First, the pictures are worth a thousand words, right?
This is what we saw last week when we opened the door. A box! Addressed to... us! We know that whenever a box arrives on our doorstep, there is a good chance that its for us. So we got really excited!
This is what we saw when we opened the box! Bones and treats and food for all of us!
Mama whisked most of the stuff away for later. She poured the dog food into the container with the rest of our food, and put all of the treats in the pantry. She hid the meaty bones, which we would later get for Christmas! But she did let us chew on the pig ears. Hmm.., Lily never tried a pig ear before!
And what is it rhey say? Cats always end up just playing with the box?
And now, on to our review!
Mr. Chewy sells dog food and dog treats (including bones), cat food and cat treats, cat litter, potty pads, and flea and tick products. We found the website to be very organized, and it was easy to find things. For instance, the dogs among us eat Nutro Natural Choice dog food. When Mama wanted to see if they had it, all she had to do was click on "Find your brand," alphabetically find Nutro Natural Choice, and see a list of products. (They did have our dog food, by the way!) If you don't have something so specific in mind, you can click on one of the tabs We found searching this site a lot easier than searching the Petco and Petsmart websites.
Mr. Chewy is proud of having over 70 brands to choose from. They definitely do... we counted 77 brands, to be specific! They don't carry every type of product that each brand carries. For instance, Mama was interested in adding some cat litter to our order. Although they carry our brand (Tidy Cats) they didn't have the specific kind we use.
Mr. Chewy also boasts that they have lower prices than regular stores. We checked this out and found out that, at least for the products we looked up, this was correct some of the time. For instance a five pound bag of Nutro Natural Choice dog food is $14.99 at Petsmart, and $14.39 at Petco, but only $12.99 on Mr. Chewy's site. We also checked Natural Balance L.I.D. Limited Ingredients Diets Sweet Potato & Venison Natural Dry Dog Food. At Petco it was $16.82 for a five pound bag, $41.57 for a fifteen pound bag, amd $58.39 for a twenty-eight pound bag, Petsmart didn't carry this brand so we couldn't compare it. But at Mr. Chewy, the prices for these sizes of bags were $12.99, $36.99, and $54.99. We checked Frontline Flea and Tick products, Frontline Plus For Dogs Up To 22 Pounds was $42.99 at Petco, but only $36.99 at Mr. Chewy.
On the other hand, Halo Liv-a-Littles Healthsome Cat Treats were $3.39 at Petsmart but $5.99 at Mr. Chewy's. (Petco didn't have them.) The other sites also had lower prices for the cat litter brands we checked.
One great thing about Mr. Chewy's is that they offer free shipping for orders over $49. They also have super speedy shipping! We placed our order on the evening of December 19th. The next day we got an email saying our order had shipped, and giving us a Fedex tracking code. By December 22 our box had arrived! Mama was really glad that it arrived with plenty of time to spare before Christmas, because our Dingo meaty bones were in there and she wanted to wrap them up and surprise us. We all know that our parents spend at least $50 on pet supplies every month or two. So if you were able to find the products you like here, we think it would definitely be worth putting in an order and saving yourself a trip! In fact, you can even schedule an order to come on a regular basis. For instance, if your dogs eat a 30 pound bag of dog food each month, you can schedule an automatic order to be delivered to your house each month!
Another wonderful thing about Mr. Chewy's is their referral program. If you refer a friend to order food from Mr. Chewy's site, they'll not only give your friend 10% off their first order, but they'll also make a $10 donation to your choice of one of three charities: Best Friends Animal Society, Bidawee, and the North Shore Animal League. (You can also choose to have the donation split between all three uf you can;t decide!.)
We thought shopping at Mr. Chewy's was similar to shopping at a small, neighborhood store instead of a superstore. They might not have as wide a variety of products, but they're a more small,personal company with a real heart. If you want to try them out for yourself, save 10%, and generate a $10 donation to the three animal charities listed, please use our referral code of DUPA5498.
You can also find Mr. Chewy on Facebook! Upload your pet's picture to their wall to enter a weekly contest for a month's worth of free pet food!
Bye everyone... we hope you liked our review!