Behold, the return of the Ice Age! This month's BarkBox is full of winter fun. I'd like to partake in some winter fun for once; the extent of my snow experience involves making a 1' tall snowman out of old semi-slushy snow on the side of the road on the way to Mt. Charleston. And that only happened because I insisted the driver pull over so I could tell everybody back home that I got to play in snow. As far as witnessing a snowfall - that's still on my to-do list. Deprived child here.
What: BarkBox is a subscription box for dogs filled with 4-6 treat, toy, and hygiene items. Boxes are curated according to your dog's size. This review is for a medium-dog box.
When: Ships monthly on the 15th
Cost: $18-$29 per month depending on the length of your subscription
Fun Fact: 10% of proceeds from each Barkbox goes to rescue groups! This month Barkbox is donating to the Bark-N-Rest Retirement Center.
Sorry I'm missing the usual info card photo. I was full of mixed feelings (you'll see why later) and snapping the card totally slipped my mind.
And just as I expected, the dogs LOVE IT. All caps, because that's how much they dig these little magical wafers (though it was kind of bland for my tastes). Plus these are also a Barkbox exclusive! Pebbles loved it so much she even played dead for it. Well, as much as she could with her brother sitting right there blocking her, anyway.
|Lumpy bumpy Stix|
Heartland Premium The Dynamo Bone (Value: $4) - I need to get more of these types of chews. Femur, larynx, knuckles. You know, the gross ones. These are the only kind that can keep my dogs out of my hair for more than 15 minutes at a time. Plus I'm 110% sure they prefer bones and connective tissue over normal dog treats. This is a chunk of beef femur from Nebraska. It's not totally hollow, but I'm not so sure if that's marrow in there. Welp, I guess only the dogs will know because this is one thing I will not try.
Lately BarkBox has been pretty consistent in giving two toys per month. I can't complain because Pebbles wrecks toys just as fast so we're pretty much breaking even in the toy department. I think one of the reasons they're focusing more on dog toys is because customers used to remark that the boxes were pretty treat heavy. I agreed back then and welcomed the increase in toys, but now I want treats! Pebbles is a living garbage disposal and will polish off a bag of treats in 1/4 the time it takes Macho to finish one. Several months ago we had 15 extra bags of treats in the pantry. Now we're down to 2. Looks like I'll have to make my first dog treat purchase in over a year!
As far as box curation, BarkBox always does a pretty good job of sticking to the theme. Even the Off-Leash Stix fits because they look like tree branches in the winter. Not totally sure what's ice age-y about the beef femur but my dogs don't discriminate when it comes to chews. If you want to share in the surprise of opening a box of dog goodies for your furball each month, click here to start a subscription with BarkBox and get a ton of puppy kisses in return!
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