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The 11 Best Cat Subscription Boxes in 2021 Readers’ Choice

Christen Russo
ByChristen RussoJul 15, 2021 | 19 comments

Every year we ask you, our readers, to tell us your favorite subscription boxes. The results of the 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards are in! This list features our fellow subscription fanatics’ top choices for cat food, toys, and more.

Your cat deserves some love — and so do you! Cat subscription boxes and cat food subscriptions can make pet parenthood much easier, and whether you’re looking for litter, food, treats, or something else, we can help you find a subscription that works for you. 

We asked our readers to vote for the favorite cat subscriptions, and they came through. We’ve assembled their selections below, providing information about the benefits (and, where appropriate, the drawbacks) of each box. We’ve also included coupon codes and promo links where available.

Our Readers’ Favorite Monthly Subscription Boxes for Cats

Ready to find the purr-fect cat subscription? Our readers’ picks are listed below. Be sure to check out our in-depth reviews for more information about each company. If we’ve missed your favorite box, be sure to let us know in the comments — and if you’ve used any of these services, head to the subscription box’s info page to leave a quick review. Your feedback helps us recommend the best pet services to our readers.

1. Best Cat Subscription Box for Treating Owners: CatLadyBox

CatLadyBox with all items shown.

Image via Amazon.

The Cost: $34.99 for the CatLadyBox, $39.99 for the Crazy CatLadyBox. Save with longer subscriptions. Sign up here!

COUPON: Use code BLACKFRIDAYBOX to use code BLACKFRIDAYBOX to get 30% off gift boxes.

What Our 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

About the Box: Calling all cat ladies — you know who you are. Lean into your cat craze by subscribing to receive a monthly delivery of unique and exclusive cat-related kitsch.

CatLadyBox delivers an assortment of cat-themed jewelry and clothes to home décor, books, and more. We love Cat Lady Box’s curation; they select hip, trendy items, and our reviewer calculated a retail value of around $75 for the April 2021 box. You’ll feel like you’re part of a fun club of like-minded people — y’know, cat people. What’s better than that? 

The only downside: CatLadyBox focuses on cat parents, and the box doesn’t include many toys or other items for your feline companion. If you want an upgraded experience, the Crazy CatLadyBox includes more items, and it’s a better choice for treating your pet. 

Check out all of our CatLadyBox reviews and details to learn more. Ships to the U.S. (free in the contiguous 48 states), U.K., Canada, and Alaska and Hawaii ($12.95).

2. Best Cat Subscription Box for Themed Goodies: meowbox

Cat rubbing up against a meowbox subscription box.

Image via meowbox.

The Cost: $22.95 per month or every other month. Gift subscriptions start at $29.95 for one month. Sign up here!

COUPON: Use code ADDICTION to save 10% off all subscriptions!

What Our 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

About the Box: Ready to get your cat all riled up? Each month, meowbox sends 5-6 high-quality toys and treats. There’s also a bi-monthly option, so choose the delivery schedule that makes sense for your budget.

Subscribers can expect everything from squeaky toys and catnip to quirky collars and other surprises. All of the treats are healthy and tasty, and many are exclusive to meowbox. The selections also match an adorable monthly theme (previous box themes included “Smitten Kitten” and “Houseplant Purradise”).

meowbox will also substitute non-food items for cats with special dietary requirements — if you want a substitution, simply check the box during the sign-up process. We also love the charitable component: For every meowbox you buy, the company gives one can of food to a shelter cat.

Check out all of our meowbox reviews and details to learn more. Ships to the U.S. & Canada for free.


3. Best Cat Subscription Box for Catnip Toys: KitNipBox

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

Image via KitNipBox.

The Cost: $19.99 per month for Happy Cat, $29.99 per month for Multi-Cat. Sign up here!

COUPON: Use code SUBSCRIPTIONADDICTION15 to save 15% off your first box!

About the Box: KitNipBox is a monthly cat subscription for one or more cats. This company focuses on feline wellness, and while the box often includes a few treats, the selection is curated to keep your cat active (and entertained).

