I was surprised how early I got this month’s BarkBox, but I was happy to receive it as early as I did. Last month I got it a few days before Christmas. Mirya my Shiba Inu was excited too as you will find out if you keep reading this post! If you don’t know what BarkBox is, I suggest you check out my introductory post. You can find it here.
Mirya and her BarkBox
Poor Molly Kitty is jealous and wishes she had a box of her own. I did tweet BarkBox and said they should start a, “MeowBox.” They tweeted back and and sent me a photo of a cat in an empty BarkBox and said Empty BarkBox + Kitty = MeowBox. I thought that it was super cute that they tweeted me back. Molly does love her empty boxes!
Something smells good in here….
Mirya getting excited!!!
There is something good smelling in this corner….
I must get it….
ITEM #1 BARKWORTHIES
“Made with 100% beef, Barkworthies bully sticks are a BarkBox subscriber favorite. Pups find them both-lasting and delicious! No chemical or preservatives are used, making them a clear winner over other chews like rawhide.” (Description from the card included in the box) You can find more information on the company Barkworthies by clicking here. The link for the product itself will be below when I talk about pricing.
The item that had Mirya’s nose sniffing away…
Mirya checking out the bully stick…
I think I will steal this….
…and run under the table…
…they can’t take it away from me here….muhahaha…
Mirya’s review: Loved it!
A Human’s Review: Made her have really bad gas! Or maybe it was my boyfriend..lol Jk! No she did have really bad gas that night after I gave it to her. I only let her have it for a little bit so there is a lot left. I was weary about giving this to her, because I haven’t ever given her one. She has only had puppy food and treats. I guess she has had a taste of the human food world too. My boyfriend introduced her to string cheese and now she begs when we have human food! Naughty boyfriend!
ITEM #2 NOOTIE NO GRAINERS
“A chewy, delectable treat! Yumzies are grain, wheat, corn, and soy free, and an absolute favorite of BarkBox Hugo, the happy Great Dane. The soft texture is perfect for pups with sensitive teeth. we dare your dogs to resist a sniff, let alone eating the entire bag!” (Description from the card included in the box) You can find more information on the company Nootie at their website by clicking here. The link for the product itself will be below when I talk about pricing.
Mirya’s Rewiew: Loved them! One wasn’t enough!
A Human’s Review: Love that they’re grain free, made in the USA, and healthy. Mirya ate them right up. They’re perfect for a quick small treat. They’re also great for training purposes because they can be broken easily into parts.
ITEM #3 SIMPLY FIDO MONKEY TOY
“Made with organic cotton, AZO-free dyes, and a lot of love for puppies and Mother Nature, Oscar the stuffing-free monkey from Simple Fido is perfect for our lil canines. The crinkle material is sure to delight them during play, but we wouldn’t be surprised if they fell asleep on Oscar’s belly during naptime.” (Description from the card included in the box) You can find more information on the company Simply Fido by clicking here. The link for the product itself will be below when I talk about pricing.
Mirya’s Review: Chomp chomp chomp! It makes a fun sound! Toss toy! Pick back up Crinkle…crinkle..crinkle!
A Human’s Review: Mirya loves the sound of this toy. It is nice because it is high quality and organic. She loves it!!
ITEM #4 LEAP CHEW TOY
“Shaped like a wishbone with corners for chewing, ridges for teeth-cleaning, and pockets for stuffing with treats and peanut butter, the Wishy is perfect for teething pups. Dishwasher safe, bacteria resistant, and food-grade materials.” (Description from the card included in the box) You can find more information on the company Leap Pet by clicking here. The link for the product itself will be below when I talk about pricing. Just kidding!!! I looked everywhere online for this brand. You think that on their website they would say where they can be bought. Nope! Looked on their Facebook page and Twitter page and nothing. They haven’t even tweeted anything. Why have a Twitter page then? Or really a Facebook page for that matter because that one wasn’t very updated either. I also checked Petco and Petsmart and couldn’t find it. Also, every time I tried to Google it, Leap Frog came up instead.
Mirya’s Review: Good for my love of chewing!
A Human’s Review: All those ridges are good for her love of chewing! If I see her wanting to chew on something I will go find this toy for her. It is very durable and should last for a long time.
ITEM #5 SAFEMADE BOWL
“Made with the same child-friendly, food-grade silicone as their line of toys, we love its versatility: freezer, dishwasher, and oven safe! We recommend leaving a bowl of water in the freezer overnight before an outing at the park for maximum coolness.” (Description from the card included in the box) You can find more information on the company Safemade by clicking here. The link for the product itself will be below when I talk about pricing.
Mirya’s Review: Can I chew on it? *Goes and sips water from her regular water bowl.
A Human’s Review: A nice product to include, but not that exciting. I travel a lot with my dog. My dog sometimes stays with my parents, although I usually just bring both dishes. But, the idea with the park is a really good idea. I just have to wait for it to get warm. Not sure why I would need to put it in the oven. Maybe if I was making, “puppy food bake?” Well I just was looking on their site and they have a section for recipes. How about, “Penny’s Peanut Butter & Carrot cake?” Mirya would sure love that!
Prices…Was the BarkBox worth it?
- Barkworthies Bully Stick $3.15
- Nootie No Grainers Treats $11.99
- Simply Fido Stuffless Monkey (Simply Fido does not sell them on their website, but there is a store locator.) I found one on Amazon for $6.99. It was on sale, original price was $11.99. I tried searching on Petsmart and Petco and I could not find that brand on their website! I think that shopping for pet toys is a lot easier in store!
- Leap Chew Toy (It doesn’t look like the company sells the product on the site.) I also can’t find a place that does sell it. So I am estimating the price until they respond to my email. I would say this product is $10.99. (Dog toys are expensive!)
- Safemade Bowl $4.99 (They also have larger sizes, but this one is the smallest.)
Without the unknown price item: $32.12
With my estimated price included: $43.11
Was it worth it?
Yes, for paying $14 per box due to Cyber Monday deals I think that it was a great deal. I wish that they had better pricing like that regularly. Overall, Mirya was quite happy with her BarkBox this month. I have one more month left, then I will decide if I want to subscribe again. Comment and let me know what you thought of this post! Also I want to see other posts so comment down below if you have a review of a BarkBox that you want me to check out!
Brittany & Mirya