Thursday, June 20, 2013

BarkBox Review and Coupon Code

Who doesn't love to spoil their pets? Right, I didn't think so... That's why I was so excited to hear about a subscription that allows you to receive a surprise assortment of treats and toys right at your front door every month!

Maybe you've heard BarkBox mentioned on the web, or maybe in a magazine, but maybe you had no idea such a thing existed at all! Each box contains 4-6 treats, toys, or hygiene products. Treats are sources from the USA and Canada. Chews can come from the USA, Canada, South America, Australia, and New Zealand. Toys and grooming/hygiene products are usually sourced from the USA, but exceptions are made here and if an item is deemed safe by their testers these items can come from anywhere in the world.
BarkBox is a monthly subscription that comes in three different plans: monthly, six months, or one year. All plans are paid for up front, but monthly you are billed by month. The items you receive are based on the size of your dog. BarkBox allows you to choose the size that best suits your furry pal by small, medium, or large.

I contacted BarkBox because I had heard this service mentioned a few times, but I was getting a lot of mixed reviews, so I had to just see for myself. I order the small box which is for dogs 25 pounds and smaller. I signed up for a monthly subscription since I was just testing it out, and the monthly cost was $29. If you subscribe for six months or one year you get a great discount off of the monthly price! Here is what we received:

BarkWorthies 6" Natural Treat Stick, Original Recipe
The natural treat stick was a huge hit with Venus. It actually only took her less than 5 seconds to chow down the whole stick. I originally gave it to Ocean, but Venus somehow ended up with it lol. The only downside was that it was far too much grain at one time for Venus, so she looked like a furry tomato for the rest of the day.

BarkWorthies 6" Odor Free Thick 100% Beef Pizzle (Bully Stick)
This was the biggest item out of the box! Popularity wise that is... Both the girls loved this stick. I have to admit, after all the chews we've gone through with Venus, this one really had almost no odor at all, which I loved!

Orbee-Tuff Raspberry ball (mint scented with treat spot)
This is a cute toy that I've actually wanted to try for a while now. It really does smell like mint, it's small, soft, and the treat hole is a nice idea, but Ocean wanted nothing to do with it and Venus was only interested for the first hour or so it was here. All is not lost though, since the dogs won't play with it, Gabe has claimed it as his lol. 

Loving Pets Grill-icious All-Natural Beef Treats
I am sad to report that these are the biggest flop out of everything we received. The bag says "bite size" but these are not bite size for a dog 25 pounds or under. Maybe for a medium dog, definitely for a large dog, but they are too big and way too hard for the girls. I was really impressed because the only ingredients in these treats are beef and sweet potato, but alas, they are just not a small dog treat. Venus will eat them if I cut them up into quarters and soak them in water for a bit.

Bocce's Bakery Green Juice biscuits
I was both surprised and happy to see a locally made treat to BarkBox. Right from New York, Bocce's Bakery's "Green Juice" biscuits are made from oats, rye flour, organic spinach, apples, kale, flax seeds, spirulina, and mint. Ocean refuses to eat them (I've found after receiving this box that she really prefers soft treats...) but Venus loves them! She has a mild allergy to oats, but if she only has one every day or two, she does fine. They are a like "special" treat for her ;)

Overall, I think the BarkBox is a good value. If you're unsure about the price, remember that they also donate 10% of the cost of your BarkBox to a local shelter or rescue!

You can connect with BarkBox Via Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

If you'd like to try BarkBox for yourself, please use the following link to receive $5 off your first box!

DISCLAIMER: We were sent the product(s) mentioned in this post for review purposes only. We were not offered monetary compensation for review, and our opinion is 100% our own. 


  1. I need there to be more cat boxes! I've heard of bark box and it looks like it's a great subscription, alas I have no dogs. :-)

  2. Looks like a great subscription for smaller dogs!

  3. Great review! I don't have a dog, but I hope to someday =)