PupCrate Dog Subscription Box Review + Coupon- October 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).
PupCrate kindly sent us this box for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Large Size, $29.95 a month, box. (My dog, Nyx, is a Rottweiler who weighs about 87 pounds right now.)
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.
Kettle Creek Farms Chicken Fruit & Veggie Strips (5 oz) – Value $7.49
These are made with US-hatched and raised chickens and also include apples, bananas, peas, carrots, and honey. They are free of chemical preservatives and fillers, as well. I will pass them on to someone else to enjoy since Nyx can’t have chicken, but they do seem to be high quality, at least from reading the ingredients list!
Fruitables Natural Dog Treats in Pumpkin and Cranberry Flavor (7 oz) – Value $3.93
This is a sale price at Chewy.com; MSRP is a few dollars higher. Anyway, pumpkin is a great source of fiber and cranberry can help dogs with persistent urinary tract issues. They’re also sourced and made in the USA, which is so important with dog treats. (And they’re free of corn, wheat, and soy, so they may work for dogs with sensitive stomachs.)
Multipet Dog Toy – Value $9.24
This looks bigger in the photo than it really is. You can get a sense of the scale in the photos with Nyx below. It was not particularly high on the durability scale, but she was able to enjoy it for a few minutes anyway. According to the info card, this toy is related to breast cancer awareness. (Ours was pink but the other toys from this line are not…)
Frisco Poop Bags (1 roll) – Value $0.50
You generally get one roll of dog waste bags in this subscription. We go through a lot of them (Nyx has to take psyllium fiber to help with her inflammatory bowel disease symptoms, so let’s just say waste volume increases) so more are always welcome.
Spot Dura Fused Leather and Jute Rabbit – Value $3.37
This is a pretty tough toy with a double row of stitching. (This is a sale price; it is regularly about a dollar more.) Nyx hasn’t had a chance to play with this yet because we received 7 dog subscription boxes in 3 days last week and we are still working our way through them all! But we have not had any toys like this before so I will definitely be interested to see how it holds up.
I had a hard time deciding which picture of Nyx to show, so here are 6 with her playing with the Multipet toy (there are even more where these came from):
Verdict: I calculated a value of $24.53 for the October PupCrate. The MSRP is probably closer to $27 or $28 since some of the prices quoted above are sale prices. However, that’s still a little under the cost of the subscription. You can get a better deal with a multi-month subscription and the PUPCRATE coupon code, but I think I’d still like to see one additional item to help round out the value a little bit. I also note that the toys in this box are just on the edge of what I’d consider size-appropriate for Nyx. I think this box would work for medium-sized dogs but probably not for dogs larger than Nyx (she is 87 pounds right now).
What do you think of the October 2016 PupCrate dog subscription box? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?