BarkBox Update

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Well, it’s been 13 days since we received our first BarkBox and I wanted to share how impressed I am with the quality of the toys. My dogs, especially Artie and Coby, are very determined to break open toys to get to the squeaker inside. After 13 days, that hasn’t happened with these toys AND the squeakers inside still work.

The toys after 13 days!!!!

Just before getting our BarkBox, I went to a local pet store and bought a toy. Within 2 hours, they had the toy broken opened, stuffing everywhere, and the squeaker broken. That’s not to say that all pet store toys are made cheaply, but you get what you pay for. If you buy an inexpensive toy, it’s not going to last long. If you pay a little more, the toy will last longer!

Pet store toy after less than 2 hours.

So, my point is, take a look at BarkBox and BarkShop. BarkBox is a monthly subscription. For more information see my June 21 blog post. BarkShop is an online store where you can buy the individual toys, treats, etc. The links to both BarkBox and BarkShop are below. Be sure to use my links to get discounts!

BarkBox link for 10% off and free shipping:

BarkShop link for free bully stick with $10 purchase:

ABC’s First BarkBox

Disclosure: I received a free BarkBox in return for my honest opinion on the products. The blog post contains affiliate links. Your purchase will help ABC purchase new bones 🙂

The other day we got our first BarkBox! BarkBox is a monthly box of goodies just for dogs!!! Each box contains 4-6 treats, toys, and occasional hygiene/grooming products. A great deal of thought and research goes into each monthly BarkBox. They use only the best quality toys and treats. The toys are high quality, durable, and well-made. All treats are sourced from the USA and Canada, and chews are sourced from the USA, Canada, South America, Australia and New Zealand.

BarkBox can be ordered each month or as a 3, 6, or 12 month plan. The more months you sign up, the less expensive the boxes. Pricing is as follows:

Twelve month plan = $228! This breaks down to $19 per BarkBox.

Six month plan = $126. This breaks down to $21 per BarkBox.

Three month plan = $72. This breaks down to $24 per BarkBox.

One month plan = $29 per month

The more you order – the more you save!!! Shipping is free for subscriptions of 3, 6, or 12 months. There is a $5 shipping fee for monthly orders. Just another reason to order 3 or more months! Although, you can use my link below to receive free shipping on a one month plan. 

There is also a BarkShop where you can purchase individual treats, toys, and other accessories. If you receive a toy or treat your dog really loves, visit the shop to buy another. Shipping from BarkShop is a $5 flat rate or free with order of $25 or more.

We’ve had our BarkBox since Thursday (4 days) and so far I am very pleased with the toys and the treats. The toys are very sturdy and well-made. Artie, Buddy, and Coby have been playing with them a lot and they still look brand new. Earlier this week I bought a cheap toy from a pet store and the dogs had it torn apart with stuffing everywhere in less than two hours. I am a firm believer that you get what you pay for! You may pay a little more for BarkBox toys, but they are worth the extra cost. Below are the three toys we received, all of which squeak.

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We also received three different treats all made in the USA, which pleases me greatly! We got some Peanut Butter Pocket Trainers, Crunchy Duck + Sweet Potato Premium Chew Bar, and Cocomut Brownies. The chew bar was one big hard bar, and it wasn’t easy to break into three pieces, but ABC enjoyed it and it kept them busy. They also like the pocket trainers treats which have peanut butter, Chia, blueberries, and cranberries for anti-oxidant support. The Cocomut Brownies are free from wheat, corn, soy, meat products, egg, dairy, salt, sugar, and preservatives. They are made by the Lazy Dog Cookie Company which prides itself on using all natural products from the USA.

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I am extremely pleased with our first BarkBox and I would definitely recommend it. We all know how much fun it is to receive packages in the mail for ourselves. Imagine getting a package full of goodies for your canine baby!!! It is so much fun and exciting for the human and the dog. I highly suggest you give BarkBox a try!!!

Below are two links that you can use to get a discount on both BarkBox and BarkShop. Follow these links to get 10% off and free shipping at BarkBox and a free bully stick with a purchase of $10 or more at BarkShop.

BarkBox link:

BarkShop link:

If you have any questions, please ask me or visit BarkBox for more information. There is a frequently asked questions section that is very helpful. Also, be sure to take a look at our video below. Thanks in advance, ABC!

Blanket for the Boys 

While shopping at Hobby Lobby today, I found a piece of fleece discounted to $5 per yard. There was just over a yard left so I bought it to make the boys a blanket. It took me just under 45 minutes to make it and it fits perfectly in their crate (house).  Check out the finished project below.

Crate Label

Some people call it a crate, others call it a cage. We call it a house – “Get in your house, boys”. If your crate is like ours, it came with a product name label on the front of it. You know, one of those labels that is almost (if not) impossible to remove!!

So today, I decided I wanted to get something to cover up the label. After searching Michaels, I decided on chalkboard labels. Love them!!! I wasn’t nervous about making a mistake when writing and I can change what I wrote at any time. How convenient is that, especially at less than $2.00 for a package of labels.

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Good Buys!

I love to shop Marshalls and Home Goods for dog supplies and treats. I’ve found some really good deals on things like doggie bags, harnesses, car seats, and baskets/containers for dog toys. If you like it…buy it!!! These stores carry odds-and-ends or discounted items, so it may not be there next time you shop. Believe me…I learned.

Today I purchased this container for the dogs’ toys at Marshalls for $7.99