PawPack Subscription Review + 50% Off Coupon – December 2017
PawPack is a subscription box for dogs. They are now owned by Pet GiftBox, and they’ve recently undergone a bit of rebranding. Treats are still all-natural and premium, but this box is now marketed more towards heavy chewers (like my dog!). For reference, my dog is a Rottweiler, who currently weighs about 87 pounds.
This is a review of the large (51+ pound) dog box ($31.5o per month).
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.)
The Subscription Box: PawPack
The Cost: $31.5o per month on a month-to-month plan, with better deals for longer subscriptions. Shipping is free in the continental US and $10 for Alaska, Hawaii, the UK, Canada, and Australia.
COUPON: Save 50% off your first box with code MSA50!
The Products: Full sized surprise items each month along with various samples and other goodies. Everything will always be either Eco-Friendly, Organic, or All-Natural.
Ships to: U.S. for free!
PawPack December 2017 Review
PawPack is a box meant for heavy chewers, and often the treats they include are all natural, too:
I did not receive an information card this month.
Candy Cane Puppy Scoops Ice Cream Mix – Retail Value $6.99
Puppy Scoops is a powder that you mix with water and freeze to make a dog-safe ice cream. This one is peppermint flavored. My mom’s dog is a huge fan of this stuff, so we’re going to pass it along to her (this is lactose-free but does have some milk proteins and I’m hesitant to give dairy ingredients to Nyx due to her IBD).
Charming Pet Penguin – Estimated Value $9.49
These seem to have been a limited run for the holiday season, so I have linked to and used the price from a similar toy from the same manufacturer. This is a “puzzle” toy that can be pulled apart and Nyx made it her mission to yank it into two pieces. (Well, that, and she tried to eat the puff ball on the end of the cap.)
Soda Pup Holiday Treat Dispenser and Chew Toy (large) – Retail Value $12.99
Soda Pup toys are made from a very durable rubber (I know because we have several of them). This has holes in both ends (so your dog’s tongue won’t get stuck in there through suction) and can be used as a treat dispenser or even a slow feeder if you feed kibble. I put some Nyx-safe small treats in here and she got a kick out of rolling it around and trying to get the treats out.
Vo-Toys Felt Dog Stocking – Estimated Value $9.39
The dog version of this doesn’t seem to be available anymore (except from third-party sellers on Amazon) but I found one from the same maker for cats at this wholesale site with a suggested retail value so that’s what I put up above. This is an actual stocking that you hang above the fireplace (at first I thought it was a plush toy). I may pass this along since Nyx gets new toys from dog subscription boxes nearly every day so I don’t specifically buy her Christmas presents.
The Gift Box Reindeer Bites (6 oz) – Estimated Value $5.99
These were made exclusively for The Gift Box so you can’t buy them elsewhere. They appear to be the same as a treat from Pet Gift Box (dog version) with a different label, so I’ve estimated the same value here. These have cranberry, which could help with urinary health. Perhaps it makes me odd, but I found myself wishing the protein was ACTUAL reindeer here (because then Nyx could probably have it). Oh well. (The protein is chicken.)
Here is Nyx with the penguin puzzle toy. She was bent on destroying this…
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $44.85 for the December PawPack. That is a really good value for this box. (Even though I had to estimate a lot of the values, it is more than $10 over the month-to-month cost of the subscription.) I feel that the toys were pretty durable, which is the main draw of this box, so it was definitely a success in that regard. This month was not the best, treat-wise, for a dog with food sensitivities, but last month Nyx could have all the treats, so sometimes you do luck out there (and sometimes you don’t).
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your first box would be January’s.
Value Breakdown: At $31.50 per box, you are paying approximately the following per item:
- Puppy Scoops $4.91
- Penguin toy $6.67
- Soda Pup toy $9.12
- Stocking $6.59
- Treats $4.21
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What do you think of the December PawPack? Do you subscribe to any dog boxes?