Unboxing – Lucky Dog Box ♥ February 2014

The month of love has come and gone, and that means monthly box reviews and a monthly favourites blog post.  I’ll be loading my ‘February 2014 Favourites’ blog post a bit later this week, so keep those beautiful eyes peeled for that.  But in the meantime, here are the delectable goodies Charlie, Jezebelle and Daisy received in their Lucky Dog Box last month.

Jezebelle is such a clever little girl…  Don’t ask me how she knew, but when I arrived home with the Lucky Dog Box tucked under my arm, she just knew what it was.  She was dancing on her hind legs until I opened the box and showed her what was inside – no jokes!  She was VERY excited to see the little toy that was included in this month’s box but when she caught a whiff of the iced biscuits, her little tail went crazy!  It was actually quite funny to see this little dog so excited about a box of surprise goodies…she takes after her momma, that’s for sure!

Lucky Dog is a gift box subscription service (almost like Rubybox, but for your dog).  When you subscribe, Lucky Dog will send your pooch a box containing a toy, a grooming product and treats hand-picked for your dog (you specify the size and sex of your dog when you pay).  You can opt for a 1-month, 3-month and 6-month subscription box.  What makes this service incredibly special, is that Lucky Dog will donate 5% of the subscription fee to worthy animal causes.  The subscription box costs R 199,00 per month (this price includes postage, which is great) and if you order the 3-month subscription, you will pay R 189,00 per month.  And the 6-month subscription will set you back R 179,00 per month.

Let’s take a look at the items that were included in the February Lucky Dog Box:

Bio-Groom Country Freesia Shampoo for dogs is soap-free and contains Chamomile & Aloe Vera to soothe, moisturise and revitalise the skin and coat.  These 2 ingredients also help to relieve and soothe flaking and itching of dry skin.  Travel size received in this box.

Probono Iced Dog Biscuits are handmade nutritious treats for your pooch (made in South Africa), coated in 100% safe icing (contains no harmful ingredients) and enriched with Calcium, Vitamins, Magnesium, Zinc & Iron.  The icing has a consistency similar to that of soft chocolate but it contains no Theobromine (the alkaloid of the cacao plant that is toxic to dogs), no artificial colourants, no artificial flavourants & no preservatives.  Jezebelle is OBSESSED with these biscuits & made it very clear to me that she prefers these iced biscuits to anything else.  I did a little test where I gave her a taste of the iced biscuit, then placed it on the counter, and offered her another biscuit (which she has always been very happy to gobble up in the past).  She took the other biscuit out of my hand & then just opened her mouth to let the biscuit fall out.  She refused to eat the ‘normal’ biscuit and only had eyes for the counter where Ihad left the iced biscuit.

Charlie and Daisy also love these biscuits and I find they are tender enough for older dogs with sensitive teeth.  Full size box containing 16 biscuits received in this box.

Uptown Toyz Critter is a ball shaped toy made from a mix of denim, natural fabrics and roap.  Jezebelle loves any type of toy (except rubber toys) and I’m convinced she’s going to be a surgeon one day because she always manages to make a small incision (very precisely) & extract the stuffing of the toy within a couple of minutes after receiving it.  This one was no different…  I spend so much time patching up her toys & sewing the holes closed – it’s ridiculous.  Full size toy received in this box.

The Wag-a-Lots biscuits are all natural biscuits handmade by a very special group of young adults with intellectual challenges.  I really love that Lucky Dog supports charities like these.  This month we received low fat beef biscuits, and I am still obsessed with the adorable shapes of the biscuits in the packet (doggies, bones, stars, circles, moons & hearts).  As mentioned in my previous blog post I do not think these biscuits are suitable for older dogs with sensitive teeth (as these biscuits are quite hard), but since we have a Jezebelle (our in-house rebellious teenager), it’s not really a problem for us.  I usually soak these biscuits in a bit of warm water for a couple of minutes before giving them to Charlie & Daisy (our in-house geriatrics).  Full size packet received in this box.

