Friday, November 22, 2013

Our first BarkBox

We received our very first BarkBox in the mail a few days ago, thanks to the fact that we won a free 3-month subscription to BarkBox in a giveaway that was posted on the blog, Ruckus the Eskie. We would like to send a big thank you to Ruckus and BarkBox!

Particularly because this is our first, we were very excited to receive it and check out all the goodies inside. Here is our personal review of each product:

The first item Sookie noticed was not the treats, but the P.L.A.Y. Zucchini squeaky toy. No matter how many toys she has, she ALWAYS gets excited when she receives a new one- particularly squeaky toys, which are her favorite. The first thing she did with it, like with other new toys that she approves of, was take it in her mouth and look for a place to bury it. 

Needless to say, this toy was a hit!

"This looks like a nice spot for burying."

What I like about the Bocce's Bakery Truffle Mac & Cheese treats and all the other treats in this box is that they don't contain any artificial ingredients and are free of preservatives and other junk. In addition, I like that all of the treats are made in the USA.

Sookie also seemed to approve of the Mac & Cheese treats, as you can tell from the picture below. 


I was a little worried about giving Sookie the Happy Howie's turkey sausages at first, since they seemed like they would be pretty tough for her to chew. As stated in the instructions on the back, I cut a link of sausage into small pieces and offered her one piece to see how she liked it and whether it would be difficult for her to chew. She did seem to struggle a bit with it, so I cut that piece in half and she was then able to easily chew it.

Sookie does seem to like these treats- I just have to make sure to cut them into extra tiny pieces before giving them to her.

These cut-up pieces of sausage are still a bit too large for Sookie to chew, so I will have to cut them again in half before giving them to her.


I have not yet given Sookie a treat as large and tough chew-wise as the N-Bone Pearly Whites dental bones, so I am a bit worried because of her small size. I could imagine that the vanilla mint flavor would help with her breath, though! I will be sure to supervise her closely when I give her the bone to see how she does with it.

As with the dental bones, we have not yet tried the Etta Says deer chew. This does seem like a treat that Sookie would enjoy, though! Like with the turkey sausages, I will cut this into extra small pieces before I give it to her.

Sookie seemed to like all of her goodies- well, at least the ones she actually tried- but her overall favorite was definitely the toy!


  1. We have seen a few dogs getting bark boxes. The seem to have some really good things in them.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

  2. We agree with Lynne they all seem to be well stocked with yummy and fun things.
    Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. If I was a dog, I would be very happy with a barkbox! Is there a meowbox? :) xx

  4. That's a pawsome box of goodies! We hope she likes the rest of the stuff she hasn't tried yet :)

  5. looks a great box of goodies,xx Rachel

  6. I get the large BarkBox, so its interesting to see what's in the other sizes. Thanks!


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