The Best Pet Subscription Boxes
Let's talk about the subscription boxes that will really get your pet to perk up! When choosing a pet box, you can go one of two ways.
Some people sign up for dog or cat subscription boxes purely to enjoy a fun way to pamper a pet with cute, exotic monthly dog and cat treats and toys that arrive like clockwork. For others, a subscription box is a convenience tool that delivers specialty, high-quality products that aren't easily found in big-box stores.
Have you been toying with the idea of getting some toys, treats and lifestyle products carefully curated to delight your pet delivered to your door in the form of a monthly subscription box? Opening up that first subscription box with your pet on the floor of your living room is quite a bonding experience.
Luckily, you don't have to do a ton of homework just to find the right goodie box for your best friend. Take a look at the best pet subscription boxes to consider.
jack's top picks
The Best Pet Subscription Box:
Cost: $2 to $6 per day.
Current Offer: 50% OFF your first box.
What Pets Will Love: Healthy, hearty food in a monthly box.
Ollie can seem a little bit intimidating at first because you're signing up for a high quality dog subscription service instead of just a dog box full of items like treats and toys. What's the draw? Ollie delivers human-grade, vet-designed meal plans to your door.
I'll confirm that it all looks good enough for a person to eat! It helps to know that you can sign up for partial meal plans instead of making the full leap to Ollie. With Ollie, you'll pay based on your dog's nutritional according to weight and breed. It's one of the easier ways to get high-protein, balanced food into your dog's diet if you're dealing with issues like weight control or chronic illness with your pup.
Ultimately, it's a more convenient option than trying to stay current with your grocery runs if you want to give your dog a premium diet. I like that you can also ease your way into Ollie deliveries without giving up your normal canine diet cold turkey.
Cost: Starts at $22 per box when you sign up for 12 months.
Current Offers: Free upgrade for a "double" on your autumn box if you subscribe now.
What Pets Will Love: A nice mix of toys and treats done very colorfully.
BarkBox is considered to be the subscription "breakthrough" that put the idea of a dog subscription box on the map. I like that the BarkBox team always includes really colorful, quirky toys that make it feel like a party is waiting in every box.
You always know what to expect because all BarkBox box dog boxes are consistent. Its two fun toys, two all-natural bagged treats and one chew. The only thing that changes is the theme.
One thing that makes me feel confident about subscribing to BarkBox is that the treats featured in dogs boxes are all sourced in the USA. These boxes give both you and your dog a reason to love the mailman because every monthly subscription box ships free!
Cost: Varies by coverage.
Current Offer: Save up to 10% with code INSURE10.
What Pets Will Love: Protection against unexpected vet bills every month.
Yes, getting a box full of dog or cat treats and toys every month is fun. However, Petplan is monthly dog or cat insurance that provides the priceless gift of peace of mind.
This service will pay up to 90 percent of your future vet bills for a low monthly rate. All exam fees are covered at your visits once you sign up for coverage. You also get online vet visits for no charge! You can even get pet dental covered with Petplan. Customer service is available 24 hours per day.
Cost: Varies by order.
Current Offer: Get 60% OFF your first purchase (limited time).
What Dogs Will Love: "Human grade", healthy delicious food.
Shouldn't your dog eat health too? Dogs need more than they get from those dry pellets they are used to. If you care about your dog's health and happiness this is the service for you both.
You wont find any "chicken meals" or powders, label tricks, preservatives or gross brown pellets.
Farmer's delivers balanced, freshly made pet food with simple ingredients, directed by science and powered by love.
Cost: Varies by product.
Current Offer: Receive 25 percent off your next order when you share your product testimonial.
What Pets Will Love: Natural wellness in the form of treats they adore.
Canna-Pet is a one-stop shop for hemp pet products. Ordering packages of Canna-Pet's most popular products grouped together can help you to save a lot.
CBD treats for cats and dogs offered through this company come in a variety of easy-to-digest formulas created specifically for animals.
The long list of CBD products for pets on the Canna-Pet roster includes capsules, biscuits and liquid tinctures. You'll find specific formulas tailored for specific wellness issues ranging from skin allergies to cancer.
Cost: Starting at $29.99 per month.
What Pets Will Love: A mix of fun toys and tantalizing favorites in a monthly box.
Paws & Claws Kit is a relatively new monthly subscription box on the block. I'll admit that there are probably a few kinks to be worked out in terms of the selection in every box. I'll start with what I like.
First, these boxes are robust. It's not uncommon for a box to come with up to 20 different items. However, I don't know if all of the items are exactly "premium." For instance, one month might go heavy on items that you can already buy at your neighborhood store.
No, you probably won't be dazzled if you open your first box to see a can of Fancy Feast or a box of 9 Lives chews because you can already pick those up at the store. However, the Paws & Claws Kit does sometimes come through with some really original toys and treats.
