What’s one of the things you find most tiresome about pet ownership?
If you’re anything like the team here at BarkVA, it’ll be keeping on top of dog food and kibble.
By buying a small bag at a time from the local store, you’ll end up spending much more money over time than by buying online in bulk. Not only will you get more choice and keener prices, you’ll also save the hassle of carrying your food home.
What’s the problem with keeping lots of dry dog food on hand, though?
Well, there are 3 main reasons why you should consider a storage container for your dog food:
- They keep your dog food fresher for longer: Dogs are notoriously fussy when it comes to food. Store that food improperly and there’s more chance your pooch will turn his nose up at the texture or taste of the stale kibble
- They keep pests out: Any small pests or rodents should find it impossible to access these containers. You’ll be keeping your dog safe from the bacteria and disease they can transmit
- Portable and versatile storage solution: If you have a small kitchen, why not consider storage solutions that make the most out of limited space without compromising on the amount of dog food you can store
Now you can see why you should consider a dog food storage container, what should you look out for on the buying trail?
- Materials: Plastic containers are affordable and durable. You should always check closely that it contains no BPA, though. This is toxic to dogs. You should also check that there are no other known contaminants in the plastic. Stainless steel containers are more expensive but even more durable than plastic tubs. This material won’t react with your dog’s food either. They’re easy to clean, look great, and don’t smell like plastic containers
- Airtight seal: Make sure than any dog food storage container on your list comes with a fully airtight seal. This will keep that kibble fresh for weeks on end
- Overall dimensions vs capacity: While you should check that the containers you’re considering offer you adequate storage, you should also make sure you have space in the kitchen to accommodate the container
Right, with that foundation laid, it’s time for our reviews of the best dog food storage solutions out there.
The 14 Best Dog Food Storage Containers
1. Our #1 Pick: Iris Airtight Pet Food Container
- 12 and 33 quarts
- 5 x 10.8 x 18.6 inches
Our favorite dog food storage container of all the solutions we review today comes from Iris, so what do you get for your money?
This plastic set comes with a wide choice of colored accents to brighten up your kitchen.
The 3-piece set is composed of a pair of containers, one with a 12-quart capacity and the other holding 33 quarts of your dog’s favorite food. To put that into perspective, this gives you the ability to store up to 10 pounds of food in the smaller container, and up to 25 pounds in the larger container. The smaller tub stacks neatly on top of the larger one saving space in a crowded kitchen.
Now, dog food is heavy, and Iris kit this container out with casters so you can easily move it around without straining yourself.
With a scoop thrown in, you can easily measure out your pup’s food at dinner time without needing any third-party equipment.
For a great all-rounder from a brand you can trust, you can’t beat these dog food storage containers from Iris.
2. Gamma2 Vittles Vault Food Storage Container
- 40 pounds
- HDPE Plastic
- 12 x 12 x 16.8 inches
Gamma2’s Vittles Vault line is comprised of some powerful pet food storage solutions that won’t break the bank.
This container is spacious enough to accommodate 40 pounds of dry dog food making it a smooth fit for larger breeds and hungry canines.
An innovative sealing system keeps all moisture away from your dog food, and should also keep pests away. We should say that, like with many of these dog food containers, you’ll find some customers complaining about ants making their way inside the container.
If this specific container doesn’t seem like the right fit, choose from many other configurations to suit.
This company patented its first airtight container in the US back in 1989, and it’s been producing great storage solutions ever since. Buy into all that brand heritage at a pocket-friendly price: what’s not to love?
3. Buddeez Plastic Pet Food Storage Container
- 32 quarts
- 19 x 10 x 20 inches
Buddeez makes some great pet food storage containers, and this 32-quart unit is slimline and space-saving, yet gives you enough capacity for over 20 pounds of kibble.
The robust plastic build ensures you don’t need to handle this container with caution. It’s also free of BPA so you won’t have any niggling concerns about contaminants leeching into your dog’s food.
The lid flips up and the spout is designed to streamline pouring. Every element of this container is intelligently designed and well-engineered. The sole proviso to that is the lack of holding mechanism on the scoop lid.
As with many brands producing pet food storage containers, you can explore the Buddeez range for plenty of larger and smaller tubs if this doesn’t make the most appropriate fit for your furball.
Stackable, durable, and available in just about any size you need, see how you get on with Buddeez and let us know here at BarkVA.
4. Gamma2 Vittles Vault Pet Food Container
- 50 pounds
- 14 x 14 x 20 inches
Next up in our collection of the best dog food storage containers comes another entry from Gamma2’s Vittles Vault line. This container is large enough to store up to 50 pounds of dry dog food. This makes it a great choice if you have several dogs at home, or you own larger breeds that plough through bag after bag of food.
