The Canine Club
A doggy subscription service and other healthy, high-end goodies no pooch should be without.
You go top of the line on your fitness club, juice regimen, organic meals — all in the name of health and wellness. It only seems fair to share the love with your furry ones. Meet BarkBox, a New York-based monthly subscription service that selects luxurious treats and toys for dogs, and delivers them right to your door. "We only carry healthy items," says Matt Meeker, co-founder of BarkBox, which donates 10 percent of its proceeds to a different shelter each month. "We're not into anything processed." Meeker, proud parent to his exceptionally large Great Dane, Hugo, had a shared frustration with BarkBox's co-founders about the limited healthy toy and treat options available at general pet stores. So, the trio decided to make a change.
Meeker has sorted through an endless supply of dog treats, toys and trinkets. Here, he breaks down his ten musts for the happiest, healthiest pooch:
"It's the perfect way to spoil your pup. All of the essentials to keep you and your dog happy and healthy each month, delivered to your door."
Cardio Canine leash
"Both dogs and humans need exercise — why not do it together? Running is a great way to keep your pup in shape."
Whole Life Pet dog treats
"They're organic, healthy and made in the U.S."
"If you're playing or running outside, you should always give your dog access to fresh water."
Nina Ottosson dog puzzles
"Being a healthy dog means exercise as well as keeping the brain sharp. These puzzles are interactive and stimulating."
Ruffwear Palisades pack
"Perfect for hikes. Unlike humans, many dogs love to work! Putting a pack on a dog lets them feel like they are on a mission and you'll see a noticeable (and positive) change in their behavior because of it."
Sqwuggies by Katie's Bumpers
"This toy is durable and great for fetch on land or in water."
"Dental health is incredibly important to your dog's overall health."
Zukes Power Bones
"Like PowerBars for dogs!"
"Dogs love to swim and it's a great way to get exercise. It's also easy on the knees for senior dogs who still want to keep up."