BarkBox for Large Dogs Box Review + Coupon – November 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 90 pounds).
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
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 SUBADDICTION or ADDICTION to get a free extra month when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month subscription (SUBADDICTION) 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 features a few of the items. The recipes were kind of funny, too (they were jokes, not real recipes).
Barkbox Dog Waste Bags (1 roll) – Value $1
Barkbox has started custom-printing dog waste bags. This is new this month. We go through a lot of bags at my house (I also scoop kitty litter into them) so these are welcome.
Butcher’s Block Bones Beef Knuckle – Value $4
I have found we usually receive a chew or something similar in BarkBox each month. This month a lot of Butcher’s Block Bones have come through. These are made in the USA and you should probably not let your dog chew them on carpet…
Here is one of the bags (they all contain sayings with at least one word replaced with “poo” or something similar).
Apron Rope Toy – Value $10
This month’s theme related to Thanksgiving so this is appropriate (but then, Barkbox custom-makes their toys so they are always a great fit with the theme). Nyx liked this and didn’t manage to destroy it, so that is a bonus. The saying is also appropriate since Nyx’s main hobby seems to be licking anything and everything including people, the kitchen floor, etc.
Pumpkin Pie Plush Toy (heavy chewer version) – Value $9
This was a no-stuffing plush toy in the shape of a piece of pumpkin pie. Of course, Nyx thought it was great, but it is rare that she doesn’t like a toy. (I love that about her.) Surprisingly it was not the whipped cream coming off that destroyed it (that’s actually still attached), but she managed to chew a hole in one of the seams. (That’s Nyx for you…)
Chloe & Cupcake Pumpkin Cheese Yums (5.5 oz) – Value $7
These are wheat free and contain pumpkin and also flax seed so they will be a good source of fiber (some dogs need fiber added to their diets and pumpkin is a good way to provide it). They are vegetarian (so good for dogs with some allergies) and made in the USA.
Natural Pup Turkey Cranberry Trainers (5.5 oz) – Value $7
Turkey and cranberry are seasonal, of course, but if your dog is prone to getting urinary tract infections, cranberry has an additional benefit as well. These are also wheat free and made in the USA.
Nyx with the pumpkin pie toy.
Nyx trying to decide whether to give up the (damaged) pumpkin pie toy for the apron toy.
Nyx wanted to tug the apron toy. It is actually still intact, which is pretty remarkable.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $38 for this month’s BarkBox (large dog version). That is above the cost of the subscription by more than a couple of bucks and is an even better deal if you have a longer-term subscription or use a coupon. Nyx enjoyed the toys (and didn’t tear them to shreds), the treats were suitable for dogs with some allergies, and the dog waste bags are useful.
What do you think of the November 2016 BarkBox dog subscription box? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?