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.
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December 2020 BarkBox "Barkbox x Peanuts" Review
The details behind our items this month were printed inside, on the box lining.
The December 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.
Sometimes, 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.
Marcie's Chicken JerkyTreats, 4 oz
I was a little worried that since both bags were jerky (which is typically tough and hard) that neither of the little seniors would get to enjoy treats this month. Of course, the Barkbox team had me covered. These are actually super soft and you can break them into smaller pieces very easily. Both of my toothless ancient beasts had no trouble chewing (gumming?) these and they loved the flavor.
Two little big fans here.
Sally's Turkey Jerky Treats, 4 oz
These were a little tougher than the chicken ones, but still pretty soft. Tucker is a bigger guy so I let him have a whole treat at once!
Sorry, I just love his tiny little teeth.
Skating Snoopy Toy - Retail Value $10.00
In addition to my dogs obsessing over anything with crinkle, this toy arrived with a loud squeaker and furry ears! Piper loves furry fabrics. It kind of grosses me out because she will just chew it until it's soaked, but, hey, whatever sparks joy. The crinkle filled hat was the biggest draw with this Snoopy, and the little ball on the end drove everyone crazy in the best way.
Seriously, it was low-key terrifying.
Look at this lunge!
Piper ended up the victor and took her Snoopy back to her favorite end of the couch.
Deck the Halls Woodstock Toy - Retail Value $10.00
This toy was a little larger and had a squeaker inside that was more of a deep almost piggy sort of sound. Tucker had the jaw strength to make it squeak and he loved it! There was also a nice bit of crinkle inside, much to everyone's delight.
Tucker seemed really intent on gently nibbling the wreath.
While Charlie loved the furry parts!
(A note on Charles: he is starting to lose mobility in his back legs. His vet is well aware, we have a plan, and he doesn't seem to notice or be in any discomfort. Just a heads up if you notice his back legs in any of these images and are worried. I know many of you love him almost as much as I do!)
Turkey Stick Chew
Of course, the end is always Tucker's favorite! We actually didn't even get home before he gobbled this treat up in the backseat of my car. Luckily I have a stash of these so next time I am pulling an all-nighter and my wingman needs a snack, I have him covered.
Verdict: BarkBox was charming, as usual. I am not even a huge Snoopy fan but I loved this box. The design of the toys will please fans of this classic and their durability and creativity will keep your pups long entertained. I just love Barkbox so much because it makes my old pups play, and if you have older dogs, you know how absolutely wonderful it feels to see them animated and running around like little pups again!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box if you sign up today? No, your first theme will be the January 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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What did you think of the December 2020 BarkBox?