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Pupjoy Dog Subscription Box Review + Coupon – March 2017

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Pupjoy is a fully customizable subscription box for dogs. Treats are made in the U.S., 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.

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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 86 pounds right now.)

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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 $20 off all orders over $100 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: U.S. (free), and lots of other countries listed on the checkout page (contact Pupjoy for shipping costs outside the U.S.)

Check out all of our Pupjoy reviews and lots of great boxes for dogs in the Pet Subscription Box Directory!

Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!

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There’s not a traditional information card for this box due to the degree of customization available.

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Earth Rated Dog Waste Bags (120) – Value $5.99

I am used to getting 1 roll of bags in a subscription box. It is quite nice to get a whole box of rolls, instead.  Nyx takes a lot of fiber pills (it helps with her IBD) so I think we use more of these than the average person. This brand is easy to open, which is important!

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Cycle Dog Flat Tire Flyer – Value $14

Nyx doesn’t really understand frisbees although she did manage to *almost* catch this once (in the living room). This is made from post-consumer recycled material and supposedly floats as well (Rotties don’t really like water so I wasn’t able to test that out, but it should be fun if you take your dog to the lake or something like that).

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Sodapup Beer Bottle Toy (large) – Value $13.99

We’ve seen a lot of Sodapup toys lately, but that is fine by me. They can stand up to Nyx’s destructive behavior. And they have openings where you can put treats (or, in Nyx’s case, some of her wet food) to keep your dog interested. Nyx immediately went to work trying to chew off the neck of the bottle, but she was not successful. (This has a custom Pupjoy label on it but the toy is the same as the one I’ve linked to.)

Premier Meat Market 8” Bully Stick – Value $2?

The nice thing about bully sticks is they are single-ingredient treats so they will work for a lot of dogs with food sensitivities.  (Unfortunately, Nyx can’t have beef so we’ll be passing this along to another dog owner.) I can’t find this exact brand online so I’ve given the value as a rough average of some similar products.

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Havepaws Jerky Chips in Talkin’ Turkey (4 oz) – Value $10

This is a new brand for us (although I did also get some of their cat treats in the April Purr Packs – review coming soon!). These are sourced and made in the USA and are grain-free.  These are almost all turkey with some added B vitamins, taurine, and salt. You can also break these into smaller pieces either for training or for smaller dogs to eat.

Boo Boo’s Best Boosters! Remarkable Rabbit Recipe (3 oz) – Value $13

We are still gauging Nyx’s reaction to a new treat I gave her recently (so far, so good, but I am very, very cautious, as IBD relapses are not fun for Nyx, for me, or for my bank account). But she has never had rabbit before so I think I will be able to let her try these in another day or two. (The rabbit comes from France and/or the US and there are also some fruits and vegetables in these, but they are grain free.)

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Here are some photos of Nyx with the toys in the box.  I know that is not how you are supposed to use a frisbee but that is how Nyx decided to play with it.  (She can’t chase things outside due to her bad knees.)

Verdict: I calculated a value of about $59 for the March Pupjoy box. That’s a really good value for a box like this, where you are getting natural and customized treats, eco-friendly toys, etc. (If you used to subscribe to PawPack and were missing it since it got bought out, Pupjoy is turning out to be a great substitute!) The toys were durable and size-appropriate and I am very excited that Nyx will be able to try the rabbit treats.

What do you think of the March 2017 Pupjoy? Do you subscribe to any dog 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 had a cat who had IBD and she was on a rabbit food that worked for her. I know dogs are different but I hope those work for Nyx.

    • Mr. Kitty has IBD, too. He is on a duck and pea food officially but I mix in a rabbit and lamb food with it so he will actually eat it.

      It seems that the compromise for Mr. Kitty is higher doses of prednisolone relative to body weight (and chlorambucil) and a less controlled diet, whereas with Nyx, we have to be on lower prednisolone relative to body weight due to side effects (muscle mass loss leading to torn ligaments, mange, Cushing’s disease, urinary tract infections), which means a much more tightly controlled diet. Nyx is also on a lot of supplements (B12, a probiotic, D-mannose for UTIs, massive amounts of fiber, glucosamine, a small amount of fish oil, etc.) which seem to help control some of her symptoms.

      It kind of goes back to the relative enthusiasm of each type of animal for food — dogs seem to be willing to eat more things (including icky hydrolyzed chicken prescription food) whereas cats are more finicky — as well as the prevalence of side effects.

  2. She is so pretty!! <3

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