Everyone has been howling over BarkBoxes this year, as more owners signup for these canine care packages.
What Is It? BarkBox is a monthly subscription service delivering treats and toys to your doorstep.
BarkBox sends you a curated collection of doggy treats, toys, and accessories each month to delight your doggy!
The whole process is very simple – just choose your dog’s size, choose your subscription length, and wait for your BarkBox to arrive!
BarkBox will customize your box based on your dog’s size. Bark Boxes come in several different selections depending on your dog’s size. Sizes include:
When you order a Bark Box, each month you’ll receive 4-6 items customized for your canine. Every box has at least:
Outside of this formula, every BarkBox is a mystery – and that’s half the fun!
BarkBoxes have fun themes each month that often match the season – during the holidays, expect holiday-themed toys and treats your pooch can play around with!
There are plenty of different monthly subscription boxes for dogs on the market, but BarkBox continues to be one of the most popular and highly-recommended dog boxes available.
BarkBox only provides treats and toys from trusted, reliable vendors who use the highest quality ingredients.
When it comes to BarkBox toys, know that goodies are tested by the BarkBox team’s own puppy squad, so your Barbox-delivered dog toys and treats are guaranteed to delight your four-legged pal.
Money wise, BarkBox is a pretty decent good value, as the combined cost of the treats and toys you receive is usually substantially higher than what you pay for your monthly subscription.
Take this real Bark Box example.
This Bark Box contained:
The total cost of these items would normally be $31.52 if you bought them independently. However, depending on your Bark Box subscription, this package could cost you as little as $21.00. Not a bad deal!
If you regularly buy your dog treats and toys, it’s likely that BarkBox is a good value and worth giving a try. However, if you don’t usually spend $20-$30/month on dog treats and toys, BarkBox might not be a great deal for you.
BarkBox prices vary depending on how long you sign-up for. For the best value, it’s recommended that you subscribe to the 12 month Bark Box plan. It ends up being $22/month, but you’ll have to pay the entire cost for the year upfront ($228 total).
Please make sure you understand – when committing to a 6 month or 12-month plan, you are committed to paying those months. You can’t get the discount for signing up for a 6 or 12-month plan and then cancel.
Most people who are unahppy with BarkBox cite this as their compliant, as they don’t always read the fine print and realize that signing up for a 6 month plan means you are committed for 6 months (although you should be able to change delivery dates or move months around if you are going away and will be out of town).
|12 Month Bark Box Plan||$21/month [best value]|
|6 Month Bark Box Plan||$25/month|
|1 Month Bark Box Plan||$29/month|
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In addition to your monthly subscription plan, you also have the option of adding a premium toy to your box each month for an extra +$9. Something to consider if you’re looking for bonus toys.
Subscriptions include free shipping, unless you live in Hawaii or Alaska (sorry guys, you’ll have to pay $5).
It’s also important to note that plans renew automatically, so make sure you set up a reminder or event on your calendar to cancel your renewal when your subscription period is about to end.
You can actually cancel anytime, and that will simply mean that you are canceling your renewal – NOT your current subscription. Subscriptions are processed by the 3rd of each month, so make sure to at least cancel by then if you don’t want to be renewed in the following month.
BarkBox knows that some canines have allergies, but that doesn’t mean they should miss out on all the fun!
All BarkBoxes are wheat, corn, and soy free (which is awesome), so you don’t need to do anything special if you dog is allergic to those ingredients.
If your dog is allergic to beef, chicken, and turkey, BarkBox offers a special allergy-friendly option for them, providing hypoallergenic dog treats and goodies just for your pooch. You’ll just need to contact them directly to get the allergy-friendly box.
In addition to their neat doggy subscription service, it’s also worth noting that BarkBox…
We’ve detailed everything you need to know about BarkBox, but sometimes it still helps to see some unboxing videos to get a better sense of what BarkBox is all about.
Here are some BarkBox reviews from customers on YouTube that you may find helpful…
Meg Turney and her dog Penny unbox their delivery in a BarkBox review.
Another BarkBox review from YouTube user fancytaffypop and her dog, Dugan.
This review from Natasha Torcuato serves as a great look at one you can expect to find when you open a bark box.
There is one major downfall to Bark Boxes – no MeowBox. No worries though – check out our list of cat monthly subscription boxes, which basically serve as a kind of Bark Box for cats.
If you LOVE getting special toys and treats delivered to your pooch each month, also make sure to check out our collection of other dog subscription boxes!
Meg Marrs is the Founder and Senior Editor at K9 of Mine. She is a lifelong canine enthusiast and adores dogs of all shapes and sizes! She loves iced coffee, hammocks, and puppy-cuddling!