This subscription features toys, gadgets,  natural treats, and helpful hygiene items, all of which match a fun monthly theme. You can choose the “no treat” option when you sign up to get just the toys and catnip — useful if your kitty’s on a special diet. 

Previous KitNipBoxes have included grain-free turkey treats, a tweeting light-up toy, a handmade catnip bell, and a “play-and-squeak” mouse. For the money, KitNipBox is a fantastic choice. It’s easy to fit this cat subscription box into your budget, and your cat will receive plenty of fun stuff with every shipment (they’ll also love the box — cats love boxes).

Check out all of our KitNipBox reviews and details to learn more. Ships to the U.S. (free), Canada ($6.95), and Australia ($7.95)


4. Best Cat Subscription Box for Kitty Litter: Pretty Litter

Pretty Litter October 2017

Image from our review.

The Cost: Starts at $22.00 per month with free shipping in the U.S. 3-month orders include 2 free toys. Sign up here!

About the Box: Pretty Litter is a cat subscription box offering odorless, scentless litter that tracks your cat’s health. Yes, you read that right: It’s not your average mix, and it could help you avoid an emergency (and save you big bucks on vet bills). 

Of course, it’s also great litter — the silica gel traps odor and eliminates moisture from your cat’s litter box, keeping your home smelling fresh at an affordable price. More pertinently, it’s designed to change color upon detection of abnormal amounts of alkalinity or acidity. That can be extremely helpful for monitoring cats with kidney disease, urinary tract infections, or other common problems.

You can stay on top of any health issues your cat can’t tell you about. Our readers are also excited to cut the hassle of having to haul litter home regularly — this subscription saves you the trip, and we’ve never seen a grocery-store litter offer the same health-tracking features. 

Check out our Pretty Litter review to learn more. Ships to the U.S. (free to the contiguous 48 states, $8.00 to Alaska or Hawaii), Canada ($15.00).

5. Best Cat Subscription Box for Personalized Nutrition: Cat Person

Image from our review.

The Cost: Varies depending on your cat’s needs, but averages $2.46 per day. Sign up here!

COUPON: Get your Starter Box for $25! No coupon needed - just use this link.

About the Box: Cat Person is a cat food subscription that sends a combination of fresh and dry foods. They formulate high-quality, high-protein meals that are specially selected for your unique kitty’s needs. While the price-per-meal is fairly high, we think your cat’s worth it — and as we noted with Pretty Litter, high-quality wellness products can save you money on vet bills over time.

You’ll start by answering some questions about your cat(s) and their current diet. Cat Person will review the information, then send you a Starter Kit with guidance for helping your kitty transition to the new diet. Starter Kits include 2 wet food options and 1 dry food to try (about 2 weeks worth of food total).

Once you have a sense of your cat’s preferences, you can adjust accordingly before committing to an auto-ship plan. By default, orders ship every 4 weeks, but you can easily adjust your ship date or cancel anytime.

We’re only covering a few cat food subscriptions on this list — you can check out our Best Cat Food Subscriptions article for more info on our favorite food services — but Cat Person certainly deserves recognition. They’re dedicated to providing high-end feline nutrition, and we’re fans of their approach.

Check out our Cat Person reviews and details to learn more! Ships to the contiguous U.S. for free.


6. Best Cat Subscription Box for a Great Cause: RescueBox

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

Image via RescueBox.

The Cost: $29.95 per month. Sign up here!

About the Box: Looking for a cat subscription box that helps pets in need? We’re covering a few boxes with a charitable component, but RescueBox is an especially notable option. 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. Each RescueBox feeds a minimum of 142 shelter animals — how awesome is that?

Subscribe, and you’ll receive a monthly delivery of 5 premium pet products including toys, treats, and accessories to enjoy with your cat. Typically, you’ll receive a variety of catnip toys, kickers, and treats. The total retail value of each box is $40 or more, so it’s a great overall value even without the charitable component — and if you’re looking to give back, this is one of the best monthly cat subscriptions available.

Check out all of our RescueBox reviews (our reviews address the dog box, but can give you a sense of the subscription) and RescueBox details to learn more. Ships to the U.S. for free.

