Jan Brown, a 52-year-old mom in Seaburn, UK, has been knitting beautiful and adorable sweaters for greyhounds and whippets since 2008. This holiday season, she has created some cute Christmas versions of her sweaters as well!
Jan Brown has knitted over 300 sweaters for greyhounds
Brown began by knitting the sweaters for abandoned greyhounds at the Greyhound Rescue Northeast shelter in Tyne & Wear. She eventually quit her job to knit greyhound sweaters, and the profits from her business (Knitted With Love) help support shelters across the UK.
“I can’t think of anything I would rather do than knit woolly clothing for dogs,” she told the Metro
“I have spent over 4,000 hours knitting but it’s all worthwhile when I see them sporting their new jumpers and hats”
“It’s really sweet seeing them in their festive Christmas jumpers and it’s giving much needed help to the rescue centres”
“Greyhounds have very thin fur so they really feel the cold during the winter so my gifts help keep them warm during walks”
“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”