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ShaggySwag Dog Subscription Review + Coupon – August 2018

Christen Russo
ByChristen RussoSep 24, 2019 | 2 comments

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ShaggySwag designs, creates, and delivers high quality, one-of-a-kind dog treats, toys, and other essential items in a curated monthly box. Their mission is to provide cool dog owners across the U.S. with a monthly delivery filled with top-of-the-line essentials, nutritious treats, exclusive toys, and dog swag inspired by the hip pets and humans of NYC.

ShaggySwag box types are determined based on the size of your pup. My Airedale/Lab mix, Del, weighs in at 55 pounds, which landed him in the Beastmode Shaggy large breed classification. The other options are Tiny Shaggy (dogs up to 10 pounds), Small Shaggy (dogs from 10-25 pounds), and Just Shaggy (dogs from 25-50 pounds).

This is a review of the Beastmode Shaggy, $32 a month, box.

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).

About ShaggySwag

The Subscription Box: ShaggySwag

The Cost: $32.00 a month + free shipping. Save with 3, 6, or 12-month subscription plans.

ACTIVE DEAL: Get your first box for $20 plus free shipping!
CODE: SHAGGYMSA

The Products: Dog essentials, nutritious treats, and unique, exclusive toys for your pup.

Ships to: US

ShaggySwag August 2018 Review

ShaggySwag offers a fun, original theme each month and this one is a theme of—how do I put this?—well, smelly things! Totally relevant to my dog's interests!

TUFFY Jr's Squid Sea Creature Dog Toy – Retail Value $11.77

This squid toy is kind of hilarious-looking and surprisingly durable for how it looks. The tentacles are reinforced with stitching so they can withstand some tugging and the body squeaks, which never fails to keep Del's attention. We haven't tested this toy in a body of water but supposedly it floats! Del isn't much of a swimmer anyhow (he can swim, but he has been known to entertain everyone on the shore at our nearest lake by chickening out over the tiniest movement of the water), so the somewhat tennis-ball-esque vibe of this squid's body is perfect for backyard "fetch"—and by "fetch," I mean we throw it, and he runs and gets it and doesn't bring it back.

Dogline Tropical Fish Collection Toys in Clownfish –Retail Value $8.99

This is a slightly more handsome version of the above toy, but with similar features: it's strong, it squeaks, and it floats. Of course, it doesn't have those tempting-to-pull tentacles dangling down and isn't quite as aerodynamic, but maybe I'll try to keep this one as an indoor toy since it's nicer looking. Key word: "try." 🙂

Smart Cookie Prima Dogna: Skin + Coat Salmon Dog Treats, 8 oz. – Retail Value $10.00

These dog treats tout themselves as rather ritzy and well-suited for picky dogs. The ingredients list includes Salmon, Pearled Barley, Carrots, Organic Ground Flax Seed, Lentils, Peanut Butter, Molasses, Cranberries, Sea Salt, Mixed Tocopherols (a source of Vitamin E), Rosemary Extract, and Green Tea Extract. I agree, these made-in-the-USA treats are rather a step up from the average! Del isn't too picky about his dog great flavors (these ones are Salmon + Pearled Barley + Cranberries & Carrots), but he's a little questionable about the consistency of biscuits, I've found. These ones aren't quite biscuits, but almost.

He handled these treats sort of how he handles all biscuit-y treats, which is that he was innately interested since I was making him sit and shake for it, but once he got it, he was like, "oh...eh." He kind of crumbled it up in the grass right there, ate the big chunks, then let the crumbs be. No fancy treats for this pupper! As far as my experience went, though, for a fishy dog treat, I was glad that these ones weren't oily so they didn't leave a stink on my fingers.

Yaky PUFF Fish Dog Treats, 2 oz. — Retail Value $5.99 (found here for $4.49)

Del has tried a different kind of Yaky PUFFs in the past (from a previous ShaggySwag box) and been wayyy into them. I had a feeling he'd like these ones, too, because of how very fishy they smell. Though again, they aren't oily at all—they're sort of pork rind consistency, but without the dusty-ness that gets on your fingers.

