My dogs love getting Barkbox. I love it because it saves me time and trips to the pet store and because it keeps me in constant toys and treats. My dogs love it because… well, treats and toys, of course! I have two rat terriers and we get the Small dog box because they tip the scales at about 17lbs. I don’t recommend it for under 10lbs since the toys can be too large but other than that… yay!
Barkbox has an Allergy Friendly version of their boxes and I flip flop between the two since Dexter can’t eat chicken without explosive side effects. Heh. I am SO happy they have this option since there are plenty of allergy prone breeds out there who will appreciate being able to snarf all the treats instead of just some of them.
The Cost: $29/month
What You Get: Every BarkBox has at least 2 innovative toys, 2 all-natural bags of treats, and a chew, curated from each month’s unique themed collection.
BarkBox used to have an information card talking up what was in the box but they’ve done away with that. I’m guessing it’s because they’ve got so many box versions going out that they can’t keep up with it. I don’t mind and I know the dogs don’t care!
Hello Ducky Dog Treats- With 200,000 subscribers, Barkbox can afford to make it’s own treats (and toys) now. These are made in the USA (Ohio!) which I appreciate. They’re also wheat, corn and soy free and are of more unique protiens because this is the Allergy Friendly box. Dexter loves these duck treats!
Mr. Porkle Teriyaki Pork Flavored Dog Treats- Pork and tapioca flour form the base of these training treats. Perfect for pockets, I keep them for walks.
PetSafe Ninja Star- I’ll be honest, I thought Bugsy was going to hate this because it’s rubbery. He’s so iffy when it comes to non stuffed toys that aren’t balls. Instead the nubs provide a perfect grip for his teeth. I filled the centers with treats and he played with it nonstop (even bringing it to bed– gross!). It also squeaks so he’s basically in dog heaven. It’s nearly impossible for him to get the treats out and I feel kinda bad about torturing him like that but it means he’s not bringing it to me to throw every five seconds either. Kiiinda nice to have a breather!
Etta Says Buffalo Chew- I don’t know why they call these chews because they’re not. They’re mainly a crumbly dusty mess. I broke this in half, slathered it with peanut butter and stuck in into the ends of the green Bamboo toy then froze it. Dexter was in heaven when I gave it to him later.
Bamboo Rubber Chew Toy- While I used this at first as a way to give Dexter a frozen treat, I think I’m going to pass this on to my MIL’s new bulldog (Otis). He’s a puppy and teething so I think he might like this.
VERDICT: I always feel like I get a good deal from this box. The toys are always varied and unique. The treats are always made in the USA and different every month. I like the variety it gives my boys both in toys and protiens. Bugsy is a busy, busy dog and having a new toy snagging his interest every month is very nice. Our toy box is HUGE now. Bugsy loves squeakers from stuffed toys. Dexter loves the leftover scraps after Bugsy has disemboweled it. They’re both weird and I love spoiling them.
If you would like to sign up for Barkbox, you can do that here. Use this link to get your first box for FREE! It’s a great way to get started. And I’m telling you it’s a gateway to doggie heaven. I can’t stop getting them because my dogs love it so much. If you do want to cancel it’s SO easy to do right from your account. If you want the Allergy Friendly version, sign up then go to your profile and choose the option from the drop down. Easy peasy. One of the best account set ups there is.
What do you think of Barkbox? Did your pup love it or hate it?