originalsockdogs

Custom Stuffed Animal Pet Replicas with Personality

Kansas City, Missouri · 1275 Sales

originalsockdogs

Custom Stuffed Animal Pet Replicas with Personality

Kansas City, Missouri 1275 Sales On Etsy since 2008

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Announcement   Made-to-order stuffed animal pet replicas and custom pet items for people who adore their furry BFFs!
Original Sock Pets are one of a kind plush art with personality and soul, handmade in the USA. $10 from every custom plush sale is donated to animal rescue.
Visit the web site: www.sockdogs.com

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Last updated on Apr 21, 2017

Made-to-order stuffed animal pet replicas and custom pet items for people who adore their furry BFFs!
Original Sock Pets are one of a kind plush art with personality and soul, handmade in the USA. $10 from every custom plush sale is donated to animal rescue.
Visit the web site: www.sockdogs.com

Stacey

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Stacey

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Sculpting some custom noses this morning! dogheart
Custom Original Sock Dogs heading home for the holidays!
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About

It all started with one homeless dog...

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. I understand 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.

The inspiration behind Original Sock Dogs
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In 2004, I traveled with my husband to his native Taiwan. On one afternoon, we took the train out Hualien. I noticed a small black lab-type 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 thought about her the whole way back on the train and for days afterward. I still do.

When we got back to the States, I wanted to do something in her honor. I became a volunteer at the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City. 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.

As an artist who loves animals, a large part of my mission is to raise awareness and funds for Unleashed, located in Mission, Kansas. I also occasionally raise funds for 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.

Web site: http://www.sockdogs.com

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Email: stacey [!at] sockdogs.com

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  • Original Sock Dogs by Stacey Hsu

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

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

  • Lolly

    Assistant With A Heart Of Gold

    Lolly has had a very important role in Original Sock Dogs from the beginning. Since 2005, she has been providing moral support, artistic inspiration and various modeling services. (She is an awesome nose model, btw...)

  • Ava

    Positive Disruptor

    Ava is highly skilled at pressing her head into my legs and reminding me it is way past time for a walk. Or a treat. Or just a little loving. She keeps me from getting lost in my work, and reminds me to get out once in a while!

  • Cora

    Keeper Of The Mission

    The newest member of the pack, Cora is my constant reminder of Original Sock Dogs' purpose. She was a death row rescue. I picked her up at Animal Control and fell in love. She is one sweet and hilarious hippo.

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Last updated on Apr 14, 2017
Frequently asked questions

What is the difference between a $187 sock dog and a $78 sock dog?

The $187 dogs are customs, based on your pet. The $78 dogs are of my own design.

Do you make pets other than dogs?

Absolutely! I've made cats, bunnies, goats...all pets are welcome. But I do specialize in dogs and cats.

What should I order if I need a custom sock dog/pet really soon?

You can choose between the Rush Order or a Gift Certificate.

How much would it cost to make my dog?

Customs pets are all $187 each, regardless of breed or species.

Are your stuffed animals ok to give my baby?

Original Sock Dogs are collectible art for adults, and are not suitable for children 12 and under.

How big are the custom sock pets?

They range in size between about 12"-15" from the top of their head to the bottom of their back paws.