BarkBox for Large Dogs Box Review + Coupon – October 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 (my dog, Nyx, is a Rottweiler who currently weighs about 83 pounds).
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This review is of the Big & Bold, 50+ pound dog, $29 a month, box.
The Subscription Box: BarkBox
The Cost: $29 per month on a month-to-month plan, save with longer subscriptions!
COUPON: Use code FREEBIEBOXMSA or ADDICTION to get a free extra month when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month subscription (FREEBIEBOXMSA) or $10 Barkshop credit (ADDICTION) any new BarkBox Subscription. Barkshop credit code emailed 3-5 business days after purchase
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 can be used as a sign to let people know your house offers dog-friendly treats. I have to say, though I’ve only lived in my house one year, I’ve never had a dog come by on Halloween.
There were also some coupons you could hand out for one free Barkbox with a six- or twelve-month subscription.
Green Bark Gummies with Nutrichia (4 oz) – Value $4.99
I spent a long time looking for these in the Barkbox shop and couldn’t find them. Turns out, they are a product from an outside vendor. Unfortunately, Nyx can’t have duck, although this is a good protein choice for a lot of dogs with allergies and food sensitivities. These are made in the USA and have omega 3 fatty acids, which help dogs’ skin and coats!
Butcher’s Block Pet Treats Bully Chew – Value $2?
These aren’t in the Barkbox shop and I can’t seem to find them sold individually (only by weight, and I don’t know how much this weighs) online. So the value is an estimate based on similar products.
Chick or Treat Chicken with Sweet Potato, Cranberries, and Apples (5.5 oz) – Value $6
These are grain free, which is awesome. They also have cranberries, which can be helpful for pets battling urinary tract conditions. Plus, they are made in the USA. (These are hard, bone-shaped biscuit treats.)
Jeepers Creepers Eyeball Tug Toy – Value $12
I am not sure what I think about this. As a toy, purely from a mechanical point of view, it’s fine. Nyx enjoyed it and didn’t destroy it in one minute. But, it is kind of gruesome. The rope part is like an optic nerve! This supposedly glows in the dark but I haven’t tested that out yet.
Count Drool-Cula’s Bite – Value $10
Nyx thought this was pretty awesome. She liked chewing on the plush mouth part just about as much as she liked the squeaky ball in the back. I did have to take this away in under 10 minutes.
Here’s a front view of the vampire toy. It is kind of funny that I am holding it upside down here since I was laughing at Nyx (see below) for holding it upside down earlier in the day.
And here is the eyeball.
Here are some shots of Nyx enjoying the vampire mouth toy.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $35 for this month’s BarkBox (large dog version). That’s not the highest value of Barkbox we’ve ever received, but it is a few dollars above the cost of the subscription. I thought the theme was fun (the toys made me laugh, even). And I appreciate all the treats are made in the USA.
What do you think of the October 2016 BarkBox dog subscription box? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?