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BarkBox Review & Coupon Code – January 2014

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BarkBox Review & Coupon Code - January 2014 Review

BarkBox is a monthly subscription box for dogs. We’ve been subscribing for over a year now and I can’t imagine ever canceling this box – our dog loves it so much!

BarkBox customizes your box to your dog’s size. For reference, this review is for the small size (our dog weighs 14 pounds)

BarkBox Review & Coupon Code - January 2014 Items

The Subscription Box: BarkBox

The Cost: $29 a month, or $17 a month with a 6-month subscription and coupon.

COUPON: Save $10 off any length subscription to BarkBox with coupon code BADPICKUP

The Products: Toys, treats and grooming products perfect for your dog based on their size.

Ships to: US and Canada

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BarkBox Review & Coupon Code - January 2014 Card

Each box comes with a card detailing the items included for the month. (And there’s even a reminder about the Puppy Bowl!)

BarkBox Review & Coupon Code - January 2014 Treats

Barksters Sweet Potato & Beef Krisps – Value $9

Louisiana Alligator Jerky Treats – Value $7

Both of these treats are healthy and made in the USA – and our dog actually likes them!

BarkBox Review & Coupon Code - January 2014 Toys

Harry Barker Rope Toy – Value $3

Wigzi Pocket Bone – Value $8

Barkworthies – Value $4

Our dog is very particular about toys – he basically only likes stuffed toys that squeak, so he won’t be using these. (But my cousin is getting a puppy in a week, so these will go to a good home!)

Verdict: We paid $17 for this box (6 month subscription) and received about $31 worth of products. (I definitely recommend signing up for a 6-month subscription if you can – it makes the box a much better value).

As always, I’m very pleased with the quality of the snacks and toys BarkBox includes, and even though our dog won’t use the toys I’m happy with this box.

What did you dog get this month from BarkBox?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

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.


  1. In December Bark Box was offering a free box in January if you made a $50 donation to Dog Habitat Rescue. They were having an emergency fund raiser at the time. Did anyone who reads Liz’s column make a donation? Thanks

  2. My dogs got the same box. A few months ago they got the Wigzi pocket bone in a larger size (and in green, FWIW) and it is one of their favorite toys. My larger dog (okay, he’s still small at 32 lb) destroys toys, and it’s held up. And a toy that holds up better than a Kong is good in my book. I switched their box size to small, so I think that’s why I ended up with this. The alligator jerky is so stinky but dang, my dogs LOVE it.

  3. The difference in what size of dogs get what things is interesting. My dog is large and last month we got the pocket bone, but in white color. In this month’s box we got a squeaky textured football, chicken flavored protein sauce, the same sweet potato treats you got, lamb sausage treats, and a meatball mix that was dried spinach and other herbs that we mixed as directed with 1 lb of meat and an egg. My dog really liked the meatballs we made him!

    • Hmmm. I also got the 50+ lb, sized box, and got alligator and chicken/sweet potato treats, the football, and another toy called mootugs made out of cow milking machine rubber that apparently still is supposed to smell like the cow even though it’s been sanitized. The mootug is $18 on their website, and even with four things, I feel like this was a good deal considering the novelty of the treats. This was my first box, and I was pleased.

    • I received the exact same box. I’m glad to hear the meatballs were good…….I will be making them in the near future.

      • I’m glad to hear about the meatballs for a different reason. I am a vegetarian and absolutely will not purchase raw meat or cook with it. Ick. (My dog is NOT a vegetarian, but she gets a mix of kibble and canned food — duck-based.) If those are the sorts of things that come included, I will probably stay away.

  4. My last Rottweiler only liked stuffed toys that squeak. She had dozens of them. When she died and I got a new puppy, I gave the stuffed toys to the new puppy. The new puppy has destroyed EVERY SINGLE ONE. I can only give her hard rubber and plastic! Dogs are funny like that. A box for cats would be a different prospect for me, though — I have four cats so among the lot of them, I ought to be able to find at least ONE cat who would like everything in the box.

    • I know what you mean. When I got the first of my two current dogs, she would nurse on her toys; so cute! But when I added the second, he destroys the soft toys in obsessive squeaky hunts, so now they can’t have them unless I am watching and ready to take the pieces away since my girl also has a bad habit of swallowing stuffing. I mainly use Chuckit rubber balls and Nylabone hard bones. I bought the BarkBox subscription knowing that the toys will probably not last long, and the deal on price helps.

      • I’ll have to look for Chuckit rubber balls. Agree on the Nylabone hard bones. I have one that looks like it’s big enough to have come from a cow (cost me $25!) and my dog loves it.

  5. Can I ask which dog subscription is your favorite? I had bark box for awhile but had to stop(financial reasons) and want to get my dog a subscription again.

    • I am with Bark Box and have 3 more months. Liz has done two other reviews for Hero Dog Box and Happy Dog Box, have you seen them? the link is above (or is for now). I believe Hero is 19/mo and Happy is $21, but it might come out even considering you can get a discount on the first box. Check it out I might be wrong. I’m thinking about switching to one of these, which ever one turns out cheaper. They both look good but will have to check out to see if they have subscriptions for different size dogs.

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