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SmarterPaw Partners with Mello Sales Group

This is to further expand presence of Meowijuana and Doggijuana products throughout the Western US and Canada.




(PRESS RELEASE) LENEXA, KS – SmarterPaw LLC, makers of hit brands such as Meowijuana and Doggijuana, announces a partnership with Mello Sales Group, Inc., which now covers the US’ 13 western states (including Alaska and Hawaii) as well as western Canada.

They are expanding Meowijuana and Doggijuana’s distribution pawprint in the US and Canada of naturally innovative, creative, and engaging toys and treats for pet parents and the pets they unconditionally love.

“We are excited to partner with Mello Sales Group,” says Scott Ragan, managing partner and CEO of SmarterPaw, LLC. “I’ve had the pleasure to work with Jim Mello, Kevin Mello, and Julie Hutchings, and they are well known and respected in our industry, and we are confident our collaboration will drive even greater results for the brands and our pet retailers in the US and Canada.”

“ Mello Sales Group, Inc. is excited to join Smarter Paw in their efforts to spread whimsical fun with their scientifically blended catnip toys,” states Jim Mello, founder and CEO of Mello Sales Group. “Our partnership with SmarterPaw is the perfect fit as they share our passion for pets and our genuine concern for the success of our retail partners.”

To learn more about the company’s growth and commitment to pet health, quality, and fun or to explore its full line of products for cats, dogs, and those who love them, please visit or email For more information on Doggijuana, please visit

About Meowijuana, a SmarterPaw Brand

Founded in 2016, Meowijuana is an award-winning innovator brand in the pet space and is a leading pack member for cats and the people that love them. Meowijuana delights pets as well as their parents by offering highly creative, high-quality products focused on fun and natural wellness for pets and people. Meowijuana’s award-winning products are now available at approximately 4,000 pet dedicated retail locations across North America including PetSmart and Petco and quality independent pet retailers. Meowijuana has won many prestigious awards, including Inc. 500 / 5,000, Pet Insight’s Vanguard Awards three years in a row (2018, 2019, and 2020), Pet Age’s Readers’ Choice Award, Pet Business’ Industry Recognition Award, SuperZoo’s Best Cat Product, and Global Pet Expo’s “1st Place Best In Show” Award, to name a few. To learn more about the brand, products or retailers carrying Meowijuana in the US, Canada or worldwide, or to become a distributor or partner, please visit:

About Doggijuana, a SmarterPaw Brand

Doggijuana is a revolutionary new brand of dog toys. Dogs experience the world through their noses, and catnip is a natural way to encourage dogs to play. Our signature Juananip (all-natural and organic catnip) ups the attractor-factor of toys and encourages dogs to play longer through scent. When eaten, Juananip produces a calming effect that helps dogs chill – naturally! To learn more about the brand, products, or retailers carrying Doggijuana in the US, Canada or around the world, or to become a distributor or partner, please visit

About Mello Sales Group, Inc.

We at Mello Sales Group, Inc. align ourselves with quality manufacturers who share our passion for pets and our genuine concern for the success of our retail partners. By choosing manufacturers who specialize in different aspects of the industry, we are able to build our portfolio with a common thread of products that offer ingenuity, function, balanced nutrition, and satisfaction for pets while delivering value for those who care for them. For more information about Mello Sales Group, please visit



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