I was never a ‘dog-lover’ until we got Speckles. We’ve learned so much as to why dogs react certain ways and how they are such loving, loyal companions. Obviously, we can’t help but want to spoil our fur baby. However, that can get extremely costly. With toys and treats averaging about $10-$15 a pop, we’re not able to give Speckles as many things as we’d like. And then I heard about the monthly delivery service for cats and dogs, PetBox, and was sent a box to review.
PetBox Review – Month Delivery Service For Your Cats & Dogs
PetBox delivers goodies to your home every month for your special dog(s) and/or cat(s). You can choose from a surprise selection of 5-7 items or you can personally pick each your item in your box. As for the surprise boxes, you do input the species, size, and gender of your pet(s) during registration to adapt that month’s selection accordingly. Unfortunately, it seemed that the month of April was kind of a dud for us. Two items were not useful to us at all, one item was ‘meh’, and the other two things included were treats. Treats always come in handy but those didn’t seem to justify the $29/month price. HOWEVER, most packages I’ve seen include some really great stuff and I assume this was just an ‘off’ month. So, I wanted to give the service another chance.
Product(s) were provided for review purposes. All opinions are my own.
How the PetBox Custom Option Works
This time I went with the custom box option. This plan works a little differently. You are given six points to spend. All items PetBox offers are marked as 1-2 point. So, you can get six 1-point items, three 2-point items, or a mix for a total of six points. Looking through the extensive list of items from reputable and mainstream brands, I settled on:
- Organic Oscar’s Oatmeal Dog Shampoo
- Organic Aloe Vera Conditioner
- Aussie Naturals Duck Toy
- Vetericyn Wound and Skin Care
The box came quickly (but my building’s office kept it for a week without notifying us) and had all the items I had chosen. With this box, I knew I got more than what a monthly subscription would cost. The shampoo and conditioner usually run about $17 each while the toy would have been another $7-$10. The wound skin care was something we needed since Speckles is a horribly accident-prone dog.
Turns out that this was definitely a better box for our pup. The shampoo has helped so much that Speckles has hardly scratched in the two week since she’s been washed. That’s very impressive since she usually has dry, flaky skin. The conditioner made her fur super soft but it was a bit hard to wash out as I apparently used WAY too much. The toy is one of her favorites now as she constantly rips out the rope attached to it.
Prices, Plans, Partnerships
I was so happy with the items and the great deals we got with PetBox. Being able to get items from companies like KONG, The Honest Kitchen, Furminator, Zuke’s, JW, and saves me those expensive trips to the chain pet store. If you sign up for a year subscription, each box is only $29 per month. If you’d like to just get a box here and there or as a gift for someone, then the price goes to $39 per box. You can even split the box between pets. One week can be for your cat, the next for your small dog, the next for your large dog. Also, there are often giveaways and specials found on the PetBox Facebook page. Best of all, PetBox gives back by helping to supply food and supplies to shelters and rescues through their partnership with BOGO Bowl each week. Win-win in my opinion.
If you are a cat or dog owner that wants nothing more than to give your furry loved ones goodies, then look into PetBox monthly pet delivery service. You’ll be saving yourself some cash and helping homeless and abused pets at the same time.
Here’s your chance to win a box for your own fur baby: