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The 9 Best Cat Subscription Boxes – 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards

Kat Giuffrida
ByKat GiuffridaMar 12, 2022 | 19 comments

Looking to spoil your cat? There are few better ways to show your love and appreciation for your beloved feline than through a cat subscription box. Whether you subscribe to toys, litter, food, or a combination of these products, it can be incredibly fun to present your cat with presents each month and, of course, a new box for them to play in. Not only that, it can be quite a relief knowing that you have a continual supply of the items you need most for your cat and that you have access to incredible deals and savings compared to store-bought products.

Every year, we ask our readers to share their top recommended subscriptions of all types. Then we ask our experts to share what they know about each subscription to make it easy for you to know which subscription is right for you. Below, you’ll find our insights for shopping cat subscription boxes, and see readers’ top choices for cat toys, cat food, cat-themed attire, and more.

What To Look For When Shopping Cat Subscriptions

Once you've decided you're ready to pick a cat subscription box, you'll need to consider a few things before making a purchase:

  • Flexibility: Does the brand you're considering offer flexibility when it comes to delivery frequency or making product swaps? You'll definitely want to go with a cat subscription that allows you to change things up when you need to and works with your schedule and needs best.
  • Ingredient Sourcing: Does the brand offer real, human-grade ingredients in its food or use non-toxic ingredients in its toys and supplies? Make sure you choose a brand that's transparent about its ingredient sourcing and uses the cleanest ingredients possible to keep your cat safe and living his or her best life.
  • Price: Is it really worth subscribing to this brand over buying products you need at the store? You'll want to check that you're getting the best deals possible with your cat subscription and that there are customer perks that seal the deal.

The Most Popular Cat Subscription Boxes

Read on for our reader’s recommendations for the best cat subscription boxes for toys, food, cat attire, and more currently available. If we missed anything, drop us a comment. If you’ve tried one of these services, be sure to leave a quick review (even if you had a poor experience — your review can help other readers avoid subscription remorse).

1. CatLadyBox

Best Cat Subscription Box for Fashionable Feline Owners

group shot of all products in the box

Image via our review.

What’s In This Cat Subscription Box

CatLadyBox happens to be the one subscription box on our list that's intended to be used by cat owners more than actual cats. It delivers an assortment of cat-themed jewelry and clothes to home décor, books, and more, but also includes a few goodies for your feline companion if you select the Crazy CatLadyBox. You'll receive your subscription box on a monthly basis but can pay month to month or prepay with a 3 or 6-month plan.

CatLadyBox's basic box is designed specifically for cat ladies and comes with 3-4 items such as an exclusive umbrella with a design by a cat lady artist, a set of Cat Butt Pillowcases, a pair of sterling silver Shining Star cat earrings, and custom-designed shirts. The deluxe box, Crazy CatLadyBox, contains just as many products as the basic box but also includes two goodies for your cat such as treats or toys.

What sets CatLadyBox apart from your general cat-themed attire and products is that each item is sourced from independent artists and small businesses, so you don't have to worry about receiving a generic item as you won't be able to find these products anywhere else. Also, it offers custom unisex shirts that range in size from XS-5XL so the majority of women and men alike will be able to show off their cat swag comfortably.

Pros

  • Specifically designed for cat lovers
  • Two subscription boxes are available
  • Products derived from small businesses and independent artists

Cons

  • Doesn't offer many treats or toys for cats
  • Can't select products
  • Doesn't provide information on product sourcing

What Readers Say:

“I adore CatLadyBox! Even as I try to trim down my number of subscriptions, this one has remained a keeper.” – Mari

“If you really love cats, CatLadyBox is purrfect for you! Personalization and add-on options, as well as their subscriber shop, really make it the absolute clear winner!” – Ellie

“Cat Lady Box is phenomenal. The stuff you get is great and the customer service is incredible!” – Melissa

Shipping: For regular CatLadyBox subscriptions, shipping is FREE within the contiguous United States, $12.95 a month to our U.S. friends outside of the 48 states, Canada, and the United Kingdom. For CatLadyBox gift subscriptions, shipping is $5.95/box to the United States, $14.95/box to Canada or the United Kingdom.

