Wednesday, March 28, 2012

the best thing since sliced bread. (for real).

Guys. GUYS. We received the most awesome thing in the mail. Well, Claire did, but it was actually addressed to me, so I feel like I am allowed to get excited too.


Please let us introduce you to BarkBox. Here's how it works: you subscribe to this service and you get a package delivered to your house each month that is full of hand-picked treats, toys, and products galore! Basically, it's like BirchBox for dogs - but it's even better, since 10% of each subscription is donated to shelters and rescue groups.




The goods in this month's BarkBox included...

  • All natural Jumpin' Ginger Snap treats from Bing's Barkin' Bakery - Claire is obsessed with these babies. I don't know if ginger is as soothing to dogs' stomachs as it is for people [note to self: ask Anna], but that would be an added bonus with all of Claire's tummy issues lately! Either way, she can't get enough!
  • Nature's Miracle bath wipes - They are supposed to freshen your dog's coat between baths, and I can tell you that they actually do! I would like to say that Claire smells like roses all the time, but that would be a lie. I have been wiping her down with these when we get home from the park, and they even remove dander. Lovely!
  • Himalayan Dog Chew - Marketed as high quality and long-lasting. Don't you love when what ads claim are true actually turn out to be true? These "bones" are made from yak and cow's milk. Again, with Claire's tummy issues, I didn't want her to have the whole thing at once until I knew how she would tolerate it. I originally attacked it with a saw to try and break it into small pieces [I'm exaggerating. I mean, why would I own a saw?! I really just tried using a really sharp knife] until I read the package which said to microwave it for 30 seconds to soften it. It was much easier to cut into then. [Imagine that]. Claire's stomach handled it well and once she had a taste, she kept licking my hands until I gave her more.
  • The Holobal - So far I've only stuffed this ball with treats, but I'm going to put a tennis ball inside next time to see if it will enhance Claire's fetching abilities. She's very particular about what tennis balls she will retrieve, so I'm interested to see if this will help! The only negative thing about this toy when it comes to Claire is that I have to watch her when she has it, or else she will use it as a chew toy. Given that it's 100% rubber, it won't have a long life in our household if that happens...

Want a BarkBox for your dog? A one month subscription is $25, a three month subscription is $21 per month, and a six month subscription is $17 per month. The gifts in the boxes are tailored to your dog's size, too!


BUT IT GETS EVEN BETTER!!!! Depending on the number of comments on this post that show interest, BarkBox said that they would donate a subscription for a giveaway hosted by none other than... us! AHH. You know you want the opportunity to win one for you or a friend, so puh-lease leave a comment below!
   

19 comments:

  1. Ahh!!! This sounds awesome!! I know andy and Oscar agree!

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    1. If they decide to participate in a giveaway, I'll let you know! Andy and Oscar can always use more treats and toys, right?! :)

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  2. Ooh, BarkBox sounds spectacular! The six month subscription is definitely the most attractive deal; I don't tend to spend $20+ on treats and toys for Elka in a month (well, some months are better than others....)

    I especially like that a portion of the funds go to shelters and rescue! That's really awesome.

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    1. I know, I love everything about it!!

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  3. Great review. Sounds like a ton of quality stuff. I'm definitely looking into this. Thanks for letting us know. I had no idea it even existed.
    Patrick Jordan

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    1. I think Lady might need a BarkBox subscription for her 5-month bday present...!

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    1. It is, isn't it?! I loved it as much as Claire did!

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  5. ok, this is one of the most freakin awesome things i've seen yet for dog-obsessed humans. i'm a member of doggyloot.com and barkingdeals.com, but i hadn't heard of this. i'm so excited!

    obviously i would so super down for a giveaway!! i hope it happens.

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  6. How fun!! I have 2 pups & am a pet photographer... it'd be great to share this w/ my clients! :)

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    1. April! I'm a pet photographer too! Where are you based out of?!

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  7. This sounds like fun!

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  8. It sounds like you BOTH must have loved this surprise. I am sure glad that Claire wasn't bothered by the treats. Looks like it must have been alot of fun opening this BOX!!

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  9. This Bark Box sounds awesome! I know Lady would love this, we need to order her one and maybe I will be the lucky winner!!!!

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  10. Bark box,I challenge you: Do you have a box suited for my gargantu-beast? Arie is a 95 lb. White German Shepherd...who, i'm convinced, may have super chewing powers.

    This box looks great! Very nice pick L! I'll have to look into it (or try to win a super awesome giveaway....bark box, make it happen).

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  11. Daisy got to try a BarkBox a few months ago and LOVED it! Looking forward to your giveaway and a chance to win her a new one since each month's box is filled with different pawsome stuff and we like surprises!!!

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  12. Love this! We are in the process of adopting a Lab from a Lab rescue organization. I am going to have to sign him up for the Bark Box 6 month shipment program. He will be ours once he has completed his heartworm treatment. Can't wait to see what he receives each month! I love that 10% goes to rescue groups. Awesome!

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