August, 2016 - "Olympics" PoochPerks Box

The August PoochPerks theme is the Olympics! While no items in the box are specifically related to the Olympics, the items in the August box are centered around getting your pup in Olympic form and shape.

The Toys in the August PoochPerks Box are:

  • Kong Gyro - (retail value $7.50) This Kong toy is an interactive treat/food dispenser toy. The red donut portion of the toy is stationary, while the blue ball rolls around. You can put treats/food in the blue ball portion for your dog to try and roll to get out. The first thing I noticed with this interactive toy was how big the opening for the treats/food is. This toy states that it is for a “small/petite” dog, which the toy overall is a good size for, however, I do not have any treats that are large enough to not completely all fall through the opening. One roll and Bruce Wayne would have all of his treats out. After closer examination, the hole does have side barriers, which might help it make it harder to get the treats out. We will try this toy after it’s been properly washed.
  • PetLou Natural Twisted Dog - (average retail price $7.50) This dog measures about 6 inches and is a great size for a small dog (Bruce Wayne is about 6.5 lbs). The highlight of this toy is that it is made of 100% natural linen and corduroy, while the tail is made of natural sisal rope. The body and paws of this dog are incredibly soft. The head and tail adds some texture and is a bit rougher. I have no doubt Bruce Wayne will get a lot of joy from this toy, as he loves toys that have “hair” and are small enough for him to wrap his teeth around. I love that this dog has “hair” that I won’t have to worry about Bruce Wayne pulling out and ingesting, as the hairs are very thick and durable on this fun toy. The ears are made of crinkle material (which Bruce Wayne loves) and has a squeaker within the body.

Below is a video of Bruce Wayne's "first impression" of the Natural Twisted Dog toy. Since the recording, he has often played with it and loves chewing on the "hairs" that you see him sniffing. :-) Enjoy. 

  • Mommoth Twister Pull - (average retail price $4.00) This pull-n-tug toy measures about 10.5 inches tall. The highlight of this toy is that the rope is made of cotton blend fibers that help to “brush” your dog's teeth while playing. This fun toy has a built-in tennis ball that your dog can pull while you hold onto the other end. I know Bruce Wayne’s crazy uncle Patches (a JRT) will love this, but I don’t think Bruce Wayne can get his mouth around this tennis ball, although, he will surely love to chew on the rope portion.

The Treats in the August PoochPerks Box are:

  • Dogs Love Kale Treats - (retail value $9.99 for 6 oz.) Despite what the name brand of these treats are, the flavor we received is chicken and blueberry, lol. I’ve never had this brand of treats, but love the minimal ingredients and that they are all-natural and wheat and grain free. They are crunchy and heart-shaped which should make it easy to break these treats into smaller pieces for Bruce Wayne.
  • Boo Boo’s Best Boosters - (retail value $11.99 for 3.5 oz.) This is another new brand to us. These “Boosters” are advertised as dehydrated raw treats or meal toppers. The flavor we received is “Bountiful Bison”, which Bruce Wayne loves. While it sounds expensive at $11.99 for only 3.5 oz., it’s actually quite a lot of product. Since the treats are freeze-dried raw, the weight of the product is always much less. With these treats being grain, wheat, soy and gluten free, we are really excited to add these into our treat rotation.

The Accessory/Extras in the August PoochPerks Box are:

  • FouFit Cooling Bandana - (retail value $13.00) I absolutely love the idea of this bandana. Something so simple that can help so much, especially with these overly hot days. The highlight of this bandana is that material of this bandana absorbs and locks in the water that you soak it in and slowly releases the water over a period of 2-6 hours. We will certainly be using this on our upcoming walks/hikes. Anything to help keep Bruce Wayne cool is a win-win in my book.

Estimated Total Retail Value - $53.98

Overall Opinion: While the products in the box didn’t exactly scream the Olympic theme PoochPerks might have been aiming for, they included some amazing products. One of the best parts about subscription boxes is discovering new brands to try. It isn’t often we receive a box where I’m willing to let Bruce Wayne try all the treats that were included and I’m completely thrilled about the cooling bandana. I know a lot of our friends love to hike too and this could be extremely beneficial to them as well. While the toys weren’t extremely exciting for Bruce Wayne, I know he will love playing with the natural dog toy and it is always good to see named brand products such as Kong included. Overall, this box will surely make any dog happy! :-)

B-DUBS Verdict: Bruce Wayne gives the August PoochPerks box 3 out of 4 grinchy paws!

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*The Fine Print* - Pooch Perks sends toys and treats based on your dogs size at the time you sign up for a subscription or single box and even if you have the same size dog as me, you may have received different products (same theme though) than Bruce Wayne.  Bruce Wayne is an affiliate for Pooch Perks and receives a free box in return for our review, however, these are solely my honest opinions of this month's box based on Bruce Wayne's size and preference.