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New Doggie Boxes! {And Discounts}

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Yes, so I know our dogs are spoiled.

In fact, they are SPOILED ROTTEN!

That’s why, when I saw a deal for the Spoiled Rotten Box by PetFlow, I knew I should check it out. I started following PetFlow on Facebook a few years ago. I don’t even know why or how I found it. It was quite possibly a Facebook ad on the side that caught my eye.

Why did I start following them? They post absolutely adorable pictures of pets and other animals! Sometimes they even provide captions. No matter what, they’ve always brightened my day. It took about a year before I realized that PetFlow is actually a pet food company!

My dogs are so spoiled rotten that they got TWO new dog boxes this month. {Well, only because two deals were offered!} Let’s take a look at them in the order that they were received.

SPOILED ROTTEN BOX

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Regular Price {conflicting info}: My cart shows it marked down from $38.99 + $4.95 shipping. However, when you sign up here, it currently states it’s only $24.99/month
My Deal: $17 Total
Current Deal {at the time of this writing}: $24.99/free shipping and/or use COUPON CODE SRB9 for $5 off your first month’s box.

What I like about PetFlow’s Spoiled Rotten, is that unlike most other subscription boxes, they list the retail prices of the items in the box:

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This means that, according to these prices, the items in the box we received totaled $37.90. That is slightly less than the $38.99 regular subscription box rate.  Unless, that is what the box is meant to be “worth” and that is why it looks discounted to $24.99 when you put it in your shopping cart. But were those items worth that much to us? Let’s take a look…

The first thing Shamrock did when I opened the box was steal that Beau the Beaver dog toy and off he went, tags and all. I struggled to get it back from him to remove the tags and to put it back in the box above for the quick box photo above.

Despite the fact that the squeaker in it was destroyed within about an hour, he adores that stuffing-free toy. After I’ve forgotten about it, he’ll just walk into the room with it in his mouth. He’s done this almost every day since he got it. That was worth it.

It is a rare occasion when our dogs don’t like one of the treats in any of their doggie boxes. The Grin Daily Treats and Jerky Bars in this box didn’t disappoint. I just know that on my own, I wouldn’t go out and pay $8 and $9, respectively, on either of these.

The Savory Prime Butcher Bone grossed me out completely! I know dogs like real bones, but it’s packaged with all the juices and stuff. My dogs are NOT getting that. It’s very big, so it might just be a gift for someone we know with bigger dogs. {As long as it doesn’t gross them out as much as it did me.}

And lastly, we have the Dog Bone Lint Roller. It’s always nice to have a few of these. However we pick up lint rollers and their refills all of the time whenever we are at Ikea and the dollar store. I don’t think $6 to have the handle dog bone-shaped is worth it.

To be honest, I wouldn’t pay $38.99 plus $4.95 shipping for a box like this. I might at the $24.99/free shipping rate. But I’m really trying to do only one dog box at a time right now. {Unless, of course, there is a new box to try at a discount. Like this one!}

For those of you whose furry children are the feline kind, SPOILED ROTTEN makes boxes for cats!

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HAPPY DOG BOX

I am not even sure how I found out about this one! But when I found the site, I saw that they were offering their first month for FREE! {At the time of this writing, that offer is still available here.} I only had to pay $5 for shipping. I chose my dog size {11-50 lbs} as well as age. I am guessing I chose the 3 to 10 years option because Shamrock won’t be a puppy forever. 😦

After I ordered it, I forgot about it. Until the box arrived at our doorstep…

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As usual, once I opened the box, the “kids” tore into it to explore. I try to let them get a good sniff, but not steal anything out like Shamrock did on the last box. I’d hate for the packaging to harm them.

White (Sophie) and Brown (Shamrock) puffballs just sniffing away

White (Sophie) and Brown (Shamrock) puffballs sniffing the box

Here are the contents they discovered…

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JYB Pet Treats, Dynamo Dog Functional Treats, Jolly Pets Monster Mouth Treat Dispensing Toy, Woofables Bakery Handmade Biscuits, Barkworthies Chew, Earth Rated PoopBags with dispenser.

