Are Dog Subscription Boxes Worth It?

Are Dog Subscription Boxes Worth It?

Are Dog Subscription Boxes Worth It? A 2024 Review

Who doesn’t love spoiling their furry friend with a fun monthly surprise? Dog subscription boxes have become increasingly popular, offering a variety of toys, treats, and even accessories to style your pup – all delivered straight to your door. But with so many options on the market, how do you know which one is right for you and your dog? In this article, we’ll explore the world of dog subscription boxes, including the benefits of receiving new toys and treats every month, so you can make an informed decision and give your pup the perfect monthly treat.

  • The best dog toys and treats delivered directly to your door
  • Customized to your dogs needs
  • Exciting new themes every month




Are Dog Subscription Boxes Worth It

According to a recent survey conducted by Rover on the true cost of pet ownership in 2023, 720 Canadian pet parents reported spending an average of $150 on their dogs. While this number may vary depending on the breed of your pup, a monthly dog subscription box can provide great value for your money by delivering long-lasting toys and enjoyable surprises directly to your door. In this article, we’ll explore if dog subscription boxes are worth it and 10 reasons why investing in a dog subscription box might be worth your money and be the perfect fit for your pup.

What is a Dog Subscription Box and How Does It Work

A dog subscription box is a personalized package of goodies delivered right to your door on a monthly basis. These boxes are curated specifically for your pup and include a variety of toys, treats, and sometimes even stylish accessories. During the signup process, you’ll provide some basic information about your dog, such as their size, breed, and age. This information is used to tailor the contents of the box to your dog’s unique needs and preferences.

One of the best things about dog subscription boxes is the element of surprise. Each month, you’ll receive a new box with a fresh selection of high-quality items for your pup to enjoy, tailored to fit their specific needs and preferences. The toys and treats are carefully selected by experts to ensure that they are safe, healthy, and of the highest quality, taking into consideration any allergies your pup may have.

Overall, dog subscription boxes offer a fun and convenient way to keep your furry friend happy and engaged while also providing excellent value for your money.


What Comes Inside a Dog Subscription Box

Every month, your dog subscription box will arrive with a selection of high-quality items to delight your furry friend. Your box can include:

Tough TNT shaped plush dog toy with a rope

Plush Dog Toys & Rope Dog Toys

Reinforced and multi part plush dog toys for extra fun
Durable yellow honey bear treat dispensing dog toy

Natural Rubber Dog Toys

Interactive and extremely durable toys that you can stuff with peanut butter, treats, fruit or even meat!

Hand holding purple butterfly nylon dog toy that is filled with treats and berries

Nylon Toys

Perfect for aggressive chewers or even teeth puppies

Two part dinosaur dog toy and snuffle nest for foraging treats

Snuffle Balls and Snuffle Mats

Provide a fun and rewarding scavenger hunt experience for your dog

Yellow honeycomb themed enrichment lick mat for dogs and corresponding benefits such as reduced overeating, anxiety and boredom relief, and long lasting

Enrichment Dog Lick Mats (included as addon)

Perfect for spreading peanut butter or other dog-safe spreads along with meat, fruit, veggies and any other dog sage goodness for a tasty and engaging treat and playtime.
Close up of dehydrated beef liver dog treats

Tasty Treats

Single or limited ingredient locally sourced dog treats that are made with your dog’s health and happiness in mind 


How Much Does a Dog Subscription Box Cost?

The cost of a dog subscription box can vary on the company and contents of the box as well as the subscription length or additional items added to your box. On average a dog subscription box can cost between $45 to $70 CAD ($35 to $55 USD). 

Our Dog Subscription boxes are worth it and you can see the costs below:

  • 12 Month Plan: $45/mo
  • 6 Month Plan: $50/mo
  • Monthly Plan or one-time: $55/mo


Can I Customize My Dog Subscription Box?

Customized dog subscription boxes are tailored to your dog’s individual preferences and dietary needs, ensuring they receive toys and treats they’ll love without any potential allergens or dietary restrictions. By personalizing your subscription, you can provide your furry friend with the best possible experience that’s tailored to their unique personality and needs. Just reach out by email to the company you sign up with and ask if they customize. WoofCrate customizes boxes on the regular to make sure we meet every pup's expectations.

  • Extra bully sticks and change bully stick sizes
  • Authentic yak chews
  • Extra Toys
  • Extra Treats
  • Multi dog home boxes (doubles your box for homes with more than one dog)


Do Toys Come With 100% Guarantee?

While we can’t speak for every company. WoofCrate does guarantee most toys that are inside our Dukes Crate (power chewing and enrichment option). If your dog chews up one of the toys and destroys it within the 30 day period, just reach out and let us know. We will be able to lend a paw!


WoofCrate dog subscription box packed with plush toys

Dog Subscription Box Vs. Pet Store

In 2020, pet owners are turning to monthly subscription box services; in fact one in five bought a subscription box of any kind. And with good reason. These weren’t all dog subscription boxes, but the logic was similar.

What reason did people give?

It’s simple: 39% of buyers said they enjoyed receiving products by mail; while, 37% said subscription boxes are “easier than shopping.” That’s a major pro. Pet stores are fine… but in the end, they’re a giant warehouse, ironically ill-suited to dragging your pet around. Sure, some are a little cozier than others, but it’s generally not a great place to spend the day.

