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

Become a VIP member and nominate Greyhound Trust South Lakes as your chosen charity.
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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Fostering and homing greyhounds in the South Lake District, Cumbria

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Hanna arrived on Friday 25th September 2015
Went to her new home on Thursday 8th October 2015.
Sadly Hanna was returned on Monday 4th January 2016
Went to her forever home on Friday 19th February 2016.

Hanna's arrival and a brief history
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Hanna is a white and black Greyhound who has a nice temperament, was born in April 2013 and weighs about 27k.
Hanna is house trained, spayed, inoculated and microchipped. She walks nicely on the lead and travels well in a car.

Went to her forever home on Friday 19th February 2016.

Hanna's Diary
25th September 2015
This afternoon Hanna arrived.

8th October 2015
This afternoon Hanna's new owner called to complete all the adoption paperwork and take her home with him. Hanna will become Jennie's companion and we wish them both a long and happy life together with their family.

4th January 2016
We received a phone call this morning saying that because of the arrival of a grandchild the family circumstances had changed and they could no longer keep Hanna as they were not sure what she would be like with the new baby. Although they said she hadn't been introduced to the baby nor allowed to smell him they said they were somewhat scared when she took the baby's bed cover from the pushchair while he was away from it and started to chew it! She also took a liking to a couple of dummies!
Hanna is a beautiful little girl with the sweetest of natures. She said hello to all the greyhounds here and settled back in with us instantly taking her place on the settee.
By the end of the day she reminded us she was still a bit of a food thief if allowed the chance.
8th January 2016
With Hanna being returned here and with having the lump/sore on her neck we took her to the vet this morning for a check up where she weighed in at 27.2k. All was well and the vet gave us some ointment to put on her neck twice a day. Thankfully the lump/sore is in a place she can't lick. If it hasn't healed by the time we get back from holiday we must take her back to the vets for a further investigation as to what it may be.
9th January 2016
This lunch time Flower and Colin, both volunteers of the branch arrived to collect Sangria and Hanna who they are looking after while we are away on holiday. All packed up and on their way the house seemed very quiet without them.
13th January 2016
We heard today via Facebook that Hanna is doing fine. She's been playing ' tug of war' with both Flower's grandchildren, but she decided when the game was up, that was it and she wouldn't play anymore.
Hanna she says, is also a cheeky little monkey, she appears to like things that reminds her of soft toys. One day Flower found her clean washing folded and waiting to be taken upstairs all over the floor, her fleece gloves, fleece house pants and fleece dressing gown all taken off the coffee table, but no harm done, nothing chewed, it was just her playful nature.
14th January 2016
Hanna is proving to be a counter surfer while with Flower. She only needs to turn her back if the kitchen door is open and she's in there. She says she knows it's her because of tell tale muddy paw marks, so it's up her daily food a little bit for a while and out with the water spray to teach her this behaviour is not an option when in a home!
20th January 2016
Flower says Hanna made herself at home from day one and claimed the settee!
21st January 2016
Flower says Hanna is still counter surfing given a chance but she is learning. She is very food orientated and will steal from the others given a chance. Flower said she had to re-educate herself to keep things out of rich and shut the kitchen door. Only last week she had a £2 piece of raw smoked haddock (not the dyed one) and a raw chicken breast, little monkey! Flower said it was her fault because she forget to move them on both occassions whilst turning her attention to Sangria who wanted to go out.
22nd January 2016
Flower thinks it was Hanna who chewed their TV remote as she caught her with the spare one tossing it about, she thought she had her kong and just happened to look in from the kitchen. This afternoon Flower went their usual walk and met up on the back field with Lucky. Lucky and Flower were off lead running about and poor Hanna became excited and wanted to join them, oviously she couldn't with her being a foster dog. Hanna's neck is nearly healed so a couple of more days and Flower will stop using the cream the vet provided.
10th February 2016
Flower emailed saying as from Monday 1st Febuary Hanna started taking herself upstairs to bed with Flower and Merlin and is quite content there. She is a lot calmer than when she came to them but will counter surf if she spies an opportunity.
14th February 2016
This lunch time Flower and Colin returned Hanna and Sangria following them looking after them while we were away on holiday. The mark on Hanna's neck had cleared up nicely.
19th February 2016
This afternoon the couple who adopted Buzz (was Bullet) came to visit Hanna with a view to adopting her. Buzz and Hanna got on fine together so all the adoption paperwork was completed and off they all went, where we hope they all have a long and happy life together.
27th February 2016
We received an email this morning with a Buzz and Hanna update. Here is what their owner said:
"Just wanted to say a quick hello and to let you know all is going well here with Hanna and Buzz.  As you predicted they get on fine, Buzz knows how to calm her down when she oversteps the mark.  She has a totally different take on life to Buzz and I don't know if its because she's female or not but she has sussed out living here much quicker than he did.  Within a few hours of being here she found where we store the dog food, we found her like a child in a sweet shop.  The armchair was hers within minutes and the toys well she adores them.  Flower was right about the counter surfing, and whilst no proof  its her we didn't have muddy work tops before she arrived :) We have got her walk up to 7.5 miles in the week which she seemed to enjoy and her and Buzz love having a gallop in the field adjacent to our house.  Hanna is very good at recall, teaching Buzz a thing or two.  She's been brilliant with the grandchildren as well. Oh, and whilst we still have a remote control the pot pouri and shells in the bathroom don't quite look the same.  So no complaints from us so far and we will keep you updated".
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Jennie and Hanna - greyhounds
With Jennie her new companion
8th October 2015

Hanna - white & black greyhound
In her foster home
9th January 2016

Hanna - white & black greyhound
13thJanuary 2016

Sangria - brindle greyhound
With Sangria
14thJanuary 2016

Hanna - white & black greyhound
21st January 2016

Hanna - white & black greyhound
21st January 2016

Hanna - white & black greyhound
11th February 2016

Hanna - white & black greyhound
With Sangria
25thJanuary 2016

Hanna - white & black greyhound
11th February 2016

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