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November 2016 RescueBox for Cats Review
I love supporting animal welfare groups, so when I found a coupon code for RescueBox, I decided to give them a try. RescueBox is a subscription box containing goodies for your animals that has an added benefit of supporting local animal rescue groups with every purchase that is made.
The 1-month subscription I purchased allowed RescueBox to vaccinate 2 shelter pets and provide 5 lbs of food to a local rescue. Isn’t that wonderful? The longer your subscription length, the more vaccinations and food that RescueBox can provide. There is a "Charity Report" accessible in each subscriber account that will track how many vaccinations and how many lbs of food the subscriber has donated over time.
Of course, RescueBox can’t rely entirely on altruism to get subscribers. They also need to provide interesting and high quality products for animals and their humans. They offer boxes for both cats and dogs and I received the cat box. Let’s see what came inside!
The first item I took out of the November 2016 RescueBox was a gift for humans - a RescueBox-branded tumbler. This insulated travel cup is BPA-free and features fun pet-inspired designs of paw prints, balls of yarn, and more. I probably won’t use this simply because I already have a lot of travel cups, but for people who don’t, this is a fun addition to the box so the human can get a gift too.
Estimated value: $13 (Source: RescueBox.)
Onto the cat-focused goodies! The second item I took out was a Crazer laser pointer toy. Bad timing in my case...I’d just bought my first laser pointer the night before! This will serve well as a back-up, though, and a great item for people who don’t yet have one.
Estimated value: $4 (Source: EntirelyPets.com / PetGuys.com)
The third item was a Tickle Pickle by Tipsy Nip. This is an organic catnip-filled knit toy shaped like a pickle. I wasn’t quite enthused by the name or appearance of the toy, but Annabeth (my cat) loved it, and that’s what’s most important. Here are some pictures of her enjoying the toy:
You can also see her playing with the toy in the unboxing video linked at the top of this review.
Estimated value: $9 (Source: ShopTipsyNip.com / Amazon.com)
The fourth item was a Tweety Ball from Petlinks. It’s a small, plastic ball with a sound box inside that will play real bird sounds when it’s batted around. Due to my holiday travels I didn’t have time to test this toy with Annabeth, but I think she’ll enjoy it because she likes batting around balls and reacts to noises.
All pet boxes need some treats, and so the fifth and final item in the November 2016 RescueBox that I received was a bag of Zuke’s Natural Purrz in a tuna flavor. Annabeth likes Zuke’s and she likes fishy flavors, so this should go over well with her.
Overall, the November 2016 RescueBox contained about $34 worth of items. My estimation of $34 is below RescueBox’s claimed value of $41.50, but it’s still more than the box cost of $30. Therefore, I consider the box to provide a fair value. The fact that they support animal rescue groups with each purchase is an added bonus!
Recommended for: people who want to support rescues while also getting goodies for their pets