Treats, toys and accessories are just some of the eco-friendly products from independent brands found inside our Paws for a Cause subscription box.
Dedicated to sustainable, plastic free pet products, Paws for a Cause create monthly and quarterly subscription boxes which support the Plastic Oceans UK charity.
Paws for a Cause said: “Paws for a Cause was born from a passion to give our pets the very best things in life without compromising the health of the planet. While walking through a trade show one day we realised just how much of an impact our beloved pets have on the environment. Plastic toys, plastic poo bags, plastic feed bowls fill our pet shops and our pets homes.
“What if there was another way? A better way to treat our pets without adding to the colossal problem of plastic pollution. This was the birth of Paws for a Cause a subscription service for your pets that does just that. Not only does it provide your pet with wholesome and natural treats, toys from recycled and sustainable materials and products made ethically and as naturally as possible but we also actively promote and support Plastic Oceans by donating a percentage of our profits to them every month in order to join them in the battle to reduce plastic pollution in our oceans.”
What are the Paws for a Cause subscription options?
The Paws for a Cause monthly subscription costs £7 a month, or £84 for the year. It’s suitable for dogs under 22kg, and is always valued over £20. The pack contains two edible treats, a roll of biodegradable poo bags and an eco-friendly toy or practical product.
I ordered a Seasonal Dog Box, which I’d seen advertised on Facebook with 25% off. The box usually costs £35 every four months, or £100 billed annually. The bumper box promises to be packed with ‘fill-size, premium products’ and you are able to cancel your subscription at any time. If, like me, you always forget to cancel subscriptions, you can opt for a one-off box to try it out!
Paws for a Cause boxes are likely to include accessories, treats, themed treats, practical products, grooming products, chews, toys and sometimes homebake mixes! The contents are always a surprise, with a minimum of five products – but they promise there will be no single use plastic or rawhide in any of the boxes.
The subscription box brand added: “All of our products are sourced from reputable UK based suppliers. We support small independent businesses from across the UK and only the highest quality natural ingredients and materials make it into our boxes. Our products are naturally sustainable, eco friendly and good for the planet and your dog. We make sure that every product is tested and given the seal of approval by our dogs so that you can be sure that your dogs will love the contents of their box. If it doesn’t make our dogs happy then it does not go in your box!”
Here’s what we got inside our Paws for a Cause box!
We received five different treats in our Paws for a Cause box, including one of our firm favourites – the Pooch and Mutt Fresh Breath Mini-Bone Dog Treats! When I opened the box and let the Scamps pick something out of it, Frank went straight for the Whimzees Alligator veggie treat. He must have remembered having his Antos frog the other week!
Also included was some Wagg Treats, which came in handy on our walk around Tittesworth at the weekend, as well as Hollings 100% Chicken with Cheese strips and James Williams Hypoallergenic Grain Free Fish Sausages. All together, these treats came to around £11.50!
There were two toys in the box, and Phoebe went straight for the Happy Pet Twist-tee Coil Tugger, valued just under £5. It’s made of recycled materials, and she had bags of fun ragging it around the garden and playing tug-o-war with Frank! She did manage to undo one of the knots quite quickly, but it was easy to re-tie for them to enjoy again! The box also featured a ball on a rope toy, but this one doesn’t look quite tough enough for the guys, so we are going to donate it to the rescue centre we adopted them from. These brought the total value of the box up to around £20 so far!
In terms of practical products, we received a blue bamboo Beco bowl in the medium size, which usually costs around £7! The sustainably made bowl is made with natural food dyes, and will naturally break down when disposed of! I love our collapsible Beco bowl for hikes and day trips, but this will be great to take on staycations or to use as an extra water bowl in summer. We also received four rolls of grey biodegradable poo bags, which always come in handy!
The Happy Dog Happy Planet Lavender and Poppy Seed Soap is one of our favourite products from the box, and we used it the same week we got it. The homemade soap is made with 100% organic coconut oil and is naturally calming, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory. It lathers like an absolute dream and really helped calm Phoebe’s skin following an allergic reaction. We’d definitely buy this again.
In keeping with the grooming thing, the Pogi’s Grooming Wipes with green tea fragrance also came in handy after Frank stuck his face in one of the garden bushes and got himself covered in pollen. The travel sized pack features 20 wipes, and a great for wiping your dogs head to keep them smelling fresh!
Last but not least, we received a gorgeous grey Peachy Paws bandana in which Frank looked very handsome! Peachy Paws bandana’s come in sizes XS to XL, and easily slip over your dogs collar so they can look as stylish as you.
In total, the Paws for a Cause box was valued at well over £40, so it was great value for money, especially as I got 25% off, so only paid £26.25. Our favourite items had to be the soap, bandana and the Beco bowl, but Phoebe would argue the tug toy was the best. Frank is chuffed that his treat tin has been replenished, and that veggie alligator didn’t last long!
You can use the code NEW25 for 25% off at Paws for a Cause.