Pupjoy Dog Subscription Box Review + Coupon – October 2017
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, dog size, and frequency you’d like to receive boxes.
This is a review of the “Grande” sized box, which includes 5-7 items and starts at $39.00. I chose the “Toys & Treats” option, with grain-free treats and a variety of toys (not just plush). I selected “Large” for the dog size, which is 50-100 pounds. (My dog, Nyx, is a Rottweiler who weighs about 87 pounds right now.) The total cost of this specific box ended up being $44.00.
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: Pupjoy
The Cost: The Uno box (4-5 items) starts at $29.00 per box, and the Grande box (5-7 items per month) starts at $39.00 per box. The cost may increase depending on your preferences. This review is of a Grande, “Toys & Treats” box with grain-free treats and a variety of toys (not just plush) for a large dog (50-100 pounds), which ended up being $44.00 + free US shipping.
The Products: Toys, treats, and accessories customized for your pet’s needs and preferences
Ships to: US (free) and lots of other countries, which are 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 due to the degree of customization available.
American Dog Boo Da Bat – Estimated Value $14?
When I searched for this item, the first hit I got was from my own Bullymake Box review for this month. This doesn’t seem to be available for purchase online so I’ve used the same value I did there. Anyway, we’ve had several of these toys before and they last quite awhile, even with Nyx. (It doesn’t make for great pictures with a black dog, though, but she does enjoy it.)
Orange Mighty Bone – Retail Value $14
This actually had a picture of a Rottweiler on the label so I had high hopes. This has no stuffing, it squeaks, and it is also supposed to float (but Nyx doesn’t like the water so we can’t test that). The core of this is rubber so if your dog gets the coating off, it is still safe to play with. (Do be careful and make sure your dog doesn’t eat the coating, though.) So far Nyx has had this a few times and it is still in pretty good shape.
Pupjoy Turmeric and Maple Roast Chicken (6 oz) – Estimated Value $10?
This item wasn’t available in the Pupjoy shop so I estimated the value based on similarly-sized Pupjoy-branded treats that also include chicken. Turmeric is great for its anti-inflammatory properties and the maple flavor is appropriate for fall. This is made in the USA, which is so important for dog treats, too!
Farm House Soft Cuts Duck and Cranberry Blend (4 oz) – Retail Value $9
This is free of grains, artificial colors and flavors, and preservatives. Unfortunately, Nyx can’t have duck or chicken (this has a little chicken) because they cause IBD reactions in her. (These treats would be fine for most dogs and I will definitely be passing them along.) These are sourced and made in the USA.
Peace Love Jerky Treats – Retail Value $10
These are made from beef liver (which is the only ingredient). You may want to tear these into smaller pieces if you are interested in calorie control or if you have a smaller dog. The bag suggests keeping these in the refrigerator and I would echo that; single-ingredient jerky treats can go bad kind of fast once opened, but refrigeration will keep them fresh for longer.
Here are some shots of Nyx with the Mighty Bone toy. It’s still in one piece, too!
Verdict: I calculated a value of $57 for the October Pupjoy box. That’s a fair amount more than the month-to-month cost of the box. The toys were durable and the treats were all made in the USA of natural (and limited) ingredients. When I saw the box this month, it was physically smaller than usual, but there were still a lot of quality items packed in there, including size-appropriate toys for an 87-pound dog.
What do you think of the October 2017 Pupjoy? Do you subscribe to any dog boxes?