The 11 Best Dog Subscription Boxes for 2020

Filed in Dog Subscription Boxes on November 11, 2019
Bulldog sitting near an open Bullymake Box, which is 1 of the 11 best dog subscription boxes for 2020

If you’re looking to spoil your dog or find a convenient way to receive toys and treats at your doorstep, check out these dog subscription boxes.

You will learn the 11 best subscription boxes for 2020, including what's inside each box, prices, pros and cons, current discounts and coupons, and more. 

I may earn a commission if you buy through my links, but I only recommend products that I support and you pay nothing extra.

Toy poodle posing with unopened BarkBox

BarkBox is the leader in dog subscription boxes with over 600,000 subscribers. Every month, they send you a box with all natural treats, chews, and original toys, all based on a unique theme. For even more detailed information, read my post Is BarkBox worth it?

What's included?

Each box contains at least 2 toys, 2 treats, and a chew based on a fun theme. Every toy is unique and unable to be found anywhere else.

Price of BarkBox

  • 1 Month Subscription: $29/month
  • 6 Month Subscription: $25/month (or $135 upfront)
  • 12 Month Subscription: $22/month (or $239 upfront)

Shipping

For your first box, it takes 2-3 business days to prepare for shipping, and then 2-8 business days to deliver to your home in the contiguous U.S., or 4-12 business days to deliver to Canada, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and Alaska.

For subsequent boxes, BarkBox ships around the 15th of each month with the same delivery time frames above. Shipping is free in the contiguous U.S., and $8 everywhere else.

Pros

  • They offer unique toys exclusive to BarkBox.
  • They have great customer service and will work with you if your dog is not happy with their box.
  • Their treats come from the U.S.
  • BarkBox donates to charity, including 10% of their profits to shelter dogs in over 3,000 rescues.
  • They are allergy friendly.
  • I have read that you can change the frequency of delivery by contacting customer service.

Cons

  • BarkBox allows customization, but you must contact customer service for specific requests.
  • For tough chewers, you will need to sign up for Super Chewer box, which is a separate program and more expensive.
  • Their plans are set to auto-renew, but you can turn off online.
Dog on couch next to PupJoy opened box with treats

PupJoy offers the most customizable dog subscription boxes on the market. For example, you can choose:

  • toys, treats/chews or both;
  • stronger toys for heavy chewers;
  • treats for dogs with food sensitivities; and
  • boxes that ship monthly, bi-monthly, or quarterly.

What's included?

You can choose 5 or 7 items consisting of treats, chews, and toys. 

Price of PupJoy

  • For 5 items: 1 box is $29, 3 boxes are $28 per box, 6 boxes are $27 per box, and 12 boxes are $26 per box. 
  • For 7 items: 1 box is $39, 3 boxes are $37 per box, 6 boxes are $35 per box, and 12 boxes are $33 per box.

Shipping

Boxes ship within one business day of your order. Shipping is free in the U.S., and $5 to Canada. 

Pros

  • PupJoy's boxes are highly customizable for your chosen items, dietary needs, frequency of shipping, the strength of the toys, and more.
  • The treats options include protein sensitive, grain-free, all-natural, or organic for dietary needs.  
  • You can ship every month or less frequently.
  • No unnatural additives or chemicals are in the treats.
  • For each subscription, PupJoy donates $2 to help dogs through the BISSELL Pet Foundation.

Cons

  • PupJoy's prices are slightly higher than some other companies.
  • Subscriptions automatically renew until cancelled.
  • Treats come from the U.S., Canada, Argentina, Iceland and New Zealand.
Opened box of Pooch Perks showing animal toys and treats

Pooch Perks delivers monthly themed customizable boxes of toys, treats, chews, and goodies for your dog.

What's included?

You will receive toys, treats, chews, and other goodies depending on the plan you choose. You can choose boxes with 3 to 4 items, 5 to 6 items, or 8 to 9 items. 

