originalsockdogs

Custom Plush, Portraits and Keepsakes for Pet Lovers

Shawnee, Kansas · 1442 Sales

originalsockdogs

Custom Plush, Portraits and Keepsakes for Pet Lovers

Shawnee, Kansas 1442 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(373)

Shop owner

Stacey

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Adorable custom art, created with heart, to help you hold on to your pet forever.

Personalized Plush, Portraits, Tees, Mugs, Prints and more...and I'm always happy to hear suggestions for products you don't see!

My current processing time for custom items is:

Plush: 3-4 weeks (Rush option available for 1-2 week delivery)
Portraits: 24-48 hours
All other items: Varies. See individual listings.

Have a question? Convo me anytime!

Announcement

Last updated on May 8, 2018

VISIT OUR WEB SITE AND JOIN THE PACK: sockdogs.com
Adorable custom art, created with heart, to help you hold on to your pet forever.

Personalized Plush, Portraits, Tees, Mugs, Prints and more...and I'm always happy to hear suggestions for products you don't see!

My current processing time for custom items is:

Plush: 3-4 weeks (Rush option available for 1-2 week delivery)
Portraits: 24-48 hours
All other items: Varies. See individual listings.

Have a question? Convo me anytime!

Stacey

Contact shop owner

Stacey

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About

Who is Original Sock Dogs?

I'm a one gal operation, not counting my menagerie of animal assistants.

My passion for and commitment to helping shelter animals is a HUGE part of this little business.

From the very beginning in 2006, I've donated a portion from every custom plush pet sale back to a local rescue, and I will continue to do so.

Your purchase helps me help them. Thank you.

-Stacey Hsu, Founder and Artist

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 Pet Rescue, located in Mission, Kansas.

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

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

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Original-Sock-Dogs/19267529051?ref=

Instagram:
https://instagram.com/originalsockdogs

Pinterest:
https://www.pinterest.com/originalsockdog/

Email: stacey [!at] sockdogs.com

Shop members

  • Original Sock Dogs by Stacey Hsu

    Owner, Artist

    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.

Production partners

  • Custom Printer

    CA, United States

    A high quality printer

  • A print shop

    NC, United States

    An efficient, high quality and dedicated team of printing experts, located in North Carolina.

  • Print Shop

    United States

    A high quality sublimation printer

  • A print shop

    CA, United States

    A print on demand print shop that uses the highest quality inks and printable products.

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Last updated on Sep 28, 2017
Frequently asked questions

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?

Short haired pets are $179, long haired pets are $199.

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.