Choosing The Best Option
What goes into being the best, you may ask. The criteria we've looked at include:
If you are anything like the pet owners at Buyer’s Guide, you too take any opportunity you can to spoil your pet (or your friend’s pet) rotten. Maybe it’s getting them a toy you see at the grocery store or a buying them a handmade treat from your local bakery. Luckily for us (and our wallets), there are monthly treat and toy subscription boxes you can order that have goodies carefully curated for your furry friend every month and delivered to your door. These boxes include everything from super tough chew toys to all-natural treats guaranteed to make your pet wag with glee.
We’ve looked at the cost, quality, variety, as well as pet and parent satisfaction for all of these monthly boxes so you can make the best choice for you and your pet. We want you and your pet to be happy with your delivery every month so our rating and recommendations are based on pet parents, like yourself, who report tail wags and sloppy kisses as a "thank you."
What are Pet Treat and Toy Subscription Boxes?
A pet treat and toy subscription box is a monthly delivery full of fun things for your pet to eat and play with. Typically your order includes full-size toys and treats (exact number vary from box to box) and is part of a theme (some of our favorites include Sniffin’ Safari and Welcome to Garden Paw-ty).
We found that most subscription boxes include durable toys so you won't have bits and pieces all over your floors and tasty treats to avoid upset tummies.
Are They Delivered Every Month?
Yes, although you’re in charge of how often you’d like to receive the box. Many of these companies have a variety of subscription plans for you to choose from. You can sign up for one month, six months, or a whole year of fun for your pet. We found that the more consecutive months you sign up for, the cheaper it ends up being for you.
Spoiling your pet with toys and treats every month shouldn't break the bank. So we’ve also looked at monthly costs when ranking subscription options. Subscriptions costs vary from company to company but we've found these boxes to be a great value. Prices can easily add up when you're buying bags of all-natural treats, durable toys, and high-quality chews. Considering this collective cost, these subscription boxes can save you a ton of money. With a guarantee to most of these products, you'll also stop wasting money on toys and treats that your dog simply doesn't love.
My Pet Destroys Every Toy I Buy, will the Subscription Company Replace Them?
Most companies offer some type of guarantee and will replace the toys if your pet gets the better of it or doesn’t like it; after all, they want you and your pet to be satisfied with your order. We recommend checking with the company about their toy and treat guarantees specifically.
Some companies offer treats and toys that are specifically designed for strong and powerful chewers, so you aren’t bombarded with stuffing everywhere. They also offer treats that encourage your dog’s natural instinct to chew.
My Pet has Severe Allergies, can the Subscription Accommodate Them?
Absolutely. While most treats included in the subscription boxes we reviewed come with all-natural, grain-free treats, the companies still want you and your pet happy. Simply contact their customer service team and see what modifications can be made. In some cases, customers have asked to swap out the treats for an additional toy.
I Have a [Small/Medium/Large] Dog, will the Toys and Treats be Appropriate for their Size?
Yes, at the beginning of your order, you’ll be asked a series of questions for the company to help get to know your pet better. Based on your answers, they’ll put together a box of treats and toys that are typical for your pet’s size. If at any point details about your pet changes, just let the company’s customer service team know.
Treat and toy subscription boxes aren’t a one-size-fits-all for pets. Our reviews look at boxes that are curated for different sizes, breeds, and even temperaments. These accommodations come at no extra cost, so you won't be charged more just because your dog is bigger.
Can I Send a Subscription as a Gift?
Why thank you, you shouldn’t have! Yes, all of these companies offer their subscription boxes as gift options. You can either send the box directly to that person's house or email them a coupon or gift card to redeem at their convenience.