BarkBox for Large Dogs Box Review + Coupon – September 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 83 pounds.)
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They even customized the paper lining the box to look like part of a yearbook to go with the “Back to School” theme!
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 MSABONUSBOX
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 information card doesn’t list the items but is clever and kind of fun to read through.
Milk Carton Toy – Value $12
This was really big and I wasn’t sure whether Nyx would be able to chew on it, but she found a way (see below). It was pretty darn sturdy, too (and yay for no stuffing).
No. 2 Pencil Toy – Value $14
Rubber toys are usually safe bets for Nyx. This one has a hole down the axis where you can stick a treat (alternate view below). Nyx will probably like this just fine without a treat, especially if I put a little of her wet food in the cavity.
Here’s a shot of the hole through the pencil toy.
So you may be wondering why there is a picture of a cat here. Sneaky was VERY interested in this box. I think because of one of the items below:
Uptown Pup Scene Alphabet Treats (5.5 oz) – Value $6
These are also made in the USA and the first ingredient is chicken. I think they are a good size for medium or large dogs but you probably want to break them up for very small or toy breeds.
Bark & Co. Teacher’s Pet Snacks (5 oz) – Value $6
These are made in the USA and have a really short ingredients list: oat flour, pork, honey, apples, canola oil. They have no wheat, corn, or soy, and should be good for a lot of dogs with allergies!
Beef 11” Woof Stix (2 pack) – Value $7
These look like they were made for going in the pencil toy. Nyx’s medications are being adjusted right now (aren’t they always?) so she can’t have them, unfortunately, but I did allow the household BEEF EXPERT to inspect them:
And they have received the official Sneaky Bite of Approval! (I didn’t actually let her eat them.)
Here are a few photos of Nyx enjoying the milk carton toy:
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $45 for this month’s BarkBox (large dog version). As usual, that is above the cost of the box by a fair amount. Also as usual, they did a great job of choosing a theme (probably easier since they work with suppliers to make custom treats and toys) and designing cute packaging. Nyx thought the toys were pretty awesome, too, and they were suitable for a large dog who is a heavy chewer. (We do get the heavy chewer option.) Overall, BarkBox has consistently been good in terms of quality and value!
What do you think of the September 2016 BarkBox dog subscription box? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?