PupBox is a monthly subscription box for puppies, focused on development and customized to the age and size of your dog. Choose from small (target adult weight of 0-20 pounds), medium (adult weight 20-60 pounds), large (adult weight 60-100 pounds), or extra large (100+ pounds).
This review is for a large, seven-month-old puppy box for $39/month.
Quick Note: You can subscribe to PupBox for an adult dog, too. The box won’t be age-customized like it would be with a puppy, but they will still send lots of products for your dog to enjoy. You can learn more on that by checking out this review!
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.)
The Subscription Box: PupBox
The Cost: $39 per month + free US shipping and $5 shipping to Canada. Save with longer subscriptions.
The Products: 5-7 items for puppies or dogs plus a full training guide for your dog's age. One item will always be a bag of USA-made training treats. You might also receive items to help with house training, teething, and other puppy developmental stages.
Ships to: The US for free and Canada for $5
PupBox Puppy Box March 2020 Review
Happy National Puppy Day, everyone! This month's box, intended for a 7-month-0ld puppy, had great training tricks and tips for this stage of a doggo's life. There was some helpful information on how this stage of puppydom is considered adolescence, and while it might be a frustrating time, that's normal! There were some awesome pointers on how to stay sane during this phase as well as some work you can do with your pup for the commands of down, stay, and release. My dog's no longer a puppy, but I'm always reading everything I can on ways to smarten up his manners and make him more successful at responding to commands.
March 23rd is National Puppy Day, but in my household, March 20th will always be a special day, too. It's my black lab-border collie mix, Archie's "Gotcha" Day! This year was the first; a year ago that day was the day my husband and I drove out to pick up this sweet dog that we had decided to bring into our home. The whole thing was surreal and exciting. I'd never had a dog before - I wasn't able to have pets growing up, and my husband and I really couldn't manage one until we had purchased our house. Last year I had puppy fever so badly I thought I was crazy (maybe I am; don't tell anyone). Adopting Archie was the best decision my husband and I have made in years; this little guy has opened up chambers of my heart that I didn't know existed, and we have so fun much together as a family. Let's see what fun is in store for us in this box, shall we?
Kong Wubba, Large
Kong products are hit-or-miss for Archie; he's such a tough chewer that the regular Kongs can usually stand up to him, but other product lines from them sometimes don't fare as well. I had high hopes for this one because the bigger ball on the bottom squeaks and it's hysterical; plus, Archie's little buns couldn't stop wagging from the second he saw it. Sadly, he made quick work of the reinforced nylon covering and found his way into the top tennis ball. Less voracious chewers would most certainly have a fabulous time with this toy, though, and it's absolutely perfect for tug of war. When I had to take it from Arch, there was major pouting.
Soda Pup Can Toy, Large
Score! I was immediately charmed by this toy for looking like a real soda can, but I've been even more impressed by its durability. As much as Archie has tried to destroy it, nibble off pieces, or just generally take it apart, he hasn't been able to do so just yet. I love the spaces inside to hide kibble and treats, too - toys like this are perfect for the mid-morning when I'm working and still want to feel connected to Archie. I can toss this around a little bit from my desk, and once he realizes there are goodies inside, he'll work on it all by himself - kind of like a doggie newspaper crossword, if you will. This toy has a nice heft but isn't too heavy, and doesn't have any weird edges or anything sharp to it, which is a real bonus for playtime.
Kong SqueakAir Tennis Ball, Medium
There is a rule in our house for tennis balls - they are a supervised toy! My sweetie loves taking his tiny little front teeth and absolutely destroying the fuzz on the outside, fiber by fiber, so that he can eat the innards of the tennis ball. I love him so much, but this is not one of his more awesome traits. However, I'm excited for this toy anyway because it's supposed to have a tougher outside shell, as well as a Toughcore center. It also floats! Since we've only had Archie for one summer, we're still not sure if he likes swimming yet or not. He wasn't interested at all last year, but lots of other dog owners have assured us it took their labs and retrievers a year or two before they became full-blown water pups. I'm saving this for the man-made lake near our house (and slightly warmer weather) to see if I can entice him to take a dip (and actually fetch something for a change)!
Butcher's Beef Roasted Beef Steak
A single-ingredient treat? Yes, please! I tend to call treats like these "chewies," since they're bigger and last longer than traditional treats. They're also definitely something I only give him once in a while, since they can affect his digestion, and, ahem, some of his emissions, if you know what I mean. Thankfully, ones like this that just have a single ingredient are way better for him, and are frankly a lifesaver when I have an important meeting, or training over video chat, and really need him to entertain himself for about an hour.
Snif Snax Salmon & Sweet Potato Cutlet Treats
How good is this boy? I love his "Oh, please give me that treat" face. Truly, I don't think there's a single food out there my pup doesn't enjoy, so what really matters to me in treats is how they smell to me, haha. Salmon can be a strong odor, but these are tempered with sweet potato, one of Arch's faves, and these don't have a funky odor at all. I like that these USA-made treats contain 100% human-grade ingredients; I think it's better for my boy's system, and their small size makes them perfect for training sessions.
Verdict: I can't believe Archie and I have been together for a whole year - and PupBox goodies have made so many special memories for us! This box, in particular, was a blast. You can see that blurry tail in the Wubba photos; he really loved it! I'm absolutely thrilled with the soda can toy - I'm so excited to put treats in there to keep him interested in it for longer sessions. The salmon treats and beef chewy are going to keep his tummy so happy, and we have some fun with that tennis ball to look forward to. Honestly, lovely readers, I feel like Archie was just meant to be my dog, and I'm so grateful we get to explore boxes like this together. I can't wait to see the next round of toys from PupBox that we can enjoy together.
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Yes, if your fur baby is 7 months! Just indicate your pup's age at checkout.
Value Breakdown: This box cost $39 with free US shipping, meaning you're paying about $7.80 for each of the 5 items.
What do you think of this super-fun PupBox? Also, how cute is my pup? Feel free to let me know! 😉