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PetBox Dog Subscription Review + Coupon – September 2017

PetBox September 2017 Dog Subscription Box

PetBox is a monthly “bite-sized” gift box for cats or dogs of any size and part of TheGiftBox family. 

Our boxes contain a variety of products including treats, chews (dogs only) and toys. We focus on treats that are limited ingredient, all natural and delicious. Our dog toys will vary from plush toys, to stuffingless to extra durable. Kitty toys will range from balls, to catnip products to other fun feathery chasers.

PetBox is a “bite sized” monthly subscription box. Filled with a few goodies, it’s perfect for pet parents on a budget, or for those pets that like to hoard their treats and toys.

PetBox September 2017 Dog Subscription Box

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 the Hefty Hound, $14.99 a month + free shipping, box.

PetBox September 2017 Dog Subscription Box

The Subscription Box: PetBox

The Cost: $14.99/month-to-month, $9.99/month with an annual subscription or $17.99 for a one-time purchase. Shipping is free!

COUPON: Use code MSA50 to save 50% off your first box!

The Products: ‘Each box has a variety of items including a toy, treats and a chew(for dogs). Treats are always premium brands with limited ingredients. Toys can vary, but some of the dog items you might receive would be a ball, plush toy, durable toy, stuffingless toy, or waterproof toy etc.’ This is a review of the ‘Hefty Hound’ box for dogs over 50 pounds. 

Ships to: USA

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PetBox September 2017 Dog Subscription Box

The card doesn’t list a theme, but the theme for September was ‘back to school’ –  or ‘bark to school’, as one of the items puts it. 

PetBox September 2017 Dog Subscription Box

Petbox is related to other boxes in TheGiftBox line. It’s like the little sibling of Pet GiftBox since it sends fewer items for a lower price. I really like the idea of a less expensive pet box as a small treat.

PetBox September 2017 Dog Subscription Box

PetBox September 2017 Dog Subscription Box

The Dog Ate My Homework Natural Dog Treats, 3oz – Value $1.50? (based on similar 2oz product)

These are two hard cookies flavored with peanut butter. It’s hard to tell in the photo, but they say ‘homework’ at the top.

PetBox September 2017 Dog Subscription Box

This is Jasper’s ‘don’t watch me while I’m eating’ look. Don’t be fooled by the long face; he enjoyed these treats. 

PetBox September 2017 Dog Subscription Box

PetBox September 2017 Dog Subscription Box

PetBox September 2017 Dog Subscription Box

Bark Bars Milk & Cookies Natural Dog Treats, 4oz – Value $3.33? (based on similar 12oz product)

These are made by the same company as the homework treats. They’re a little bit softer and more crumbly.

PetBox September 2017 Dog Subscription Box

Jasper really liked these. I’m using them as his reward for behaving around my new little kitten. They’ve worked so far!

PetBox September 2017 Dog Subscription Box

PetBox September 2017 Dog Subscription Box

Bark to School Bus Toy – Value $8?

This school bus was made for Pet Giftbox, so I couldn’t find a separate value for it. The wheels are plush like the body, so they’re not easy to pull off.

PetBox September 2017 Dog Subscription Box

I should have known Jasper would like this since barking at large vehicles is one of his favorite pastimes. Shortly after this photo was taken, he tried very hard to bite the eyes out of the bus. I’m not sure why he was fixated on that particular spot, but the toy held up and he was not successful. The bus has a kind of long-suffering expression, doesn’t it?

PetBox September 2017 Dog Subscription Box

Meet Zak, who was also a fan of the bus. Zak was abandoned after falling off a low window ledge during a storm on Tuesday night, but he’s doing fine now. 

This is where I have to mention that all three items in this box also appeared in the 2016 September Pet Giftbox. That’s fine – the treats expire in 2018 – but that box is currently on sale for $14.99 and comes with an additional toy and bag of treats. 

Verdict: My estimated value is $12.83. Since a bigger version of this box is available for $14.99 with free shipping, it’s better to buy that one instead. My dog really enjoyed all three items, and the school theme was cute. I do like the idea of a smaller $15/month box, but I would like to see unique items that aren’t discounted on their website. 

What do you think of September’s PetBox? Have you got any ‘the dog ate my homework’ stories? (One time my bird ate the bottom half of a book report…) 


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Written by Désirée Eien

Désirée Eien

Désirée has survived the subscription box rollercoaster since 2013. Her other hobbies include meticulously over-researching minor purchases, crafting things she hopes to pass off as gifts, and dressing her cat up in silly costumes.

Posted in Pet Subscription Boxes, PetBox Reviews, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Dogs, TheGiftBox Reviews| Tags: petbox | 4 comments

Comments (4)

  1. Well now I am obsessed with Zak and Jasper!!!

    • There’ll be a review soon featuring my other kitty, Shishi. She’s an orange fluffball who carefully inspects all incoming mail.


    Jasper is also a cutie!

    • Isn’t he tiny? Even though I took that photo very recently, he’s actually grown a bit since then.

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