My October BarkBox could not have come at a better time. We just ran out of Maddie’s favorite treats, so I was very glad to get my box and try out a couple new ones.
BarkBox is $29/month if you do the month-to-month plan, but it goes down to only $18/month if you sign up for the whole year! We sprung for the whole year since it was such a great deal! You can use my link for 10% off any subscription. And if you use my link, they’ll donate a free box to the Bark-N-Rest Retirement Center! It’s a great cause and I’m pleased that BarkBox gives back to the doggie community!
We get the “Big and Bold” box (for dogs weighing more than 50 lbs) because Maddie is right at the cut-off between medium and large. She’s about 47 lbs but since she’s so active and is so talented at destroying toys (seriously, it’s impressive) it’s always best to size up for her.
This month, BarkBox is implementing something they call “Scout’s Honor.” If your dog doesn’t love an item in the box, just email them at firstname.lastname@example.org, and they will send you a replacement item better suited for your dog or give you credit of equal value to shop at barkshop.com. Totally amazing customer service!
Max & Ruffy’s Pumpkin Patch Bites | $2.26
I love the Halloween theme for this box. So cute! Considering how everything seems to be “pumpkin spice” flavored around this time of year, it’s only fitting that Maddie should get some pumpkin spice treats of her own! It’s made with organic GMO-free ingredients, and the entire ingredients list only has 7 things on it (all totally wholesome stuff, like organic olive oil).
Baker’s Best Autumn Harvest Treats | $5.02 (approx)
Canadian-made goat liver dog treats! These also have a very short ingredient list, which I love. I’m also digging the Fall themed treats for dogs! It makes me excited for their December box.
Heartland Premium Weasand Strips | $2.00
This beef chew is made from 100% cow gullet, and all their products are made in Nebraska. Those are pretty much my only 2 criteria for dog chew treats (100% meat and made in the USA) so this passes the test. You can never have too many chews!
Squeeki Skull Dog Toy | $8.00
So this is a LOUD toy. Great for Maddie, not so great for me. After listening to an intense 15 minutes of squeaking (pass the aspirin, please), the skull was torn apart and no longer squeaks. It’s probably for the better.
Mummy Squeaker Mat | $15.00
This was my favorite item (and I suspect Maddie’s favorite) in the box. It’s really big, and there are 16 individual squeakers inside. There’s also that crinkly material stuffed in there, so it crinkles when stepped on. It’s practically Maddie’s dream toy: super big so she can drag it around and sleep on it, soft and cuddly, and lots of squeakers! And it’s great for me since there’s no stuffing to clean up afterwards.
Overall value for this box: $32.28. I paid about $17 for it, and I probably would have paid that amount for just the mummy mat toy in a regular pet store. It’s not an insanely good value like a POPSUGAR box, but it definitely saves me money in the long run. Plus I love the convenience of having treats and toys delivered right to my door! It saves me a trip or two to the store. I also get to discover new brands, and I’m seriously loving the curation each month. They have such adorable themes! Can’t wait to see what’s in the November box.