The Dapper Dog Box is a pet subscription box that sends out toys, treats, and accessories tailored to your dog’s size and chewing styles – and now, they offer a bandana in every box. For $35.99 per month, you receive five items, and treats are always made in the USA. They also donate a portion of sales to shelters and rescues with each box purchased.
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What's Inside the December Box
Every month Dapper Dog includes a festive double-sided bandana. Well, this month they sent two! I already have both of these from previous boxes, and this month doesn't seem to have a real theme going on with its bandana patterns. They usually include a box guide introducing the theme and bandana, but this month did not include any literature.
Dressed in his best and ready for some goodies, Murray, my 10-year-old Corgi-Maltese is sporting a medium bandana.
Pet Qwerks BarkBone Bacon Chew Toy - Retail Value $12.07
Even though this toy is flavored with real bacon, Murray just didn't get on with it. It was easy for him to pick up, but since he isn't a big chewer, he would lose interest almost immediately. Murray is a very lazy boy, so any toy that requires work... well, he just doesn't have time for that. This toy was made in the USA and made of non-allergenic and non-toxic nylon.
This did not last too long. After figuring out that he couldn't consume this, he lost interest.
Fetch Pet Products Rope Bot Toy - Retail Value $10.99
I was happy to see a toy that Murray was instantly interested in. He picked this up right away and tossed it around, squeaking its head and torso. It is a very cute, happy robot, even when it is in the jowls of my dear pup. Mur was also enjoying trying to floss with the fringe at the ends. Is he the only dog that does this, or is this a common thing? He pins the toy, and closes his front teeth on the fringe or fur of a toy, then slowly pulls it through his teeth.
Poor guy doesn't stand a chance.
Cycle Dog High Roller Dog Ball - Retail Value $9-12
I received this in a past Dapper Dog box but in a different color. Murray isn't very receptive to hard, rubbery toys, but I actually managed to get him to play with this one for a hot minute. It is made out of post-consumer recycled materials and has a squeaker deep inside of it (although, it was too hard for Murray to squeak himself). This ball has a great bounce to it, and it seems like it will last us a long time.
If Murray isn't interested, I know a little boy who will likely enjoy this fun orange ball.
Dapper Dog Biscuits
Dapper Dog sent out a variety of baked biscuits from their kitchen. There are four flavors including Baked Original, Meaty Biscuit, Peanut Butter Bone and Smoky Bone. Murray is a little bit of a snot when it comes to crunchy biscuits, but his absolute favorite flavor was definitely the meaty one. He was luke about the other flavors, but I am sure they will get eaten over time. I was pretty impressed by the ingredient list on each of these baked treats; I can pronounce each listing, and they seem all-around wholesome for my pup.
Stump Rope Toy
This toy looks very familiar, but I am not sure if it was a past box item from Dapper. Murray has never really enjoyed rubber toys, but he showed a little interest in the rope part. I like to sneak up on him and tickle his nose with the frays, and it drives him crazy. Since he hurt his back, he isn't really into tug-of-war, but we did play fetch with this toy for a few throws and he enjoyed the exercise.
Dapper Dog's February box really seemed like more of an inventory dump than a thoughtful curation. Murray and I unboxed this together which always makes it more fun, but we were a little disappointed in the repeat items and items he just was not into. Murray can be a little fussy when it comes to toys and treats, so even though he wasn't into this month's box doesn't mean March's won't be a hit. The $35.99 price seems costly for this month's box, but if you're a busy dog mom who is looking for a consistent flow of treats, entertainment, and looks, then you may enjoy this subscription.
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To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, sign up today to receive the March box.
Value Breakdown: This box costs $35.99/month, giving each of the six items in the box an average cost of $6.00.
What did you think of this month's delivery from The Dapper Dog Box?