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RescueBox Dog Subscription Box Review – January 2017

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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!

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This review is of the Large Dog, $29.95 a month, box. 

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The Subscription Box: Rescue Box

The Cost: $29.95 a month + free shipping

The Products: Toys and treats for your pet and accessories for pet lovers

Ships to: U.S.

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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.

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There was also a card highlighting this month’s “Love is in the Air” theme.

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Yaky Churro Cheese Treat from Himalayan (4 pieces) – Value $3.99

These are made in the USA and they do have dairy, but no lactose. (Some dogs are sensitive to lactose.)  They are free of grains, as well, and are actually vegetarian. Because these are somewhat stiff, they are supposed to help clean plaque from your dog’s teeth. These might actually work for Nyx but she is still stabilizing after a recent IBD episode and a change in medication, so I’m holding off for now.

Exclusively Dog Harvest Blends in Cranberry and Carrot (7 oz) – Value $7.19

Here is another vegetarian dog treat. (I am not complaining. Dogs, unlike cats, are omnivores, and eliminating animal protein is a good way to make the treats work for a broader spectrum of dogs with food sensitivities.) I like when dog treats include cranberry as this can be very useful for dogs with urinary tract issues. These are also wheat, corn, and soy-free.

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Barkworthies Lamb Leg Bone – Value $3.45

This kind of grosses me out but of course dogs love disgusting things. This is obviously grain free and lamb works for a lot of animals with allergies. It is quite large and definitely suitable for large breed dogs. But do supervise your dog with it and take it away if the ends start looking sharp.

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Squeakie Emojiz by Zippy Paws – Value $6.99

We get a lot of Zippy Paws toys in dog subscription boxes. As plush toys go, they are some of the more durable ones.

Pet Qwerks Babble Ball with Animal Sounds – Value $7.68

I seriously love this toy. Nyx has had one before (actually, the old one still works, so we’ll save this one for awhile). It makes random animal noises when you hit it. Nyx wasn’t sure what to make of it at first. She tilts her head with curiosity and it is so funny. She did eventually decide to try to gnaw on this but it is pretty hard plastic and she hasn’t managed to damage it yet.

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I like how Nyx is so good at identifying the vulnerable parts of toys. Here she started gnawing on the eyes. Now part of the squeaker is showing through the hole she made.

Verdict: I calculated a value of $29.30 for January’s Rescue Box. That is a little bit below the monthly cost of the subscription, but part of that is that a lot of the prices quoted above are for Chewy.com and Amazon sale prices. Also, don’t forget that you are supporting animal charities with your purchase and that you can purchase a multi-month subscription to get a lower price. In terms of the items, this is actually one of the better Rescue Boxes for me in recent memory.

What do you think of the January 2017 Rescue Box dog subscription box? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?

Written by Ragan Buckley

Ragan Buckley

Ragan stumbled across My Subscription Addiction in late 2013 and immediately subscribed to way too many beauty boxes. She’s now focused on boxes for her cats and dog, vegan/vegetarian food boxes, and craft subscriptions (and she didn’t give up beauty boxes entirely).

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

3 Comments

  1. I saw the Squeakie emojiz toy on clearance at Petsmart last month for $1.49. Bought four for Xmas for my pups for less than $6.

    I had a Babble ball for one of my dogs, he’s 60#, and he was able to crack it the same day. It is a cute toy though.

  2. Be careful with the bone for sure if you have an aggressive chewer. My 60lb beast has always been ok with the thicker but hollow style bones but I noticed him immediately crunching away on this one. I saw he was actually taking the balls/ends off but I thought he was spitting out all of the pieces….until the next day when he threw up two smaller ones. They weren’t sharp but obviously too big to pass and too hard to digest. That bone went in the trash and I cancelled my sub. I started with the $1 cyber Monday deal and stuck around a few months to try it out. It would be a cute sub for a more gentle dog but nothing really this month would last for me so the value isn’t there. Guess I have to stick with BullyMake and the new Barkbox Super Chewer….

  3. Babble ball? We might want to try that out! But Charlie might be scared of it, are the noises really loud and unusual?

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