PawPack Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 2017
PawPack is a subscription box for dogs. They are now owned by Pet GiftBox, and they’ve recently undergone a bit of rebranding. Treats are still all-natural and premium, but this box is now marketed more towards heavy chewers (like my dog!). For reference, my dog is a Rottweiler, who currently weighs about 87 pounds.
This is a review of the large (51+ pound) dog box ($31.5o per month).
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.)
The Subscription Box: PawPack
The Cost: $31.5o per month on a month-to-month plan, with better deals for longer subscriptions. Shipping is free in the continental US and $10 for Alaska, Hawaii, the UK, Canada, and Australia.
COUPON: Save 50% off your first box with code MSA50!
The Products: Full sized surprise items each month along with various samples and other goodies. Everything will always be either Eco-Friendly, Organic, or All-Natural.
Ships to: U.S. for free!
Keep Track of your subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The box came with this information card.
Jolly Tug Large Butterfly – Value $9.90
This is supposed to be a butterfly but it’s an odd-looking butterfly. It has a squeaky ball for a body and crinkly wings (no stuffing). It’s supposed to squeak when you tug on both wings but Nyx didn’t want to play tug with this (oddly – that’s usually ALL she wants to do). Regardless, she had a good time with it and it is still in one piece, so that’s a win!
Jiminy’s Original Cricket Cookie in Peanut Butter and Blueberry (6 oz) – Value $12.95
My first thought was “cricket protein, ooh, gross.” Cricket is gaining in popularity because it is environmentally sustainable (whereas things like beef really aren’t, due to the amount of cropland that has to be used to grow food for cattle). This also has lentils, pumpkin, flax, and peanut butter. I have seen Nyx straight up eat insects before (we get moths hanging out around our front door) so I decided to give her one since these are grain free. She liked it pretty well so I gave her another one. She hasn’t had any digestive trouble yet, either. It would never have occurred to me to give her insect protein but it is really nice to receive treats she can actually eat.
Dante’s Doggy Delights Grain Free Ladybug Cookie – Value $1.50?
I can’t find this particular cookie for sale in the Dante’s Doggy Delights Etsy shop, so I’ve estimated the value based on similar cookies. This is grain free but I haven’t tried it on Nyx yet because I have a policy of only giving her one new treat every few days. It’s really important to take it slowly with her due to her inflammatory bowel disease. Still, grain free is wonderful if you have a dog with food intolerances.
Honey Licks Honey (3 oz) – Value $4.13 (buy a 6 ounce container for $8.25)
This is honey with apple cider vinegar and water. Apparently it is safe for Nyx to eat all of this in one day due to her body weight, but we’re going to take it slowly (she hasn’t had this yet either, due to the aforementioned only giving one new treat in a day, but I don’t see any reason why she shouldn’t have it based on the ingredients list). I think I will put a little of this in the toy in this picture and let her lick it out.
Pet O’Saurus Beehive – Value $8?
I couldn’t find this online (product name does not lend itself to good search terms, apparently) so I’ve estimated the value based on material and function (e.g., treat hiding rubber toys). I think this is a perfect companion to the honey – I can just put a little of it inside the beehive toy and let Nyx have at it (supervised, of course).
Here are a few shots of Nyx with the “butterfly” toy including one of a horrified photobombing Monkey.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $36.48 for the August PawPack. That could be a little higher because I had to estimate the costs of some of the items, but at any rate, it’s a few dollars above the month-to-month cost of the box. I found it interesting how well all the items stuck to the insect theme and yet the box remained well-rounded. I was also really happy with all the allergy-friendly, grain-free treats. Plus, the toy was size-appropriate for an 87-pound dog.
What do you think of the August PawPack? Do you subscribe to any dog boxes?