Tucker, my Chief Product Tester, and I decided to order a single box because we receive several other dog subscription boxes. Quite frankly, he is exhausted from his responsibilities (which he takes very seriously) so I decided not to overwhelm him with another subscription. (See Tucker in his Halloween costume at the bottom of this post.) Our DoggieBox arrived in a large branded cardboard box.
Inside everything was wrapped in pretty blue paper with a "Trevor" sticker...their in-house product tester.
Tucker LOVES this part of his job....the initial sniff test! He was most interested in the contents of the box although two of the items are much too big for him.
We both really liked the seasonal curation of this box which reminded me to get Tucker's Halloween costume out and ready to go trick or treating!
There are two cards in the box; one which identifies and tells about each item and one that provides a discount code for use on a Dog.com order. If you're interested in taking advantage of that, use code DBTHANKS at checkout.
There's no ignoring the biggest and most obvious item in the box....a crazy eyed corduroy plush pumpkin squeaky toy. This is SUCH a cute item and so perfect for this month! Unfortunately, Tucker isn't really into squeaky toys and even if he were, this one is much too big for him. So our sweet Rhodesian Ridgeback neighbor dog Marley, who lives for squeaky toys, will be receiving this one!
Next is another squeaky toy, a big neon green rubber stick that has a satisfyingly loud squeak when you squeeze it. At almost a foot long, again, this is just too big for Tucker...but it's a REALLY cute toy!
There is a package of Mini Doggy Burgers by Happy Howie's. These are 100% natural little patty treats made with real beef. These are very hard and chewy...right up Tucker's alley. He loves these!
Guess who else was MOST interested in the Mini Doggy Burgers? There's no way her little mouth could handle them though. There is a lot of food sharing between these two, despite my best efforts.
There are two small packages, each containing three heart-shaped natural treats from Isle of Dogs. Tucker loves anything that even remotely smells or looks like a treat so no problems with these.
Tucker's two favorite activities in life are chewing and chasing. This yellow ball by Kong Air Dog will get a lot of use. I just have to keep it out of his reach when we aren't playing together because he loves to chew the fuzzy fabric off the ball. This one squeaks but it won't for long once Tucker gets it alone for a few minutes!
The last item is a 6 oz. bag of Lil' Links, chicken and apple flavored sausage link treats. Tucker is literally sitting up on his bottom begging me for one of these as I type this....where is my camera when I need it??!!?? These are soft treats and his favorite item in the box. The only issue here is keeping them out of his reach so he doesn't eat the entire bag at once. These are definitely something I will re-purchase for him.
This box contained high quality products and all of the edible items were sourced in the U.S.A., a credential that is increasingly important to many pet owners. Also, they donate a dollar to a shelter in need for every box ordered. That feels good!
The only issue for me is that they don't currently allow for any customization. You can set up a pet profile on the Dog.com site but for now, I don't think this information is being used to curate the DoggieBoxes. That means you may get items that do not fit your dog in one way or another. Keeping that in mind, this is a great box for households with multiple sized canine family members.
DoggieBoxes ship around the 15th of each month so if you want the current month's box, you'll need to sign up by the 10th. If you've tried DoggieBox, please let us know what you thought in the Comments section below.
Thanks for reading,
P.S. Here's my little bumblebee modeling his Halloween costume. And yes, we most certainly DO go trick or treating!
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