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.
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The Subscription Box: BarkBox
The Cost: $29 a month + free shipping. Save with longer subscriptions.
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.
Value Breakdown: At $35/month + free shipping for this box, each of the 5 items has an average cost of $7.00.
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What did you think of the March 2020 BarkBox?