I tried to keep Shamrock distracted while I gave Sophie the Barkworthies Chew. This is one of her favorite things she goes for immediately when they come in their BarkBox. If Sham’s going to deny her the toys, I can’t take this tradition away from her! The Homemade Biscuits disappeared that day as we taught Sham to do a new trick. We’re trying to get photos of that one!

I love the PoopBag dispenser, too. They clip right on to your leash, so you don’t have to remember to bring bags with you. They are refillable, too. We already have one clipped to one of the leashes. But this green one will match our Green Bay Packer leash!

The only item that didn’t really work was the Jolly Pets Monster Mouth Treat Dispensing Toy. Sophie loves these type of things, but this one was HUGE. It looked like it would be too easy to get a toy out of the mouth. Just check it out here. RAHR! 😉

Then I read the tag and discovered that these were for Medium to Large dogs. Well, technically, I had chosen our dog size as medium because both Sophie and Shamrock are in the 11 – 50 pound “medium” category. But they are also both below 20 pounds. I think one of these would have been more appropriate for our dogs.

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It took me a while to find out how much this dog box was per month if I decided not to cancel.

Regular Price: They start at $29.99 and I’m not sure if that includes the $5 shipping or not.
My Deal: First month FREE, pay only $5 shipping
Current Deal: At the time of this writing the deal I got for a FREE month with only $5 shipping was still available!

Actually, $29.99 is a pretty good deal for all six items that came in the box. That’s less than $5 per item! It’s just not in the budget right now to add another doggie box at that price point. I felt pretty guilty canceling when I really paid $5 for such a great box, especially when I got this cute email reply!

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I’ve belonged to a wine club before where when I called to cancel they quizzed me and made me feel horrible about it, so much that I knew that I’d never go back. I love that Happy Dog Box not only makes me smile with their response, but doesn’t alienate me as a customer. It is quite probable that I will go back one day. They made a good point when I was looking online for their pricing:

The average dog owner spends around $40 a month on dog treats, toys and other products; it all adds up! Our boxes start at just $29.99 a month, and they come automatically, so you’re always ready for training or treating. It makes (dollars and) sense!

I honestly didn’t think we ever spent that much on anything outside of food and the vet. Sophie had received so many toys over the years as gifts. I don’t think we purchased that many ourselves. Shamrock has ripped many of them to shreds since he has joined our household! With a puppy, new toys are inevitable. He also has gone through some teething-type chews that are supposed to keep puppies from chewing on other things. While they seemed to keep him occupied for the most part, I found that he broke the plastic down so much that he was eating it! Those were about $10 a piece. Ouch. Maybe we were spending more than I thought.

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BARKBOX

As of right now, we’ve been happy with our ongoing BarkBox {which should be arriving next week!}. Maybe it’s easier when you pay for a six-month subscription up front and don’t see it being charged to your card each month. In fact, since I joined with a 1/2 off deal on a six-month subscription and renewed a six-month subscription, I couldn’t remember the pricing for BarkBox! I had to look it up for you:

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Regular Price: $29/month with free shipping, $24/mo with a 3-month subscription, $19/mo with a 6-month subscription
My Deal: Half-off first six months, then I renewed at the $19 rate (prepaid). BarkBox made the right move by giving me half-off the first six months so that we’d fall in love with it and renew for another six!
Current Deal {at the time of this writing}: Click here and use COUPON CODE BarkPost for $10 off. (New customers only. Expiration unknown.) Or, click my personal referral link at any time and receive $5 off.

There are other reasons why we love BarkBox. But that’s for the post when the box arrives this month!

Do you have any new favorite boxes or discounts to share?

What’s the best deal you’ve gotten lately?