Then, there’s the sheer cacophony of choice. Which toy to buy? Which treat to get? Is this brand any good? Dog subscription boxes remove all the hassle. They select trusted brands and products that you know your pup will love. Plus, there’s that added excitement when the box hits the floors. It’s like Santa came early every single month! 

While the price stacks month on month, it can serve as a stable barometer for your pooch spending. Rather than frivolously spending money on toys and treats at the pet store, you instead allot a set monthly amount. Think of it as your dog’s monthly pocket money.


Dog Subscription Box:

  • Can include limited edition or exclusive items not available in store
  • Monthly surprise of toys and treats selected by experts on month
  • Customizable options based on dog’s preferences and dietary needs
  • Convenient delivery directly to your doorstep
  • Opportunity to try new, high-quality products without commitment
  • Can include limited edition or exclusive items not available in store
  • Cost can add up over time
  • Your dog may not love every single item that you receive

 Pet Store:

  • Can provide a wider range of product options beyond toys and treats, such as grooming supplies or training tools
  • Ability to browse and select products in person
  • Requires travel time to get to the store
  • Limited store hours may not fit with your schedule
  • Potential for crowds and long checkout lines
  • May not offer the convenience of home delivery, which can be especially important for bulky or heavy items.

A dog subscription box can serve as a stable barometer for your pooch spending. Rather than frivolously spending money on toys and treats at the pet store, you instead allot a set monthly amount. Think of it as your dog’s monthly pocket money.


Food for thought. But what’s the answer?

Only you can decide that for yourself. For us, however, the pros far outweigh the costs (yes, we would say that). Sure, there’s a small environmental impact from shipping – Sustainable shipping is making waves. And yes, your dog might not always like the toy. But you can give it as a present to another dog. It doesn’t have to stay hoarded in the corner.

 As for price: every pet owner knows you already cough up tons of cash catering to your dog. Why not simplify the headache and guarantee high-quality products in the process?


A monthly dog subscription box provides excellent value for your money, delivering durable toys and fun surprises to your door. Convenient and affordable, these boxes are a great way to spoil your furry friend. However, if you prefer a hands-on experience, your local pet store may be a better option.



French themed dog subscription box with fish treats, baguette and cheese toy and cheese treats as well as a paris themed bandana and bully stick

What is the best dog subscription box in Canada?

If you decide to try out a dog subscription box – congrats! You made the right decision – then you’re suddenly hit with a wall of choice. Which one is best? WoofCrate makes an excellent choice for anybody who is serious about spoiling their furry friend with premium and enriching goodies.

But don’t just take our word for it – there are plenty of other dog subscription box companies on the market worth exploring. For example, Citizen Canine has compiled a fantastic article highlighting the best dog subscription boxes available in Canada. We encourage you to check it out and see which boxes may be the perfect fit for your furry friend.


– Woof Crate – Healthy Small Batch Treats, Premium Toy’s & Accessories

Yes, we’re a little biased. But that doesn’t mean it’s not true. As one customer recently said, “Woof Crate is by far the best dog subscription company in Canada!!”


For as low as $45 receive a handpicked array of wholesome treats and toys directly to your door that are specifically curated just for your furry bud. Oh, and best of all – they’re all made in Canada or just across the border and we are net 0 for shipping meaning that we offset all of our emissions.

Nor should you expect the same box for every dog. We know each pooch has its own unique personality, so we personalize our boxes to match. Now that’s special!

If you’re interested, You can check out our all Canadian dog subscription box


Fun Monthly Themes and Surprises

One of the best parts about having a dog subscription box service is the fact that everything is delivered right to your door and completely customized to your dogs needs. But, you'll also enjoy the monthly the monthly themes and surprises to follow. Each new box will come with new exciting and exclusive toys, treats, and accessories which coordinate with a fun new theme and offer perks like free shipping and a cheaper per-box price.

You can check out some of the amazing themes WoofCrate has done here and even buy some of the themes they still have available. 

  • Christmas Themed Dog Subscription Box
  • Halloween Themed Dog Subscription Box
  • Hawaii Themed Dog Subscription Box
  • Arcade Themed Dog Subscription Box
  • Valentines Themed Dog Subscription Box
  • Paris/French Themed Dog Subscription Box
  • Movie Night Themed Dog Subscription Box
  • Ski Trip Themed Dog Subscription Box
  • Much more!


Dog Subscription Box Discounts and Promo Codes

Shopping for the best dog subscription box can be a bit difficult. You may be able to find a good discount if your lucky enough. Currently WoofCrate is offering an amazing introductory promo!  You can view our discounts on our homepage and when you click subscribe, as long as you click 6 or 12 month plan, you’ll be asked for what free gift you’d like to get!


Don’t Want The Surprise Every Month?

If a dog subscription box doesn’t quite suit your needs, we invite you to check out our shop, where you’ll find everything that’s inside our boxes and more! Shopping in our store means you can browse doggy goodies at any time, and enjoy free delivery to anywhere in Canada and the U.S.

For even more convenience, consider subscribing to certain items, such as our fresh yak chews, bully sticks, and treats, so you can receive exactly what you want, when you want it – no fluff! This saves you time and energy, ensuring your furry friend always has their favorite items on hand. So why not explore our store and find the perfect items for your beloved dog?


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