Your Dog’s Diner Mutt Meatballs was quite a surprise for me personally.  I’m not someone who cooks for our dogs – they get their kibble, fresh vegetables (when I make salad every night) and snacks & that’s it.  I’m not saying cooking for your pet is a bad thing, I just don’t have the time to do that.  Mutt Meatballs is a treat mix made from a blend of rolled oats, spinach flakes, red bell pepper, parsley & basil (all organic, even the oats).  The idea is to mix this in with your pet mince, add an egg, roll out your meat balls and then cook them in the oven.  I had a good giggle whilst browsing their website here, they have legit recipes for Mutt Meatloaf, Mutt Sliders (mini burgers), Crockpot Turkey Casserole & Beef Stew.  Full size packet received in this box.

♥  The Bio-Groom dog shampoo is available in the Lucky Dog online shop here and retails for R 135,00.

If you are interested in seeing what the previous boxes contained, you can view them on the website here.

So those are all the things we received in the February Lucky Dog Box – Charlie, Jezebelle & Daisy were definitely lucky dogs receiving a box like this (and they thank me every day by loving me unconditionally).  Are you guys enjoying these ‘off-beauty-topic’ posts or would you prefer it if I ONLY did beauty-related blog posts?



  1. Chicara 10 March 2014 / 09:25

    Such cute items this month! Those iced biscuits really are adorable. I always see them at the pet store/vet but I never pick them up. I definitely will next time. I know all about the take food but immediately drop it tactic. Chi Chi has that coded. Ha,ha.

    I love these posts as it’s nice to keep updated with what doggie things are out there. :)

    • Luzanne 10 March 2014 / 17:39

      Chi Chi will love the biscuits, Chicara! I’m sure of it! :)

      Thanks for commenting, C!

  2. Talitha ❤ 10 March 2014 / 11:19

    Oh those biscuits are adorbs, Luzanne. Must sign up for this box, I have a Rubybox subs so why not get the same type of thing for my furry kid? xo

    • Luzanne 10 March 2014 / 17:40

      Aren’t they just, Talitha? Haha! I love the way you think! 😉

  3. Ronel Marais 10 March 2014 / 11:26

    Stunning post, L – your photos are always so crisp!

    Yes, please keep doing these posts too..always nice to change things up a bit.

    P.S. Those iced biccies look good enough to eat!

    • Luzanne 10 March 2014 / 17:41

      Wow, thank you so much for the compliment! I’ll keep doing these posts for as long as I order the Lucky Dog boxes… :)

      They certainly do, don’t they? Perhaps I should give them a taste….while noone is watching! 😉

  4. Zee Mohlapi 10 March 2014 / 12:10

    I like a variety of things, so these posts are always a welcomed change. I had a look at the recipes on that site and oh gosh, where is the world going when you hear people are cooking casseroles for their dogs hahahahaaaaa!


    • Luzanne 10 March 2014 / 17:42

      Thank you, Zee!

      Bwahahaha! So funny to see those recipes, isn’t it? 😀

  5. Em Cameron 10 March 2014 / 14:45

    Lolz at Jezebel dancing around and not wanting to eat the other biscuit. Dogs are such special creatures, like little furry human beings. x

    • Luzanne 10 March 2014 / 17:42

      She is a little cutie, that’s for sure! She always brings a smile to my face… :) x

  6. Ailsa Porter 10 March 2014 / 16:47

    Lucky doggies! I no longer have animals but I would have been tempted to buy these boxes if I still had them – makes for a nice change of literature! :-)

    • Luzanne 10 March 2014 / 17:44

      Very lucky doggies indeed, Ailsa! :) I can’t imagine a life without dogs (or animals), they really add so much happiness to my life.

      Thank you so much for commenting. 😀

  7. Lily 10 March 2014 / 23:37

    Giggling at Jezebelle! Smart little pup!! 😀
    I love how your doggies get a monthly box, they definitely deserve some spoiling!

    I’ve given Sophie some similar treats like the iced biscuits you mentioned…boy did she love them!

    Enjoyed reading this and imagining Jezebelle dancing!

    PS-Sophie does the same thing with her toys…most of them are either flat or don’t have eyes! LOL!

  8. Hello Pretty 11 March 2014 / 06:26

    Those biscuits are just the sweetest things!

  9. Tjoppie 11 March 2014 / 11:14

    The iced biscuits are just too cute! Lovely pics!

  10. Samantha Joubert 8 May 2015 / 07:48

    Do you still subscribe to these? If you do could you still post reviews? :) I really enjoyed these, thank you!

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