Puppy subscription box? Barkbox sends a monthly customized box of themed toys and treats for your pup.
We had a subscription for a few months when we first adopted our dog and it was great for high-quality treats and fun toys. In the end, we ended up cancelling because we don't need that many toys and they tend to lean a bit more kitschy than we prefer.
Great themes with toys that are actually adorable and well designed. I really like that they use treats that are grain-free and of high quality. Only the best for my little guy.
Some of the toys only last a few minutes but they do have a super chewer option for dogs like my little frenchie.
We adopted a dog about 3 months ago, and quickly discovered that he's REALLY into destroying his toys. The SuperChewer box has been amazing, the themes are really cute + the toys are pretty tough (they've lasted much longer than we thought they would). We've also appreciated the amount of treats + chews that come with each box -- it's worth the monthly cost IMO, especially if you have a very food-motivated dog.
The nylon toys are great, but sometimes Howie's aggressive chewing creates small but sharp shards that can cut into his gums. We supervise playtime so we catch this pretty fast + just sand the toy down, but it's something to be aware of. Esp if you're first-time dog owners like us!
I have not personally tested the products in the Bark Box, but my yellow Lab, Maisy, has had a subscription for the last 6 years, since she was a puppy. She gives it an enthusiastic paws-up. Since Maisy is a heavy chewer, we got the large dog box, which comes every month with two cute toys and two kinds of treats. Often some chewy thing, too. Maisy goes crazy when the Bark box arrives- jumping and wagging her tail. She watches carefully as I open the box and waits for what comes out. We have a routine. She investigates each toy for a minute, then comes back to try each treat. She usually loves the toys, especially squeaky ones. As another reviewer said, we don’t really need all these toys, but she loves getting the box so much I don’t have the heart to cancel. We have a bin of toys and Maisy will choose toys throughout the day to play with. Periodically, I’ll throw out old toys to make room for new ones and I give away lots of treats to her dog walker- they’re all natural and most dogs can eat them.
Fewer edibles. For example, two toys every month, but fewer treats- only one each month, or two very small packages.