Our July Barkbox seemed to take forever to get here! Barkbox is one of the longest standing dog subscription boxes. We have been subscribed for 2+ years. We have enjoyed our boxes, but sometimes find that the sizes of products and toys aren’t well suited for large dogs (this month especially). We have switched to Pet Gift Box and I just reviewed True Drool, which is a box that caters to dogs over 40 pounds. If you want to check out Barkbox, you can get a free month added to your subscription by clicking here.
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outside of box
This box ships on the 15th of the month via DHL/USPS and took a week to get here.
This month’s theme was Circus.
Encore firehose toy
Encore – Firehose Toy – $15
It might not look like it in the picture, but if you watch my unboxing video, you’ll see that this toy is only about the size of my hand. It’s not suited for a large dog at all. The same goes for the next toy. I’ve contacted Barkbox to see if they’ll make this right and I’ll update here when I hear back from them. I’m also supposed to be subscribed to the aggressive chewer box and my dogs could not only swallow both of the toys included here whole, but they could rip them up in 30 seconds. I was not impressed with the toys in the box this month. I would also never pay $15 for this little toy.
BarkMade Circus Elephant
BarkMade – Circus Elephant Toy – $11
Again- this is adorable, but it’s the size of my hand. My dogs are 65 and 80 pounds. This is WAY too small for them. I really hope I got the wrong size box. If not, then Barkbox is really slacking on what size toys they put in their large dog boxes!
BarkMade Chicken Biscuits by Healthy Dogma
inside the container
BarkMade – Chicken Biscuits by Healthy Dogma (5 ounce) – $8
These are a cute shaped heart biscuit and I’m sure my dogs will love them. I do like that they included a lot of meaty treats in this box.
Feel Good Treat Company beef treats
Feel Good Treats – Trail Blazin Beef Bitz (4 ounces) – $8
We tried these and my dogs love them. They have beef liver as the main ingredient, which I like. These are made in Canada.
Butcher’s Block trachea
Butcher’s Block -6″ Beef Trachea – $3
I was happy to see an appropriate size chew in the box. My dogs love trachea!
Barkbox July 2015
The total value of this month’s box is $45. I wouldn’t pay nearly that much for this stuff- I think those small toys are way overpriced. The treats and chew were a hit, but with 2 large dogs, you’ve got to send toys larger than my hand. That’s almost laughable. Because of this, I can’t really recommend Barkbox to owners with large, aggressive chewers, though they have sent large and durable toys in the past. Update: I contacted Barkbox about the small toys and they gave me a $15 credit to use in their shop. I was able to purchase another Bene Bone for my dogs (they love theirs from a previous box).
Head on over to my Pet Subscription Box list to check out what else is out there for large dogs and what coupon codes I can offer my readers to get you started with a new subscription. If you have a small or medium dog who’s docile, this would be a great box.
More about Barkbox: $19/month for annual subscription; $21/month for 6 month subscription; $24/month for 3 month subscription; $29/month for monthly subscription. Barkbox sends 4-6 dog products (treats, toys, bones, dog care) customizable by dog size (small, medium, or large). Barkbox donates a portion of their profits to dog charities and shelters across the country. Discount: Get a FREE box added to any subscription! Click here. Read my Barkbox reviews here.
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