Pupjoy Dog Subscription Box Review + Coupon – January 2016
Pupjoy is a fully customizable subscription box for dogs. Treats are made in the US, often from smaller or artisan producers. You can select a box for one or multiple dogs, a box containing treats only, toys and accessories only or all three categories of items. Other choices include grain free, protein sensitive, and organic, toy preferences, and dog size. This is a review of the toys, treats, and accessories option, with grain free treats and “inquisitive” selected for toys (that is, designed for dogs who destroy soft toys). Dog size selected was “large,” which is 50-100 pounds.
Pupjoy sent us this box for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Pupjoy
The Cost: $44 (save with longer subscriptions)
COUPON: Get a coupon for $10 off your order when you sign up for the PupJoy mailing list!
The Products: Toys, treats, and accessories customized for your pet’s needs and preferences
Ships to: US (free), and lots of other countries listed on the checkout page (contact Pupjoy for shipping costs outside the US)
Check out lots of great boxes for dogs in the Pet Subscription Box Directory!
There’s not a traditional information card, but this card tells you where to find information on the included items. There’s also a photo contest and an online shop, plus a loyalty program.
Dura Fused Canvas Fish – Value $10.40
This is pretty durable everywhere but where the canvas part meets whatever the fuzzy mouth stuff is – Nyx found that in mere minutes and was pulling stuffing out. She liked it, but it would’ve been better if it had a closed mouth.
FouFou Dog Stuffless Snowman – Value $7.99
I don’t think this is a current product offering because I was having trouble finding it online, so I based the value on other FouFou Dog toys. This doesn’t have stuffing, which is awesome. Nyx has gotten a lot of boxes lately so I am saving this for another time. But I know she will (1) love it and (2) destroy it.
These are organic and non-GMO in addition to being grain free (the bulk is provided by buckwheat flour, which is pretty common in grain free dog treats). They have chia seeds and are supposed to reduce allergy symptoms and boost the immune system. (Chia seeds are a source of omega-3 fatty acids.)
These are vegan dog treats with buckwheat flour and kelp (among other ingredients). I would not feed a dog a vegan diet in most cases, but I am going to see how Nyx responds to these treats – her IBD means we have to avoid most non-hydrolyzed animal proteins, and since this doesn’t have any animal proteins (or grain), it is the perfect sort of treat for her.
Ewegurt Lemongrass Shampoo Bar – Value $5
Normally I would be thrilled to get something relating to dog washing. But, Nyx gets sprayed with a citronella from a collar when she is bad (for example, eating inappropriate items outside). So if I try to wash her with something lemongrass-scented, she will wonder what she did wrong. I’ll pass this along to another dog owner.
Here is Nyx trying to pull the fin off the fish toy.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $42.42 for the January Pupjoy Box. This is very close to the cost of the box, so it’s not the highest box out there in terms of absolute value. However, the customizability is definitely worth something. Nyx has some really strict dietary needs due to her IBD, and the treats that were included could actually work for her. That is a rarity in dog boxes, and we’ve tried a lot of them! Plus, I like that you get to select toy types, whether to get treats at all, etc. (You can even select a delivery frequency other than monthly.) If your dog is particular about toys or has allergies, this box has a lot to offer.
What do you think of the January 2016 Pupjoy? Do you subscribe to any dog boxes?