About Skinny Pete's Gourmet Catnip

About Skinny Pete's Gourmet Catnip

Thank you for visiting us. We are glad you are here! Skinny Pete's Gourmet Catnip is a "meow & paw" company based in Rochester Hills, Michigan. We were founded in 2017 by Rich & Lisa Jackson. Our mission is to bring high quality, hand crafted catnip gifts to market. We also have a unique collection of cat lover related apparel for both men and women. You will not see these designs anywhere else!



Our “Cat Whiskers” 3-ply cotton face masks are washable, reusable, breathable 100% cotton fabric with stretchy ear loops. Available in Black with White screen printed art. These are  in limited supply, so be sure to orders your’s before they’re gone!

More "Cat" Stuff...

More "Cat" Stuff...

Sure, we are best known for our gourmet catnip, but that's not all we offer! We have our own, original design cat themed apparel, posters, and coming soon....cat mats!



 Catnip is an herb in the mint family. It contains a chemical, nepetalactone. It is this chemical that triggers the amazing response many cats have when they encounter catnip. It is a fun treat for cats and their owners! Catnip also has a calming affect on many dogs! (See our product, Dog-Ezz).

The Purrrfect Gift!

The Purrrfect Gift!

Our "Three Piece Gourmet Catnip" gift set make a unique and thoughtful gift for your cat or the cat lover in your life!



  • A Unique Gift Idea!

    Skinny Pete's 3 Piece Gourmet Catnip Gift Set is a great gift for cats, and an even better gift for cat lovers. What a fun and thoughtful way to show someone that you care about them and their pet!

  • Purity

    Our catnip is 100% Organic, completely free from pesticides & herbicides and home grown right here in the USA.

  • Quality Control

     Each of our gift sets is carefully hand-crafted and undergoes a thorough quality inspection before it can receive the "Paw Print of Approval".


Is catnip safe?

You bet! Catnip is totally safe despite its drug-like euphoric effects on your feline friend.

Is catnip addictive?


Where do you ship?

Currently we are only shipping to addresses in the United States.

Can Catnip harm people?

Nope. Catnip has been used as an herbal tea for centuries. Sleeplessness, nervous conditions and even the common cold have all been treated with catnip.

Do all cats react to catnip?

The catnip response is hereditary. Some cat don’t have the gene responsible for the catnip reaction. Also, kittens less than three months old usually don't respond to catnip. However, most cats love catnip!

How do I give my cat catnip?

Sprinkle it.

Sprinkle a pinch on a paper plate or other flat surface. Rolling the catnip between your thumb and index finger will help release the good stuff, (Nepetalactone). That's the active chemical found in catnip oil.

Make a simple sock toy.

Make a simple catnip toy using a clean, stray sock. Add a pinch or two of catnip to the sock and seal it tightly with a knot. Replace catnip every week or so to ensure that it is potent. Alternatively, sew the top shut with a needle and thread.

Roll up a simple paper ball.

Cats often amuse themselves by playing with everyday household items, so stick to the basics when giving catnip toys to your cat. Put a pinch of dried catnip into a small paper bag. Crush it into a tight ball for your cat to play with.

Use catnip for training.

If your cat has the bad habit of scratching furniture, use a catnip to train it out of this behavior. Sprinkle some on a scratching post for your cat. When your cat feels the overwhelming need to scratch, it will opt for the alluring surface of the scratching post instead of your good furniture.

Is there really a “Skinny Pete” ?

Yes! Skinny Pete is actually a very old female calico. She is a bit over weight and smells bad. When she is not eating, she enjoys sleeping, shedding and biting people. She is well versed in the art of kicking cat litter over huge areas of recently vacuumed carpeting. Her breath is bad too.

She is also famous for pooping, peeing and vomiting on the floor in quick succession. This is known as “the Skinny Pete hat trick”.

If you would like to adopt her, please contact us at: catlover@skinnypetescatnip.com 

Note that she has all of her claws and may scratch you.

Do'es each catnip purchase include 1 tin or 3 tins?

When you buy the “Three Piece Gourmet Catnip Gift Set”, you get all three tins of catnip. Because we know you are probably buying this as a gift for a friend, we want to give you a gift too! Use the discount code: “HAIRBALL” at check out and get a 10% discount……….you’re welcome.

What are cats saying about Skinny Pete's Gourmet Catnip?

Mee! Yow!

Can I buy Skinny Pete’s catnip and apparel in stores?

Yes! See the "WHERE TO FIND US" drop down menu at the top of the page.

I love my dog too!

If you are a “dog person”, please visit our friend’s at:


for some delicious dog treats!