Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Product Review: Pawsome Box.....and a Giveaway!!!

We were recently very delighted to receive a trial subscription box from Pawsome Box to try out - we also have a fab giveaway at the end of this post, so read on!



Who are Pawsome Box?


Pawsome Box is a pet subscription service, run by a team of experienced pet parents, constantly on the look out for the highest quality, most innovative products they can find, from around the world.  Their aim is to surprise you each month, with the best toys, treats and goodies that they can find - Pawsome Box' ethos is to help customers discover exciting new products that they wouldn't find in the local supermarkets or pet shops - again, with the emphasis being on 'surprise'.  They are also aware of those less fortunate animals, and provide financial support to a number of UK associations that provide shelter, protection and care for maltreated and homeless animals. 

Customers set up the profile of their dog which will determine age, breed, size and fur type and boxes will be customised towards your pet.  There are three plans available - either a one-off monthly box for £19.90, a half year plan with one box a month for £17.90 a box, or a yearly plan with one box a month for £15.90 (all including a £1 per box Royal Mail delivery charge).   Plans also renew automatically so your dog doesn't miss out! 

Each box contains 5-6 high quality items, ranging from treats, to hygiene products, to toys and other goodies.   Each box has a theme - the Summer Box was filled with travel goodies, and the World Cup box was based around toys and games!


So what was in our Pawsome Box? 


I was very excited to receive my Pawsome Box and couldn't wait to see what was inside it!

Trying to get in my Pawsome box!


There was quite the array of goodies - described clockwise from left:

Look at all these pawsome goodies!


Flamingo Petcare Toothpaste and Brush

Perhaps not the most glamorous of products, but essential for good dental hygiene for your dog. Having used a malty toothpaste previously, this left my breath lovely and fresh according to Hooman, and I quite enjoyed licking it! Not so sure about the toothbrush, yet..... (Hooman's only ever used a finger brush before)

Marc & Chappell Creamy Centers (with yogurt and real banana)

These were very interesting little treats, with a crunchy cereal shell and filled with a creamy yogurt and banana filling.  Liked these!

Karlie Latex pop-up egg

Made with a soft latex, squeeze these little eggs and the top pops up revealing a chick, along with all the required squeakies a dog could want!  Lots of fun, and bounces all over the place when thrown.

8 in 1 Pro Dental chew


Stop taking photos and let me CHEW!

Hooman doesn't often let me have rawhide but occasionally she relents, and this was a good one to try out!  This has dried chicken (think jerky) wrapped in good quality rawhide, with a blend of minerals that help attain whiter teeth and a fresher breath.  I liked it so much, after chewing it for a while, I carried it around whimpering trying to find somewhere to hide it, which is very unusual for me!

Rubba-Guma Dental Toy


Ingenious design with lots of knobbly bits to clean your dogs teeth, described as "the natural rubber toothbrush" and with a spearmint flavour.  I'm not a dog big into chewing rubber, but it's a very clever design and we think this would appeal to big chewers.

Karlie High Frequency Whistle 

Finally, one for the Hooman - she always finds whistles useful, especially if I've found a particularly fresh cowpat that needs investigating and suddenly develop selective hearing (not often we must add!).  This is a good quality metal whistle (her existing one is plastic) so we will be trying it out (Hooman hopes we don't NEED to!) soon on a walk.



What did we think? 



We have reviewed a couple of of subscription box services, and Pawsome Box is very favourable with high quality items and a nice range of chews, health products, treats and toys.   We totted up the cost of the box if you were to buy the items through places like Amazon and Argos, and it came it over £27 excluding delivery, so definitely good value, particularly if you decide to subscribe to the longer term plans, but even as a one off order, it is always fun to be sent new stuff to try. Overall, we give Pawsome Box the paws up!

For more information, check out their website at www.pawsomebox.co.uk.
For the feline owners among you, they have an equivalent service for cats, at Purrfectbox!

Product was provided for review.
Prices were correct at time of publication. 



Giveaway!



Pawsome Box are also sponsoring a giveaway for us - there are FIVE opportunities to win your own Pawsome Box!  The giveaway will run until 29th November 2014, and the winners will receive a box in time for Christmas. 

In addition, Pawsome Box are offering 20% discount on the Christmas Edition Pawsome Box for all who enter the giveaway (providing your email is a mandatory entry requirement) so get entering!  This is only open to UK residents.


