Pet GiftBox Dog Subscription Review + Coupon- September 2016
Pet GiftBox is a monthly subscription with themed treats and toys for your dog or cat.
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.
This review is of the Dog, Hefty Hound Size (50 pounds and more), $28.99 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Pet GiftBox
The Cost: $28.99 a month (save with longer subscriptions)
COUPON: Save 50% off your first box with code MSA50
The Products: Toys and treats curated according to a monthly theme
Ships to: US (free)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The box came with this information card. This month, the theme was “Back To School.”
Pet Gift Box School Bus Toy – Value $8?
Nyx loves plush toys. Or rather, she loves to destroy them. She really tried hard to eat the wheel from this but was ultimately not successful. We have to watch her like a hawk with any toy. This is custom made for the subscription so the value is an estimate based on similar items.
Pet Gift Box Apple Toy – Value $6?
This was similar in construction to the school bus toy. I felt that it was a little too small to give to Nyx, so I will pass it along to a smaller dog. As with many dog subscriptions, “large” is 50+ pounds, but there are dogs that weigh 51 and then there are dogs that weigh 135 (or more) and that is kind of a large range. Nyx is about 84 pounds right now, for reference. This is also exclusive for the subscription so the value is again an estimate.
Bark Bars “The Dog Ate My Homework!” Natural Dog Treats (3 oz) – Value $2.25
Bark Bars Milk and Cookies Peanut Butter Flavor Dog Treats (4 oz) – Value $3
I’m going to talk about these together because, if you read the ingredients lists, you will see that these have almost identical composition (a few ingredients are in a slightly different order). They are both custom made for Pet GiftBox. I do like the attempt to make treats that fit the theme (perhaps they are trying the BarkBox strategy here), but the bad news is that if one of these will not work for your dog, basically they both won’t work They do contain wheat so Nyx can’t have them.
Note: I can only find the peanut butter flavor of Bark Bars on Amazon. This is basically the same recipe as both of the above treats, so I’ve linked to the Amazon listing and calculated the prices on a per-ounce basis from that product.
Exclusively Dog Meatloaf Slices (7 oz) – Value $7.25
These are made in the USA and the main protein source is actually turkey. Although there will be some dogs allergic to both chicken and turkey (trust me, with Nyx, we have explored the full space of protein reactions in dogs), turkey is a protein you don’t see in a lot of dog treats and I appreciate that. These are wheat, corn, and soy free, though they do have oats and eggs.
Nyx destroys the bus toy…
But she did NOT manage to swallow the wheel, which is great.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $26.50 for the September Pet GiftBox. That is a little bit lower than the month-to-month cost of the box, but you can get your first box for $14.50 with our MSA50 coupon. Plus, I did have to estimate some of the values. I’m kind of disappointed in the two very similar treats, but I do like the move towards more custom items and the way everything is selected to fit a theme. Overall I feel this box is better for dogs without too many allergies/sensitivities and dogs that are not particularly destructive with their toys.
What do you think of the September Pet GiftBox? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?