More than half of us give our dog a present for Christmas. Our dogs get several presents. Some they need (brush, toenail clippers), but most of them are exactly what our dog's want! We laugh as they open their own presents, paper flying! It's part of the fun to see their excitement and enthusiasm.
I'm always on the lookout for a way to make my dog's day a little bit brighter. Some little toy, a tasty treat...something to show him I love him. Truth is, some days are a little too hectic. I get caught up in writing dog training articles, or teaching dog training classes. So it's really nice to have a little help checking off my "get something good for the dog" box on my to-do list.
How Does It Work?
BarkBox is a monthly subscription service. Every month, a box will magically appear at your doorstep. That BarkBox will contain all-natural treats and other cool pup products. When you subscribe, you tell BarkBox what size dog you have, choose a subscription plan (monthly, 3-month, or 6-month plans), and then sit by your doorstep near the 15th of each month to wait for it's arrival!
What's In the Box?
On the 15th of every month, BarkBox ships a bounty of high-end dog products to your dog's doorstep . Tailored to the size of your dog, every box comes stocked with four or more items that can encompass anything from innovative toys and gadgets to shampoos, leashes, and organic treats. Here's one of the things that initially attracted me to BarkBox: 10% of all proceeds is donated to dog shelters and rescue initiatives.
Just as important: quality of food products. With all the news about tainted pet treats from China, you have a right to know where your dogs' treats come from! All treats are sourced from the USA and Canada, and chews are sourced from the USA, Canada, South America, Australia and New Zealand. They don't include rawhide (or anything processed with formaldehyde).
You've Got Time to Subscribe for Your Dog!
BarkBox offers three monthly plans each tailored to your dog’s size to ensure appropriate treats and toys are delivered.
Sizes: Small & Cute: 0-20lbs; Just Right: 20-50lbs; Big & Bold: 50+lbs [Clearly, we got the Big & Bold option!].
Plan lengths: 1-month: $29; 3-months: $72 ($24/month, 17% savings); 6-months: $114 ($19/month, 34% savings).
Click here to save $10 on your BarkBox purchase! The savings will automatically be applied when you click the link.
The Bottom Line: Why I Subscribe
I subscribe to BarkBox for our four dogs. While the dogs would love a BarkBox all to themselves, they're good sharers and we can get away with one box each month. I love the:
- quality of the contents of the box
- small touches that don't have to be there, but make it fun for the person opening the box (the little illustrations on the packing paper and, my favorite, the little cartoon doggie drawn inside the box!)
- ease -- you come home from work and the box is on your doorstep
- convenience. There's no extra stop at the pet supply store to pick up something for my lovelies.
- way my dogs look at me when I give them the BarkBox. It's good to be adored.
We really enjoy our BarkBox subscription. We'd subscribe and tell you about it even without BarkBox's support. I have written this post on behalf of BlogPaws Pet Blogger Network, but you know me -- I'm a truth-teller. If I didn't like it, I would have either told you or declined the offer.