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.


Page Graphic