The best dog subscription boxes offer a convenient way to treat the special dogs and their owners in your life. While the concept is generally simple - you receive a box stuffed full of top-rated dog toys and tasty dog treats that is delivered to your door on a frequent basis - there’s quite a few out there that caters for individual needs.
For instance, if you have an aggressive chewer in the family, you’ll want to choose a box that has highly-durable items. After all, if you’re going to commit to a treat for your special friend, there’s nothing worse than receiving the gift of stuffing everywhere in return for your efforts.
Instead, you may want to consider a box that caters for both pet and pet parent. Since we all love nothing more than receiving a gift through the post, some dog subscription boxes also offer treats for us humans.
Of course, one of the most important considerations of taking out a subscription is finding the right type for you. If you’re not sure you fancy the commitment of a monthly box, many companies offer other subscription types such as bi-monthly or quarterly. Alternatively, why not choose to treat your pooch on special occasions, such as at Christmas time or on their birthday? One-off boxes can offer all the treat, without the hassle of signing up long-term.
Below, we share some of our favorite dog subscription boxes , and with prices starting from as low as $20, there's never been a better time to sign up!
PetsRadar's pick of the best dog subscription boxes
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Best overall dog subscription box
Typical contents: 2 toys, 2 treats and a chew | Subscription type: Monthly | Cost: $35.00/box
If you're looking to put your best paw forward with your dog, BarkBox is a lot of fun. This popular treat box is well-known for thinking outside the box with its unique themed collections, including the breakfast toy-themed 'Barkfast in Bed' and travel-themed boxes. Even if you're not sure how your pooch will take to their new toys, what pet owner can resist the charm of a Home Alone or NBA sports-themed box?
BarkBox is not only seriously inventive with its product choices, but it focuses on high-quality loot too. If you have an aggressive chewer in the family, however, the cute appeal of their toys is liable to end up in doggy destruction. Some pet owners may find themselves weighing up the subscription cost vs the character of their dog.
For the price, the box could feature more products or focus on more durable dog toys as standard, but it's undeniable just how charming their offerings are.
If you are concerned why not check out the brand's Super Chewer box instead, which focuses on providing products for aggressive chewers?
All subscriptions are non-committal, so even if you find your pooch prefers to destroy rather than play nice with his new toys, you can cancel after one box, plus there's always the accompanying treats to enjoy.
Best value dog subscription box
Typical contents: Toys, food, accessories | Subscription type: Monthly | Cost: From $20.00
If you want to spoil your pooch while still keeping your bank account happy, then Pooch Perks is the perfect way to tick both boxes. We love how customizable the boxes are and the lower pricing definitely sweetens the deal!
When you go onto the Pooch Perks website you'll have multiple options to choose from, including birthday boxes, themed boxes, toys and accessories, and a box specifically for puppies.
Once you've chosen the box you'd like, select the size of your dog or opt for the mixed size option. You'll then be able to choose a mix of toys and treats or a box with toys only. There are some great durable toy options too, great if you have a heavy chewer on your hands!
There's plenty of flexibility with shipping options, ranging from monthly to bi-monthly and quarterly, although it's worth being aware that Pooch Perks do charge a flat $2 shipping fee, so you'll need to factor that in to the cost of your box.
Goody Box by Chewy
Best one-off dog box
Typical contents: 6-7 products | Subscription type: One-off | Cost: From $24.99
If you're not ready to commit to a box with a subscription fee, then Chewy's Goody Box offers a fantastic alternative. You can buy one of these as a one-off purchase for a reasonable $24.99, and it's typically packed with between six or seven products.
The brand's birthday bundles are particularly notable and include everything you need to spoil your canine chum. It includes a bandana, pup-friendly birthday cake treats, and even a large Pup-Pie to really start the party.
There's also some nice themed boxes on offer, including retro-themed dog boxes loaded with top-rated goodies inspired by your favorite decade, or pick up one specifically devised for your new puppy.
We especially love the Brunch box, which offers a convenient alternative to BarkBox's leading 'Barkfast in Bed' idea that's frequently seen over social media, so it's a great way to get on trend without the need to subscribe.
Some toys could be more durable. If you were hoping the birthday cupcake would last a long time in the jaws of an aggressive chewer, you may be disappointed if your pup loves to play rough. However, the boxes are ideal for special occasions and most pet owners will be content to simply spoil their pup to the max on their birthday with little regard to the durability of the products.
