Petbox Review – June 2015

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Petbox is a subscription that caters to the love of your life. You know, the one you want to cuddle with while watching an old movie when all the rest of the family is tucked into bed …

Petbox has a lot of different subscription options, however mine is from Groupon. They do offer deals on different sites so be on the look for them if you are not sold on the box 100%.

The subscription allows you to either get a surprise box where they choose the items or an option where you can choose the items yourself with points. Because of my bad luck allowing Petbox to pick the items I decided to try my hand at selecting my own box.





Yay it is Here


Kong Company - Kickeroo
Kong Company – Kickeroo


Kong Company – KickerooI had just successfully fostered another cat named Moe for the the shelter I volunteer for and decided that I would take a little break from fostering. Three days later I got a call from the shelter begging me to take in two boy kittens which I simply could not do.  After all, I lived in a small condo in the city AND I never told the owner of that condo about any of the cats. They were able to talk me into one female. They pulled up on the side of the busy street and handed me a box. In that box? One Sophia Cat von Bear Cat de Tuxedo, a well loved little cat bed, and a little green Kong Kickeroo.

Now she is my forever kitty, and has an even bigger Kickeroo! I was so surprised when I opened this because I was expecting it to be so much smaller.

I hope she will still want to cuddle with me!


Supercat - Catnip Markers
Supercat – Catnip Markers


Supercat – Catnip MarkersI love the idea of these markers. Suddenly I am very powerful. With one swipe of this marker YOU may become my cats best friend. I feel like I could write poetry to my cat with these and no matter how bad it was she would love it.

As an aside I remember being a kid and loving the smell of markers. It was before I would even think to “huff” or whatever they are calling it these days. I remember in like second grade all us kids would all get a good sniff. I think that accounts for a lot of ummm things…

I want to rub these on my expense reports so my cat will complete them for me!


Burt's Bees - Hypoallergenic Wipes For Cats
Burt’s Bees – Hypoallergenic Wipes For Cats


Burt’s Bees – Hypoallergenic Wipes For Cats: I watched that documentary about Burt’s Bees and Burt. I felt sort of bamboozled by their marketing of his imagine. Then I thought long and hard about it. I wanted to be sold, that is why I believed a hippie guy with a beard made me peppermint tinted lip balm. I also can’t help but love all the stuff they make. I refuse to fight it.

Anyway, when I saw this I knew I had to choose it. My kitty has some skin issues and I think this might sooth her dander prone areas. The I also like that I can use these to sort of “touch up” her paws when she hops into bed with me. Can you believe she doesn’t listen when I tell her not to walk with the same paws that she kicks litter with, on my pillows with where I put my face? I get no respect!

In a pinch I can use these for myself to soften and moisturize my dry coat!


BaaBaa's - Color Bed
BaaBaa’s – Color Bed


BaaBaa's - Color Bed (Sophia Loves It!)
BaaBaa’s – Color Bed (Sophia Loves It!)


BaaBaa’s – Color BedI come from a household where towels are thrown down every place a cat decides is a nice chill spot. I have been taught to do this and find it makes my place look like a badly run laundry. BaaBaa’s are perfect to throw where ever you cat decides in the new “place to be,” or on top of its cat bed so that you can easily clean its little nook. I was really happy with the size and softness of this item and I plan to get a few more. Now my place will look more like a cat harem!

I wonder if BaaBaa’s takes custom orders for us humans?


Greenies - Feline Smart Bite Hairball Control Tuna Treats
Greenies – Feline Smart Bite Hairball Control Tuna Treats


Greenies – Feline Smart Bite Hairball Control Tuna TreatsGreenies are a favorite among the cat crowd and I thought this would be a great choice because of it’s soft wet center. Sophia didn’t really take to them, but she is pretty weird about wet food at the moment. I will have no problem finding a home for these treats because people rave so much about them!

I am worried about this treat being too “smart,” and helping cats in their bid for world domination.


Petlinks - Pudgy Pets
Petlinks – Pudgy Pets


Petlinks – Pudgy PetsSomething about fat animals makes me smile as it is cute. I sometimes wonder if Sophia is a bit overweight but tell myself she just has short legs. Yes. Short legs, that’s the ticket! This toy is going to be a favorite because it is perfect for rolling and also has a great texture for a few bites here and there.

Hopefully this doesn’t make my cat body conscious. 


Spot - Colored Burlap Balls
Spot – Colored Burlap Balls


Spot – Colored Burlap Balls: I decided on these because my kitty loves to make chase. They have words printed on them like “catch” and “great” which is sort of weird. My cat only reads gossip on the internet so I doubt she will even notice.

I hope she doesn’t use these to learn to juggle and then leave me for the glamorous life of circus performing.


Smart n' Tasty - Feline Dental Treats (Chicken)
Smart n’ Tasty – Feline Dental Treats (Chicken)


Smart n’ Tasty – Feline Dental Treats (Chicken): Because I had trouble with last months box I was given an extra 200 points. These treats cost 100 points each which I thought was fair. I went ahead and got two bags because Sophia LOVES these. She is so picky and I sort of believe she was found with her bags packed outside of Charlie Sheen’s mansion because she “couldn’t get along with the other Goddesses” and not actually found cowering under a bush like the shelter would have me believe.

