Pet Food Storage Out in the Open

Pet Food Storage Out in the Open

Jessica Tata
Mar 16, 2009

We're on the hunt for a sensible dog food storage container that's not an eyesore. Having lived in numerous homes without ample cabinet space, we find that it is not that easy to find a well designed container for a 10 pound bag of food! Here are some ideas for ways to integrate your pet's kitchen needs with your own…

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The above stainless steel bucket and lid solution from is a pretty unobtrusive option. It has a sleeker exterior than the downright utilitarian options we readily find at pet stores. This could tuck easily into a corner of the home without offending one's design sensibilities.

Orvis offers this dog food hamper, which conceals a 20-pound bag of dog food. It provides a useable surface on top, which makes it more than just an odd container in the way. We like this option in black.

We like idea of a dog food hamper but wanted to find a more contemporary option, and found a few at the Home Decorators website. While this is a traditional clothing hamper, it doesn't seem like a far stretch to fit it for a bag of dog food! For those with dogs and cats, get the double-sided option—or use the other side for your pet's other treats and supplies.

Why not use this sleek simplehuman Butterfly Step-On Can from the Container Store for dog food? It has a fairly airtight seal (to keep odor out, or in this case, freshness in) and has a lift-out pail for easy cleaning. Fill this with your dog's food and keep a stainless scoop inside for easy access for feeding time.

If you live in a very humid area or have a specific pest control problem, you may have to vie for the most airtight solution, limiting you to the less designer options. At West Coast Pet Supply at least you can get one in teal!

These options are the best design options we've found for pet food storage out in the open. They make good options if you don't have the storage space to hide your pet food, or if you like the idea of easy daily access. Has anyone come up with other creative food storage solutions for their pet?

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