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BarkBox Subscription Box Review & Coupon – September 2015


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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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. No coupon needed - just use this link.

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

Ships to: US and Canada

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Each box comes with a card detailing the items included. This month’s box theme is Bedtime Story.

Please Note: I’m using the values from the info card for each item.


Hyper Pet Dura Squeaks – Value $12

Simply Fido Frog Prince – Value $10

Our dog loves soft and squeaky toys – but has pretty much no interest in plastic toys – so the Dura-Squeaks toy will have to be gifted. He already wanted to take the Frog before I could finish the review!


Wagatha’s Beddy Bye Biscuits – Value $9

PetSafe Indigo Fresh Floss – Value $7

Our dog is patiently waiting to take all the treats from this box. He’s a super picky dog, so he’s not really sure about the biscuits – but if I try to steal it from him, he’ll eat it as fast as he can. I’m glad they sent some teeth treatment treats as well – I swear he can tell if a treat has an ulterior motive, so this will be a fight.


PureBites Freeze Dried Beef Liver – Value $8

This is the one he’s excited for the most. We’ve just run out of last month’s treats – so this is a good restock!

Verdict: We always love BarkBox in this house. It’s a really good box for our small dog – we always get a good toy for him, and at least one or two bags of treats that he loves – so it’s really a great way to find him new treats that he loves, and we’ve already found a couple of treats that he, pretty much, demands now.

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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!

Posted in Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Dogs| Tags: barkbox | 10 comments

Comments (10)

  1. I got almost the same box (also for a small dog- mine is 20 lbs). We didn’t get those freeze-dried treats though. I wonder if they were just missing? I saw something a few months back about returning items that don’t work for your pup? I can’t remember what it said though. My dog also doesn’t like dry (or super healthy) treats, and only likes plush toys!

  2. I wish we had gotten any of the featured toys. My pup got the medium size box (though we are signed up for the small size) and it had only 1 toy this month, a first ever in our 2 years with bark box. It was a rather small puzzle treat ball. My dog loves puzzle toys but this one was not very well designed unless you use maybe some bird seed since the holes were miniscule. We did get quite a few treats though, 2 full size bags plus a bacon flavored wishbone Buddy has drug all over the house and yard for the last week and a beef knee (blech to me but he loves it). Here’s hoping we see a plush toy or two again next month.

    • Interesting! We also get the medium box and got the frog toy — and the bacon flavored wishbone (which I consider a toy) but no puzzle toy. I think maybe they make big-dog boxes and small-dog boxes, then throw whatever’s left into the medium-dog boxes.

    • we got the same box. boring. the apple right?

    • I got a very similar box for a medium dog and was pretty disappointed. My info card didn’t give a theme or a list of the items in the box, just a link to look up the items online. It really made it feel like they just threw together odds and ends instead of cultivating a theme for the box. Some of the treats will be well enjoyed by my pup (but one was a repeat he didn’t love the first time). The apple toy looks like a treat toy with the hollow in the middle, but I agree treats wouldn’t fit and the description online doesn’t mention using for treats. Overall the value was good especially since I’m getting it through a Groupon deal, but it was’t the fun box I’ve come to expect from BarkBox.

  3. Those Durasqueak toys are quite durable. I can trust Nyx with it (she got a large one in some box or other) when I am not at home, and I can’t say that about very many toys. That is actually one of the first toys I’ve seen from BarkBox that is suitable for heavy chewers (I mean, like, really heavy chewers).

  4. We have a medium-sized Sheltie who’s not at all destructive, but is very, very into treats (all food, actually). He loves, loves, loves his Bark box — and can tell when it’s the Bark Box and not one of my boxes, probably by smell. We got the frog toy, the liver treats (a particular favorite – I’m using them for a specific training purpose), the biscuits (which got added to his treat jar), some roasted knuckles and another toy that I can’t recall offhand.

  5. As you probably know, big dog people get different boxes. We had the frog theme, but got different toys and treats. I have three medium to large dogs and they get so excited about their monthly BarkBox that now they think every package that comes to the house is for them. So all my subscription boxes get me surrounded by excited pups that can’t wait to see inside. 😀 The toys are always great and they love playing with fresh toys. Plus, they manage to destroy a toy a month, on average, so it fuels the circle of life. I like when they send bagged treats because I can distribute evenly. Each month they send a large, single serve treat, so I just save those up until everyone can have one. So if there are people out there with multiple dogs, you don’t have to get multiple boxes. It works well for three. I could see it working for four, too…a half bag of treats and a toy to share—the perfect monthly treat!

    • My two share theirs – usually I break the single treat in half – their box has the extra toy and I hope they get the green thing – they do think every single package is a barkbox

  6. Oh, yay! Thanks for doing a small-dog review (I seem to only ever see ones for big dogs).

    I just ended my sub because there are too many treats in there for a 10lb dog. But, I still like knowing what to pick up from the Bark Shop if I see something awesome.

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