Today I’m reviewing another Furkid (aka Paws & Play by Furkid Subscription Box); I had actually planned for the April box to be the last we received but thanks to their auto-renewal service, I was subscribed for another 3 whole months at a cost of $133.95 CAD. Originally I signed up for a 3 month subscription that began in February and ended in April – or so I thought. I failed to read the (very) fine print that stated that the subscription would auto-renew on the 1st of the month following the end of my original subscription, unless I cancelled prior to. This irked me given that I had only received our April box on April 28. So I was given 2 whole days to decide if I wanted to renew my subscription? Plus, the fact that it renewed not only for 1 month but for 3 was a bit shocking to me, especially given that I received no notification whatsoever that it was auto-renewing! Unfortunately this seems to be a common practice amongst many subscription boxes, so take my advice and read the fine print before signing up so you know exactly what you’re getting into. I did share my concerns with the owner but I was basically told I was out of luck and offered some additional items in my May box. I debated sharing my review given how unhappy I am but I felt I could still be objective, plus I have two more of them coming and it means I get to gratuitously share pics of Maggie, so I figured I might as well. 😉 So let’s get into it:
First up, the product Card; the value of this month’s “box” is equal to $50.98 CAD. Keep in mind that my subscription for 3 months cost me $133.95 CAD which equates to $44.65 CAD per box, so the value of this box is just slightly over what I paid for it.
DIGZ Peanut Butter Smash Cookie: As I’ve stated before, one of the reasons why I signed up for this subscription was due to the fact that it was supposed to be customizable; Maggie doesn’t like hard/crunchy cookies (#princess) so our profile states soft cookies only. Yet we still continue to receive hard cookies. This wasn’t included in the product card so I’m not sure if everyone received this or if this was one of our “bonus” items. Regardless, we’ll be passing this on to one of our doggy friends.
Caru Soft & Tasty Venison Recipe Baked Bites: These are soft and chewy and Maggie was pretty happy with them. I really liked that they’re all natural, do not contain any wheat, gluten, corn, soy or animal by-products AND they contain no ingredients from China. These appear to retail for about $7-8 US; again, this is not listed on the product card so I’m assuming this was another bonus item. Overall we were pleased with them.
Earth Rated Leash Dispenser with Bags: We actually buy these bags regularly, but I’m not crazy about the dispenser (too bulky) so we’ll likely give this away too.
Etta Says Beef Liver Treat – This was a small little individual treat (assuming it’s a sample which is why it wasn’t included in the product card). Maggie gobbled it up. No complaints.
N/A Nothing Added 100% Canadian Atlantic Pollock: Maggie loves anything fish and these are no exception. They stink to high heaven though, I hold my breath when I give her one. Love that these are 100% Canadian. Happy with this addition to the box.
Digz Prime Lung Beef Steaks: I always struggle with giving Maggie various animal body parts/organs but of course, like most dogs, she absolutely loves them. These are actually pretty hard and crunchy but if I break them into smaller pieces, she eats them. We’ll take the good with the bad on these.
Kong Bendeez Toy: Kong toys are expensive and are generally good quality however ours appears to be broken. The instructions state that it should squeak when you bend/twist or shake it but it does nothing of the sort. As a result Maggie doesn’t have a lot of interest in it.
So overall, I’m slightly happier with May’s box when compared to April’s but that’s only because of the bag of chewy treats that was our bonus item. Otherwise the only item that we would have been happy with would have been the Pollock. One down, two to go!
Until next time!
Read our previous Furkid/Paws & Play box reviews below: