BarkBox for Large Dogs Box Review + Coupon – June 2016
BarkBox is a subscription box for dogs. It’s the most popular dog subscription box. You’ve seen the small dog version, but since they customize based on dog size, we thought you might like to see what you’d get if you have a large dog, so this is a review of the “Big & Bold” box for a 50+ pound dog. (My dog, Nyx, is a Rottweiler who currently weighs about 84 pounds.)
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: BarkBox
The Cost: $29 per month on a month-to-month plan, save with longer subscriptions!
COUPON: Get a free extra month when you sign up for any length subscription with code BONUSFREEBOX
Save $10 off any new BarkBox subscription with code ADDICTION.
The Products: Toys, treats, and grooming products selected for your dog based on size (choose “Small and Cute” for 0-20 pounds, “Just Right” for 20-50 pounds, and “Big & Bold” for dogs 50+ pounds).
Ships to: US and Canada
Good to Know: BarkBox offers a heavy chewer option. After you sign up, you can email them to request this. This box is supposedly the heavy chewer option.
Keep Track of your subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The theme this month was “The Great Outdoors.” The information card no longer lists all the items in the box but you can look them up online.
This Means S’More (large) – Value $12
This was surprisingly hard for Nyx to damage, but interesting enough to hold her attention, nonetheless. Of course it squeaks. I would not necessarily have known what it was supposed to be if not for the tag. But definitely a good fit for the theme!
Swiss Arrrfy Knife – Value $14
This is a cute idea, though those pieces hanging off will get ripped off in half a second flat. When Nyx gets this toy later tonight (she had the other one last night), I may cut those off first.
Pupstream Snacks with Salmon and Apple (5.5 oz) – Value $8 (?)
These are sold out and the Bark Shop wouldn’t list a price. These have salmon and flax for omega 3 fatty acids, plus they’re grain free and also free of wheat, corn, and soy. They are shaped like standard dog biscuits and what’s cool is that the salmon is sustainably sourced.
Dogs Love Kale Apple Crisp Natural Wheat Free Dog Treats (7 oz) – Value $9
These are made in the USA and, while they do have rice and oats, they are free of wheat, corn, and soy. They also have flax, kale, and apples. If your dog has an allergy to a specific protein (say, chicken or pork), these would be a good choice since they are free of pretty much all the common dog allergens.
Zip n Skip Bowl – Value $25
This is a promotional item (has a pharmaceutical company logo on it). But, definitely useful for outdoors and travel. Nyx can only eat wet food, which probably wouldn’t go over well in this, so we’ll be passing it on.
Sawmill Creek Smokehouse Pig Ear Chew – Value $2.50
Well, it is nice not to get a krunchie tube (trachea) for the third month in a row! We usually get a little something like this (or a bully stick) to round out the value of the box.
Here’s a view of the bowl unzipped and open.
Here’s Nyx with one of the toys from this month’s box. Yeah, she got slobber all over it. (Her nickname is “Goober” for good reason…)
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $70.50 for this month’s BarkBox (large dog version). That is considerably more than the cost of the subscription and one of the best BarkBox values I’ve seen. The promotional bowl was given a value of $25 (that’s what they sell it for in their shop) so that added quite a bit this month. I don’t mind marketing materials as long as they are useful, and I think the bowl certainly has the potential to be. The other items were all useful – low on allergens, the toys were fairly tough, etc.
What do you think of the June 2016 BarkBox dog subscription box? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?