Unboxing – Lucky Dog Box ♥ January 2014

I received my Lucky Dog Box….let me rephrase that.  Jezebelle, Charlie and Daisy received their Lucky Dog Box a couple of weeks ago.  They were super excited when the box arrived in the post and couldn’t wait to see what was inside (neither could I…).

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 – jippeeee!) and if you order the 3-month subs, you will pay R 189,00 per month.  And the 6-month subscription will set you back R 179,00 per month.

After receiving my January 2014 Lucky Dog Box, I signed up for the 3-month subscription as I really liked what they sent the kids (aka our dogs).

So let me show you what was included in the January 2014 box…  The very first thing that caught my eye was the Lucky Dog Handy Towel (the one below is folded).

This nifty towel has hand pockets on each end to make drying the dogs super quick and easy.  The towelling fabric is nice and thin to speed up drying time & doesn’t take up too much space in the washing machine.

We also received a 100g container of Herbal Pet Joint Formula, this is a powder-form supplement that you sprinkle over your pet’s food.

We have 2 pensioners living in our house – Charlie (he turned 11 this year) and Daisy (we’re not sure how old she is as she was a stray we adopted, but she must be well over 10 years old), and although they haven’t complained of joint problems, it doesn’t mean they don’t get aching joints every now and again.  The Joint Formula powder treats both chronic joint conditions and acute joint pains caused by overdoing it whilst being active.  The formula is made from a blend of herbs, vitamins and minerals and is formulated for old or stiff pets.  This is an all-natural treatment that contains Devils Claw, MSM (used to treat joint inflammation), Omega Oils, Fenugreek (aids digestion), Phytosterols (provides healing support for joints and naturally reduces inflammation) and Garlic (fights off infections).

Next up we received a sample / travel-sized bottle of Pure Simple Pet Care Herbal Flea-Go Dog Shampoo.

Handmade in Cape Town, Pure Simple pet shampoo contains 100% natural ingredients and specially selected flea repelling aromatherapy oils (this stuff smells really good!).  This shampoo is biodegradable and has no artificial additives, synthetic surfactants, colourants, cosmetic fragrances, mineral oils or petroleum based ingredients.  This means you will never have to worry about this shampoo irritating your pet’s skin.

Then we also received a whole bunch of doggie treats, since I indicated our dogs as small size when I placed my subscription order, all the treats are suitable for small dogs.

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 feel I really should comment on the adorable shapes the biscuits come in (doggies, bones, stars, circles, moons & hearts).

I do think the biscuits are not suitable for older dogs that cannot chew hard biscuits, but since we have a youngster in the house as well, it’s not a problem for us.  I soaked these biscuits in a bit of warm water for a couple of minutes, since it wouldn’t be fair if Charlie and Daisy didn’t try these at least once.

The Ostrich Mini-Round Bites from The Lekker Barkery are 100% naturally dried ostrich.  These are the perfect treat for dogs who are on a low-fat diet.  Again, these more geared towards your young adult dog as they were a bit too tough for the pensioners.

The Good Dog Treats included in the box were 2 Roast Chicken flavour packets containing 2 bones per packet.  These were perfect for Charlie and Daisy, definitely soft enough to eat.  Containing Buchu oil & Buchu extract that promotes excellent hip, joint and bone health, promotes healthy skin and coat, aids in maintaining a healthy digestive system & promotes longevity and general wellbeing, these biscuits will benefit any dog’s diet.

A 10% discount voucher from Hartman & Rose, with a cute little dog biscuit attached.  I probably will not use the voucher as the dog collars and leads are unfortunately not within my price range.

♥  The Handy Towel is available in the Lucky Dog online shop here and retails for R 65,00 (small) and R 95,00 (large).

♥  The Herbal Pet Joint Formula is also available in the Lucky Dog online shop here and retails for R 147,00 (200g).

