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BoxDog Pet Subscription Box Review + Coupon – Fall 2019

UPDATED 10/25: BoxDog pricing has changed!

BoxDog is a quarterly subscription box for dogs that sends out toys, treats, and accessories while also allowing you to choose 2 or 3 premium pet goods each quarter. Your first box ships immediately.

There are two subscription options:

  • $39.99 + free US shipping for two premium items of your choice, or
  • $49.99 + free US shipping for three premium items of your choice.

This review is of the $39.99 2-premium item choice box, and is being reviewed thanks to MSA reader request!

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 this Subscription Box for Dogs

The Subscription Box: BoxDog

The Cost: $49/quarter allows you to choose 2 items in the box.  

COUPON: Use code MSA to save $10 off your first box.

The Products: BoxDog is bursting with handmade treats, vegan skincare, premium dog toys and gadgets every quarter. Each box is customizable, giving you the option to choose 2-3 items per seasonal box.

Ships to: The contiguous US for free, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico for $10, and the UK and Canada for $15

Fall 2019 BoxDog Review

I was able to choose 2 items to personalize this box. Fall’s box theme is Party like a Rockstar!


Each box comes with a magazine that features some of the items in the box and some very adorable pooches!

Murray, my 8-year-old Corgi/Maltese mix can’t wait to “dig in” to this enormous box!


Gourmet Frosted Cookies

I’m not going to lie, when I opened this package of cookies, in the right mindset, I could have taken a bite out of those big red lips! They smell really yummy, and turns out, they are Murray approved! He started by licking all the icing off, and after the cookie was gross and soggy, he ate it up.


For some reason, only the guitar cookie was wrapped, so Murray is stashing that one for later.



These cigar treats are Murray’s favorite part of this season’s BoxDog. They are made with the same ingredients as BoxDog’s cookies with the addition of chia seeds. BoxDog’s handmade treats only include four ingredients including flour, honey, vegetable oil and vanilla; it is always reassuring to know that the components in your pup’s treats are simple and not just a bunch of unpronounceable ingredients.

I ended up breaking these treats up into 3 pieces each, so Murray could enjoy one every night.


Gourmet Donuts

Another iced cookie with sprinkles – Murray loved crunching on these Gourmet Donuts, especially after licking off all of the yogurt frosting and sugar stars.

This took him a little more time to eat than the sugar cookie, and I think he enjoyed the shape of this treat a little more.


Apple Cinnamon Bites

When I was unboxing, I really didn’t think these would impress my picky pup, but sure enough, he totally went nuts for BoxDog‘s Apple Cinnamon Bites. They are really hard, crunchy treats that made a little bit of a mess after first biting into them, but Mur had no problem cleaning up after himself.

I am glad BoxDog included a crunchy snack like this; these treats are perfect for training and rewarding, and they will last us a few weeks.


Dog Nose Balm

I almost missed this little goodie when I was unboxing! What a great inclusion for the oncoming cold seasons. Murray’s nose doesn’t tend to get too dry, but his paws certainly do. I will likely use this balm on his back paws before bed to give him a little extra comfort this winter. It has coconut and hemp seed oil for moisturizing, but it is also scented, which I don’t think he would like applied directly to his smeller, anyway.


BoxDog Rock Master Dog Toy

The last two items in this box are ones I chose. This toy seemed like a perfect fit for my dog; he loves toys that crinkle, and if they have fur, it is sure to be a winner… is what I thought! I think he was thrown off by how big this toy was. We ended up hiding a treat behind the guitar which got him going for a minute, but after that initial excitement, this toy ended up getting totally neglected.

What a total brat! Look at him giving that poor toy the cold shoulder.


BoxDog Red Glitter Tattoo Kit

I was really excited to try these dog tattoos out! I loved the look of the red sparkly lips, not realizing the rest of the stencils were so feminine… but Murray is man enough to pull off a red rose, too, I think. Turns out, he is not a big fan of tattoos, either. The first step is to choose your stencil and apply it to the dog’s fur; it is sticky, but not sticky enough to cause any irritation or pull out any fur. Ryan held the stencil tight to Murray’s chest, and I sprayed him with the adhesive, which was an unforgivable action that Mur just couldn’t get over. After the adhesive was applied and we still had a firm hold on the stencil, Ryan sprinkled the glitter on him.

We ended up stopping the tattoo process here, because Murray was straight up not having a good time. The tattoo doesn’t look terrible, but it could have definitely been crisper.

The next few steps included respraying the tatted area and then setting it with the blowdryer (which he would have actually loved). Since it didn’t turn out quite the way we hoped, we just ended up washing the tattoo off, but it was a cute idea, maybe for a less anxiety-prone pupper.

Verdict: This is a pricier doggo box, but it was definitely jam-packed with a lot of fun, different items. If you’re a pet owner who loves to splurge on your furbaby, then this could be the perfect seasonal box for you. Gourmet, hand-made treats for pups are expensive and you get that and more with BoxDog, plus, even though Murray didn’t appreciate the items I chose for him, I love that you can customize a few items in your box. 

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes! The options I chose (plus several others) are still available as of publication.

COUPON: Use code MSA to save $10 off your first box.

Value Breakdown: This box costs $49.99/month $39.99/month, giving each of the 7 items in the box an average cost of $7.14 $5.71.

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Written by Abby Holsinger

Abby Holsinger

Abby has been a box enthusiast since July 2011, finding her calling with Birchbox. That was the start of a new era for Abby, because she is now hooked on the subscription box life; she loves the idea of receiving (several) thoughtful treats from genius curators such as Lisa Sugar and Rachel Zoe. A few other loves of hers would be her dog named Bill Murray, Bill Murray and chocolate babka.

Posted in Pet Subscription Boxes| Tags: boxdog | 2 comments

Comments (2)

  1. Murray makes me melt every time I see your reviews so damn cute ; )

  2. Your dog is so cute!!

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