Cheers~
Carrie

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Doggie Boxes – Take Two

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Subscription Box Saturday – Doggie Box Edition

Last month, I did an extensive comparison of BarkBox vs. Pawalla. I received a deal for a one-month trial of the Deluxe Pawalla Box for Sophie & Benny {over 8+ years} and three months of the Mini Pawalla Box for Shamrock. Although, I don’t really think inputting the dogs’ ages matters. Still, my pooches continue to go crazy every time a box arrives. It’s hard to keep them still!

Sophie and Shamrock

I have no clue where Benny was! He usually loves to photo bomb.

This month’s BarkBox included:

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Grillicious Dog Treats, Bocce’s Bakery Green Juice Treats, Barkworthies Natual Dog Chews, Orbee-Tuff Produce Raspberry Toy with Treat Spot

The treats always go over well. And usually, Sophie tries to take the Barkworthies out of the box before I even get the tag off of it! Sophie and Sham spent the next couple of hours chomping away at those. But they would have nothing to do with the raspberry toy. In fact, I’m not really sure where it is right now. I may have to put some treats in it to keep The Bugaboo (aka Shamrock) occupied. He still is full of puppy energy at seven months.

This month’s Pawalla Mini Box included:

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Dynamo dog Functional Treats – Pumpkin & Ginger (Tummy), Dudley the Dog Balloon Toy, Pure Life 4 Pets Vitamin Oil & Fur-Zoff Pet Hair Remover

The two favorites:

The “balloon” toy is a rubber squeaky toy that Sophie loves to roll all over and Shamrock loves to chew. And I haven’t found treats that the pooches have turned their noses up to yet.

Then, I forgot that when I signed up for the one-month Deluxe Box that they would auto renew it. So I paid the full $29 for it. {FYI: Not worth it.}

This month’s Pawalla Deluxe Box included:

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Red Barn Lamb-Baa-Da Wet Food, Red Barn Stewy Louie Wet Food, Dynamo Dog Functional Dog Treats – Salmon (Skin & Coat), Dynamo Functional Dog Treats – Pumpkin & Ginger (Tummy), Baxter the Bull Balloon Toy, Pet Head Dry Clean Shampoo

We have been using the wet food for Benny. At 17 years old and having several teeth extracted as of late, it’s just easier for him to eat. But I don’t know if we’ll use the “shampoo”. So $29 for this box? Not for me. We have one more month of Pawalla Mini. Then I am going to cancel. While the dogs have loved the toys and I’ve obviously fed them the treats and food, we haven’t yet used the other products. And being able to use them is one of my key rules in subscribing for any box. For the cost, I don’t think that this box is worth it for us. This month, BarkBox won out.

Want more information on the differences and comparison of the BarkBox versus the Pawalla Box? Click Here.

If you have pets, what are their favorite treats and toys and why?

Cheers~

Carrie

Barkbox vs. Pawalla

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Subscription Box Saturday: Doggie Box Edition

If you read this blog often, you will know how much I… ehem… my pooches, love their BarkBox. Last month, I received a deal to give Pawalla, another pet subscription box company, a try. The special came via email from a deal site I subscribe to called Barking Deals. I thought it’d be fun to compare, although it might not be fair to do so after just one month.

First, let’s start with BarkBox.

This month’s BarkBox included:

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Groom Mitt Bath Mitt (disposable doggie cleaning cloths), Etta Says! Duck Jerky Treats, SafeChew Biggie Bone Stuffable Dog Toy, Licks Liquid Vitamins, Fetch & Glow Glow-in-the-Dark Balls, Etta Says! Crunchy Duck Chew

This is the first box to arrive since the addition of Shamrock to our family. Since there was only one, I had to find a time to give Sophie the Duck Chew without Shamrock knowing. I tried to stuff the Biggie Bone with peanut butter to distract him, but for some reason, he wasn’t too keen on PB. Do you know a dog that doesn’t like PB?! Maybe he was just weirded out by the sticky texture. Maybe it’ll change with time. Of course the Duck Jerky treats were loved and a no-brainer. The Licks Liquid Vitamins were just a tasty food topper for the pooches. The Bath Mitts have not been used, but I have a feeling they will be sometime during this raining “spring” up-and-coming. The dogs were not excited about the Glow-in-the-Dark Balls at all, but I hoping they will be when we go up to the lake. They float!

