The Best Dog Food Containers
Keep your pet's food fresh and free from pests with a high-quality dog food storage container.
Our Top Dog Food Container Picks
- Best Overall: Gamma2 Vittles Vault Plus Pet Food Storage
- Best With Wheels: IRIS Airtight Pet Food Storage Container
- Best Stackable: Gamma2 Vittles Vault Stackable Pet Food Storage
- Best Airtight Seal: simplehuman Pet Food Can
- Best Budget: Van Ness Pet Food Storage Container
- Best Bowls With Storage: IRIS Elevated Pet Feeder With Airtight Food Storage
- Best for Travel: Kurgo Kibble Carrier
Dog food bags are notoriously bulky and difficult to close and store on their own. That’s where a great dog food storage container comes into play. Keeping your pet’s food properly stored will keep out pests and help maintain the food’s nutritional value while keeping it fresh for longer. According to the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, you should “store pet food and treats in the original container or bag. This allows you to have the UPC code, lot number, brand and manufacturer, and 'best by' date easily available in case of a product defect or recall.” And if you do pour the food into a storage container, make sure it's clean, dry and comes with an airtight lid — and don't forget to wash the container between bags of kibble. Whether you choose to pour the food in a container or store it in the bag, there are a few important things to consider before purchasing a new pet food storage container.
How to Choose the Right Dog Food Storage Container
Materials: While plastic is the most popular choice, look for a plastic container that’s BPA-free and void of any other plastic contaminants, as those can be harmful to your pet. Another option is stainless steel, which is extremely durable and easy to keep clean.
Airtight Seal: Keep your pet’s food fresh, dry and free from pests with a container that features an airtight seal. (All of our picks below come with an exceptional airtight seal.)
Capacity: Make sure the storage container is big enough to hold your pet’s food. Larger dogs will require a larger pet food container, while smaller dogs can get away with a much smaller capacity. You’ll also want to make sure you have the proper space in your home, kitchen or pantry to store this container.
Shop our top pet food container picks in the links below.
Pet parents swear by Gamma2’s Vittles Vault and for good reason. It’s made of heavy-duty food-grade plastic and features an easy-open lid and airtight “vault” to ensure food’s freshness and keep pests out. The space-efficient design is easy to store and comes in four sizes for every pup — 15, 20, 25 and 35 pounds. Plus, we love the stylish granite stone finish and neutral hue. It even comes with a free measuring cup for precision feeding.
While all of our picks feature an essential airtight seal, this IRIS Food Storage Container comes packed with features beyond the seal of freshness. I, myself, use this food storage container for my own pup. I love that it features a snap-lock lid, transparent sides so I can gauge when it’s time to restock kibble and free-wheeling casters so it’s easy to move from the pantry to the food bowl. The complete containment system includes a 25-pound container, a 10-pound container (great for treats, waste bags and more) and a two-cup food scoop. The two containers stack and come in seven hues, from black and gray to blue and pink, to match your space.
Gamma2 Vittles Vault gets our top pick again for the Best Stackable option. Just like our Best Overall pick, this Vittles Vault is made of heavy-duty, durable plastic in a stackable design for easy, efficient storing both inside and out. It comes in two sizes — 40- and 60-pound capacities — and features the same Gamma2 wide, screw lid opening and airtight seal.
We swear by simplehuman’s trash can, but did you know they have dog food storage containers, too? This beautiful pet food can comes in three sizes — 27-, 32- and 40-pound capacities — with a sleek, stainless-steel finish. A silicone gasket forms an airtight seal so food stays fresh, while a lock-tight handle keeps pets out. It even comes with a handy scoop that magnetically attaches under the lid, making mealtime a breeze. The food-safe, BPA-free inner bucket is removable for easy cleaning, too.
Need a small, budget-friendly pet food storage container? Try the Van Ness Food Container for less than $15. It features a 10-pound food storage capacity and a fresh-tight seal to ensure your pet's food will stay fresh longer, reducing spoilage due to pests and humidity.
Want to keep your pup’s kibble as close to their bowls as possible (while also keeping them out)? Try the IRIS Elevated Feeder With Food Storage. This elevated feeder will help reduce neck strain and improve your pet’s digestion. It incorporates a convenient food storage container underneath two stainless-steel food and water bowls with an airtight seal and snap-tight latch. Essentially, it’s a storage and feeding solution all in one!
The Kurgo Kibble Carrier is perfect for short-term travel adventures, like road trips, camping and hiking. It can store up to five pounds of dry food and packs down to maximize storage space with a roll-down top and hex-weave material to keep food fresh. Zippered side pockets are perfect for containing treats and waste bags. We also love that it’s made from safe materials and is PVC-free and includes a food-safe PEVA liner.