It’s been a minute since our last post. Sorry about that. It’s been a crazy few months with COVID, and we’re just getting back into the groove. We hope all of you are staying healthy and safe during this time.
We have a fun line-up of posts, so stay tuned over the next few weeks. We promise these products and services will make quarantining 24-7 a little more tolerable.
Today, let’s talk about how we can keep our pups more entertained. We live in a dense condo community. After going into lockdown mode, we only leave the condo to take the pups out for quick potty breaks. Once they’re done with their business, we immediately go back inside. No more walks or dog parks. Let’s just say life got boring for them real fast.
Thankfully, Barkbox brought a lot of excitement back into the house. As you may know, Barkbox is a monthly subscription box that sends dog toys and treats to your doorstep. We’re not sure why we waited so long to sign up, but we’re so glad we finally did. We’re excited to finally write our Barkbox review. Here’s what we love about it.
High-quality, interesting toys
We’ve been really impressed with the quality of the toys. First, they are durable. We have a 1-year old pup, and let’s just say that she can destroy a typical toy in less than a minute. We’ve found that the Barkbox toys last a lot longer, even after some intense tug-of-war between the 1-year old and our 10-year old. Second, the toys are unique. One was a ‘toy within a toy,’ with the outside being a durable fabric, and as the pups chewed through the fabric, a ball was stuffed inside. When our youngest pup found this unexpected, extra toy, her eyes lit up and they began parading it through the house. We’ve also found many layered toys, held together by velcro that the pups really enjoy pulling apart. It’s clear that the Barkbox team takes toy design seriously and takes pride in delivering exciting toys that will bring your dog joy.
Each box comes with at least 2 bags of treats, and our pups go crazy over them. To be honest, some have looked and smelled so good, we’ve been tempted to try them, but we digress. Flavors have included chicken parmesan bites, succulent pork cuts, and peanut butter cookies with blueberries and vanilla. Tell us that last one doesn’t sound absolutely tempting and delicious.
Each box has a unique theme. So far, we’ve had a Scooby-movie themed box with a stuffed Scooby and Mystery Time Machine; a ‘Frenchies in Paris’ box with a stuffed bottle of ‘Cabernet Slobberon’ and a pull-apart brie cheese; and an Australian Outbark box with a stuffed kangaroo (with a treat pocket!), koala, and crinkly lizard. Of course, each box comes with treats that also match the themes.
Try it out!
Barkbox offers a variety of subscription plans, including 1-, 6-, and 12-month memberships. The longer memberships come with better monthly pricing. A 1-month subscription, for example, costs $35 per box, while a 12-month membership works out to $22 per box.
If you found this review helpful and end up trying a 6-month or 12-month membership, please use our Barkbox referral link, and we’ll get a small perk — plus you’ll be making our sweet dogs even happier :-)!