British woman quits job to knit outfits for cold shelter greyhounds

Dog Lover Knits Holiday Sweaters For The Homeless - Pups
Dog Lover Knits Holiday Sweaters For The Homeless - Pups

Since Greyhounds are so notoriously lean, they don't carry around much body fat. Thus, they tend to be super sensitive to the cold.

Jan Brown, a 52-year-old mom in Seaburn, UK, was moved by the plight of these super frail pups-- so much so that she quit her job in 2012 to dedicate her time to knitting sweaters and keeping them warm.

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According to her website, Brown "started off hand knitting dog coats to raise money and awareness for the Greyhound Rescue Northeast." However, after becoming "inundated with orders for coats, hats, neck warmers for all shape and size of dog," Brown decided at the beginning of 2012 Jan decided to "finish work and knit full time."

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Since then, she says she has knitted for over 4,000 hours.
%shareLinks-quote="I can't think of anything I would rather do than knit woolly clothing for dogs." type="quote" author="Jan Brown" authordesc="Knitting expert and dog lover " isquoteoftheday="false"%So far, Brown has knitted over 300 sweaters for greyhounds, each taking up to 20 hours to complete. Some even include festive holiday designs.

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As all the profits from her business, aptly named "Knitted With Love," go towards supporting shelters across the UK, Brown truly is motivated by her intense passion for helping animals. "It's really sweet seeing them in their festive Christmas jumpers and it's giving much needed help to the rescue centers," she said in an interview.
%shareLinks-quote="It's all worthwhile when I see them sporting their new jumpers and hats." type="quote" author="Jan Brown" authordesc="" isquoteoftheday="false"%What a heart (and Greyhound) warming thing to do.

See how Greyhound owners came together to create more awareness about the breed:

Greyhound Owners Come Together to Bring Awareness to the Breed
Greyhound Owners Come Together to Bring Awareness to the Breed

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