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BarkBox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – July 2016

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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 this 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).

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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

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!

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Buckles invaded my photoshoot multiple times, claiming he’d be the judge of the quality of July’s box.

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Each month comes with a card. They completely moved away from showing any item values on the card. Instead, they’re adding shareable activities and information about re-ordering. I liked when the values were on the card – it felt a lot of transparent.

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This month’s card was a little detachable medallion for use in a social media contest.

On to the goods!


If Buckles’ tail is any indication – he’s ready to give his honest opinion on this month’s BarkBox.

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Playto – Value $8

This little Plato plush was the only soft toy this month. I don’t think this will find its way into Buckles’ Favorite Things – he wasn’t too interested.


This was as raucous as Buckles got with the plush. He was definitely more interested in the treats this review!

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USA Salmon Snacks – Value $6

The first bag of treats were soft Salmon snacks. They’re a really good size for him, a bigger treat, but not too big.


It’s rare that we can capture him while he’s not trying to open the bag with his nose!


These were a quick favorite for him – ready and willing to shake for them.

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Busy Buddy Treat Rings – Value $5

The second and last bag of treats were these chicken flavored treat rings.


You can now see what I mean when I say that he tries to open the bag as soon as possible.


We gave him one to try on its own. He loved them so much that he took it into the grass where no one could steal his precious (chicken) ring.



But, the great thing about these treats is that they partner with the other toy…

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Busy Buddy Bouncy Bone – Value $7

This bone is made to keep your dog busy for a bit. The bone unscrews from the rubber middle allowing you to put the chicken rings between the bone edges and the ball.


Since Buckles refuses any hard toy – I was happy to see him interested in it with the added chicken treats in play.


Not quite sure…


How to get to…


Precious chicken rings.

Spoiler alert: He totally figured it out once he came back inside.

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Half Pig Ear – Value $3

If you’re a fan of Buckles, you might know that we don’t give him these types of chews for dietary reasons. They seem to have become an inclusion in almost every recent box – which is bad for Buckles, but good for another gifted pup.

Verdict: As always, Buckles loves the treats this month. But, this month he wasn’t thrilled with the toys – they will probably both be gifted. If you’re a BarkBox subscriber, your dog thinks that every package is full of glorious treats from themselves – and I love when he’s actually right and he gets his precious BarkBox. Buckles has been loving them for years now, and we’ve got relatives hooked as well! This month wasn’t the best for our dog – but I do love reloading on treats each month (he does too).

What did you think of the July BarkBox? What did your dog receive?


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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 | 8 comments

Comments (8)

  1. I absolutely love to see Buckles! Great review and loved the LOTR reference! Yay, Buckles!

  2. We got the same box, with the exception of the Playto toy, we got a rubber “barkbell” instead. The biggest hit was the busy bone and the ring treats. We haven’t tried the salmon treats yet, but since Annabelle loves salmon, I’m sure she will love them.

  3. Buckles is so cute!!! The pet reviews are all so cute and informative. Monkey the cat is also a super awesome reviewer too. Love it!

  4. BUCKLES!!!!!

  5. Love the BarkBox themes and Buckles is way too cute! (He is my favorite reviewer.)

  6. We get this size box and one of the larger ones. The bone with the treats was a huge hit, there was enough for each of our four dogs to have a go! I thought the Plato toy was beyond adorable, unfortunately he didn’t survive long with our heavy chewers.

    I’m always pretty happy with barkbox, anything that we don’t use for our dogs (i.e. Pig ears) are easy to pass on to other dogs we know.

  7. The Lord of the Ring reference was truly epic!!!! LOL!!!!! Buckles is ADORABLE!!!

    • What she said:)

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