10 of the Best Dog Food Storage Containers 2021
Dog food Storage Containers
Need somewhere to store your dry dog food? If, like me, you have experienced problems with vermin, or spoiled dog food, you may be contemplating a better place to store your food than keeping it in the bag – especially if you buy in bulk. I grew up in the countryside and we bought 15kg sacks of dry food at a time. It’s imperative to keep it in a dry, vermin free place and yet that isn’t always easy when you live somewhere like a smallholding!
Consider what type of storage you are looking for;
- Size – what quantity of food do you buy each time?
- Location – are you storing food in a shed/barn or inside the house
- Vermin – are there known pests – rats outdoor/mice indoor?
- Humidity – dry dog food needs to be kept dry or it will spoil – you may need an airtight bin
- Appearance – is it going to be on show?! A big black bin might not be what you hoped for..
- Price – there are options available for all budgets
Back then, we resorted to large black bins which were pretty sturdy but even still, didn’t always stand up to pests. What options are available nowadays? We’ve done our research to bring a variety of options to store your dog’s dry food to preserve its shelf life and keep it as fresh and palatable as possible, at a range of sizes and prices.
I’d recommend checking the packaging of the food you buy and keeping note of any use-by dates and storage instructions (use within 2 weeks, etc..).
BEST DOG FOOD CONTAINERS
Here are ten great options for storing your dry dog food:
#1.Food Storage Container 2L
This is a small 2L BPA free plastic container with a silicone seal and clip lock lid. It has a spout for easy pouring of food and a measuring jug which acts as the lid for the spout. I think it’s a great, very handy design perfect for storing small quantities of food – so perhaps not the option for a large dog, but if you are buying in quantities of around 2kg small dog food then this is perfect.
You might even find it’s so handy you buy them for other uses too – rice and grains and other kitchen uses!
It looks good, similar to other general kitchen tupperware, and would be a great option for travelling with your dog – going away on a staycation camping for example, as food will stay dry indoors or outdoors and it’s not too bulky. A big paws up from us!
- Airtight silicone seal
- Multiple uses due to compact design and easy pouring spout
- A great option for travelling
- Holds only about 2kg of food
#2. Prime Paws 3-Piece Airtight Pet Food Storage Container with Measuring Scoop
OK, so if you need a larger option than my choice above, what about something like this 3-piece set, which comes with two sized air-tight storage boxes and a measuring scoop for easy serving? Another benefit is it comes on wheels! I could see this working well in a pantry or utility room space as it’s a mid-size storage option; the smaller box is 13L and the larger is 37.5. You could store treats or cat food on top, and larger amounts of dog food in the bottom one.
The lids have a silicone seal and snap shut, making them durable and air tight.
I think this is a fantastic option for the price, will keep your dry dog food at its optimum freshness, avoid damp and pests, meaning storage locations can be versatile. It looks functional and could have multiple uses.
- Two separate boxes which sit neatly together to store food and treats
- Storage on wheels for easy manoeuvring
- Airtight silicone seal
- Not as aesthetically pleasing as some of the larger storage containers available
#3. Dog Food and Treats Containers Set with Scoop for Dogs
Do you want to store your dog food but keep it on show? This pair of dog food storage tins would look super in a country-style kitchen or larder. You can get the tins in black, beige or grey colours so they would look fab in almost any kitchen, whilst maintaining the practicality they are made for.
The wooden lids are tight fitting to ensure freshness, and the painted steel containers are sturdy and hence built to last.
The tins come in two sizes; one for food and one for treats, and even have a measuring scoop too.
They won’t hold vast quantities of food, although my thoughts are that if you do buy food in bulk, perhaps you could store around 2kg in these bins whilst keeping the rest in a less aesthetically pleasing bin elsewhere?! And then top up every few days…
We love them and they are a great addition for any dog lovers’ kitchen.
- Style meets function; an eye catching set of containers but with practical, secure fitting lids.
- Holds smaller quantities of food (~2kg) but priced a bit on the higher side.
#4. Extra Large 110L Litre Black Plastic Rodent Proof Animal Feed/Food/Storage Bin
If you buy dry dog food in large quantities, you may be looking for a large, pest proof bin like this. This is a really heavy duty food-grade plastic bin which can have multiple uses, but with its clip on lid and lockable handle, it is a very good option for animal feeds. It’s weatherproof and durable too. The bin holds 110L and therefore will store larger quantities of food, indoors or outdoors in a shed for example. A really good option for the price, especially when you consider the amount of dog food stored and the need to preserve it for a longer amount of time.
- A good option for keeping food in outdoor sheds
- Clip on lockable lid should deter pests
- Holds very large quantities of dry dog food
- Bulky, designed for function not looks
- Some reviews have mentioned problems with the lockable lid not clipping tight
#5. Curver Love Pets Pet Food Container
Where style meets practicality; this large, hard plastic food container will hold an equally large amount of dry food, yet is easy to move around on wheels, and it has a small opening in the lid for easy access to food. The rubber seal on the lid helps to ensure the freshness of food is maintained.
