BarkBox for Large Dogs Box Review + Coupon – July 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.)
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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 “World Chompians” in honor of the Summer Olympics. The information card does not list all the items in the box but you can look them up online.
USA Salmon Snacks (5.5 oz) – Value $6
I accidentally took a picture of the back of the treat bag instead of the front. Oops. In fairness, the graphic design on the back is nicer than the fronts of some dog treat bags I’ve seen. Anyway, this is grain free and made in the USA, plus the salmon is sustainably-sourced.
Ruby’s Gold Medal (large) – Value $8
Nyx hasn’t had this one yet (I limit how often she gets new toys) but she will love it. The outside is nylon and she loves to chew nylon. Unfortunately for some leashes and harnesses she has had in the past. It does seem sturdy, though.
I-Vanna Not Fall-Ova (large) – Value $14
I think the smile on this toy is a bit creepy, but Nyx thought it was pretty awesome (many photos below). Two things I like about the design: (1) There is a spiky squeaky ball in the body instead of stuffing and (2) The legs slide back and forth, which made it harder for Nyx to rip them off. I feel like a fair amount of thought went into designing this. And it lasted much longer than usual for Nyx.
Gold Medal Dog Snacks (5.5 oz) – Value $6
And again I took a photo of the back of the treat bag. These are made from lamb, peas, flaxseed, and cheddar, so they should be good for dogs with grain sensitivities and allergies to things like chicken. These are also made in the USA!
Etta Says Crunchy Deer Chew (7 inches) – Value $3
We always get one little extra treat or chew like this in the box. We had a long string of krunchie tubes so it is nice to get something different. I don’t think Nyx has tried deer so it should count as a novel protein for her and maybe it will not cause a flare-up of her IBD? I will introduce this to her cautiously.
And now for a whole bunch of pictures of Nyx with one of the toys from this month’s box. She had a lot of fun with this one!
Here is the toy after Nyx got done with it…
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $37 for this month’s BarkBox (large dog version). That is a reasonable amount above the cost of the box plus shipping and the theme was fun and timely. The toys seemed sturdier than usual (we do get the “heavy chewer” option), which is also nice. And I had a good time watching Nyx play with the gymnast toy – she made so many derpy faces while pulling on its legs.
What do you think of the July 2016 BarkBox dog subscription box? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?