Price of Pooch Perks

  • The Toys Only box starts at $21.15 per month and is filled with 3-4 toys.
  • The Popular Pooch box starts at $23.75 per month and is filled with 5-6 items including toys, treats, and a chew.
  • The Pampered Pooch box starts at $45.00 per month and is filled with 8-9 items including toys, treats, an accessory and a chew.
  • If you prepay, you can get additional savings.

Shipping

Your first box is shipped roughly a week from your order date. The following boxes ships on the second week of the month. Most plans have a flat shipping charge of $2 for delivery in the U.S.

Pros

  • You will receive additional savings up to 10% by prepaying for plans. 
  • You can customize the toys and treats in your box.
  • They offer flexible shipping options including monthly, bi-monthly, and quarterly.
  • Their treats are made in the U.S.
  • They offer plush toys or durable toys for the heavy chewer
  • Sample boxes are available for $11.95.
  • They offer allergy-friendly options.
  • Pooch Perks donates a portion of sales to organizations that rescue abused and neglected dogs.

Cons

  • Small shipping charge of $2
  • You are not able to fully see all the customization options until you pay and subscribe. 
  • They only ship within the U.S.
Contents of Pet Treater shown on floor with toys and treats

Pet Treater offers monthly dog subscription boxes for dogs or cats and strives to be more affordable than its competitors.

What's included?

For their regular dog pack, you will receive 3-4 items. For their deluxe dog pack, you will receive 5-8 items. Each pack varies per month but typically includes toys, treats, grooming items, and/or clothes. You can also request only toys or only treats.

Price of Pet Treater

Their dog pack of 3-4 items costs $15/month, while their deluxe dog pack of 5-8 items costs $25/month.

Shipping

The first welcome box (containing popular fan favorites) ships immediately. However, if you order between the 23rd-6th of the month, the first box ships on the 10th of the month. Afterwards, boxes ship around the 10th of each month. Shipping is free, but they only ship to the 48 contiguous U.S. states.

Pros

  • Pet Treater offers one of the most affordable subscription boxes.
  • The majority of their treats come from the U.S. or Canada.
  • For each shipment, they donate an item to a pet shelter in need.
  • Boxes are available for dogs or cats.
  • You can choose diet restrictions and make special requests.

Cons

  • There are no discounts for multi-month plans.
  • They only ship to the 48 U.S. contiguous states.
  • You must email their support team to cancel your subscription.
Pupbox summary with pros and cons

PupBox provides a monthly dog subscription box that changes its contents as your puppy grows. They provide toys, treats, accessories, and training guides, which are customized based on the age and characteristics of your puppy.

What's included?

Each box includes 5-7 products and a full training guide. You should receive training materials, 1 bag of treats, and 4-6 additional items including toys, chews, and grooming and cleaning accessories.

Price of PupBox

  • 1 Month Subscription: $39/month
  • 3 Month Subscription: $34/month
  • 6 Month Subscription: $32/month
  • 12 Month Subscription: $29/month

PupBox Coupons

Get a $1 first box on any 6 or 12 month subscription (*Use COUPON CODE- YappyHolidays when checking out).
Get 50% off Your First PupBox (*Use COUPON CODE- PUPPY50 when checking out).

Shipping

Your first box is sent within roughly 5-7 business days after placing your order. Shipping is free in the U.S. and $5 to Canada.

Pros

  • All treats and chews are sourced in the U.S.
  • PupBox provides helpful training guides created by a celebrity dog trainer as your puppy grows.
  • The contents change to accommodate your puppy's development and needs.
  • They cater to common food allergies, plus you can note if your dog has another allergy.
  • You can also order boxes for adult dogs.

Cons

  • Plan automatically renew until cancelled.
  • They are more focused on puppies.
  • Prices are slightly higher than some other companies.
  • No mention of donations or charity on their website.
Brown bulldog staring at unboxed Super Chewer Box filled with treats and chews with toys next to it

Super Chewer BarkBox provides a monthly dog subscription box with stronger toys and treats for the tough chewer and was created by the makers of BarkBox. For more detailed information, I wrote this full guide on Super Chewer BarkBox.

