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Our Story

It's all about you and your pet.

Your dog was your baby and your soul mate.
Without him, you feel like there’s a missing piece in your life.


Your best friend just lost her beloved cat.
You want to reach out in an extra special way, and help comfort her.


Your daughter is heading to college in the fall and is going to miss
her best furry friend so much. You want to give her a piece of home to take with her.


So what do you do?

There are a lot of products to choose from when it comes to immortalizing your fur kids. It can be tough to sort through everything and land on a decision you can feel really good about. Original Sock Pets and Mini Pets are one-of-a-kind, high quality custom stuffed animals that not only look like your pet, but artfully and masterfully capture their personality as well. They are a delightfully detailed keepsake you can hold and hug! 
And each Original Sock Pet purchase means a $10 donation to Unleashed Pet Rescue, a no-kill shelter in Mission, Kansas. The special tag that comes with your custom pet notes this donation, making your purchase even more meaningful.

Ordering is Easy (and fun)!

Who doesn't like to talk about their pet? And I am here to listen.
Hearing stories about your fur kids and collaborating with you to create your ideal plush pet replica and is just about the best thing ever. I will work one-on-one with you through email, text and/or chat to make sure you get a charming, full-of-life plush replica (or custom pendant) of your pet.  All you have to do is email photos and a few pieces of information.
You can share as much info about your pet and as many photos as you like. The more I have to work with, the closer I can get to capturing the unique character of your pet.



About the Artist

I'm Stacey Hsu, and I’ve been making custom plush pets for over ten years. Between the experiences I’ve had working with companies like Disney and Hallmark, along with a lifelong passion for character design and love for animals of all kinds, I’ve developed a special process for capturing your pet like no one else can.
I get “pet people”. I’m one myself--with three rescue mutts, two rescue cats and a revolving door of foster animals. (And two human kids, too.)


The love you have for your pet, and the grief that comes from losing them, is profound. You treasure each moment and memory you have with them. Share those memories and photos with me, and you will receive a keepsake unlike any other available.

The Inspiration

I met this sweet stray girl while in Taiwan with my husband in 2004. My heart ached for her...it was such a helpless feeling not to be able to do more than buy her a warm meal from a street vendor. When I returned to the States I vowed to do more to help the animals in my own city, in her honor.

She is the inspiration behind Original Sock Dogs. $10 from every Original Sock Dog sale is donated to Unleashed Pet Rescue in her memory.