Best Dog Food Storage Container (October 2019)

Being a pet owner, specifically a dog owner, calls for an arduous life what with the high maintenance pets require; for instance, something as basic as figuring out dog food can throw first time pet owners a bit of a curve ball.

Understandably so, one wants the absolute best for their furry little friend, not compromising on quality in the least. This is where the actual test comes in as the ‘figuring out what’s the best’ bit is not necessarily the easiest- quite the opposite, in all honesty. Hard as it is, once dog owners pick out ideal food options, the next step of the ladder is food storage options; because, good quality food is rather expensive to let go stale since that is neither the most cost effective idea for the owners themselves nor is it a healthy option for canines.

The process of narrowing down the ideal food storage option might not only be a little overwhelming but off-putting as well- since the options to pick from is seemingly never ending. You will most likely be found asking yourself if you should stick to the traditional plastic containers or if you should take an unconventional route and pick either steel or glass- all of which have their own pros and cons.


Traditional plastic stack on containers are most preferable because of their sturdiness and portability as opposed to glass containers. Unlike the former, however, the latter require extra care- in that, they need to be cleaned/washed more frequently; the lack of which can result in oil seeping into the container’s wall material resulting in any future food going stale and/or foul (inedible).

 Another additional hack people tend to prefer is using the original packing the food comes in on its own or the food with the original packing is put in the container to make sure the food remains edible for longer period of times. The food container, however, still needs to be washed before refilling to keep the container clean.

Lastly, you want to make sure the storage option you opt for does not stand out in comparison with the rest of your place’s theme. This is precisely why these storage containers come in all shapes, colors, sizes customizing options, and multiple other cool features. You can even pick some options out to glam up your place.

With all these storage options, however, what needs to be kept in mind for the well being of your dog is that you opt for options that are airtight, durable, portable, moisture free, sturdy, and protected from insects, bugs, and pests at all costs.

We, at Austin Barkitecture, recognize your concerns which is why we have come up with a top 5s list of the best dog food containers:

Treat your dog- literally!

Vittles Vault Airtight Container

You and your dog's best favorite!

Dog food storage container

PRICE: $$$

Rated By A​ustin

PetSafe Treat Pouch  Bag

- THE BEST -

Dog food storage container

PRICE: $$$

Rated By A​ustin

Dog Treat Pouch AMZNOVA

- THE NEXT BEST -

Dog food storage container

PRICE: $$$

Rated By A​ustin

Vittles Vault Airtight Stackable Pet Food Container

Quick Summary

Dog food storage container

Price: $SS

Rated By Austin

Have you done everything you could to get your house to stop constantly smelling like dog food and failed? Well, we might just have the perfect food container for you!

The major selling point/ feature the Vittles Vault Stackable pet food container comes with is the fact that it is air tight. This product is perfect, specifically, for dry food which already has a high shelf life but paired with the airtight sealed container, the food remains fresh for even longer periods.

Moisture aids the food going stale too quickly but the Vittles Vault helps avoid just that by entirely locking the moisture out. The unique design makes it stackable thus not taking up much space wherever you decide to put the container.

Made from High Density Polythene, these containers are sturdy, durable, and capable of withstanding the test of time. The durability of the product can be figured out from the fact that it does not shatter if dropped from heights. The product can also be kept either indoors or outdoors, ranging from garages to barns, yet the product still remains as sturdy as ever and works well not only for dog food but pet food in general. It can keep fresh not only dry dog food and/or treats but also seeds for birds as well as horse feed.

 The Vittles Vault comes in various sizes and different price ranges based on the sizes; for instance the container that holds 40 Lbs. costs about $28 whereas the container that has space for 60 Lbs. costs about $34- keeping in mind the durability and how long the product lasts, it sure is worth the money.

Because the container is made of high density polythene, it can easily be stowed away in a closet under the stairs or a pantry if you don’t want it out on the display. Normally, pet owners tend not to risk the first two stowing away options since no one wants their coats and tomatoes smelling of dog food but this container averts that risk as well.

Dog owners tend to opt for food storage options that provide easy access and the Vittles Vault does just that- all you got to do is to give the lid a quick spin and the air tight seal breaks, allowing you to access the food. It comes with a little cup, with the help of which you can reach into the container and take out the desired amount of food.

