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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(now called Purdie)

Panda arrived on Thursday 14th August 2014 .
Went to her new home the same day.
Arrived back here on Tuesday 16th September 2014 through no fault of her own.
Went to her forever home on Monday 13th October 2014 .

Panda's arrival and a brief history
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Black and white Greyhound
Panda is a small black and white greyhound who is just 2 1/2 years old. She is 25 1/2" tall, weighs 27.4k, good on the lead and very affectionate. Having had a go at racing she has decided it just isn't her style.
She was born on the 18th April 2012, is house trained, spayed, inoculated and microchipped. Although she can be a little shy when she first meets people she soon becomes friends, walks nicely on the lead, travels well in the car and is good around children and other breeds of dogs.

Purdie was re-homed for a few weeks, but found it difficult to settle into her new enviroment and the lifestyle of her new owner because of her shyness.

Went to her forever home on Monday 13th October 2014 .

Panda's Diary
14th August 2014
Stuart collected Panda today from Tom who runs the West Cumbria branch of the RGT. If the lady who recently lost Jazz. likes her then she will be going to live with her. Stuart said Panda was very quiet in the back of the car and once here she wandered around the conservatory with a lost and bewildered look on her face, bless her! She just didn't know what was happening to her.
While waiting for Panda's new owner to arrive we let her in the garden with our Indi for a companion to help settle her. She enjoyed wandering around and when her new owner called to adopt her we fetched her back in the conservatory so they could get to know each other before Panda went off to her new home.
15th August 2014
Following a telephone call this afternoon Panda's new owner informed us she was changing her name to Purdie. Purdie is still a bit bewildered, but is showing signs of beginning to settle. She watches her new owner constantly and we feel that in time she will make a very loving and loyal companion once she settles.
22nd August 2014
We heard today that the bewildered expression Purdie had when she first arrived has disappeared and she follows and goes everywhere with her new owner.
When on her walks she is nice on her lead and is fine with the other breeds of dogs she meets.

16th September 2014
We received a phone call from Purdie's new owner saying that things didn't seem to be working out. Although Purdie is now quite used to her and some of her friends she is still very shy and wary of men and other things her owner encounters in her everyday life, which she finds quite infuriating.
Knowing her new owner travelled a lot by train we suggested she walk Purdie to the station as part of her daily walks along the promenade so she could get used to the trains and all the associated noises and people coming and going. Sadly this didn't happen so a trip to Scotland to see the family resulted in a long drive in the car instead of a relaxing trip on the train. While at her family's home she had one or two accidents and wouldn't go anywhere near her son.
Although Purdie's new owner said she loved her she admitted not feeling as relaxed and comfortable as she should because Purdie had done a couple of accidents in her home. She phoned us today saying that after much thought it would be better for Purdie to come back to us even though she knew she was loosing her companion, she felt it was just too much.
18th September 2014
This morning we had a feeling that Purdie's neck was slightly swollen underneath. It didn't look right and it felt like jelly. We will need to keep an eye on this because if it gets bigger or doesn't go down we will need to take her to the vet.
19th September 2014
Well Purdie is certainly settling in here with the other 9 greyhounds. She loves running after Lizzy and barking at her to play with her. We've had no accidents in either the house or the kennel, and she's becoming more used to seeing a variety of people coming and going from our bed and breakfast.
If Stuart leaves her alone and ignores her she will come quite close to him, but if he puts his hand to stroke her she will back off and run away. She comes to me quite easily now so long as I don't bend over her to get hold of her collar, then she will shy away.
She is a lovely girl and comes running to greet me now, gives me a lovely welcome when I go to let her and the other two from the kennel. She's in the house and garden all day, but I have noticed she tends not to venture from the kitchen into the living room or our bedroom where the others go to lay down and sleep. She's not quite so comfortable with that just yet - but it will come, given time.
25th September 2014
We took Purdie to the vet this morning because last Thursday we noticed the underside of her chin was swollen. It's been coming and going all week, but I think it needs checking before she finds a new home. It wasn't as bad today as it was a couple of days ago, but it was sufficient for the vet to diagnose a cyst on her saliva gland. The vet said the swelling coming and going is often what happens, but she will need an operation to have the gland and cyst removed before it gets any worse.
28th September 2014
A couple with a Westie who are interested in adopting Purdie came to visit this afternoon and took them both for a walk to see how they got on. Both the Westie and Purdie were fine together, she loved all the attention she was receiving and at the end of their visit they reserved her.
1st October 2014
Purdie went to the vets this morning to have her salivery gland and cyst removed. It was a tricky operation with it being so close to her jugular vein. All went well and she came home with 4 stitches in her neck. We were expecting it to look a bit of a mess, but the vet had done a really neat job.
The couple wishing to adopt Purdie were pleased all went well with the operation, but because of the complexity of it wanted to re-home her after her stitches were removed and all was okay, which is understandable considering the circumstances.
8th October 2014
Purdie went to the vets this morning for a check-up following her operation and all was well.
13th October 2014
This afternoon Purdie went off to her new home where we hope she will have a long and happy life with her new family.
27th October 2014
We received an email today from Purdie's new owners letting us know she has settled so well , is best friends with Oscar, coming out of her shell, and happy around all people now, even men! What a delightful girl she is, so loving and well behaved, comes to call, goes to her bed at bed time and adores her walks. They are delighted with her.

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Black and white Greyhound
In our garden
17th September 2014

Black and white Greyhound
. . . and again. .

Black and white Greyhound
. . . and again. .

Black and white Greyhound
. . . and again. .

Black and white Greyhound
Out walking
27th October 2014

Black and white Greyhound
With her new family
27th October 2014

Black and white Greyhound
With Andy and Oscar
27th October 2014

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