RescueBox Dog Subscription Box Review – August 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 87-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 August 2018 Review
This box is pretty reliably holiday-themed in months where there is a major holiday occurring, but they opted for a beach theme this month (I think; there was no information card in the box this time around):
Pridebites Martini Dog Toy – Retail Value $9.99
Nyx has had many Pridebites toys before, including this same one. However, she doesn’t care that she’s had this one before – to her it is new! She is great at finding the squeakers in these and it takes her a long time to damage them.
Doog Slumber Jack Plush Dog Toy – Retail Value $11.99
This is a plush toy that holds up much better than the plastic stick toys from the same company. Nyx did spend some time working on the “arms” but hasn’t managed to detach them yet. The fabric on this one is really soft for a dog toy. This is apparently not meant for chewing (!) but I don’t know how you are going to tell a dog how to play with it. Best just inspect for damage every now and then and/or supervise your dog with this or any new toy.
Cash and Coop Surfboard Toy – Estimated Value $7.50
I can’t find Cash and Coop toys online anywhere (I spent a while looking last month, too). But this is very similar to the Pridebites toy, just a bit smaller, so I priced it accordingly. I would imagine this one, like the Pridebites toy, also floats, although we didn’t test that because Nyx hates water. She hasn’t damaged this yet, although I haven’t given it to her too many times either, so we will see.
Larry’s Leftovers Beach Bites (6 oz) – Estimated Value $4
This product is not available on the Larry’s Leftovers website, so I’ve estimated the value (most of their products have an 8 oz size in a box, but this is a bit smaller). Larry’s Leftovers products are wheat free (and free of corn and soy, as well) although they do have oat or rice flour (sometimes rye). I think it is fun to get a beach-themed treat for this box since, with the surfboard toy as well, I am getting a summery vibe from some of the products.
Barkworthies Venison Jerky Recipe – Estimated Value $1.99
I am not sure the size is identical, but it is probably pretty close, so here is a link to a different package for the same item. Nyx is actually going to get to have this one as the only ingredients are venison, glycerin, cranberries, blueberries, and zinc proteinate. (I haven’t given it to her yet because she had a digestive issue over the weekend and I’m just making sure she’s stable before introducing something new.) I can’t figure out where this particular item is made but some of the other Barkworthies jerky products are made in Germany, which should be fine in terms of food safety.
Here are some pictures of Nyx with the plush stick toy.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $35.47 for August’s RescueBox; I had to estimate values for at least three items because the sizes weren’t clear and/or I couldn’t find them for sale online. Overall, we are happy with this box, though, because it had three toys and, of the treats, Nyx can have one of them, and that is a great success rate for a dog box for us.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your first box would be September’s.
Value Breakdown: This box costs $29.95 + free shipping, which means that each of the 5 items in the box has an average cost of $5.99.
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