Starting at $39.99
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2. meowbox

Best Cat Subscription Box for Themed Goodies

Cat rubbing up against a meowbox subscription box.

Image via meowbox.

What’s In This Cat Subscription Box

meowbox is a monthly cat subscription box that comes with 5-6 products that consist of treats, grooming products, food, wearables, toys, supplements, and more. Each meoxbox cat subscription box is a complete surprise and centered on a specific theme.

Here's what went into the Biscuit Bakery meowbox for a general idea of what to expect:

  • Cinnamewn Bun Wand by Cosmic Pet
  • Biscuit Bakery Apron by Cosmic Pet
  • I Knead You Catnip Rolling Pin by Cosmic Pet
  • Sprinkle Donut by Le Sharma Trading
  • Catnip Chef Hat by Doggie Styles and Kitty Too!
  • Duck Hunter Treats by Waggers

You can choose to receive your box on a monthly or bi-monthly basis and each box contains products that are sourced from small businesses and artisans. Additionally, all treats are either organic, functional, single/limited-ingredient, or grain-free, and always produced in the US or Canada. However, you can also select the "No Food" option at checkout to substitute treats for an extra toy if your cat has allergies or sensitivities.

Pros

  • Contains a mix of toys, food, and other goodies
  • Can substitute non-food items
  • Treats are organic, grain-free, and/or single-ingredient

Cons

  • Cannot customize
  • Not always guaranteed organic treats
  • Only one subscription box available

What Readers Say:

“Love all the great toys and treats. No big brands. All high quality. Great price and you can pick how many times a year it’s delivered. Never disappoints.” – Brumster

Shipping: Ships to the U.S. & Canada for free.

Starting at $30.00
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Not ready to buy? Add it to your Or, if you want to learn more, check out all our meowbox reviews.

3. KitNipBox

Best Cat Subscription Box for Catnip Toys

Fluffy cat lounging on a bed next to an open KitNipBox.

Image via KitNipBox.

What’s In This Cat Subscription Box

KitNipBox is a monthly cat subscription that features toys, gadgets, natural treats, and helpful hygiene items, all of which match a fun monthly theme. It offers two different subscription boxes, Happy Cat KitNipBox and Multi-Cat KitNipBox, and you can choose the “no treat” option when you sign up if you only want your cat to receive toys and catnip.

The Happy Cat KitNipBox contains 5-6 items and is designed for one-cat households, whereas the Multi-Cat KitNipBox contains 7+ items and is better suited for households that have two or more cats. Here's an example of the products that were included in a previous Happy Cat KitNipBox:

  • Handmade Catnip Bell
  • Play-N-Squeak Mouse
  • Zuke’s G-Zees Tender Grain-Free Treats
  • Festive Fun-Filled Felt Toy
  • Refillable Catnip Heart Toy

Pros

  • Boxes for single or multi-cat households
  • Offers no treats option
  • Each box contains a minimum of 5 items

Cons

  • Cannot select products
  • Not every treat is all-natural, organic, and/or grain-free
  • Does not provide detailed info on product materials/sourcing

What Readers Say:

"I just got the October KitNipBox and it was a grand hit with the kitties! They couldn't wait for me to open it. Inside was a mix of great toys, treats, and even a fun little accessory! I'm already excited for the November box. Whoever finds all those products at KitNipBox must have a lot of experience with cats, because mine are pretty picky, but went bonkers for the contents! I also liked that the products were high quality and well made; some were even handmade!" - Steph

Shipping: Ships to the U.S. (free), Canada ($6.95).

Starting at $22.99
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Not ready to buy? Add it to your Or, if you want to learn more, check out all our KitNipBox reviews.

4. Pretty Litter

Best Cat Subscription Box for Kitty Litter

Pretty Litter October 2017

Image from our review.

What’s In This Cat Subscription Box

Pretty Litter is a cat subscription box that offers a novel type of kitty litter - not only is it lightweight and odorless, but it also tracks your cat's health! Pretty Litter is composed of silica gel that traps odor and eliminates moisture from your cat’s litter box, and it's designed to change color upon detection of abnormal amounts of alkalinity or acidity.

