Teruffic Box July 2016

Teruffic Box is a monthly box for dogs that sends out toys, treats, and bones.  They do give a portion of their proceeds to no-kill shelters, which is nice.  They have seven box options to choose from, ranging from Puppy, Heavy Chewer, Toy, or Multipup.  They start at $27.00 and go up to $33.00.  Shipping to Canada is $5.00 a box.  Once you pick a box you get to choose from 5 dog sizes as well.  You then get 3 treat type options, birthday options, and then you choose your plan length.  I picked up a 6-month plan off Groupon so while I hadn’t been planning on getting the dogs another box at this point, it was worth it.  They are going through some site changes right now but if you sign up everything should be fine.

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This box always gives me a bit of a hassle in that they ship via FedEx and I have yet to be home when they show up.  They then call you every day until you pick it up.  The box looks like it has some fun toys right on the top.  Archie is always in need of those.

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Jolly Tug Crab and Turtle

Archie doesn’t do tug of wars but he does like toys that he can cuddle with .  The center ball of these are squeakers so that is even better for him.  He’s been chewing on these for a couple of days now and they haven’t lost any limbs or parts so they are durable too.

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Fruitables Natural Dog Treats in Pumpkin & Blueberry and Pumpkin & Banana

These are a low calorie dog treat.  They are natural (the name gave it away), and wheat, corn, soy, artificial colour and preservative free.  They are a hard treats and my only issue is that I selected a large dog box and these are fairly small treats.  I guess that is what makes them low calorie.

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Greenies Dog Chew

These are a treat we’ve had before and Archie loves them.  I like that they are better then plain rawhide chews for him.  He tends to not have “issues” with these ones like he can get with some bones.

This box is still working out for us. The toys are made for the large dog and he hasn’t been able to destroy them.  The treats this month are a bit small but the stuff that is not in them, makes up for that.  You can really tell that they put effort into making this box just for you.  I’ve had to contact them twice, just to minor billing questions and both times the online chat got me set up in just a few minutes.  They are a new company and I think they will only get better.

Teruffic Box June 2016

Teruffic Box is a monthly box for dogs that sends out toys, treats, and bones.  They do give a portion of their proceeds to no-kill shelters, which is nice.  They have seven box options to choose from, ranging from Puppy, Heavy Chewer, Toy, or Multipup.  They start at $27.00 and go up to $33.00.  Shipping to Canada is $5.00 a box.  Once you pick a box you get to choose from 5 dog sizes as well.  You then get 3 treat type options, birthday options, and then you choose your plan length.  I picked up a 6-month plan off Groupon so while I hadn’t been planning on getting the dogs another box at this point, it was worth it.  They are going through some site changes right now but if you sign up everything should be fine.

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This box was shipped via FedEx and my box was opened by Customs.  I cannot imagine why but it makes it only the second box I’ve ever received to have that privilege.  They packed everything in cute paw print tissue.  I could see lots of fun things inside and Archie was very interested to see what this was.  There was not an info card with this one.

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First out of the box was this card with a dog tag on it. It has a number on it that someone can call if they find your dog and then they will call you.  This is valid for as long as you have a subscription with them.

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Kong Dinosaur Squeaker x 2

These are great for Archie because they have no stuffing in them.  He still wants to eat them but since there is nothing to pull out he just loves on them.  He sucks on a part of them and can happily pass a while comforting himself that way.  They have two squeakers each in them but not the small ones that are in most toys.

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DogsWell Happy Hips Lamb Strips

These wellness treats are made with lamb.  They have no grains, gluten, corn, wheat, soy, artificial flavours, colours, or preservatives.  They do have glucosamine and chondroitin to help with hips and joints.  So far we’ve been lucky enough to not have any issues with Archie’s joints but he is a large dog of a breed that can have problems so if these can be tasty and give him a bit of good stuff that’s okay.

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Rawhide Bone

Archie loves these but since they go through him rather quickly he only gets them once in awhile.  This will last about 2 minutes and he will be stoked.

So far this box looks like it will be great.  The toys are made for the large dog and he hasn’t been able to destroy them.  The treats are appropriately sized, whuch hasn’t always been the case with other dog boxes.  You can really tell that they put effort into making this box just for you.  I’ve had to contact them twice, just to minor billing questions and both times the online chat got me set up in just a few minutes.  They are a new company and I think they will only get better.

 

 

Bowzer Box February 2016

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.

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Some interesting things that I can see once the paper is gone.  I’m pretty sure you will see Archie’s nose in a few of the pictures.  He was not interested in waiting for me to get everything out.

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The info card let me know that this month is Dental month.  This side tells you the products we got and websites for the companies they belong to.  It also shows which are Canadian companies.

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Whimzees Toothbrush

This is a vegetable based chew that cleans your dogs teeth as they eat it.  This is made with all natural ingredients and is vegetarian and gluten free.  Archie devoured it in a few minutes and was back for more!

