A Kentucky toy company believes they’ve found a way to help with separation anxiety when you are away from pet. They can create your pet into a stuffed animal.
Cuddle Clones will customize a stuffed or figurine version of your pet for around $129, depending on the size of your pet. The only thing you have to do is send them a photo of your precious pet.
The company will make whatever kind of animal you request. Whether it’s a cat, dog, horse, pig, bird, literally any animal.
Cuddle Clones CEO, Jennifer Williams came up with the idea when she realized she would never be able to find a stuffed animal that looked like her Great Dane, Rufus, Cuddle Clones Co-founder, Adam Greene told BuzzFeed News.
“She couldn’t buy anything off the shelf that would look like him,” Greene said. “We found there really was a need from this and no one really was fulfilling it out there.”
So far this month, Cuddle Clones has received at least 500 requests, Buzzfeed reports. A portion of each order is donated to pet charities and shelters.
Greene told Buzzfeed that about 40 percent of their customers use their service to help them get over the loss of their pets that died which is something he said he can relate to.
“I’ve lost a pet before,” Greene said. “You at least know someone if you haven’t. It really is like losing a member of the family. It’s quite a jolt.”
Stuffed animals isn’t all the company offers. They offer gift cards, custom collars, and granite memorials.