Soiled litter will display one of the following colors, indicating the health status of your cat:

  • Dark Yellow/Olive Green - Urine is within a typical range. No health problem is detected.
  • Blue - Your cat may have a certain type of urinary tract infection or have an increased risk of stone formation.
  • Orange - Your cat may have metabolic acidosis or kidney tubular acidosis.
  • Red - Your cat may have bladder crystals, feline lower urinary tract disorder, or certain types of kidney disease.

Pretty Litter allows you to order enough litter for up to 12 cats (yes, you read that correctly) and can be delivered every 3 or 4 weeks.

Pros

  • Litter is odorless, lightweight, and detects health issues
  • Can order for up to 12 cats
  • Lasts for a month at a time

Cons

  • Health indicating formula is proprietary
  • Cannot flush soiled litter
  • Some owners may prefer other natural materials

Shipping: Ships worldwide. Free shipping to the U.S. (contiguous 48 states) and the following Canadian provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec.

Starting at $22.00
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Not ready to buy? Add it to your Or, if you want to learn more, check out all our Pretty Litter reviews.

5. Pet Treater Cat Pack

Best Affordable Cat Subscription Box for Treats & Toys

What’s In This Cat Subscription Box

Pet Treater is a pet subscription for cats and dogs that provides them with monthly treats and toys at an affordable price. All treats included in this subscription are made in the USA or Canada are sourced from lesser-known brands in order to ensure that you receive something new each month.

You can subscribe to either the Cat Pack or Multi-Cat Pack. The Cat Pack comes with 3-4 hand-selected items, whereas the Multi-Cat Pack comes with 5-8 items.

Pros

  • Receive a mix of treats and toys
  • Two subscription boxes available
  • More affordable than competitors

Cons

  • Cannot select products
  • Cannot swap treats for toys
  • Limited information on product sourcing

Shipping: Free shipping to the contiguous US.

Starting at $15.00
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Not ready to buy? Add it to your Or, if you want to learn more, check out all our Pet Treater Cat Pack reviews.

6. RescueBox

Best Cat Subscription Box for a Great Cause

Cute house cat sleeping next to the Rescue Box, which is open to show contents.

Image via RescueBox.

What’s In This Cat Subscription Box

Looking for a cat subscription box that helps pets in need? RescueBox partners with The Animal Rescue Site to provide pet food and vaccines to shelter pets through their partnership with the Subscribe 2 Good™ program, and every RescueBox purchased feeds a minimum of 142 shelter animals.

RescueBox offers one subscription box for cats - Cat Box. Each Cat Box provides your cat with five themed products that consist of catnip toys, kickers, and treats. The total retail value of each box is $40 or more, making it well worth the purchase.

Pros

  • Supports a great cause
  • Contains toys and treats
  • Every delivery has a unique theme

Cons

  • Cannot select products
  • Only 1 cat box
  • Limited information on product sourcing

What Readers Say:

"I love Rescue Box! I’ve adopted a cat from a shelter and am unable to adopt a dog due to my other dog’s personality but this is a great way to help all pets anyway. You get some great options in this box. We are never hurting for treats or toys in our house now. We’ve even got a cooling mat for my doggo and a human tumbler cup in this box. We’ve never had a problem with billing or shipping. Always on time and my pups love the boxes, they know the package is for them instantly." - rokonrae

Shipping: Ships to the U.S. for free.

Starting at $29.95
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Not ready to buy? Add it to your Or, if you want to learn more, check out all our RescueBox reviews.

7. Smalls

Best Cat Subscription Box for Human-Grade Food

What’s In This Cat Subscription Box

Wish you could serve your cat what you're eating for dinner? Smalls makes this possible!

Smalls serves up healthy, human-grade food for cats and can be considered your one-stop pet shop as it also sells cat toys, treats, and litter. Its food subscription gives your cat access to high-protein, low-carb, grain-free meals that come in fresh or freeze-dried form.

Here are a few examples of the meals you can include within your Smalls subscription:

  • Human Grade Fresh: Bird - Contains chicken thigh, chicken breast, chicken livers, chicken hearts, green beans, peas, kale, and Smalls Supplement Mix.
  • Freeze-Dried Raw: Other Bird - Contains finely ground turkey with bone, turkey heart, turkey liver, turkey gizzard, goat's milk, turkey egg, eggshell membrane, and herring oil.
  • Freeze-Dried Raw: Water-Bird - Contains finely ground duck with bone, duck heart, duck liver, duck gizzard, duck egg, duck blood, goat's milk, eggshell membrane, and herring oil.

