BarkBox for Large Dogs Box Review + Coupon – April 2016
BarkBox is a subscription box for dogs. It’s the most popular dog subscription box. You’ve seen the small dog version, but since they customize based on dog size, we thought you might like to see what you’d get if you have a large dog, so this is a review of the “Big & Bold” box for a 50+ pound dog. (My dog, Nyx, is a Rottweiler who currently weighs about 84 pounds.)
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)
The Subscription Box: BarkBox
The Cost: $29 per month on a month-to-month plan, save with longer subscriptions!
COUPON: Get a free extra month when you sign up for any length subscription with code FREEBIEBOXMSA
Save 10% off any new BarkBox subscription with code ADDICTION.
The Products: Toys, treats, and grooming products selected for your dog based on size (choose “Small and Cute” for 0-20 pounds, “Just Right” for 20-50 pounds, and “Big & Bold” for dogs 50+ pounds).
Ships to: US and Canada
Good to Know: BarkBox offers a heavy chewer option. After you sign up, you can email them to request this. This box is supposedly the heavy chewer option.
Keep Track of your subscriptions: Add this box to your subscription list or wishlist!
The theme this month was “Take Me Out to the Ball Game.” (Baseball is a sore spot with me right now. They are building a new stadium for the Atlanta Braves within walking distance of my office. My commute is going to be terrible next year.) The information card no longer lists all the items in the box but you can look them up online.
The other side of the card, you can punch out and take a picture of your dog through the hole. Only, I don’t even think the hole is big enough for Nyx’s snout…
Bark & Co “The Fire Baller” – Value $12
This is a Barkbox exclusive and the ball part is a great size for larger dogs. Nyx can fit it in her mouth but it’s too big for her to swallow.
Bark & Co “The Yogi Barka Mitt” – Value $16
We got the “stuffing free” version which is great since Nyx likes to destroy toys and pull the stuffing out. She hasn’t had this yet because she only gets to destroy one toy every day or two. But I know she will be thrilled.
House of Pups Triple Cheese Baseball Treats (5.5 oz) – Value $8
These are grain-free and made in the USA. They’re a little soft, like they would be chewy, and they are also free of meat products, so they should be good for dogs with allergies.
Thinkers Duck Stick – Value $3
These are also made in the US and the first two ingredients are duck and brown rice. Duck is a good protein to try if your dog can’t handle chicken. (Unfortunately, Nyx’s luck with duck ran out a year ago. But it is good for many dogs.)
Bixbi Pocket Trainers in Chicken (6 oz) – Value $8
These are grain free and made in the US. They have chia, cranberries, and blueberries for antioxidants. The blueberries and cranberries should also be helpful for dogs with a tendency to get urinary tract infections.
Nyx with the baseball toy. She quickly decided the flames were more interesting than the ball.
I had to take this away when Nyx started eating the flames…
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $47 for this month’s BarkBox (large dog version). That is about average for BarkBox and is considerably above the price of the subscription (and is an even better deal for longer-term subscriptions or if you can get a coupon deal). The treats all appeared to be high quality and everything fit the theme very well. Plus, you just can’t get these toys anywhere else. And I’m happy for the stuffing-free glove toy. This was a pretty good month from BarkBox for us.
What do you think of the April 2016 BarkBox dog subscription box? Do you subscribe to any dog or cat boxes?