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52 comments:

  1. I'm going to get my Dougie dog a bed, he's never actually had his own bed, just a big cushion, so I hope he likes it!

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    1. Xmas stocking and a new toy

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  2. I have already bought and given our chihuahua a Christmas jumper and reindeer outfit which she wears now and a reindeer toy too! On Christmas day, I will give her a new fur bed and she has a doggy stocking full of treats too! She is spoilt!

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  3. I plan on getting a subscription box so thank you for this post I have been looking for good reviews :)

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  4. A winter coat, Stagbars and a few soft toys.

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  5. My four will be having their own Christmas dinner-with all the trimmings!

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  6. Balls and more balls. A Nylabone and some doggy choc drops

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  7. Awww my two Loki & Boo would love this! They love fuss! As for Christmas, they need a new dog bed as they seem to have found their way into mine!! :)

    Jen xx
    www.kitsch-n-sync.com

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  8. We have BarkBox here that is very similar to your PawsomeBox, Lottie.

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  9. We will be buying our dogs stuffies, treats and perhaps a new bed!

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  10. Some soft chews - he's an old boy and doesn't manage hard stuff so well

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  11. I'm not certain yet, although they do have doggy treat advent calendars already :D

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  12. My two Chihuahuas have an advent calendar each so far, but they'll get lots of other goodies too!

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  13. I will probably be buying a new bed for both dog and cats :) xx

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  14. Some squeeky toys and lots of chews

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  15. He usually gets a stocking x

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  16. I've bought some christmas squeaky soft toys and there will be lots of chews to keep my cocker out of mischief!

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  17. Probably a pet stocking - lots of chews and stuff :)

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  18. He's got a bag of hills teeth biscuits and some pigs ears. I am also making some cheesy dog biscuits and liver cake for him and all his doggy friends.

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  19. We're going to get Archie a super comfy dog bed x

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  20. There will be 5 dogs on Christmas day and last year I,made home-made treat dispensing toys for each of them and it kept them busy for a couple of hours so I'll do the same this year

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  21. I is not in teh Uuu Kay, but the contest looks like fun! :)

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  22. Lola proof toys ....hopefully. They usually don't make it through to Boxing Day though ...... and as a big treat this year an Orvis Memory Foam bed

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  23. have got some new toys already put by just need some treats really, he's already had a new coat

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  24. They both need new collars, so a couple of whippet collars.

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  25. Lots of treats and some new toys

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  26. we have 4 cats 2 snakes and our newest member Jac the 7 month old puppy :)

    The kitties will each have a pack of whiskas crunch and a new dangly toy each
    The snakes have a new hidey for their viv
    Jac the puppy has a new squeaker toy and a pack of bacon beggin strips (bought from the USA) I think we will regret the new squeaker - his favourite activity at the moment is runing laps whilst squeaking his toy loudly

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  27. Treats and toys for our cat, dogs, guinea pigs and chickens!

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  28. I have bought my dog an advent calendar and some really nice bone shaped treats x

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  29. I always like to get a big chew for my dog and watch them open it up

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  30. I'm going to get him a new bed, his is going a bit flat!

    @smeethsaysfashn on twitter

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  31. a stocking full of treats for my pussy cats x

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  32. Missie will be completely spoilt not just two doting parents , but grandparents too who always buy her heaps

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  33. We have two dogs of our own plus two we are fostering (one of whom we are now keeping!) so will have four dogs in the house for Christmas. They will be getting an assortment of cuddly toys, chewy toys, pulling toys and doggie treats.

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  34. Small foodie treats and a ball on a rope :)

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  35. I will get Cuddy a Kong toy and my old girl ruby a new bed

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  36. My boys are hoping for one of those giant pet beds shaped like a grizzly bear's paw

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  37. I will be buying my Dizzy dog a new toy (which she will most likely rip to pieces in seconds!!) and a peanut butter doggie cake!! :-)

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  38. I will probably buy our pets some cat/dog stockings...or toys :-) I have bought them all an advent calendar :-)

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  39. My beautiful golden cocker spaniel (haven't I got good taste?) will be receiving ANOTHER duck toy - she just loves ripping them apart!

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  40. Hudson my English Springer Spaniel will be getting a blue tweed collar as his main present this year. He gets spoilt!

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  41. I always treat to a new blanket and some toys.

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