Barkbox

BarkBox is a monthly subscription box for dog lovers. Each month a themed box of toys and treats arrives at your door. The classic BarkBox includes 2 toys, 2 treats and 1 chew, and after your first box, you can tailor your choices that are best suited for your dog’s size and dietary needs. Check out the Super Chewer box too!

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Subscribing to BarkBox

Subscribing to BarkBox is easy. Head on over to Barkbox and hit the Subscribe button. You will be taken to a short survey about your dog so BarkBox can get to know them better. Enter your email, choose your subscription plan and then pick your first theme. From there enter your shipping and billing information, hit the Buy Now button and your first box will be on its way soon! Every box contains more than $40 worth of toys and treats for your pup.

How BarkBox Works

BarkBox is a monthly subscription box filled with fun toys and treats for your dog. Each month’s box has a different theme such as Star Wars, Jackpawt and Spiderman full of goodies. The classic BarkBox contains 2 toys, 2 treats and 1 chew. There are 3 subscription options. The monthly subscription is $35 a box. The 6 month subscription is the most popular one and it comes to $26 a month. The annual subscription is the best deal at $23 a box for 12 monthly boxes.

Your BarkBox membership begins with a series of questions so that BarkBox can know what kinds of goodies to put in your dog’s box. First you enter your pup’s name and gender. Next you choose your box size based on your dog’s weight. Options are small (1-20 lbs), medium (20-50 lbs) or large (50+ lbs). From there, you can enter your dog’s specific breed or breeds if your dog is a mixed breed. Next up, is a question about your dog’s birthday or adoption date. You can skip both questions about your dog’s breed or birthday if you choose to.

Finally, on to your dog’s nutritional needs. BarBox treats never contain wheat, corn or soy and are made in the USA or Canada. Here you get to pick if your dog has an aversion or is allergic to chicken, turkey or beef. You can also chat with BarkBox directly after checkout for any additional dietary needs.

BarkBox Past Theme Examples

  • Home Alone- ARRFFF
  • Peace & Fluff- Grrrooooovy
  • Dogsgiving- Playtime is Served!
  • Peanuts- Happiness is a Warm Puppy
  • Galapagos Tales of the Tropics- A Whole Chew World
  • Squeakaway Camp- Pack Your Doggy Bags!
  • Highway to Howl- Buckle Up Pups!
  • Sit. Stay. Spa Day.- Who’s a Good Dog?
  • The Great Barkini’s Magnificent Magic Box- Labracadabra and Howlakazam!
  • Slobber Party- Let’s Party All Night
  • Madagascar Unleashed- It’s a Jungle Out There!
  • Marvel Studios Spiderman No Way Home- Swing Into Action!

BarkBox Pricing and Options

There are several subscription pricing options. The basic box has 3 plans: the monthly plan is $35 a box, the 6 month plan is $26 a box for 6 boxes and the 12 month plan is $23 a box for 12 boxes. You can upgrade to the Classic Extra Toy subscription which includes an additional super deluxe extra toy in each box. Pricing for this plan is $44 a box for the one month plan, $33 a month for the 6 month plan and $30 a month for the 12 month plan. There is also an option for a Classic Lite Plan that is a flat fee of $14.99 a month. You must pre-pay for the 6 and 12 month Classic Box Plans.

BarkBox Benefits and Drawbacks

BarkBox Benefits

  • Once a month a themed box for your dog is delivered straight to your door 
  • All treats are free of corn, soy and wheat and made in the USA or Canada
  • It’s fun for both you and your pup!

BarkBox Drawbacks

  • Shipping is not free
  • The cost of the monthly box subscription seems a little expensive compared to other pet box subscriptions so the best deal is to go for the 12 month subscription. 

Is BarkBox Worth It?

Dogs deserve to be pampered too! If your pup loves playing with toys, this is the box for both of you. Imagine how excited Fido will be when he sees the monthly BarkBox arrive at your door. All of the toys in the box are canine tested and made with high quality materials designed by BarkBox in house design team. The treats are all made in the USA or Canada and you can customize treats based on your dog’s allergy or dietary preferences. There are 3 subscription plans to choose from with the best bang for your buck being the annual plan. Finally, the themes are more for human enjoyment, but are original and really fun! If you are a subscription box fan and a dog lover, BarkBox is definitely worth it. 

