BarkBox for Large Dogs Box Review + Coupon – December 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 84 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: Get a free extra month when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month subscription (FREEBIEBOXMSA) or 10% off (ADDICTION) any new BarkBox Subscription with coupon code FREEBIEBOXMSA or 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: U.S. and Canada
Keep Track of Your Subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The information card this month is shaped like a luggage tag. Maybe this has to do with skiing, I don’t know (I only ever attempted skiing once and hated it so never tried again…).
Dog Perignon Champagne Bottle Plush – Value $12
Anton the Alpine Adventurer Plush – Value $10
I’m going to talk about the toys together this month because they’re both plushes. Unfortunately, this was a bad month for Barkbox toys. These were on the small side for a dog Nyx’s size. Plus, she had each one for a very short time before I had to take them away. They were destroyed in a matter of minutes.
Grandma Bowser’s Country Oven Biscuits in Pumpkin Pie with Sweet Dried Apples (4 oz) – Value $4.95
These treats are grain free and soy free, which is great. (They do have flour, which is rye – should be OK for most dogs. If you’re curious about what is included, there is a nice explanation of ingredients on the Grandma Bowser’s site.) For what it’s worth, there is a minimum order of four bags these, though.
Heritage Farms Maple Bacon Recipe Artisan Dog Treats (4 oz) – Value $7
These are made in the USA and contain oat flour so they’re not grain free (though they’re wheat-free and gluten-free so they will work for some dogs with food issues).
Etta Says Premium 7” Deer Chew – Value $1.99
There is usually some chew like this in the box. Some months you may get a cow trachea (aka “krunchie tube”) or an Etta Says chew made of a different meat. What I like about these is the single ingredient.
Nyx with the bottle toy.
Nyx trying to decide between the bottle and the skier toy.
Nyx with the skier toy.
Nyx with the bottle again. She did NOT want to give it up, even though you can see it has a hole in it with stuffing coming out. (She is not a mean and angry dog, despite the look on her face in this photo.)
Nyx did this to the toys in under two minutes each.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $36 for this month’s BarkBox (large dog version). That’s above the cost of the subscription as usual. I’m happy to have been introduced to a few new brands of treats, but I’m a little disappointed in this month’s toys – they just didn’t hold up for us. Usually, it takes Nyx a *little* bit longer to destroy things.
What do you think of the December 2016 BarkBox dog subscription box? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?