Before subscribing full-time to Smalls, you'll first receive a trial order and then work with your assigned Cat Concierge to figure out which types of meals are best for your cat. After trying out Smalls for two weeks, you can then customize your future orders with your cat's favorite meals and select a delivery frequency of every 2-8 weeks.

Pros

  • High-protein, grain-free food
  • USDA-certified, humanely-harvested, sustainably-sourced
  • Both fresh and freeze-dried meals

Cons

  • Only 3 flavors are available
  • Variable price range
  • Subscription not available for other items

Shipping:

Starting at $45.00
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Not ready to buy? Add it to your Or, if you want to learn more, check out all our Smalls reviews.

8. Hemp Crate Co

Best Cat Subscription Box for CBD Therapy

What’s In This Cat Subscription Box

Hemp Crate Co is a CBD subscription that offers a Furry Friends box that comes with products made for your pet (and a few for you). You can subscribe to the Furry Friends starter crate which sends 5-7 items per month or the Furry Friends pro crate which sends 6-9 items.

Both boxes contain a curation of well-vetted CBD products including pet tinctures, treats, and topicals, and each shipment contains educational materials as well.

Pros

  • Contains 5-9 products
  • Includes a mix of tinctures, treats, and topicals
  • Highly popular

Cons

  • Fewer products for cats than dogs
  • Cannot select products
  • Limited information on product sourcing

Shipping: Ships to the U.S. (for free with 3 and 6-month subscriptions).

Starting at $49.99
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Not ready to buy? Add it to your Or, if you want to learn more, check out all our Hemp Crate Co reviews.

9. Cat Person

Best Cat Subscription Box for Personalized Nutrition

What’s In This Cat Subscription Box

Cat Person is a cat food subscription that sends a combination of fresh and dry foods that are high-protein and specially selected for your cat's health needs. Prior to starting a subscription, you'll first receive a Starter Kit that comes with two wet food options and one dry food option to try.

After your cat has tried out its meals over the course of two weeks, you can adjust your future orders so that your cat receives their favorite meals every four weeks. Cat Person offers a ton of options for meals and has over 19 recipes to choose from which include chicken broth, paté, kibble, and digestive support blends.

Each Cat Person meal contains only one or two animal proteins and is grain-free low carb, and contains no unnecessary fillers. You can also easily filter out allergens and remove proteins that your cat doesn't like.

Pros

  • Offers dry and wet food
  • Over 19 recipes to choose from
  • Can purchase food and items a la carte

Cons

  • Orders are limited to 1-3 cats
  • Only 1 meal plan per account
  • Must use Starter Kit before subscribing

Shipping: Ships to the contiguous U.S. for free.

Starting at $20.00
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Not ready to buy? Add it to your Or, if you want to learn more, check out all our Cat Person reviews.

How to Get The Most Out of Your Cat Subscription Once You’ve Picked

Once you’ve picked out the right box for you, follow our steps to help make sure you make the most of your new subscription.

  • Check for coupons before buying. As you know, we have the best coupons around here at MSA. Make sure to keep an eye on our feed for special deals and also read our reviews and brand pages for the best coupons before subscribing.
  • Personalize your subscription. Make sure to update your subscription so that it works for you! Want to receive a box more often or need to order supplies for more cats? Always update your preferences before your next order so that you can get the best all-around experience that's tailored to your needs and current schedule.
  • Pause when you need to. We get it - monthly shipments are convenient but some months you need to skip for any number of reasons. Thankfully, most of the subscriptions we reviewed above can be paused without having to cancel.