7. Best Bi-Monthly Cat Subscription Box: Cat Claws Club Box

Cat Claws Club June 2019 - Review

Image from our review.

The Cost: $33.90 every other month ($24.95 subscription price + $8.95 shipping). Sign up here!

About the Box: Cat Claws Club is a bimonthly cat subscription that sends cat toys, treats, and other fun surprises. Our reviewer received cardboard scratchers with dried catnip, a comfy cat bed, and other fun items. The box has plenty of variety (and items often follow a seasonal theme), but some long-time reviewers note that certain shipments are much better than others — that’s true for every cat subscription box, of course, but Cat Claws Club isn’t the best option if you’re looking for a service that gives you some control over what you receive.

With that said, the overall quality is high given the low price, and our readers say that Cat Claws Clubs delivers more hits than misses. If you want a box that delivers a complete surprise, this subscription is worth your time; you’ll get plenty of interactive items, and the curators put a lot of love into every box.

Check out all of our Cat Claws Club reviews and details to learn more. Ships to the U.S. only.

8. Most Affordable Cat Box for Treats & Toys: Pet Treater Cat Pack

Pet Treater Cat Pack January 2019 - All Content Top

Image from our review.

The Cost: $15.00 per month for the Cat Pack, $25.00 per month for the Multi-Cat Pack, with free U.S. shipping. Sign up here!

COUPON: Use code CATPACK50 to (50% OFF the first month).

About the Box: Pet Treater is a pet subscription for cats and dogs, and our readers give the Cat Pack high marks for its low monthly pricing and excellent variety.

Cat lovers will receive 3-4 items including treats, fun toys, and extra goodies. The treats are made in the USA or Canada, and Pet Treater focuses on lesser-known brands, so you’ll find new favorites in every shipment. Multi-Cat Pack subscribers can expect 5-8 items.

Your first cat subscription box will feature the most popular fan favorites, and you can easily cancel your subscription at any time. Pet Treater has fantastic customer support, and their packs always contain a higher retail value than what you’re paying. The site also has gifting options, so this cat subscription box makes a great stocking stuffer.

Check out all of our Pet Treater reviews and Pet Treater details to learn more. Ships free to the US. A 9.5% sales tax applies to Tennessee residents.


9. Best Cat Subscription Box for CBD Therapy: Hemp Crate Co

Image via Hemp Crate Co.

The Cost: $31.67 for the Furry Friends Starter, $56.67 for the Furry Friends Pro. Sign up here!

About the Box: The Hemp Crate Co. is a CBD subscription, and their Furry Friends tiers include a few items for your pet (and a few for you).

Choose the Starter box for 4-6 items or the Pro box for 5-8 items. Both boxes contain a curation of well-vetted CBD products including pet tinctures, treats, and topicals. Every shipment contains educational materials.

We’d recommend discussing CBD therapy with your veterinarian before introducing it to your feline friend. With that said, many pet owners swear by the stuff — CBD is said to reduce inflammation and limit the effects of stress. With excellent reviews, The Hemp Crate Co. is a reader favorite for CBD products, so if you’re looking for an entry point, this is a great place to start.

Check out our Hemp Crate Co. details to learn more & to let us know if we should review this box. Ships to the U.S. (for free with 3 and 6-month subscriptions).


10. Best Cat Subscription Box for Vet-Approved Goodies: VetPet Box

Image from our review.

The Cost: Starts at $35.00 per month. Save with longer subscription options. Sign up here!

COUPON: Use code VetPet15MSA to save $15 off your first box!

What Our Readers Say:

“High quality varied products for your pet and excellent customer service.” – Aviedo

About the Box: VetPet Box is a cat and dog wellness subscription that sends a monthly curation of toys, treats, and grooming supplies. Subscribers love the comfort of knowing that every item has been approved by veterinarians. 

You’ll get at least 2 toys, treats, accessories, and healthcare products (supplements, shampoos, and other necessities). VetPet Box also includes healthcare tips from veterinary professionals — you’ll pick up tons of helpful info, and your veterinarian will be impressed!

