Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Barkbox Small Dog Box Review April 2016 Plus Free Box Offer

While there are many different subscription boxes for your pets, Barkbox is probably the most prominent. Every month you'll get toys and treats selected especially for your dogs size. It's been one of my favorite boxes for the time it saves me in trips to the pet store and because of the constant entertainment new toys provide for busy dog brains. Plus I always have a great store of treats on hand.

The Cost: $29/month

What You Get: Every month you will receive a box in the mail with four or more carefully selected products and presents for your dog – anything from toys, bones and all-natural treats to hygiene products and innovative new gadgets!

Sojos Simply Wild Free-Range Wild Boar Treats- Sojos is a well-respected brand and I'm definitely pleased to see it in Barkbox. If you feed your dogs a RAW diet, you are probably familiar with them. These are made of raw, natural USDA certified wild boar. These are high in protein, low in fat and freeze-dried to lock in the natural enzymes, vitamins and minerals. I will happily give these treats to the boys with no worries. When they were puppies and in training classes, freeze dried liver was my "high value" treat. They will both do anything for freeze dried treats now.
Value: $6

Nootie Barklyn Doggers Peanut Butter Treats- If you're really conscious of where your dog treats come from, it may not make you happy to know that this does not specifically say on the bag that these are made in the US. There is a flag but no verbiage unless you're looking on the Barkbox website. Otherwise, these are grain free treats made with peanut butter and chicken. I always have to pay attention to the ingredients because Dexter can't digest chicken. It's hard because it seems to be in nearly EVERYTHING no matter what "flavor" it is called. Which is another reason I love that the Sojos is made from a single source protein.
Value: $6

Butcher's Block Beef Jerky Pretzel- Made from pure USA beef muscle, these make great treats for mild to moderate chewers. I have rat terriers and they are chewing machines so this didn't last long. I'm pretty sure Dexter was very happy to eat it, though.
Value: $2
Delca Corp. Think Dog Fire Baller- This was an immediate hit with Bugsy. He's a big fan of balls but this one had the added griptasticness of a flame. I actually appreciate that, too, because it means there's a possibility of not getting completely gross with dog slobber every time I pick it up to throw it for him. The other great thing about this toy is that once the nylon cover gets chewed off, there's still a spiky rubber ball under there. So far neither dog has been able to destroy a ThinkDog spiky ball. That's a miracle!
Value: $10

Barkbox Yogi Barka Mitt- This is a flat piece of faux suede with a squeaker. It was immediately de-squeaked but I found Dexter chewing on the mitt itself yesterday. He's really picky with toys so I'm always glad when one shows up that he'll play with.
Value: $7

VERDICT: I know I've said it before but it really is a big deal to me-- These boxes are fun because I would never find or choose these toys for my dogs. I didn't realize that I was being so one-sided in my toy choices when I shopped for them myself. Now I know there are SO many kinds of toys that each dog prefers and will either baby or destroy. Honestly, I have some toys from Barkbox that have been ridiculously well-loved and are still in rotation to this day because one of the dogs loves it so much. I started teaching Bugsy the names of each of his toys, too, and was shocked at how many he can remember and how quickly he learns which is which. I'm so glad that I decided to get Barkbox because they keep my dogs active and stimulated with new toys and toy types every month. It's been great! I just wish I'd known about them sooner. :)

If you would like to spoil your dog with a Barkbox, you can do that here. You can use my referral link and get a FREE box added to your subscription.

If you use Ebates, make sure to activate it and get your $3 cashback, too. If you don't use Ebates and you shop online a lot, I highly recommend them as a cashback site. Seriously. I'm sad I didn't know about them years ago.

*referral/affiliate links were used in this post.

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