Factors We Considered When Reviewing These Cat Subscriptions

This list features our fellow subscription fanatics’ top choices, and we can confidently recommend the subscriptions above since we’ve researched and reviewed them all. Factors we considered when reviewing these subscriptions include:

  • Brand's History - How long has the brand been around and what do consumers say? Many of the cat subscriptions we reviewed above have existed for several years and have superior ratings left by the majority of their customers. These brands are well-established and have worked hard to develop consumer trust and loyalty. It can be extremely helpful to rely on brands that have a proven history of excellence among consumers and have shown that they meet a variety of demands and interests.
  • Overall Quality - Cats, especially kittens, can play a bit rough sometimes with their new toys so you definitely want to purchase items that are made to last. These subscriptions offer an excellent overall value compared with what you’d find in retail stores (and in many cases, these brands go above and beyond their retail counterparts).
  • Sourcing - Where and how does a brand source its products? We tried to include as many brands as possible that offer items that are non-toxic and made sustainably. Several of these subscriptions also contain organic, single-ingredient items.
  • Your Reviews: Last, but not least, we value your input and designed this list with your feedback in mind. Readers like you help us to develop the best lists possible by leaving your honest reviews on our brand pages and commenting on related reviews and posts.
Kat Giuffrida
Kat Giuffrida

Kathryn is a native of the sunshine state and currently resides with her husband in central Florida.

She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2015 as well as a Master of Public Health in Environmental and Occupational Health from the University of South Florida in 2018. She also earned national certification in public health in 2018 from the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE).

Kathryn decided to start her career in regulatory compliance for a specialty chemical industry but soon found her way into the digital marketing world and hasn’t looked back ever since. She has contributed to websites including Muscle and Brawn, Pay It Forward Fertility Foundation, The Unwinder, and SHALE Magazine and is excited to continue her work at MSA.

Outside of work, she’s a year-round swimmer who qualified to compete in the 2020 TYR Pro Series and whenever she’s not behind the keyboard typing up new articles you can most likely find her in a pool.


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19 comments

Amy

Meowbox is the only good one on the list. Excellent customer service too!

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Beth

I thought this was a new post. Why are there comments from Sept and Dec 2019?

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Stephanie

Hi! Our (VetPet Box) cat boxes start at just $35! Can you please adjust this in your information? Thanks!

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Lacey Volk

No problem, it’s updated now!

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Dea

When Cat Lady Box runs a sale in their shop, I stock up on gift items. The makeup brush set with handles shaped like cats is a priceless conversation piece, as is the set of kitchen ladles!

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carly

Have you checked out the deals in the VetPet Box shop!?

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Jennifer

Meowbox info is incorrect. They do not substitute toys for food even though it says they do. False advertising because they do not send catnip or collars, only 4 handmade cloth generic toys everytime! A theme every month and same cloth toys, that’s it. I recently was a new subscriber and only received a few toys in a box that they charged me almost $40 CAD for. No treat substitute. I quickly cancelled won’t be bamboozled again. Avoid!!

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meowbox

Hi Jennifer, we’re so sorry you weren’t happy with your box. We do substitute an extra toy for the treat when a customer selects ‘replace edible items’ at checkout. If you only received 4 toys we definitely made a mistake packing your box and sincerely apologize. If you contact [email protected] we’d love to make it up to you (and your kitties!).

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Francine Peer

That is absolutely not true and they are extremely expensive for what they offer I specified no treats or food and I did not get a replacement I got treats that my cats hated

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Tracy Fanous

Meowbox–paws down!

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Lindsay G

I subbed to the Cat Sticker Club a long time ago and never got anything, nor was I ever able to contact anyone in customer service about it. It’s super cheap so I didn’t mind taking the loss, but it was still a disappointment. I don’t know if it was just me or if other people had a bad experience with them too. I guess not since it’s on the list!

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Kelly HInkle

Hi Lindsay!

I’m so sorry this was your experience. I checked our emails from that time and don’t see anything from you so something must have wound up in spam or something. We’re always happy to reimburse for missing stickers and resend them. Please feel free to email us for missed stickers.

Thanks!

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Kc

I wish the sept cat lady box was still available! Surprised it sold out already

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V

Un the subject of cats, Pusheen spoiler #2 is out

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Ragan

Cuddle Crate is still around.

However, Whiskerbox seems to be gone. They still have a signup page but haven’t posted to social media for months and the last few boxes they sent me to review were really random.

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Emily Cosnotti

Thanks, Ragan! I tried the link for Cuddle Crate and it looks like their site is down – do you know of a new address for them?

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Ragan

I clicked the link earlier when I posted that comment and again just now and it is working for me just fine.

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