Rescue Box Dog Subscription Review – December 2018
Rescue Box is a subscription box for dogs or cats. For dogs, choose from small (up to 20 pounds), medium (20-50 pounds), and large (50+ pounds). This is a review of the large dog box. For reference, my dog Nyx is an 84-pound Rottweiler. Rescue box is 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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About Rescue Box
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.
Rescue Box December 2018 Review
This box is pretty reliably holiday-themed in months where there is a major holiday occurring, and that was true for December as well:
Many months, you’ll receive an information card with details about some of the items and the story of a rescued pet.
One rule for this subscription is that you’ll get a lot of bully sticks. This is still a bully stick but is formed into the shape of a candy cane. This did not have an odor, even though it arrived unwrapped. (Also because it was unwrapped, I’d probably use it sooner rather than later.)
Candy Cane Cookie – Estimated Value $5
This didn’t have branding or any other identifying information so I used an estimated value for this type of item based on similar items I’ve seen in past Rescue Boxes. Unfortunately, because there are no ingredients listed and no place to find them, I don’t think it’s a good idea to give this one to Nyx due to her IBD.
This squeaks so it is annoying, and it has reinforced edges so it is durable. It will take a while for Nyx to damage it enough for me to take it away, but for now, she is just having fun with it (supervised, of course).
Zippypaws Squeaky Plush Dog Toy Crinkle Santa (large) – Retail Value $9.99
This was Nyx’s “project” for this box – deciding how to destroy Santa. At first, she was quite interested in pulling the white all off his cap, but then she focused on his nose instead. She also had fun pulling on its arms all by herself.
Lazy Dog Co. Holiday Treats: Muttcracker Sweets in Peanut Butter Chunk (5 oz) – Retail Value $5.99
These are wheat, corn, and soy free, although they do have oats. I can’t call them vegan because they incorporate some honey. They also have no animal proteins so they should work for most dogs with allergy and/or food sensitivity issues. This is a new brand for me and these may actually be hard to find as they are a holiday special edition and the holiday is over.
Here are some pictures of Nyx with the Santa Claus toy. Although you see her going after the ball on its hat, the weak point was apparently the nose, since that’s what she destroyed first.
Verdict: I calculated a value of around $47 for the December Rescue Box. One of these values was an estimate based on my past experience with this box, but I think everything is generally in order. Nyx loved the toys quite a lot and I felt the overall mix of items was appropriate while also sticking nicely to the Christmas theme.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Your first box might be a welcome box. It is pretty close to the end of December, and your first box would be received in January.
Value Breakdown: At $29.95 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Bully stick $5.13
- Cookie $3.18
- Gingerbread toy $11.46
- Santa toy $6.36
- Nutcraker sweets $3.81
Alternatively, each of the 5 items has an average cost of $5.99.
What do you think of the December 2018 Rescue Box dog subscription box? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?