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BarkBox Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015

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BarkBox Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 Box

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)

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BarkBox Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 Items

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 any length subscription (MG0TOPMC5H) or 10% off (ADDICTION) any new BarkBox Subscription with coupon code MG0TOPMC5H or ADDICTION

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 Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 Info

Each box comes with a card detailing the items included. This month’s box is Space-themed. (Barkbox has the cutest themes each month!)

BarkBox Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 Treats

Your Dog’s Diner Pizza Pawty Crust – Value $7

Bixbi Peanut Butter Pocket Trainers – Value $8

These pizza crust snacks are made with oregano, basil, and cheese, so they actually smell like pizza when you open the bag. Our dog Buckles liked both – but the peanut butter Pocket Trainers were the clear winner! (We will be ordering more of them asap!)

BarkBox Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 Toys

P.L.A.Y. Star – Value $9

Planet Dog Orbee Tuff Ringo – Value $11

This plush star has a built-in squeaker and is certified non-toxic. (And it is just so cute!). This Orbee Tuff Ringo is designed to be “doggie durable, minty, buoyant, and bouncy.” Our dog never has been into plastic/rubber toys, so we’ll be sharing this one with a friend.

BarkBox Subscription Box Review & Coupon – June 2015 Bar

Etta Says! Crunchy Duck and Sweet Potato Premium Chew Bar – Value $3

We haven’t given this to Buckles yet, but I’m guessing he’ll love it since the first two ingredients are rawhide and duck!

Verdict: This box has a value of about $38. I think that’s great, especially if you sign up for a longer subscription upfront to get a discount on every month. I love the themes BarkBox does each month, and I really appreciate that all the treats they send are made in the USA with quality ingredients.

What did you get from BarkBox this month? Did your pup enjoy it?

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. Hello everyone,
    I’ve been considering ordering a barkbox for my Shiba Inu, as she loves her squeaky soft toys and is very picky about her treats. I was wondering if anyone could answer a few questions for me though.
    1. Is there another box that caters to dogs and cats? We also have a kitten who loves toys and food, but I really can’t afford two pet boxes a month.
    2. Does barkbox have a good senior dog option? Our Shiba is a rescue, and has a lot of damage to her teeth (probably from abuse, sadly) so she can’t have treats that require much crunching or gnawing.
    Thank you for your help!

  2. This is the first time I’ve not got the same box as Liz….mine was the space theme somebody else pointed out. There’s a few items in here we would’ve prefered better but still happy with the box!!!!

  3. Thinking of signing up but wondering if anyone has done the pupgrade for $9? And if so, was the additional cost worth it?

  4. We love Bark Box – we recently purchased one for our Husky, Milo!

  5. I got the same pocket trainers and bar for my 90 pound GSD. And I renewed for one more year. Sigh… I train my dogs for AKC performance competition, and he is not very keen in getting such small bites for doing anything.

  6. I have a 75lb Golden Retriever and we subscribe to the “Big & Bold” box/ Large dog box. He LOVES his BarkBox & we’ve been signed up for 5 months – what we typically get is one sturdy, size appropriate rubber-like toy, one stuffed toy (which is always the first thing he chooses out of the box – he has the time of his life destroying it), 2 bags of treats and one extra (usually a chew, other times something different). Here’s what we got this month:
    Theme: Space Rover
    1. RP2 astronaut ($13): a custom made BarkBox spaceman. This appears to be a well made stuffed toy (looks like it’s much sturdier than the typical stuffed toy). The astronaut is attached to a rope, which is supposed to resemble an astronaut’s tethering to a spacecraft. It’s great for playing tug of war.
    2. Hueter Toledo AirBall ($9): rubber-like squeak toy in a somewhat comet shape. My dog has really enjoyed this during our daily game of fetch.
    3. Barkworthies Lamb Lung ($8): a couple of good sized dehydrated lamb lung pieces in a bag. I’m not going to lie – it’s kind of gross, but it’s his favorite treat now. I appreciate that Barkbox puts things in the boxes that I never would have bought, but they know my dog will love. I’ll need to get more…
    4. Bibxi Peanut Butter Pocket Trainers ($8): my big dog eats 3-4 at a time – he really likes them & they’ll make good treats for training while on our walks.
    5. BarkMade Space Rover Bandana ($7): blue & white bandana with pictures of a space shuttle, planets and the words “Space Rover – Intrepid• Interplanetary• Dogsplorer”. My dog isn’t used to wearing anything but his collar, but I might have to work on getting him to wear this bandana as it’s so darn cute.
    I really enjoyed this month’s BarkBox – however, I’m a huge SciFi fan, so I’m particularly biased when it comes to a space themed box.