The patented airtight system keeps the oxygen away from your dog food as well as water and any other pests. A few disgruntled customers have reported ants getting into their containers, so think carefully about placement if you have a problem with pests at home.
The HDPE plastic is free of phthalates and BPA so your furball is in safe hands.
Gamma2 has been making completely airtight containers like this for decades, so why not place your trust in an industry expert? Keep your dog’s food fresher for longer.
5. IRIS Airtight Pet Food Storage Container
- 67 quarts
- 3 x 14.8 x 25.3 inches
Next up in our search for the best dog food containers come another entry from the inimitable Iris. How does this unit shape up, then?
When your package arrives, you’ll find some casters inside the container. These slot easily underneath allowing you to wheel your food around rather than straining your back.
The airtight bin provides the ideal environment for storing your kibble and treats. You can put up to 55 pounds of dry food inside making this a smooth fit for owners of large dogs.
The only real gripe we could unearth with this container was a few isolated complaints about the smell of dog food getting out and making the kitchen smell.
If you want a compact, hygienic, and mobile solution to dog food storage, we’d strongly suggest checking out Iris’s line.
6. Seed Dispenser by Buddeez
- 16 quarts
- 5 x 7.75 x 16.5 inches
Now, while this container from Buddeez is marketed as a seed dispenser, it also works equally well if you need to store dog food.
The plastic container is made in the USA and free of BPA and all other contaminants that might be toxic to your hound. This bin should cope well outdoors if you don’t have space to accommodate it inside your home. It’s fully weatherproofed and you won’t find any water getting inside the airtight unit.
You can easily serve your dog food at meal time, too. A handle on the side makes it easy to lift this thing, and the spout is thoughtfully designed so you won’t end up with kibble all over the floor or the kitchen counter.
This container is priced firmly in budget territory, and as you would expect, you need to make some sacrifices with cheaper products. In this case, the build quality could certainly be enhanced. There’s a flimsiness to this container that doesn’t inspire confidence it will last for years. As a short-term solution to dog food storage, though, it’s well worth a place on your shortlist.
7. Tiovery Pet Food Storage Container
- 5 pounds
- 7 x 3.15 x 11.8 inches
Tiovery brings you a highly effective and compact dog food storage container priced in budget territory, so what do you get for your money?
Well, this is ideal for smaller dogs and gives you enough space for 3.5 pounds of dry dog food or kibble.
The container is made from plastic with no BPA, no phthalates, and no other toxins harmful to your pooch.
4 buckles serve to seal the lid tight and your dog food with stay fresher for longer.
There’s a spout to make serving your food super-simple, and there’s also a measuring cup so you can precisely portion your pup’s food and treats.
Not only is this dog food storage container extremely cheap, but you’ll also benefit from a 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not completely happy, request a replacement or a refund with no questions asked. What more can you ask for at this price point?
8. IRIS Pet Food Container
- 2 x 2 quart bowls
- Stainless steel
- 5 x 14.2 x 15 inches
We have another great container from Iris up next in the form of this nifty elevated feeder.
Choose from small, medium, or large to suit the size of your pup. This version is the large which means you get a pair of removable bowls, each with 2-quart capacity. The bowls are stainless steel meaning they are easy to clean and won’t ever tarnish or rust. The storage container itself will house up to 47 pounds of food giving you plenty of freedom for maneuver.
If you have a large dog at home or several smaller dogs and the need to keep lots of dry food on hand, the proper storage is essential if you don’t want your house reeking of dog food.
The seal is airtight, too, so you won’t find your dog food going stale even if you store it for several weeks. The snap locks should also help to keep any small pests like ants out of your stash of dog kibble.
Despite the generous capacity, the overall dimensions of this container are space-saving making it a neat fit for smaller kitchens.
9. Bergan Smart Storage Container
- 50 pounds
- 19 x 19.6 x 18.5 inches
When you’re hunting for the best dog food storage containers, you’ll come across plenty of options from Bergan.
This smart storage system gives you adequate room for 50 pounds of food so you should be catered for even if you have several dogs or larger breeds. If this size doesn’t suit, check out one of the other models.
The long-lasting plastic is free of BPA so you don’t need to worry about any contaminants making their way into your pup’s food and treats.
As you’d expect from a storage bin of this capacity, the container is quite bulky and reasonably heavy, too. In return, you’ll get enough room for several bags of Fido’s favorite.
If you need to use more than one Bergan container, these units stack neatly one on top of the other to save space in your busy kitchen.
You get a spacious opening on top of the container so you won’t be fiddling around when it’s time to serve up food.
