BY HEATHER DOWDY
If you're busy like me, you always seem to be running out of dog treats and toys and then forgetting to hit up the store on the way home. In fact, I sometimes don't remember until our pittie, Briley, pouts and glances at the empty treat cabinet. (Cue tears.)
So what if your pup's treats, toys and goodies just magically appeared in the mail every month? What if you could keep his tail wagging till the cows come home?
You CAN with these amazing monthly subscription boxes designed especially for pup pals! These shipments are perfect for dog lovers who want to provide their pups with a variety of snacks, toys, grooming products and more--without having to comb the aisles at the local pet store.
While our first feature, Box Box, has led the revolution, there are now more than a dozen of these companies on the interwebs. Here are 3 of my faves... be sure to check out our upcoming summer issue (June/July) for a full round-up of other boxes, too!
1. BARK BOX
Bark Box is one of the oldest monthly subscription boxes around, and it's grown by leaps and bounds since it launched in 2011. In fact, Bark Box ships to 600,000 customers every month! Subscriptions are $20/month and feature special themed boxes such as "Spring Bark" and "Chewrassic Bark". Your first box ships right away, and then on the 15th of each month. barkbox.com
2. PAW PACK
Each month, Paw Pack delivers the highest quality, premium selections of all natural treats and chews made with wholesome ingredients, along with irresistible tough, long lasting toys for those pups that love to chew! Operated by The Gift Box company, the boxes are beautifully designed and make a great gift, too! Fill out a pet profile so you'll get products geared to your pooch pal, then choose to try one month or set up auto shipments for added ease. Prices range from $24.99 - $29.99 depending on package selected. pawpack.com
3. RESCUE BOX
Want a fun way to help animals in need? Look no further than Rescue Box, a monthly subscription service from The Animal Rescue Site. Packages start at $23.45 and you can choose the frequency that fits your needs and budget. Best of all, each box helps feed and vaccinate pets in need! Your first box will be an intro box, but recurring monthly boxes are packaged based on fun themes and include a variety of treats, toys and accessories. rescuebox.com