To get more from this cat subscription box, fill out the customization questionnaire. By providing info about your cat’s play style, anxieties, and allergies, you’ll receive a more personalized selection of products, and there’s no additional charge for specialized subscriptions.

Check out all of our VetPet Box reviews and our VetPet Box details to learn more. Ships to the U.S. (free to the contiguous 48 states, $8.00 to Alaska or Hawaii), Canada ($15.00).


11. Best Cat Subscription Box for Fresh Food: Nom Nom

Fresh, cooked pet food from Nom Nom.

Image via Nom Nom.

The Cost: Prices vary based on your cat’s profile (age and weight are factored in). Expect in the range of $60-$70.00 per two weeks of food. Shipping is free. Sign up here!

COUPON: Get 50% off your first order! No coupon needed - just use this link.

About the Box: Nom Nom (formerly NomNomNow) is a pet food subscription that delivers fresh home-cooked meals for your pet. Their meals are customized based on your cat’s age, weight, and allergies, They’re also portioned into 120-calorie servings, ideal if you’re trying to manage your pet’s weight.

Nom Nom prepares their meals in state-of-the-art kitchens in Nashville, Tennessee, and the San Francisco Bay Area. Every order is freshly prepared just days before arrival, so it’s ready to serve as soon as you receive it.

The company ships food in a temperature controlled box, and you can freeze the meals until you’re ready to serve them. Set up deliveries for every week, every 2 weeks, or every 4 weeks, and you’ll have a steady source of high-quality nutrition to keep your cat happy and healthy.

Again, we’re not covering many cat food subscriptions on this list (and again, we’ll direct you to our Best Cat Food Subscriptions article for more food guidance), but Nom Nom stands out for their commitment to customized nutrition. This cat subscription box is ideal for felines with special dietary needs, and — most importantly — cats love it.

Nom Nom offers subscriptions for both dogs and cats. Read our dog food review here and our cat food review here! Check out our Nom Nom details for more info. Free shipping to the 48 contiguous states.

Bonus Non-Subscription Cat Box: Chewy Goody Box for Cats

Chewy Goody Box Cat 2018 Best Cat Subscription Boxes

Image from our review.

The Cost: $24.99 per box. Buy one here!

About the Box: Make the holidays memorable for your cat with a Chewy Goody Box! These one-time purchase boxes provide everything your cat needs to celebrate their birthday or upcoming seasonal holidays. While this isn’t a subscription service, our editors decided to throw it in for those special occasions. 

Each goody box includes 5 or more full-sized, hand-picked items to delight your cat. The box is themed, and availability is dependent on inventory; at the time we wrote this article, Chewy offered a Birthday Goody Box and a Retro Toys Goody Box.

With free shipping for larger orders and legendary customer service, Chewy is one of our favorite pet stores, and the Goody Box is a must-have for celebrations. This makes a great gift (obviously), and it packs a lot of value into a small box. You’ll also find litter, food, treats, and even prescription products on Chewy’s store, and you can set up autoship to save on every order — if you’ve never checked this company out, they offer a ton of ways to save time while getting high-quality cat products.

Take a look at our Chewy Goody Box reviews for more info on purchasing a Chewy Goody Box. Ships to the U.S. for free for orders over $49.00. All other orders ship for $4.95 within the contiguous U.S.

That wraps up our list of the best cat subscription boxes for 2021! Did your favorite make the list? Which other cat gift boxes do you love?

Christen Russo
Christen Russo
Christen is a smile collector, outdoors enthusiast, and appreciator of soggy French fries. Her favorite subscriptions involve eco-friendly products and clothes, nature supplies, stationery, and coffee. She can be easily won over with a good sheet of stickers.

Christen Russo
Christen Russo
Christen is a smile collector, outdoors enthusiast, and appreciator of soggy French fries. Her favorite subscriptions involve eco-friendly products and clothes, nature supplies, stationery, and coffee. She can be easily won over with a good sheet of stickers.
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Meowbox is the only good one on the list. Excellent customer service too!


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


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

Lacey Volk

No problem, it’s updated now!


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!


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


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!!


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!).

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

Tracy Fanous

Meowbox–paws down!

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!

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.



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


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


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.

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?


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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