BarkBox Subscription Box Review + First Box For $5 – August 2018
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 most recent 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.
The Products: Toys, treats, and grooming products perfect for your dog based on their size.
Ships to: US and Canada
August 2018 Barkbox Review
The August BarkBox featured a few animal toys along with new treats from BarkBox!
It includes an information card. These typically highlight a few items – some which you may or may not have received.
Let’s dig in!
Our first toy was an Anteaters. It’s a two-in-one toy – like a lot of BarkBox toys these days.
Pull on Anita’s tail to capture the bug and start your tug of war!
It’s made of t-shirt rope and the plush has a squeaker and a crinkly tail.
Buckles went to the box and tore this out while we were setting up photos! He absolutely went crazy for it!
Three-toed Monte – Value $10
The second toy is a furry blue sloth. It’s loaded with a squeaker belly and head – and crinkly limbs!
It’s really soft and a good size for our small 15-pound dog.
Again – he had a BLAST! He was really into his dog box photos this month – and he’s still loving these toys every day in the office.
Bark of the Wild Trout and Vegetable Blend – Value $8-12?
Both treats come from BarkBox’s Bark of the Wild brand this month. The first we tried is a trout and veggie blend treat.
These are wheat, soy, and corn free treats – and they’re soft and chewy. Pretty much the perfect combo for our dog.
It was no surprise that he LOVES these treats.
Bark of the Wild Pork and Vegetable Blend – Value $8-12?
All of the same attributes apply to the second bag of treats – except this time, the flavor is pork instead of trout.
I think he favored the pork flavor just a bit more than the trout – but still, happy to munch on either.
Dozers Dental Chews – Value $3-4?
The final item in the box is a frog-shaped dental chew from Dozers. I was pretty hesitant to have Buckles try this one because he typically shies away from hard chews…but he was really insistent on trying!
He wouldn’t let go! He finished this entire thing before the end of the day. This is probably a repurchase for us since we’re always trying to get him to eat a treat that will help his teeth.
Verdict: This was the best BarkBox for our dog, yet. Not only did he go wild for both toys and both treats – but his favorite item was the frog chew – and he never goes for the chew. Huge win for us this month!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? Customer care let us know that your first box will now always be either their Welcome Box or the current month’s box, followed by the normal schedule the following month.
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!
What did you think of the August 2018 BarkBox?