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PoochPax – a monthly gift box for your dog
Note: This is a sponsored post. Read more to learn how you can win a free PoochPax box.
I want a PoochPax subscription for Christmas.
PoochPax is a monthly subscription box where your dog receives a package of at least four hand-selected toys and treats.
Sounds fun, right?
Seriously, when our sample PoochPax came in the mail, I don’t know who was excited, me or my dog.
Here’s how PoochPax works:
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1. Visit PoochPax.com.
2. Select either “Get PoochPax” or “Give PoochPax” (great gift idea, by the way!)
3. Choose your subscription plan – one month, three months or six months. The price ranges from $19 to $29 per month, depending on the plan.
4. Select the size of your dog – small, medium, or large. Enter your dog’s name and birthday.
5. Enter your billing information, and wait for your monthly package of goodies to arrive!
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So what’s in the box?
Each box contains four to six hand-selected, age-appropriate toys and treats. You can see what Ace received in his October PoochPax by taking a close look at all the photos in this post – two types of treats, three toys and a bacon twist chew! If you’re a dog (or someone who loves to spoil his or her dog), it doesn’t get much better than that.
I won’t go into too many details about each toy and treat Ace received, since each month will be totally different. Instead, I’ll give you my general thoughts on the items as a whole.
- A nice variety of items – smaller treats as well as a bacon twist chew.
- Nice variety of toys, too – a rope toy, a tug-type toy and a ball(!!).
- It was fun to receive the unique, glow-in-the-dark, interactive ball.
- The ball was specifically labeled as “nontoxic.” I’m not sure if that actually means a whole lot, but it did make this dog mom feel better.
- The treats and the chew were all labeled as made in the USA, and PoochPax makes a point to send mostly grain-free, natural food items, according to its web site.
The not so good
- One of the toys was a bit small for my 70-pound dog. I was afraid it would snap in half and hit him in the face if we played tug (we take tug-of-war very seriously). Since PoochPax specifically sends out boxes to small, medium and large dogs, I thought it could’ve done a better job with that particular toy.
- One toy was labeled as made in China. Another was labeled as made in Taiwan, even though it had “American dog toys” printed right on the toy. While it’s not necessarily bad if toys are made outside of the United States, I feel better about American-made dog toys.
I asked PoochPax Operations Manager Joseph West about this and he said, “We are big dog lovers, and everything we share with others we selected because we feel comfortable using with our own loved ones.”
How does PoochPax compare to other subscription boxes for dogs?
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“We are combining things in our box that foster interactivity with our dogs,” said West. “We want to select things that you do together with your pup, be it treats or toys you both play together with.”
He said each PoochPax typically includes items from the main categories a lot of dogs love.
“We try to have something to play tug with,” he said. “We try to always have some kind of chewy. Always a couple types of fun, unique treats. Something to chase or fetch and almost always some kind of cuddle toy. These are the things we see that make our dogs happy, and that is what we want to share.”
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PoochPax also donates to Guide Dogs for the Blind, a nonprofit organization that trains guide dogs for visually impaired people across the country.
“I myself am vision impaired, and I thought what better than to support two things so close to my heart and the lives of so many others,” said West.
Want to give PoochPax a try?
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To save $5 on your first six-month subscription, just use coupon code THATMUTT during checkout at PoochPax.com.
If you order between Nov. 15 and Dec. 15, you will receive a December box in time for Christmas, according to West. If you want to send PoochPax as a gift, you can easily do that by choosing that address for shipping. Gift certificates are also available.
How about a chance to win a FREE box?
If you would like to be entered into a drawing to win a free PoochPax box, simply leave a comment saying why your dog would like to win. I’ll choose a winner at random and announce the winner here on Friday. Edit: And the winner is Stacey!
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PoochPax also has an ongoing contest through its social media pages. If you share a photo of your dog on any of the PoochPax social media sites, your dog will be in the running to receive a free artist’s rendition of the photo on an 11 by 14, ready-to-hang canvas. There will be a new winner every month!
Visit PoochPax.com for more information.
So why would your dog like to win a free gift box from PoochPax?