Bergan’s dog food storage container is one of the most durable and versatile on the market. Check one out and see what you think.
10. Richell Pet Stuff Tower
- 8 pounds
- 12 x 9 x 15 inches
If you live in an apartment or you have a cramped kitchen, there are plenty of innovative storage solutions to help you store your dog food without overtaking the space. Richell’s pet stuff tower gives you a large and spacious container ideal for servicing several pets.
Each of the food bins holds 8 pounds of dry dog food. This might not be enough if you have larger breeds, but should be fit for most other purposes.
A food scoop comes bundled with a 1.5-cup capacity saving you time when you’re playing waiter.
You access the bottom bin using the foot pedal while the top bin slides easily out.
As any dog owners knows, the accessories you need for your pup are endless. Hooks on the side of this container are ideal for keeping leashes, collars, and anything else you need close at hand.
We would like to see the quality of the lids improved, but in all other respects this is an outstanding dog food storage container from a brand you can trust.
11. Bergan Stack-and-Store Stackable Storage
- 9 gallons
- 25 x 12.5 x 15 inches
As we near the end of our dog food storage container reviews, we have yet another entry from the always-reliable Bergan.
This is a 9-gallon stackable unit and the smallest of a trio of offerings from this brand. If you have a small dog, this is one of the best options out there.
The two-tone design of this container means it won’t look like an eyesore if you need to keep it in the kitchen.
Build quality and finish are impressive as you would fully expect from Bergan.
You could use this to store a range of pet supplies if you already have your food storage catered for. Whatever you choose to pop inside, this is a versatile addition to any dog owner’s arsenal.
The bulk of user testimony is overwhelmingly positive. The few gripes we could find about this container concern some reported warping of the unit if overfilled. We would suggest buying one of the larger containers in the range if you’re in any element of doubt.
12. Morezi Dog Treat and Food Storage Tin
- 33 quarts
- 16 x 7 x 9 inches
Not everyone is looking for a huge dog food storage container. Whether you live in an apartment, or you have a small dog who doesn’t eat that much, why not consider this compact gem from Morezi?
The metal tins come in black, white, or gray. You can choose whether you want them emblazoned with Dog Food or Cat Food as well giving you even more flexibility.
The large tin is designed to hold around 5 pounds of dry kibble. If you feel this won’t be sufficient for your needs, we’d suggest some of the beefier containers on our shortlist.
Thoughtfully designed carrying handles will make your life easier, and there’s also a serving scoop included so you won’t need to go dashing to the pet store.
The tins are super-simple to keep clean as well giving you everything you need and nothing you don’t with another home run from Morezi.
13. Behrens Dry Storage Can
- 10 gallons
- Galvanized steel
- 18 x 17 x 16 inches
If you have inquisitive kids and pets at home, you’ll want secure storage for your dog food. This lockable can from Behrens is constructed from galvanized steel and should keep prying hands and snouts away.
Whether you want to store dog food, pet seed, or even grass seed, this container will make a great ally in any garden shed or kitchen. It’s a multipurpose and secure tub.
The 10-gallon capacity gives you ample room for 50 pounds of dry dog food or kibble so you should be safe even if you have large and hungry dogs. The more food you can keep in store, the less hassle you’ll encounter with day-to-day feeding. Buying your food online is a great way to capitalize on discounts while avoiding the grief of carrying large, bulky bags of food.
While you’ll enjoy this excellent capacity, the overall dimensions are quite space-saving at just 18 x 17 x 16 inches. Road test this container and you won’t look back.
14. Bergan Wall-Mounted Pet Food Dispenser
- 40 pounds
- 75 x 11.25 x 26.1 inches
We’ve saved the best for last with this wall-mounted pet food dispenser from the ever-reliable Bergan. Although this container certainly isn’t cheap, if you act quickly, you can benefit from a significant discount.
You can pile up to 40 pounds of dry dog food inside this dispenser meaning it’s a great choice if you need to keep lots of food on hand for hungry hounds.
All you need to do at meal time is yank on the handle and the kibble comes tumbling out.
The completely sealed nature of this unit should keep all pests away, as well as an oxygen or water that would interfere with dry dog food.
Given the oversized storage capacity, this dispenser makes a good call if you have multiple pets and need to feed them at the same time without too much hassle.
You get a mounting template and all hardware bundled, so what are you waiting for?
Well, hopefully you now have a clear overview of all the best dog food storage containers.
Choosing the right storage solution for dog food isn’t the most challenging of buying decisions you’ll face as a pet owner, but you should nevertheless take the time to think closely about your needs. Blundering is a quick route to buying a container that’s the wrong size for your needs.
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