Overall I’m quite impressed with what we received in the January 2014 Lucky Dog Box.  The towel comes in super handy and the dog shampoo smells amazing – very refreshing!  I do suggest, however, that if you have an older dog with sensitive teeth, you perhaps contact Lucky Dog and ask if they have any other options available.  As mentioned before, I have paid for a February, March and April boxes so will be keep reviewing them.

If you are interested in seeing what the past boxes (before January 2014) contained, you can view them on the website.

I hope at least one of you guys found this blog post to be helpful and interesting.  I personally really enjoy these types of subscription box review blog posts, even if it isn’t a beauty subscription service.



  1. Megan 19 February 2014 / 11:20

    Thanks for the review, had never heard of this. We breed Yorkies (3 females; Java, Jezebel, Jasmin. 1 male; Bill Waterson) and we have a X breed named Lilly who is a chow with a Collie by the looks of things. I love to spoil them, and this is such a great idea! So thanks for the heads up!

    • Luzanne 19 February 2014 / 21:41

      Lilly sounds like she’s a gorgeous dog – wow! Yorkie puppies are so cute, you must love it when they’re little newborn pups…

      Pleasure, Megan, and thank you for commenting! 😉

  2. Kylie Storm Crichton 19 February 2014 / 12:13

    I loved this post! We have 2 Boston Terriers who are basically our kids too so this is right up my alley :) Will definitely be signing up for a box. Thanks!

    • Luzanne 19 February 2014 / 21:39

      I looooooove Boston Terriers, Kylie! They are such cute dogs! They are going to love the Lucky Dog Box – guaranteed! :)

  3. Clara Dinkelmann 19 February 2014 / 13:28

    Ooooh, my dogs are going to loooooove this!!! Placing an order right NOW! <3

    • Luzanne 19 February 2014 / 21:38

      That’s great news, Clara!! Thank you for commenting! 😀

  4. Zee Mohlapi 19 February 2014 / 16:05

    It’s Bongo’s birthday next month, Bongo is my mum’s dog. I think I will get him a gift box from Lucky dog.

    I luv these reviews that are not only beauty reviews, although everyone loves everything you do.


    • Luzanne 19 February 2014 / 21:37

      Aaaaah…that sounds like a lovely birthday gift, Zee. I’m sure Bongo will LOVE it!

      Thank you for being so kind, you always put a smile on my face! x

  5. Lauren Henderson 19 February 2014 / 19:37

    DYING over here!! I wish we had a subs box service over here….I would definitely order one for my Amelie. xxx

    • Luzanne 19 February 2014 / 21:36

      It’s a lovely subscription box service, I’m surprised you guys don’t have one in Oz? x

  6. alissa 19 February 2014 / 21:15

    Totes such a great idea having a subs box for your pets – love it! Im signing up right now!


    • Luzanne 19 February 2014 / 21:35

      That’s wonderful, Alissa! Thank you for supporting my blog! :)

  7. Tjoppie 20 February 2014 / 11:24

    I’m sure my fourlegged grandkids were very excited about this parcel! What a wonderful idea, especially since they donate to worthy animal causes and also supports charities!

    • Luzanne 22 February 2014 / 11:02

      They were super excited! :) Yes, I’m so glad they support animal charities – you know me, Mom, I’m all about animal welfare! :) x

  8. Lily 22 February 2014 / 01:27

    Yay! I can finally access your blog! We had to have our internet serviced!

    Okay, so I’m loving everything your pooches got! They definitely are going to get spoiled with treats and biscuits. The US offers a BarkBox for dogs, but it’s quite pricey…so Sophie and Charlie don’t get to experience this…but they are still spoiled! Haha!
    I hope your dogs enjoy their treats!

    These are such fun boxes! And they come with quite a lot!


    • Luzanne 22 February 2014 / 11:00

      Jippieeeeee! So happy you got it fixed, Lily! :)

      I agree, it was a wonderful little box…they’ve gobbled up most of the things already & patiently waiting for the next box – haha! 😉


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