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RescueBox Dog Subscription Box Review – August 2016


Rescue Box is a subscription box for dogs or cats. For dogs, choose from small (up to 20 pounds), medium (20-50 pounds), and large (50+ pounds). This is a review of the large dog box. For reference, my dog Nyx is an 84-pound Rottweiler. Rescue box is associated with Greater Good (the folks who brought you The Hunger Site, The Animal Rescue Site, and more) and your purchase of a subscription will help provide food and vaccines to shelter pets!


If you were ever wondering why I don’t show the top of the box, it’s because UPS puts these ugly stickers right in the middle of the logo…



My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)


The Subscription Box: Rescue Box 

The Cost: $29.95

The Products: Toys and treats for your pet and accessories for pet lovers

Ships to: US (free)

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Included was an information card with more information about the items in the box and more information on The Rescue Box’s charity efforts.


Big Bakes Blueberry Cheesecake by Green Hills Animal Nutrition – Value $3.49

This sounded good enough to eat. Until I read the ingredients and saw “herring.” Because everyone puts herring on their blueberry cheesecake, right? Nyx can’t have this because it includes grain, but she sure did like the smell. So did Sneaky. (These are listed as out of stock. Probably because I got them in at least two different subscription boxes this month…)

Salmon Cigar Half Rolled by Aussie Naturals – Value $3.99

This is basically just salmon skin rolled up. Nyx has had these in the past (before her IBD diagnosis) and enjoyed them. Fish skin has a lot of beneficial compounds for joint health, too.


Fire Biterz Sea Monster by Outward Hound – Value $12.99

This is a pretty tough toy (made from fire hose material) with no stuffing. Nyx enjoyed it quite a bit (see below). I liked its goofy face.

Amazing Squeaker Ball by Caitec – Value $7.98

Nyx liked this quite a bit once she figured out it makes a sound. She is one of those dogs who LOVES toys that make annoying sounds.


Love Lanyard by The Animal Rescue Site – Value $6.95

There is usually one dog-themed item for humans in the box. You know, in all the subscription boxes I’ve received, I think this is the first time I’ve gotten a lanyard. I used to use them all the time to keep track of my Georgia Tech ID back when I was in grad school (in undergrad I had a history of losing mine and getting locked out of the dorms as a result…). If Nyx is cleared to go on walks again soon (she had torn ligaments in both knees) I can put a house key on this.




Here is Nyx enjoying the sea monster toy!

Verdict: I calculated a value of $35.40 for August’s Rescue Box. That’s a little better than last month and also above the cost of the box. The toys were hits (and size-appropriate) and I like that some of the purchase price goes towards various animal-related charities. I also like getting new, currently-in-production items that are easy to find and purchase again, and this box does well with that.

What do you think of the August 2016 Rescue Box dog subscription box? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?


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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 Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Dogs| Tags: rescuebox | 2 comments

Comments (2)

  1. How did the fire hose toy hold up? Did Nyx destroy it?
    My mom’s dog loves destroying toys so I’m always looking for tough/durable ones

    • Nyx did destroy it but those are some of the more durable ones. Nyx can destroy anything, though.

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