The August 2015 has a theme of “Summer Block Party”. I’ve been getting Barkbox for nearly a year and a half now and I’ve always been very impressed with their treats and toys. They send such a good variety. Barkbox also has a box for dogs with common allergies, too. I think I’m going to start getting that one and reviewing it for a change. For now, though, this is the Small Dog regular box.
This month has two toys and three treats. I think it’s pretty usual to have two bags of treats and one random “single use” treat tucked in. I always love how creative Barkbox is with it’s themes. And this particular one netted us a new favorite toy.
What You Get: Every month you will receive a box in the mail with four or more carefully selected products and presents for your dog – anything from toys, bones and all-natural treats to hygiene products and innovative new gadgets!
I love tiny treats like this. Mainly because it means I can reward my dogs for being good many times throughout the day without having to worry about them getting fat. These treats are made with no artificial preservatives, flavors or GMO’s. Dogs can eat garbage (I know this for a fact, sadly) and generally come out unscathed but I like feeding them the good stuff. These are chicken which mean Dexter can’t have any. He’s the reason I’m thinking of getting the allergy boxes instead. They don’t put chicken in them.
These actually smell like watermelon! And the dogs loved them. I really like how Barkbox sends BIG bags of treats. No little sample size mini bags. No. Real sized bags of treats that last a long time. And most (if not all) are made in the USA. Now that is important to me for sure.
These are made of a heavy duty canvas, rope and hairiness. This is not a toy I ever would have purchased. It just seems too destructible. But that’s why I love Barkbox. They send things I would never buy and then my dogs go nuts for them. Bugsy loves this toy. He has not destroyed it. He has not even de-squeaked it which is HUGE! But he has been playing with this non-stop. Fetching, tugging, etc. I found it in our bed this morning, too. My foot hit that hairy, slobbery toy and I grossed out. If Bugsy brings it to bed, that means he loves it.
Pet Qwerks Sno-cone– This toy, on the other hand, bit the dust immediately. It’s already in the trash and the squeaker is wherever Bugsy hid his stash. His obsession with squeakers is a little much.
Beastie Bar in Turkey– I’ve had several of these in different flavors over the past year. They’re soft, chewy bars and I like to give them out when I know we are leaving the dogs for awhile. We give them treats when we leave and this type of thing is perfect.
VERDICT: While this box might seem a little dull, it did have a great toy. It also had two bags of treats of my favorite type. The value is usually a little over the price paid which is normal for pet subscriptions. I love not having to take a trip to the pet store and getting toys I can’t get anywhere else. Plus it keeps my dogs active and I like having new toys all the time.