So my very first subscription box arrived today! It’s actually one of my few non-beauty product ones. This one is BarkBox, a toy and treat box just for pups. Prices start at $29 per month but go down to $18 if you choose a yearly plan. Shipping to Canada is $5/month. Along with the products part of your subscription cost is donated to dogs in need, so along with fun stuff for your pooch you are also helping out dogs that might not be as pampered as yours. You can select from tiny, small & cute, just right, and big & bold sizes to get a selection of products best suited to your dog. I have two dogs but I chose the large dog box as my little dog is 11 and has no interest in toys anymore and beyond that has no problem eating any size treat she can get her paws on. As soon as it arrived Archie (the big dog) wanted in so I knew there had to be some good snacks in there for him. I have to admit I was expecting a bigger box though. From the photos I’d seen it seemed like it would be larger but upon opening I saw it was just well packed so I didn’t feel ripped off.
Outside of box and cute inner wrapping paper.
First look. This box’s theme is Homecoming so all products related to that.
Product card. This seems to be a staple item in most boxes from what I’ve seen. It details the products and gives a price for each. BarkBox also list a phone number and product code so that if you wish to get more of something your dog loved you can order it up.
PetProjekt Skrubal Football-$14
Says it’s made from 100% rubber and is quite heavy. Archie has a tendency to destroy any toys that have ridges he can get his teeth on and it does say it is not indestructible so we’ll give it a go. He should get a few hours worth of enjoyment either way.
Fabdog Pom Poms-$10
Okay, so I was a cheerleader once upon a time, so to receive a dog toy that has pom poms on it tickles my fancy, especially as just yesterday I was thinking about football and cheering at games this time of year. It recommends using these as a tug toy not a chew toy. Tennis balls have a very short life span in our house but the rope part should be good.
Etta Says Duck Chew-$4
Have never tried a crunchy duck chew but any natural chew is a win.
Petsafe Indigo Smokehouse Strips Bacon-$7
Another natural product, this one has to actually be refrigerated after opening. They look exactly like the picture on the box and are perfectly treat sized.
Barkworthies Sweet Potato Steak Fries-$8
I was a little put off originally by the fact that this appeared to be shipped in a regular ziplock bag. Upon inspection the bag is actually factory sealed with a tear off strip so it’s not so sketchy. They are cut and dried slices of sweet potato and say they are great for pups with delicate tummies or allergies. Gave one to Archie and he liked it. Surprisingly he had to actually chew it a few times so that’s even better.
Overall I am happy with my first box. I paid $23USD for it including shipping and it was worth $43. As we go through toys pretty quick getting a few a month will be great. The natural treats are also a bonus because some of the commercial ones tend to give us more to clean up if you know what I mean…..
On the inside of the box was a cute cartoon, not sure if this is standard butI like it!
If you want to check it out the website is http://www.barkbox.com . I am not compensated for giving you the link so feel free to click away!
Have a great day!!