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RescueBox Dog Subscription Box Review – November 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 90-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!



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

This review is of the Large Dog, $29.95 a month, box. 


The Subscription Box: Rescue Box

The Cost: $29.95 a month + free shipping

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

Ships to: U.S.

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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.


“I Ate Santa’s Cookies” Hat by Outward Hound – Value $4.99

I wondered at first if this would work for Nyx because I’ve never tried putting clothing on her before (other than kerchiefs/bandanas at her neck) but she actually didn’t mind so much. I think to get a good picture I would’ve needed to put something inside it, like a cone-shaped birthday hat, to get it to stand up. (Yes, I have put birthday hats on dogs before…)


Paw Tree Pin by The Animal Rescue Site – Value $12.95

There is usually one human-oriented item in Rescue Box and it is usually from the Animal Rescue Site’s collection.  This month it is this pin, which fits in quite nicely with the overall theme.  See a better view below.  (This seems to be high quality – all the stones were present and the metal finish looked nice.)

Power Plush Twinkle Sock Monkey by Lulubelles – Value $9.99

This is cute and fits the box theme, but it is way too small to safely give to Nyx so it will be passed on to someone with a smaller dog.


Here’s a closer shot of the pin. See the little paws?


Fruitables in Vanilla Snowflake Flavor (7 oz) – Value $4.99

These are free of wheat, corn, and soy and made in the USA. They also have a lot of fiber and appear to be free of animal proteins, so they’d be a good choice for dogs with food allergies.

Zippy Paws Z-Stitch Warriorz Santa – Value $9.99

I was happy to see this (so was Nyx!). We have had Z-Stitch toys from Zippy Paws before and they stand up to a lot of abuse. Nyx actually still has one we got in a dog subscription box a few months ago (not a Santa, but same basic design).





Nyx was, surprisingly, not too bothered by the hat, but I also couldn’t get it to stand up straight on her head for a picture.

Verdict: I calculated a value of $42.91 for November’s Rescue Box. That is pretty good for a $30 dog subscription box that contains items currently in production from the manufacturers (as opposed to closeouts). The items all fit a holiday theme this month (they don’t promise a theme) and came well in advance of Christmas, which of course is much better than getting them one or two days before. And the Z-Stitch Santa was a big win! (I was a little bummed about the tiny sock monkey toy, however. If you have a giant breed dog, this box may not work quite as well for you.)

What do you think of the November 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 RescueBox Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Dogs| Tags: rescuebox | 3 comments

Comments (3)

  1. Thanks for the review! Thinking I may get them and take them to a shelter(s) each month. My blind rescue really does not play with toys. It will be like doubling the impact of the sub.

  2. We get the RescueBox for small dogs and they always send the best toys! My girls have a bucket of toys but they always fight over the new one from the RescueBox! It’s a race to see who can get to it first. They will play with that toy to the exclusion of all others. They know it came in their special box. In our November box we also had a HUGE bag of dried up lung bits which completely grossed me out but they went nuts for. And the snowflake cookies are made with real snowflakes y’all. How cute is that? This is one of the best subscription boxes for dogs and it supports shelter animals. Since my girls are both rescues we feel it’s appropriate and helps pay it forward. Can’t wait to see what’s in December’s box!

  3. Nyx is so cute!

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