BarkBox August Review

  • By Stephanie
  • August 22, 2013
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Derby loved this month's BarkBox

Derby loved this month’s BarkBox

BarkBox sent out coupon codes to give three of your friends a chance to try BarkBox for free.  I gave the code to my mom, neighbor and sister.  My mom and neighbor got there boxes but my sister never did.  My mom and neighbor both signed up for the medium box and my sister the large.  I always got the small boxes so I was curious to see what the difference would be and reviewed my mom’s box.  The only difference I could see in the boxes was the size of toy.  Derby loved this box, and tried to get in every picture I took.  Very unlike her, so she must really have liked the box!

August BarkBox-Medium

August BarkBox-Medium

It came in the mail on Tuesday after saying it was shipped out on the 14th.  The last tracking the USPS had was it was in New Jersey and never left, then showed up Tuesday.  How did that happen?  Good old USPS keeps track of their packages really well, no wonder mail always gets lost.

The Box

The Box

First Look

First Look

This month’s box theme is Dogs & Water=Love or Loathe?  Pools, lakes, and puddles seem to elicit a wide range of reactions from dogs.  Many dive headfirst into the nearest body of water, some daintily trot past.  Others steer as clear as their four paws can take them.  Regardless of your pup’s preference, they’ll appreciate this month’s box inspired by the deep blue sea.  I loved that the back of the information card gave some information on each of the companies.  Here is what was included in the box:

Information Card-Front Side

Information Card-Front Side

Information Card-Back Side

Information Card-Back Side

Aussie Floatie “Dolphin” ($11.99) – Floaties are sure to delight! Made with a tennis ball, rope, and squeakers, these aquatic animals have been transformed into a floating, retrieving toy.  These toys according to the tag are stuffing free, no mess, 18” long made from thick neoprene, floats on water, tennis ball and rope inside, and easy to throw and retrieve.  This toy is rated as ideal for medium to high chewers.  PJ had this thing torn apart in about 10 minutes.  She loved playing with it, even tug of war with Derby.  This toy was anything but mess free.  I have shredded rope all over my living room along with chewed up squeakers.  PJ is not a big chewer but enjoyed this toy the minute he got it and carries around the empty dolphin carcass.

Aussie Naturals Dolphin-with Derby's paws

Aussie Naturals Floatie Dolphin-with Derby’s paws

PJ & Derby the minute  I gave them the new toy!

PJ & Derby the minute I gave them the new toy!

The Honest Company ice pups A Make-At-Home cool treat for sunny days for dogs and cats ($.99) – Homemade treats that are versatile enough for summer and winter.  Pups are a grain-free, salt-free mix that can be frozen in an ice tray to beat the heat, or blended with hot water to make a comforting broth.  Ingredients include: dehydrated chicken, turkey, whey, dandelion, asparagus, watercress, honey and parsley.  (Great now I am going to have to smell dog asparagus farts, Awesome!)  I think this will make a great frozen treat for the dogs.  I mixed it with water and froze it in the plastic dog paw dish we got last month.  PJ loved it (he loves to eat ice).

The Honest Kitchen-Ice Pups

The Honest Kitchen-Ice Pups

The Honest Kitchen Steamy Pups

The Honest Kitchen-Steamy Ice Pups

Primal Pet Freeze Dried Liver Munchies Wholesome snacks for dogs & cats-Turkey 2 oz. ($6.99) – Another single source protein.  Primal Pet liver munchies are made from 100% turkey liver.  Sourced and made in the United States without antibiotics or added hormones, these treats are also grain-free, salt-free, and sugar free.  I think it is awesome a treat I can give to Neezer when I am giving a treat to the dogs.  He is going to feel so spoiled. (A couple warnings on the bag, always wash hands after touching and keep away from children.  Better keep these away from S.)

Primal Pet Freeze Dried Liver Munchies-Turkey, with Derby sniffing the bag

Primal Pet Freeze Dried Liver Munchies-Turkey, with Derby sniffing the bag

Plato Natural Duck Strips-Wise treats for dogs 6 oz. ($7.05)–Duck is a favorite especially for those with allergies.  Plato’s recipe for scrumptious treats is American duck and brown rice.  They break into nice little pieces for training, but our pups are happiest when they get an entire piece.  This reminded me of a jerky for dogs.  Were they tough like jerky, no, they just had the look of it.  The dogs were happy with the treats.

Plato Natural Duck Strips

Plato Natural Duck Strips

Barkworthies Bully Flakes Food Topper 4 oz. ($5.14)-Got a picky pup that won’t eat dinner?  Bully flakes-made with 100% ground bully sticks, may help convince your finicky dog to finish his meal.  Sprinkle over kibble or wet food and let the feasting begin.  Eating has never been an issue in our house, so I will be giving this to my mom’s dog because he is quite the picky eater about what he eats, where he eats, and how he will eat it.  Oh, Mr. Sparkles is a picky eater!

Barkworthies Bully Flakes Food Topper-with Derby's nose

Barkworthies Bully Flakes Food Topper-with Derby’s nose

Derby kept trying to get in all the pictures.  She loved the smell of all the treats.

Derby kept trying to get in all the pictures. She loved the smell of all the treats.

All totaled this box came to $32.16.  Seeing as how this box was free, I definitely got my money’s worth (Joking!!).  If you sign up for a 6-month subscription it is only $18/month so this box is totally worth it.  If you’re interested in subscribing to BarkBox or learning more just click here!  If you buy a box through my link you get $5 off your first box and I get one free!  Help my doggies continue to get more treats.

Disclosure:  This post contains referral links.  All my thoughts and opinions are my own!

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Disclaimer: I have never claimed to be any great writer. So any mistakes that are made are my fault. Sometimes I mix up names B, S, and P, but I think you can figure out who I am talking about. If you find any grammatical errors just fix it in your mind so it sounds right.
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