The inspiration for "Annie's Coats" came from a group of senior greyhounds in Victoria who were desperately in need of loving homes. Within a week of the call going out, a number of very special people, some with their own greyhound(s), took these beautiful creatures into their homes as long term fosters.
Not being able to take another grey myself - I wondered what I could do to help.
Being in the depth of a Melbourne winter and looking at my two fur kids all snuggled in the polar fleece pj's I had made for them, I set off on a mission to make coats for the "oldies". Some wonderful people donated fabric, others money, and within a short time all of the seniors had new coats to take with them to their foster/forever homes.
The coats were very popular and I started receiving requests to make coats for other greys.
So, in 2005, "Annie's Coats" was born. Since then I have made and donated hundreds of adoption and foster coats to Greyhound Safety Net in Victoria, Greyhound Rescue in NSW, and other private greyhound rescue groups throughout Australia. The sale of coats from this site enable this to continue.
Annie's Coats also sponsors Greyhound fundraising events when funds allow.