Since our BarkBox subscription ran out I decided to get just a six month plan of another one for the pups. There are lots to choose from but I went with a Canadian one that wasn’t hugely expensive. Bowzer Box sends out a selection of treats and toys carefully selected to make you and your dog happy. You start off by selecting your dog size from small, medium, or large. You then pick a term from 1,3, or 6 months. All plans automatically renew but there is a slight discount for the longer terms. Boxes start at $29.00 a month and there is a $4.50 shipping charge also. They donate 10% of the fee to dogs in need, so you get to feel good about helping without having to do anything. Our first box arrived so let’s take a peak inside and see what Archie got.
The box is just a regular cardboard box with a Bowzer Box sticker on one side.
There was an info card with the box. This month is all about Back To School and making sure your pup doesn’t feel to bad now that the kids are not home all day to play. They say there are a toy to keep them busy and a box full of healthy snacks to make them forget all about people being gone.
Once I tool the card out there was the Dogs Love It paper and under that I could see a toy and a treat. The box is not all that big but it was almost full so that’s nice.
Ethical Pet Dura-Brite Durable Chew Toy-$7.49
This chew toy does not squeak or do anything actually. It has raised nubs to help clean your dogs teeth and the sides are able to be opened so you can stuff treats or peanut butter into it. I’m not sure how much Archie will like this empty but we’ll see. It’s soft enough that he can get a good chew on it if he tries.
Oven Baked Traditions Peanut Butter Treats-$3.99
This is a Quebec company that uses natural products to make a tasty but health treat for dogs. These ones are made with pumpkin and flavoured with peanut butter. They are a hard crunchy treat that I’m sure Archie will love.
Village Fare Baked Beef Liver Treats-$8.82
These are made by an Ontario company and have no added colours, additives, or preservatives. These look just like beef jerky but I have no interest in giving them a try. The only ingredient is beef liver so that’s good.
Northern Biscuit Bark! Lamb Berry Dental Chew and Big Biscuit-$1.96 & $1.00?
I cannot find the Big Biscuit pricing anywhere but based on a bag of their regular ones that seems close. This is another Ontario company. The Bark one is full of things to help clean your pups teeth as they chew. The only issue is for Archie this is a two biter so I’m not sure how much it will help. The Big one will be a nice treat when he has been a really good boy or we need him to not be a pest for a few minutes. Both are made with ingredients I can recognise and pronounce and since Archie has eaten a pop can before these will be delicious to him.
I’m not too sure how I feel about out first box. I wish there had been more then one toy and a few of the treats don;t seem to be really sized for the 50+ pound dog size I selected. The box has a value of $23.23, which is what I pay for the box without the shipping fee. I hope the next few are more impressive. Maybe we got spoiled by BarkBox. I do like that all the companies are Canadian and using local ingredients when possible. If you want to check them out visit their site by clicking here.