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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Maisie arrived on Wednesday 16th October 2013
Went to her forever home on Friday 29th August 2014.

Maisie's arrival and a brief history
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Black Greyhound
Maisie is an adorable black greyhound who was born in August 2009. She has quite a sensitive nature, and is a sweet, gentle and very affectionate girl who just adores being cuddled all the time, and will come for them frequently..

Maisie is house trained, spayed, inoculated and microchipped. We've had our 'ups and downs' with Maisie since she arrived last October, sometimes with things that didn't make sense, but we've finally worked out that her behaviour depends upon the nature of the other dogs we have here at any one time.

She loves children, walks perfectly on the lead and travels well in the car, but can get a little scared of dogs she sees out on her walks if she is not kept on a short lead by your side to reassure her they will not hurt her. Taking her to the pub to see other dogs in close proximity is helping her with this. Maisie will make someone a very affecionate and loyal companion

Went to her forever home on Friday 29th August 2014.

Maisie's Diary

* The branch kennel at the bottom of our garden is where Maisie and the other resident(s) will be for the first day or so until she gets to know the other greyhounds. She has use of our garden and paddock, and once she gets to know the other dogs she will be allowed in the house during the day and all the dogs will then take it in turn to sleep in the house at night, so they become use to sleeping in both the kennel and the house.

16th October 2013
This evening we met Maisie's trainer part way who handed her over along with Kate. Both settled quickly in our branch van and took the journey home in their stride. Once home we put them both in the kennel in separate sections and allowed Tyler and Buster to roam the rest whilst still able to say hello to the new arrivals.
3rd December 2013
During the weekend a couple of very lively and bouncy dogs arrived earlier than normal to stay at the bed and breakfast. They took the dogs from the kennel who were wandering round the garden quite by surprise and there was a dash to the gate. We are not sure who did what but Maisie ended up with a tooth mark on her head. It was only small, didn't bleed and looked something and nothing. Having regularly bathed it with diluted hibiscrub it seemed to be healing nicely until this morning.
Upon opening the kennel door I was shocked at how the area had 'broken down' and it looked dreadful, so much so we took her to the vet this afternoon. The vet shaved the hair from around it and bathed it again with diluted hibiscrub. In any other place on her body it would have been stitched, but the vet said it wouldn't hold where it was and could break down and make matters worse. Antibiotics provided and advised to bathe a couple of times each day, and all should be alright after a couple of weeks.
7th December 2013
No matter how many times we bathed or put something on Maisie's head Buster insisted on licking it off. To put a stop to this we decided to bring Maisie in the house where we could keep an eye on her.
This afternoon after all the dogs had been fed we put our greyhounds behind the kitchen gate and brought Maisie in the house. It is the first time she's been in here, due to the number of dogs we have at present and because of Indi's age and Solo being unwell. She had a good nosey round, said hello to our dogs through the gate then lay on the dog bed in front of the fire and watched us as we prepared our tea in the kitchen.
8th December 2013
Well Maisie has really taken to living in the house and we found her on the settee most of this afternoon and evening. She's been fine in the house and we've had no accidents.
31st December 2013
Nigel arrived again today to walk some of the dogs, and on one of the trips he took Maisie with Ryan. They walked nicely on the lead together and Nigel discovered that Maisie likes bananas!
2nd January 2014
Nigel and Hazel visited again today to walk the dogs, and on one of their trips out they took Buster and Maisie together. Both walked nicely on the lead and walked well together.
25th February 2014
This afternoon Nigel came to walk the dogs, one of which was Maisie who he said was a delight to walk. She enjoyed her piece of banana, which is now the norm when going for a walk with Nigel.
27th February 2014
This afternoon Nigel came to walk the dogs, one of which was Maisie who really looks forward to him coming to see them.
9th April 2014
This morning a couple who recently lost their greyhound came to visit the dogs with a view to adopting one if the right one for them came forward. Maisie's sweet and affectionate personality showed her to be that dog, so off she went in their car to her new home where we hope she will have a long and happy life with her new family.
11th April 2014
Sadly it was thought in Maisie's best interest she be returned here and she arrived back today. Although Maisie was perfect in their house and her new owners couldn't fault her the places they walked were full of small dogs running off lead. It seemed to be the norm in the area. This mean't they would struggle going for walks with her without her being scared and pulling on the lead. One of her new owners offered to 'work with her', but I felt it was not fair on either them nor Maisie because of the circumstances. We didn't realise until this point in time just how scared of other breeds of dogs she was and we shall try and help her overcome her fears. The couple took Tillie home with them instead because Tillie although of a more nervous nature than Maisie is fine with small dogs.
4th August 2014
We've been fostering Maisie for quite some time now. Some people have shown interest in adopting her until they realise she is frightened of other dogs and was a real thief, then they chose other dogs.
Maisie is a really affectionate, loving and sensitive girl whose behaviour depends upon the natures of the dogs being fostered here at the time.
Her thieving has greatly reduced now and we took her in the pub for the first time last night. As other dogs came in she became quite stressed, but after a while she turned her back on them and ignored them. The change in her from when the other dogs first came in to the end of our stay there was quite dramatic - from stressed and pacing to laying and relaxing on the carpet by the end. Very promising indeed!!
29th August 2014
This afternoon Maisie's new owners called in to take her home for the afternoon so she knows where she is going to be living when they adopt her in the middle of September. However, plans changed and Maisie was adopted this afternoon and we are having her back for a few days while they are away attending a wedding.
Think she knew something was happening because she was quite quiet, but she walked with us to the car and we helped her in. The little boy said "thank you for letting us have Maisie", which was lovely. She quickly settled and off she went to her new home where we hope she will have a long and happy life.
We later received an email with some pictures of Maisie in her new home saying she was happy and settled, and her new owners loved her.

7th September 2014

8th September 2014
We received an email this morning thanking us for looking after Maisie while her new owners were at the wedding in Germany, and letting us know that she settled straight back in with them again as if she hadn't been away.
4th November 2014
I put picture on Facebook of the rubbish bin which had been pulled from the kitchen cupboard and trashed all over the floor while we were out. Think the cupboard door wasn't quite shut, but oh my, what a mess they made. Maisie's new owner came on sayng Maisie has done this a few times in her new home so now they hide the bin! If we were still fostering Maisie she would have been prime suspect because she is the only greyhound we've ever had that could open the dishwasher door while it was shut but ajar. When Maisie was here we had to shut the door so it clicked shut, else she would be in there seeing what was available.

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The branch kennel
* The branch kennel

2 Black Greyhounds
With Katie
9th January 2014

Black Greyhound
14th February 2014

Black Greyhound
Enjoying our settee
14th February 2014

Black Greyhound
In the sunshine
5th March 2014

Maisie - Black Greyhound
19th May 2014

Maisie - Black Greyhound
19th May 2014

Maisie - Black Greyhound
19th May 2014

Black Greyhound
10th June 2014

Black Greyhound
10th June 2014

Black Greyhound
Settling in to her new home
29th August 2014

Black Greyhound
29th August 2014

Black Greyhound
12th July 2014

Black Greyhound
29th August 2014

Black Greyhound
29th August 2014

Black Greyhound
Enjoying the sunshine
8th September 2014

(If you have any information about any of them please let us know so we can update their pages
DURING 2011 - Kane, Kanga, Adelle, Benny
DURING 2010 - Freddie, Monty
DURING 2008 - Izzy
DURING 2007 - Joe, Paddy
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