Woman Knits Adorable Little Coats for Shelter Dogs

Jan Brown loved knitting for Greyhounds so much that she turned her passion into a career.

Photos by: Jan Brown
“I just love Greyhounds and want to help.” Photos by: Jan Brown

Jan Brown loves to knit — I mean, really loves to knit — and she’s doing it for the dogs.

Brown, a.k.a. Knitty Jan, lives in Sunderland, England. She started knitting outfits and accessories for shelter dogs in 2008 for a greyhound rescue, and her passion kept growing. She created coats, hats and sweaters for Greyhounds, whippets and other breeds at the rescue.

She started knitting so much that she quit her job and started knitting full time in 2012. Since then, she started a website to sell the items she doesn’t donate. The proceeds go toward creating more outfits, which she donates to shelters throughout the country.

And how’s this for sweet? She sews a heart on every blanket coat in memory of the dogs who were less fortunate. Aww.


You can find her handmade fashions at shelters across the United Kingdom, or buy your own on her website. “I just love Greyhounds and want to help,” Brown says.

Source: Metro, The Dodo

Kristine Lacoste

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Kristine Lacoste, editor in chief of Petful, is an author, poet and pet lover from Louisiana. She is the author of an award-nominated book, One Unforgettable Journey, and was host of a weekly pet news segment on the National K-9 Academy Radio Show. She was the New Orleans coordinator for Dogs on Deployment, a nonprofit that helps military members and their pets, for 3 years. She is also employed as chief operating officer for a large mental health practice in Louisiana. Kristine has a bachelor’s degree in psychology, a bachelor’s degree in English and a Master of Business Administration degree.

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