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BarkBox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – April 2017

Eric Cadman
ByEric CadmanApr 21, 2017 | 12 comments

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BarkBox
3.6 overall rating
138 Ratings | 76 Reviews

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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 April review of the super chewer box!

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

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Every BarkBox has a theme – this month is ‘New York City’!

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This month featured a few little stickers of this month’s toys, too.

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NYC Roasted Duck Jerky Bites – Value $8

We received two bags of treats this month – both perfect for our dog. The first bag is grain and gluten free duck bites.

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Buckles is a BIG fan of these little bites – and they’re the perfect size for him. They’re 100% grain and gluten free and made with real duck – in the USA – it checks all of the boxes for us.

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Best Treats Ever: Turkey & Duck Strips – Value $7

These treats are made by the BarkBox in-house brand: Bark & Co.

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These are soft treats strips made with turkey and duck. These are 100% farmed and made in the USA, and while it’s not marked, I believe these are gluten-free.

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About 1/3 of a strip was a good size for Buckles – who loves these as well!

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Lady Liberty Ball – Value $8

The first of two toys is design after the Statue of Liberty.

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It’s a spikey ball with a squeaker covered in plush. This is also made by the in-house brand Bark & Co.

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The Bark Post – Value $10

The second toy is fashion after a newspaper. The little news stories are pretty funny too!

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It has numerous squeakers all over to keep your dog busy.

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Buffalo Chew – Value $3

Typically, you’ll always get a chew or rawhide as the last item in the box. This month, we received a Buffalo Chew from Etta Says.

Verdict: Buckles loved this month’s treats so much that it was all he could focus on from the box! Luckily, Penelope was ready to assist with destroying the toys! My values add up to $36 – that’s the kind of value you should expect, it’s always more than what you’ve paid, but never blows you away with value.

What did you think of the April BarkBox?

BarkBox is a reader-favorite monthly subscription box service for dogs (woof!). In each high-quality box, your pupper gets 2 bags of all-natural dog treats made in the U.S. or Canada, 2 innovative toys, and a chew, all inspired by a quirky new monthly theme. Past themes like “Dogsgiving,” “Peanuts,”... read more.
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!

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!
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12 comments

Melissa from BarkBox

Howlooo Eric! Thanks so much for reviewing April’s BarkBox with Buckles – it sounds like the toys and treats were a big hit! This month is all about throwing it back to the good ol’ days, so the pack had a 90’s Throwbark theme and a special BarkBox Throwbark theme. The Poo York City box became one of our fan favorites and we realized you and Buckles never got one, so we wanted to make sure you received one of the best boxes ever!

As a tribute to our company’s roots, the Poo York theme is a throwback to where we got our start: Poo York CIty. What better way to celebrate #ThrowbarkThursday with our most loyal pupstomers than with some nostalgia and our favorite collection of goodies? The Lady Liberty Ball is a big hit with all our pack, including my own pup, Thor! Looks like Buckle ruvs it too, high paw!

We apawlogize for any confusion with this but moving forward, the entire Bark pack will receive the same goodies. We just really wanted to give you the opportunity to experience Poo York and all it has to offer.

Be sure to give Buckles an extra duck treat for us, and thanks for reviewing BarkBox! 🙂

Heather

We received the lady liberty ball too and it’s my dog’s favorite toy right now! We don’t have any others with a quiet, high-pitched squeak like that. We also received a plush takeout container with three plush squeaky dumplings inside! I think it was left over from last month’s Bento & Blossoms, but I’m not complaining since it’s like 4 toys in one. As always, the treats were a hit.

Melissa from BarkBox

Howloo Heather! Apawlogies for the confusion, but Andi’s Plush Dumplings was meant for our Poo York Box! 🙂 This is an ode to the busy life in New York City, as well as our first pawfice. It was directly in Chinatown, and we’re still around that area! We hope your pup ruvs it !

Amy

We received a 90’s themed box this month, with a roller skate toy and a retro phone toy.

I’m pretty sure we received a NYC box in the past though, because I remember that Statue of Liberty ball. One of our dogs was obsessed with that until he finally destroyed it.

Makenzie

I received a 90s themed box for this month. That’s weird that I received a different theme. I really like the box though. It came with a Nintendo controller stuffed toy and a Lisa frank themed unicorn head toy. 🙂

Amy

Yeah, we also received the 90’s box this month. Weird.

Mrs_Puggle

I received the 90’s them box also. It had a retro phone and a roller blade in it.

Kyla

I just want to adopt Buckles!
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Marie

I got the same exact box as you.

JAN LIM

Isn’t this an old box? I think I received this box before as the “welcome box”

Eric Cadman

This was our April box – not sure if there were any variations – it also appears in the app for our account, so it wasn’t sent by mistake or anything.

Starla

Cute “newspaper”. Even cuter Buckles! <3

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