Pricing:

I signed up with BarkBox when they were pretty new. I had a great deal if I paid for a year up front. I don’t believe they have a year subscription at the moment, but here are the costs currently advertised on their site:

  • $29/month for an ongoing, monthly shipment.
  • $23/month for a 3-month prepaid subscription.
  • $19/month for a 6-month prepaid subscription.
  • All programs include free shipping.
  • You can earn additional free months!

You can also get $5 off your first month by using this referral link!

Subscribing:

To sign up, you choose one of the subscriptions above along with your dog size:

  • Small & Cute (0 – 20 lbs)
  • Just Right (20 – 50 lbs)
  • Big & Bold (50+ lbs)

This helps them determine the sizes of treats and toys to send. We have the Small & Cute box, although Benny weighs more than 20 lbs. I know that he’ll eat any treats and doesn’t play with toys anymore at his 17 years of age, so when we signed up for this box, I knew those would go to Sophie.

Here’s a look at past BarkBox treasures:

Singles with dogs, check this one out!

Elton Jumped Out of This Box

The Box I Wrapped Up for Christmas

The BarkBox compared to Paw Box

Smoothies, Antlers & Pumpkin, Oh My!

The First Box

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Now for the Pawalla Box:

Barking Deals offered two different options and they allowed me to choose both! These were the great deals I received:

  • Barking Deal One-Month Standard Pawall Box – $16
  • Barking Deal Three-Month Pawalla Mini Box – $28
  • I had to pay an additional $2.99 shipping for each order when I enrolled on the Pawalla site.

Pricing:

Currently, regular prices for the Pawalla boxes are close to those of BarkBox:

  • $30 monthly for the Standard (Deluxe) Box or $28/month for a prepaid 6-months subscription.
  • $20 monthly for the Mini Box or $18/month for a prepaid 6-month subscription.
  • Shipping is apparently free.

Subscribing:

To sign up, I needed to identify if I had a dog or a cat (Yes, there is a cat box, too!). Then I had to select:

Weight:

  • Less than 25 lbs
  • More than 25 lbs

Age:

  • 0-12 months
  • 1-7 years
  • 7+ years

Since we added Shamrock to the family, I thought that this was our chance to get him his own box, especially since they had a 0-12 month category. Therefore, I went with the Three-Month Mini Box for him and chose the 7+years category for the One-Month Standard Box.

The Experience:

About 10 days after placing the order, I got an email from Pawalla with the subject title: “We hope you are enjoying your Pawalla Box!‏” I had not yet received the box, nor a tracking number, so I sent over a reply. They must have received several of those because it was followed up with a “Whoops!” email that they’d jumped the gun with this adorable photo:

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Ten days after that, I received an email for each box with tracking numbers. They were coming via FedEx SmartPost, which I had never heard of before. I did a little research and found out that it’s a less expensive, slower method whereby Fedex delivers it your local post office and it’s up to the postal service to deliver from there. I guess that once it is delivered to the post office, that date is considered the delivery date.

I will tell you that it took approximately one month from the date of order to receive these shipments. And they didn’t even arrive on the same day. However, I am willing to cut Pawalla some slack here. First, when a company offers a Groupon or other deal, they often have a huge influx of customers/orders. In addition, they just offered such services at such an inexpensive cost. So here goes the increase of staff to fulfill these orders, but with less money to do it with. Totally get it.

The first box to arrive was the Standard Box, which is actually referred to as “Deluxe” on the Pawalla site.

