RescueBox Dog Subscription Box Review – September 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 September 2018 Review
This box is pretty reliably holiday-themed in months where there is a major holiday occurring, but they opted for a back to school theme this month:
Usually, there is an information card with a rescue pet story on one side and a list of items on the other, though they’ve been inconsistent about that lately.
Backpack Toy by Cash and Coop – Listed Value $9.99
If you have seen Pridebites toys before, this is similar. There is a foam core and a soft outer coating that also float, although we won’t be playing with it in the water because Nyx hates water. She is happy enough to chew on it in the living room though, and it has held up so far. (Cash and Coop toys do not appear to be sold online so I’ve taken the value from the information card.)
Fat-Cat Fish Salmon Snacks (1.25 oz) – Retail Value $9.99
This is wild-caught salmon that is freeze-dried (no other ingredients). Fish, as we all know, is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids. In dogs, omega-3s can be important for skin and coat condition. (These treats can also be given to cats.) I gave one piece to Nyx and she seemed to tolerate it, but Sneaky and Angus seem way more into these so they will probably just be cat treats for us.
Jones Natural Chews Pumpers – Retail Value $3.99
I know the label says “Heart Breakers” but my online searching has shown me that “Heart Breakers” are slices of pork heart, whereas the “Pumpers” are whole hearts, and this is definitely a whole heart. (Also, Ewww, gross.) There are lots of photos online of various dogs enjoying this so I will be passing it along to a dog in my extended family since, unfortunately, Nyx can’t have pork products. (This box does not cater to allergies or dietary restrictions, although treats are often at least grain free.)
Pencil Toy by Cash and Coop – Listed Value $10.99
This has a squeaker but is not too annoying. It is on the small side for what I would normally give to Nyx, but she did all right with it (see below). So far she has not destroyed it, either. It is a plush toy with stuffing and probably not the best option for heavy chewers, but most dogs ought to be fine with it. (And don’t forget to supervise your dog with any new toy.)
Rope Toy with Two Knots – Estimated Value $8
This did not have any kind of tag and the brand wasn’t listed on the information card so I just searched PetSmart for rope toys with two knots and used the value of a similar item. This is too short to tug, but Nyx likes to gnaw on rope toys, too, so this worked out for us. We just have to watch her carefully and take it away when she’s damaged it too much. But so far, so good.
Here are some pictures of Nyx with the pencil toy:
Verdict: I did not calculate a value for September’s Rescue Box. I had to estimate one value and two items are not available for online purchase so I had to use information card values for them. I would say this month’s contents are representative of what you would get with this subscription, and if you take an average, you get about $6 per item, which isn’t bad. Plus, you have the satisfaction of knowing part of your purchase goes to help animals in need.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your first box would be October’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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