The 16 Best Pet Subscription Boxes of 2020
Our pets are like our children, so it only makes sense that we love to spoil them. And if delicious treats and squeaky toys will keep them entertained for a few extra minutes a day, even better. Because we all need one less thing to worry about ordering these days, we rounded up the 16 best pet subscription boxes, packed with everything from food and treats to toys. Fido will thank you (in slobbery kisses, nonetheless).
1. Bark Box
Cost: From $22/month
What you get: A themed collection every month with four to six toys and healthy treats valued at more than $40
Why we love it: Before you purchase a Barkbox, the site asks a series of questions about your dog’s size and any food allergies or sensitivities they may have, ensuring each box of treats is specifically curated. Choose from month-to-month payments or prepay for the whole year to score a bigger discount.
Cost: From $3/day
What you get: Vet-formulated, human-grade, pre-portioned meals customized to your dog’s activity level, age and dietary restrictions, delivered on a recurring schedule
Why we love it: Ollie’s dog food is so fresh, even humans could eat it. Each meal features high-quality meat from family-run farms, gently cooked fruits and veggies and superfoods like chia seeds. Plus, there’s never any fillers, byproducts, artificial flavors or preservatives. You can choose from a base of beef, chicken, turkey or lamb and the pros at Ollie will do the rest, from portioning out each meal to ensuring they’re all nutritionally complete.
3. Nom Nom Now
Cost: From $20/week
What you get: Freshly cooked, veterinary nutritionist-approved meals for cats and dogs delivered straight to your door
Why we love it: Every pre-portioned Nom Nom meal is developed by in-house veterinary nutritionist, Dr. Justin Shmalberg DVM, to ensure that it’s balanced and provides your furry friend with the nutrition they need. You’ll only find fresh, whole, natural ingredients—never any fillers.
Cost: $17 for the first month, then $20/month
What you get: Four to six cat toys and all-natural treats for your cat (or cats)
Why we love it: Whether you have one kitty or you’re a full-on cat lady (zero judgement there), this box will have enough toys and treats for them all. Each box is themed and supports animal welfare organizations nationwide, including shelters, rescues and feline welfare causes.
5. The Farmer’s Dog
Cost: From $3/day
What you get: Healthy, balanced, and freshly prepared food for your pooch that’s both human-grade and never frozen
Why we love it: Not only are The Farmer’s Dog meals made with human-grade meat and produce, but they’re also prepped in USDA kitchens to ensure the utmost safety and quality. Every freshly packed (never frozen) recipe is vet-approved and exceeds nutrition standards, so your pup can eat like the foodie he or she is.
Cost: From $35/box
What you get: Choose from five premium dog supplements (calming, complete care, hip and joint, bladder and kidney or probiotic) or bundle a few to save extra
Why we love it: We take supplements, so why shouldn’t our furballs? This brand features easy, chewable supplements for everything from anxiety to joint care to overall health and delivers them every two, four or six weeks depending on how many your dog needs per day. Don’t want a subscription? You can order them à la carte, before committing to a recurring delivery schedule.
7. Rescue Box
Cost: From $23/month
What you get: Hand-selected toys, treats and accessories for your cat or dog
Why we love it: The toys and treats in every box are hand-selected by Rescue Box’s team of pet-lovers. But what makes this subscription so great, is that for every purchase made, they’ll donate five pounds of food and two vaccinations to shelter pets in need.
Cost: From $3/day
What you get: Fresh, nutritionally balanced and vet-approved food made from human-grade, restaurant-quality ingredients
Why we love it: This LA-based company not only serves fresh food made from human-grade ingredients, but it also has 14 vets on staff in addition to vet-trained nutrition consultants to ensure every meal is nutritionally balanced. Plus, if your dog requires a special diet, JustFoodForDogs is the only brand with vet support diets available by prescription for specific needs. Don't want to commit to a subscription right off the bat? They offer both a la carte and recurring shipments, so how and when it's delivered is entirely up to you.
What you get: Two full size bags of USA-made treats, two all-natural bully sticks and a premium toy tested for safety, delivered each month with free shipping
Why we love it: Each product in Wagwell’s box has been thoroughly researched to be the healthiest and safest items out there, so you and your pup have total peace of mind. This box is ideal for the treat-obsessed pup (aka every single dog).
10. The Dapper Dog
Cost: From $20/month
What you get: A monthly box of five full-size treats, toys and accessories, plus a limited-edition bandana in every box
Why we love it: We love a good theme, and each box is curated around a specific genre, from Coachella to southern charm, to “happy howlidays” and more. For very purchase you make, The Dapper Dog donate a portion of sales to an animal rescue or shelter.
What you get: Choose from a monthly shipment that includes five cat pillows, a single big kicker, plus a treat or toy. You can also opt for a smaller shipment that includes just two pillows (for $4/month)
Why we love it: This subscription is just for the cats. If your feline goes crazy for catnip, they’ll love these handmade pillows and crinkly kickers showing up at your doorstep every month. Like many dog boxes, the pillows are themed depending on the month they’re sent.
What you get: Up to ten grooming products every month for your pet, including bows, bandanas, neckties, shampoos, shears, blades, combs and more
Why we love it: This box isn’t just for pets—it’s for owners, too. Every month, you’ll receive up to ten products to make grooming your furry friend a bit easier (and less stressful). We love it because each Groombox product is groomer tested and approved.
Cost: From $3/day
What you get: Personalized, ready-to-eat, human-grade meals for dogs
Why we love it: Pet Plate’s meals are formulated by a veterinary nutritionist, made with USDA meats, fruits and veggies and kettle-cooked in a USDA facility, then flash frozen to lock in freshness. Every batch is tested for freshness and personalized to your dog’s recommended calorie intake, so you can ensure that they’re eating the healthiest meals possible. Now, if only we had this attention to detail for our breakfast, lunch and dinner…
Cost: From $28/month
What you get: A combo of dry food and fresh food tailored to your cat’s specific weight and health needs, delivered to your doorstep each month
Why we love it: Smalls is just for cats, so they’re experts in feline nutrition. Whether your cat prefers kibble or pate (or both), there’s a meal plan just for her. Here’s how it works: Smalls asks you a few questions to determine your kitty’s preferences and then sends you two weeks’ worth of food at 25 percent off the regular price, so Whiskers can try it before you commit. Once you decide on a plan, you’ll receive the food on an ongoing basis, so you never have to make a late-night run to the pet store.
15. Celebrity Dog Box
What you get: A seasonal bandana or costume piece, a quality toy and a full-size package of artisanal dog treats
Why we love it: This box is for the stylish pups out there, with a focus on fashion: a seasonal bandana comes in every monthly box, along with a toy and artisanal treats. Don’t want the toys or treats? Celebrity Dog Box also has a bandana-only shipment.
What you get: A wine-themed box filled with a healthy, non-alcoholic dog friendly drinkable treat and dog hors d’oeuvres along with a festive dog toy
Why we love it: We enjoy our wine nights and now Sparky can get in on the fun in his own way. This box features a bottle of Winedog (a healthy, non-alcoholic beverage) plus treats and toys to keep them entertained for hours. The best part? 100 percent of proceeds go to dog rescues and shelters.