June, 2017 - "Beach Vacation" JoePup Box

The theme for the June JoePup box is “Beach Vacation”. Being that June is the official start of summer, it makes for perfect timing.

The toys in the June JoePup box are :

  • Lulubelle’s Power Plush Starfish - (retail value $7.99) This is the perfect sized toy for Bruce Wayne or a tiny pup. It is only about 3 inches and houses a squeaker in the middle of the starfish. Lulubelle’s is known for their durability, which is quite amusing since I call Bruce Wayne the “world’s most gentle chewer”. He has yet to really destroy any dog toys, however, this is a great toy if your small dog is powerful and likes to get destructive.
  • Kong Wild Knots - (retail value $5.18) This is another toy that is sized well for small dogs. We are very familiar with the Kong brand and very happy to see them in our box. This is our first “wild knots” toy. Essentially, inside of the flamingo toy are ropes and knots throughout the body of the flamingo. There is also a squeaker. Be forewarned, our squaker is literally in the “private” part of the flamingo, lol. I’m super interested to see if Bruce Wayne will play with this toy. He loves rope toys, but has never had a rope toy inside of another toy.

The treats in the June JoePup box are:

  • Wild Pacific Salmon Sushi - (retail value $8.49 for 1.27 oz.) I’ve never seen “salmon sushi”, but Bruce Wayne does enjoy salmon skin treats very much. I love that it is literally 1 ingredient: salmon! While it is a small bag, there are a bunch of rolls inside and being that I’ll have to unroll these to cut into smaller pieces for Bruce Wayne, it will last him a long time.

Ingredient: Wild Pacific Salmon Skin

  • Wet Noses Dog Treats - (retail value $2.99 for 1.5 oz.) The flavor we received is agave and pear. These are a round, crunchy treat and certified USDA organic, which always makes me happy. If left whole, they are too big for Bruce Wayne, however, since they are a crunchy treat, they should be easy to break into smaller pieces. Being that I keep Bruce Wayne grain free, I’ll have to hold these for a Closet Cleanout giveaway.

Ingredients: Organic Rye Flour, Organic Pear Puree, Organic Agave Nectar, Organic Canola Oil, Water.

  • Healthy Dogma Dog Treats - (retail value $5.95 for 6.2 oz.) The flavor we received is Jamaican Bacon. These are heart shaped, crunchy, hard treats. Left whole, they would be a perfect sized treat for medium dogs, however, should be easy to break into smaller pieces for the smaller pups. While there are no glaring ingredients that stand out to me that I don’t like to give Bruce Wayne, it is very starch heavy.

Ingredients: Peas, Pea Flour, Potato, Bacon Tapioca, Chicken Fat (preserved with mixed tocopherols), Cranberry, Sweet Potato

  • Barkworthies Beef Roll - (retail value $1.00 for 6 inch roll) I recently began giving Bruce Wayne bully sticks/chews since he’s been cleared from his tonsillectomy, however, I still sit with him and monitor him very closely while he chews on them. While I know Bruce Wayne would love this roll, it’s literally as thick as a quarter and would be too thick for his little Chi-Chi mouth.

Ingredients: Beef, Cornstarch, Vegetable Glycerin

  • Barkworthies Duck Jerky - (retail value $1.00 for 2 pieces) This was in a separate bag entitled “Extra Goodies”. In addition to your boxed items, JoePup sent extra chews, which is awesome. These are thin enough that Bruce Wayne might actually be able to chew on them and I know he will love them. This is a delightful surprise.

Ingredients: Duck Meat, Vegetable Glycerin, Pea Protein, Salt

  • Fuitables Skinny Minis - (retail value $n/a) The flavor we received is grilled bison. This is a sample sized package of the treats that were included in our “extra goodies” bag. These are described as a soft and chewy treat. I have felt fruitables before and they are as described, however due to the ingredients, I’ll be giving these to Bruce Wayne’s crazy Uncle Patches.

Ingredients: Sweet Potato, Oatmeal, Ground Brown Rice, Tapioca Starch, Vegetable Glycerin, Ground Potatoes, Brown Sugar, Canola Oil, Ground Oats, Gelatin, Bison, Salt, Natural Grilled Bison Flavor, Phosphoric Acid, Sorbic Acid (a Preservative), Mixed Tocopherols (a Preservative), Rosemary Extract.

  • Fruitables Skinny Minis - (retail value $n/a) The flavor we received is Apple bacon. Again, these are a sample pack sent in the “extra goodies” bag and are of a chewy texture, as well. And since the ingredients are basically the same, I’ll be giving these to Bruce Wayne’s crazy Uncle Patches as well.

Ingredients: Sweet Potato, Oat Flour, Brown Rice Flour, Vegetable Glycerin, Brown Sugar, Tapioca Starch, Bacon, Barley Flour, Apple, Gelatin, Salt, Sunflower Oil, Phosphoric Acid, Sorbic Acid (To Preserve Freshness), Natural Flavor, Citric Acid (To Preserve Freshness), Mixed Tocopherols (To Preserve Freshness), Rosemary Extract.

The accessory in the June JoePup box is:

  • The Bandana Company Bandana - (retail value $n/a) - wholesale price not available) While this print is perfect for the summer theme, the bandana itself is huge and way too big for Bruce Wayne. The size we received would actually probably be good for a border collie sized dog.

Estimated Value of the June JoePup Box: $32.60 (without bandana price)

Overall Opinion: This was our first ever JoePup Box. We had only learned of them from our friend Simba. The shipping was very fast and you get your box as soon as you place your order, which I loved. Many subscription box companies only ship once a month and depending on when you order depends on which month’s box you would receive. I placed our order on Sunday evening and we received our box Wednesday. The packing and box itself is very professional and nicely put together. I am a sucker for personalized Bruce Wayne cards, so I loved that added touch. Overall, I thought it was a great box. The toys were great sizes and while I’m super picky and won’t give Bruce Wayne all the treats, JoePup sent a great variety of treats. And who doesn’t love extra goodies? JoePup offers a lot of different boxes you can get depending on your budget and what you are looking for (i.e. birthday boxes).

B-DUBS VERDICT: Bruce Wayne gives the June JoePup Box 3 out of 4 grinchy paws.

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