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BarkBox Subscription Box Review + Coupon – March 2020

barkbox dog subscription box review march 2020

BarkBox is a reader-favorite monthly subscription box for dogs.

BarkBox customizes your box to your dog’s size. For reference, this review is for the medium size, which is recommended for dogs 20-50 lbs. We recently changed the size because Tucker, our Standard Poodle, is the most playful pup in the house when it comes to toys.

FYI: Two of my dogs are quite old! Piper (the minpin) has to eat soft food and has trouble with hard treats. Charlie is a pug, and a glutton who will eat LITERALLY anything. They both still really enjoy toys, though it has been years since either of them managed to destroy anything.

If you have a younger pup or just one who needs toys of the rough and tumble variety, I highly recommend trying the Super Chewer subscription (read our reviews to learn more!).

My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

About BarkBox

The Subscription Box: BarkBox

The Cost: $29 a month + free shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.

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: The contiguous US for free, Puerto Rico, Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada for $8

March 2020 BarkBox “Australian Outbark” Review

The details behind our items this month were printed inside, on the box lining.

The February box included 2 toys, 2 bags of treats, and a chew – this is close to what you can expect with your monthly subscription, though it does vary for everyone once in a while.

A lot of these items are marked as ‘Sold Out’ on the BarkBox app – but they have a little ‘As Seen In BarkBox’ section of the BarkShop where you can grab items featured in monthly themes.

 

Included this month was a little card about the Australia theme of this month and how BarkBox is helping the IFAW’s Koala Dog Detection program. BarkBox donated $25,000 to this program and $1 from every new box sold in March. That is pretty awesome!

 

Bonzer Barbie Snags! Treats, 4.5 oz – Retail Value $5.00

These little square treats were on the firmer side, and made of potatoes and bacon! They are the perfect size for training and they are also grain-free.

 

Meat Pie, Mate! Treats, 4.5 oz – Retail Value $5.00

The second bag of treats was more like little strips, but the dogs loved them. They have lamb, potatoes, and honey, and I think Tucker especially appreciated the sweetness since he has the biggest sweet tooth of any of my pets.

 

Crikey Crocodile Toy – Retail Value $10.00

Charlie immediately loved this toy, mainly because of the excessive amount of crinkle! He also took quickly to finding the snack I hid inside (there is a hidden space inside the croc’s mouth) and then running around the living room squeaking it!

His face after I hid the treat inside.

Not exactly how to get it out, but he did catch on quickly.

 

Drongo Platypus – Retail Value $10.00

This toy also has crinkle, squeaked, and TWO hidden toys inside if the dogs ever manage to rip it open. It seemed to be a little more of a Tucker toy than something Charlie would like.

This one felt a little too hard for Charlie to really chew the body, and had no hidden treats so he lost interest in comparison to the croc.

Hey, we tried.

Oh! We have interest.

A very satisfied chewer and a slightly jealous Charlie.

 

Simple Salmon Chew – Retail Value $3.00

As always, this is a secret Tucker treat. He has really grown pretty obsessed with these chew sticks and as long as the little ones are in bed, I love giving them to him!

Verdict: BarkBox is always cute and creative, and this month was no exception! I also loved there was an element of charity. It’s always a nice feeling to know that something that brings you so much enjoyment is also benefiting a good cause. As usual, the dogs loved their toys and treats so much! We have been spending SO much time together that it was nice to have some new exciting toys to toss around the house.

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.

COUPON: Get a free extra month when you sign up for a 6 or 12 month subscription. No coupon needed - just use this link.

Value Breakdown: At $35/month + free shipping for this box, each of the 5 items has an average cost of $7.00.

Check out all of our reviews of BarkBox and our other favorite pet subscription boxes.

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Written by Megan

Megan

I love natural/vegan beauty products, Korean skincare, unique jewelry, and weird candies from far away places. When I am not waiting for my next exciting box you can find me painting or taking photographs of interesting people. I never leave home without pug hair somewhere on my shirt and a bold lipstick on my smile.

Posted in BarkBox Reviews, Pet Subscription Boxes, Subscription Box Reviews, Subscription Boxes for Dogs| Tags: barkbox | 5 comments

Comments (5)

  1. Cute dogs and super cute theme/toys this month! I also loved reading the tag descriptions.

  2. At first I was going to skip the review and then I remember…doggy pics!! Such adorable pups!! Our doggy Meatloaf would love these toys and treats. He loves anything with a squeaker!

    • Oh my gosh I love the name Meatloaf!!

  3. Too cute!!
    What a funny theme – the tags were hilarious to read!
    And of course we all came here for the dog pics and those delivered!! Pet subscriptions are easily my favorite MSA reviews to read because of all the sweet pictures!

    • My faves too Amy <3 thanks for reading!

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