Does your family have problems with bored dog syndrome? Think that you can’t keep your pooch satisfied? Let Barkbox come to the rescue. A Barkbox subscription gives your pup a surprise gift box on a monthly basis, full of new toys, healthy treats and grooming products.
Barkbox will save you time shopping around for a variety of quality toys and all-natural treats your dog will love. Winner of our own Best Dog Subscription Box comparison, Barkbox delivers when compared to lots of other dog subscription boxes on the market. Read our Barkbox review to see why.
After launching in the year 2011, Barkbox saw a lot more than $1 million in revenues each month after only two years in business. By February 2014, they reached $25 million in revenue annually. It’s not surprising so many other monthly dog box companies sprouted after Barkbox’s initial (and continuing) success. Here are the characteristics that make Barkbox a success for both you and your pooch:
All toys come from high-quality vendors.
Every treat is perhaps all-natural.
Information card in every box includes information about each item.
Dog size option for monthly boxes includes extra-small, small, medium or large.
Scout’s Honor guarantee: in case your dog sticks his snout up in a product, they’ll replace it with a new one.
Reliable delivery each month with tracking information sent to you.
Super Chewer box option that’s backed with a 100% guarantee in the event the toys aren’t tough enough.
Web store has selection of quality products that your puppy will like.
We put Barkbox for the test with this resident volunteers, Lily, 10, and Walter 1-1/2. This challenge was not their first encounter with Barkbox, as was apparent when both pups immediately recognized the special delivery box.
After a lot of barking, jumping and sniffing, the grand opening presented a brilliant cute Mardi Gras theme with the toys and treats inside. Walter quickly claimed the Mardi Gras rope toy, and Lily went straight for the Catfish Po’ Boy treats.
“It’s a fun surprise for me and also the pups,” said owner Seton. “There’s always something for my dogs. Walter goes through a toy a week, so the new toys that can come each month are always a huge hit. And Lily grows to take pleasure in the treats. It keeps my treat supply well stocked; I believe I’m away from treats and then remember We have some in the pantry squirreled from last month’s box.”
Seton says the cost is a bit more than she should be spending in their budget, but she likes to spoil her dogs. Walter and Lily certainly have zero objections!
Dog Owners Sound Off About Barkbox
As with many products and services, consumer Barkbox reviews are over the board. Here’s a sample of real consumer feedback we found round the web.
I really like barkbox ! We switch [sic] from petbox to here because we heard they offered much more variety ! Which they definitely did ! Amazing means of trying new products out for the pup big or small . It’s like Christmas every month for my Lhasa apso if the mailman delivers his barkbox ! Again worth it for the investment! – Maddie R., Influenster.com, 6/17/2015
We’ve received our 2nd month of BarkBox… Our boxes both months happen to be totally different. We got great boxes, I’m just surprised at the variation. This month our theme was movie night. Pizza & popcorn items. – Bets, mysubscriptionaddiction.com, 4/26/2015
We received three months as being a gift. However since our pup has food allergies I contacted Bark Box to modify the food and snacks provided. Response time is horrible. I needed to email several times… Whenever they did reply they aqmxaf that they would put us on their set of dogs with special dietary restrictions. But the boxes never changed. – Gerry B., Influenster.com, 6/12/2015
Unfortunately I needed to cancel my bark box subscription. I have huge dogs, aggressive chewers. Each month they send a toy, a stuffed toy. Which lasts all 15 minutes with my dogs… I contacted Bark box month after month requesting non stuffed toys. Monthly they stated OK we are going to fix this, every month a stuffed toy. – Kathleen K., k9ofmine.com, 2/23/2015
So How Exactly Does Barkbox Help Pets In Need Of Assistance?
One of the many things we love about Barkbox? The company devotes itself to helping at-risk pets through a generous philanthropic program using some of their sales proceeds. We can’t help but share this inspirational video that demonstrates the center behind Barkbox. See the things they did to celebrate one dog’s incredible journey back from a life of terrible abuse.