As a shelter dog just waiting to become part of a family, it's probably hard to stay hopeful - and one woman is giving dogs something to make it just a little easier.
Jan Brown from Sunderland, England, has always been a dog lover, and knits doggie sweaters and hats for a living. "At the moment I have four greyhounds and a German shepherd," Brown told The Dodo. "I recently lost my little collie cross who was paralyzed and used a cart bought by Facebook friends. At one point I had nine dogs."