The Vittles Vault is especially perfect for people going and/or willing to go green. The plastic used in the production of the container is not only BPA free but FDA approved food grade plastic. To further ensure the owners’, their pets’ and the environment’s security, the containers are recyclable!

PROS

  • High Maneuverability 
  • Environmental Friendly
  • Easy to clean

CONS

  • Not for semi liquid/liquid foods.
  • When purchasing, the size/shape of the dog food should also be taken into account since it wouldn’t be able to hold 40Lbs. of huge bones (for the dogs).

PetSafe Treat Pouch Sport Bag 

Quick Summary

Dog food storage container

Price: $$$

Rated By Austin

If you frequent parks with your dog and need a bag where you can store both their food as well as things like a leash, a ball or frisbee, then this Pet Sport Bag is pretty great for those purposes. Surely every time you walk your dog, you do not want to feel as if you are carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders. 

Despite the bag being largely spacious (main compartment is rather roomy; (7" x 0.8" x 9 inches")) to hold in a multitude of dog toys and dog feeder, it does not feel heavy on the shoulders at all. At the front of the bag is a wide and open flap to maintain and keep a track of all your valuables like keys or a phone while you stroll about.

The material the bag’s been made with (high density non-tearable fabric) makes it easier to deal with in harsh weather conditions. Also featured is a shoulder strap that can be attached or detached at will. With the strap being long enough (about 48”), it allows the pet owner to switch it up and wear the bag in three different styles. The drawstring at the top of the bag, as opposed to the traditional zipper style secures the bag shut and prevents the edibles from falling out and creating a mess.

The bag is available in three different colors, namely black, red, and blue so you can choose whatever one suits your style and clothing color best. Last but not the least, the inner pouches and the bag itself needs to be cleaned properly and regularly. 

PROS

  • The quality of fabric allows the pouch to be cleaned easily.
  • In the interior pockets, you can place you and your dog’s water bottles/thermos-flasks depending on the day’s activities.
  • A generally high quality product that avoids wear and tear.

CONS

  • Due to rough usage, the stitching might come off.
  • The bag doesn’t offer hands free usage- one can’t always stop to rummage through the bag to pull out a certain treat.

Dog Treat Bag Pet Training Pouch AMZNOVA

Quick Summary

Dog food storage container

Price: $$$

Rated By Austin

Do you want to go hiking with your dog on a beautiful summer day? Do you also want to avoid the trouble of carrying two rucksacks for the two of you? Well, here’s the product that lowers your by a half.

With this pouch and others of the same sort, more or less, in the market, it has decreased the need to carry big bags containing everything your canine could require. Fact of the matter is, this pouch provides all the same facilities as a bag would yet it manages to avoid the ‘carrying on your back’ aspect. This pouch can be hooked to one of your belt loops after which you and your dog are good to go!

The pouch’s unique design offers sufficient space (size: 10*6*14 cm) for you to be able to fit in your dog’s food/treats as well as their toys. Once you’ve put in your dog’s favorite treats and toys to take along, you can simply pull at the adjustable drawstring, the pouch has been designed with, to close off the top. This comes in handy when you want to avoid stuff spilling out of the pouch.

This Dog Treat Bag Pet Training Pouch comes with pockets on either side- one of which dispenses and holds trash bags or poop bags while the other can be used to keep your essentials: namely, phones (under 4.5 inches), keys, ID cards etc. The pouch has also been adorned with a D-ring which works for both your keys and a whistle- with the help of which; you can train your dog outdoors.

PROS

  • The material used is durable polyester which provides not only provides sturdiness but is also washable.
  • The pouch is multipurpose.
  • Helps avoid the trouble of carrying a larger bag.

CONS

  • The pocket for phones can only accommodate phones below 4.5 inches.
  • Only selective toys can be put in the pouch- for instance, you can’t fit a beach ball inside the pouch unless you were to deflate it.

Royal Care 2Pcs Dog Treat Pouch, Silicone 

Quick Summary

Dog food storage container

Price: $$$

Rated By Austin

While looking for food containers for dogs, two aspects play a major role; which are:

  • Personal preference: Some people do not prefer nylon or plastic pouches or containers for multiple reasons (for instance, hygiene).
  • And what is best for the dog’s health and well being

The main things to look for, however, are durability, capacity, hands-free or otherwise, and whether treats and toys will fall out. Royal Care Dog Treat Pouch made out of silicone is an almost perfect all-rounder.

