RescueBox Dog Subscription Box Review – July 2016
Rescue Box is a subscription box for dogs or cats. For dogs, choose from small (up to 20 pounds), medium (20-50 pounds), and large (50+ pounds). This is a review of the large dog box. For reference, my dog Nyx is an 84-pound Rottweiler. Rescue box is associated with Greater Good (the folks who brought you The Hunger Site, The Animal Rescue Site, and more) and your purchase of a subscription will help provide food and vaccines to shelter pets!
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: Rescue Box
The Cost: $29.95
The Products: Toys and treats for your pet and accessories for pet lovers
Ships to: US (free)
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Included was an information card with more information about the items in the box and more information on The Rescue Box’s charity efforts.
Roasted Beef Steak by Butcher’s Block – Value $4
This is probably too big for me to give to Nyx with her food issues (a little bit at a time might not cause a problem, though – she has tolerated beef OK in the past). I like the warning on the package: “do not use on carpet.” Sneaky was also quite interested in this and I wouldn’t put it past HER to try to eat the whole thing, plastic included. (I am using the value from the information card here since the Butcher’s Block site seem to be wholesale only.)
Lil’ Links by Zukes – Value $5.12
This has real meat (rabbit, in this case) and is grain free. I don’t think Nyx has had rabbit before so we may take a chance with this (she has to have novel proteins – chicken, turkey, duck, fish, and several others are out due to her IBD). These also have antioxidants from sage and turmeric and they’re made in the USA!
Qbit Puzzle Box by New Angle Pet – Value $10.75
This is a puzzle-type toy where you can put in a treat and the dog has to work to get it out. I tried it with some of Nyx’s wet food spread inside last night and it worked all right. I think I am going to try to cram an ice cube in there next since Nyx loves to crunch on ice.
Ear Wipes by Clearquest – Value $5.99
These are supposed to remove discharge and ear wax. Nyx doesn’t need them right now, but Mr. Kitty has an ear wax problem so I may see how well he tolerates these. (My last Rottie needed stuff like this ALL THE TIME, though, so it is useful to have around.)
Bold Paws Memo Pad by The Animal Rescue Site – Value $6.95
There is usually one human-oriented item in the box. This month it is this little memo pad with a magnetic closure. I actually needed something like this so it comes at a good time.
Here is a look at the pages inside. The paw prints are cute!
I put a little of Nyx’s wet food on the inside of this and she had a lot of fun licking it. It might work a bit better for a dog that can actually have dog cookie-style treats, though.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $32.81 for July’s Rescue Box. That is somewhat shy of the $40 in promised value, but it is higher than the cost of the box, and some of the prices quoted above are Chewy.com sale prices, so the MSRP is higher. I think it was a good mix of treats, toys, and supplies, and that this is a fairly representative example of what you will get each month with this subscription. I liked that the treats were grain free and I’m especially happy to see grain-free rabbit-based treats (and no chicken).
What do you think of the July 2016 Rescue Box dog subscription box? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?