    • Got the same box as you and it was a complete hit! I barely got the AirBall out of the box, much less removed the tag, and my dog went nuts. It’s been by his side ever since. This one was one of my favorites, and the toys are getting more use than normal (which is usually still a lot anyway)

  7. We also received the space theme box (our pup is medium size but we sub to the small dog box since the medium toys were always gargantuan sized). It’s our favorite box ever (we being me and the dog; hubby doesn’t get as excited about the boxes as we do, lol). It’s the first time we’ve gotten the same themed box as Liz so I was happy to see some consistency in boxes for a change. Buddy received a spaceship plush squeaker toy that he’s drug around the house and yard all week, the plush star (also a hit), a cute alien theme bandana he’s still wearing (it’s a rare thing for him to not weasel his way out in a few hours), a chew stick he devoured in 2 sessions (I broke it in half), and the bag of pizza treats. Buddy is very picky about toys and only likes plush ones so the toys were a huge hit this month. I liked seeing a non food/treat item for a change too in the bandana. The chew treats are always wins with him too. He was initially indifferent to the pizza crusts but now he loves them. I break them in half not so much because they’re too big for him but more so to make them last longer. Our boy could eat the whole bag in under 3 minutes if we let him!

  8. Does anyone on here have a huge dog they get this sub for? I’m curious if the box would work for my beast. On the website it states the “big and bold” is for over 50 pounds, mine is 112 pounds (of lapdog) and I don’t know if the toys would hold up for him. He’s a pitbull X great dane. I would love to get him something like this but I’m not sure about the sizing.

    • Anna,
      We have a very big dog (cane corso) and a medium-sized dog (Frenchie) we subscribe to the medium-sized box and the large heavy-chewer box. The treats are always a hit. The toys are not always. They are usually size appropriate but sometimes not very durable. There is usually 2 toys in the box. Most often 1 is great and one not so much. I wrote a review on last month’s box if that helps.

      • Thanks for the reply Aimee! I think I’ll spring for. Scrappy Doo deserves some spoiling.

  9. I have a large dog and we were on the space theme. We got a barbell looking toy that also becomes a ball, an alien looking toy, a bandanna and some disgusting (but the dogs loved them) lung treats. Like many people here, I get a few different kinds of subscriptions each month and now my dogs thinks they’re all Bark Boxes. So every time I get a box, they gather around me and on top of me while I open the box, hoping it’s their monthly Bark Box. More often than not, though, it’s a just a bunch of beauty products. 😀

    • The only box my dog confuses for his Bark Box is the box I get for my cat – and that could just be wishful thinking! I think he goes by smell; treats and makeup smell completely different.

  10. I got this subscription box for my dog and after a few months of it I emailed them and asked them to refund me and cancel the subscription. My dog has a few allergies (lamb and chicken) and does not like rubber toys. Every single box I got for her seemed like it was for the wrong size dog. She likes bigger toys so i signed her up for the biggest dog size box they had (she is only 45lbs) and the toys were always too small for her! I also ended up with chicken treats in every box even though she was supposed to be signed up for the allergy one. I think a box like this can be really good if you have a dog with no allergies that is under 30lbs and isn’t picky about treats or toys. otherwise this box just isn’t worth the money, i ended up donating most things out of every box to my local animal shelter.

  11. I got one month of this box with a Groupon for my large dog. There wasn’t a theme to my box, not that it matter. /I/ thought the box was great and my dog enjoyed the bone and the treats, but the three toys she got (including the extra one) were a miss. They didn’t interest her at all. On the plus side, it made me realize that the only toys she actually likes are those small enough for her to toss to us, so we’ll throw them and she can fetch them.

  12. We have a medium-sized dog and also had a space theme. We got a spaceship squeaky toy, a silicon bowl, a bandana, the duck treats and the peanut butter treats. It’s interesting, though, that two months ago we got the Pizza treats (Oberon loved them) in a movie-themed box! With respect to the treats, at least, the medium box seems to be a combo of the large and small sized boxes 🙂

    BTW, Liz, the pizza treats are relatively easy to break if they’re too big for your little one.

    • I received the same items as you listed but I am signed up for the small dog box. I wonder if the boxes for small and medium often overlap and they just send whatever they have left on hand? I liked the box theme very much but I don’t feel I received the same value as Liz. Only one toy and one bag of treats left me disappointed.

      • I was a little disappointed this month, too. Not sure what to do with the bowl, and the bandana is a complete waste as our dog’s a Sheltie and it just gets lost in his fur. I signed up for a 6-month subscription, and so far we’ve been super-happy with 1 box, okay with 2. We’ll see what happens with the next 3 and then decide whether to keep this one or go to another doggie box.

        There probably isn’t a real bright line between the sizes, especially in terms of treats. After all, what exactly is the difference between a 9 lb dog (small) and an 11 lb dog (medium)?

        • my dog is medium (35 lbs – medium is supposed to be 20-40 lbs) and I’m hugely disappointed this month. toys are way too small. I had subscribed at one time to the large (until he got a gigantic toy that would never fit him). Medium is hit or miss it seems. he doesnt wear bandanas either (well i would never put one on him). not the greatest box (I’m a very long time subscriber).

  13. I have a large dog and my box was a space theme. We got an extra treat and extra toy this month as bruce ( the dog) had to go to the vet for his annual checkup.
    We received a alient toy, a space ship, a rubber floater toy, a bandana, coconut dog treats, lung chips and a Etta says duck treat.
    I love barkbox and their themes this month all the toys were perfect for my pooch

    • I did not know they sent an extra treat and toy when my dog goes for his check up? What do you do to get that?

      • I am an annual subscriber and recently each month I have been receiving an email that ask if I want add an extra treat or toy or both to my box. I’m a sucker for it as I always have to do it! I have been getting sturdy toys and big full size treat bag

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