Hounds of Hope

Las Vegas, Nevada · 291 Sales


Hounds of Hope

Las Vegas, Nevada 291 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars

Announcement   Handcrafted, original dog figurines in many breeds - and custom figurines to make your dog a cartoon character! A portion of proceeds from each one-of-a-kind sculpture supports veterinary care for rescue dogs in need.


Last updated on Dec 2, 2015

Handcrafted, original dog figurines in many breeds - and custom figurines to make your dog a cartoon character! A portion of proceeds from each one-of-a-kind sculpture supports veterinary care for rescue dogs in need.

Hilarie Grey

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Hilarie Grey

Custom dog figurine - based on your dog
Boxer dog figurine
Chocolate lab / labrador retriever dog figurine
Cairn terrier dog figurine
German Shepherd dog figurine
Old English Sheepdog - dog figurine
Saint Bernard dog figurine
Basset Hound dog figurine
Black lab / labrador retriever dog figurine
Golden retriever dog figurine
Pembroke Welsh Corgi dog figurine
Great Dane dog figurine
Yellow Labrador Retriever dog figurine
Maltese dog figurine
Pomeranian dog figurine
Chocolate and tan dachshund dog figurine
Fawn French bulldog - dog figurine
Siberian Husky dog figurine
Weimaraner dog figurine
Jack Russell Terrier dog figurine
Irish Setter dog figurine
Italian Greyhound dog figurine
Curious Siberian Husky Pup - dog figurine


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
Sarah Anderson

Sarah Anderson on Jan 25, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Our dog figurine is wonderful! A lovely replica of our bulldog, would definitely order from hounds of hope again! :)

Kristina Duncan

Kristina Duncan on Dec 28, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This is the third opportunity getting to see her amazing work! Two previous were gifts from my husband and this latest one was for a close friend who's dog passed away. She absolutely loved it! She cried! Thank you soon much for all the details you put into your work! And also, thank you for the quickness.

Lynn Hannah

Lynn Hannah on Dec 20, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The likeness to the picture supplied was amazing right down to a favourite toy. I am a repeat customer and every one purchased has been outstanding & loved by the recipients.

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Bark for joy!

I grew up a dog person (we typically had three in the household at any given time) and always loved drawing cartoons - especially of dogs!

While working for a non-profit cancer center, I was introduced to polymer clay sculpture via a wonderful program called "Bottles of Hope," where volunteers decorated glass chemotherapy vials as gifts for patients, transforming something scary into something beautiful and hopeful. Naturally, I started making cartoon figures - especially dogs! And in-between workshops I began experimenting, making more and more dogs in different breeds - and "Hounds of Hope" was born.

Each "Hounds" figurine is built around a small glass bottle - like a medicine vial - symbolizing the medical care many rescued dogs need on their paths to forever homes. A portion of proceeds from each sale benefits the Nevada SPCA's advanced medical fund, bringing hope to animals with critical care needs.

Dogs bring so much joy to our lives - what I love the most about this "hobby gone wild" is hearing dog stories from customers from around the world - sometimes funny, always touching. Creating a custom figurine that captures the spirit of a favorite dog in a 3D cartoon character is so much fun, it's hard to describe!


Shop members

  • Hilarie Grey

    Owner, Maker

    Happy renaissance woman, writer and public relations pro by trade, and a recovering political operative. Have always loved dogs and cartooning - this project is the 3D intersection of those two joys!

  • Vincent

    Creative Director

    Old English Sheepdog in the desert, best pal.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 1, 2016
We love dogs!

Hounds of Hope are unique keepsake dog figurines, sculpted from polymer clay. These are whimsical creations - like 3D cartoon characters - designed to reflect the special sparkle, wonder and fun that dogs bring to our lives. Each one-of-a-kind figure is entirely handmade, without the use of paint or molds.

The "Hounds" catalogue includes many breed varieties (and more being added) - but if you don't see your favorite, you can place a "special breed" order.

You can also order a "custom figurine" based on photos of your favorite dog! I'll create an original caricature of your pal that reflects his or her personality, special markings and elements you describe.

Why "Hounds of Hope?" Besides providing a whimsical keepsake for you to enjoy, HOH has a mission of helping rescue dogs in need of veterinary care. Each figure is built around a small bottle similar to a medicine vial, symbolizing the care many dogs need on their paths to loving, forever homes.

Five dollars from every figurine purchase will be contributed to the Nevada SPCA's advanced medical care fund. HOH is proud to support this independent non-profit shelter and the great work they do. Please visit www.nevadaspca.org for more information.

Thank you so much for shopping with Hounds of Hope - here's hoping you find a great collectible to "adopt" and make your own!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Hounds of Hope accepts credit card payments directly through Etsy, as well as payments through PayPal. Payment is due at time of purchase.
Hounds of Hope are custom gift boxed, signed and dated by the artist. A Certificate of Authenticity is included with each individually numbered figure. I ship via USPS Priority Mail.

Priority Mail means delivery to most U.S. addresses in 2-3 days, but If you need your figurine sooner, please send me a note to arrange. International shipping time varies per location and customs processing time required.
Refunds and Exchanges
If your Hounds of Hope figurine arrives damaged, please contact me within two days of receipt to arrange a replacement or refund.

Not responsible for damage to figurines once they have been adopted into your home.
Additional policies and FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions

Q: If you don't have my breed, can I order it?

A: Yes, simply select the "special order breed" listing and place your order there.

Q: Can I order a mixed breed dog?

A: Yes, absolutely. Select the "custom figurine based on your dog" listing and place your order there.

Q: How do I order a Hounds of Hope figure based pictures of my dog?

A: Place your order through the "custom figurine" listing. I'll ask you to provide some photos and other information to get the details right and ensure your special sculpture reflects your dog's unique personality as well as his "look."

Q: Can a custom order be placed for a special occasion? (i.e.: birthday)

A: Of course! Please let me know the date of your special occasion and try to provide as much lead time as possible. Will do my best to meet your deadline, but if it's a rush order please understand an additional fee may be required.

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