June Barkbox

A week or so ago, I got an email from Barkbox’s co-founder checking in to see what I thought of our first Barkbox. Do I think this was a form email? Probably. I mean, I would do a form email if I were them. BUT….the fact that they sent one, and even more impressive, the fact that my reply went to a real email address, scored points with me.

They asked what they could do to improve Barkbox, and I told them I wanted to know more about their rescue efforts.

Then I did a little digging on the website, and realized that Barkbox is part of Bark&Co. Co-founders Matt, Henrik, and Carly founded Barkbox, and as it grew, they founded Bark&Co. According to their website, Bark&Co is a company that is dedicated to building products that foster the health and happiness of dogs everywhere. Right now, Bark&Co includes Barkbox, BarkCare (essentially concierge vet care), BarkPost (daily doggie newsletter), and BarkBuddy, a service that connects rescue pups with furever homes. Neat, huh?

I did get a response, but all it said was to share pictures. No answer to my rescue efforts probe. They also didn’t acknowledge that I’d shared my blog post with them. Sigh.

Then the box arrived. I don’t seem to have taken a picture of everything all together in the box, but really that’s not very exciting. And the kiddos are napping and I don’t want to disturb them….which I would, if I so much as looked at the shelf with all their goodies. So you’ll have to be content with individual pictures.

One thing that changed this month was that now you can purchase the products in the box. I’d mentioned to Jimmie last month that I thought that would be nice, because I didn’t want to have to go look them up. And now you can.

0624141944Benebone Nylon Chew: This is the problem with getting one box for four dogs. I’m not sure what we’re going to do with it. I doubt we can cut it into 4 pieces. We may hang onto it until we have 4 unique chew toys, or we may donate it. It’s pretty hefty, and I imagine some dog will love it. It retails for $12, so since we got the Groupon deal, this was almost worth the box itself.

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Green Bark Gummies Hip & Joint Treats: We haven’t tried these yet, but I was really excited to see hip and joint treats in the box. All our kids are older – Luka is the youngest at 7 – and two of them take glucosamine. These certainly won’t replace the daily dose, but every little bit helps! It’s a pretty good sized package too.

0624141944bBenny Bully’s Beef Liver & Banana Treats: The kids went absolutely nuts for these. They look really strange, and I think they smell terrible, but they loved them. The package is pretty small – I think there are about 12 treats in there. Well, 8 now. I love that these are super natural. Check out the ingredients…..banana and beef liver. Funny story – I was reading the packaging to Jimmie and Lucy kept interrupting me. She wanted a treat!!

0624141950I’ve saved this one for last, because it just…..ugh.

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R2P Monkey Silly Bums: This really bothers me. Jimmie thinks it’s hilarious. Lucy loves it. It squeaks. It’s just so….ugh. I wanted to give it away, but instead it’s been reserved for playtime when Mommy is traveling. To be fair, I hate monkeys anyway. Not gonna lie though, this kinda ruined the box for me. Even though Lucy playing with it was pretty funny.

0624141953aAccording to the card, we got $42 worth of stuff. I’m still not sure a full subscription is worth it – we got a Bugsy’s Box this month too, and that one was way better (that review is coming tomorrow). But, the pupperoos enjoy it, and I like getting them new stuff. We’ve got one more month to go in our deal, so can’t wait to see what’s next!

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