Free Dog Food Samples & Other Free Pet Samples for Your Furbaby
Looking for free dog food samples for your furbaby?
Or maybe some free cat treats for your fluffy princess?
Pet parents love to test and try different free pet samples because let's face it - our four-legged kids can't talk, so it can be a bit hard to tell what they like sometimes.
So before commiting to that giant bag of kibble or that fancy new clumping litter that's sure to work, find yourself a free sample and run it by "the boss" first.
Free Pet Samples
You're in luck! Free pet samples are some of the most common free samples available online.
Along with free makeup samples, birthday freebies, and free baby samples, you can find free samples of popular pet products on the freebie scene from brands like Purina, Royal Canin, and Petsmart.
The one question remains - where to find them fast before they run out?
Where to Find Free Pet Samples
Both big name brands and smaller pet supply companies offer free pet samples online and in-stores that are yours for the taking.
Keep reading to find out where you can grab the most popular freebies for cats and dogs.
Free Dog Food Samples:
- Purina: they pretty much always have a free dog food sample offer or at least a discount. Their latest is a 28-day challenge where you get a discounted bag of Purina ONE.
- PetOnly.ca: A simple online pet store that lets you order a large variety of higher-quality pet food samples, BUT you do have to pay for shipping on orders below $79.00.
- Simply The Best: For 2019 they're giving away a sample of their new flavour, chicken and butternut squash.
- PawPairings: Now we've seen it all - seasoning for dog food! Request a free sample to be delivered to your door, you only have to pay $2.95 for shipping.
- CANIDAE: Fill out a quick form to get your free sample of CANIDAE dog food. None available right now? You'll still get a $5 coupon.
- Skinner's: Known for their premium dog food ingredients, Skinner's will send you a customized free sample of their new line of Field and Trial dog food (only open to UK residents).
- Little Chompers: Email their team with your dog breed and address and they'll ship you a free premium dog food sample (you don't have to pay shipping if you live in mainland UK).
- Black Hawk: Test your dog's favourite flavour for free! There are 11 to pick from, just fill out the form and wait for your free dog food sample in the mail.
Free Cat Food Samples:
- Purina: Definitely the go-to free pet sample company, Purina is currently offering free samples of their new line of Fancy Feast Creamy Delights cat food. They also have their on-going 21 day program where you'll receive a free 150g dry food sample when you sign up.
- Friskies: It's not a free sample, but Friskies offers coupons for their cat food often - currently you can save $2.00 on any wet food purchase and BOGO on their new line of Lil' Soups wet food.
- PetOnly.ca: Yup, they have cat food samples too! But remember you do have to pay shipping unless it's an order over $79.00.
- CANIDAE: that's right, they do cat food too! Put your name on the list for a free sample and in the meantime you'll get a $5 off coupon.
- Pets1st: Fill out a detailed form and they'll send your cat (or dog) a "free lunch". Too cute!
- Cat Chow My Perks: This is one of Purina's loyalty programs where you can collect points and redeem them for cat-related freebies and products (you'll get 10,000 points for signing up!)
- Multi Menu: There are a lot of restrictions, but if you are a new customer, live in Canada, and they have a franchise in your area, then you can apply for a free cat (or dog) food sample from Multi Menu. Be aware it will be delivered by a rep who will give you the sales pitch.
Free Pet Treat Samples:
Pet treats are also common free pet samples available online, for both cats and dogs. Like with the free dog food samples, you'll probably get a small package sent right to your address. Due to smaller products and packaging, these are easier to ship.
- Free Happy Dog Tasty Sticks: Answer a quick survey of dog-related questions and you'll get a free sample of Happy Dog Tasty Sticks, a UK-based company (while supplies last.)
- Ageless Paws free treat samples: Pay $3.99 for shipping and you'll get a free 0.3oz bag of treats - choose from Wild Salmon, Bison, Turkey Heart, and Chicken Breast.
- Blue Buffalo: It's not a free sample, but Blue Buffalo will mail you a $1 off coupon so you can compare their dog treats with top competitiors, like Milk Bones.
Other Free Pet Samples:
Most free pet samples available are for dogs and cats, but sometimes you might find free bird food, small animal food samples, grooming kits, and other free stuff for pets.
- Free Skout's Honor Grooming Kit: You can request a free probiotic grooming kit sample, but there are only a certain amount each month so you may have to wait on the list for a bit (only available in the US).
- Free WizSmart Training Pads: You can sign up for a free puppy training pad sample, they give out a limited quantity every week (if you don't make the cut off, you still get a 25% off coupon).
- Petco: Petco Pals is the loyalty program for the popular pet store. While they don't directly send free samples, you can get points to exchange for free items (plus access to other discounts and freebies, like a free nail trim for your pet).
- BarkBox: This is a paid subscription box for your doggos, but they often have promotions that coincide with holidays (like national dog day) where they offer their subscriptions for $5.00 or an equivalent discounted rate. Dogs love their toys and treats!
- Free Vet Exam from Banfield: Get your furry friend checked out for free at a Banfield location near you - just print the voucher and bring it with you!
- Free dog toys: These ones are harder to come by as they are more expensive. BUT one way you can get access to free dog toys is by becoming a toy tester. Sites like Tough Dog Tested will send free products to you and your pup to try out. There are several sites like this, but some are not actively accepting new testers so you have to check it out.
How Do I Get My Free Pet Samples?
- Pet companies will typically send mailed samples of their food right to your house, so you will need to provide an address (and potentially pay for shipping for full-size product samples).
- The company may send a small sampler pack of their flavours or even a free full-size can of food.
- For example, Purina is known to mail individual samples of their Purina cat food and dog treats. These are the best because you just need to fill out the form and await your free stuff by mail! No pick up, no surveys, just a sample.
- Whether big or small, pet supply companies are always trying to get consumers to switch to their food and are happy to offer samples to convince you. We believe try before you buy is always best, especially when it comes to our finicky furry friends!
Where Can I Find More Free Samples?
Did you know that we give out free pet samples as part of our Freebies Exclusive Giveaways?
- We add new gift card prize draws and free sample giveaways to the site every day!
- Keep your eyes open for pet freebies like a PetSmart gift card, free puppy training pads, and product prize packs.
- Next time you see one posted, enter by using the ballots you earn on the site.
Our Freebies Team is always on the lookout for the best, newest, and most legitimate free pet samples for our members to enjoy. We vet (no pun intended!) and verify every single one of the offers that we post so you can rest easy knowing you’re getting great quality freebies.
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