About Us

Living With Fiber and Loving It!

I learned to knit nearly thirty years ago and haven’t stopped!

Compliments from people who received knitted gifts were typically framed along the lines of "Wow, that looks store-bought!" We certainly strive to achieve a polished and professional look for our products, but also want to acknowledge the expertise and craftsmanship that goes in to the entire process and each piece. The last decade has seen quite the proliferation of fiber enthusiasts and fantastic fiber outlets across the country, making beautiful fiber and yarn readily available in every nook and cranny.

I dreamed of spending my days working with fiber rather than just simply sitting at a desk. Thanks to my three cats, Poni, Mowgli and Beemer, I developed interests in other areas fiber can be used, namely, the Paca Pet Pouf luxury pet bed. Every time I got my sorting table out, the cats clamored to snuggle and bask in the fiber. Clearly, they were on to something. 

We designed and tested several versions of the Pouf and currently offer three standard size, with custom sizes nearly as popular - they make fantastic dog crate pads.  We can even make round Poufs and have a new model in the works for 2016.  

The cat toys soon followed as an extension of our innovative use of fiber.

And we couldn't neglect our canine companions!

I returned to my knitting roots with our knitted accessory product line launching in 2015, with both ready to ship items and custom knit accessories in a variety of colors, offering modern knits designed for the entire family.

How did we get our name?

I get this question relatively frequently and thought it might be worth telling the story.  My first pure breed cat was a Lilac Point Balinese named Sugarboy.  Otherwise known as Nuffe for day to day purposes, he was a special cat.  He only had one kidney, but we managed to keep him going until the age of ten, when all the supportive care was no longer enough.  He lives on in our memories but his legacy is alive in our business.

What We Believe In

We pride ourselves in sourcing our raw fibers locally and acquiring finished yarn for our products from other small businesses in the United States and Canada, using only the finest materials for our finished products. Style, functionality, quality and an exceptional customer experience are the foundation of Sugarboy's business.

Based on 140 reviews
Our dogs favourite toy!

We must have 100 toys for our dog, but this one is her absolute favourite!

NEW Original Paca Pet Pouf/Crate Mat Waterproof Organic Cotton PUL Cover
Kathleen Kelly
Good product idea!

This is a wonderful idea. I really could have used this with my previous cat! So far haven't had any 'waterproof' issues, hope that continues! I'm prepared if problem occurs!

Karma Cat Backyard Friends Felted Mouse in White
Kathleen Kelly
my cat loves this toy

This is my cats favorite toy! He brings it to us as a present and waits for us to throw it. So enjoyable!

A Hit with my Kitty!

My cat loves the toys I get from you! They come on time and are well made despite my cats eating them lol. My Mr. Meowgi will literally carry them around for hours,

Twill Mini Kitty Nip Kicker Catnip Toy in Olive Kimono
Nice looking, durable and kitty’s new fave toy!

These are such attractive, well-made, catnip deluxe toys — thank you!! Fast shipping too!!

Lucky there was a second item

Normally my cats don’t both like the same toys or want to play at the same time. This toy had them both ready to fight for the right to have it first, luckily there was an adorable lightbulb toy included which kept them both happy!

Highly recommend! You can see my cats enjoying the toy on Instagram @mysticforestcrafts thanks Sugarboys!

Generous Kicker Toy

I have purchased many kicker toys in the regular and mini size. This time I noticed a generous size, so I got one. The generous one seems to be the crowd favorite. Probably due to it containing a whole cup of catnip! All 4 of my cats love it! Highly recommend!

Felted Hearts Catnip Cat Toy Trio Pinks & Purple
Andrew C.
My kitty loves them!

My cat goes bonkers for these felted hearts! She loves to bat them around and even carries them around in her mouth. They’re very high quality and last a long time. They’re soft and tightly knitted for hours of kitty playtime. My cat rates them 5 paws!

So sweet!

So sweet! My kitty, who plays with the toys, loves every single one of them! I love them too!

The kitties love the Sugarboy’s felted bunny! They love batting it around and putting it in their food dish when their done playing with it. We love all of Sugarboy’s creations!


My young kitty loves these toys! I love her to have them because they are beautifully made and from safe materials. Thank you!

Love the Toys!

Shelly's Sugarboys toys are beautiful and lovingly made. My youngest loves them. I finally had to buy new toys because she played the felting off them. :) Thank you, Shelly

Felted Wool Woodland Mushroom Catnip Cat Toy Trio
Best Kitty Toys!

Now that I have a cat in the house who's barely about of kittenhood, these lovely Sugarboy's toys are being played with and enjoyed by the feline, not just the human. Argenta has played with the old toys so much that the felting was ripping off. I had the best reason to buy more toys from Shelly! I love the felted wool. These toys are safe and heathly for all my feline friends. Thanks, Shelly!

Best Birthday Ever

We bought the small wisteria kicker (and a large flannel bird one) with nip for our kitty's birthday. She LOVED it. She discovered it on her own and had a lot of fun rolling around with it. Our other cat also loved it. The extra catnip pellets are really helpful to for re-infusing. I would totally recommend these kickers.

Great catnip pellets!

We had a large jar of catnip pellets and have finally had to search for a new packet of them. Very hard to find. My Dash loves these Sugarboy’s pellets!! I’m thrilled!! Thank you Shelly! We’lll be back for more!!

Great Sweaters for our Pups

This is the second time I have ordered from Sugarboy's and they are the best. Wonderful quality and service, great variety of options and my pups LOVE, LOVE, LOVE their sweaters. I highly recommend if you want a great product for your pet.

NEW Original Paca Pet Pouf/Crate Mat Waterproof Organic Cotton PUL Cover
Angela Alexander
Love it!

Love the bed. Perfect size for my xat

Beautiful, soft sweater - made to order!

I can’t say enough great things about this beautiful sweater. We got 3 sweaters for 3 very different dogs, and they are ALL perfect. Thank you, Sugarboy’s!

Nice color - perfect fit!

This was one of 3 we got from Sugarboy’s. All of the were custom fit to the dogs and turned out really beautiful. They fit perfectly and look really nice. Thank you!

Beautiful sweaters!

We got 3 sweaters for 3 very different dogs - size wise. They all were custom fitted and perfect! Pretty colors and soft comfy yarn too. thank you!

Felted Wool Woodland Mushroom Catnip Cat Toy Trio
Kathleen Kelly
My cat loves this

I have ordered items from Sugarboys in the past. It has always been a hit! Excellent quality and my cat goes crazy for the catnip!

As always, perfection!

My kitties had the best Christmas again thanks to Sugarboys! Everything is such high quality and the catnip is out of this world. My cats love everything they got as usual. These toys are the best!!

Karma Cat Backyard Friends Felted Mouse in White
Jackie Heisdorffer

Spencer loves to lick and bat this mouse around.

Cat nip highs

We purchased Organic Catnip Elixir and Catnip Pellets to refresh some older toys we bought, along with 2 Karma Cat Cat Teaser Felted Wool Fish, and 2 Flannel Kitty Nip Kicker Catnip Toys. All the items were great - our two cats love everything we get from Shelly along with high from the catnip! Shelly even include two little wool balls as a treat (thank you!) that they have been going crazy over!

Lollycadoodle Felted Dog Toy Orange Fish
Jackie Heisdorffer

He loves it to bat around. When I tried to get a picture he stopped.