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About Us

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.  https://www.dempseycenter.org/ 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 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 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
  • My cats LOVE the stuff. I have been a customer for many years, and I love the nightshirts, and the kitty pads!

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

    - Audrey Murphy
  • 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 love them! They can smell the nip through the box! They act like kids on Christmas morning when a box arrives!

    - Beth M
  • 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
  • The bags last and last because there is no filler or fluff.

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

    - Beth Moore