Surprise My Pet Subscription Box Review – September 2015
Surprise My Pet is a monthly subscription box for dogs. Surprise My Pet customizes your box to your dog’s size. Choose tiny (less than 10 pounds), small (10-20 pounds), medium (20-50 pounds), or large (50+ pounds). This is a review of the “large” box (my dog, Nyx, weighs 82 pounds).
Surprise My Pet sent us this box for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
It looked like there was a lot of stuff in here!
The Subscription Box: Surprise My Pet
The Cost: $25 per month on a month-to-month plan, with better deals for longer subscriptions. Shipping is free for all plans.
The Products: 4-6 toys, treats, chews, and other goodies for dogs.
Ships to: US only (Canada coming soon)
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In the past, I have gotten an information card in this box, but I didn’t see one this time.
Multipet Rope and Rubber Dog Toy – Value $6.97
This toy smells a little like rubber, probably from being enclosed in the box for a few days, but Nyx loves it. She’s quite destructive, in general, but Multipet toys hold up longer than most for her. So far, so good.
Hyper Pet Tennis Balls (qty. 4) – Value $9.99
Hyper Pet tennis balls are supposed to be pet safe. We will see. Nyx has two goals when it comes to tennis balls – (1) eat the fuzzy coating and (2) get three in her mouth at the same time. These are a little smaller than regular tennis balls – and she can fit two of those in her mouth – so she may achieve goal #2. (She has already achieved goal #1…)
Jones Natural Chews Windees (1.3 oz) – Value $4.86
Windees are dried beef tracheas. That sounds gross, but Nyx has had these in the past (before her inflammatory bowel disease diagnosis) and she LOVED them. This is made in the USA.
Barkworthies Curly Bully Stick (qty. 1) – Value $3.19
This is a single ingredient chew (hope there’s no need to elaborate on what the single ingredient is…). It is sourced from Brazil, Argentina, or Colombia. Surprise My Pet does NOT source treats from China, which is great.
Healthy Dogma Jamaican Bacon Flavor Barkers (6.2 oz) – Value $5.95
Healthy Dogma is a new brand discovery for me. These are heart-shaped dog cookies. The first couple of ingredients are peas, pea flour, and potato, but they do also have bacon and chicken fat in them. I appreciate that they’re grain free, and they’re also made in the USA!
Roasted Chicken Buddy Biscuits (6 oz) – Value $5.99
Buddy Biscuits are also made in the USA. They’re small, soft treats and they’re free of corn, soy, and artificial colors and flavors. Nyx can’t have chicken and wheat, so these are out, but my parents are coming to take care of her in a few weeks when I go out of town, and I’m going to send them home with these. I know their dogs will love them.
Nyx didn’t want to pose for a photo; this is the best one I got. She was very interested in the tennis balls right away, as you can see, though she looks a little crazy with the flash reflecting off her eyes!
Verdict: I calculated a value of $36.95. That’s pretty good for a $25 box (and almost double the value if you pay for a yearly subscription). A lot of dog boxes have a lower value-to-cost ratio, but every time I’ve reviewed Surprise My Pet, the value has been good. Nyx liked the toys and the treats appear to be high quality. Also, I discovered a couple of new brands, which is great.
What do you think of the September 2015 Surprise My Pet box? Do you subscribe to any dog boxes?