Our Mission

The Pussums Cat Company is a small Maine, family-owned business who provides premium, superior quality,  Dr. Pussums Brand catnip toys, and cat lover gifts, using only 100% of the finest quality all-natural catnip, diverse fabrics and unique graphics, all handsewn with great care by skilled Maine stitchers to please even the most finicky felines and their families.

The inspiration for Dr. Pussums brand dates back 38 years to 1982, when the original owner’s cat, Mr. Pussums, was mistakenly introduced as Dr. Pussums. The rest is history! The Shaw family took over the operations of The Pussums Cat Company in 2010 and continue to expand the business to fulfill customer demands for Dr. Pussums premium catnip pillow toys and gifts for cat lovers.

Our business model allows people who want or need to work from home the opportunity for meaningful work at their own pace, ensuring Dr. Pussums Catnip Toys are the highest quality, hand made catnip pillow toys available to cat lovers across the nation.

Dr. Pussums strives to maintain a high level of social responsibility within our community.  We support Dempsey Centers of Maine with our Project of Hope. receives a portion of sales from all of our HOPE Products annually.  We contribute to many local fundraising efforts in our communities, often providing auction items and giveaways.  We have donated over 500 fabric masks to nurses, hospitals, nursing homes, and schools during the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Most recently, we made over 200 fabric masks for our local high school so that they could participate safely in their graduation ceremonies. We are a Remote Adoption Site for PALS No-Kill Cat Shelter, providing a safe and loving home for hospice kitties until they are adopted or live out their natural lives. Beginning in 2020, our Turner, Maine shop is a Community Based Job Training Program Site for our local Leavitt Area High School Life Skills students, providing valuable work skills while building confidence and independence for young adults with learning disabilities. Most importantly, we are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We are always looking for creative ways to reduce our carbon pawprint. All of our screen printing is done using 100% Solar Power using phialide-free ink. We use recyclable and biodegradable packing products whenever possible. Our Feather & Fleece Teaser Cat Toys are made with wood dowels Made in the USA from sustainable working Eastern US forests.  100% of our Duck Canvas fabric is Made in the USA and all of our fabric is cut on-site to reduce waste and any usable fabric scraps are donated to local schools for their art programs.

Our company makes premium, 100% natural (insecticide & fungicide FREE) catnip pillow toys and gifts for cat lovers.  Cat lovers want the best for their cats and Dr. Pussums catnip toys are simply the best.   Each catnip toy is filled with 100% pure fresh catnip. There are NEVER any fillers. WICKED GOOD for your cat’s pleasure and good health!

Dr. Pussums supports our fellow small independent businesses.  We purchase supplies from local businesses whenever and as often as we can. Our over 200 partner retailers across 29 states are independent pet stores, veterinary offices & shelters, boutiques, and gift shops.  To encourage the nationwide Shop Small Business Movement, and to preserve the premium quality and freshness that we have promised and delivered for over 38 years, you will not find Dr. Pussums  Catnip Toys at any publically owned big-box retailers or bulk online suppliers.  Your cats deserve the best and safest cat toys and that is exactly what you get when you buy Dr. Pussums from us or our partner retailers.

Show some love for your cat by ordering Dr. Pussums catnip toys & gifts today! We strive to be worthy of your continued support each and every day.


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  • I highly recommend Dr. Pussums for your fur family. So much better than the ones you find in the stores.

    - Audrey Murphy
  • I’ve tried all brands of catnip toys, nothing compares to Dr. Pussums. Years ago we were on a trip to Canada and stopped at an artists co-op, they had catnip toys and we wanted to grab a few for the cats. They absolutely loved them, in fact, after 4 years they still enjoy them, periodically I spray catnip oil on them. But nothing has ever compared to Dr. Pussums, well worth the reasonable price. Highly recommended !!! Just ask my cats ❤️

    - Iris C
  • All of my cats loved them! I would travel almost two hours to get them!

    - Beth Moore
  • The sacks keep them busy for a long time! Marinated mice are a favorite for a evening snack! The nickel bag is great for spreading cheer around on the cat scratchers, and trees!

    - Beth M
  • I love Dr. Pussums there is no other! My cat went crazy rolling on the invoice, since I had to hide the box for Christmas.

    - Stephanie Wilking
  • One of my cats had never reacted to catnip and was never a big fan of toys. I was given one of your catnip sacks and he loved it! They have been a constant in my house ever since.

    - Kyrie Sawicki
  • Best catnip ever!! I’d gotten my cats the small bags in the past. I ordered the new Wicked Kick-Ah nips and my cat CJ went bonkers over it! I swear I thought I heard him say “I love you” to his tie-dyed kicker.

    - Brenda Barth
  • Our older cat won’t touch any catnip that isn’t Dr. Pussums! She’s almost nine and has really slowed her pace, but when she gets a pillow she’s once again a crazy kitten. It’s so much fun to watch.

    - Trishea S
  • Dr. Pussums catnip is the best catnip out there! I have purchased other catnip toys from big-box stores as well as from smaller shops on Etsy and nothing compares. My cat goes absolutely wild for their catnip, so it has been my go-to for the past few years. I was especially thrilled when I found the ‘kicker’ long catnip pillow, as my cat loves to kick. These catnip pillows are made to withstand even the most rambunctious playtime. Not only that, but the packaging and colors they come in are adorable. Love the seasonal items!

    - Jennifer & Milky Way
  • I love Dr. Pussums because my cats and my dog love them so much! Only toy all three of them will play with! It is very amusing to watch a pup, play with a cat toy! Also the quality and durability is fantastic.

    - Alisha Marie
  • My cat Chloe was actually chewing the package before I got home. If you love your kitties get them some Dr Pussums and they will love you for it!!

    - Brenda B
  • My cats have been loving Dr. Pussums for years! They have the bigger squares and kickers and are often seen cuddling them. The owner takes in elderly cats and loves them like she had them forever. Thank you Dr. Pussums

    - Lisa S
  • My cat is going crazy over these fun catnip filled items. I ordered the Wicked Kick-Ah and the Kick Nip. My cat is 14 years old and is acting like a kitten.

    - Audrey M
  • This is absolutely THE BEST catnip. It’s so strong smelling – and it lasts and lasts! I have given it to friends who have cats and they all said they never saw their cat go so nuts for catnip! Now it’s the only catnip they buy too.  Plus, I love that I’m supporting a small business in Maine run by the nicest people who give back to their community.

    - Tanya D
  • We have more cats than is reasonable or sane. Everyone has their specific likes and dislikes and the only thing they agree on is Dr. Pussums. They can smell it through the bag. 

    - Shanna O
  • I still will only buy Dr. Pussum’s catnip for my kitties. I especially love that it’s not only made in America but made in Maine…my home state! I always recommend it to all my cat loving friends because it’s pure catnip – no dangerous fillers.

    - Mary Jo Hinkle
  • The bags last and last because there is no filler or fluff.

    - Shanna O
  • My cats LOVE the stuff. I have been a customer for many years, and I love the nightshirts, and the kitty pads!

    - Sharon felton
  • I have purchased cat toys several times from this company. My five cats love them! Out of all the catnip toys I’ve ever bought, the toys from Pussums are their absolute favorite! The toys are filled with catnip and no fillers and come in so many different sizes and colors. I don’t live close enough to visit their retail store but ordering online is easy and shipping is always prompt

    - Suzanne K
  • My cats love them! They can smell the nip through the box! They act like kids on Christmas morning when a box arrives!

    - Beth M