Opened Box

The Deluxe Pawalla Box contains 7 to 9 items.

Included

Canine Caviar Venison Canned Dog Food (2), PetLou Monkey Stick, Natural Balance Healthy Bones Treats, Locomotion Dog Treats, Pet Greens Semi-Most Tasty Lamb Treats, Grizzly Pollock Oil

Shamrock took to the Monkey Stick Squeaky Toy right away! He runs around the house with it at least once every day. Sophie, on the other hand, went right for the treats:

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I read up on the venison canned dog food:

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It’s interesting that they note that this food is meant to be a topper because they aren’t balanced for long-term use. I’ve been reading about this problem with natural-food dog diets in the book In a Dog’s Heart by Jennifer Arnold. I did put a dollop in each of the dogs’ dishes throughout the week, while keeping the remaining in seal-tight container in the fridge.

Another note in the book In a Dog’s Heart, is that dog food and treats that don’t have preservatives will likely go rancid quickly. The author had a whole kennel of sick dogs throwing up for days before they figured out that it was due to the natural food donated by a local company.

However, people think that since eating natural and preservative-free diets is healthy for us humans, that the same is the case for dogs. It’s just a fine line. So I just made sure that these were the first treats to be eaten, knowing that the shelf-life might not be as long as the other treats in the box and in our pantry:

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I noticed later there is garlic in these treats. Isn’t garlic bad for dogs?

We haven’t used the Pollock Oil yet, which is very similar to the Licks Liquid Vitamins we received in the BarkBox, but they will be a nice food topper when the other stuff runs out. And the other treats, of course, will go to good use, too.

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A day or two later, the Mini Box arrived.

Nutritionist

It’s interesting that Pet Nutritionists pick out the items in the box. I question the unbalanced canned food and the preservative-free garlic treats here.

Shamrock was immediately interested

Shamrock was immediately interested!

But most of the contents were repeats of the Standard Box! Why ask what age the pets are if you are just going to send the same stuff? While there were a couple more items in the Deluxe box, I think it’s just the size of the box that makes it look deluxe, you know, with all of those compartments.

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Three of the items were repeats from the Deluxe Box. The only different item was the Oatmeal Shampoo.

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Shamrock immediately recognized the Monkey Stick and promptly pulled it from the box!

However, we really don’t need two of the same toy, so I traded him with the first one and plan to give the new one to another dog lover.

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The verdict is still out on which box we like better. We still have 2 more months of the Mini Pawalla Box on its way!

Pawalla claims the following about their boxes:

  • 4-5 premium full-size products (7-9 for the deluxe box)
  • Treats, a toy and surprise item(s), no wet food {Wait. Didn’t I receive wet food in the Deluxe Box?}
  • All natural or organic
  • Hand-selected and reviewed by a Pet Nutritionist
  • Free shipping

BarkBox claims the following:

  • “Every month you will receive a box in the mail with four or more carefully selected products and presents for your dog – anything from toys, bones and all-natural treats to hygiene products and innovative new gadgets!”
  • “A portion of proceeds from each box will go to help doggies-in-need.” (In fact, 10% from every box goes to a rescue group!)

What is not mentioned here about BarkBox is the quality of the products. They are very careful to include only products that are safe for your pets – free from dyes, materials or ingredients that are harmful. Each product is labeled carefully, so I can attest to this.

One other thing I love about BarkBox is that I get a newsletter every month from Scout, their resident pooch who tests out all treats and toys. (Not a bad gig!) The newsletter often includes links to a whole slew of cute dog photos and GIFs. They make my day when I’m feeling blue! My husband said the other day that he had heard that watching fish swim about in a fish tank can help reduce stress and lower blood pressure. As Sophie and Shamrock were playing for a half-hour straight, he said he thought the same thing could be said about pooches playing. No wonder why cute doggie photos cheer me up!

What cheers you up or helps you wash away stress?

