PetPack Dog Subscription Box Review + Coupon – June 2016
PetPack is a monthly subscription box for dogs or cats. Expect to receive treats, toys, and other useful supplies. If you choose a six-month subscription, you can customize your box to suit your pet’s needs (heavy chewer, no toys, etc.). PetPack donates 10% of their proceeds to shelters, rescues, and pet organizations.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: PetPack (for dogs)
The Cost: $29 + $5 shipping to the use and $10 shipping to Canada; save with longer subscriptions
COUPON: Use code MSA2016 to save 10% off your first box!
The Products: 4-5 full-sized products chosen to make your pet happy and healthy
Ships to: US ($5) and Canada ($10)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The box included an information card with a list of items and a monthly message.
Dog Owners Outdoor Gear: The Sticks “Woody” – Value $12.99
This is supposed to be a fetching stick, NOT a chew toy. You try telling that to Nyx. (She can’t fetch stuff anyway – she can’t be off leash because she’s immune suppressed, can’t get vaccinated due to health conditions, and has a tendency to tear ligaments in her knees due to genetics and her medications.) Within 30 seconds she had bitten off a piece of this and swallowed it. (It was a small piece and it will pass through. But still.)
Exclusively Dog S’Mores Flavor Sandwich Cremes Dog Treats (8 oz) – Value $4.85
This is s’mores month for subscription boxes. I’ve gotten a s’mores flavor protein bar, a s’mores dog toy in Barkbox, a s’mores cat toy (review upcoming), and now these. Anyway, the first ingredient in these is wheat so I can’t give them to Nyx. They are also kind of high in sugar, but they are kosher.
Petkin To-Go Pak Pawwipes with Balm Protectant (20 wipes, orange scent) – Value $2
These are for cleaning your pet’s paws after coming indoors. They are supposed to help keep dirt and stuff from your carpet and also be soothing to your pet’s feet. Nyx does track a lot of dirt in the house so we will give them a try (it looks like there is a massive thunderstorm brewing at the moment so there will be lots of mud for her to walk through later…).
Powerbark Dog Food Bar (4 oz) – Value $4.39
These are vegetarian and wheat, corn, and soy free. They can be used interchangeably with regular dog food (they have pea protein and lots of fiber). These are probably OK for feeding smaller dogs (if you can break them up) but not really economical to feed a larger dog. Nyx, for example, if she could eat them, would need 6 bars a day based on her weight. A package of 12 bars is $48 though, so that would be $24 a day! (I already have to spend $14 a day on her prescription food and did not know there was a more expensive food option out there…) I think these would be best for travel for a couple of days at most.
Nyx had fun with this for all of one minute before we had to take it away…
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $24.23 for the June 2016 PetPack for dogs. That is almost $10 under the price of the box plus shipping. Although I appreciated the exposure to some new brands (including things that are readily available for re-purchase if your dog enjoys them), I thought the toy was a possible hazard and I was disappointed by the overall value. This box really needs a second toy or something to increase the value.
What do you think of the June 2016 PetPack? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?