One of the more popular new trends among dog owners is purchasing “subscription boxes” for their pets. These subscription boxes have been seen in other industries like cosmetics, self-care, and fashion. Dog subscription boxes include items like toys, treats, chews, grooming supplies, and other pooch-related gear. While most of the popular subscription brands are high quality, it can be hard to know which services provide the best products for the best value. Dr. Lisa, our in-house clinical consultant, is helping you by taking a closer at leading subscription boxes to help you figure out which box is right for you and your dog.
- BarkBox: The gold standard of pet subscription boxes comes from BarkBox. Its colorful themed bundles are each filled with 2 innovative toys, 2 all-natural bags of treats, and a chew. These packages are custom-made to fit your dogs’ size and dietary restrictions to ensure safe and happy playtime. Beyond its bright packaging and fun toy designs, BarkBox has also created the most cost-efficient subscription box. For a 12-month subscription, each gift box will cost just $23. Highly rated by places such as USA Today, Cosmopolitan, and Good Morning America, this should be your go-to option.
- Bark Super Chewer or Bullymake: If your pet is more sizeable or rougher on his/her toys, Dr. Lisa recommends looking at either Bark Super Chewer (a BarkBox spinoff) or Bullymake, a company devoted to making longer-lasting toys. Bark Super Chewer includes 2 tough toys, 2 bags of treats, and 2 chews at $45 for 1 month or as low as $30 for 12 months. Bullymake includes 2-3 tough toys and 3 bags of treats OR 4-5 tough toys only. It costs as much as $39 for 1 month and as low as $31 for 12 months.
- PupBox: This subscription is geared for puppies. Puppies are another type of dog that requires specially designed toys. As they grow, their behaviors and physicals will change – certain toys will be more appropriate at certain ages. With 5-7 items per box including training guides, treats, chews, and accessories, this subscription service tracks your pup’s age and size to constantly provide appropriate supplies. A 1-month subscription costs $39 and a 12-month subscription costs $29. It probably makes more sense to order around a 6-month subscription, as most puppies experience the largest development in that time period.
- Pupjoy: Yet another well-rated pet subscription box, Pupjoy has the best one-time price out of any of these products. At a flat rate of $30 per bundle, this choice is best for pet owners who are skeptical of subscription boxes or for people looking to give a cheaper pet-related gift. Additionally, shoppers who love their purchases can join the VIP (very important pup) club! With reduced prices, a rewards program, and a friend referral system, Pupjoy continues to sweeten the deal and lower fees.
All of these pet subscription boxes follow a few trends: they offer toys, treats, and accessories, they are more cost-effective with longer subscriptions, they have high customer satisfaction, they have been vetted by established organizations, and they offer dietary and size customizations. These facts and features all point to the fact that subscription boxes are the best and most innovative method of shopping for your pets… by letting a professional do it for you! Most importantly, pet subscription boxes are a fun new way to stay in touch with your dog. At the end of the day, that’s what they are all about – to remind us that we have an obligation to be responsible owners and to make our pets happy. Giving them toys and treats are great starting points for building a strong, continuous, and loving bond.
At Pet Butler, we understand what it means to want to provide the best possible care to your clients. That is why we have Dr. Lisa, our in-house clinical vet, to help us give you the best and right information for your pet. Also, when you hire Pet Butler, we remove all your pet’s waste from your yard everything – guaranteed. Learn more about the services we offer today!