Cheers~
Carrie

Singles with Dogs ~ Treats for You Both

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Subscription Box Saturday – BarkBox Edition

Whenever a BarkBox is delivered, my dogs go nuts when I’m about to open it. Truthfully, they go ballistic when I open any subscription box we get. But that’s because they are always expecting a treat for them inside!

This month’s BarkBox was no different. However, while it was the contents that intrigued the pooches, it was something else written on the insert that peaked my interest:

Tawkify

Have you heard of it? It’s a matchmaking service for people with dogs or who love dogs.

Yes, my dear single friends! You can be set up on dates with your pooches, so you’ll always have something to talk about {or have an excuse to get away if it’s not a match for you!} If you are single and love dogs, but don’t have one yourself, you can still be matched to someone with a pooch. Hey, if I was single, I’d check it out. While Tawkify is the general matchmaking service, Connie is the Dog Matchmaker. You can check her out here:

www.Connie.Tawkify.com

Okay, so now on to the contents of March BarkBox:

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Treats, toys, waste bag carrier to clip to a leash, coupons and offers

Teeny Treats Feel Good Treats – Liver Lover’s Gourmet Mix – About a week ago, we took Sophie to the vet because she was walking three-legged. She had injured a hind leg while jumping off the couch. After her exam, we wandered around Pet Smart and found some liver treats she loved as a puppy that I haven’t seen in a while and bought them. She went crazy over them! And she’s been crazy over these, too, since they arrived. I like that they are teeny because that makes them perfect for training. Rob loves teaching Sophie new tricks. I wish I could try to figure out how to have her get him a beer. 😉

Just three ingredients

These teeny treats are made of just three ingredients!

Harry Barker Hemp Bone This squeaky toy is made of eco-friendly fibers. Even though I didn’t think this was that exciting of a toy, Sophie enjoyed it. She loves finding the squeaker!

Lollycadoodle Wool Mouse – For some reason, whenever Sophie gets new toys, she knows she is supposed to play with them. She goes back to some of her old favorites often, but she nearly always gives the new ones a chance. Our very first Christmas in our house, we invited our parents and Rob’s grandma to town to stay with us. We gave up our bed and slept downstairs on the two couches. We had dog beds placed on the cold floor in the basement, too. When we went to bed the night that we opened gifts, one by one, Sophie brought each of her new toys downstairs and lined them up on and next to her pillow. It was the most adorable thing!

Here’s Sophie with her new mouse posing just for you:

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Little Eatz Peanut Butter Cookies – These are treats for both you and your dog! They are made with ingredients that both humans and canines can digest. While we do give our pooches people food, some of it can be harmful to dogs. These treats are designed to be ones that both of us can share. Check out the ingredients and nutrition facts.

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Little Eatz Peanut Butter Cookies

Rob refused to take a taste, but I did! I wanted to share a treat with my pooches! They weren’t all that flavorful, but they weren’t disgusting either. Still, I’ll save them for Sophie and Benny. I love the premise of these treats, though. I still want to make these Peanut Butter Dog Cookies that were made by volunteers for the Spooky Tails 5k. The ingredients look like something both dogs and their owners could share, too.

If you have a dog, what kind of items would you like to see in a monthly dog subscription box?

If you already have a favorite item, treat, or food you’ve bought for your dog, what is it?

Cheers~

Carrie

Bark Box – October 2012

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Somehow, someway when the BarkBox arrives, my dogs know it’s for them.

Benny Bear patiently waiting for the opening of The Box

Sophie’s sniffer goes 1000 miles a minute trying to smell every nook, corner and cranny of the box that she can. She looks like she’s on crack for dogs as she paws at that box excitedly. She stops, looks at me and whines as if to say, “Momma! Why don’t you open it?!

Once opened, the sniffing and pawing continues:

Sophie Jean and her curiosity…

The letter inside is from Scout, BarkBox‘s resident Miniature Schnauzer. He tests all the products and blogs, too. I receive his newsletter in my inbox. Of course, I’m a dog lover, so I find these things endearing. If you’d like to sign up for the newsletter, you can here. It’s free.

