This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BarkBox. All opinions are 100% mine.
Whether you’re looking for a way to make the holidays special for your own furry best friend, or the perfect gift for the dog lover in your life, I’ve found just the thing! This is our BarkBox review and unboxing — we’ll show you what’s inside and everything that makes this more than just a box of toys.
Growing up, I remember my mom used to order dog toys online for our family do. About once a month a box appeared on our doorstep and Riley would push all the other mail out of the way for that box. Somehow he just knew that box was his!
BarkBox is essentially the same concept, but better! Each month a special themed box arrives full of goodies for your canine buddy – and every box is customized just for your pet.
Our BarkBox Review: What’s Inside
At the moment, my own pet family consists of a turtle and a horse, so I enlisted a little help to see the reaction of giving BarkBox as a gift.
My test puppy for this BarkBox review was Waverly, my sister’s rescue dog. As a thank you for her help, Waverly got to keep everything she opened, so she was more than happy to participate. In fact, just like our childhood dog, Waverly knew this box was for her too and couldn’t wait to get inside!
This month’s BarkBox theme is “Dogmas in the City,” so all the toys were holiday themed, like “Norm the Nutcracker” and “It’s a Wonderful Lamp,” inspired by the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Super cute!
Every BarkBox contains the following:
- 2 thoughtfully-designed toys
- 2 bags of treats (These are full-size bags of treats, not just samples!)
- 1 all-natural chew
Bonus — If you’re gifting a BarkBox subscription, you can surprise your recipient with a Double Deluxe BarkBox. That means, in their first BarkBox, they’ll get DOUBLE the number of toys, treats, and chews than a regular BarkBox – that’s FOUR toys, FOUR treats, and TWO chews! It’s a one-time $19 upgrade to make a wow-worthy Christmas gift of two boxes worth of dog goodies, followed by regular BarkBoxes for the rest of the subscription. Click here to give a BarkBox.
Awesome Feature #1 – each BarkBox subscription is customized just for you (and your pup)!
Just like people, every dog is unique! That’s why every BarkBox subscription is tailored to meet the needs of your pet.
If you have a multi-dog home, or your dog has allergies, is an extra-heavy chewer (like ours), or has any other unique needs, the BarkBox team will create the perfect box to your exact specifications.
My sister says that Waverly usually makes quick work of her toys, so we would definitely ask for the “heavy chewer” toys next time. However, we left Waverly unattended with the plush toys for a few hours and when we returned they were all intact. Seems like they’re pretty durable!
Awesome Feature #2 – they only include top-quality toys and treats.
We always skip cheapie toys and stick to reputable sources like BarkBox, because otherwise you have no idea what’s inside those toys!
I also love that all BarkBox treats and chews never contain soy, wheat, or corn and all meat is sourced in the USA and all treats are made in the USA and Canada.
What I’ve learned over the past 30 years with my pet family (dogs, cats, and even a horse) is that animals, like people, do best on a diet that is closest to what they eat in nature — more protein, less fillers. The treats you receive with your BarkBox are things you can feel good about serving your dog. And trust me – they LOVE them!
In fact, in one of our boxes there was a full-sized dried steak as our “chew” for the month. A steak! Now that’s a treat!
Awesome Feature #3 – big bang for your buck
BarkBox subscriptions start at just $20 per month, and each box contains over $40 worth of toys and treats. If you do the math, that’s a great deal!
Bonus — Delivery is always free to ALL of the U.S. and Canada!
Awesome Feature #4 – 100% happiness guaranteed
If for any reason your dog doesn’t love something in their box, simply let the Happy Customer Service team know and they’ll send you something else that your dog will love – free!
That wasn’t an issue in our case – you can tell by the photos that Waverly was one happy dog!