Pupjoy is a fully customizable subscription box for dogs. Treats are made in the US, often from smaller or artisan producers. You can select a box for one or multiple dogs, a box containing treats only, toys and accessories only or all three categories of items. Other choices include grain free, protein sensitive, and organic, toy preferences, dog size, and frequency you'd like to receive boxes.
This is a review of the Power Chewers, $39 a month, box. The size selected was “large,” which is 50-100 pounds. (My dog, Nyx, is a Rottweiler who weighs about 84 pounds right now.) I provided a specific list of Nyx’s food issues (that we know of) and the treats were selected according to her dietary requirements (she has inflammatory bowel disease).
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: Pupjoy Chewers Box
The Cost: $39 a month + free US shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.
The Products: Toys, treats, and accessories customized for your pet’s needs and preferences
Ships to: US (free) and lots of other countries, which are listed on the checkout page. (Contact Pupjoy for shipping costs outside the US.)
Pupjoy March 2018 Review
Pupjoy can vary a lot from subscriber to subscriber depending on what parameters you select during sign-up.
But let’s see what they sent for a large-breed dog with IBD:
There’s not a traditional information card for this box due to the degree of customization available.
I can’t find this item for sale online (only a smaller one on eBay, for about $15). The idea is, you can fling this pretty far by putting your fingers in an opening on the end, as illustrated on the packaging. For various reasons, I can’t throw this (Nyx has issues with the ligaments in her knees, and she is immune suppressed, so we don’t do any free play outside), but she was happy enough to lick it excessively when I put some peanut butter inside it.
Pet Projekt Large Green Ribbed Toss Toy – Retail Value $8.69
This allegedly floats, although Nyx is not really into playing in the water (I don’t think Rotties tend to like water). There is a hole that extends all the way through so you can put treats in there. I have recently discovered that Nyx can have a little bit of peanut butter without issue, and I also have a few types of cookie that are OK for her. I haven’t tried this yet, but I also think if I could block off one end, I could fill it with water and freeze it, and that she would absolutely love that. Anyway, she was interested when I stuffed a few treats in here.
Sodapup Coffee Cup Treat Dispenser – Retail Value $13.99
Sodapup toys are super durable, we’ve received some of the can-shaped toys from that brand before and they hold up well. This is made from the same material in a slightly different shape. There are holes in both ends so your dog’s tongue can’t get stuck in there. Nyx is finally starting to understand treat-dispensing toys (it took her awhile because there aren’t too many treats she can have) and this has already seen a little use.
Sodapup Super Veggie Treats (4 oz)
Sodapup treats must be fairly new to the market. This is the first time I’ve seen them (and thanks to dog subscription boxes, I’ve seen nearly every kind of treat imaginable) and you can’t yet buy them online. Anyway, these are free of grains and animal proteins so Nyx can have them. (Of course, she loved them but she gets excited about ice…)
Scout and Zoe’s Veggie Hearts Dog Treats (6 oz)
These include sweet potato, carrots, green beans, and peas. However, they do also have oat-based ingredients in them, so I’ll be passing them along to another dog to enjoy. In fairness to the people at Pupjoy, Nyx has an extremely restricted diet due to her IBD and getting 2 out of 3 treats she can have (see below) is remarkable. (Some Scout and Zoe’s treats are sold online, but these are not.)
Sodapup Carob Croissant Dog Treats (4 oz)
These were cute little croissant-shaped treats with no grains or animal proteins. As you will see in the final photo at the bottom of this review, Nyx thought they were pretty great. I’ll be excited if/when Sodapup gets this product line added to their e-commerce offerings.
I put just a little bit of peanut butter in this toy and Nyx got very excited. I didn’t get great pictures of it because she spent most of her time licking it while it was on the floor. I definitely felt safe leaving this with her, it was quite sturdy.
Nyx eats one of the croissant treats. (Yeah, there is gunk in her teeth, I just realized it after I took the photo. She’d just eaten a green-colored treat from another box.)
Verdict: I was not able to calculate a total value for the March 2018 Pupjoy Power Chewers Box since many of the items were not yet available online. I will say, I am impressed that Nyx could have so many of the treats, and the toys all seemed durable. I will note that power chewer-type toys do tend to be treat-dispensers more often than not, so keep that in mind if you are thinking of subscribing. For what it’s worth, there were six items, which gives an average value of $6.50 per item. Since the lowest-priced item I could find online was more than this, I feel like it is a pretty good deal (especially considering the customization).
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your first box would probably be April's. Also, box content can vary a lot based on your dog’s profile quiz. (Some past boxes may be available in the Pupjoy shop.)
Coupon – Use code MSABONUS to get free bonus goodies with your first order. 2 extra items with any Uno Box plan, 3 extra on Grande or Power Chewer plans.
Value Breakdown: At $39 for this box, you are paying approximately $6.50 per item.
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What do you think of the March 2018 Pupjoy? Do you subscribe to any dog boxes?