Jan Brown, also known as "Knitty Jan", has spent countless hours knitting warm clothing for homeless dogs, over 4000 hours and counting. Jan knits wooly caps and sweaters to help Greyhounds at dog rescues throughout the United Kingdom.
“Greyhounds have very thin fur so they really feel the cold during the winter so my gifts help keep them warm during walks,” she told the Metro. Although the dogs don't necessarily like wearing hats, the knit wear keep their ears warm.
Jan began knitting the coats a few years ago to raise money and awareness for Greyhound rescues. The knits became popular and she launched a website, Knitted With Love, and sell knits to dog owners around the world. The profits from sales go towards providing free sweaters to rescue dogs across the United Kingdom.
Jan says she can’t think of anything she would rather do that knit woolly clothing for the dogs and see those without homes cosy in their own jumpers. Says Jan, "There are so many dogs that won’t be rehomed this Christmas so for many of them it’s the only gift they will get."