These treats sell me because every single thing is from the USA and all natural. I should probably give her more of these because her breath can be aggressive. She argues the same can be said about my morning breath.

Wouldn’t it be awesome if they made dental treats for humans?!? Mints you say? What are those?


I fits?
I fits?


Verdict: I am really pleased with this months box and because I got to choose what I wanted I know everything will be used.

Note: In the last box I had some trouble with duplicate treats, and expired treats. I wrote an email complaining and they game me 200 points which I was able to purchase two packs of Sophia’s favorite treats with. Later I received a call and email from them in order to talk a bit more about what I had complained about.

I decided to call them back because if you haven’t guessed by now I have all sorts of opinions I desperately want someone to pay attention to. Matt was very kind and said it was unacceptable for expired treats to be included in the box and that they have already taken steps to make sure it would not happen again. He also helped me understand what went wrong with the address not being updated. I also found out that the cat food sample included was actually a bonus item and not part of the box. I felt kinda dumb about that.

Anyway he offered me another month free and I accepted. That will be next months box. However, I was impressed and it really does seem like Petbox is taking steps to be better at what they do. They did not ask me for anything and to the best of my knowledge will only know I am the one who write this blog once I post this review.


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  17 comments for “Petbox Review – June 2015

  1. laura
    June 4, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    I love your funny way of reviewing boxes. Id add that you forgot the value of the cardboard box for your kitty *priceless* and the scented marker you could use on important papers and see if the cat will eat your homework!

    • Subscriptionista
      June 4, 2015 at 8:52 pm

      Thank you!!! You’re right! I feel like these markers may have answered a lot of problems for me. I wonder if I marked a shirt and wore it if she’s give me a back rub? Hmmmm

  2. Kelly
    June 6, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    My tuxedo cat Abby would love this box too. Abby had the breath of death until the vet did a teeth cleaning, ka-ching!

    • Subscriptionista
      June 6, 2015 at 10:07 pm

      I might have to do that! My kitty gets so upset during vet visits…she won’t forgive for the dental cleaning but she has some kibble breath!

      • Kelly
        June 7, 2015 at 12:20 am

        Abby loves her kicker roo, she’s got toys all over. spoiled beast
        I have The Zoe box, little lace, and MSA Kloverbox on their way next. how about you?

        • Subscriptionista
          June 7, 2015 at 4:01 pm

          I should totally get the Zoe box. So far I get so many boxes in the hopes of people reading this blog. I have just sitting here kloverbox, orange glad, elizabeth clark, LLBs new one, and a goldent tote that I need to review asap. I get all the other ones I review as well. I am swimming in boxes and have spent way too much on them LOL I am waiting for the MSA.Kloverbox as well. I wonder what will be in it?!?

  3. Kelly
    June 8, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    I wonder what will be in MSA KB, too! did you get the LLB for June yet? I got their bonus bag of make up, which I need like the cat needs fur, but still very nice.

    • Subscriptionista
      June 8, 2015 at 3:24 pm

      I did get the make up bag! I still need to review but I agree more make up isn’t what I need hahah. I do like that they are making it only $10 every other month and that they also will be sending out random things. I can’t wait to see more!

      • PA Anna
        June 12, 2015 at 3:15 am

        You need to review it! A part of me hates that I cancelled the box especially since I saw the August theme. I’m trying to think of a workaround where I can still get the August box LOL.

        • Subscriptionista
          June 12, 2015 at 4:17 am

          Aug is my bday so now I feel like I have to review lol

  4. PA Anna
    June 10, 2015 at 2:09 am

    Your klitty is adorable! I’m glad that this month’s box went better for you. I’m also getting the MSA Kloverbox and am thinking about ordering the Zoe fall box.

    • Subscriptionista
      June 10, 2015 at 2:13 am

      I am thinking about the Zoe Fall box as well! Ugh I JUST got my Wantable Box and it is so bad. It should make for a funny review.

      I think Petbox is making some changes but we will see if it get to be a better box. I am going to let them pick out the stuff this time because while it is nice that they give people the option to choose what is in the box, it isn’t what I want. The last thing I need it to worry about what I am going to pick out. I already waste enough time!

      I need to look into the Zoe box. If you sign up and get a referral link then email it to me.

      • PA Anna
        June 12, 2015 at 3:18 am

        Wow. I haven’t purchased a Wantable box in awhile. I signed up for Zoe last night. I am afraid she will release another spoiler for the summer box causing all the procrastinators to finally sign up for the fall box. I wanted to get in before that and especially before the summer box starts arriving. I blamed it on Deux Lux. I love my mystery items from them and started thinking what is wrong with a well made white purse? Too late for that, but not for fall. A white purse will never survive my household.

        • PA Anna
          June 12, 2015 at 3:20 am

          No referral link for Zoe 🙁

          • Subscriptionista
            June 12, 2015 at 4:19 am

            Lame lol

        • Subscriptionista
          June 12, 2015 at 4:19 am

          I’m sooooo thinking about it! I’m too gross to even think about carrying around a white purse. I can’t be trusted with nice things!

  5. Bunny Box
    July 20, 2015 at 10:49 am

    love this box, really nice products and love the design of the box

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