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These membership plans are a fun, affordable way to lavish a little love on our favorite canine companions. After all, why should humans get all the fun of unboxing and getting new surprises every month?
While there are lots of options out there, there are two main products included in most Dog Treat subscription boxes: treats and toys! The best clubs make it easy for you to customize what you'll get in each delivery, based on your dog's size, preferences, and any allergies or other sensitivities. And, if you've got a pet who can unstuff a plush toy in just a matter of seconds, there are even Dog Treat Clubs that offer special packages designed to thwart even the most determined chewers in the pack!
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Let's be real: dogs can be expensive, but we still love to spoil them rotten! Fortunately, you can give your dog new, fun treats and toys every month without breaking the bank: just look at everything Pet Treater has to offer. This Dog Treat Club is one of the most affordable we've found, without compromising on quality: they actually guarantee that the value of the products you'll get in your monthly deliveries will be worth far more than your subscription price.
Toys, treats, grooming supplies
Every box comes with a variety of products. You could get toys, treats, accessories or even grooming supplies. You'll never have any edible treats made in China: most of the goodies in the Pet Treater boxes are sourced from the US or Canada.
2 dog treat plans to choose from
Getting started with Pet Treater is really easy. First, choose from these plans:
Customize your treat plan
Next, provide information about your dog: size? Allergies? Name/Age/Weight/Breed? Finally, you'll select the pricing plan you prefer: monthly plans are $15 and can be set to renew monthly, every 3 months, every 6 months or every year. Alternately, if you just want to try Pet Treater before making a commitment, you can select the Try It Out Now box for $17 (just $2 more than the regular monthly price).
Your very first Pet Treater shipment will be a "collection of pet-approved favorites", so your unboxing won't look the same as other subscribers for that initial delivery. From then onward, your deliveries will be the same as other members. Speaking of other members, you can take a look at Pet Treater's social media channels or even google "Pet Treater unboxings" to see what past packages have included.
How does Pet Treater rank when it comes to reputation? The BBB gives the company a solid "A-" rating, with almost no complaints registered there. Looking at customer reviews in other places, Pet Treater really starts to impress. We found loads of recent comments describing boxes packed with high-quality toys and treats, and dogs who have even started to recognize the deliveries when they arrive!
Great customer response
We were also very happy to see how responsive the Pet Treater team is when customers leave comments about a not-so-satisfactory experience: no company is going to hit the mark every single month for every individual customer, so it's refreshing when a business like Pet Treater takes each comment seriously and addresses problems kindly and apologetically. That goes above and beyond the company's stated "no return/refund policy", which says that nothing is offered on the curated packages they send each month. It's always nice to see a company that prioritizes their customers' needs.
Helping animal shelters
Pet Treater is also very committed to helping animal shelters throughout the US. As a partner of Pet Finder Foundation and a supportive partner to their local shelters, the company donates a toy, bag of treats or blanket to a shelter in need. They're also eager to partner with new shelters and happily take suggestions from customers to choose new ones to support.
Best of the best
There are a lot of options out there when it comes to Dog Treat Clubs. Pet Treater is the best of the best, with fun deliveries to match your dog's personality and tastes, at prices that will keep you coming back for more month after month. This is our highest-rated membership club for your favorite Fido or Fluffy.
Amazing Clubs is one of our favorite subscription services, across a wide range of products - from Neckties to Hot Sauce and much more. You can expect their world-famous customer service and quality products when you subscribe to their Dog Treat Club too.
Gourmet dog treats
What's included in your Dog Treat of the Month Club? Each delivery comes with two fresh-baked, gourmet dog treats from boutique producers from around the nation. Your pooch will get almost a full pound of tasty snacks to enjoy. This club doesn't include toys, clothes, or anything else: just edible treats.
Flexible membership options
Amazing Clubs is one of the most flexible membership companies we've ever found. Do you prefer a 3-month club? Seasonal? 6 months? A full year? It's completely up to you. Would you rather pay for your Dog Treat Club in full or pay at the time of each monthly shipment? You decide: the price is the same either way. And, if you want to start your shipment at some future date, you can usually select anywhere from the current month all the way up to 10 months ahead.
