By Dr. Jess Trimble
The popularity of monthly subscription and subscription boxes is on the rise, and you can get subscriptions for almost any type of products, from makeup to snacks to the latest gadgets. So, it should come as no surprise that there are also plenty of monthly pet subscriptions that are made just for dogs and dog parents.
BarkBox was one of the first companies to popularize monthly pet subscription boxes. They send boxes with a mix of all-natural treats, toys, and chews that are curated for dogs by size. Every month, they send a box with a different theme, such as the dinosaur-themed “Chewrassic Bark” box, or the jungle-themed “Sniffin’ Safari” box. A subscription is $29 per month and shipping is always free.
Did you know we have our very own app? Fuzzy gives you access to vets directly from your phone, any time you need immediate medical advice, trusted recommendations or just a little bit of expert reassurance. Pet owners get unlimited access to one-on-one live chat with licensed veterinary professionals where they can chat, send photos and share videos to get medical help, get diet and behavioral recommendations, and get flea treatments and other supplements.
For dogs who are light to moderate chewers, Pooch Perks offers different options for subscription boxes. Their Popular Pooch subscription delivers a mix of toys and treats, or you can get boxes of just toys or just treats. You can also tailor your box based on any allergies or preferences your dog may have, and you can choose to have your boxes delivered monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly. Subscriptions average around $30 per month, depending on your box preferences, with a $5 shipping fee. If you’re unsure of whether or not Pooch Perks is right for your dog, you can also order a sample box for $11.95.
If your dog is a power chewer, Bullymake is the box for you. They have a 14-day guarantee: if your dog destroys any toys within the first 14 days, they will send you even tougher toys as replacements. A monthly plan is $39 per box with free shipping, and you can tailor your boxes based on your dog’s weight and allergy preferences. Each box contains 5-6 treats and toys, or you can choose a “toys only” option.
PupJoy delivers custom tailored boxes that include 2 full-sized bags of treats, 2 high-quality toys, and 1 all-natural chew treat. Each box averages about $35 per month, depending on your dog’s preferences and includes free shipping within the U.S.A. Additionally, you can earn $20 toward your next PupJoy box for every friend you refer, and all subscribers get free access to online dog training through PupJoy University.
DAPPER DOG BOX
Dapper Dog offers boxes that include a combination or toys, treats, chews, and accessories. All of their treats are 100% natural or organic. A monthly subscription is $30 per box, and includes free shipping. Consider the $5 option for extra durable toys if your dog is a heavy chewer! You can feel wonderful about receiving your monthly boxes because every purchase feeds 12 rescue dogs.
You may have seen PupBox on Shark Tank, where the company made a deal with Robert Herjavec. Their monthly pet subscription boxes are geared specifically towards puppies, taking into consideration the evolution of your puppy’s development and growth. Each box contains a mix of treats, toys, chews, and accessories, as well as training guides created by celebrity dog trainer Andrea Arden to help you navigate the joys of puppy parenting! A one-month subscription is $39 per box with free shipping, with plan options for 1, 2, 6, or 12 months.