Monday, September 2, 2013

BarkBox - August box

Recently, I won a one-month subscription to BarkBox from Jen at Ramblings of a Surburban Mom. Could hardly wait to see what was in our first box! 

BarkBox

BarkBox is, literally, for the dogs. Their goal is to make dogs happy. BarkBoxes contain all-natural treats and other the coolest pup products in each box - things you can't find at the typical big-box pet store. Each monthly box contains a combination of 4-6 treats, toys, and hygiene products that have been hand selected and approved by Scout, head product tester for BarkBox. (website)

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First look at our August box!

August BarkBox
Our August BarkBox!

Barkworthies Bully Flake Food Topper
Barkworthies Bully Flake Food Topper. We haven't tried this yet, but you sprinkle it on top of your dog's regular food. From what the package says, it's just flavoring. My dog wolfs down her food so fast that I don't really see the point of adding this as an enticement.

Primal Pet Freeze-dried Liver Munchies
Primal Pet Freeze-dried Liver Munchies. These are healthy, high-protein snacks made with no antibiotics, preservatives, or hormones. They look like they might disintegrate on contact, but Waffles seems to like them.

Plato Duck Treats
Plato Duck Treats. These are made with natural ingredients and are hypoallergenic to boot! They are thicker than our usual treats, but I cut them up to include in her frozen Kong and she seems to enjoy them.

The Honest Kitchen Ice Pups mix
The Honest Kitchen Ice Pups mix. This is a powder that you mix with warm water for a wintery treat or you can chill/freeze it for a cool treat in the summer. We haven't tried this yet, but I'm thinking about adding it to her Kong for a frozen treat.

Aussie Naturals Floating Dolphin toy
Aussie Naturals Floating Dolphin toy. This toy is designed to be used as a water toy, and there's a tennis ball and rope inside so you can toss it. The nose and tail have squeakers. Waffles ignored it for a little over a week, but now she loves it! While we don't have a pool to test its floating capabilities, she loves to toss it around and shake. Not sure how much longer it will last, but she's having fun with it!


While we enjoyed our first box, it's a little on the expensive side at $29 per month (discounts available if you order a 3 month or 6 month subscription). She loves the toy, but we have other treats that she likes better. The value of the box was more than $29, but I think I'll stick to buying her treats and toys at our local pet store so I can chose the items myself. 

We might try it again down the road, but for now I cancelled our subscription.