This Dog Treat Club is also one of the most affordable. When paying for a full year of deliveries, your monthly price is just $17.95/month. 6-month clubs are priced at $18.95/month, and both the 3-month and seasonal (every 3 months) clubs are just $19.95/month. Shipping is included at no extra charge, which is a nice perk compared to some of Amazing Clubs' competitors.
When you buy any club subscription through Amazing Clubs, be prepared for a deluge of discount offers. We got several emails a week offering savings anywhere from 10-20%, depending on the time of year and any current promotions. You can always unsubscribe from those emails if they get to be too much. You'll almost always see coupons on the site too, especially if you start to browse away: we regularly get a pop-up offering anywhere from $5 to $30 off if we place an order in the next 60 minutes.
Unparalleled customer service
So, given that this Dog Treat Club is somewhat limited in what you get (just treats, no toys), you might be curious why it ranks so high. The answer? Amazing Clubs' unparalleled customer service. No matter what, they will make sure you are 110% happy with everything you get. If you get a treat that your dog refuses to eat, you're not stuck with it: just get in touch with Amazing Clubs and they'll take care of it, either with a refund or a replacement of something that your pet might find more to her liking. We're continually impressed by the way this company values its customers, truly treating them as the heart of their business.
Best for edible treats
This Dog Treat Club is the perfect gift for the dog (owner) who has everything, furry foodies, or anyone who likes to give their four-legged friend healthy, gourmet snacks from time to time. Amazing Clubs never disappoints, making this our preferred subscription plan for people who only want edible treats for the dogs in their lives.
Bark was created with the goal of making dogs as happy as they make their people, through providing the world's best products and experiences for our four-legged friends (and us too!).
Themed treat boxes
Their Dog Treat Club is called BarkBox, and each box typically comes with 2 toys, 2 treats and 1 chew. Usually, items in each shipment are selected to go along with a certain theme: a New York City box had a Lady Liberty toy ball, treats called "Central Pork Pizza", and a plush dumpling toy for hiding treats, for example. Your dog won't get the joke, but you'll be laughing as you see how BarkBox ties together themes like Bento & Blossoms, Sniffin' Safari, and Chewrassic Bark.
The Happy Team
BarkBox is happy to customize your shipments to be the best fit for your pup: if you want more (or fewer) of a particular item, specific toy features, or need to avoid certain ingredients/allergens, the "Happy Team" at Bark is glad to connect with you and tailor your deliveries to your needs.
What does it cost to subscribe to BarkBox? That depends on if you're buying for yourself or as a gift (though we're not sure why the price difference there). Your own subscription plan can be for 1, 6, or 12 months; you'll pay $29, $25 or $22 per month, respectively. Gift subscriptions can be sent for anywhere from $35 for a single delivery to $249 for a full year of treats, toys and more. The gift plans can also be on a 3-month or 6-month plan.
Although BarkBox doesn't come with a spelled-out refund policy, their satisfaction guarantee says that if there's anything in your box that doesn't wind up being a good fit - a toy gets chewed through too easily, or your dog doesn't like a particular flavor of treats - they promise to make it right.
A+ BBB rating
We want to point out that BarkBox, as a larger company, gets its fair share of complaints. Even with an "A+" rating from the Better Business Bureau, there were still more than 200 registered complaints there at the time of our review. Almost all of them are regarding subscription issues: customers who didn't realize their plan would renew automatically, or who had problems canceling their subscription. But, the strong reputation with the BBB indicates that BarkBox's "Happy Team" is doing an appropriate job at responding to all customer concerns. We just recommend that you keep an eye on your subscription, being sure to read all of the terms and conditions carefully and taking note of when you'd need to cancel before it renews automatically.
BarkBox is affordable, friendly and fun. Customers love the monthly themes, and all signs indicate that the actual recipients - yes, the dogs! - think that the treats and toys are reliably a hit. This is a good choice for the average pet lover who wants a reliable Dog Treat Club.
