RescueBox Dog Review + 50% Off Coupon – January 2018
RescueBox is a monthly subscription box for dogs or cats. For dogs, choose from small (up to 20 pounds), medium (20-50 pounds), and large (50+ pounds). They are associated with Greater Good (the folks who brought you The Hunger Site, The Animal Rescue Site, and more), and your purchase of a subscription will help provide food and vaccines to shelter pets!
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This review is of the Large Dog, $29.95 a month, box. For reference, my dog Nyx is an 86-pound Rottweiler.
The Subscription Box: RescueBox
The Cost: $29.95 a month + free shipping. Save with 3, 6, and 12-month subscriptions.
LIMITED TIME DEAL: Use coupon code 50OFF1M to save 50% off your first box!
The Products: Toys and treats for your pet and accessories for pet lovers
Ships to: U.S.
RescueBox January 2018 Review
This box is pretty reliably holiday-themed in months where there is a major holiday occurring, and with New Year’s over, we got Valentine’s Day:
Included was an information card with more information about the items in the box and more information on The Rescue Box’s charity efforts.
There was also a flyer relating to coffee. I didn’t pay a ton of attention because I am not a coffee drinker and my husband has decided to quit coffee cold turkey, at least temporarily, for some reason I don’t understand. But it is there if you are interested.
Zippypaws Jigglerz Dog Toy (pink bear) – Retail Value $11.99
I don’t think a month has gone by yet that I haven’t gotten at least one Zippypaws toy in a dog subscription box. But, they are really well made (as in, they are plushes but last Nyx more than 2-3 play sessions, if not longer). That was also the case for this bear which she did love quite a bit. For what it’s worth, Zippypaws toys have LOUD squeakers that are pretty high on the “annoying” scale.
It always gets me when dog treats have fruit flavors, but I have to remember that dogs are omnivores and actually do like sweet things (unlike cats). These do have some grain-based ingredients (oats, barley, and brown rice), so I will be passing them along to someone whose dog doesn’t have Nyx’s dietary issues. These are vegetarian, though, so they should work for a lot of dogs with food allergies. Plus, they are sourced and made in the USA!
Petlou DOGz (7”) – Retail Value $12.49
Here is our second annoying squeaky toy of the month. (Annoying from my perspective, that is. Nyx loves these things.) Two-toy months are always wonderful for us because of Nyx’s food issues. The whole round inside part of this seems to be a squeaker. So far, Nyx hasn’t been able to rip the coating open, so that’s nice.
Larry’s Leftovers Dog Kisscuits Bacon w/Blueberries (1 oz) – Listed Value $5.99
I can only find these available via a wholesale site, which is not reflective of what you’d actually pay to buy them, so I have listed the value from the information card. These are primarily wheat-based biscuits so they will work for some dogs, but are not the best choice for dogs with food issues. I am sure one of my neighbors will be happy to have them (there are a lot of dogs on my street).
Jones Natural Chews Pig Pumpers – Retail Value $3.49
My first reaction to this was EWWW. Because it is a desiccated (roasted?) pig heart. Granted, dogs like gross things. I think I’d try to keep your dog off the carpet with this one. I am pretty sure the presence of this item is why Sneaky (one of my cats) was desperately trying to get into this box the day it arrived. I do find it funny that an ACTUAL heart was included in a Valentine’s Day-themed box.
Here are some shots of Nyx with the bear toy. She will get to play with this one again (yay! that doesn’t always happen).
Verdict: I calculated a value of $38.95 for January’s RescueBox. That is about $8 higher than the cost of the box on a month-to-month basis, so it is a good deal even if you consider one or two of the information card prices to be inflated (for what it’s worth, the retail values I found for some of the items were higher than what the information card says, so it kind of evens out). I was happy to receive two toys, both of which proved to be durable.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your first box would be February’s.
Coupon – Use coupon code 50OFF1M to save 50% off your first box!
Value Breakdown: At a box price of $29.95, you are paying approximately the following per item:
- Pink Bear Plush $9.22
- Fruitables treats $3.84
- Emoji Plush $9.60
- Kisscuits cookies $4.61
- Pork heart $2.68
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