Our BoxDog Review: The Unboxing

Filed in Dog Subscription Boxes by on July 5, 2020

BoxDog Review and UnboxingAre you deciding whether to subscribe to BoxDog?

This popular dog subscription box is the first seasonal box for dogs.

BoxDog was kind enough to send me two free boxes to review.

I received one box meant for a medium-sized dog, while another for a large-sized dog.

Below you will find my BoxDog Review along with my unboxing experience.

Just so you know, I may collect a small commission from the links below, but I only recommend products I find trustworthy.

What’s Inside A BoxDog Box?

Unopened BoxDog box

Unopened box from BoxDog ready for unboxing

In their regular quarterly box, you will receive the following items:

  • 4 types of handmade treats made by their chefs: Their treats include cookies, chews, donuts, and more. They say humans can even eat them.
  • 1 vegan skincare item: Every quarter they offer a cruelty-free vegan wellness or skincare item.
  • Your choice of toys, clothing and gear: You will choose either 2 or 3 premium items.

BoxDog also offers a quarterly grain-free box, which has the same items as the regular quarterly box, except the treats are grain-free.

They also offer a monthly box, which is more of a build-your-own box. You will choose 4 items total consisting of toys, treats, clothing or skincare items.

How Much Does It Cost?

For the quarterly BoxDog box, you will pay:

  • $39.99/box if you choose 2 items
  • $49.99/box if you choose 3 items
  • Keep in mind you still also receive the 4 handmade treats and skincare item.


    For the quarterly grain-free BoxDog box, you will pay:

    • $44.99/box if you choose 2 items
    • $54.99/box if you choose 3 items

    For the monthly build-your-own box, you will pay $34.99/box.

    There is no extra charge for big dogs or heavy chewers.

    Shipping is free in the continental U.S., while $12 to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico.  For $20, they even send boxes to the UK and Canada.

    BoxDog claims that there is $125+ of value in every quarterly box.

    What Are Their Subscription Options?

    Unlike most other subscription boxes, BoxDog has no long-term contracts and you can cancel anytime and even skip a box.

    BoxDog’s regular and grain-free boxes are seasonal, so you will receive them every 3 months.

    However, BoxDog also does offer their monthly box.

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    Unboxing of BoxDog

    As discussed, BoxDog sent me two boxes: one for a medium-sized dog and one for a large-sized dog.

    The outside design of each box was actually better than all of the other subscription boxes I have reviewed.

    Both boxes had a colorful design with a beach background, BoxDog logo, and other colorful images.

    For Medium-Sized Dog

    Opened BoxDog for Medium-Sized Dog

    Unboxed BoxDog with items for a medium-sized dog

    First I will discuss the box meant for a medium-sized dog.

    By the way, BoxDog threw in some extras in my box, so I received more items than normal.

    For the 4 treats, I received the following items:

    1. Soft Bacon & Cheese Bites (Ingredients: barley flour, palm oil, honey, rolled oats, cheddar cheese, flax, coconut oil, and natural bacon flavor)
    2. Peanut Butter Bones (Ingredients: rye flour, rice flour, oatmeal, applesauce, flax, peanut butter, and rice bran)
    3. Soft Honey & Cinnamon Bites (Ingredients: barley flour, palm oil, honey, rolled oats, oat flour, coconut oil, chia seeds, and cinnamon)
    4. Gourmet Frosted Cookies (Ingredients: flour, honey, vegetable oil, vanilla, and yogurt frosting)
    Box of BoxDog handmade treats

    Handmade treats and bites by BoxDog

    Handmade BoxDog cookies in a box

    Handmade cookies by BoxDog

    For the 1 vegan skincare item, I received a small container of BoxDog sunscreen.

    For the premium toys, clothing, and gear, they actually sent me 4 items instead of the normal 2-3.  I received the following items:

    1. Jive Ball for tough chewers by West Paw
      BoxDog Jive Toy BallAccording to the manufacturer, this chew can float in a pool and bounce on land. It is latex-free, BPA-free, FDA compliant, and is dishwasher safe. It is also made from recycled toys.
    2. Microfiber Dog Towel
      BoxDog Microfiber Blue TowelThis large towel is supposed to help your dog dry faster with its microfiber material. It is meant for the pool, beach, or bath.
    3. Tuffy Lobster Toy
      BoxDog Lobster ToyThis is a medium-sized toy that is meant to be very tough for a soft dog toy. It has seven rows of stitching, protective webbing, 3 layers of material, and a squeaker safety pocket.
    4. Silk Surfer Bandana
      BoxDog Bandana on tableThis real silk bandana has a custom BoxDog design and comes in 2 sizes (small/medium and medium/large).

    Although I just received the box, all of the items appear high-quality.

    I will further update this post to see how my dogs liked the items.

    I have a feeling my dogs will love the treats, but I need to see if they agree with their stomachs.

    For Large-Sized Dog

    Opened BoxDog for Large-Sized Dog

    Unboxed BoxDog with items for a large-sized dog

    Now on to the second box more geared to a large dog.

    For the 4 treats, they sent me the exact same items as the above box: Soft Bacon & Cheese Bites, Peanut Butter Bones, Soft Honey & Cinnamon Bites, and Gourmet Frosted Cookie.

    For the 1 vegan skincare item, I also received sunscreen like the other box.

    For the premium toys, clothing, and gear, they sent me the following items:

    1. Hammerhead Shark Toy
      BoxDog Hammerhead Shark ToyThis toy is over 1 foot long and is meant to be an extremely tough plush toy.
    2. Tuffy Crab Toy
      BoxDog Crab ToyThis is made by the same company as the Hammerhead Shark, so is meant to be a tough soft toy. This toy is washable and also floats.
    3. Summer Dog Collar
      This has a seatbelt type buckle and comes in small, medium, or large.

    Pros and Cons

    • All of their treats are handmade by their own chefs.
    • There are no contracts and you can cancel anytime.
    • They do not charge any more for tough chewers.
    • They offer more than just toys/treats such as skincare items, leashes, and clothing.
    • They ship your first box immediately.
    • Before each box is sent, you can customize the items included.
    • In addition to the quarterly box, they offer grain-free and monthly boxes.
    • They offer discounts and extras from time to time.
    • BoxDog does not offer a large selection of toys, clothing, and gear to choose.
    • These boxes are more on the expensive side.
    • The only allergy-friendly option is the grain-free box.


    In conclusion, I hope you liked my BoxDog review and unboxing.

    I am impressed with their boxes so far. I received some quality treats, clothing, and toys.

    If BoxDog is within your budget, it’s worth trying out especially with the ability to cancel anytime without penalty.

    Their quarterly subscription is great for anyone who doesn’t need a box every single month for their dog.

    If still on the fence, I also give my top picks in another article for the best dog boxes, including BoxDog.

    Feel free to leave any comments below.

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