RescueBox Dog Review + Coupon – March 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.
The Products: Toys and treats for your pet and accessories for pet lovers
Ships to: U.S.
RescueBox March 2018 Review
This box is pretty reliably holiday-themed in months where there is a major holiday occurring, but they opted for a non-holiday theme this month:
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. The box contained the same offer last month.
Zippypaws Caterpillar with 6 Squeakers – Retail Value $9.99
Zippypaws toys show up in a lot of dog subscription boxes, but for plush toys, they’re one of the most durable brands. Nyx has quite a stash of Zippypaws toys she hasn’t yet been able to destroy. After one session, this is still in pretty good shape. (The only downside to these toys is, the squeakers are super annoying.)
Pet ‘n Shape Bacon’d Strips with Duck and Bacon (6 oz) – Listed Value $8.99 (Buy 2 Bags for $15.99)
This brand of treats is new to me. Importantly, these are made in the US. They are also free of wheat, corn, and soy (they do have rice- and sorghum-based ingredients, so they’re not grain free, and they also have chicken fat). These are soft treats that are easy to break into pieces, so they are suitable for dogs of different sizes.
Multipet Bee (12”) – Retail Value $9.88
This was a bit hard to find online, so I suspect they are closeouts, but that totally doesn’t matter for dog toys. Nyx has had the mosquito from this product line before. I’d rate these as average durability – she can’t destroy them in under three minutes, but they don’t last as long as Zippypaws toys, either.
Charki-O’s Dog Chew (8-9”) – Retail Value $4.49
These are made in the USA from hormone-free bovine trachea and liver. They are so gross to me, but dogs love them (Nyx has had this item before, prior to her IBD diagnosis). The trachea is made from cartilage and is a natural source of glucosamine and chondroitin, two compounds that are important for joint health.
Green and White Dipped Bone Cookie from Preppy Puppy – Listed Value $5.99
Preppy Puppy is a wholesale-only supplier and so I’ve taken the value from the information card. This is pretty much the only St. Patrick’s Day-themed item from the box (which is fine since this arrived on March 21). I do think $6 is pretty steep for a single dog cookie, for what it’s worth. Also, I don’t know what the ingredients are here and I would hope that an ingredients list could be included in the future.
Here are some shots of Nyx with the caterpillar toy. Although Zippypaws has it pictured with a small dog on their website (see link above), the length makes it suitable for a large-breed dog as well.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $39.34 for March’s RescueBox (using the listed value of $8.99 for the treats). That is higher than the cost of the box on a month-to-month basis, so it is a reasonably good deal even if you consider one or two of the information card prices to be inflated. I also feel good knowing that a portion of the proceeds from this box go to help animals in need, and I like getting information about some of the animals helped on the information card. Nyx thought the toys were pretty great this month, as well.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your first box would be April.
Value Breakdown: At a box price of $29.95, you are paying approximately the following per item:
- Caterpillar $7.61
- Bacon treats $6.84
- Bee plush $7.52
- Trachea chew $3.42
- Cookie $4.56
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