Pupjoy Dog Subscription Box Review + Coupon – May 2017
Pupjoy is a fully customizable subscription box for dogs. Treats are made in the U.S., 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 86 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: U.S. (free), and lots of other countries listed on the checkout page (contact Pupjoy for shipping costs outside the U.S.)
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
There’s not a traditional information card for this box due to the degree of customization available.
Paws Pizzeria Dog Pizza – Value $10
This brand is new to me. I think the packaging is fun (and it is made from 100% post-consumer recycled material). This is made and sourced in the US and the main ingredients are chicken and sweet potatoes. (Unfortunately, Nyx can’t have chicken due to her IBD, so I will pass this along for someone else’s dog to enjoy.)
Hugglehounds Squeaky Cow Ball– Value $15
This was a good size for Nyx and she didn’t manage to puncture it, which was amazing. (Although we had several dog subscription boxes to get through, so I didn’t let her have it for a super long time.) She mostly wanted to pull the horns off, which is not surprising. This squeaked but it was not the most annoying squeak I’ve ever heard from a dog toy.
Scout and Zoe’s Natural Elk Antler Dog Chew – Value $16?
Nyx has never had elk before and probably actually could try this, even with her IBD, but based on the way she plays with toys, I am a little afraid to give it to her. I suspect she would chew this just long enough to break it into a swallowable piece, then down the hatch it would go, which I don’t really want her to do. At any rate, I’d recommend supervising your dog if s/he is new to this type of chew.
Note: Although marked with the word “jumbo,” this does not look like any of the larger antler chews on the Scout & Zoe’s site (even allowing for natural variation in this type of product), so I am assuming it is one of the “Canine Cookies” and have priced it accordingly.
Finley’s Finest Dog Treats in Apple Cinnamon (8 oz) – Value $11
These are wheat, corn, and soy free, which is important for dogs with allergies and food sensitivities. (They also don’t have any animal protein.) They do have oat flour (a source of soluble fiber) and lots of vitamins. I recently discovered Pupjoy’s shop, where these and other items from the box are available, so if you find something your dog really likes, even from a smaller/indie brand like this, you can get more.
Pupjoy Turmeric and Herb Sirloin (6 oz) – Value $15
These are grain free, which is great for dogs with allergies and food sensitivities. The main protein is beef (there is also a little egg) and then they have turmeric, black pepper, and coconut oil (the coconut oil and black pepper can help with the absorption of beneficial anti-inflammatory compounds from the turmeric).
Here are some shots of Nyx enjoying the cow toy.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $67 for the May Pupjoy box. Even if I am not right about the value of the antler chew, and you take a few dollars off the total value, it is still a great deal for a customizable box with natural and eco-friendly items. Nyx thought the toy was fun and everything seemed very high quality.
What do you think of the May 2017 Pupjoy? Do you subscribe to any dog boxes?