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Pooch Party Packs Subscription Box Review – April 2015

Pooch Party Packs Subscription Box Review - April 2015 BoxPooch Party Packs is a subscription box for dogs that sends 4-6 treats, toys, and/or grooming supplies a month.  They typically include at least one item from a small business in each box.

Pooch Party Packs will customize the box for your dog’s size (small: 10-20 pounds, medium: 20-50 pounds, and large: 50+ pounds).  This box is for large dogs.  (For what it’s worth, my dog weighs about 90 pounds and the toys we received were an appropriate size for her.)

Pooch Party Packs Subscription Box Review - April 2015 Inside

Pooch Party Packs sent us this box for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

Pooch Party Packs Subscription Box Review - April 2015 Items

The Subscription Box: Pooch Party Packs

The Cost: $34.99 a month, or $29.99 a month with a 6-month subscription.  You can add an additional toy for an extra $8 per month.

The Products: Dog toys, treats, and grooming supplies, including at least one product from a small business.

Ships to: U.S.  $4.99 priority mail flat rate shipping.

Check out Pooch Party Packs and lots of other great dog subscription boxes in the Pet Subscription Box Directory!

Pooch Party Packs Subscription Box Review - April 2015 Info Card

Every Pooch Party Pack contains an information card with a little information about each included product.  This month’s theme is “A Day at Sea.”

Pooch Party Packs Subscription Box Review - April 2015 Treats

Superior Farms Pet Provisions Venison Nik Nak – Value $3.99

Doghouse Biscuits Little Bitty Cheese Bones – Value $7 (?)

This venison Nik Nak is a dried venison ear.  It’s made in the US, too.  Right now my dog is on a restricted diet for a medical issue so we will be saving this for a little bit.  I know she will love this when her restricted diet is over (and venison is generally considered hypoallergenic and/or a “novel protein” in pet foods, which is great for us).

I’m not sure of the regular package size for these dog biscuits so this value is a guess based on their online shop.  These are made in Montana by a small company and are free of refined sweeteners, artificial food colorings, and preservatives!

Pooch Party Packs Subscription Box Review - April 2015 Rubber

JW Pet Company Darwin the Frog (large) – Value $7.79

We’ve had other JW Pet Company toys in the past and have found them to be pretty durable (my dog is a vigorous chewer).  (Note: the MSRP is a little higher but I found these new on Amazon for $7.79.)  My dog isn’t quite as enthusiastic about rubber toys as she is about plush toys, but rubber toys tend to last longer with her and she does like this.  (It takes a dog with a pretty big mouth and strong jaw to make it squeak.)

Pooch Party Packs Subscription Box Review - April 2015 Kong

KONG Aqua Knots Seal (medium/large) – Value $14.99

I couldn’t find this exact toy online (it seems to be a new release) but I found others from the same product line in the same size, so I’m using that value here.  My dog loved this and it took her a whole hour to put a hole in it and start pulling stuffing out…It’s been added to the pile of toys that need “repair” for the time being (this is not so unusual for us and this toy lasted longer than most).  The Aqua Knot plush toys have knotted rope inside as well as squeakers.

Pooch Party Packs Subscription Box Review - April 2015 NYX

Nyx (my dog) is a bit under the weather at the moment and I think the Aqua Knot Seal brightened her day (although she did NOT want to sit still for a picture)!

Also, I e-mailed customer service with a question and got an answer back within a few hours, which is always good.

Verdict: I really like the selection of products in this box.  I think the toys were an appropriate size and choice for a large-breed dog, and I like that the treats are made in the US.  I also like the focus on small businesses and I think the toys did a good job of matching the theme (“A Day at Sea”) pretty well.

The total value I calculated ($33.77) is somewhat lower than the cost of the box (if you factor in shipping costs).  If you take into account MSRP for the frog toy as opposed to the Amazon price, you add a couple of dollars to the value.  Of course, if you sign up for a longer term subscription, you come out a little better.  Looking at some reviews of other dog subscription boxes, this is not necessarily an unusual situation.  However, I think I would like to see just a little bit higher value.

For my own dog, this box was a little better than the BarkBoxes I’ve gotten in the past – the toys were more durable and more appropriate for her size and I liked that the treats didn’t include a lot of common dog allergens like chicken, corn, etc.

What do you think of the April 2015 Pooch Party Packs box?

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).

Posted in Pooch Party Packs Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Dogs| 11 comments

Comments (11)

  1. We just wanted to announce that we have listened to customer feedback and we have decided to drop shipping altogether! Our prices will remain the same with FREE SHIPPING! We look forward to sharing our love of finding high quality toys and healthy treats with everyone

  2. Cool. Seems like an awesome box. I will have to give them a try because I’ve had the same issues before, where the toys I get are way too small for my dog.

    • That’s why I shared a picture of Nyx. She weighs 90 pounds (with a huge Rottweiler head) and that’s how big the Kong toy was in her mouth!

  3. Thanks to everyone who said Nyx is cute! She is a 2.5-year-old Rottweiler and she is a sweetie (and very destructive when it comes to toys). And thanks for the well wishes. Her medical issues are slowly but surely sorting themselves out, too.

  4. hey liz , bark box is on ruelala just so you know !

  5. I’ve never heard of this subscription before. I tried BarkBox, but my pitt bull mix just mowed through those toys, and the treats were tiny for a dog of her size. I might try this one, I hope your pup is feeling better soon!

    • Hi! I have a Pitt mix and she is 10 and we have been really happy with PetBox. She loves the treats and toys and they seem to match her size pretty well. They also started a food service so I get her food delivered each month which saves me from going to Petco. The customer service is fantastic and we have been subscribing for about a year and have never had a disappointing month.

      • I’ve been happy with PetBox in the past, too. I usually let them pick my items because you get a little more value that way, but if you want, you can choose the items with PetBox. That can be helpful if your dog has a food allergy or destroys a certain type of toy.

  6. Your dog is sooo cute!! I tried Barkbox for my dog, she’s a boxer mix, 60 lbs, but the toys and treats were tiny even for her.

    • Hi Sara! If you want to give our box a try, use the coupon code ‘MOTHER20’ at checkout (all caps) for 20% off the first month! We have an awesome theme in store for the month of May that is sure to make your pup excited!

  7. I’m sorry this had nothing to do with the box, but your dog is so cute! She is beautiful!

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