Review: BarkBox Dog Subscription Box (2018)

If you've been thinking about jumping on the subscription box bandwagon, you'll quickly realize that there are a lot of options to choose from. From toys to treats to dog food, there are many different subscription box choices for our canine companions. How does the BarkBox dog subscription box measure up? Let's find out!

Don't know what a subscription for dogs is? We'll, it's pretty simple. You subscribe for a set monthly fee – usually somewhere between $20 and $30 – and you receive a box filled with dog supplies delivered to your doorstep every month.

Obviously, the big draw of these boxes is the convenience. You don't have to go shopping for pet supplies anymore. As I mentioned, you can get a subscription for dog toys, treats, and even high-quality dog food. It all depends on how much you want to spend.

The BarkBox dog subscription box sends a mixture of toys, treats and chews for your pooch every month. Is it right for you and your pet? I've got all the details in this review.

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Review: BarkBox Dog Subscription Box

Bark Box dog subscription box reviewEach month, the BarkBox dog subscription box will contain at least 2 innovative toys, 2 all-natural bags of dog treats, and 1 chew. The only option is currently to subscribe for monthly deliveries, but there are other similar boxes that allow for by-monthly or quarterly deliveries if you desire.

My favorite thing about this dog subscription box from BarkBox is that every month has a different theme. Some of the past themes have been New York City, a safari theme, and one box even had a western theme.

For this reason, I think BarkBox is the best choice for anyone looking to give a dog subscription box as a gift.

While it makes a great gift, you can only customize the BarkBox dog subscription box to your pet's size. Other similar subscription boxes allow pet parents to customize the products they receive depending on their pup's allergies, age, and even flavor preferences.

BarkBox Dog Subscription BoxI received the classic BarkBox. It included two plush toys. I can say that they were well-made and durable for a plush toy, but they were still just that – plush dog toys. If you have an aggressive/power chewer or a dog that enjoys shredding toys, these toys won't hold up more than a few days with your pup.

Thankfully, BarkBox has two other options for dogs that are tough chewers. The heavy chewer box is a FREE upgrade to any subscription, and it includes more durable toys with the same theme. The toys in these boxes are made with stronger materials – like puncture resistant, ballistic-grade nylon and tough rubber.

With the super chewer box, your dog gets heavy-duty chews, all-natural treats, and challenging, strong toys. Plus, if your dog is able to ruin one of the toys, BarkBox will send you another for FREE!

The BarkBox dog subscription box is priced reasonably for the amount of products that you will get every month. It's one of the lower-priced subscription boxes for dogs compared to other boxes that offer the same quantity and quality.

Prices for the classic and heavy chewer boxes are:

  • $29 per month for a 1 month subscription
  • $25 per month for a 6-month subscription
  • $20 per month for a 12-month subscription

You can also throw in an extra toy for your pooch for an additional $9 per month. BarkBox also ships for free to any location in the United States or Canada. The prices for the super chewer box are $39, $34 and $29 for the same subscriptions noted above.

For a closer look at the products that I received in my BarkBox dog subscription box, check out my unboxing video:

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Samantha’s biggest passion in life is spending time with her Boxer dogs. After she rescued her first Boxer in 2004, Samantha fell in love with the breed and has continued to rescue three other Boxers since then. She enjoys hiking and swimming with her Boxers, Maddie and Chloe.