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BarkBox Subscription Box Review & Coupon – April 2016

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BarkBox is a monthly subscription box for dogs. It’s one of our favorite subscription boxes – our dog loves it, and we’ve gifted it to dogs in our extended family as well!

BarkBox customizes your box to your dog’s size. For reference, this review is for the small size (our dog weighs 14 pounds). Check out Ragan’s review of this month’s box for large dogs!

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The Subscription Box: BarkBox

The Cost: $29 a month, or $19 a month with a 12-month subscription.

COUPON: Get a free extra month when you sign up for any length subscription (MSABONUSBOX) or 10% off (ADDICTION) any new BarkBox Subscription with coupon code MSABONUSBOX or ADDICTION

The Products: Toys, treats, and grooming products perfect for your dog based on their size.

Ships to: US and Canada

Keep track of your subscriptions –  add BarkBox to your subscription list or wish list!

Check out all my reviews of Barkbox and the Pets Subscription Box Directory!

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The info card now only lists the ‘Featured Item’. For all of the other items in the box, you have to download their app to find out information or find the information within your account on their site.

This month’s theme is Take Me Out to the Ball Game!

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Buckles helped us out with this review – he patiently waited…

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As long as any dog could with treats in front of him!

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The Fire Baller – Value $10

This was Buckles’ toy of choice this month. It’s a soft ball with a soft plastic core. It squeaks too!

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He was a big fan of this toy. I think he tends to lean towards the smaller stuff, he still plays with the little dumplings from earlier this year.

Yogi Barka Mitt – Value $12

This is a mini leather baseball mitt! It has a squeaker inside as well. Ragan got a stuffing free version of this for Nyx, but ours had stuffing.

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Not so interested in this one. He gave one little tug for the camera.

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But, the winner was obvious!

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Pretzel Chew – Value $3

Next up is an all beef jerky pretzel chew. We haven’t given this one to him yet, be since he always requires me to share beef jerky, I can safely say this will be a hit.

Barklyn Doggers Treats – Value $6

These are the preferred treats this month for Buckles. They are peanut-shaped grain-free, with peanut butter taste. They’re really soft too – which is a big win for our dog.

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He required a second helping since he was doing all the work for this review. How could I argue?

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Simply Wild Free-Range Wild Boar – Value $6

These are 100% wild boar meat. They come in freeze-dried little pieces.

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He was definitely interested in the treats.

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He kept his eye on the prize the whole time!

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They also sent out a little baseball card for you to photograph your dog in!

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How could I not! He’s in it for the treats ladies and gentlemen.

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He was licking his lips after the treats – but he always came back to his baseball!

Verdict: This was a great BarkBox for us! The value was definitely there, coming in around $37, and everything in the box was perfect for Buckles – so it was a big win this month. Not only that, he has a new go-to toy – I can’t ask for much more!

What did you think of the April BarkBox?

Written by Eric Cadman

Eric Cadman

Eric is the co-founder of My Subscription Addiction. He’s been hooked on geek subscription boxes since 2012 thanks to Loot Crate and Nerd Block. Geek boxes sparked his desire for collecting Funko Pops and comic book statues!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I want a Buckles.

    We got a ball cap toy and a foam finger toy(which was promptly destroyed). I had to take the finger away from her so she wouldn’t choke on it, or get a blockage. She loved the treats, but she usually does. Once again they sent a Butchers Block tube thing. My dog hates them. I have let them know, twice now. I have received 3 and I just keep donating them to our local shelter.

    • They let me choose something else out of the “shop the box”. So I am a happy camper, Annabelle will be happy when she gets her new toy, and the dog that got her donated trachea chew will be happy.

  2. I almost missed it… But on one of the treat packages there was a link for a free gift for Barkbox subscribers… A dog tag. You just have to pay S&H of $1.99. I use tags for all sorts of things, so that was a pleasant surprise

  3. Seems like a good company. I tried to cancel because I’m low on funds and The Notorious D.O.G. just wasn’t digging the toys or snacks. They offered me $10 off per month for 6 months so I’m sticking around a little longer.

  4. Buckles is ADORABLE! He looks like he is having a blast. I pretty much died when I got to the baseball hat cutout picture. He reminds me a little of the grey schnoodle we adopted when I was a kid. <3

  5. We got what has to be my favorite (and the dog’s favorite) toy this month: a plush peanut “shell” with removable plush peanuts! Buddy loves toys within toys and spends hours stuffing and un stuffing them so this was perfect. We also got a stuffed baseball cap that he likes but so far hasn’t spent much time playing with due to his obsession with nuts (the toy, not his since they’re long gone ?).

  6. I can verify that we got a stuffing-free glove since Nyx put a big hole in it last night…

    It is nice to see that someone was able to use the baseball card cutout. It sort of fit on Nyx’s snout…

    Love the pictures!

  7. So cute! Love all the pics! Especially the last 2

  8. Lol i was getting distracted by your Midcentury furniture. O I miss my kidney shaped Adrian pearsall glass top coffee table!!!!!!

    • 🙂

  9. Positively swooning over Buckles! He is so photogenic! I hope we get that baseball card for my dog’s face. Oh, Buckles, you are just adorable! How super cute would it be if Buckles “wrote” the review from his point of view?!?! I am chuckling at the thought! Thanks for the review 🙂

    • We’ll do that for the next one – it was a hit for April Fools 🙂

      • Ahh! Missed it! If we ever have a sub box convention (forum pipe dream), we must have a Buckles meet and greet!

          • I somehow missed this too and LOVE it! I think my favorite part was Buckles’ “about me” info ?

          • Haha – Yay! So glad you liked that part! We spent way too much time on that but we were having too much fun 🙂

          • I saw the post when it went up, but missed the About Me section. Thanks so much for pointing that out!

          • I missed that post, but I love the concept! Please make Buckles a regular reviewer. 😉

          • Idk how I missed the April Fool’s post! I don’t think it can get any cuter with matching shirts *and* matching beards!

          • Aw thanks!! 🙂

          • Oops! Sorry for the duplicate comment! I didn’t see it the first time and now I can’t delete it.

  10. We got nearly the same box for our 50-pound heavy-chewing Pit. I’m wondering if I need to check in with BB to see if we’re actually getting the heavy chewer sub we thought we were.

    (p.s. Buckles in the baseball card is ADORABLE!)

    • I have 65lb & 85lb “heavy chewer” labs & received the baseball mitt (it’s larger than the one for buckles & is also stuffing free, like Reagan’s – squeaker is dead, but the mitt is still intact), a large baseball bat seems sturdy, although they haven’t gotten that toy yet & finally a pull-apart hamburger. For the most part the toys seem fairly sturdy – especially if I cut off the tags so they don’t rip the seams apart.

      I’m also very happy with their customer service! At my renewal date they added the extra toy promo. I called to ask about it around x-mas, said I had been a long time subscriber, asked about the promo they didn’t hesitate to offer it to me. Even asked if I wanted the extra toy immediately or wait until my subscription renewal date. I chose the latter as it meant more toys for my boys & sure enough, the extra toy was in my box this month with no additional charge other than my normal renewal fee! 😀

      • My pit is 75lbs, we got that same box ^^^ He loves it!

  11. Buckles is the CUTEST DOG EVAR!!! XD

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