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BarkBox Subscription Box Review + Coupons – August 2017

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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!

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 a month, or $19 a month with a 12-month subscription.

DEAL ENDING: Today is the LAST DAY to get your first box for $5 – details here!

COUPON: Get a free extra month when you sign up for a 6 or 12-month subscription (SUBADDICTION) or $10 Barkshop credit (ADDICTION) any new BarkBox Subscription. Barkshop credit code emailed 3-5 business days after purchase

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!

Every BarkBox has a theme – this month had a Sci-Fi feeling to it: Invasion of the Space Squirrels!

It had a fun little card where you could read speech bubbles with the provided glasses – fun!

They’re also now partnered with Target – so you can grab BarkBox toys at the store!

Bark Side of the Moon Treats – Value $6

There were two bags of threats, like most months, the first was a cheesy flavored bite-size treat.

These little moon bites are really the perfect size and softness for Buckles!

I mean, how cute?!

Not only did he really love these treats, but they’re perfect to have on hand for a small treat.

Here’s a bit more about them from the BarkShop:

Made in the USA without any grain, wheat, corn, or soy, these treats are perfect for any pooch parent who doesn’t want to worry about wacky fillers or artificial preservatives. Made with delicious chicken and natural cheese flavor, these little morsels are as pure and delectable as a certain English frontman’s tousled hair.

Crumps Salmon Snaps – Value $8

Next up – a crunchy little salmon treat.

These are all-natural and allergy friendly – again, perfect for Buckles. Luckily, while they’re crunchy, it wasn’t too difficult for him to eat – so he ended up loving these as well.

A little less patient for the treat this time around!

Here’s a bit more about this treat from the BarkShop:

Ain’t nothing fishy about a dog who loves salmon treats. Especially when they are made in Canada with wild caught pacific salmon and are packed with Omega-3 fatty acids. Feel good about giving your pup a taste of the sea for a treat or snack because these snaps are wheat-free and made without any kooky dyes, fillers, or preservatives. They are just as delicious as the ocean is deep. So bone-chillingly delicious.

Tranquilized Trudy Space Squirrel – Value $8

If a squirrel is every dog’s sworn enemy, then what does that make a 3-eyed space squirrel??

Buckles was on the case to take down any known space squirrels in the vicinity. While he liked both toys this month, the squirrel was his favorite – it’s really fluffy and has a belly squeaker.

Chew F.O. – Value $8

The second toy was also a plush – this time in the form of a spacecraft.

This is another soft toy – he was particularly excited about grabbing the tail of it!

Half Pig Ear – Value $3

BarkBox tends to always include a crew as the final item of the box. Unfortunately for Buckles, he can’t really keep these chew down when he goes to town on it – so we tend to gift these.

Verdict: My values come to around $33 – which is just over the cost of the box – but this is pretty typical for BarkBox. Either way, our dog absolutely loves getting this box and doesn’t seem to care about how much we paid for it 🙂 . They’ve definitely been hitting the nail on the head in terms of treats and toys for Buckles lately, he’s been more into the toys over the past few months than ever before – so it makes us love the box just like he does.

What did you think of the August 2017 BarkBox?

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!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. Is Buckles a morkie? He is just adorable!!!

    • He’s a Cairn Terrier/Poodle mix!

      • He is too cute!!

  2. In that one shot he only had eyes on the prize! lol

    Love me some darling Buckles shots! Keep’em coming!

  3. Omg – that one pic where he’s giving up his little paw for that treat and the look on his cute little face…killing me with too much cuteness!!!

  4. Oh Buckles is just to dog gone cute….I want my own Buckles. I love these pictures of Buckles. He looks like he put on a little bit of weight. He’s so darling. Heheee love him.

  5. It looks like Buckles got a haircut. Like his new dapper look here as he poses for all these shots.

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