Nerd boxes go to the dogs

Loot Crate Loot Pets

Now your dogs finally can catch up to all your nerdy coolness.  LootCrate has a new box for dogs called LootPets.  It’s a pretty great idea.

The first box, released in December, included a high-quality, porcelain Firefly themed dog dish, a Weyland-Yutan Corp. (the company in Alien) dog collar, a retro, metal, sci-fi rocket ID dog tag, liver treats, and best of all, an outer space, winter themed dog shirt.  Even better, the shirt matches the shirt delivered in the December 2015 “human” LootCrate.  So you and your dog get matching shirts.


LootPets is not yet available for cats.  Sorry, Garfield.

LootCrate LootPets matching shirts December 2015

We also checked out the BarkBox, another themed box for dogs.  It was also quite cool.  The BarkBox for December had a “Central Park, NYC” theme.


BarkBox probably had a better focus on fun for the dogs, with two toys.  It included a nice quality Statue of Liberty ball toy, a wrapped-rope pretzel-designed pull toy, and three treats: chicken pepperoni treats, pawstrami and rye-inspired treats, and a bully stick.

All of these kinds of boxes have the same issues as boxes for humans.  Sometimes they fit your personality and sometimes they don’t.  If your dogs have eating requirements some or all the treats may not work for them.  If your dogs only like food-motivated times, the toys may not appeal to your dog.

But if you’re willing to take a chance you, and your dogs, may have some fun with it.  Both LootPets and BarkBox are fun additions to the new monthly box trend.  They are subscription boxes, so decide whether you want one or more months and you can cancel if you no longer want to subscribe.

C.J. Bunce


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