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Pet GiftBox Dog Subscription Review + Coupon – August 2016

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Pet GiftBox is a monthly subscription with themed treats and toys for your dog or cat. (This is a review of the dog version.)




(Psst. Guys. This is a dog box, not a cat box.)

We received a complimentary box for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)


The Subscription Box: Pet GiftBox for Dogs

The Cost: $28.99 a month (save with longer subscriptions)

COUPON: Save 50% off your first box with code MSA50

The Products: Toys and treats curated according to a monthly theme

Ships to: US (free)

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The box came with this information card. This month, the theme was “fire rescue.”


Pet Gift Box Window Decals (2 pack) – Value $6 (?)

I did need something like this. In addition to Nyx and the cats, I have 7 small birds (2 cockatiels, 2 parakeets, and 3 zebra finches) and a Russian tortoise. (That is actually low for me. I’ve been upwards of 50 animals in the past…) These are custom printed for Pet Gift Box so I just looked this type of item up online and took a quick average price.


Multipet Fire Hydrant Dog Toy – Value $9.18

We’ve had a couple of these fire hose material dog toys in the past. Nyx likes them and they hold up pretty well, although they are not indestructible. (Nyx’s favorite fire hydrant has to be the real one in our front yard, though. She spends a LONG time sniffing that every morning.)

Pride Bites Fire Hydrant – Value $9.99

This had a sticker that said “awarded best dog toy.” Sometimes I wonder who does the awarding? (It didn’t say.) Nyx did like this, though (see below).


Big Bakes Blueberry Cheesecake Treat (5.2 oz) – Value $3.49

We got this in another box this month, too. Both boxes even arrived on the same day. This one was shrink wrapped so it didn’t elicit quite the same response from the cats (it has herring in it). I will be passing it on to another dog who will love it, since they do contain wheat (Nyx can’t have grain).

Off Leash Smoky Beef Recipe Treats (5.29 oz) – Value $5.99

These are grain free and made/sourced in Canada by a small company. They have buckwheat flour (buckwheat isn’t a grain) and otherwise also pretty good ingredients (and no soy either). Once I am done adjusting Nyx’s medicine (we are adding fish oil to help with a skin condition), I may let her try these, as she has been OK with beef in the past.





Nyx liked the stuffed fire hydrant a lot.


Alas, the stuffed fire hydrant was not long for this world…

Verdict: I calculated a value of about $34.65 for the August Pet GiftBox. That is better than the month-to-month cost of the subscription by a few bucks. I liked the theme and thought all the toys and treats fit it pretty well (plus it is easy to buy more of them since they are current products from their manufacturers). Nyx thought the toys were great. So this was a good box for us.

What do you think of the August Pet GiftBox? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat 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.


  1. I had to laugh when I scrolled down and saw the 4 CATS circling the DOG box!!

  2. Ragan….loved your review. I also LMBO with your “I wonder who does the awarding” ! I also have wondered that, lol.

    On a side question, I have heard there is a better benefit to giving dogs hemp seed oil. Mostly everything I have read said its better than just fish oil. I was going to speak to the vet on the next visit. I did switch my dogs diet to the better foods grain free and so on. I also switched him to Dr Bronner’s Peppermint Castile Soap and occasionally John Paul pet shampoo. In the last 5 months he has improved greatly. He used to scratch sooooo much. He also was vomiting and back and forth to doc’s for stones. I hope they dissolved by now. I really wanted to share this experience because we sometimes don’t realize we are giving them things that make them sick slowly or have problems. Really putting them on a good diet is so key to our little family members staying healthy. I really liked that you shared what ingredients may or may not be in the food they are including. Hope to see another review. I seen another dog box but can’t remember which that was so great and it’s driving me nuts, hahaha.

    • Duh…the question wasn’t really there…. Hahaha….I’m tired. The question would be if you have asked about or heard about the hemp seed versus just fish.

      • I have to be careful with Nyx because of her IBD. I know exactly why she has skin problems, it’s from being on prednisone. But I can’t take her off that because it’s what controls her intestinal inflammation. She’s not itchy and it’s not an allergy (because the prednisone suppresses that reaction). I am trying to avoid pretty much all plant products with her right now (except psyllium fiber).

        Nyx can only eat one food without getting sick. It is a prescription food (Hill’s z/d) that costs $3.50 a can (she can only have the canned form) and she has to eat 4 cans a day. She can tolerate literally nothing else that I have tried. We have ruined a couple of rugs figuring that out…Unfortunately that means we just can’t do food-based solutions to her problems.

  3. Nyx is the Cutest!!! I’m glad to not see the heartbreaking photo when she has to give up her ripped toy.
    And it looks like the cats are now trained to check out every box (hey- they’re just like us sub-addicts!) Adorable!
    I have major pet-envy?

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