We’ve been getting the Pooch Perks dog subscription box for several months now. It’s helpful to see the monthly dog boxes we review several times to get a good picture of what they are about and what they offer.
We did our first Pooch Perks review back in July. Then in August I featured Pooch Perks in our first dog subscription unboxing video (that was interesting – Chester sure thought it was fun). In September, right before Gretel and I left for our 3-day backpacking trip, I was rushed to prepare the stuff my Hubby would need for Chester while I was gone. Pooch Perks saved the day with the dog treats they sent because I was able to use them to make a Easy & Quick 3 Ingredient Kong Stuffing Recipe.
After several months I can say that Pooch Perks is a dog subscription box that is definitely on par with some of the best boxes out there. All of the treats we’ve received have been high-quality and made in the USA. Several of the treat companies were clearly socially aware and used locally grown foods (supporting local farmers) and/or supported community programs.
About Pooch Perks
The two dog Moms that started Pooch Perks subscription box personally curate good-for-pooch treats and toys for the box each month. They work to make giving your dog the best more convenient by carefully scrutinizing the toys and treats for you so you don’t have to spend your time and energy doing it.
The treats in each Pooch Perks box are healthy and Made in the USA and the focus is on treats that are predominately organic, grain free, and with no added preservatives, fillers, or artificial colors.. Their toys are held to the same rigorous standards and children’s toys (the regulations are confusing but it basically means no lead, chemicals, or plastic eyeballs that could come off and choke them).
With prices ranging from $20 for 2 to 3 items to $50 for 6 items (the boxes sometimes include bonus samples too), and shipping included in every package price, there is a box to fit every budget. They also ship treats-only boxes for $20. You are given two dog-size options at checkout – under 35 lbs and over 35 lbs – to help tailor the box to your dog’s needs and preferences.
A portion of every Pooch Perks subscription is donated to animal rescue organizations. Between the two founders, they own 8 rescue dogs that were abused, abandoned, or neglected. They believe Rescue is a breed and encourage people to rescue the hundreds of thousands of dogs that reside in shelters across the U.S.
You can learn more about Pooch Perks on their Facebook page.
Inside the October Box
UPDATE: Before you get too excited, the “Inside the Box” below isn’t totally accurate. I received two boxes in October – one was the real October box and the other was box from a previous month to use as a prize at our Halloweenie Party. I accidentally opened the wrong box – which is detailed below. I am leaving the information as-is because it gives you a good idea of what is inside non-holiday boxes. However, the image below is what was in the REAL October Pooch Perks subscription box.
(What I thought was inside the box)
We received the Pampered Pooch Box this month. The box contained 3 full-sized treats and 3 toys.
1) Lindy & Company Yogurt Peanutty Puppers – These are little gluten-free, bone shaped peanut butter (the first ingredient) “cookies” with yogurt icing. The really cool thing is that Lindy & Company is a gourmet pet treat bakery that teaches homeless youth and young adults valuable work skills so they never have to be homeless again.
2) Smart n’ Tasty Little Chewzzies – Chicken is the first ingredient in these chewy, moist little bone-shaped treats and ALL of the ingredients are sourced from the US. They are small, healthy, low-fat, and low-calorie (less than 5 calories per treat) so they make great anytime rewards or training treats.
3) Bubba Rose Biscuit Company Pumpkin Spice “Crack!” – These crunchy treats come in a bar shape with grooves that allow you to easily “crack” of little bits to use as training treats. They are handmade in small batches from organic ingredients and are wheat, corn, and soy free.
4) Bow Wow Pals Soft-Bite Toy Bone – This purple nylon canvas bone is soft inside, tough outside, and squeaks.
5) Bow Wow Pals Tug & Play Rope Ring – This vibrantly colored rope ring is woven from small threads that help clean your dog’s teeth when they bite into it. There is a tennis ball on the ring so your dog can latch on and tug.
6) Spunkeez Dog Toy – Honestly, I am not quite sure what this cute yellow squeakie guy is supposed to be. A Platypus maybe? Any guesses?
What Did I Think?
The Platypus (?) toy was cute and soft but that meant it didn’t last long with Chester. Because Pooch Perks toys are held to the same standards as children’s toys (i.e. nothing to choke on), I didn’t have to worry about him swallowing an eyeball when he tore it up though.
I was a little surprised because Chester doesn’t’ normally like rope toys but he really took to tugging on the Bow Wow Pals Tug & Play Rope Ring.
The treats, of course, are always a hit with Chester and Gretel but I was really happy to see the Lindy & Company treats that help homeless youth learn valuable working skills to help them be successful in life. That warms my heart 🙂
Overall, I was satisfied with the products in the box. I give it a high-average rating for the number of items included, the quality of the items, and the company’s preference for supporting the little guy.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Pooch Perks. I received compensation in exchange for my honest review. YouDidWhatWithYourweiner only writes about products that we would use and everything we say is really how we feel. Pooch Perks is not responsible for the content of this article.