The extent of unconditional love, loyalty and companionship of a dog to mankind is unmatchable!
And we all know the bond between humans and their pooches is lifelong. For kids, playing and growing up with a dog friend is an absolute delight.
But owning a dog comes with a huge responsibility. These animals depend on you for food, shelter, medical help, as well as your love and attention – just like your children.
Apart from fulfilling the basic needs of a dog, you are also obliged to be his friend.
Walking and playing with them, teaching them tricks, providing dog toys and chews, and rewarding them with occasional treats, are sure to keep them healthy and happy.
Having said that, most pet-owners struggle to run their own errands – let alone those required for their canine companion, even though they want to.
Best Dog Subscription Boxes
Dog subscription boxes have been created for such dog lovers.
They contain a variety of delightful and fun goodies for your furry friend, that gets delivered to your doorstep and saves you the time and hassle of looking around for quality stuff for your dogs.
There are several brands offering unique-themed collections of toys and accessories, along with healthy, non-allergic and nutritious treats for dogs. Some even include professional training guides and tools for you to manage and train your new dog, in a better way.
Take a look at the following list of 10 best dog subscription boxes that you may want to consider for your furry pals –
BarkBox is one of the most popular subscription boxes that delivers a themed and unique collection of 2 innovative toys, 2 natural treats and a chew every month, along with a BarkBox coupon.
In addition to that, hygiene products are included at times.
BarkBox uses high quality ingredients that are free from wheat, corn or soy. Each treat is made either in the U.S. or Canada.
It also customizes its products in case your pet is allergic to beef, chicken or turkey. They are even open to free replacements if your pet doesn’t like a product.
BarkBox is priced at $29/month. However, you might save some money if you commit to a longer length of time –
6 months: $25/month or $142 up front (save 5%)
12 months: $21/month or $239 (save 5%)
Free Shipping is available within the lower 48 states. Shipping charges of $5 per month are applicable outside of the lower 48 states or to Canada.
PupJoy boxes are more specific and detailed subscription boxes that allow for customization. Each box contains all-natural and organic treats, toys, chews and accessories that are curated according to your preferences.
All the products are manufactured in the U.S. and are free from unnatural additives or chemicals.
PupJoy provides two dietary options for dogs with food allergies – a grain-sensitive option (contains no wheat, soy or corn) and a protein-sensitive option (contains no beef, chicken or dairy).
PupJoy prices range from $23 – $44 depending on your subscription plan, with free shipping within the U.S.
They also offer Loyalty Rewards that give you cash back on every subscription renewal and purchase from the PupShop, while their Refer-a Friend feature gets you an additional $20 reward.
3. Loot Pets
Loot Pets boxes (from Loot Crates), are an assortment of theme-based, geeky pet toys and gadgets, fun apparels, delicious all-natural treats and other dog accessories.
The products amounting to over $50 are shipped on a monthly basis at your doorstep.
The ‘geeky’ items are inspired from popular franchises like Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Marvel movies, etc., which makes it quite amusing even for the ‘geeky’ pet-owners! In fact, if you subscribe to a Loot Crate box (for humans), you and your dog can match!
The box also includes a mini-magazine that describes the items for that month, along with some puppy fun facts.
Loot Pets is priced at $15 per month + $5 for shipping – both within the U.S. and internationally.
The Poochperks box is a collection of 4-5 doggy delights that include all-natural and healthy treats, fun and durable toys, customized chews and other exciting accessories.
All of the products are made in the U.S. and are guaranteed to ensure safety and quality.
Specific themes for each monthly box make it more engaging for these furry animals.
Poochperks also provides multiple pooch packages as per your dog’s needs. Owners can choose to fully personalize these boxes as per their dog’s requirements or if they have multiple dogs.
For instance, if you have a small dog you can opt for the ‘Little Bit’ box that is designed for dogs under 10 pounds; or if you want more durable toys for your tough chewers, etc.
They also customize to accommodate grain allergies to ensure your pets are getting the right food.
