originalsockdogs

Custom Stuffed Animal Pet Replicas with Personality

Missouri, United States · 1214 Sales

originalsockdogs

Custom Stuffed Animal Pet Replicas with Personality

Missouri, United States 1214 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Stacey

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Announcement   You adore your pet. Honor their spirit with a lovingly crafted stuffed animal replica!
Original Sock Pets are one of a kind plush art with personality and soul, handmade in the USA.
Now taking custom orders for December, 2016. Want it faster? Check out my Rush Orders listing!

Visit the web site: www.sockdogs.com

Announcement
Last updated on Aug 15, 2016

You adore your pet. Honor their spirit with a lovingly crafted stuffed animal replica!
Original Sock Pets are one of a kind plush art with personality and soul, handmade in the USA.
Now taking custom orders for December, 2016. Want it faster? Check out my Rush Orders listing!

Visit the web site: www.sockdogs.com

Stacey

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Stacey

Updates

Nose making day! Super proud of the fact that all custom plush noses are hand sculpted to match each individual dog's nose. No molds, no mass-produced plastic stuff. A dog's nose is like a fingerprint, and my work reflects that.
Penny's mom wanted two custom plush of her fur baby...so I had a little photo fun with the twins!
A new custom just finished! Oslo, a sweet little girl with a totally rad mohawk. blush
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About

It all started with one homeless dog...

Hi! I'm Stacey Hsu, artist and animal lover. I started Original Sock Dogs in 2006, with hopes of making unique and inspiring plush for pet lovers, as well as raising money and awareness for shelter pets. From the very beginning, I've donated a percentage of every sale to my local shelter, as well as other no-kill organizations around the world.

In addition to my own plush designs, I make custom pet replicas based on actual pets, and enjoy creating all different types of animal replicas, from dogs and cats to bunnies, ferrets and even goats. I enjoy paying close attention to all of the details that are important to you.

Here's how this little biz of mine started...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 had finished it, protecting her and the food from the other, stronger dogs. I cried about her the whole way back on the train and for days afterward.

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, Art Unleashed, I made and donated two sock dogs. I'd never made anything like them before, and it showed! So 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 sale still goes directly to help Kansas City's homeless pets, and various rescue groups, including Unleashed Pet Rescue and Mid-America Bully Breed Rescue. I truly love what I do, and I hope it shows!

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  • Original Sock Dogs by Stacey Hsu

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    Kansas City based illustrator, plush designer, animal lover and mom.

Shop policies

Last updated on June 8, 2016
Welcome to Original Sock Dogs!
I create your custom stuffed animal pet replica with a great deal of love and care, and I want you to be happy with your purchase.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
Payment
I accept PayPal, personal checks/money orders and credit cards.
Payment is required **upfront** on all custom items. If you choose to pay by credit card, funds will be taken from your card at the time of purchase.
If you pay by check/money order, I will hold your place in the custom "queue" for one week while your check makes its way to me. (Unless we have made other arrangements.) Upon receiving payment, your spot is guaranteed in the queue.
Shipping
I ship all Original Sock Dogs and plush via Priority Mail, and other smaller items (notecards, paperclay sculptures, etc) via First Class mail.
Delivery confirmation and insurance are included on all items shipped within the US.

First Class International postage is used for all orders outside of the US.
Refunds and Exchanges
Refunds/exchanges are considered on a case by case basis.
Additional policies and FAQs
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. Can you make my pet?
Yes! I will take an order for any kind of animal.
2. Why is the wait time so long?
I take orders on a first come, first served basis (unless you place a rush order--convo me for details). I only take approximately 15 orders per month, and the months fill up fast. The month you see as the "delivery date" is the earliest available spot.
3. How big are the custom sock pets?
They range from about 12-15 inches, measured from top of head to bottom of back paws.
4. Is there a discount on multiple orders?
I offer free shipping if you order three or more customs. If you would like to order three or more, please send me a convo so I can set up a special listing for you with free shipping.
5. How do I send you my photos and information?
After you purchase a custom, you can EMAIL your pet's photos and the information I request in the listing to: originalsockdogs [!at] gmail.com. I will email you back to confirm that I have everything I need.