Pupjoy is a fully customizable subscription box for dogs. Treats are made in the US, often from smaller or artisan producers. You can select a box for one or multiple dogs, a box containing treats only, toys and accessories only or all three categories of items. Other choices include grain free, protein sensitive, and organic, toy preferences, and dog size.
This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
This is a review of Grande-sized Natural, $39 a month box, which includes grain free treats and “inquisitive"-durable toys (that is, designed for dogs who destroy soft toys). The size selected was “large,” which is 50-100 pounds. (My dog, Nyx, is a Rottweiler who weighs about 90 pounds right now.)
The Subscription Box: Pupjoy
The Cost: $29 a month for the Uno-size Natural Box, $33 a month for the Uno-size Premium Box, $39 a month for the Grande-size Natural Box, $44 a month for the Grande-size Premium Box.
The Products: Toys, treats, and accessories customized for your pet’s needs and preferences
Ships to: US (free), and lots of other countries listed on the checkout page (contact Pupjoy for shipping costs outside the US)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
There’s not a traditional information card for this box.
Bedtime Bones (4.75 oz) – Value $10.99
These are rye- and oat-based dog biscuits with chamomile. Apparently, chamomile works on dogs just like it works on people. This company actually has its own subscription box. I suppose it is worth a try if your dog is super excitable and has a hard time calming down at night.
Spunky Pup Fetch & Chew (large) – Value $12.99
This works as a fetch toy or a chew toy. You can put treats in the end, but Nyx was interested even without treats. (One thing I love about Nyx is how she gets excited about literally every toy I give to her. No matter that she gets like six new toys on some days.)
Sodapup Can Toy, Original (XL) – Value $19.99
We first learned about Sodapup toys from Bullymake Box. They are super durable. I like to put just a little bit of Nyx’s wet food inside and she goes crazy for these then. They are durable and easy to clean.
Amelia & Holly’s Tangled Pup in Blue (6 oz) – Value $10.50
One great thing about dog subscription boxes is how many little companies you learn about that you’d never have heard of otherwise. These are grain free and also free of animal protein so they are an excellent choice for dogs with allergies. They are free of preservatives so be sure to use them within a few weeks of receiving, though.
Scout & Zoe’s PB Wafers Dog Treats (6 oz) – Value $14?
These seem to have been discontinued so I estimated the value based on similar products from Scout & Zoe’s. Scout and Zoe’s is a company dedicated to making treats for dogs with allergies and they have a lot of offerings available with unusual proteins (click the link in this paragraph to see some of what they make).
Even without treats, Nyx thought this was pretty awesome. She chewed on it for like a whole hour and while she did cause some damage, it was remarkably durable.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $68.47 for the November Pupjoy Box. That is one of the best values I have ever seen for this box. The toys were super durable and the treats were excellent for dogs with allergies. (There is some customization available for this box so you can tailor it to your dog’s specific food needs.) I am really impressed with the contents of this box as well as the value, especially considering that the treats are premium/natural/from small companies.
What do you think of the November 2016 Pupjoy? Do you subscribe to any dog boxes?