Firstly, due to the fact that the pouch is made out of food grade silicone, it is a safer and healthier choice for any dog owner. The pouch has elasticity which indicates capacity; it has durability and as silicone is anti-corrosion, the product is bound to last a long time.

The product indeed is easy to use, primarily due to its magnet fixtures on either side of the opening at the top. The pouch can easily be pried upon with one hand while the other hand remains free to hold toys, to throw ball etc. Also, due to the magnets, as soon as the feeding hand pulls out, they shut automatically avoiding the risk of spillovers.

Due to it being made of Silicone, it is both extremely lightweight (99.8g) and portable. The silicone pouch can be hooked to the waist belt loop and you can be on your way without having to worry about carrying large backpacks. Not only does this make evening strolls in the park easier, its easy to use properties also allow you to train your dog in the outdoors environments.

 The product is easily cleanable, what with the large opening at the top. The product arrives in two silicone pouches which, fortunately for your dog, can be used as one for wet/liquid/semi liquid foods whilst the other pouch can be used for the opposite.

PROS

  • Washable.
  • Durable.
  • Almost hands free usage.

CONS

  • Not multipurpose.
  • Can retain heat which could ruin some foods.

IRIS 3-Piece Airtight Pet Food Container Combo

Quick Summary

Dog food storage container

Price: $$$

Rated By Austin

If there are more dogs in your house than people and you have yet to find a food storage option big enough, the IRIS 3- Piece Airtight Pet Food Container Combo is the perfect pick for you.

This food storage bin has inbuilt airtight seals and snap lock latches that keep the food fresh as ever by completely locking out moisture and pests; thus, increasing the shelf life of dry dog food considerably.

The size (16.5 x 10.8 x 18.6 inches) (33 QT Storage) allows dog owners to store larger quantities of dog food if the house has more than one dog. The product additionally comes with a 12 QT storage container that stacks easily on top of the former container. Moreover, the overall package includes a scoop to measure out food easily.

These storage bins are especially perfect, if you are either someone who tends to move around more than usual or someone who likes moving things around their place for a different and look, since they come with removable wheels. You can simply remove the wheels whilst stacking the containers and easily screw them back on when it comes time to move.

The product is also made completely BPA free so it does not add as much to the degradation of the environment.

PROS

  • Easy access.
  • Mobility.
  • Snap lock latches are an extra feature that further ensures that the food remains in air tight conditions.

CONS

  • The 12QT container causes hassle when it has to be removed from the stack every time the food needs to be taken out.
  • Lifting these containers can throw you a curve ball at times.

The Verdict

Finding durable and sturdy food containers in which the food doesn't go rotten within a day or two can be a bit of a hassle. For your dogs, you also need an element of food storage whenever you take them out for a stroll in the park or around town. 

The aforementioned products cater to all those requirements in the best way possible. 

Hey, wait a minute! Before you splurge, consider this:

Think carefully of the following details (or you know, if you really need one). We don’t want you buying something that is less than perfect for you.

Your Pocket

Realistically speaking (and/or writing), finding the right food container can not only be overly time consuming but it can also weigh in, largely, on your pocket. This is exactly why you need to be sure if you see yourself using the product you decide to buy long term.

Your Abode

Once you've set out your budget for your product of choice, you also need to take into consideration the way your place is built. The containers you decide to buy should fit right in and not get in your way when you/or others move around the house. 

Your Cleaning Needs

While many of these do not require excessive cleaning but to keep them hygienic and safe, it is necessary that they be cleaned once in a while. If you are someone who hardly finds time, you should pick a container that's easy to clean.

Your Control

If you are looking for a container pouch for when you are on the go, you need to keep a hands free, multi purpose one to save you time and essentially put you in control. 

My Thoughts Point Me To…

The Dog Treat Bag Pet Training Pouch AMZNOVA

This pouch container is perfect because the material used is durable polyester which provides sturdiness and can be made use of for a long time. It also is multipurpose which saves you the trouble of carrying different things you might need, separately. For instance, if you go for a hike you can carry this pouch as opposed to multiple other smaller bags or just a big, heavy camping bag.