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

(cat trainable)

Iris arrived on Saturday 2st February 2015.
Went to her new home on Tuesday 31st March 2015.

Iris's arrival and a brief history
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Black Greyhound
Iris is a beautiful small black greyhound who, her trainer & owner said simply didn't want to race or chase. She was born on the 2nd October 2011 and is spayed, inoculated and microchipped.
Iris is a lovely friendly girl, who was a little unsure of the big outside world when she arrived, but this is getting better as she settles. Iris is cat trainable and travels well in the car.

Went to her new home on Tuesday 31st March 2015.

Iris's Diary
* The branch kennel at the bottom of our garden is where Iris 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.

21st February 2015

26th February 2015
It was a nice afternoon so we took Iris in the side garden to take her photo because the back was very wet and churned up. She walked nicely on the lead along our drive and up the steps into the garden. Iris was fascinated with the goats grazing in the field the other side of the road and with the traffic as it passed. We got some lovely photos of her.
The spells when Iris has been in the house with the other two new girls since their arrival has improved significantly, so much so that tonight, while we went out for a meal with friends they stayed in the kitchen area while we were out. To be on the safe side they didn't mingle with the other six in the living room, but the three of them who are used to each other lay on a dog bed in front of the kitchen fire and slept. We were out just over 3 1/2 hours, they gave us a lovely welcome upon our return and there were no accidents or signs of distress at all.
2nd March 2015
With Iris now being reserved , but not able to be adopted until the end of the month she went off to be fostered with Ginny today. With Iris being in the kennel most of the time she was with us Ginny will be able to teach Iris all about living in a home, handling stairs and going for walks where there are lots of dogs around.
In the early evening we received an email letting us know that it took Ginny about an hour of gentle persuasion and lots of treats to encourage Iris to do the stairs, both up and down. Now mastered she's explored the garden and done her toilet then back inside for a lie down. Ginny says iIt's all looking good so far!

31st March 2015
This afternoon the couple who are adopting Iris called to complete the paperwork and take her home with them. They arrived shortly after Ginny dropped Iris off here and she remembered them. Once all was complete off she went with them to their car and to her forever home where we hope she will have a long and happy life with her new family.

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The branch kennel
* The branch kennel

Black Greyhound
In our garden
26th February 2015

Black Greyhound
In Ginny's garden
2nd March 2015

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