What's included?

Each box includes 2 tough toys, 2 meaty chews, and 2 full-sized bags of treats and is based on a fun monthly theme.

Price of Super Chewer BarkBox

  • Monthly Plans: $39/month
  • 6 Month Plans: $34/month
  • 12 Month Plans: $29/month

Super Chewer BarkBox Coupons

Cyber Monday $5 Box- Valid 12/2/19 – 12/8/19 (6 and 12 month plans)

Shipping

For the 48 contiguous U.S. states, they estimate 2-3 business days to prepare your first box for shipping and then an additional 2-8 business days for arrival.

For outside the contiguous U.S., they estimate 2-3 business days to prepare your first box for shipping plus 4-12 business days for arrival.

After the first box, Super Chewer normally ships around the 15th of each month.

Shipping is free within the contiguous U.S., and $8 to Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and Canada.

Pros

  • Super Chewer's toys are much more durable than most competitors and are made from rubber and nylon.
  • They provide unique toys designed in-house. 
  • They will replace any toy for free if it's destroyed or your dog doesn’t like it with no questions asked.
  • Their treats and chews are all-natural and from the U.S. or Canada.
  • They offer allergy-friendly options that exclude beef,
    chicken or turkey, plus you can contact customer service to accommodate other dietary restrictions.
  • They have the same great customer service as BarkBox and will work to accommodate your needs.

Cons

  • Some customers report that certain toys still get destroyed by their dogs.
  • Super Chewer allows customization, but you must contact customer service for specific requests.
Unboxed Bullymake Box sitting outside filled with toys and treats for dog subscription boxes

Bullymake Box caters to the dog who is a heavy chewer, plus provides custom-made toys in their dog subscription boxes.

What's included?

Your dog will receive 5-6 toys and treats each month.

Price of Bullymake Box

  • 1 month is $39/month
  • 3 months is $36/month 
  • 6 months is $34/month
  • 12 months is $31/month

Bullymake Coupons

Get 15% off any purchase (*Must use Coupon Code FB15 at checkout)

Shipping

Boxes are shipped the day after you order. No shipping on weekends. Free shipping for the U.S. There is an $8 charge for shipping to Canada. Future boxes are shipped every 30 days after your first shipment date.

Pros

  • Bullymake's toys are stronger than most of its competitors.
  • All treats and most toys are made in the U.S.
  • Toys are exclusively made for their boxes.
  • They accommodate beef, chicken, & grain allergies. 
  • They offer a 14-day satisfaction and durability guarantee on all toys.

Cons

  • No set charity program, although they state that they work with charities and rescues.
  • You must contact customer service for customization such as frequency of delivery.
Brown dog laying next to unopened BoxDog box

BoxDog offers quarterly dog subscription boxes with 6-8 products, including handmade treats, skincare items, toys, gear, and gadgets.

What's included?

You will receive four handmade treats, one vegan skincare or wellness item, and seasonal toys, treats, and gear to choose from.

Price of BoxDog

BoxDog's toys, gear, and gadgets cost $39.99 for two items or $49.99 for three items. Then you are charged more for any treats and skincare items you add on. So, the price varies depending on what you choose to have in the box.

BoxDog Coupons

40% Off Your First Box (* Must Use Code FALL40 at Checkout)

Shipping

Boxes are normally shipped within 1-2 business days for your first order. Shipping is free in the continental U.S., $10 to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Alaska, and $15 to the UK and Canada. Then the seasonal shipping schedule is September 15 for Fall, December 9 for Winter, March 15 for Spring, and June 15 for Summer.

Pros

  • BoxDog offers natural handmade treats made in the U.S. by their dog chefs.  
  • They offer unique items such as vegan skincare items, clothing, leashes, and costumes. 
  • You can customize many items included in the box.

