Toby’s Treasure Box is a subscription box for dogs customized to your dog’s needs (dietary, chewing style, breed) and size. Choose from a single pet box or a family size box.
This is a review of the Single Pet, $33 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.)
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About Toby’s Treasure Box
The Subscription Box: Toby’s Treasure Box
The Cost: $33/month on a month-to-month basis for a single dog box. Save with longer subscriptions or get a family-size box for a little bit more.
The Products: Toys, treats, and chews curated according to a detailed profile quiz you fill out for your dog. (They may even contact you after you fill out the quiz to get more specifics.)
Ships to: US (free to lower 48, calculated at checkout for Alaska and Hawaii)
Toby’s Treasure Box November 2018 Review
Toby’s Treasure Box 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 (who can’t have grains, soy, chicken, pork, beef, turkey, or duck):
Because this box is customized, you won’t receive a traditional information card. They do send out collectible cards, of which I’ve shown one above (I didn’t photograph all of them since part of the value in the subscription is the information on the cards). You’ll receive a binder for your cards after your 8th box, or you can opt out of receiving the cards if you are concerned about the environmental impact. These may contain breed profiles, training tips, or health and wellness information.
Multipet Cross Ropes Duck – Retail Value $10.91
This survived a few play sessions with Nyx. I really thought the weak point was going to be the ropes coming off, but it turns out she was able to chew through the outer fabric. But, it was relatively tough for a non-heavy-chewer type of toy, and she had a lot of fun with it, and it was size appropriate.
Jones Lamb Lung (3 oz?) – Estimated Value $9.99
I’m not 100% sure that I’ve linked to the right item, but this was available on the Toby’s Treasure Box website (I’ve guessed on the value). Nyx seems to be OK with small amounts of lamb every now and then so I will alternate giving her one of these every few days with one of the treats below (of course she likes them, but she doesn’t exactly have discriminating taste since she is on prednisone for her IBD).
Lindy’s Bakery Peanutty Puppers (6 oz) – Retail Value $6.95
These are grain free and also free of animal proteins so Nyx can have them. We have had other treats from Lindy’s Bakery in the past and they have also worked for Nyx for the long-term (she gets one every 2-3 days at most). Anyway, it’s rare that Nyx can have treats from dog boxes so these are pretty exciting (see below).
This is a plush toy and Nyx thought it was great. Eventually, she started eating its hair, though. (Leave it to Nyx to find the most vulnerable spot on a toy, and quickly at that.) But she did not manage to tear a hole in the fabric, so there’s that.
This brand is fairly common in dog subscription boxes, and we’ve seen this item before. I’m a little reluctant to give it to Nyx because, although it does contain rabbit, it also contains rawhide, which I assume is from a cow? I’ll probably pass this along to a neighbor or family member with a dog.
Here are some shots of Nyx enjoying the duck toy.
And I always love being able to take a picture like this. Here she is, anticipating getting one of the peanut treats.
Verdict: I calculated a value of $42.83 for the November 2018 Toby’s Treasure Box. That is about $9 above the cost of the subscription, which is decent for any dog box, but what really impressed me was the customization. The toys were size-appropriate and they managed to find several different treats that Nyx could actually have. If your dog has serious food issues, and you actually want to try some treats for him or her, instead of just getting a “no treats” box from somewhere else, this really seems to be the best option out of the dog boxes I’ve reviewed.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your first box would probably be December’s. Also, box content can vary a lot based on your dog’s profile quiz and of course Nyx’s dietary restrictions are more stringent than most.
Value Breakdown: At $33 for this box, you are paying approximately the following per item:
- Duck toy $8.41
- Lamb lung $7.70
- Peanut butter treats $5.35
- Viking toy $10.01
- Rabbit chew $1.53
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What do you think of the July 2018 Toby’s Treasure Box? Do you subscribe to any dog boxes?