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Pet Kelp Chicken Jerky

So this is made in the US but used Nova Scotia kelp as an ingredient.  It’s grain free and only 3 calories per treat, so if you’re watching your pups weight, it’s still a good treat.  These also have pumpkin and molasses in them and once we open them I’m sure Archie and Freckles will like them.

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Chomper Mongoose

This is a toy you are supposed to stuff with treats and then let your dog work them out.  Archie hates these things and can’t be bothered  to get the treat out.  The kids end up playing with these when we get them.

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FouFouBrands Vegalicious Healthy Popped Snacks

These look and feel like popcorn puffs.  They must smell amazing though because every time I move the bag Archie is right at my side trying to grab them.  These ones are lentil and potato starch and that’s it.

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FouFouBrands FFD Pet Wipes

The Hubby was a bit confused by these, but they are a wet wipe for the animals faces.  You can use these on cats or dogs and are good for wiping near their eyes or in their ears.  Oddly they are strawberry daiquiri scented but I’m thinking Archie won’t mind too much.

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Envirofresh Spray N’ Fresh

This is doggy breath spray.  I’m not sure I can get it into Archie’s mouth but he does need it.  It is mint flavoured and also reduces plaque and tartar.

This was our last Bowzer Box and while it was okay, I will not be renewing.  The dog subscription I really need is one that sends me one treat and four toys.  We have more than enough treats now to get us through the next while but he kills and disembowels toys on a very regular basis.  I’m always glad to have supported a Canadian company though and the products were good.  My biggest complaint would have been that I selected a large dog box and not everything in the boxes was really made for big dogs.

Bowzer Box January 2016

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.

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The box opens up to reveal the paper that hides all the doggie goodies.  The card talks about how fun the holidays were but now it’s January and cold.  The reverse has the products, websites, and a brief note about why that item is awesome for your pet.

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Vermont Fleece Chew

This fuzzy beast has a rope tail and a squeaker to give lots of chewing fun.  He’s also very soft and I think Archie is going to really take to him and keep it as a lovey.  I’m really happy to get a toy this month.

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Dogbon-$12.00

This clear flexible bone is made from synthetic rubber.  It is non-toxic and can be chewed into bits.  Archie hates these type of things and I’ve been trying to give it to him while I write and he’s just not interested.  It does bounce though so the girls will probably play with it.

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Top It Up

This is supposed to add flavour and nutrition to your dogs food.  Archie almost never even feels his food hit his throat so I don’t know that we need a grinder to add more flavour.  Maybe Freckles will enjoy added things to her food.

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Fou-Stick Protect

This is something you can rub onto your pups paws to protect them from ice, salt, and snow.  It has coconut oil and beeswax to form a barrier.  We do find that Archie’s feet are sensitive, mostly because he’s a delicate flower, so this will be a good thing to try out.

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Trail Blazin’ Bitz

We need more dog treats like we need another dog.  I have so many just from the boxes and coupon purchases.  These ones are Venison Liver flavoured and Archie is drooling on my leg in hope of getting one.  They are grain free and made in Canada.  All treats are a huge hit in this house and since we are watching my Mom’s dog right now too, we have three pups to divide the snacks between.

This month was a bit better for me then other ones have been.  I am always left feeling just a little disappointed with this box.  They send out good stuff but it really is not as good as BarkBox was.  We have one more to go in this one so we’ll see if they can change my mind.  I do love that they are Canadian, and source from Canada for at least some of the items and that has not changed.  Three of the five items are Canadian!

Bowzer Box November 2015

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.

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The box was full to the top again and once you remove the paper you can see a bit of what you got.

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The theme this month is It’s A Zoo  Out There and they play on that two ways.  One is that the stuff is zoo themed and the other is that the malls are getting crazy with holidays coming up.  The card gives you a bit about each item and the website for them.

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Rollover Premium Pet Food Stuffed Beef Hooves

These are a cleaned hoof, stuffed with beef liver, lung, heart, and kidney.  They also do add some filler and minerals in there.  These are made in High River, AB. and since the hoof is fully filled your pup has to work a bit to get all of it out.  Archie has a bone that he has been working on for a while but he’ll happily trade it in for this I think.

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Fruitables Skinny Minis Grilled Bison Flavour

These are a soft chewy treat that are calorie wise for chubby pets.  Thankfully Archie is one of those.  These are made more for a small dog then one his size.  These are mostly made up of potato and rice but there is some actual bison in there too.  They are also free of gluten, wheat, corn, and soy.

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Shed Guard Fresh Scent

I think this is more for me then Archie but with holiday season and nice clothes coming up this will be good for spraying down the chairs.  You spray this on a surface that has pet hair on it, wait for it to dry, then use the brush cap or vacuum to easily remove the hair.  You can also spray it on clothes and then toss in the dryer for a few minutes to get rid of hair that way.

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One 4 Pets Eco Friendly Pet Waste Bags

So what makes these ones special from the regular ones is that they are biodegradable, which is pretty cool.  Once you throw them away they actual dissolve into components that are not harmful and won’t be still floating around the landfill in 50 years.  We don’t use these bags too often as Archie has ginormous craps that require a grocery bag but they are handy to have around.  They even double as barf bags in a pinch.