I also like that this company likes to pepper in special items for cat owners like cat-themed socks and mugs. Overall, I'll call this a mixed bag that's worth trying out if you're looking to find some new toys and treats to spice up your cat's life.
Cost: Personalized quotes only.
Current Offer: 20 percent off your first order.
What Pets Will Love: Real, good healthy food that tastes great.
NomNom delivers vet-designed, balanced meals for dogs or cats to your door. We're talking gourmet foods sourced, cooked and packed with love and care at NomNom's California and Nashville facilities.
This is a really valuable resource if you have a dog or cat with strict dietary needs. Everything comes in portions that are ideal for your pet's health needs to save you from the hassle of prep time. The science behind NomNom is that every meal is designed to optimize gut health to give pets more energy, improved stamina, better gut health, better breath and an overall healthier life.
This is a great service if you're struggling to find the time to prepare healthy, balanced meals for your pet. However, this is a premium service that comes with a premium price tag when compared to traditional food options for pets.
Current Offer: Take 30 percent OFF your first auto-ship order.
What Pets Will Love: Access to everything they need to thrive.
The big advantage of jumping on the Chewy bandwagon is that you'll really find everything your pet needs. That means food, dog beds, dog supplements, treat, toys, specialty foods and much more.
Chewy is the place to go online if you simply never want to deal with tracking down pet food or supplies in the aisles of a pet store again. What sets Chewy apart from classic monthly subscription boxes is that you choose everything you want instead of letting a team behind the scenes make decisions for you.
That means picking the types of products and specific brands that will be shipped to your home. You have more than 1,000 mainstream and niche brands to choose from when filling your cart.
With Chewy's auto-ship, you never have to worry about running low on your pet essentials. You can sign up to choose your delivery frequency on the Chew website in minutes. What's more, Chewy allows you to use flexible scheduling to adjust delivery frequency based on the way your usage ebbs and flows.
Cost: $30 per month.
Current Offer: Use CRATEJOY at checkout to get 10 percent off.
What Pets Will Love: Nice selection of safe, healthy treats in a monthly box.
Unlike some subscription boxes, Surprise My Pet does not allow for any customization. That means your box can't be tailored based on things like dog breed or allergy needs. However, all of the treats included in each box are natural.
You will get between five and seven items that are always really fun. I like that each box comes beautifully packed and presented to really make it seem like a special present has arrived for your pet! The best part is that Surprise My Pet pays it forward by donating to charities that support animals in need.
Cost: Starts at $23.45.
Current Offer: Get a $5 gift toward you subscription.
What Pets Will Love: Helping other pets while enjoying fun treats and toys.
Rescue Box is a monthly subscription that gives to charitable partners. However, that's just the icing on the cake once you get a box filled with ultra-unique, high quality toys, treats and accessories that have been carefully selected by people who know how to track down good finds.
These boxes definitely appear highly curated without the feeling that anybody was rushing to simply "toss something in" to call it a month.
I especially love the rare snacks that come in this boxes because you get curiosities like banana-chicken and watermelon flavored chews that you might otherwise never discover. Fun plush toys and gems like the "tickle pickle" makes each box a real hoot to open.
Cost: Starts at $16.79.
Current Offer: Save up to 20 percent if you sign up for auto-ship.
What Pets Will Love: Boxes dog and puppy breeds can use to grow up healthy and strong.
Everything that PupJoy ships out feels really substantial. What makes this monthly dog box different is that you enjoy a mix of surprise items and customization.
You have more freedom to build your own deliveries to pack your boxes with things that are perfect for your pooch in a way that most dog subscription boxes don't allow.
PupJoy also provides more guidance than similar subscription boxes because the company is constantly using your past preferences to recommend new items to you.
Cost: Starting at $21 per box.
Current Offer: 30 percent off your first box when you sign up today.
What Pets Will Love: A nice mix of toys and treats in a monthly box.
It's obvious that Pooch Perks knows how to mix up some fun boxes from the second you open your first box. This is a great way to get treats and toys with different themes every month.
Pooch Perks is one of the better monthly subscription boxes for pets because you're able to customize your picks a bit based on your dog's profile. You also get a really quality, artisan vibe off of every box because of the way Pooch Perks actually hand selects all treats, toys and accessories from small businesses in the USA.
I also like that this company gives you an option to choose just durable toys if you know that you have a less-than-delicate dog. The default is a mix of treats, plush toys and durable toys.
Cost: Starts at $29 per box for a 12-month plan.
What Pets Will Love: A box for dog breeds full of fun, developmentally appropriate goodies.
PupBox can be a useful tool for a first-time puppy owner looking for some hacks. Each box comes with five to seven products with a training guide.
The folks at PupBox actually tailor your box full of toys, accessories, chews and treats based on the details you share about your dog.
The best part is that your boxes will evolve as your puppy grows to offer developmentally appreciate gear and treats each month! This box also caters to the pickiness of new pups by replacing any products that aren't hits in your home!
Cost: $35.99 per box.
