Pupjoy Dog Subscription Box Review + Coupon – October 2016
Pupjoy is a fully customizable subscription box for dogs. Treats are made in the US, often from smaller or artisan producers. You can select a box for one or multiple dogs, a box containing treats only, toys and accessories only or all three categories of items. Other choices include grain free, protein sensitive, and organic, toy preferences, and dog size.
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 is a review of Grande-sized Natural, $39 a month box, which includes grain free treats and “inquisitive”-durable toys (that is, designed for dogs who destroy soft toys). The size selected was “large,” which is 50-100 pounds. (My dog, Nyx, is a Rottweiler who weighs about 87 pounds right now.)
The Subscription Box: Pupjoy
The Cost: $29 a month for the Uno-size Natural Box, $33 a month for the Uno-size Premium Box, $39 a month for the Grande-size Natural Box, $44 a month for the Grande-size Premium Box.
COUPON: Get $10 off when you sign up for the PupJoy mailing list!
The Products: Toys, treats, and accessories customized for your pet’s needs and preferences
Ships to: US (free), and lots of other countries listed on the checkout page (contact Pupjoy for shipping costs outside the US)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
There’s not a traditional information card for this box, but you can go to Pupjoy’s website to learn more about the items you recieve.
Ewegurt Peppermint Dog Shampoo Bar (2.5 oz) – Value $6.50
When I opened this box, I thought, “gee, that smells good.” Which is honestly a weird reaction to have for a dog subscription box! It was because of this dog shampoo bar, which is made with sheep’s milk yogurt and a lot of natural oils (coconut, olive, etc.). It is a little bit cold to give Nyx baths right now (we do the hose in the driveway thing), but I am excited to try this out because it is supposed to be moisturizing and to help itchy skin and Nyx definitely needs that!
Scout & Zoe’s Chicken Jerky Sticks Dog Treats (6 oz) – Value $15.99
These are made in Indiana from boneless, skinless chicken breasts (no preservatives!). Nyx can’t have chicken due to her inflammatory bowel disease, but there are a lot of customization options with this subscription so if your dog has allergies or food issues, be sure to mention those when you are signing up so you can get treats that will work for your dog.
Jax & Bones Good Karma Rope Toy (for heavy chewers!) – Value $13
Look at the bottom of the product page for this one; there are a lot of really cute toys in this product line (I especially like the sea creatures). Anyway, Nyx loves rope toys and tends to use them as chew toys rather than tug toys, so this was perfect for her.
Zippy Paws Warriorz with Z-Stitch (“Archibald the Archer”) – Value $9.99
I was very happy to see this toy. Last month, we received a ZippyPaws Z-Stitch snake and that thing is so tough, Nyx is still able to play with it, whereas usually toys last us about 5 minutes (or less). This one is similarly durable and also an appropriate size for a large-breed dog. (Nyx currently weighs about 87 pounds.)
Clear Conscience Pet Ginger Yaps (7 oz) – Value $6.49
I first learned about this brand through subscription boxes; Clear Conscience Pet really has a focus on good ingredients. These particular treats appear to be discontinued (the link above is to a site that says they are not in stock, but it did have a price). However, these were not expired and they are free of grains, gluten, GMOs, and glycerin. A lot of dogs do have problems with grains and gluten so it is nice to see treats without them.
Max & Ruffy’s Natural Organic Treats for Dogs in Sweet Potato & Alfalfa (8 oz) – Value $7.25
These are high in fiber and the starchy carbohydrates come from buckwheat flour (buckwheat is not actually a grain) and sweet potato. These are grain free and also free of animal proteins so they are an excellent choice for dogs with food allergy and sensitivity issues. They also come in a mini version for smaller dogs.
Here are a few shots of Nyx enjoying the ZippyPaws toy.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $59.22 for the October Pupjoy Box. That is a fair amount over the cost of the box, is an improvement over last month’s value, and is especially good for a box that is more customized and that offers more options for grain free and allergy-friendly treats. Plus, the toys were quite durable (and actually suitable for a large dog). Although one of the treats seems to be discontinued, overall, I thought this box was put together quite well.
What do you think of the October 2016 Pupjoy? Do you subscribe to any dog boxes?