We Review PetBox's Monthly Subscription for Cats
What if you could choose to have monthly treats and toys for your cat delivered to your door each month? Well, you can. There are a few online companies that offer this service, but PetBox is the only one that lets you choose the contents of each box. And if you're indecisive, PetBox will choose the items for you. I'm kind of (mostly) a control freak, though, and would have to choose my own!
PetBox recently asked Catster to review one of the boxes, and my Saffy, Cosmo and Phoebe were pleased as punch to get their paws on a box full of premium goodies.
Because they're total nosy-butts, they had to inspect every inch of the box when it arrived. It doesn't matter that it held treats for them -- they would have been just as nosy if it were a box of copy paper. You see, it's a box, and that's all that matters.
Initially, I didn't have especially high expectations for what might be inside the box. I sort of anticipated some really basic or generic toys and treats; however, was surprised and delighted to find quality, name-brand selections, including a few of my cats' favorite items inside, especially the Yeowww! Catnip Banana. We recently tossed their old catnip banana because it had become a flattened, spit-soaked object of disgust. Even the cats wouldn't touch it anymore. They were due for a new one, so the timing was perfect. It was as if PetBox was psychic, or had a surveillance camera in hidden my house. The psychic part would actually be pretty cool, but a hidden camera? Creepy.
The other items included in the box were:
- Yeowww! Stinkies Catnip Sardines
- Kong Naturals Straw Balls
- Cat Kong Flip Funsters Interactive Catnip Toy
- Kong Refillable Catnip Toy (hedgehog!)
- Buddy Biscuits Grain-Free Cat Treats
- Zuke's Natural Purrz Soft Treats for Cats
- Supercat Catnip Markers
Cosmo sniffed out the catnip banana and the little catnip sardines. Phoebe then confiscated one of the sardines and went to town. I have to say that we've had nothing but excellent experience with Yeowww! catnip products in the past, and weren't disappointed this time around either. Phoebe also enjoyed the straw balls -- she's always looking for something new to bat under the sofa. They were all keen on the treats, which were an instant hit. We hadn't tried either brand, so were pleasantly surprised with the reaction. Saffy's favorite part of the box's contents was the treats. No surprise there.
The price of the PetBox depends on the length of time you subscribe to the service, ranging anywhere from $39 for one month to $29 per month for 12 months. It feels a little pricey to me, but the products really are premium and, with each box's purchase, PetBox makes a donation to feed a shelter animal. Guess what? If you decide to try the service, we have a discount code for you! Simply use CATSTER20 at checkout to receive 20-percent off your subscription.
When you set up your subscription, you tell PetBox your cat's name, birthday, weight and if you'd like to choose the contents or allow PetBox to choose them. The box is shipped the day after the order us placed.
All in all, my cats enjoyed the surprise goodies. Now we make bets on how long until the catnip banana becomes "The Flattened, Spit-Soaked Object of Disgust, Part Deux."
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About the Author: Angie Bailey is an eternal optimist with an adoration of all things silly. Loves pre-adolescent boy humor, puns, making up parody songs, thinking about cats doing people things and The Smiths. Writes Catladyland, a cat humor blog, Texts from Mittens (birthed right here on Catster) and authored whiskerslist: the kitty classifieds, a silly book about cats wheeling and dealing online. Partner in a production company and writes and acts in comedy web series that features sketches and mockumentaries. Mother to two humans and three cats, all of which want her to make them food.