well done to your mum and dad.
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Black greyhound
25th March 2012

Black greyhound
. . . and again. . .

Black greyhound
. . . and again.

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