December, 2016 - Subscription Box Rankings

For the month of December, we had the pleasure of reviewing BarkBox, PoochPerks, The Dapper Dog Box, Happy Hound Club, Pet GiftBox, Paw Pack and Surprise Pawty boxes. Yes, I got 7 boxes last month. Some of them we receive as affiliates, however, I picked up a few extras last month as Christmas presents for Bruce Wayne. If you are interested in trying any of these dog subscription boxes, I will include links and the discount codes I have at the end of this post.

As always, below is our “ranking system”. Our ranking system is strictly based on Bruce Wayne’s size and preferences. There may have been a box that your dog loved, but wasn’t a great fit for Bruce Wayne and vice versa. Bruce Wayne is extremely picky and borders on almost “strange” at times, lol. I encourage you at one point or another to give all these boxes a try. You never know what you’ll get, which is always the funnest part of it all.

Box Name Toys Treats Extra/Accessory Overall Value Ranking
BarkBox 1 6 n/a 6 4
PoochPerks 3 5 n/a 2 5
The Dapper Dog Box 2 1 n/a 3 1
Happy Hound Club 5 4 3 5 6
Pet GiftBox 4 2 1 4 2
Paw Pack 7 7 4 7 7
Surprise Pawty 6 3 2 1 3

With so many boxes to chose from, it was certainly hard to pick a favorite. The overall favorite item for the month of December was the World’s Best Dog Hot Cocoa Mug from Barkbox. I loved that it had removable (BW sized) marshmallows and the cup was made with the crinkle material that Bruce Wayne loves. Bruce Wayne’s favorite treat that he received was the PolkaDog treats in both the Pet GiftBox and Dapper Dog boxes. The subscription boxes brought their A game in December and made it especially hard for us to pick a favorite.

Bottom Line: Our favorite December box was The Dapper Dog Box. Overall, The Dapper Dog Box was successful in sending both treats and toys that were appropriate for Bruce Wayne. The standout item for us in the December Dapper Dog Box was the Jax and Bones holiday wreath toy. Bruce Wayne loves to chew on rope toys, while I loved that we got a popular name brand toy. Bruce Wayne also loved the PolkaDog treats and Bobby and Bambi’s Holiday Biscuits. The only item in the box that Bruce Wayne didn’t necessarily care for was the PrideBites elf toy, but I was still impressed to get another brand name toy in his box.

Giveaway Time! One winner will receive a complimentary Dapper Dog Box mini box from us. (Please note that the box will be whatever theme The Dapper Dog Box is sending out at the time of the giveaway. We have no control over which theme you receive.) Also, due to shipping restrictions, this giveaway is for U.S. and Canada Residents only (you may enter if you live outside the U.S. or Canada, but as long as you have a U.S. or Canadian address it can be sent to or you could be a great friend and donate your prize to a friend within the U.S. or Canada.)

To enter:

  1. Be following us on Instagram (@ipartywithbrucewayne) and like a few pics.

  2. Like this blog post (there is a "like" button next to the share buttons towards the end of the post.)

  3. Comment on this post an answer to this question "What treats are you most excited to see in a subscription box?”

  4. Leave either your Instagram name or email address so that we can contact you if you are the winner!

One winner will be randomly selected from all qualified entries (a qualified entry is simply an entry that follows ALL of the above steps). This giveaway will be open for 1 week.  All entries must be submitted by midnight Monday, January 23, 2017. One winner will be announced on this post on or about Tuesday, January 24, 2017.

Good Luck!

Box Name Discount Code Discount
BRUCE $10 credit to BarkShop with any new subscription and free shipping!
BRUCEWAYNE 15% off and free shipping!
The Dapper Dog Box
BRUCEWAYNE 20% off and free shipping!
Pet GiftBox
50% off first box and free shipping!

WINNER Update: Thank you to all that participated in our giveaway and for sharing your thoughts on subscription boxes. Congratulations to our randomly selected winner @griffonthecockapoo! Please check back in about 2 weeks when we pick our favorite January subscription box.