Cons

  • The boxes are more expensive than other companies.
  • No mention of being allergy-friendly.
  • They only offer 4 boxes per year.
Cavalier King Charles Spaniel sitting next to unboxed VetPet Box

VetPet Box is a monthly subscription box created and run by veterinarians that contains products for both dogs and cats tailored to your pet. 

What's included?

Their monthly boxes are filled with handpicked toys, treats, wellness/healthcare products (for such things like arthritis, anxiety, dental issues, etc.), and educational material meant to help your pet live longer.

Price of VetPet Box

The price varies from $35 to $49 per box and is determined by pet type, size and length of subscription.

VetPet Box Coupons

$10 off all subscriptions except gifts (*Use Coupon Code dogendorsed)

Shipping

For your first order, the boxes are shipped Tuesday of the following week (excluding holidays) when placed from Sunday to Saturday. Subsequent boxes ship around the 20th of each month. Shipping is free in the contiguous U.S., $5 to Hawaii and Alaska, and $10-$12 to Canada.

Pros

  • Veterinarians handpick products based on your dog’s individual profile.
  • VetPet Box is highly customizable based on allergies, playing style, health conditions and age.
  • Their treats are made in the U.S. and Canada.
  • You are sent monthly educational materials to help with your pet’s health.

Cons

  • Cost per box varies based on the type and size of your dog.
  • The price per box is slightly higher than some other competitors.
  • Cancellations must be made by the 5th to take effect the same month.

Surprise My Pet is a family-owned company offering monthly dog subscription boxes filled with such items as toys, bones, and treats. They personally pack each box themselves and include a photo of your dog or cat inside for a personal touch.

What's included?

The boxes include 5-7 items with a retail value of $35 - $45 per box. The type of items vary each month.

Price of Surprise My Pet

  • 1 month is $35/box
  • 3 months is $32/box
  • 12 months is $27/box

Shipping

Their boxes are sent between the 15th and 21st of each month and arrive within roughly 8 business days. Shipping is free.

Pros

  • Their treats and chews are all made in the U.S.
  • All items are personally selected by them.
  • Each box has more of a personal touch.
  • Surprise My Pet supports pet-focused causes that are local to you.

Cons

  • No customization for items in the box.
  • No allergy-friendly or heavy chewer options.
  • They only ship within the U.S.
  • Your first box is not sent immediately.

The Dapper Dog Box is a monthly dog subscription box meant for dogs of all sizes and ages. It is based around a theme each month and contains treats, toys, and a bandana.

What's included?

You will receive 5 items, which typically include 2 toys, 2 treats, and one bandana all centered around a theme. 

Price of Dapper Dog Box

  • 1 month is $35/month
  • 3 months is $30/month 
  • 6 months is $27/month
  • 12 months is $25/month

Shipping

For your first box, if you order on or before the 17th of the month, they will ship you that month's box. If you order afterwards, you must wait to receive the next month's box. Their boxes get shipped around the 10th of each month. Shipping is free in the U.S., $4.99 to Canada, and $25 to all other countries.

Pros

  • They source treats from small business owners in the U.S. and from companies shown to care about dogs.  
  • You can try one box for $35 without getting rebilled (click on "Gift A Box" on their site).
  • They offer allergy friendly options with no wheat, chicken or beef.
  • They donate a portion of sales to rescues and shelters.

Cons

  • The contents are not overly customizable.
  • You may not need the bandana.

Important Things to Consider

If you are debating which dog subscription box to choose, I made this infographic summarizing 8 important things to consider:

Infographic on choosing the best dog subscription box with 8 important things to consider

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Conclusion

Dog subscription boxes can be a super fun way to spoil your pet. 

Depending on your needs, some boxes may be a better choice than others for your dog.

There are many factors to consider such as price, customization, your location, frequency of delivery, and more.

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  1. Guy montague says:

    I’ve had Barkbox the last 3 months and my dog loves it.  It saves me a trip to the store for treats.  I did their 6 month plan.  I didn’t know there were so many other companies.

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