Current Offer: Free bandana.
What Pets Will Love: A fun, colorful box of goodies with a monthly theme.
Dapper Dog delivers five high-quality, healthy treats and fun toys for your pup monthly. Each box is packed with two healthy bags of treats or chews with two adorable themed toys. The themes on these boxes can get especially fun when holidays roll around (Happy Potter Puppy anyone?).
While there's not much box customization, what you get is tailored to your dog's size and allergy considerations. Dapper Dog gets bonus points for also presenting your dog's swag in really beautiful boxes.
Cost: Kits start at $58. Variety of products sold separately.
Current Offer: Get 10% OFF when you subscribe on any purchase. Also, free tennis ball in every order and free shipping over $50.
What Pets Will Love: A box for dogs full of stylish gear, wearables and treats.
Wild One lets you build your own custom walking kit for your dog. You can mix and match tons of lifestyle gear to ensure that your dog always looks perfect and polished when leaving the house.
The list includes a harness walk kit, doggie carry bags, collar walk kit and toy kit. In addition, you'll find tons of pampering products for beautifying your dog at home.
Cost: $24.95 to $60.
Current Offer: Use FIRSTTIMER to get 10% OFF.
What Pets Will Love: Colorful delights that appeal to beaked sensibilities.
The first subscription box for birds to make an appearance on the list, Squawk Box caters to bird owners by providing fun varieties of toys and treats that can be tough to find in stores.
This company bases your subscription preferences on bird size by offering Little, Middle, Big and Jumbo subscriptions. Each box contains a mix of four to six snacks and toys. These boxes always tend to offer really colorful toys that birds can wrestle with or swing on.
You'll also find a lot of tropical treats that will give your bird a well-deserved break from the typical millet sticks they're used to getting from the local pet store.
17. Pet Treater: Best for Dogs and Cats Who Like the Smell of Fun, Interesting Treats
Cost: $15 to $25 per month.
What Pets Will Love: Beautiful toys and tasty treats.
Pet Treater makes treating your dog or cat with tailor-made subscription boxes so easy! Each sack that arrives from Pet Treater is stuffed with high-quality, artisan treats and toys.
What makes this a rare monthly subscription is that you can choose an "all toy" or "all treat" option for your dog box or cat box. When building a box option, you can choose a regular pack with three to four goodies or deluxe box with five to eight goodies.
All of the toys and treats are clearly very artisan, quality goods that come with the guarantee of being mostly sourced from the United States or Canada. Pet Treater actually has a policy of never including products from China in its boxes.
18. MeowBox: Best for Everyday Cats
Cost: Starts at $20 per box.
What Pets Will Love: Toys just for cats in a box that's fun to curl up in.
MeowBox offers beautifully curated cat boxes that always feature products produced in the United States or Canada. Generally, you're getting hard-to-find items because MeoxBox purposely goes on the hunt for single-ingredient, grain-free and organic cat treats.
The fun of this cat subscription box is that your cat gets a personalized note in every box! While you do get to choose monthly or bi-monthly deliveries, the customization really ends there with this subscription box. MeowBox starts you off with a first box that contains fan favorites from past months.
19. Bullymake: Best for Dogs Who Play Rough
Cost: $31 per month for 12 months.
Current Offer: Get $10 off when you share your email.
What Pets Will Love: Toys they can go to town on every time their monthly box arrives.
With Bullymake, you're finally getting a box filled with durable toys that your dog can be rough with. Many other dog subscription boxes include cute toys that are destined to get wrecked by a more tenacious dogs within seconds of being unboxed.
Bullymake caters to tough dogs by manufacturing its own toys made from nylon, rubber and ballistic materials right in the USA. That means that owners of chewers and fetchers can finally enjoy buying toys for the first time!
20. KitNip Box: Best for Adventurous Cats
Cost: $19.99 per month to $29.99 per month.
Current Offer: 15 percent off your first box when you share your email.
What Pets Will Love: Quality toys and treats in a box they can climb in.
KitNip Box does a good job of delivering a well-rounded montly box that mixes up playtime with healthy goodies. Each box contains items like soft toys, light-up toys wands, treats and wellness products.
Overall, the products seems to be carefully chosen to help owners bond with their pets through playtime and nurturing. You're getting no-nonsense box that consistently delivers quality products your cat will actually use and enjoy.
Final Thoughts on Boxes Dogs, Cats and Birds Can Love
If you're looking for a mainstream pick, BarkBox and Chewy are the two big favorites. Those who just can't give up control long enough to trust that cat and dog subscription boxes will be full of quality stuff every month might prefer an option like Chewy.
The big advantage of Chewy is that you're also getting really dependable, accessible customer service compared to some of the smaller and newer monthly box companies.
Of course, specialty and ultra-niche service like Bullymake and NomNom make it so easy to do a monthly subscription box even if your dog or cat has really specific needs or dietary restrictions that can't be met by any ordinary subscription box.