Dogs need clothes this winter.
Yep, that’s right. You may think dressing up dogs in clothes is just something silly some pet owners do, but you’d be wrong.
Shelters all over the country would LOVE your old sweaters in order to keep rescue pups warm during the chilly days and nights. The Washington County, TN Animal Shelter is one of those sweater-seeking shelters, The Dodo reports.
The Washington County Shelter typically has about 100 dogs at any given time, so it takes a lot to keep them all warm.
“We have doggy doors that lead to our outdoor cages,” one staffer told The Dodo. “Those are left open during the day, which lets the cold air in.”
It’s not just small dogs who need outerwear, either — it’s big dogs, too! Here are some helpful instructions on how to upcycle your sweaters into dog sweaters.
Be sure to contact your local shelter to see what they might need.