Paw Pack Subscription Box Review + Coupon – September 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!
The information card had a list of products in the box on one side and some information about this month’s charity effort on the other. (Sorry it’s hard to read the card in the photos.) This month is all about supporting special needs pets. Most of my pets have chronic medical conditions, so while I didn’t seek out special needs pets to take care of, I sure ended up with a lot of them.
The Natural Dog Company Curly Bully Stick (5”) – Value $3 (?)
This company requires you to sign up for an account and log in to even see prices in their store, and their name is just generic enough to be had to find their products elsewhere, so I am estimating the value based on similar items I found online.
I got another one of these in the September Surprise My Pet box (different brand). Because of Nyx’s dietary issues, I’ll be passing this along to my parents’ dogs. Now I have two to give them, so they won’t have to share. By the way, these are made in South America (not China), which is nice.
Whole Life Freeze Dried Beef Liver (1 oz) – Value $3.79
I know I linked to cat treats, but that is just a label – this company makes a whole line of freeze-dried pet treats that can be used for either dogs or cats. They just pring “dog treats” on some, “cat treats” on others, and “pet treats” on still others. They’re essentially identical other than the package size. Since Nyx can’t have these, I’m giving them to my cats, one of whom prefers beef to just about anything else. These are sourced and made in the USA.
Zippy Paws “Pile o’ Poo” Emoji Plush – Value $6.99
I kid you not, I opened the box containing this toy on the same day that Nyx had a very, very bad IBD-related accident in the house. I spent 45 minutes cleaning up “piles o’ poo” (and some other stuff) from the rug. (We have adjusted her medication and she is doing OK again.) So I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry when I saw this.
Nyx liked it a lot, though, as you can see. It lasted her about 15 minutes which is pretty good for a plush.
Max Bone Bogi Hippo Rope Toy – Value $16
This was hard to photograph because of the shape, so I included two photos. This toy is eco friendly and made from poly cotton and it seems like a great idea. Only Nyx has this uncanny ability to find the weak spot in any toy and exploit it. She had started unraveling the tail in two minutes flat and I had to take it away from her.
Wet Noses Crunchy Kale dog treats (size ?) – Value $4 (?)
These are grain free and actually, they don’t have any meat either (so no potential IBD triggers). They’re mostly pea flour and pumpkin with a little kale. I am going to ask my vet but there is a good chance Nyx can actually have these, which I am sure will excite her to no end. (Crossing my fingers.) I love seeing treats in subscription boxes that are suitable for pets with allergies and food sensitivities. If these end up working, I will totally buy more. And they have a couple of other flavors, too!
Verdict: I calculated a value of approximately $33.78 for the September 2015 PawPack box. That is a big improvement over last month’s value and is nearly equal to the $35/month price, although I’m thinking the price of the hippo toy was a little high considering it wasn’t very durable. The treats were a little more appropriate for my pets this month, too. I’m glad to see the higher value this month and I hope the trend continues.
What do you think of the September 2015 PawPack box? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?