Are you Afraid of the Bark? – Barkbox

The October 2016 Barkbox was appropriately themed – Are you Afraid of the Bark?

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Kayla’s Cauldron – $14.00

This was a tough toy. But it still didn’t take long for Molly to chew through it. You can see a picture of what’s left of it below.

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Bully Stick – $4.00

I don’t remember much about this other than the fact it was very hard and difficult to break into two pieces.

Chick or Treat – $6.00

These treats are made in the USA. They’re grain free and taste like Chicken with Sweet Potato, Cranberries, & Apples.

Skin & Coat Gummies – $10.00

These gummies” are made in the USA with an ingredient called NutriCHIA. They’re good for your dog’s coat and are meant to help with bad breath.

Count Drool Culas Bite – $10.00

This one was very funny to watch Molly play with. Imagine a toddler who just learned how to make duck lips with pringles.

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I was really disappointed in the quality of this item. The “rope” portion was made with really stretchy fabric that Molly destroyed instantly. However, the eyeball is still rolling around our house two months later.

IMG_5191.JPGThis has been Molly’s natural state since we subscribed to BarkBox…she’s always surrounded by a few toys.

**Please note – the pricing in my posts are for large dogs. BarkBox typically sells their toys in three different sizes: small, medium, and large. I opted for large after our first BarkBox because I think that they’re harder to destroy.

If you’re interested in trying out BarkBox please use our referral link!

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September Barkbox

With Molly’s December BarkBox sitting on the floor next to me, I looked at my September post “Molly tries Barkbox” and wondered why I haven’t written one since.

In my first post, I swore that I wasn’t going to buy another BarkBox. Then I found a deal on Groupon for up to 24% off and an extra toy each month. It’s been so many months that I forget what I paid for a 12-month subscription…Yes – it was probably too much to spend on a subscription box for dogs BUT these boxes are a great value and they’re full of toys and natural dog treats for your dogs to enjoy.

I also found the Destroyers Club on their website and when you email them a picture of your dog destroying BarkBox items, you get credits to spend on their website. I believe I have gotten $3, $5, $2, & $8 credits which last 30 days. I’m not sure how they determine the values but I was very excited when we received $8 to spend. I used all of those credits to stockpile presents for Christmas!

September 2016:

This was the second box we received in September. I had to sign up for a subscription using a new account to redeem the Groupon that I purchased. The theme for this month was Cooking. After the first box disappeared in a few days I decided that I would ration when the dogs get to have their toys and treats. Even with a discount – this service isn’t exactly cheap.
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Beef TendersticksĀ – $8.00

Like I said in my previous post – there is no point commenting on how my dogs liked the food portion of their boxes. They will ALWAYS be happy with treats. These all natural treats are made with 100% beef and they’re gluten free.

Orbee-Tuff Strawberry Dog Toy – $14.00

This toy had a weird smell to it and the outside was kind of sticky. Both dogs played with this toy – because there were treats inside. Winnie (the one who doesn’t play with toys) had a really hard time getting the treats out. She had such a hard time that she eventually gave up and Molly ate the rest for her. This toy is also still alive.

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Bacon BeneboneĀ  – $10.00

I was pleasantly surprised that the dogs actually shared this toy. One dog would play with it and when they got bored the other dog would pick it up. No growling or anything. Which is SO WEIRD because Molly refuses to share the plush toys. We just threw it away about a week ago (about 3 months of use) because the dogs were eating chunks of it.

No Grainers Turkey & Sweet Potato Chews – $8.00

These treats are gluten free and made in the USA. They taste like turkey and sweet potatoes.

Peace Sign Rope Toy (Extra Toy Club) – $13.00

This toy is still alive which is amazing in our house. I think overall the “Extra Toy Club” toys are pretty high quality.

Beef Jerky Stick – $4.00

These jerky sticks are made in the USA and come in a 2 pack.

 

**Please note – the pricing in my posts are for large dogs. BarkBox typically sells their toys in three different sizes: small, medium, and large. I opted for large after our first BarkBox because I think that they’re harder to destroy.

If you’re interested in trying BarkBox please follow our link!

Molly tries Barkbox

Lately, I have been trying every subscription box that I can get my hands on. My dog, Molly, hates when the mailman comes! We’ve thought of a bunch of different ways to convince her that the mailman doesn’t want to hurt her. We even let her get onto a UPS truck once and had the driver give her treats and that didn’t help! So I decided to get a subscription box full of stuff just for her!

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I didn’t like the prices for this box so I started to sign up and then just left the web page (when you do this companies will keep sending you deals in your email until you sign up).

They finally sent me an offer to try it once without a subscription at all — so it was time to go for it.

When you sign up you select the size of your dog – small, medium, or large and what subscription package you want.

  • $20/month for 12 months
  • $24/month for 6 months
  • $29/month for 1 month

Then they ask if you want to pay $9 extra dollars a month for premium toys.

The theme for this box was Poo York City (New York City) which I thought was really cute. However, I wish they gave you an option to personalize your box a little better when you sign up. My dog will destroy just about any toy in a few minutes & we do not allow either of our dogs to eat animal chews.

Lady Liberty Ball – Medium $9.00

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When I opened the box, Molly went right for this ball. She loves to destroy plush toys especially when they have a ball inside that she can play with. It took her about five minutes to tear off each of the points and then I took it away so she could finish destroying it another day. It’s been two days since then and she has been searching the house intently for this toy. The moment I gave it back to her she tore it to shreds.

Andi’s Famous Plush Dumplings $16.00

Surprise, I actually have two dogs but only Molly likes to play with toys. What was cool about this toy was that there were two dumplings inside of a plush box. Two dumplings mean that both dogs could have one. If only Winnie cared about destroying plush toys as much as Molly. I really enjoyed watching Molly stuff her head inside of the crinkly box as she tried to get to the dumplings. But once she had it out of the box it was less than a minute until it was in pieces.

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NYC Roasted Duck Jerky Bites $8.00

Obviously, Winnie went straight for this one. I tried to hand her one while taking a picture and her nose went right into the bag. Winnie and Molly rarely turn their noses up at something to eat and this was no exception.

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Best Treats Ever $0.00 ?

I don’t have anything special to say about these – the dogs ate them, enjoyed them, and they’re made in America. They are soft and I break them into a bunch of pieces before I feed them to the dogs.

Trachea $0.00?

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So all in all, I’m pretty disappointed that we received this because I do not let my dogs eat animal chews. Our previous dog loved to chew on the pig ears that you can buy from PetSmart but ended up getting broken up pieces stuck in her nose, throat, and tummy. We didn’t know it but over time these things really hurt her and that’s why we refuse to give them to our dogs now. I contacted Barkbox and they sent me a $5 code plus free shipping to buy something else for our dogs and also offered to send a replacement. We’ll see what happens with that but I was very impressed with how responsive they are.

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Overall, the dogs enjoyed the box but I won’t be subscribing. The box costs too much to receive things that my dogs will destroy instantly.

If you’re interested in giving Barkbox a try, please use Molly’s referral codeĀ WINNIEBARKBOX because she would love to get another box. I am sure we will sign her up again next time I receive a sign-up deal because she really did love it!

If you all would like any more information about this box – please let me know in the comments. I would love to answer any of your questions!

**I’ll update this post with the replace that we receive since Molly wasn’t allowed to have the trachea.***

Updated – We received a tough rubber toy as a replacement (I can’t remember the name of it at the moment) and it’s held up very well. It’s been three months and it is still in one piece.

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