PupCrate Dog Subscription Box Review + Coupon- September 2016
PupCrate is a subscription box for dogs. They only send treats that are made in the USA. Choose from a small dog box (0-20 pounds), a medium dog box (20-50 pounds), and a large dog box (50+ pounds). This is a review for the “large” dog box. (My dog, Nyx, is a Rottweiler who weighs about 84 pounds right now.)
PupCrate kindly sent us this box for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: PupCrate
The Cost: $29.95 per month; save with longer subscriptions.
COUPON: Save 10% off for life with code PUPCRATE!
The Products: 4-5 toys, treats, and other products for dogs. Treats are made in the USA and are all natural. Products that are organic and eco-friendly are also selected when possible!
Ships to: US (free)
Good to know: You can choose from plush toys, chew toys, or a mix. All treats are free of wheat, corn, and soy.
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
Included was a card with more information about the items in the box.
Multipet Large Flea Dog Toy – Value $5.99
I think they make a cat version of this that is much, much smaller, because it looks familiar to me. At any rate, Nyx thought it was awesome. And it lasted longer than expected.
Here is the back of the flea toy. I like how it says “bite me.”
Soft Flex Heavy Duty Squeaker Toys 5” Football – Value $3.69
Rubber-texture toys usually last longer with Nyx and so far this one has held up. This is a new brand for us (that’s nice; I thought I had seen pretty much everything when it comes to dog toy brands, what with the number of dog subscriptions I get!). I do wish this had been a bit larger (there are several sizes available).
Frisco Poop Bags (1 roll) – Value $0.50
Pup Crate always includes a roll of dog waste bags and they recently switched to this brand. These are made from thicker plastic and aren’t flimsy (so no ripping, which is important since you obviously don’t want holes in a bag you are trying to use to pick up dog poo).
Look Who’s Happy Tempt’n Tenders Chicken with Apple Treats (5 oz) – Value $5.49
These are made in the USA with meat from cage-free chickens. They’re grain free, which is awesome, since many dogs can get grain allergies. This is another new brand. I like all the happy-looking dogs on the packaging of their various products.
Beastie Bar Beef Dog Treat (0.8 oz) – Value $1.49
These are grain free and have a single protein source, which is going to be very useful for dogs with allergies. They also have fruits and vegetables like sweet potato and pumpkin for added fiber and nutrients!
Here are a few photos of Nyx enjoying the flea toy. She really gnawed those eyeballs but we ultimately had to take it away from her because she was pulling the fur off. She is super destructive, though. I had another Rottweiler some years ago for whom this would’ve lasted for years.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $17.16 for the September PupCrate. That is pretty low considering the cost of the subscription. Some of the prices above are Chewy.com sale prices, so the MSRP is probably closer to $22 or so, which is getting better, especially for a multi-month subscription or with the PUPCRATE coupon. I do want to say, this is an unusually low value for PupCrate. Most months the value is higher than the subscription price, even on a month-to-month basis, so it probably averages out over time. I did like the variety of items this month, and appreciated getting toys and treats that are currently in production rather than being closeouts. I think with one extra item, or perhaps a larger football toy, this box would’ve been just right.
What do you think of the September 2016 PupCrate dog subscription box? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?