Best dog subscription box for aggressive chewers
Typical contents: 1 Kong Classic, 1 Kong training toy, 1 personality toy, 3 Kong treats,1 Kong recipe | Subscription type: Monthly | Cost: From $44.95/box
If you love the Kong brand, then you'll be pleased to know that the company has capitalized on the success of its Kong Classic toy to bring you a dog subscription box.
The Kong box is based around the popularity of the Kong Classic, but also includes at least one training toy per box. If your dog is liable to chew everything in sight, the Kong box is a great option owing to just how durable their toys are. The Kong brand is frequently a name synonymous with good-quality tough and durable toys.
The Kong Classic itself is ideal for chewers and pet owners who love being creative with their fillings. Each subscription box comes with a recipe tip and treats you can try out inside the toy. There's also the addition of a handpicked personality toy to sweeten the deal.
For pet owners who are not familiar with Kong, however, the box can feel overly expensive, plus the lack of themed options is a drawback for brand newbies.
Pupjoy Eco-friendly Goodie Box
Best eco-friendly dog subscription box
Typical contents: 4 treats, 2 toys, 2 bully sticks | Subscription type: Bi-monthly, Monthly, Quarterly | Cost: $33.99 for first box
Pupjoy's Eco-friendly Goodie Box contains a range of socially responsible goodies from independent makers. There are at least four treats, two toys, and two bully sticks included inside that can be delivered when it suits you.
If you feel like a monthly box is too many treats for your pooch, this box can arrive every two or three months instead. An initial box costs $33.99 but note that this increases to $37.99 a box on renewal, which is either a drawback or a sign of getting a special offer as a new customer, whatever way you choose to look at it.
Each item inside the box is full of natural, eco-friendly goodies that, as the name suggests, are good for the planet. However, the box also looks to provide natural treats that are good for your dog too.
With health an important consideration for any pet owner, Pupjoy's Eco-friendly Goodie Box's appeal is far broader than that of eco-enthusiasts.
Best for handmade products
Typical contents: 2 treats, 1 skincare/gear item, 2-3 toys, clothing or gear | Subscription type: 4 boxes per year; one every 3 months or monthly | Cost: $49.99 for first box
If you're looking to truly spoil your pup, BoxDog is like a luxury independent spa and treat supplier in one. There's the inclusion of vegan wellness products, such as nose balm or shampoo, that sets it apart from some other dog subscription boxes, while your pooch will also receive treats, such as frosted cookies, donuts, and cupcakes, all handmade by a dog chef.
There are toys too of course, while the addition of seasonal products for adventurous pups and owners, such as blankets, leashes and travel water bottles, is a great touch.
For pet owners with aggressive chewers, we like that there is a clear option to choose products for tough chewers, which can save money (and heartache) further down the line.
With its multiple deluxe options, however, there is a higher cost here than other dog subscription boxes. Like Pupjoy, BoxDog also has a different price for renewal which saves you a tidy $10 upfront but should be noted down the line.
Pup Mom Crate
Best for dog parents
Typical contents: 5-8 items | Subscription type: Monthly | Cost: $34.00 for first box
If you're looking to treat not only yourself but your pooch too, then Pup Mom Crate offers an attractive package. It's a monthly box that features both dog mom lifestyle and beauty items for yourself, as well as toys and treats for your dog. Dog moms can expect to receive themed gifts such as mugs, tumblers, oven mitts or jewellery, while for your furkid, goodies include a plush toy, a tough chewer or a treat dispenser. There's also discount coupons included, which is a nice touch.
Before you take out the subscription, there's the ability to choose from multiple plan options which suits a wide variety of breeds small-large, however the lack of flexibility in the subscription type may be unsuitable for those looking to keep an eye on their pennies. Fortunately, though, you can cancel at anytime, so even if you have an interest in the product and fancy giving it a go but are wary of the commitment of a monthly subscription, you can simply remove the subscription.
The box typically comes with a good variety of items, but for dog owners with aggressive chewers in the family, you'll want to keep an extra eye on playtime as some toys can be destroyed with ease.
While the box is fun and fabulous for dogs moms, the branding certainly limits the appeal to dad dads, although the official website does offer a dog dad box as a holiday gift.
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