Are you looking for new toys and treats that would keep your dog’s tail wagging in delight? Are you having difficulty choosing considering your best friend’s size, age, temperament, and breed? This dilemma is the reason why dog subscriptions had become a trend today.
As some of my readers may know, I dogsit exclusively for a very wealthy client. They have a very spoiled, very sweet nature Shih-Tzu (Charlie Bear!) That pup is easy-going, extremely affectionate, and piggy. I think that dog eats better than I do…ha! As well as a great buddy to our dog (Grace) this little Shih Tzu is also an amazing side hustle for income. I netted $6,000 a year with very minimal work whenever they needed Charlie acclamations. Little Charlie is low on exercise and he loves being near humans and sleeping in the sun most of the day. I only wish I had 10 other Shih-Tzus all the same! I found this client on Rover and Charlie’s family and ours have become good friends!
The ONE thing that comes out of pocket most of the time (although we do get dog toys & treats from his owners) is treats and toys for Grace and Charlie to play and share. The doggy subscription box idea was great during the pandemic with a newborn baby! We didn’t really want to stop by Petsmart to pick up new dog toys and treats when there’s a dangerous virus out. This seemed like a perfect choice for us!
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Why Get Dog Subscription Boxes?
Aside from the fun you and your dog experience in unveiling the box, the products these boxes contain are guaranteed best, high-quality, and all-natural, hand-picked by experts. In fact, items in subscription boxes are usually exclusive and are not available at the local grocery or nearby pet stores. Even better as it saves you money as products usually cost a fraction of what you would pay purchasing from retail shops.
There are many companies to choose from, each providing a variety of goodies for your canine companion. And one of the best monthly dog subscription box providers at present is Shaggy Swag.
What is Shaggy Swag?
Shaggy Swag is a Brooklyn-based company that aims to provide dog owners with the best swag for their dogs. They offer a monthly supply of exclusive stylish toys, healthy and delicious treats, and top-of-the-line essentials, inspired by their monthly themes. All for an affordable retail value, depending on the plans and products the owner subscribes to.
With their three “C’s”, Shaggy Swag gives the owners and their dogs convenience, comfort and connection. Thus, they have the most customizable options available, with unique add-ons that vary monthly. You can completely control what you want your dogs to have.
|*Three types of box themes to choose from customizable contents|
*Tons of add-on products available
*More affordable than retail pricing!
*Dog profile includes allergy information
*Free replacements if the dog isn’t satisfied
*Treats are hippie-fancy! All-natural and safe focusing on quality.
|*No annual plan|
*No cat boxes
*Limited customer service
How does it work?
You can sign up for any of the plans below. Just remember that the ShaggySwag plan you choose is a commitment to the length of that plan. All plans are charged on every 11th of the month and automatically renew at the end of their term. Should you decide to cancel your subscription, you need to turn off the monthly renewal manually.
• $29/month for Monthly Subscription (billed monthly)
• $25/month for Prepaid 3-month Subscription (billed every 3-months)
• $24/month for Annual VIP subscription (billed monthly)
All subscriptions include 2 soft & squeaky plush toys, 2 bags of treats & 1 chew.
Note: The actual price will vary depending on the type of base box you prefer and the add-ons you will pick.
Meanwhile, VIP Access includes Early Access to Add-ons, 10% off Lifetime Purchases in the ShaggyShop, and One Extra Month Free.
Shipping and payment
Currently, Shaggy ships to all states in the United States including Hawaii and Alaska, which other subscription boxes providers do not serve. There will be a tracking code that you can use to know where your box is in the delivery process.
Regular delivery of 3 to 7 days is free within the United States. It will be delivered via FedEx Smart Post in the themed Shaggy box.
Should you wish to avail of an Express delivery, you can upgrade to the guaranteed 2-day FedEx Pack for just $4.50. However, the items will not be in the themed Shaggy box but a bag.
Conveniently, ShaggySwag accepts all major credit cards and PayPal for your payment. You can also get discounts by using promo codes that their partners offer.
Is it worth the spend?
The freedom of getting all you want in one box makes ShaggySwag a very interesting choice for a monthly subscription box. Customizable and fun, perfectly curated monthly box. After 3 months though, they recycled many of the same/similar items. I’m guessing they had excess stock. The toys and treats were just as good quality as I expected in comparison to other dog subscription boxes!
If you received a bad box or a damaged item, you contact ShaggySwag, and they will send a replacement item free of charge so both you and your dog’s satisfaction are met. You can do the same in case a different item from what you ordered was sent to you.
Canceling Shaggy swag
After 3 months we decided not to renew because the variety was lacking. But for $25? If it had more variety then it would be pretty worth it. I mean I counted the value at a DISCOUNT brick & mortar pet store as $20 – and that’s the value price. So $5 more for that with free shipping isn’t bad. If there was more variety, I would LOVE to keep subscribing. The price was right, the toys are fun, seeing our pup crazy for all the contents is soooo worth the money.