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Multipet Loofa Zebra (Dog)

I’m not sure why they call this dog zebra but I guess it’s the colouring?  He has a squeaker in the middle and lots of things that stick out that can be chewed off.  Every once in a while a big long toy like this becomes a sucky toy for Archie.  It’s so cute and even though it becomes super slobbery you just want to let him go at it.

I once again have to complain that I selected a large dog package and the treats are not all made for big dogs.  The hoof and toy definitely are, which is good.  I am always left feeling just a little disappointed with this box.  They send out good stuff but it really is not as good as BarkBox was.  We have three more to go in this one so we’ll see if they can change my mind.  I do love that they are Canadian, and source from Canada for at least some of the items.

Bowzer Box October 2015

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.

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You couldn’t see much of anything with the first peek this time.  This bag of treats covered everything.

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Way down at the bottom under everything was the info card.  As kind of expected the them is Halloween.  The reverse side lets you know what is in the box, where you can find them, and where they are made.

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NatuRAWlS Dehydrated Dog Treats

We got two of these, chicken foot and I think lamb lung.  They are not marked so I’m going off visual clues.  These are made in Canada and I’m sure Archie will be thrilled to get them.  There is no pricing on the site so I’m not sure of retail but they sell them in bags of lots not individual packets like this.

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Darford Grain Free Premium Oven-Baked Dog Treats-340g $8.99

This is a huge bag of treats!  They are also small enough that I could give them to Freckles as well.  This is the turkey variety but they have many others.  They are totally free of corn and soy along with being grain free.  They are filled with lots of fruits and vegetables too.

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R2P Chewbots-$10.00

This is one of those tough toys.  We don’t ever believe those claims in this house.  Archie can destroy a toy in no time.  He once ate a tin can.  Seriously.  This has a squeaker in the square part and the rest is just stuffing.  He seems to like it.  It has lasted one day so far.  Maybe this one is actually hard to chew up.

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Amelia Biscuits

These are a handmade dog treat, made of grains, fruit, and vegetables.  They help to clean your dog’s teeth as they chomp em down.  These ones are listed as a Christmas biscuit but obviously they are Halloween ones since they are pumpkin shaped.

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Zukes Clean Apple Crisp-Z-Bone

This is a breath freshening dental chew.  It is grain free and has added vitamins and minerals.  It does come with a warning that it may stain light coloured flooring so you need to make sure of where your pup is eating this.

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Not listed on the card but included was a roll of poop bags.  These are good in an emergency but I have a big dog, with big craps and these are really thin and made for smaller dogs I think.

Box two was better then one.   There still was only one toy and a few of the treats don’t seem to be really sized for the 50+ pound dog size I selected.  I don’t have a value this month since a few of the items are made by small local companies.   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.

Bowzer Box September 2015

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.

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The box is just a regular cardboard box with a Bowzer Box sticker on one side.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Bowzer Box December 2015

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.

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The card this month gives a Thank You to all their subscribers for the past year and talks about how fun Christmas should be for children and puppies.  They also have given a code so if you want to subscribe that will give you 10% off your plan.  Just use REFERFRIEND at the checkout if you want.

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The box was quite packed this month, which is always a good thing.

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Allure Pet Products Hugglehounds-$12.00

This stuffed chew toy is also a squeaker.  It is very much seasonally themed and Archie is going to love it once he gets it, sometime after the children are awake so his incessant squeaking does not make me yell at him for waking them up.

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Northern Blend Turkey Cranberry Biscuits

I figured it would be easier to let them tell you about them then try to do it myself so here is their blurb on these. “Tasty as a Thanksgiving Dinner! Baked with fresh, food-grade, grain-fed turkey, raised locally on Ontario farms.  We add in whole cranberries, which are also a great antioxidant as well as being helpful in maintaining a healthy urinary tract.  Slowly baked with whole barley and rolled oats grown and milled locally.”  Archie is not too fussy when it comes to anything going in his mouth so he’ll love these.

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Envirofresh Slurp’N Fresh

My mom used to use this with her dogs and it worked so I will be adding it to the pups water bowl every time I fill it. This not only helps with their breath but reduces tartar and plaque as well.

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Hero Dog Treats Beef Trachea

I find these so gross but Archie loves them!  They smell and feel yucky when I hand them out but since they are a natural treat I give them to him anyways.

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These two items are bonuses this month.  One is a sample pack of Benny Bully’s Beef Liver & Real Banana cookies and the other is a roll of pooper bags.

This month was a bit better for me then other ones have been.  I am always left feeling just a little disappointed with this box.  They send out good stuff but it really is not as good as BarkBox was.  We have two more to go in this one so we’ll see if they can change my mind.  I do love that they are Canadian, and source from Canada for at least some of the items and that has not changed.  Three of the four items are Canadian!