Paw Pack Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 2015
PawPack is a monthly subscription box for dogs or cats. This is a review of the “large” dog box. (PawPack customizes your box to your dog’s size – my dog, Nyx, weighs 82 pounds (she has lost a lot of weight due to an illness). You can see Liz’s review of a past PawPack for small dogs here, although it appears they’ve revamped their subscription model a bit in the past few months.) PawPack focuses on eco-friendly, organic, and natural items for your pet.
PawPack sent us this box for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
Here’s a look inside the box. As with the last PawPack I reviewed, this was heavy on treats and light on toys.
The Subscription Box: PawPack
The Cost: $35 per month on a month-to-month plan, with better deals for longer subscriptions. Shipping is free in the continental US and $10 for Alaska, Hawaii, the UK, Canada, and Australia.
COUPON: Use coupon code msapaw to save 20% off you first box!
The Products: Full sized surprise items each month along with various samples and other goodies. Everything will always be either Eco-Friendly, Organic, or All-Natural.
Ships to: US, UK, Canada, Australia
Check out lots of great boxes for dogs in the Pet Subscription Box Directory!
There wasn’t a list of products in the box, but a card detailing some of PawPack’s charity efforts was included.
ZippyPaws Small Travel Bowl – Value $4.99
Nyx is on medication that makes her extra thirsty so we will be taking this to her vet appointments, along with a bottle of water. (This item wasn’t on the ZippyPaws website although they do have a larger bowl available there. But I did find this on Amazon.)
Off Leash Smokey Beef Grain Free Dog Treats (5.29 oz) – Value $5.99
Sadly, Nyx has recently been diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease and can’t eat any dog treats (at all). But I have no shortage of neighbors, coworkers, and family members with dogs who will enjoy these! I appreciate that they’re made in Canada and grain free.
ZippyPaws “Brainey” Lion Plush Toy – Value $7.99
Nyx loves plush toys so this was a hit. Of course she destroyed it pretty quickly, but she sure enjoyed it while she had it:
Tucker’s Chicken and Bacon Treats for Dogs from Raw Basics (1 treat) – Value $1.59
PawPack doesn’t customize boxes for dogs with allergies, but they do promise to minimize common allergens. They rarely include chicken, according to their FAQ, and they include grain-free treats and chews when possible. This is one of the few treats with chicken I’ve seen from them. It’s individually-wrapped, which is great, and made in Wisconsin.
Complete Natural Nutrition Cheese Please (1.7 oz) – Value $5.99
The website for this product shows picture of people eating these but I can’t quite bring myself to do it…The only ingredient is cheese and if you are into sharing treats with your dog, these should work pretty well.
Verdict: I calculated a value of approximately $26.55 for the August 2015 PawPack box. That’s about what the box costs per month if you buy a yearly subscription, but it’s about $10 under the price of a month-to-month subscription. I think the mix of items is good, but I really wish there had been another item or two to round out the box value. If you are really into natural, eco-friendly dog items, and can find a coupon code and/or commit to a yearly subscription, you might like PawPack. If you are looking for maximum value, however, you may want to try a different subscription.
What do you think of the August 2015 PawPack box? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?