When it comes to working with shelter animals, there’s no shortage of opportunities at local rescue organizations.
There is always plenty of ways to help dogs in need, and one 89-year-old woman in the UK has found her own unique way to assist dogs in need: she knits them sweaters and blankets!
Over the years, Maisie Green has used her knitting skills in order to create hundreds of coats and blankets for dogs, donating them all to the Dogs Trust Basildon shelter in the United Kingdom.
Maisie can be seen proudly seen standing in front of her knitted creations for the rescue pets in this Dogs Trust Instagram post below:
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Local dog lover Maisie Green aged 89 years hand knits blankets and dog coats for Dogs Trust Basildon. 🐶 Over the years she has knitted an estimated 450 items for the dogs at the centre to enjoy. Thank you so much Maisie! 💛 #rehoming #rescue #rehome #rescuedog #foreverhome #doglover #lovedogs #dogoftheday #instadog #dogsofinstagram #dogblanket #support #thankyou
She said to the Dogs Trust Basildon, “I love knitting and I love dogs, so this combines both wonderfully! It takes me three days to knit a blanket and one day to knit a doggy coat.”
The senior enjoys helping the dogs in need as they wait for their forever homes. Maisie knits her blankets in batches, and her family drives over to the shelter three times per year in order to drop off her knitted donations. She feels that knitting has granted her a sense of purpose.
“It keeps me busy and often I like to knit whilst watching television. I’m delighted to be helping the four-legged residents at the center in some way,” she said.
Dogs Trust Basildon noted that by December 2018, Maisie had prolifically knitted 450 items for the shelter animals to keep them warm.
The dogs at the shelter seem to love having knitted items, whether they’re from Maisie or somewhere else. Plus, they look so cute.
Dogs Trust is one of the U.K.’s largest dog rescue organizations, and it provides care to over 16,000 abandoned and stray dogs every year. The organization offers volunteers many ways to get involved.
And what Maisie Green is doing, definitely is such a sweet way to give back.