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BarkBox Subscription Box Review + Coupons – October 2017

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BarkBox is a monthly subscription box for dogs. It’s one of our favorite subscription boxes – our dog loves it, and we’ve gifted it to dogs in our extended family as well!

BarkBox customizes your box to your dog’s size. For reference, this review is for the small size (our dog weighs 14 pounds). Check out Ragan’s April review of the super chewer box!

My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

We loved the ‘Household Horrors’ packaging paper!

The Subscription Box: BarkBox

The Cost: $29 a month, or $19 a month with a 12-month subscription.

COUPON: 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 perfect for your dog based on their size.

Ships to: US and Canada

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Every BarkBox is themed and October’s Holloween theme is Household Horrors!

It comes with this fun little interactive card – it reminds me of scary books I had as a child with opening doors and maneuvering items.

The card also shows off a few possible items for the month.

They even come with 6 fee BarkBox coupons to hand out to trick-or-treaters this Halloween!

As always – Buckles is READY.

Rain of Terror – Value $10

The first of two plush toys we received was this angry storm cloud.

From the Barkshop:

Bad weather means good times with the BARK Original cloud and raindrops toy. Each raindrop features a classic squeaker and the fuzzy cloud is covered in thunderous crinkle.

Not only is the plush cloud perfect for our dog, but it has his favorite feature…

Smaller plush raindrops inside! I love the little expressions on the raindrops as well – they do a great job with their toys.

Scaredryer – Value $8

One of the common household terrors for pups is the hairdryer!

From the Barkshop:

With multiple squeakers, a plush body, and t-shirt rope cord, this toy will make your pup’s hair stand on end.

This was a nice combo of rope and plush for the size of our dog.

Buckles didn’t like this one as much as the tiny little raindrops – but that was expected – he still got a kick out of tossing it around.

Crumps Naturals Mini Chicken Trainers – Value $8

One of three treat items this month comes from Crumps Naturals.

From the Barkshop:

Made in small batches by our Canadian friends, Crumps, these tiny chicken morsels are ideal for a training reward, but are also delicious as just a snack.

These little chicken trainers are the absolute perfect size for our pup. Not to mention, he goes bonkers for chicken.

It was no surprise at all that he LOVED these.

American Hound Soft Turkey Treats – Value $8

These second bag of treats features another small treat.

From the Barkshop:

They’re made in the USA by the folks at American Hound, wheat-free and chock full o’ turkey cooked to perfection. Mustard and ketchup? Pfft. Sauce is for amateurs.

So, this month he has his choice of chicken or turkey (he always chooses chicken).

Look at that determination! He loves these little trainers as well – perfect to keep at my desk.

Plato Thinkers Chicken 2 Pack – Value $6

To round off the perfect box for Buckles, he’s getting this two little beef sticks.

“Where do you want me for this picture?”

From the Barkshop:

Thinkers! Smart Dog Snacks are the duck dog treat your pup craves. Made by the folks at Plato with real duck meat and all-natural, organic ingredients (including gingko biloba), this yummy snack will boost Bowser’s brain power by the hour. Packed full of DHA and Omega-3 fatty acid famous for its cognitive benefits, this stick is true brain food. Why reward good behavior with bad treats? Thinkers contain no artificial preservatives or by-products. Mmm, healthy!

He almost lost his mind over these – they’re easy to break off and portion control!

Verdict: This was the perfect BackBox for Buckles – all of the treats are easy to portion control for his size and the toys are right up his alley – I couldn’t ask for a better selection!

What did you think of the October 2017 BarkBox?

Written by Eric Cadman

Eric Cadman

Eric is the co-founder of My Subscription Addiction. He’s been hooked on geek subscription boxes since 2012 thanks to Loot Crate and Nerd Block. Geek boxes sparked his desire for collecting Funko Pops and comic book statues!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

7 Comments

  1. This month will be our 11th month. In the beginning we LOVED the box and always thought we got more than our money’s worth. The toys and different treats were worth it. Then.. about June ’17 all of the treats come branded by them and are small kibble like treats. For two months in a row they just looked like miniature milk bones. Now in October we got what looks like actual kibble circles and the dogs could care less. Gone are the meaty treats from different providers. Not the same at all… as our dogs care more about the treats than the toys. We are cancelling..

  2. Buckles needs his own Instagram!! 😍❤️

  3. My beagle Trapper goes crazy when his box arrives. It as if he can smell it thru the door. Beagles hv great senses he gets a whiff of it he starts whining and tail is wagging so fast. He has Addison’s Disease & allergies I like that they offer boxes for dogs with allergies. And he is a heavy chewer they cater to that. I hv tried several dog boxes and Bark box goes above & beyond to to please their subscribers. The themes are really cute.

    • I have no doubt that Oberon knows when his Bark box is here as opposed to any other subscription box. When my husband brings in the mail, with most boxes Oberon just ignores them. When it’s his Bark box, he sits by the side of the bed, impatiently waiting for me to open it. He knows he gets the toys and one of the treats immediately, and then watches as we put the rest of the treat bags in his special drawer and any chews on top of hubby’s dresser. Then he chooses his favorite toy from that month’s box and plays with it for a while before putting it in his toy box.

  4. Oberon gets the medium box, and this month one of the toys was the vacuum cleaner. Seeing as how that’s his number one indoor terror, it was most appropriate! He’s been chewing it and shaking it frequently since we got it!

  5. We get extra toy club and heavy chewers. Count Vacuula and the fireworks monster are both shredded. The third toy was Double Bubble wrapped candy-looking toy that’s a hard ball scented like gum that crinkles. Thank goodness for that toy lasting. BarkBox is great. We went around and passed out the coupons in the neighborhood. That was thoughtful of BarkBox and cute to print candy bars on the back.

  6. ❤️ buckles! Barkbox is just brilliant. I love opening the boxes as much as my pups do. We have large dogs and the extra toy club. We got a bar of soap scary toy,count vacuuula, and, the best one, a scary water bottle toy! Since we use a water bottle when the barking is out of control, that toy was just perfect. I find their monthly theming to be spot on. My dogs love their toys and treats and the price is reasonable.

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