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BarkBox Subscription Box Review & Coupon – February 2016

BarkBox Subscription Box Review & Coupon February 2016 - 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). Check out Ragan’s review of last month’s box for large dogs!

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

BarkBox Subscription Box Review & Coupon February 2016 - inside

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

Keep track of your subscriptions –  add BarkBox to your subscription list or wish list!

Check out all my reviews of Barkbox and the Pets Subscription Box Directory!

BarkBox Subscription Box Review & Coupon February 2016 - all items

BarkBox Subscription Box Review & Coupon February 2016 - card

BarkBox Subscription Box Review & Coupon February 2016 - card unfolded

The info card now only lists the ‘Featured Item’. For all of the other items in the box, you have to download their app to find out information.

This month’s theme is Lunar New Year!

Please note, I’m using the values from the app.

BarkBox Subscription Box Review & Coupon February 2016 - duck treats and toy

Small Bites Roasted Duck – Value $6

Surprisingly – these are more expensive on Amazon than the Barkshop. Our dog LOVES these treats. Actually, he’s loved everything from Plato Pet Treats, and we have re-bought past Plato treats. These are definitely on the repeat treat list.

Mini Stretchy the Serpentine – Value $14

The first toy of the month is this soft/hard toy serpentine. If you’ve read my past reviews, you might know that our dog refuses all hard toys. I now know that he also dislike hard/soft toys. The shell of this toy if a thicker, but stretchy, plastic that squeaks.

BarkBox Subscription Box Review & Coupon February 2016 - dumpling toy container and treats container

Chow Chow Mein Treats – Value $9

Liz and I loved the packaging here – they really did a great job with the theme this month. Unfortunately, our dog also dislikes hard treats that aren’t rawhide bones. It sounds like he’s high-maintenance, and he is.

BarkBox Subscription Box Review & Coupon February 2016 - inner treats

Here are the treats inside the container.

Andi’s Famous Plush Dumplings – Value $16

Liz and I agree that this is, by far, the cutest thing we’ve received from any dog box. Buckles is going wild for this toy, it’s his absolute favorite. Inside this soft dumpling container hides 3 little dumplings.

BarkBox Subscription Box Review & Coupon February 2016 - Dumpling toys

And here they are! They are the perfect size for our dog to play with. Each one has a squeaker too!

BarkBox Subscription Box Review & Coupon February 2016 - etta says chew

Etta Says Duck Chew – Value $4

While our dog likes these, a lot, we tend to hide them from him because they don’t seem to stay down once he finishes them.

Verdict: This was my personal favorite BarkBox ever. The toys we cute and fun, the theme was well done, and most importantly – the dog absolutely loves his toys and treats. Our dog is a bit picky, but luckily we have other dogs to gift treats too. It would be nice to see some customization options in the future, though.

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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 | 16 comments

Comments (16)

  1. Andi’s Famous Dumplings is by far the cutest dog toy I have ever seen in my existence of owning doggies. My Yorkie Mix rips the top open and grabs the dumplings one at a time and throws them out of the box. My heart melts. He has chewed through one of the dumplings but the others are still in tack which is impressive because he can normally tear up a toy in a day. Did anyone get the extra toy option with the 3 squeaky dumplings on the rope? That one is his new favorite.

  2. We just got our first barkbox ever this month. I really liked most of the items, but what is interesting is that my box was COMPLETELY different than yours! My theme was “barklyn” (which I only know because I downloaded the app!) We got a couple packages of treats, a squeaky pizza plush, a chew stick, and a coke treat dispensing toy (which is a really big hit!)

    • I think that is the welcome box because it sounds like my first box, too, a couple of months back.

  3. We have the same box as reviewed except we got bamboo dental chews instead duck small bites. I loved, loved, LOVED this box, but our dumplings toy looks to be made out of a different material and it didn’t last five minutes with my westie. Yours looks like fuzzy fleece? Mine is more like twill and the balls inside had all three collapsed almost immediately just from our dog squeaking them. He loved them SO MUCH too. I wish the balls inside had bit just a bit firmer, they were much to thin.

  4. This was our first Bark Box, which I split between two dogs, and they loved their new toys and treats.

    I noticed that you left out the takeout toy above, so I thought I’d contribute a word or two… Kato (our large dog) LOVED this toy. The outside is plush with a crinkly filling and opens up to reveal tough rope “noodles,” which he promptly discovered and made a game of digging out of the “box.” He couldn’t seem to decide between chewing on the ropes and sticking his nose in the crinkly box and shaking it. This was a lot more durable than I expected it to be, and I might have to order a second one, he loved it so much. He still hasn’t managed to tear it up, but that might just be because I swap toys in/out. He’s pulling it out of the toy box as I’m typing this.

    • Whoops! I just noticed you actually got a different toy from the one I got. I didn’t realize it was a dumplings holder and not a noodle holder!

  5. Count me among those who thought this was the cutest Barkbox ever! My medium size pup got a fortune cookie plush and the cutest Chinese New Year themed plush kitty, along with the (always gross to me but beloved by Buddy) trachea chew, a bag of the little rabbit crunchy treats and a bag of bamboo dental chews. It was a 100% win box for our boy. He has toted those toys literally everywhere including the car and my bed each night (kitty has that weird sounding slide whistle sound so kitty doesn’t get to say in bed with us for long). Buddy loved all of the treats though he’s not particularly picky. But anytime they send more than one plush toy it’s a big win for him!

    • We got the same box! Bark box has been on a roll with cute boxes lately. It’s becoming one of my favorite subscriptions.

      • Is it bad that look forward to the box like it will include things for me? Our pup knows which boxes are for him (he inspects all boxes that enter the house; it’s like having a Dept of Agriculture/DEA dog in residence but he’s not searching for illegal fruit or drugs, lol)! And he agrees, Barkbox has been nailing the themes like crazy the last few months!

  6. I love this box! It’s like Kawaii for dogs! … but where’s Buckles?

    • You are right – there is not nearly enough Buckles in this review! 🙂 I’ll try to take a picture of him with the toys and add it today!

  7. omg! cutest. box. EVRRRRRR!!!

  8. Our’s is on the way. I can’t wait to see what they send to our medium-sized Sheltie!

  9. This was the most adorable box ever. We have large dogs and do the extra toy. We got dental chews, Chinese moon cookies, a crunchie chew and the toys-so cute. We got a take out box filled with noodles (rope toy), a sliding monkey on a rope and a medium sized dragon. Perfectly curated. Was thinking about canceling but they sucked me back in with this one!

    • Agree- most adorable box ever! Good job, Barkbox! 🙂

      • That sounds like what I got too. I guess they are not actually sending me the heavy chewer box even though they are supposed to be? Nyx ruined the “noodles” in about five minutes, and yes I did get a picture which you should see in the next week or so… =)

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