Of course, the first thing to come out of the box are the treats. The Turkey Trail Blazin’ Bitz from the Feelgood Treat Company {not pictured} are the perfect-sized treat for my dogs. I can give them a few and not feel like I’m giving them too many. BarkBox states that they are “handmade from all natural and organic ingredients” and are “wheat, gluten and preservative-free.” A plus: My dogs loved them. And this wasn’t just a sample. It was a whole bag of treats!

Still, I love that not everything in the box is treats. Barkbox gives me my dogs an opportunity to try other canine products, including toys, such as this mustache:

Humunga Stache – a ball and mustache in one!

Huh?! This is kind of a strange toy. And while Benny Bear rarely plays anymore {he’s 16}, Sophie was just confused. Since there was a hole in the back of the mustache {where the ball is attached}, I broke up a treat and put it in there, hoping she would dig at it. Scout from BarkBox challenged us to a mustache photo and caption contest. We are to take photos of our pooches with the mustaches, caption them and upload them to their Facebook page. Here’s the best I could come up with and Sophie doesn’t even have it in her mouth! She truly does look like a possessed dog trying to get that stache away from me. You can even see her nails scratching for it!

How would you caption this photo?

Next up was a purple wool toy snake by Lollycadoodle. It is colorful, but Sophie would have nothing to do with it. She wasn’t afraid of it or anything like that. She just wasn’t interested. That may change after the novelty of the box dies down. She’s very random about which toys she takes out of her bucket to play with at any given time!

Something Benny desperately needs is this:

Tropiclean Clean Teeth Gel

The instructions state that to apply, all you need to do is squirt it directly on the dog’s teeth daily at first, then twice weekly for regular maintenance. “You’ll soon notice your pet licking their lips repeatedly. This is normal and helps the gel mix with the saliva and coat all surfaces of your pet’s teeth and gums.”

Sophie let me squirt her teeth with it and did lick them a bit. But Benny was not having it! It does have a minty-fresh smell to it just like human toothpaste. {I’m used to Sophie’s chicken-flavored doggy toothpaste, so was thrown a bit by this one.} This may be why Benny turned his head away when I put the bottle near him to squirt it into his mouth. It’s the same thing he does to me when I give him a kiss goodbye in the morning after I’ve brushed my teeth. Guess he’s not a fan of minty-fresh breath. Go figure.

Then there’s these:

Poopy Packs by Metro Paws

BarkBox describes these as fashionable. Wow, that takes poo to a whole new level. I’m not sure I need special colored, argyle bags to walk my dog and pick up the poo; but they do come packed nicely in a roll for easy portability. Regardless, they definitely will get used!

And lastly was the most educational part of the box for me: A Pet Prescription Discount Card. I never knew that you could get pet prescriptions at regular pharmacies including Walgreens and Target. With the card, I can save 10 to 75% on any pet prescriptions. Benny does have some arthritis and his current as-needed prescription is low. Sometimes vet prescription costs are high, so this gives us another option.

What I like about Barkbox:

  • We get to try pet products that we wouldn’t have known about otherwise every month.
  • I’m stocked up on treats!
  • My dogs love it.
  • It’s inexpensive and 10% of the profits go toward a different local pet shelter or rescue every month.
  • Both of our dogs are rescue does, so we always want to support this.
  • It’s easy!

How it works:

  1. Choose a dog size.
  2. Choose a subscription (1, 3, or 6 months)
  3. Your Barkbox will arrive at your doorstep each month that you’ve paid for it.

Do you think my dogs will notice if I wrap their December BarkBox and put it under the tree? I think I could get away with that one. I just might have to open it myself first to peak what’s inside…

If you have a pet, what is his or her favorite toy or treat?

Cheers~
Carrie