Several weeks ago, Pawalla asked me to do a product review of their subscription box service. They sent me a Pawalla box free of charge, but I received no other compensation for this review.
|The opinions expressed herein are entirely my own|
(Yes, I really talk like this)
When you purchase a Pawalla subscription, they send you a box every month filled with a toy, all natural or organic food, and treats to try, and if you like the products, you can order more from the Pawalla Store. A pet nutritionist selects the products to be included in each box.
Pawalla sent me a Deluxe Box. I was surprised to see that the box was almost twice as large as other subcription box products I have received in the past.
|Box on bottom is Pawalla Deluxe|
Top box is competing subscription service
|A bigger box means more goodies for me|
Our Deluxe Box contained all kinds of good stuff:
By Nature Entrees Salmon with Lentils in Yogurt & Lemon Grass Sauce
By Nature Entrees Duck, Green Beans and Wild Rice Stew
YumZies Natural Hickory Bacon Treats
Locomotion Pet Treats - Honey Apple
Honest Kitchen Ice Pups
Dogbag.com Doggie Walk Bag
The Flying Basset Breath Spray
The box also contained a booklet about The Honest Kitchen, which makes us want to try Honest Kitchen dog food because it's 100% human grade, and we like everything we read about Honest Kitchen. (We care about things like how a company treats its employees and the environment, where it gets ingredients, and its support of nonprofits.)
Pawalla Boxes come in two sizes, Deluxe and Mini. Deluxe Boxes are $30 per month with a monthly subscription and $28 per month with a six month subscription. Mini Boxes are $20 per month with monthly subscription and $18 per month with a six month subscription. Deluxe Boxes contain 7-9 products, including wet food, and Mini Boxes contain 4-5 products, with no wet food. (All include free shipping.) See Get Your First Box to order.
You can also order Single Boxes for $31 for a Deluxe Box and $21 for a Mini Box. They have boxes for puppies, adult dogs, and seniors, and for big dogs and little dogs. They even have boxes for adult cats and kitties! We think a single box or a subscription would make a wonderful gift for that special dog or cat in your life.
|Something in here smells GOOOOOD|
|I'll just wait here until mom decides to give me a treat|
We like a lot of things about Pawalla. The treats and food are all natural or organic, and the contents are customized for the size and age of your dog or cat. The Deluxe Boxes are larger and contain more stuff and more variety than other comparably-priced subscription services, and the food and treats appear to be high quality. All consumable products contained within the boxes are made in the United States, and that's important to us. We also like that Pawalla introduces humans to "boutique" brands (such as Honest Kitchen) that focus on manufacturing healthier foods and treats for pets. We are looking for alternatives to our current brand of dog food, so we like the opportunity to sample different brands without having to buy a whole package.
I enthusiastically recommend Pawalla.
Pawalla gets my highest rating - four paws - for value, contents made with healthy ingredients, variety of contents, and yumminess of contents*
*Yumminess of contents is based upon taste-testing two sample products contained within the box, YumZies Natural Hickory Bacon Treats and Locomotion Honey Apple Pet Treats.
We assembled a panel of taste testers:
|Mia, Garth, and Sadie, Taste Testers|
First we tried the Locomotion treats. All three of us gobbled them down and Sadie demanded more. They were like human cookies - crunchy and really yummy!
|Sadie demanding more|
Then we tried the YumZies. We all gobbled those down as well. They were also super yummy. Mom says the YumZies would make good training treats because they are small and soft.
|Here Sadie is trying to intercept treats meant for me|
|Nom nom nom|
Update: September 3, 2013
Pawalla is discontinuing their subscription box service. That makes me very sad.