We all love dogs, especially the ones at our home. But how many of us do think about the dogs at shelters? Fortunately, many of us do! And some go the extra mile to help the shelter dogs. Some people walk the dogs, some people volunteer at the shelters and help them take care of the dogs. Others help adopters find the perfect match. Indeed, shelter volunteers come in many forms. This particular lady that we are talking about, she uses her talent to give some extra comfort to the shelter dogs.
Maisie Green uses her amazing knitting talents to make blankets for the cute puppies at the shelters.
Maisie, who is 89 yeras old now, has managed to knit approximately 450 cozy blankets and sweaters for the pups waiting to find their forever homes at the Dogs Trust Basildon shelter.
I love knitting and I love dogs, so this combines both wonderfully,” Maisie told the Basildon Standard.
“It takes me three days to knit a blanket and one day to knit a doggy coat.”
The generous and kind granny donates her creations to the shelters three times each year. It is her family that drives her to the shelter and help to unload each batch of comfy sweaters and cozy blankets. Her sweaters and blankets are really cuddly and the puppies love to be cloaked in them. A vast number of dogs have been lucky enough to receive some knitted love from this kind lady. Dogs like “Daniel the Spaniel” have been among the lucky recipients of knitted items donated to Dogs Trust over the years.
“It keeps me busy and often I like to knit whilst watching television,” Maisie said.
“I’m delighted to be helping the four-legged residents at the center in some way.”
Dogs Trust is the UK’s largest dog welfare charity with 20 Rehoming Centers across the UK and Ireland. They look after over 16,000 stray, unwanted and abandoned dogs each year, providing them with the basic necessities. Their service is undoubtedly highly valued in the country.