Many years ago Betsy Lipscomb began gathering wooden fence posts from her farm in Wisconsin. She wrapped them in sisal rope and mounted them on sturdy wood bases. Her sole purpose of making these posts was to send them to pet parents who needed help with scratching behaviors. These posts became vastly popular and soon Betsy was making up to 50 a month by hand.  Betsy decided that she wanted to start a company whose sole mission was to enhance our pets’ quality of life, by providing for their behavioral needs. The result was our flagship product, the Ultimate Scratching Post. From there the rest is history…



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“A SUPER BIG Thank You goes out to my GREAT Friends at Pioneer Pet Products for your awesome donation of kitty toys and kitty pooper scoopers for my 2nd Annual Kritter Toy Drive! I really appreciate your ongoing support to help my furry friends in need!  “Because all animals need love…”~Stevie

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Pioneer Pet/SmartCat began over twenty years ago when Betsy Lipscomb, the founder and president of Cats International, gathered old wooden fence posts from her farm in Wisconsin and gave them to cat owners to use for scratching posts. The posts were very popular and over the years were improved with the addition of sisal rope and a sturdy base.


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