PawPack Subscription Review + 50% Off Coupon – January 2018
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.
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 January 2018 “Woof-Stock” Review
PawPack is a box meant for heavy chewers, and often the treats they include are all natural, too:
The box comes with this information card. Although they could’ve gone with a Valentine’s Day theme, I appreciate them branching out a bit.
Cookie from Dante’s Doggy Delights – Estimated Value $3
This particular design isn’t available from the Dante’s Doggy Delights Etsy shop, so I’ve estimated the value based on my best guess regarding per-package cookie count and cookie size. (This company is in Canada, which explains the strange prices in the Etsy shop, as Etsy does automatic currency conversion. Anyway, this means shipping would be super expensive, so it is fun to get a product like this to try out in a subscription box.) This is the grain free version of the cookie, which is great, because Nyx can have it (since I gave her the Hippy treats already, I’m waiting a few days to let her have this, but she has done fine with Dante’s cookies in the past).
RuffDawg K9 Flyer – Retail Value $8.99
This is a thick rubber and actually a bit different from most of the flying disc-type toys we receive in dog subscription boxes. It feels quite sturdy. This is good, since Nyx totally doesn’t “get” Frisbees and just wants to chew on them…
Grandma Hippie Chick from Charming Pet – Retail Value $10.99
This is a rubber squeaky toy. It is a relatively thin rubber, but Nyx didn’t really want to use it as a chew toy (see below for an explanation of why), so I actually think it will last a long time. This thing made the weirdest (and funniest) sound I’ve heard from a dog toy for a long time. I see that several designs are made for this product, so not all subscribers may have received the same exact one.
Benji’s Farm Hippy (4 oz) – Buy 7 oz for $12
I really wanted to take a picture of me feeding one of these to Nyx, but she kept grabbing them out of my hand too quickly. (She doesn’t get treats often so she gets REALLY excited when she can have one.) These are thin (1/4 inch or so) paw-shaped cookie-type treats made from pea flour and peanut butter. They have turmeric, cayenne, and bay leaf, which are supposed to help with inflammation. They are made in the USA and free from animal proteins as well as grain, so they will be suitable for a lot of dogs with food issues.
Peace Love Jerky Treats for Dogs in Chicken (2 oz) – Buy 4 oz for $11.99
This is made and sourced in the USA and is preservative and additive free as well as being grain free (it is really just a single-ingredient treat). Nyx is unable to eat chicken due to her IBD but I know several people with dogs who would be more than happy to have this. (If you have this item, please note that the maker’s website says to keep it refrigerated after opening.)
Here is Nyx with the chicken toy. The sound this thing makes is hard to describe, but it is loud and it is unusual for a dog toy. So most of Nyx’s time with this toy was spent biting it once, hearing the sound, and then staring at it like it was on fire. Which was hilarious, but difficult to capture on film.
Nyx was not the only one who found this thing fascinating…
Verdict: Many of the items this month were not available in the sizes from the box for individual purchase, so I couldn’t calculate a total value for the January PawPack. However, I was happy with the box. Nyx can have 2 of the 3 treats, which is an excellent rate considering her gastrointestinal issues, and I got a lot of laughs out of the chicken toy (I can’t say Nyx loved playing with it, but she definitely got some mental stimulation from it, which seems like it would be a good thing).
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your first box would be February’s.
Value Breakdown: This box cost me $31.50 + free shipping, which means that each of the 5 items in the box has an average cost of $6.30.
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What do you think of the January PawPack? Do you subscribe to any dog boxes?