Review of American Girl Scottie Dog Set (Costco Exclusive)

I know I said I was going to try not to buy anything, but once in a while you have to make an exception!  It doesn’t help that I’m a sucker for the AG pets line, and to make it worse, it’s a Scottie dog…only thing worse would be a Sheltie.  I’d noticed these on some other blogs, but as you know, Costco stuff can sell out in a heartbeat, so I wasn’t sure I was going to get one.  Fortunately for me, they still had quite a few left when I got there, and I was able to get one.

So adorable!!!

I think this is one of the cutest boxes they’ve done for these too.

I was also able to get the insert out of the box without mutilating it, seriously thinking about turning it into a cute little dog house.  (note: the insert didn’t fare so well once I started to remove the items)

First the accessories:

An adorable book, a frisbee and a sheet of alphabet stickers so you can personalize the box.

The book is very nice with all sorts of information, crafts and some punchouts to go with your new family member!

And now the puppy!!!  He’s so cute!

Basically it’s just Coconut in black.  Jointed too, just like the majority of the current Truly Me pets.

Also the magnetic mouth so that the frisbee can be held.  What I found interesting was that the magnet wasn’t quite as strong as in previous pets, which allows the frisbee to kind of dangle, just like it would if a dog were really carrying it.

I tried out Coconut’s bone, and no problems there either.

I like the little tags on the collar as well.  The collar is another bonus with this set although it doesn’t include a leash.

At $29.99 these aren’t a fantastic bargain, but not horrible either.  AG currently sells their jointed pets for $28, so for your additional $1.99, you get a collar, a book and a reusable box with stickers.  But this particular one is so cute, hard for me to pass up.  They also had the Preppy Sheepdog again and a grey cat.

Coconut is pleased to have a new friend!  I’m not sure of a name just yet or who this pup is going to belong to just yet, but he’s sure to find a happy home with one of the gang.

I’m not sure if these are available at Sam’s Club yet, has anyone else seen it?  I know the last pet sets I got in a warehouse club came from Sam’s,  (Sheepdog, Terrier and Pomeranian) but that’s been a couple of years ago.

These would make great gifts, even for a child who maybe doesn’t collect American Girl or 18 inch dolls.  Everyone loves a pet!