Have you ever bought a treat or toy for your dog, only to be disappointed at how quickly they destroyed it? If you have a tougher-than-average dog, Super Chewer might be the perfect Dog Treat Club for both of you!
Super Chewer is a subscription plan offered by BarkBox. But, compared with BarkBox's standard monthly box, this plan is designed to meet the needs of "chewsy pups". Every box includes two fluff-free toys - meaning no more piles of stuffing scattered through the house - as well as 2 bags of treats and 2 hearty chews. All of the edibles are sourced from Canada and the US, making them much safer than what you might find in your local supermarket or pet supply store. And, if your furry friend has any allergies, you can let Super Chewer know in advance and they'll make sure to exclude any treats with those ingredients in your deliveries.
Fun dog treat themes
You might be overwhelmed (in a good way) by the cuteness of each month's theme. No, your Super Chewer Dog Treat Club isn't just a monthly box of random toys and treats thrown together. Instead, you can expect themes like "The Knights of the Hound Table", "Age of the Furaohs" (with pyramid-themed treats and Egyptian-styled toys), and many more. Your pet may not notice, but you're sure to get a good chuckle or a little "awwwwww" each time you unbox your shipment.
Super Chewer is more expensive than many Dog Treat Clubs, including the standard boxes offered by parent company BarkBox. You'll spend $39 for a one-time delivery, $34 per box for a 6-month plan, and $29/box for a 12-month subscription. Or, if you're sending Super Chewer as a gift, you can expect prices of $45 for a one-off delivery, $99 for 3 months of packages, $179 for 6 months or $329 for a full year. But, every shipment includes $50+ of merchandise, making it a good value for the money.
Sized to fit
Also, every Super Chewer shipment is sized to fit your dog just right. The Small is ideal for dogs under 20 pounds, Medium for 20-49 pounds, and Large for those dogs that are 50+ pounds. If your dog seems to be between sizes, the company recommends that you size up - also taking into account dog breeds with smaller bodies but larger jaws/jowls (like boxers, bulldogs, etc.). You can change the dog size on your plan anytime, if you determine that you need to go up or down (or maybe you have more than one dog and would like a few deliveries in different sizes).
100% satisfaction guarantee
What if you get a delivery and something just doesn't make your dog happy? All Super Chewer packages are covered with a 100% satisfaction guarantee. While the site doesn't specify the terms - such as how long you have to contact them - it says that whatever the situation, their "Happy Team" will make it right. Their customer service reps are available via email, live chat or text from 7A-12A (EST) on weekdays and 11A-7:30P (EST) on weekends.
By the way, this satisfaction guarantee absolutely extends to each toy in your Super Chewer shipment: if your dog manages to get the best of any of the tough toys in the box, Super Chewer will send you a replacement item completely free of charge. They'll even try to make sure that the new toy will stand up to your pet's most determined chewing.
Appetite for destruction
While Super Chewer isn't the right Dog Treat Club for every dog, it is the best one on the market for our furry friends who seem to have an appetite for destruction when it comes to toys! We love the thought and care that the people at Super Chewer put into each shipment, and we're sure your determined chewer will love every treat and toy that comes his way.
With so many companies taking the approach of supporting independent small businesses, it's no surprise that a Dog Treat Club like PupJoy tries to source most of the items in their monthly subscription packages from high-quality, socially-responsible artisan suppliers. That means you'll get natural, organic goods for your pet's healthy lifestyle - while still giving him fun treats and toys he can enjoy for a long time.
Tons of options
PupJoy gives you a ton of options straight out of the gate during their signup process. Here are the choices for you to make:
A little more expensive
Pricing with PupJoy is also very straightforward (though more expensive than some of the comparable providers in our rankings). If you choose the smaller Uno box, you can expect to pay $29 for the month-to-month plan. Alternately, you can opt into longer-term plans and save anywhere from 3% to 10% per delivery (the 12-month plan costs $312, or a per-box cost of $26). The larger Grande plan is similarly structured, with the month-to-month plan priced at $39, and savings of 5% to 15% on the longer subscription plans.
