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Hi! My name is Stacey and I'm an artist, wife, mom and animal lover! I started Original Sock Dogs back in 2005 and have enjoyed every minute of it. I'm a huge animal lover and mom to five rescued fur kids myself. So, I "get it"...the deep connection that exists between you and your pet, how you'd do just about anything for them, and consider them part of your family. I want to hear about your pet, and make a special keepsake that you'll treasure always. Original Sock Dogs are not just a plush recreation of your pet's appearance--I capture their character and personality, making my custom pets unlike any other available.

The inspiration behind Original Sock Dogs
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In November 2004, I traveled to Taiwan with my husband. On one afternoon, we took the train out Hualien, a seaside town. I noticed a small dog with a…

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  • Born on October 17
  • Joined January 25, 2008

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About

Hi! My name is Stacey and I'm an artist, wife, mom and animal lover! I started Original Sock Dogs back in 2005 and have enjoyed every minute of it. I'm a huge animal lover and mom to five rescued fur kids myself. So, I "get it"...the deep connection that exists between you and your pet, how you'd do just about anything for them, and consider them part of your family. I want to hear about your pet, and make a special keepsake that you'll treasure always. Original Sock Dogs are not just a plush recreation of your pet's appearance--I capture their character and personality, making my custom pets unlike any other available.

The inspiration behind Original Sock Dogs
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In November 2004, I traveled to Taiwan with my husband. On one afternoon, we took the train out Hualien, a seaside town. I noticed a small dog with a limp being chased away from food scraps by the other strays who roamed the sidewalks. She hopped up to me and was glued to my side for the entire hour we were there. My heart was seriously breaking for this sweet girl. I desperately wanted to take her back to the US with me, but it wasn't possible at the time. We bought a warm meal from a street vendor for her, and stayed with her until she finished it, protecting her and her food from the other dogs. I cried about her the whole way back on the train and for days afterward. I still do, sometimes.

When we got back to the States, I wanted to do something in her honor. I chose to become a volunteer at the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City, a fantastic no-kill animal shelter. For the shelter's annual art auction, I made and donated two sock dogs.
After they were purchased for over $100 apiece and I almost passed out from the shock, I decided to keep going and make some more! They've evolved a lot since then but I still make each Original Sock Dog myself and $10 of every custom sale is donated directly to Unleashed Pet Rescue to help Kansas City's abandoned and neglected pets.

Going Full Time
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In 2008, I left my day job as a multimedia producer at Hallmark Cards to have my daughter and focus on Original Sock Dogs full time--it's my true passion. I want you to have the very best replica of your pet available; something that will remind you of all you love about them with one glance. Our pets mean so much to us, and I give each creation my undivided attention and expertise--you and your best buddy deserve nothing less. And since I create them myself, I am always available to answer your questions--no waiting for a "representative" overseas to take your call or return your email. Personal and timely service, always--you will have a great experience, all around. (And I love answering any and all questions.)

As an artist who loves animals, my mission is to raise awareness and funds for Unleashed Pet Rescue, located in Mission, Kansas and operated by a group of compassionate and tireless women. I also occasionally raise funds for the fabulous Mid- America Bully Breed Rescue (mabbr.org).

I believe strongly in artful creations that tell a story and are made with care, ingenuity and love.

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