Rescue Box is a <a href="https://www.mysubscriptionaddiction.com/2017/02/the-9-best-pet-subscription-boxes-voted-by-subscribers.html" taregt="_blank">subscription box for dogs</a> 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 January 2019 Review
This box is pretty reliably holiday-themed in months where there is a major holiday occurring, and that was true for January as well (it had Valentine’s Day items because the box would arrive too late for that next month):
Many months, you’ll receive an information card with details about some of the items and the story of a rescued pet.
Dog Heart Cookie
You’ll often receive a themed cookie in RescueBox. This one came with no identifying information, though, including no ingredients list, so I’ll have to pass it along. Without a brand, I can’t really guess at a price, either, because I’ve seen custom dog cookies running from $1.35 to almost $7.
Cash and Coop Cupid Bear with Rope
Cash and Coop toys seem to be specific to RescueBox, or at least that is the only place I have seen them. This toy did not appear to be particularly durable when I gave it to Nyx, but she’s played with it twice now and hasn’t ripped it to shreds, so it is better made than I initially thought. The rope slides through its arms (without coming out) and we have played a little rough with this one.
This came without any kind of tag or label, and the information card did not have a list of items, so I don’t know much about it, either. Nyx enjoyed chewing on it and that’s the main thing. (It’s really too short to play tug with an 85-pound dog using this toy. I have to say, this doesn’t seem like a box for a large dog so much, based on the toys, although I need to remember that the cutoff for most “large” boxes is 50 pounds and there is quite a difference between a 50-pound dog and an 85-pound dog.
Petlou Chew Toy Friends Strawberry (8”)
I could only find this on a wholesale site where you needed a minimum of 4 and they wouldn’t show you the price without a login, or on an Amazon link to other toys in this line but where this toy is not actually one of the offerings. Petlou shows up in other dog subscription boxes, though. This is very soft and Nyx had the stuffing out in a pretty short time, but RescueBox does not promise anything in regards to heavy chewers.
Loving Pets All Natural Turkey and Cranberry Jerky (4 oz)
I think this treat has been discontinued, or at the very least is undergoing a packaging change (or is possibly seasonal for the fall). Nyx can’t usually have Loving Pets treats, but my cats can have the ones made for cats and I have found them to be of good quality. They are made in the USA and are grain-free and mine were not expired, so they should be great for healthy dogs. (If your dog is allergic to chicken, best to avoid turkey too, though, as there can be some cross-reactions.)
Here are some pictures of Nyx with the cupid bear toy. This held up to rough play better than expected.
Verdict: I couldn’t calculate a total value for RescueBox this month because I couldn’t find a single one of the items for sale online. I thought everything fit the Valentine’s Day theme pretty well, and I also thought this was a representative month for RescueBox in terms of what you get (Nyx was thrilled there were three toys). I do wish ingredients and a source for the cookie had been included, though.
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 January, and your first box would be received in February.
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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What do you think of the January 2019 RescueBox dog subscription box? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?