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Many of you will know that I absolutely love subscription boxes. It’s like your birthday every month when you receive that package full of surprises in the mail. I did a few for a while, but have either since moved on or had to stop them due to trying to save money. I knew when I adopted Handsome Bub a few months back that I wanted to try out some of the fun pet subscription box options. The options out there are pretty crazy, and knowing which one is best or even better was difficult. So, I reached out to several of them just to see what I could find out before committing to one, and the only one to cheerily reply back was PetGiftBox. They even offered to send me a free box in return for my honest review, and I have to say-right from the start their customer service and friendliness won me over.
Not only did they reply promptly and nicely, but they took time to email me and ask questions about Bub. They wanted to know his story before putting together his packages, and I thought that was terribly sweet. A short while later the package arrived on my doorstep-not addressed to me-but addressed to Bub himself. I thought this was a cute touch. The cuteness didn’t stop there too, it was all so adorably package inside-especially for a Halloween-loving girl like myself.
Included in the package was:
- An adorable Halloween bandanna
- Grriggles Playful Pumpkin Jack Squeaker Toy
- Zanies Peek-a-Boo Latex Witch Dog Toy
- Exclusively Dog Pumpkin Smoothers
- Bark Bars Pumpkin and Ghost Dog Cookies
What Bub thought:
Well, what do you think Bub went for first? That’s right, the stuffed pumpkin. The minute he saw it sitting out on the step he tried to grab it, and it took some serious self-control on his part to listen to me as I made him wait for me to take photos first. In fact, I had to pull out the pumpkin treats to get him to let me take this photo with his new plushie:
He LOVED the pumpkin treats. Did you know that pumpkin is super good for dogs? It does all sorts of great things, and these treats are little-so using them for things liek training (we’re working on lay down and stay right now) has been marvelous. He doesn’t have to have a big treat every time we do a trick or he listens well. The cookies were great too, it’s hard to find a treat that will keep this big boy occupied, but these gave him a good few minutes of enjoying them slowly. A precious few minutes of peace for me! Haha!
Bub absolutely loved having this box all for himself and he was just so excited by all of the goodies inside of it. I mean, the pumpkin and the witch were destroyed within a few minutes, but destroying these things is his favorite thing to do. He seems to feel the biggest sense of accomplishment when things are destroyed… Much to my dismay.
What I Thought:
I loved the treats. It’s so nice to try new things and those pumpkin smoothers were fabulous. From what I could tell they were mostly natural and they actually just smelled like pumpkin-I felt great about giving them to him, and I love the idea of these subscription boxes in order to give him a variety of new things to try.
I think I have a difficult position with Bub. He looooooves it all so much, and he loves destroying these things, but I hate buying them for him. It feels like wasted money when destroys a toy in like 5 seconds-but he has so much fun doing it so I also feel bad about denying him his satisfaction. I also have to be careful, because not only does he destroy it, he’ll eat it too. I have to attentively watch him so I can snatch the squeaker away from him as soon as he gets it out. Luckily, he mostly wont eat the fabric and stuffing, but the latex toy had to go as soon as he got it into pieces because he would have eaten it.
Bub is a hard dog to get toys for-he’s too rough. I need an option where they only send me rough and tumble toys that will last him. haha Overall, he loved it and I recommend it highly for dogs that don’t instantly destroy everything-plus the treats they sent were top notch and I’d do it again just for new treats. My only recommendation is an option (instead of just choosing by the size of dogs) for tougher toys. Another thing, with the amount of money I spend on dog treats it does feel like a pretty good value after adding up what each of these things would have cost separately.
I also love that your purchase of this pet subscription box helps provide assistance to veterans with disabilities. They donate a percentage to American’s VetDogs and that is a wonderful service worth supporting.
Want to try PetGiftBox for yourself?
Great! The wonderful people at PetGiftBox have offered my lucky readers 25% off with code MySoCalledChaos at checkout. Plus, it’s not just for dogs-they have a cat subscription service too-how cute is that? I think you should get a box and try it for yourself. If you do, let me know how it goes.