Blockhead Box Dog Subscription Box Review + Coupon– Jul 2016
Blockhead Box is a new subscription box from Fight4Them, which is an organization of dog lovers and combat athletes working to prevent dog fighting and animal cruelty. Expect chews, toys, and treats for your dog as well as clothing and other gear for dog owners. And feel good knowing that a portion of all proceeds to charities, rescues, and humane law enforcement! Toys and chews are designed especially for bully breeds and heavy chewers and this is their very first box.
My dog, Nyx, is a Rottweiler, so according to some lists (and insurance companies), she is a bully breed. When I lived in my condo, her best friends were bully breeds. And there have been lots of bully breeds in my family in the past including boxers, English bulldogs, and a Bull Mastiff, so this box was definitely of interest to me both in terms of products and the causes it supports.
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: Blockhead Box
The Cost: $35.95 month-to-month, or save with longer subscriptions
COUPON: Use code FIRSTBOX20 to save 20% off your first box!
The Products: Treats, chews, and toys for your dog and gear like t-shirts for you. Choose your shirt size and your dog size (5-29 pounds, 30-64 pounds, and 65+ pounds) at sign up. This is a review of the large dog box. Nyx weighs about 83 pounds right now.
Ships to: US (free); there are a lot of other countries in the drop-down list at checkout so contact them if you are interested in non-US shipping
Check out lots of great boxes for dogs in the Pet Subscription Box Directory and make sure to add Blockhead Box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The box came with this information card. There was also a legal disclaimer, which is something I haven’t seen before, but not necessarily a bad idea – and a good reminder that you need to pay careful attention to your dog when he or she has any new toy!
There was also a card with more information on the FurBridge charity.
Orbee-Tuff Diamond Plate Double Tuff with Treat Spot from Planet Dog (large, silver) – Value $16.95
This has a similar principle to the original KONG but the material is slightly different. It is supposed to be mint-scented (did not try to sniff it) and it is also supposed to bounce, although we played with it on carpet. It has a hole in the bottom so I put some of Nyx’s food in there (she has to eat wet food) and she had a good old time licking it out.
Yak-9 Dog Chew (8 oz, for dogs up to 150 lbs) – Value $20
This is 100% hard yak cheese. And whew, does it have a smell. Nyx was trying to get into this box even before I opened it. This has no cow’s milk, no added preservatives, and no GMOs and is supposed to be safe for dogs with allergies. I think I will let Nyx chew on this for awhile and see how she does with it. If it doesn’t aggravate her IBD, I would totally buy more of them at 20 bucks a pop.
Blockhead Box T-Shirt – Value $15?
This style is not available in the Fight4Them store, so I don’t really know how to value it. But, I do need some new t-shirts as mine are not in the greatest shape (many are 15+ years old…).
Air Popped Dogkorn, Bacon Flavor (2 oz) – Value $3.49
I don’t see this bacon flavor in the Dogkorn Etsy shop, but that is how much they are selling the other flavors for. This is 100% whole grain and is air popped (thus has no added fat). It is a good source of fiber, as well, and may be helpful as a low-calorie treat for dogs who need to lose weight.
These are made with locally (in California) grown sweet potatoes that are boiled and pureed by hand and contain no salt, soy, sugar, preservatives, byproducts, artificial colors, or artificial flavors. I am really loving how allergy-friendly the treats in this box are turning out to be.
I love the look on her face here.
And here are a few shots of Nyx trying to get the rest of her food out of the toy.
Verdict: I calculated a value of almost $62 for the July Blockhead Box. That is a great value, especially for a subscription that’s just starting out. I thought the box was really well curated, overall – I had no idea I’d be discovering new independent/Etsy-based dog treat makers, and I really liked how the treats were allergy-friendly. I also like that some of the proceeds are going to charity. The toy seemed pretty tough, as well. Overall, I think this was a great box.
What do you think of the July Blockhead Box? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?