I love the look of the happy pooches on the outside of the container – and can imagine it will quickly become familiar with your doggy too!
The Curver container does also come in a smaller size option which might appeal if you have a smaller dog breed to cater for.
It is a slightly higher priced option but a brand that is known for its practical household products and this container is just that.
- Holds a large quantity of dry dog food (~15kg)
- Rubber seal to help maintain freshness
- Functional but pleasing to the eye
- Quite pricey for a plastic storage bin at a bit over £50
#6. Simplehuman CW1886 30L Pet Food Bin, Brushed Stainless Steel
This sleek, ultra modern brushed stainless steel food container is a winner for its looks and ergonomic design features. The bins come in 3 sizes from 25 to 35litre capacities (a 30L bin will store approx 14-16kg of food), and have an airtight locking mechanism with silicone seal to keep food fresh and pest free. It also comes with a food scoop which magnetically attaches under the lid!
It is a slim designed bin so good for narrow spaces, and is mounted on wheels. The inner bucket is made from BPA free plastic and is removable and therefore easy to keep clean.
With a 10-year guarantee, you can be assured that you are buying a really good quality product which has been built to stand the test of time.
- Ergonomic, sleek, modern design
- Perfectly practical
- A 10-year guarantee!
- The price – our most expensive on the list (but it’s a beauty!)
#7. Retro 3PC Metal Dog Food Storage Set: Dog Food Tin, Dog Treats Tin & Serving Scoop
If you are looking for something a little quirky and retro, we saw these and instantly took a shine to them. They have a super cute pack of dogs on the front of the two handy sized containers; one for food and the smaller for treats. A metal food scoop hangs daintily from the side of the food container to make serving your dog’s dinner that bit easier.
The tins will hold about a 2kg bag of dog food so they are on the smaller side but a great design to be on display in kitchens. Full metal construction, sturdy and durable and at under £20 for the set we don’t think you’ll be disappointed.
- Lovely retro design
- Smaller size – can be kept ‘on show’ in the kitchen
- Value for money, under £20 for the set
- It doesn’t have a clip on or rubber-sealed lid for extra air-tightness
#8. Premier Housewares Storage Box With Lid Dog Food Storage Container
When I first saw this container I was almost mistaking it for my bread bin! It’s a neutral colour, great for both a modern and country style kitchen. It stores a moderate amount of food too, around 5-7kg which makes it quite a practical size.
The galvanized steel canister comes with a food scoop too, although it is rather small! Although it doesn’t have a clip lock or a sealed lid, it is snugly fitting and will certainly help to preserve the freshness of dry kibble, while deterring any little rodents!
This is a nice, smart looking container that would be a pleasing addition to anywhere it is on show.
- Subtle yet sweet eye catching design, great for kitchens
- Good size, even for larger dogs
- The food scoop is small and not very practical
#9. Kingfisher New 30L 15.5KG Pet Dry Food Container Storage
If you are simply looking for a budget friendly, entirely practical dry food storage bin that will hold a large bag of dog food – let this be it.
Made from high density polyurethane, with a clip tight lid, this super handy bin should hold around a 15kg bag of dry dog food and keep it tidy and secure from pests.
Under the lid sits a handy scoop.
- Holds a large 15kg bag of food
- Also good for storing other things like cat litter, etc
- Good choice if you want to spend less
- It isn’t the most eye catching design but serves its purpose well
#10. Simpahome 60L Extra Large Metal Vintage Retro Styled Dry Dog Food Storage Bin Container with Scoop
A step down from the huge 110L bin we’ve also looked at, this 60L capacity retro styled, slate grey steel bin is funky and functional. So unlike a regular ‘bin’ it looks good even if it’s on display, perhaps in a large pantry or utility space.
It’ll hold the largest bag of dry dog food, and has a locking lid to keep it secure.
A scoop also comes with the bin for easy serving.
- Better looking than a standard ‘bin’!
- A good size for the price – one of the cheaper units we’ve reviewed
- The handles on the bin are a little thin; caution lifting if full
There we have it; my rundown of ten great food storage options. I’ve tried to cover all bases from small to large, retro styles and modern, value for money and busting the budget!
Now you have hopefully chosen the right container, have you any thoughts on the dry food you feed your pooch? Do you ever wonder what is in your dog’s dry food?
I had a lot of questions about dog food and did my own research. The market for dog food is so diverse these days, you are spoilt for choice. But it can be tricky to navigate the minefield, so we tried to clarify some of the terms used, and bring you our top ten picks too. Have a read if you are thinking about making a change.
As we always say, please feedback if you’ve found an option for storing your dog’s food that we haven’t covered here!