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!)
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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 U.S. for free, Puerto Rico, Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada for $8
November 2020 BarkBox "Dogsgiving" Review
The details behind our items this month were printed inside, on the box lining.
The October 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.
Gobble Gobble Turkey Treats, 4.5 oz - Retail Value $5.00
Heck yeah! Nothing like turkey treats to kick off the holiday spirit. Truthfully, my dogs will eat anything that is a treat (and I caught Charlie trying to eat a rock once) but I love that these feel festive. They are a rectangular thin shape which means they are easily broken into smaller pieces for Piper!
Piper is about 800 years old but she still begs really cute! Charlie would honestly eat anything offered to him.
Turkey and Sweet Potato Jerky Treats, 4 oz - Retail Value $5.00
These were a little tough for my little lady Piper but the boys absolutely loved them. Tucker has a thing for sweet potatoes and he seemed to especially enjoy the jerky texture and chewiness here.
Speaking of cute beggars...
Oven-Barked Turkey Toy - Retail Value $10.00
This toy made me laugh out loud when I saw it. It is a two-piece adventure. The first piece is an incredibly crinkly turkey with a large squeaker inside. It is hollow because it also comes with a can of dog food that you can insert into the turkey. The can is just one GIANT squeaky! Tucker made the best use of the giant can, while the others enjoyed the crinkle factor of the turkey.
This can immediately captured Charlie's attention, mostly because it is super loud and he is into that. Piper was quickly also interested. I had to move it to the couch because Charlie is losing mobility in his back legs and playing on our slick floor isn't ideal for him. (our Ruggable was in the wash!). Piper soon had taken over both the turkey AND the can.
Mashed Puptatoes Toy - Retail Value $10.00
I personally didn't love the design of this toy (and I wasn't even sure of what it was at first) but the dogs LOVED it. I think this is mostly because the crinkle factor is huge here. The entire blue bowl portion is crinkle city. There was also a nice squeakiness here and the plush sherpa-like texture of the potatoes were both hits too.
As a turkey consolation prize, I offered the mashed potatoes to Charlie. He was a fan! All three pups ended up cycling through all the toys until they all fell asleep on the couch.
BARK Chicken Stick Chew - Retail Value $3.00
This is Tucker's fave part of the box since he never has to share it. He enjoyed this one while we were alone in my studio late one night.
Verdict: BarkBox always delivers an adorable November box. I loved the food-themed toys and treats and so did the dogs. The favorite toy was by far the turkey + canned food combo. It was hilarious as well as super playful! The dogs look forward to this box every single month and it makes me really happy too!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your first theme will be the December box!
Value Breakdown: At $35/month + free shipping for this box, each of the 5 items has an average cost of $7.
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