The company offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee: if anything in your subscription box doesn't go over well with your dog (or with you!), they'll replace it. We did find a review from a customer who said that she received the exact same treats in her box for five months in a row, along with some less-than-pleasant looking treats sourced from India - but she got collapsible water bowls as the replacement item, not a comparable treat. Another person signed up specifically for the Power Chewer box for their very large-breed dogs, but the toys they got were so small, they were dangerous and couldn't be used.
Mixed customer reviews
On the other hand, we found several dozen reviews from happy customers who said that each box met and exceeded their expectations, and that customer service was easy to contact and responsive when problems needed to be fixed. We're not quite sure what to make of the mixed nature of the customers' experiences across the board, so in the absence of a BBB rating to sway us one way or the other, we'd recommend that you consider a month-to-month membership before committing to a long-term plan by paying in advance.
Helping Paws program
Another plus for PupJoy is their Helping Paws program. It's not unique for a Dog Treat Club to support shelters and rescues, but we're always glad to see those kinds of programs in place. PupJoy partners with the BISSELL Pet Foundation by donating $2 of every subscription box purchase. The foundation helps more than 3,000 rescue organizations around the nation, addressing issues like overpopulation and helping provide foster homes for shelter pets, among other things.
Middle of the pack
We think that PupJoy is a nice option for customers who like knowing that their purchases support boutique-type suppliers of dog treats and toys, as well as helping shelter animals around the country. It's also appealing if you like being able to be very specific about the kinds of goodies you want in each delivery. However, the reported challenges with customer service and the higher-than-average pricing are the reasons that PupJoy doesn't yet earn a better rating among Dog Treat Clubs.
WagWell is one of the newest dog treat clubs on the block, offering products that are healthy, safe and fun. Everything your furry friend receives will be all-natural, 100% organic, manufactured solely in the US or Canada. That should give you some peace of mind that you won't be getting anything that might be toxic or dangerous!
2 bags of treats
Each WagWell delivery includes two bags of treats, two bully sticks, a premium toy and a fun bandana. We love that this company gives you the option of adding another toy (for an extra $9): if your pet quickly goes through toys, gets bored easily, or if you have more than one dog at home, this is a nice feature you won't find with many of WagWell's competitors.
Dog treat club features:
Specify your dog's size
When you sign up, you'll specify your dog's size, so that the toys and treats are appropriate; WagWell recommends that you go up a size if your pet is close to the upper end of the weight range (for example, if he weighs 48 pounds, you'd choose the large size instead of the medium).
Save if you pay in advance
What does it cost? You'll spend $34 when you subscribe to a recurring monthly delivery. If you pay in advance (three or six months), you'll save a little bit: it's $96 for the three-month plan and $186 for the six-month plan. There's no extra charge for shipping.
Save with onsite discount
Want to get a little more bark for your buck? You can get 20% off your first delivery if you provide WagWell with your email address. Just look for a pop-up when you visit the site.
One-off gift option
WagWell also lets you send a box - to a friend or even to yourself! - as a one-off gift purchase. You'll pay a little more ($39 instead of $34) but your plan won't automatically renew.
Newer dog treat club
Because it's newer to the dog treat club marketplace, WagWell doesn't have quite as much customer feedback as many of their rivals. At the time of our evaluation, there were just over 50 customer reviews on their website and only a handful scattered throughout the internet (including WagWell's somewhat quiet social media channels). But, the feedback we found was almost universally positive and enthusiastic, with lots of compliments particularly on the treats and toys.
Missing satisfaction guarantee
However, we're less than impressed with this subscription's satisfaction guarantee (or lack thereof). Their policy states that you can cancel your subscription if your dog doesn't like the toys and treats, but doesn't offer a refund - even if you've prepaid. Most dog treat clubs go the extra mile to keep you and your pet happy, so WagWell has a way to go if they want to be on par with their rivals in that regard.
Subscriptions renew automatically
Also, WagWell sets all of their subscriptions to renew automatically. If you sign up for a three-month plan and forget to cancel, you can expect to pay for another three-month plan whether you wanted it or not.
