Since December last year, we have been ambassadors for Wagglepets. When we first started, I wrote a review of the service, explaining what Wagglepets is and giving some insight into how we were finding it so far. Now we are four months in, I wanted to give an updated review.
What is Wagglepets?
Wagglepets is the ultimate subscription box service for dogs. Unlike human subscription boxes that tend to provide little luxuries once a month, Wagglepets delivers literally everything you could possibly need as a dog owner, including:
- Age and size appropriate food
- Activity tracker
- Poo bags
- Treatments such as fleas and ticks
- Dental chews
- Access to a 24/7 veterinary care line
How does it work?
The first step is to take a look at the Wagglepets website and answer a few short questions about your dog. You have to choose your dog’s size and Wagglepets will tell you how much your monthly subscription will cost. To check whether you are getting value for money, they even have a pet calculator, allowing you to work out how much you are currently spending each month.
Next, you will receive a phone call from More Than, who provide the pet insurance. They chat to you about your dog’s age, breed and any outstanding medical conditions and explain the cover they provide.
Finally, you receive your welcome box with an activity tracker, dental sticks, treats and poo bags. You will also receive enough food to keep your dog going for that month. The box of goodies and food are then delivered on a monthly basis.
The food provided is premium, hypo-allergenic dry food that is specially formulated by the RSPCA to provide everything your dog needs for a balanced diet. Pluto has the senior food as he’s getting on a bit. We’re not sure exactly how he is but we suspect him to be a very sprightly 13 to 14 year old.
Each month, your dog receives a different selection of goodies delivered to the door. Bubbles has developed a sixth sense for when her box is being delivered, somehow recognising the sound of the delivery driver’s van and waiting for him before he’s even knocked on the door.
Every month there are treats, poo bags and dental sticks, along with some other bits and pieces. This month, we had Pooch and Mutt treats which are fabulous, ethical treats that my dogs both go mad for. We also received a really good quality brush for each dog.
Before your insurance cover starts, you will speak to More Than to confirm that the level of cover they provide is one you are happy with. It is a very thorough conversation and I was left in no doubt as to what we were and weren’t covered for. This is included in the price of your monthly subscription, so there is no need to worry about the price going up as your pet ages.
The cost is based entirely on the size of your dog. For tiny pooches, you will pay £50 per month. For giants, the cost is £100. In our household, Bubbles’ box would cost £75 and Pluto’s box would cost £90. Bubbles is classed as medium size (or awesomely average) and Pluto is large (or big and beautiful).
The past six months have been very difficult for us as a family. For me personally, the main issue has been lack of time. Having everything taken care of in terms of the dogs’ needs has been an absolute relief. All I’ve had to do is feed them and walk them.
Every month, their delivery arrives and I know there will be no need to rush to the pet shop at the last minute when we’ve run out of food. There are no worries about renewing pet insurance, buying poo bags or running out of treats and ending up with a badly behaved dog on a walk. And the dental sticks are perfect for keeping the dogs entertained for a few minutes as well as looking after their teeth.
I really couldn’t recommend Wagglepets highly enough. Taking on a pet is a huge responsibility, and one that can be incredibly time consuming. For me, getting out each morning for a walk or run with the dogs is often the highlight of my day. Our dogs really are part of the family and it is really comforting to know that they will always have everything they need.
Please note: I am an ambassador for Wagglepets but all views, opinions and delivery-driver-stalking dogs are my own. You can receive a 50% discount on the price of your first Wagglepets box using the code NATALIE50 at the checkout.