He was so excited for these he couldn't even get himself to calm down and sit! You can see in the first photo he's doing a weird dance that was sort of the aftermath of pretending like he didn't just jump up and try to snatch this out of my hand, and then in the second photo, he's just standing there waiting, whining. After a few "sit" attempts, I finally just gave it to him, and off he trotted across the yard to enjoy this fishy treat in peace! These ones were a definite win with him.

ShaggySwag wipes

ShaggySwag pet wipes

Mango Tango Grooming Wipes – Retail Value $7.49

These paw-cleaning wipes seem to be a ShaggySwag staple. We keep a towel by our back door to wipe down his paws if they're muddy, so I tossed a pack of these in my car for post dog park wipe downs. They have an awesome mango smell!

 

ShaggySwag dog bag

Earth Rated Poop Bags, 2 rolls (30 bags) — Estimated Value $1.75 (Buy 120 bags for $6.99)

I love these dog bags! They're nice and thick, and biodegradable. In the past, I've received the scented kind which my husband and I don't love because they add to the poop smell rather than masking it. We both celebrated when we realized this month's rolls are unscented! Woo!

ShaggySwag-Exclusive Sushi Print Dog Bandana by Pawmiscuous — Estimated Value $13

Most ShaggySwag boxes include a ShaggySwag-themed bonus item, and this month's is a cotton bandana, which you may have spotted in earlier photos within this review! I think Del looks very handsome in his sushi-patterned neckerchief. I've dressed him in bandanas before (just the classic kind), but I've cut them in half beforehand so that they stay out of the way and don't make him too hot. I think I'll ultimately do the same with this one since it's a lot of material. That way I can share half with a friend and we can have dog twins...which is a life goal, obviously.

Verdict: Del was happy with everything that arrived in this month's ShaggySwag box!! He especially loved the squeaky toys and the fishy Yaky PUFF treats. I always note that most if not all of ShaggySwag's offerings are eco-friendly and made in the USA, which I love. Additionally, they support Badass Brooklyn Animal Shelters. Two thumbs up.

This month's ShaggySwag box contents added up to $58.99, using some estimated values. That's a great deal for a $32.00 a month + free shipping box cost. 

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign-up today? No. If you order today, you'll receive the September box. From ShaggySwag:

We will ship your first box within 7-10 business days of placing your order. For every month after that, you can expect delivery of your box within the last week of the month.

Coupon – Use code SHAGGYMSA to get your first box for $20!

Value Breakdown: At $32.00 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Squid Sea Creature Dog Toy: $6.38
  • Tropical Fish Collection Toys: $4.88
  • Skin + Coat Salmon Dog Treats: $5.42
  • PUFF Fish Dog Treats: $3.25
  • Grooming Wipes: $4.06
  • Poop Bags, 2 rolls: $0.95
  • Sushi Print Dog Bandana: $7.05

Check out all of our ShaggySwag reviews and more dog subscription reviews in the Pet Subscription Box List!

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Christen Russo
Christen Russo

Hi there, I'm Christen! I've been writing with MSA since 2017. I am all sorts of things: a writer, a mother, an outdoors-lover, a low-maintenance self-carer, and general hungry person.

You'll find me collecting stationery and squirreling away stickers, riding bikes and swimming with my family, creating outfits in earth tones and flowy silhouettes that make me feel amazing, wearing big earrings, drinking beer and asking my husband to feed me harmonies to sing, taking my vitamins, living for live music, roping everyone into a craft, being human and vulnerable, and celebrating the phenomenon of being alive.


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Amber M

Your pup is adorable! We have a chocolate lab and she gets really excited over treats as well. She starts bouncing up and down lol

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Christen Russo

Thank you! I’m sure you can relate—on one hand, I would love a perfectly-behaved dog. On the other, life’s too short. A sometimes-well-behaved-but-very-good-natured dog works for me! ^.^

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