Room to improve
WagWell definitely has the potential to be a popular dog treat club. Their all-natural, safe treats and toys seem to be a big hit with their four-legged customers and their owners, and the buzz the company is generating is "so far, so good" . But, to really run with the big dogs in this subscription category, WagWell will need to improve their customer service to include a more generous refund policy and satisfaction guarantee.
Do you want your dog to look "fetching" (pun intended) every time you go out for a walk? The Dapper Dog Box includes a stylish bandana with every shipment, ensuring that your furry friend is on trend.
With every shipment, your pet will receive that cute bandana along with five full-size products. These may include edible treats, toys and accessories. Each box has a theme like Southern Charm or Happy Howlidays, delighting owners with creativity every time a new delivery comes. Better yet, Dapper Dog donates a portion of each sale to an animal shelter or rescue organization, making it a win-win.
Treat club pricing
Your subscription to Dapper Dog's Standard box will cost $35.99. If you prepay for your entire delivery plan, you'll get a 5% discount. Be sure to choose the appropriate size for the box: extra-small (0-12 lbs.), small-medium (13-34 lbs.), or large-extra-large (35+ lbs.).
100% satisfaction guarantee
The company offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If any of the items in your subscription box don't live up to your expectations, they'll either replace the item (equal or greater value), give you a refund for the value of the item, or credit your account towards future orders.
Fewer subscription options
You may have to click around to find the order page that lets you order more than a month-to-month plan. From the main page, we had to go to the Gift page to get an order form that let us choose either a 1-month or 3-month subscription. That doesn't offer as many options as some of the Dog Treat Clubs offered by other providers, but some customers might like not having to be locked into 6- or 12-month subscriptions.
Not as customer-friendly
What is Dapper Dog's cancellation policy? We found two different answers. In the FAQ, it says that if you cancel your subscription before the end of the term, you won't get a refund for any unshipped boxes. Your deliveries will continue to arrive until your full subscription has been fulfilled. On the other hand, the Terms and Conditions state that Dapper Dog can terminate your prepaid membership at their discretion and give you a credit or refund for any remaining months on your subscription. Neither of those are as customer-friendly as many of Dapper Dog's competitors in the Dog Treat Club industry.
High quality treats and toys
On a positive note, almost every single customer review of this subscription club raves about the quality of the toys and treats in each delivery, and the great attention to customer service received from reps at Dapper Dog when something didn't live up to expectations. Given that this club is one of the most expensive plans on the market, it's good to hear that people feel that they're getting their money's worth.
Room to improve
Dapper Dog is an entertaining option if you enjoy having accessories for your dog, along with healthy treats and fun toys. We hope to see a clearer satisfaction guarantee in the future, along with subscription prices that are more competitive with other Dog Treat Clubs.
Getting a puppy is a lot like having a newborn. There are so many questions about how to take care of the little one, how to get everyone sleeping on a regular schedule, and how to integrate the "baby" into the household. PupBox was created especially for new dog parents "navigating the many joys of puppyhood".
Once you've created a profile for your puppy, your boxes will be curated to address the stages your dog is likely in. Teething? Housebreaking? You'll get plenty of training guides and treats to help you carry them out. Each shipment will also include a mix of toys, chews and accessories that are just right for your dog's stage of development.
Adult dog options
And yes, if your "puppy" is a little more experienced (an adult dog) you can still sign up for PupBox. Every delivery will contain 4-7 products that aren't age-specific, and you'll still get training tricks or helpful tips for your older pet.
Discounts for longer subscriptions
If you just want a one-off delivery of PupBox to try it out, you'll pay $39. But, if you subscribe for a 3-, 6- or 12-month plan, the savings start to add up: your discounts will range from 12% to 25% for these longer subscriptions. Shipping is included with every delivery, regardless of length.
No phone number
PupBox says that customers can reach out if any of the products in their delivery don't live up to their expectations, and that they'll send a replacement with no hassle. However, the company doesn't have a customer service phone number, with email, snail mail and social media channels as the only ways to contact them.
