Subscription Box Insanity: BarkBox (Jun. ’15)

Meet Wednesday...& Bark Box!

Meet Wednesday…& BarkBox!

In case you were wondering if I was the only one partaking in the subscription box fun, the answer is a resounding no! Meet a beloved member of our little family, my fur-baby Wednesday!

There are a lot of great stories to tell you about Wednesday, and since I have you here as a captive audience, you will likely hear more than your fair share. Suffice it to say that she is a persnickety thing who is also possibly very spoiled. Here is the latest example, courtesy of dog-focused subscription service BarkBox!

(See my other BarkBox reviews here.)

THE DETAILS: BarkBox is for dogs only and allows you to somewhat personalize your monthly boxes based on the size of your pet. So Wednesday’s box is for larger dogs of course. It is normally $29 a month but I decided to get a full year subscription so with a coupon I had, got the boxes for about $17 a month. Not bad if you have a heavy chewer like we do. We’d spend at least that much a month on chewing bones, treats, and toys that die quick deaths so it saves us some time having them delivered to our door. The monthly price includes shipping and the box will ship throughout the U.S. and Canada. From what I can tell, the box is non-refundable though BarkBox will allow you to return a defective item for a replacement.

It’s so funny when a BarkBox comes in to the house because W, with her keen sense of smell, knows it’s something good and is all wagging stubby tale and doggy smiles!

First Look

First Look

Here’s the first look. BarkBox usually includes a fun card stating the theme (June  is Space/Summer Space Camp.) On the opposite side, a list of the items in the box and their codes are available for quick re-order.  I’ve never used this service, which involves texting in with the reorder code, so if any of you have, let me know how it is? By the way, I believe nearly all of the items BarkBox sends are made in the U.S.

West Paw Tizzi

West Paw Tizzi

First out of the box is a rubbery, plastic toy by West Paw Tizzi. It sort of looks like a rocket ship, no? Sadly, probably because they are more durable, she doesn’t tend to like these kinds of toys. But we’ll give it a try. It retails for $17.95.

BarkMade Space Rover Bandanna

BarkMade Space Rover Bandana

Next up is this really cute BarkMade Space Rover Bandana. It’s been awhile since we’ve forced W into animal clothing. Now’s the time! The large size retails for $7.

BarkMade Flying Saucer

BarkMade Flying Saucer

This is super cool! I will be tucking it away so that we can give it to her for a special occasion and hope that it can last for a bit. It is from BarkBox’s own brand; BarkMade Flying Saucer. The larger size retails for $12.

Barkworthies Lamb Lung

Barkworthies Lamb Lung

Last up is a package of Barkworthies Lamb Lung. This doesn’t sound too appealing to me but if it means that there wasn’t waste in producing food for human/pet consumption then I guess I’m on board. This size has a retail value of about $4.95.

W modeling her new gear.

W modeling her new gear.

W is thrilled with her new items; as you can see clearly from this photo! -smile- By my calculation, the total dollar value comes to about $41.90. That’s 2.5 times what I paid,  and more than full price so I’d say it’s there for us as well. Two paws up for BarkBox!


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