During this time of social distancing, you may not want to go out and purchase non-essentials like dog toys and treats. But pets can get easily bored, which can mean damage to your apartment — and your deposit. Not surprisingly, pet subscription services have exploded in popularity during the pandemic. Here are the top 5 pet subscription services that provide excellent subscription boxes for your pets.

Text by Kassie Roberts


BarkBox is well-known for its thematic and fun boxes. The average cost of each box is $22, yet it’s valued over $40. Examples of some recent themes are “Night of the Squeakeasy” and “The Barkies.” They also have holiday themes like “Thankstuffing” and “The Muttcracker.” Each box is customizable and suited to your pet’s size. 

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BullymakeBox is excellent for super-chewer pups. Each toy is made to last longer than your average stuffed pet toy. BullymakeBox also comes with a durability and satisfaction guarantee. Each month’s box also has cutesy themes like “Paws Vegas.” It’s slightly pricer at $39 per box, but is well worth it if your pup loves to chew. Bullymake can also alter your subscription if you would prefer a box every two or three months instead of one. 

Pet Treater

At Pet Treater, you can get wonderful customizable boxes for both cats and dogs. Although each box doesn’t have a theme, they have excellent customer service. They also cater to your pet’s allergy needs. Each box is different and can contain anything from grooming items to treats. Each box is only $24.99 per month. 

Two gray tabby kittens on a bed play with a toy mouse.


KitNipBox is a popular subscription box just for felines. This company offers two different subscription tiers. The first is only $19.99 per month and includes 5 items. The second costs $29.99 a month and includes 7 items, and is suggested if you own two or more cats. Each box includes toys as well as health and wellness products. 

Surprise My Pet

Surprise My Pet is a family-owned business that provides treat and toy boxes for both cats and dogs. Each box is hand-packed with love and signed by the owners before being sent out. When applying for your box, you can choose from dogs to cats to a multi-cat family. Then they will ask the size of your selected pets and create a box tailored to them. Their prices go from $39 per month for three months or $33 a month for the whole year. Although not as customizable, Surprise My Pet has wonderful customer service that is ready to serve you.