Poochperks prices range from $11.95 – $35.95 for a completely customizable box. They also charge a shipping fee of $5 on all products and box plans.
5. Surprise My Pet
Surprise My Pet includes 5-7 delightful but carefully selected dog or cat supplies such as toys, bones, grooming supplies and all-natural treats that are safe and healthy. It may also include a surprise for the pet lover as well.
Surprise My Pet supports multiple charities such as the Animal Rescue Foundation, New Beginnings Animal Shelter, Friends of Animals, etc.
This means that with every box they sell, they donate a portion to help animals in need. So in a way you would be supporting charities with your purchase as well.
Surprise My Pet prices range between $24 – $30 per box (depending upon the duration of the subscription) along with free shipping.
PawPack boxes are packed with natural products sourced from organic and eco-friendly items. Each box has 4 or more full-sized items along with samples and discount codes.
The high quality and nutritious treats and chews are made up of real meat and wholesome ingredients.
In fact, all of the products (durable fun toys, chews, bones, grain-free treats and unique functional accessories) are hand picked by boutiques and small businesses, who are passionate about the quality they provide that can maximize your dog’s health.
PawPack’s custom premium boxes are priced at $31.50 on a monthly basis, or $25.99 per month if you plan for a year. You may also opt for a one-time purchase at $35 a box. All of the plans include free shipping.
Bullymake is for rough and tough chewers. So if your dog normally tears down a typical dog toy within a few hours, you may want to consider this option.
Each box of Bullymake consists of 2-3 extremely tough chew toys and 3-4 delicious, natural and nutritious treats for your power chompers.
The boxes are customized as per your dog’s weight, and the toys are guaranteed to be tough and durable with a 14-day longevity.
Bullymake also caters to your dog’s allergy needs. However, if your dog is not much into treats, you can also opt for a ‘Toys Only’ option in which you receive 4 toys per month without treats.
Bullymake prices range from $31 – $39 depending upon the subscription length. Shipping is free within the U.S., but shipping to Canada requires an extra $8/month.
8. Pet Treater
A Pet Treater box usually contains an interactive toy and yummy wholesome treats. At times, you may also find accessories or gadgets like leashes, poop bags or grooming supplies.
The treats are manufactured either in the U.S. or Canada, ensuring safety and quality.
Occasionally, they may also offer deals and discounts on cool and fun stuff like festive attire, costumes, treat throwers or beds.
In addition, Pet Treater also allows you to ‘Add Another Dog’ to your subscription in case you have more than one canine.
Pet Treater’s monthly pricing starts from $25 and varies according to the subscription length. However, you may try a box at $35 for a single month.
PupBox includes a monthly training guide that teaches you how to deal with your pup throughout its growing phases. It is designed by a professional dog trainer and contains all kinds of training tips and tricks for your convenience.
The box also includes an assortment of toys, bones, meaty chews, training treats, grooming goodies and other pup-friendly accessories.
All of the products are customized to suit your pup’s age and developing needs. They even customize the box content for the city and environment as well!
Though PupBox is tailored only for puppies, you may also order the box for adult dogs, but it wouldn’t be ‘age’ customized.
PupBox prices range from $29 – $39 depending upon the subscription period and include free shipping. However, an extra $7/mo shipping charges are applicable for orders going to Canada.
10. Good Dog In a Box
Good Dog In a Box is a new-dog training system for families and kids. The training tools and resources have been designed to keep kids safe from untrained dogs.
The monthly training system includes –
- Training cards for specific dog training activities that you can do with your child and dog
- Activity guide containing kid friendly games, puzzles and stories
- Smart card game that teaches dog safety through body language
- Online video tutorials that teach dog safety and dog bite prevention
- Core training tools
- And, of course, the dog toys and treats
The whole idea is focused on bonding the pet owners and kids with their dog. You might want to try their ‘Calm Dog In a Box’ subscription, if your dog has anxiety issues.
Good Dog In a Box prices range from $22 – $27 depending on the subscription period, plus $3 shipping per month.
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