Subscription Box Insanity: BarkBox vs. Petbox (Nov. ’14)

W doing some product testing.

W doing some product testing.

In case you are tuning in for the first time, let me introduce Wednesday, my slightly spoiled fur-baby who is, in reality, a four-year-old Doberman Pinscher. She is beloved, that’s for sure!

To prove it, I’m putting her two (two?!) subscription boxes- BarkBox and Petbox– head to head to see if a clear winner will emerge. (Though who am I kidding? She will probably continue to get both. -sigh-)

Last month I also reviewed a special, limited edition Petbox that I ordered on its own because it supported the movement against domestic violence and abuse. Buy with purpose, my friends!

I’ll also note that the original Petbox subscription was only for three months. So this is the second box and a third and final one should be coming in December, at which point I’ll probably decide if I’m going to keep it.

Hello November showdown!

See my other Petbox reviews here and my other BarkBox reviews here.
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#PurpleYourPet: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Wednesday stands in solidarity: Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Wednesday stands in solidarity: #PurpleYourPet

Pets are often beloved members of a family. They love so unconditionally and can be a bright spot in hard times.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and in solidarity with Live Your Dream.org, the subscription box company Petbox, teamed up to put together a special box from which some of the proceeds would be donated to help women and girls live their dreams, including survivors of violence.

Each box contained a purple bandanna, and pet owners were asked to snap a photo of their pet and post it to Twitter and Facebook with hashtags: #PurpleYourPet, #DVAM and tagging PetBox and Live Your Dream. The goal was to raise both funds and awareness.

Domestic violence affects partners of both gender, children, and pets, too. Abuse of a pet is often one of the first signs of the abusive nature someone has.

As well, some victims of abuse may not leave an abusive relationship because they often can’t take their beloved pet with them to a shelter. Or are worried about what will happen to that animal if they leave.

There has been a lot of news items discussing the nature of high profile instances of domestic violence in the professional sports world. However, more often than not silence is a hallmark of those suffering through domestic violence and abuse. Wednesday and I hope that we can do our part to be a voice and resource for those who currently are too afraid or in danger to speak up, or may someday find themselves faced with this situation.

If you would like to take action to help those in harm’s way, please visit this site and click on “Take Action” to learn more.

Thank you, dear readers, for tuning in!

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Subscription Box Insanity: BarkBox vs. Petbox (Oct. ’14)

W doing some product testing.

W doing some product testing.

In case you are tuning in for the first time, let me introduce Wednesday, my slightly spoiled fur-baby who is, in reality, a four-year-old Doberman Pinscher. She is beloved, that’s for sure!

To prove it, I’m putting her two (two?!) subscription boxes- BarkBox and Petbox– head to head to see if a clear winner will emerge. (Though who am I kidding? She will probably continue to get both. -sigh-)

I will actually also be reviewing a special, limited edition Petbox that I ordered on its own, later this month. So stay tuned for some doggy goodness that is also doing good for a cause I really believe in. #spoileralert

On to the show!

See my other Petbox reviews here and my other BarkBox reviews here.

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Subscription Box Insanity: BarkBox (Sep. ’14)

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!

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