LitterCritters™ is a separately owned business launched by our Proprietress, Diane Smith. Founded on her lifelong principle of reusing materials rather than disposing of them in environmentally unhealthy ways, the LitterCritters company helps employ local West Virginian artisans to craft treasures from materials disposed of in local waterways and otherwise beautiful landscapes. 

BuddyLou’s offers LitterCritters™ stuffed creations for sale in its Artisan Gift Store. Proceeds from these sales go to benefit disadvantaged youth in West Virginia through educational programs, and to partner with environmental cleanup efforts in West Virginia. 

To read the story of how Diane turned reclaimed trash into marketable and collectible items, please visit the LitterCritters™ website at