Posted on Wednesday, October 26 2011 at 9am
Attention pet lovers! The Battersea Dogs & Cats Home is calling on keen crafters to make scented doggie bags to help keep some of its 500 dogs calm in kennels while they wait for new homes.
Cross stitch designer and sewing queen Helen Philipps has designed these scented canine pouches as part of their new Kennel Enrichments plan which aims to help reduce stress levels in the kennel environment by bringing a variety of tastes, smells and sounds their day.
The scented bags feature a Staffordshire Bull Terrier motif as part of the home's campaign to show the softer side of the breed.
Designer Helen Philipps says: "These scented bags are so cute and easy to make, so even if you've never tried sewing before, this is a great project to start on!"
If you're a dab hand with a needle and thread, or want to learn how, download a doggie bag pattern and instructions from www.battersea.org.uk/doggiebags today.