Negative customer reviews
That's not a great thing, considering some of the customer complaints we found. Although PupBox had a decent "A-" rating from the Better Business Bureau at the time of our review, there were many negative reviews there that described difficulties getting any response from the company. Customers who were unhappy with their very first box - products weren't a good value for what they paid, or they were sized incorrectly for their large-breed puppy - didn't get a response from company reps.
No cancellation policy
Plus, there's no cancellation policy if you wind up not liking what PupBox delivers: you're committed to the full term of your membership and can only turn off the auto-renew at the end of your subscription. However, we also found complaints that described customers' frustrations with turning off the renewal but to no avail.
Great idea, but some work to do
We really like the idea of a Dog Treat Club that follows a puppy's developmental stages and delivers right-on-time help for training, plus corresponding treats and toys. Unfortunately, PupBox has some work to do when it comes to delivering a quality experience to their subscribers.
Created by two dog-loving moms, Pooch Perks calls itself "the ultimate way to Pamper Your Pooch".
3 club memberships
There are three main Dog Treat Club memberships available with Pooch Perks:
Shipping is extra
Unlike many of the Dog Treat Clubs in our review, Pooch Perks doesn't include shipping with your monthly delivery cost, so expect a flat-rate charge of $2 for each package.
Mixed customer reviews
Reviews of the Pooch Perks Dog Treat Club are very mixed. While we found some reviews from happy subscribers, most of those were months (if not years) old. On the other hand, comments left more recently described problems with low-quality toys, shipping delays, and very poor communication with the customer service team. One customer trying to cancel a membership was never able to reach someone at Pooch Perk's toll-free number, and they never received a response to the voicemails they left or the emails they sent. Even customers who specifically signed up for a single month's delivery found that their plan was automatically renewed - and couldn't reach anyone to cancel it.
No refund policy
There's also no refund policy or satisfaction guarantee on the Pooch Perk site. Yes, they claim that you can cancel your subscription with no hassles, but we already saw that hasn't been the case for more than a few customers. Their FAQ also states very clearly that they will not remind customers of their renewal date, so if you forget to cancel and the plan renews, there's no way to stop it. In fact, they recommend that you cancel 7 days in advance of your renewal date, just to be safe. That doesn't exactly scream "we care about our customers", does it?
To top it off, we weren't able to find a listing for Pooch Perks with the Better Business Bureau. A strong BBB rating goes a long way to balance negative comments and ratings in other places, but there was no such luck with this retailer.
Compared with other Dog Treat Clubs on the market today, Pooch Perks doesn't exactly get our tails wagging. We think you'll have a better experience with one of the higher-ranked subscription plans in our review.
Dog Treat Clubs also make a fantastic gift for those people on your gift-giving list who seem to already have everything they could want for themselves. You won't win them over with a boring gift card or another fruit basket, but watch their eyes light up when they get another package in the mail full of novel chews and tug toys for Rover. Most of these membership subscriptions can be easily gifted for the length of time you prefer, from a one-off shipment to monthly deliveries.
When you start to compare the various Dog Treat Clubs out there today, it's easy to get overwhelmed by all of the options. To find the subscription service that's the right fit for your pet or for your gift recipient's furry friend, here are several criteria to help you "sniff out" the perfect one:
TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best Dog Treat Clubs available today. We hope this information helps you find the right subscription box to delight all the puppies, doggies, and fur babies in your life for months to come!
Every dog owner wants to spoil their little cutie, but have you ever stopped to wonder what it is you're actually giving them? The pet treat industry is surprisingly a lot more interesting than what it may sound like. The majority of pet owners spend $20 or less on treats for their pets; 28% of cat owners and 15% of dog owners spend $5 or less on treats. In this article we will explore the different types of treats and why some are priced higher than others, including how they may effect your pets health.
The whole pet treat industry is full of secrets to learn. While you love your pet, you don't want to pay for something upmarked up to 5 times what it should be priced, only for your dog to get nothing out of it. Look at the ingredients when you buy something for your dog to ingest, and be aware that the goal of the pet treat companies is to make money, not to take care of your dog, that's up to you! Your dog will love you for giving them something they feel better eating, and you'll feel better taking care of your little cutie!
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