Pupjoy Dog Subscription Box Review + Coupon – August 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, dog size, and frequency you’d like to receive boxes.
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 87 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.
COUPON: Use code MSABONUS to super-Size your first order with 2 free items on any Uno Box plan or 3 free items on Grande or Power Chewer Plans!
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.
Pupjoy Chicken Jerky from Scout & Zoe’s (6 oz) – Value $10?
I didn’t see this particular variety of jerky in the Pupjoy shop, so I gave it the value of their steak jerky (their venison jerky is more expensive, but chicken is a cheaper meat option). Nyx can’t have chicken, but I did get the venison version of these in a past box and they were really high quality. Do use fairly soon after opening, though, as these don’t contain preservatives.
Hero TPR Squeaker Bone Ball (7” diameter) – Value $25
I think I received the 7” size of this item (it is available in a lot of sizes, but this one is appropriate for Nyx, who weighs 87 pounds). This is pretty durable, though Nyx has only had it once so far. Naturally, the sound irritates me so she wants to squeak it as often as possible. At least *she* is having fun.
LuckyDog Teriyaki Beef Bites (4 oz) – Value $7.49
These are wheat, corn, and soy free and they actually do have an ingredients list that sounds like an Asian dish (including beef, honey, broccoli, and ginger). They are made in the USA and they are pretty small, so they’d work as training treats for a larger dog or as regular treats for small breeds.
4 Paws Butcher Shop Chicken Burger with Veggies (4 oz) – Value $9.99
This is made with human grade ingredients and is grain free. There are lots of veggies in here (carrot, sweet potato, peas, kale) but dogs are omnivores and veggies are going to have a lot of vitamins and fiber and other good stuff. These are also made in the USA.
Large Squeaker Stick – Value $12
Nyx really likes toys like this; she has a few others in similar styles. Last night she was being lazy and this kept rolling away from her and she’d stare forlornly at it. Sometimes she will roll on her back on the floor and we put one of these under her because it will squeak and it’s really funny. Anyway, this one was a hit.
American Dog, Da Bone Toy – Value $21
This was heavy canvas with some crinkle paper in it (but no stuffing and no squeaker, thankfully). Nyx gnawed on it for awhile and did eventually put a hole in it, but she is more destructive than most dogs, and she had fun while it lasted.
Here is Nyx playing with a few of the toys from the box. She was feeling lazy and spent much of her time on the floor, but I thought the pictures were kind of funny.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $85.48 for the August Pupjoy box. Now, I think some of the values for the dog toys were a bit high, but even if you knocked $20 off the calculated value, you are still getting a pretty good deal when compared to the cost of the subscription. There was a lot in this box and it was all toys and treats, which I tend to prefer in a dog box over grooming supplies and such (though that is a personal preference). And Nyx had a blast with the toys, too!
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