Stacey Hsu creates handmade, one-of-a-kind sock dogs and cats in her free time. She uses (new) socks, and donates a portion of each "plush adoption" to the no-kill animal shelter where Stacey volunteers. Since I have adopted several dogs from such shelters...I think this is a great charity. You can also pick up custom dogs/cats based on your pets and/or favorite breeds. Check out SockDogs.com and SockCats.com.