Wigglebutt Box Dog Subscription Review + Coupon – August 2017
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. My dog, Nyx, is a Rottweiler who currently weighs about 86 pounds.
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.
There was also some product literature for one of the items in the box.
Wigglebutt Box Double Wall Tumbler – Listed Value $10.99
There’s always some sort of gift for the pet parent in Wigglebutt Box and this month it is a tumbler. I had a few of these but they seem to have disappeared so I am happy to get a new one. I use them to make iced tea at work by pouring hot tea over ice!
Charlee Bear Grain Free Crunch Treats in Bacon and Blueberry (8 oz) – Value $4.39
These are grain free and also soy free. The main animal protein is dehydrated pork (there is also some bacon fat). These are made in the USA and are relatively small treats, so they should work for a lot of smaller dogs, too, or they would be good training treats for larger dogs. This brand is new to me but actually seems to be pretty widely available.
Powerbark Portable Meal Bar – Value $4 (buy a pack of 3 for $12)
These are meant to be on-the-go food for dogs, like if you hike or something. Nyx would need to eat rather a lot of them for a full meal, though they have some grain-based ingredients so unfortunately, she can’t have them (this will be passed along for a dog in my extended family to enjoy). These are made in the USA and are free of animal proteins, so they WILL work for a lot of dogs with food allergies.
Petqwerks Babble Ball – Value $5.38
This is the funniest dog toy ever. I know, because this is our 4th or 5th one. They make all sorts of different animal noises when they are moved. Although, my husband is not too keen on me taking this one out of the package. Our last one got to where it would go off whenever there was loud thunder or a cat running through the room, so we’d hear lion roars and weird bird sounds in the middle of the night. But these are definitely good for a laugh. (Nyx likes them too. She is so curious about the sounds, she tilts her head to the side and concentrates and it is just hilarious.)
Petqwerks Pet Newspaper – Value $5.70
This is a standard stuffing-free squeaker toy. Nyx liked it quite a bit. The outer fabric texture is a thick canvas and she didn’t manage to tear a hole in it, which is great – she’ll get to play with it again.
Wigglebutt Box Seasonal Kerchief – Listed Value $6
You’ll always get a seasonal kerchief with this box. We received size XL. See a picture of Nyx in it below; it is plenty big enough for a thick Rottweiler neck. And the pink looks so fun next to Nyx’s black fur. (These are triangles and the fabric is a little stiff. I’m not sure of the fiber content but they tie easily enough and stay tied.)
Amazon Basics Dog Waste Bags – Value $0.25
I first discovered these pick-up bags in Wigglebutt Box and now they’re the only kind I buy. They’re really cheap but they open easily and who really wants to spend money on something that picks up dog waste and gets thrown away? I’m always happy to get more of these.
Natural Dog Snout Soother – Listed Value $9.95
I used the value from the information card here because I think this is a sample size not available on the manufacturer’s site. Although this is listed as being for dry, cracked, or bleeding dog noses, it can be used on other parts of the dog as well. I tried to put some on Nyx’s feet last night (that’s where her skin gets worst). Once I can convince her I am not trying to trim her nails (though that’s coming, we have a vet appointment for it), I think she will take more kindly to the application of this product. But it may require a bit of effort on my part. Still, this is a useful product for us because Nyx has dry skin issues as a side effect of her medications.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $46.66 for this month’s Wigglebutt Box. That is well above the cost of the box. I liked that there were a few exclusive items but also some current toys and treats that could easily be purchased again. Nyx looked very stylish in the kerchief and enjoyed the toys, too, so she was happy. (Lately, she has been watching me for all unboxings and goes away disappointed if it is not a dog box. So this one made her day.)