Thursday, July 21, 2016

July 2016 BarkBox review: Ready for the dog Olympics?

Liam the pug posing with his BarkBox

Liam the pug has been waiting ever-so-patiently for his BarkBox to appear. Why, you ask? Because I just carted off a bunch of his toys to Willamette Humane Society in Salem. He's been looking for replacement toys ever since. And this month's BarkBox shipment has a ton of awesome toys he's sure to love. Let me tell you more about what we got.

There were two different types of toys in this shipment, and one is a hit already. It's made by the BarkBox inhouse company, and it's shaped like a tiny sumo wrestler, complete with canvas-like pants, a bare chest and wild hair. This is a chewer's delight.

Sinead the Boston terrier and her Sumo wrestler

Sinead has already tried to pull out this guy's hair with her little terrier teeth. And the canvas pants make for nice chewing. There's a fairly loud squeaker in this toy too, and she's already been tormenting me by squeaking that all day.

So this toy is a keeper. And the thing I really like about BarkBox is that I can let Sinead play really rough with these toys. If she breaks them, they come with a guarantee, so I can get a replacement. I like that.

And we might need to use that guarantee with the next toy. It's another in-house product, and it's shaped like a little garland of leaves. It makes for a nice costume, don't you think?

Sinead the Boston terrier in her garland

But it's also just a little bit fragile. I can see Sinead ripping those leaves off within a few minutes. So I'll need to watch her play carefully, so I can pull the toy away from her as soon as she breaks it.

Were toys all we got, you might be asking? Of course not. We also got plenty of treats, including a pig ear chew, some freeze-dried dog treats from Terra and some beef-tip treats from a company called Mountain County Foods. I don't have a review of these snacks to share with you this month, as we're still working through all of the swag we brought home from BlogPaws. But I have confidence these will be snacks we'll use, perhaps during our new sips and sticks tradition.

Sinead posing in front of her BarkBox

So this looks like another winner of a box.

That's it for this month's shipment! If you'd like to see reviews of prior boxes, click or here or here or here or here. And if you want to try your own BarkBox, use my code for a discount. And leave me a comment, so I'll know you were here!

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1 comment:

  1. What a lucky dog to get all those neat things! I've been wondering about what they put in a Bark Box. I hope you'll follow up and let us know how we'll the toys held up and if the treats were good.