Wigglebutt Box Dog Subscription Review + Coupon- October 2016
Wigglebutt Box is a subscription box for dogs. Items are chosen based on your dog’s size (choose “small” at under 20 pounds, “medium” for dogs 20-50 pounds, and “large” for dogs over 50 pounds). You can also specify how tough your dog is with his or her toys (“gentle/1,” “average/2,” or “ruff!/3”). For those of you who read my dog box reviews, you’ll know Nyx is in the “ruff!” category.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review purposes. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This review is of the Large, Ruff, $29.95 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: Wigglebutt Box
The Cost: $35 a month + free shipping. Save with longer subscriptions
The Products: High quality treats and food sourced from the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand with no wheat, corn, or soy and toys designed to fit your dog’s size and chewing habits.
Ships to: United States
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist
There was an information card detailing the items in the box – this month had a Halloween theme! There was also a card asking you to share photos of your box on social media.
Amazon Basics Dog Waste Bags (1 roll) – Value $0.25
We go through a lot of these thanks to Nyx’s high fiber diet, so these will get used. (Actually, after learning about them in a past Wigglebutt Box, I bought the 900-count package from Amazon.)
Best Bully Stick (12”) – Value $5.69
Without a label, I am relying on the information card to locate this item online. These are sourced from free-range, grass-fed beef cattle. And, just like the product listing says, I found this to be odor free (at least to human noses), which was great.
And the bully stick receives the official Sneaky Bite of Approval.
Seasonal Kerchief – Value $5?
You will get a kerchief/bandana in most Wigglebutt Boxes, I have found. This one is actually big enough for a Rottweiler neck, which is appreciated. (Some supposedly “large” dog boxes send things that are too small for Nyx.)
Preppy Puppy Pumpkin Cookie – Value $3?
Preppy Puppy Bakery is a wholesale-only site, so I am estimating the value here. It is nice to get some fun, seasonal, non-mass-produced items, and this is free of wheat, soy, and corn!
This bandana did fit Nyx, though she didn’t really understand the whole “look at the camera” concept.
Kong Cuteseas Octopus (large) – Value $8.81
Nyx loves plush toys so this was a hit. The legs have crinkly paper or something in them. It held up longer than expected, even for Nyx.
Spunky Pup Fetch and Glow (large) – Value $5.99
Spunky Pup is a brand I first learned about through subscription boxes. Nyx and I have found their toys to be fairly durable. This apparently glows in the dark and floats, although we weren’t able to test that (Nyx hates water). But Nyx does enjoy playing with toy balls, especially when they fit in her mouth, so this was a win. (It is also recyclable.)
Vaessen Creative Dog Paw Punch from Darice (5/8”) – Value $6.03
There is usually a small item for pet owners in Wigglebutt Box; this month it is a dog paw-shaped paper punch. There are a lot of dogs in my extended family so I can think of a few occasions to use this.
Here is what the paper punch does. Not so good to make confetti (since the toe pads don’t connect to the main paw), but a fun little decorative touch for dog-related cards and other paper goods.
Merrick Jerky Chip Treats in Beef (10 oz) – Value $5.03
We’ve had pretty good luck with Merrick cat food in the past, but I didn’t know much about their dog products before now. These are made in the US with no ingredients from China, which is great, and they are also free of grains and soy. It is best to read the ingredients list, though, as these contain chicken fat so they may not be suitable for some dogs with allergies.
Here are some photos of Nyx with the octopus toy.
Here is an “after” shot of the octopus. Nyx really did like this toy!
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $39.80 for this month’s Wigglebutt Box. That is a little over the cost of the box and is an improvement over last month. I thought the variety of items was nice and I like that the value was fairly evenly spread out over all the items, so if one thing doesn’t work for you, you can still get quite a lot out of this box. Plus, I really did enjoy seeing Nyx play with the octopus!
What do you think of the October 2016 Wigglebutt Box dog subscription box? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?