Sunday, July 22, 2012

Pawalla - July (a new pet subscription service!)

A month or so ago, I was contacted by a company called Pawalla to try and review one of their new subscription boxes for my dog, Rowan. We were excited to accept the offer!

Pawalla is a new monthly service that delivers the "best of" wet foods, treats, supplements, and toys for cats and dogs. Items are selected by a nutritionist, and the (dog) box promises 2-3 types of wet food, 2-3 premium treats, 1-2 supplements, 1-3 essentials or accessories, and 1 special toy or surprise. The box is $26 for a month including shipping.

As mentioned, they also offer a cat option! I have cats, as well, so I'm excited to try that one out next. But what did Rowan and I think of the dog box?

First of all, the box is huge. And it's super cute! It's sturdy a great size for storage, too.

We appreciated the little note inside.

Inside, we found a list of all of the items included. I love that it's big and detailed!

The box comes well organized. There was actually a piece on top holding things in place, but I took it off for the sake of the photo. As you can see, we got lots of goodies.

We got a large can of Mulligan Stew in the Beef flavor. Rowan loves wet food in general, but he goes NUTS for beef, so I know he's going to love this! This food promises to be formulated to assist with detoxification and antioxidant production - cool. He hasn't tried this one yet, but he might get it for dinner tonight!

Next, we got two cans of Weruva Amazon Liver food. Weruva's tagline is "People food for pets" and they promise to use ingredients that people actually eat, which I love. We got the Amazon Liver flavor, which sounds amazing. Here's it's description:
Your dog will enjoy every bite of this boneless, skinless, white breast meat chicken, with chunks of chicken liver and sweet potatoes in a delicious pumpkin gravy. Enough to entice every pallet! Did we mention the chicken free of added antibiotics and hormones, and it is also cage free?
 Rowan has already tried one of these, and not only did it really look like people food, he gobbled it down in about a half a second. I definitely plan to find more of this brand for him!

We also got two cans of Precise Holistic Complete food in the Beef with Vegetables and Pork with Vegetables flavors. These are grain free foods with holistic ingredients. Rowan has already eaten and enjoyed the pork one. I love the nutrition in these, and that the can is BPA free!

These are Mobility supplements by Wapiti Labs. They include elk velvet antler and they promise to help with joint support, immune system support, and muscle recovery as well as act as an anti-inflammatory. I am interested in these, because Rowan is a large dog, and large breeds are naturally prone to mobility issues with age. On top of that, Rowan already has a bad foot from an old injury (before his rescue) and it's never a bad idea to be conscious of these things! 

We also got two different types of Kong treats. Rowan has a couple of Kong toys already, and we love them! These treats are great for hiding in the Kong, but they're also a good small size for training treats, as well. We love that they don't contain wheat or corn, and they must taste awesome because he goes nuts for them.

Ro has jaws of steel, so this antler chew was a great addition to the box! It's tough and great for power chewers. Now, this one is too small of a size for Rowan's big mouth, but we're going to give this to his little friend Izzy and get him a larger one of his own!

Rowan was most excited to see this - a Kong tire! He has a couple of other Kong toys and they are his favorite (and they're great for power chewers), so we're excited to add a new variety to the mix. The tire is awesome for hiding the treats and peanut butter in, and he likes to chase it as we roll it. Fun!

Ro loves sweet potatoes, so we were really excited to get these Sweet Potato chews by Sam's Yams. They describe themselves as "veggie rawhide" and they're a healthy alternative. He's had a few of these already, and we love that it takes him a bit to devour! Keeps him occupied.

We also got a bag of Chicken Dinner Bites by Nutrisca. These are awesome - they're freeze dried bites containing chicken, peas, chickpeas, cranberries, and apples. Rowan devours these like mad!

And finally, something I was glad to get (but Ro was less so) - Clean teeth gel. This allows you to clean and freshen your dog's mouth without brushing. Ro hates to have his teeth brushed, so this was great for us to get! It really does help fresh breath. 

I attempted to get some pictures of Rowan checking out and enjoying his box, but he was having a camera shy day and every time I would try, he'd turn away. So here's a bonus shot of him with his miniature uncle. 

In all, Ro and I were very impressed with the product offered by Pawalla! We loved the variety and the focus on truly nutritious foods. Rowan and I are also excited to offer you a discount on a Pawalla subscription: if you enter the code "ROWAN20" you will get 20% off your first month. Sign up at

*Disclaimer:  I received a box free of charge for review purposes. I was not compensated for this review, and all opinions are my own.


Sara Baker said...

Aww what a sweetie, Hope you enjoy all your new goodies Rowan:) xx

Brittany Brewer said...

You got a really good box! I might get this for the kitties, since Leia gets Barkbox already :) Thanks for sharing all the pics

yousoldtheworld said...

I'm really impressed with everything! I think it's awesome that they have a cat option, poor kitties are always overlooked!

yousoldtheworld said...

He thinks everything I get in the mail is for him, anyway, so he's over the moon about all of this :)