August Barkbox Review
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Since it was National Dog Day yesterday, I thought today would be a good day to let Rosie pop onto the blog and share with you what she got in her BarkBox this month!
If you haven’t heard of BarkBox, it is a mail subscription service for your dog. I was a little skeptical about it at first because it is a little pricy ($29.00 a month) but Taylor wrote raving reviews about it on her blog and so I figured I would give it a try back in June. Rosie and I have not regretted it since getting our first box. Barkbox sends us a box FULL of treats and toys that are high quality. The treats are full of natural ingredients that I would never hesitate about giving to Rosie and she has yet to destroy a toy that has come in her box (and that is saying something huge because she is the queen of ripping toys apart). If you follow me on snapchat (cwhit145) you’ll have seen her playing with her Silly Bum yesterday! Yes, my friends, Rosie’s Silly Bum has lasted us 3 whole months! THIS IS A RECORD! Anyway, paying the $29.00 a month has become totally worth it to me because I’m getting healthy treats and durable, high quality toys that Rosie loves and cannot destroy. If I was to go to PetSmart and buy healthy treats and toys, I would be paying twice as much and have stuffing all over my home within weeks.
In this month’s Barkbox, Rosie got the following things:
Steer Stick ($3.00): After pulling her new toys out, Rosie immediate went back to her box and tried to pull her bully stick out. I had to pull the plastic off around it while she waited impatiently, and then she promptly gobbled this down within 10 minutes. So, it didn’t last us very long, but she loved it, so I’m not complaining too much.
True Dogs LLC Coke Can ($11.00): This toy has a very similar idea to a Kong; it’s made of a similar rubbery material and is hollow so you can stuff treats and kibble into it and make it a puzzle toy. I cannot express to you enough how much Rosie (and I) love puzzle toys. I have been stuffing her coke can with her kibble in the morning and she has to knock it around the kitchen with her nose to get it out and eat it. It takes her twice as long to eat her breakfast, makes it engaging and works her brain. After she gets all the kibble out, she’s wiped and takes a long nap. I also love it because it has helped her be able to communicate me when she’s hungry. She’ll bring out her coke can toy to wherever I am and drop it at my feet. Adorable? Yes! And I love that she can actually communicate with me! This toy is AWESOME!
Pretzel Toy ($15.00): I was a little worried that Rosie wasn’t going to be excited about this toy since she pulled it out of her box and then ignored it for the rest of the day. However, the next morning, this was the first toy she pulled out of her toy box and she constantly has been going back to it when she wants to play tug. It’s durable and adorable; I love seeing her trot around with a toy pretzel hanging out of her mouth!
Wagatha’s Maple Bacon Dog Treats ($8.00) – When I opened this package, I was immediately blown away by how delicious these smelled! I wanted to eat one! The ingredients used to make these are organic barley, bacon, maple cyrup and cinnamon…all real ingredients perfect for Rosie’s belly! She normally doesn’t like hard treats like this, but if I break these in-half, she will eat them no problem.
Dogma Bacon Barkers ($8.00) – Again, you know that these treats are high quality when you open them up and immediately want to try them yourself. These smell SO good and Rosie promptly gobbled them up when offered to her.
Our BarkBox retailed for $45.00, so there was some definite savings in there. BarkBox has yet to disappoint us and it has been so worth it to me to spoil my pup with high quality treats and toys that actually saves me money in the long run. If you have a special pup in your life that would enjoy getting a BarkBox, use the code ROSIELYNN to get a free month added to your subscription! I do not think you will regret it.
Do you have a pup in your life? Have you tried BarkBox? What subscription boxes are you totally happy with?