BarkBox Tips

When you create your membership, you have an option to add The Extra Toy Club to your plan. For an extra $9 a month you can get a premium third toy added to your monthly box. 

The Bark brand has 3 other subscription box options to choose from in addition to the Classic BarkBox. The SuperChewer subscription is for the dog who has an unusually high oral fixation and contains 2 extra tough durable toys, plus 2 bags of treats and 2 strong, yet meaty chews. The BarkBright subscription contains a monthly supply of dog dental chews and triple enzymatic toothpaste to help your dog’s oral care and keep their breath fresh. BarkEats is a monthly customizable meal plan for your pooch. 

Bark also has a separate online store called BarkShop where you can buy individual plush toys, treats and chews. Many of the items for sale in the BarkShop are from BarkBox monthly themed boxes. You don’t have to be a subscription member to BarkBox to shop in BarkShop, and although they run promotions occasionally, you pay full retail prices for the items in BarkShop if you’re not a Bark member. 

How BarkBox Compares to Other Monthly Pet Subscription Boxes

BarkBox versus BoxDog

BoxDog is a subscription membership that offers quarterly or monthly boxes for your dog. Each box full of handmade dog treats, vegan skincare products, doggie gear and toys are delivered to your home with the BoxDog membership. Boxes contain 4 themed dog items and you get to choose what you want in your box. 

The cost of BoxDog is $35 per month for the monthly plan and $45 a box for the seasonal, once a quarter box plan. The price of BarkBox is less and starts at $33 a month for the monthly plan. Each box price goes down depending on the duration of your plan. BoxDog does offer free shipping whereas BarkBox does not.

BoxDog treats are baked by hand by BoxDog chefs. The BoxDog subscription is also a bit more versatile than BarkBox in that they offer wellness products and gear like backpacks and doggie blankets. BarkBox sticks to toys and chews. Both are great subscription box options, it just depends what your budget and needs are for you and your pup.

BarkBox versus Amazing Clubs Dog Treat of the Month Club

Amazing Clubs Dog Treat of the Month Club is a monthly subscription box full of fresh baked, gourmet dog treats. Membership types are flexible with options of 3 months, 6 months, seasonal or annual subscriptions. You also have the option to pay in full or pay per shipment with all membership types.

The cost of Amazing Clubs Dog Treat of the Month Club starts at  $19.95 a box for a 3 month subscription. Each box contains a full pound of two fresh baked delicious dog treats made with all natural ingredients. The treats are intricately decorated and look almost fit for human consumption.

The price of  BarkBox starts at $33 a box for the monthly subscription and although their treats are made in the US and Canada, Amazing Clubs Dog Treat of the Month Club has more amazing gourmet treats. BarkBox offers toys and chews in addition to just treats so you get a wider variety of items for your pooch with BarkBox. If your dog loves special treats, then they will love both box options. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does a subscription to BarkBox cost?

There are 3 options for a basic BarkBox subscription. The monthly subscription is $33 a box, the 6 month subscription cost comes to $26 a box and the annual subscription cost is $23 a box. You can add an extra toy to any subscription for an extra $9 a box.

  • What is the website for ordering BarkBox?

You can access the BarkBox website by following this link.

  • What comes in each BarkBox?

Each month the BarkBox has themed dog items that include at least 2 plush toys, 2 different treats and a chew. The MSRP for items in the basic box is over $40. You can upgrade monthly boxes to include an extra dog toy.

  • What is the sign up process for BarkBox? 

Visit the Barkbox website and click on the Subscribe button. You take a short quiz about your dog, enter your email, choose your subscription plan and pick your first theme. From there, enter your shipping and billing information, hit the Buy Now button and you are all set to receive your first box.

  • Does BarkBox offer exchanges or returns?

BarkBox can not process the return or exchange of any BarkBox items. If you or your pup is unhappy with any of the items in your monthly BarkBox, customer service recommends you donate the item to a shelter or another dog lover. You can email BarkBox at [email protected] to see what options they might have for you to make it right.

  • What types of payment does BarkBox accept?

BarkBox accepts credit/debit cards including VISA, Mastercard, Amex and Discover. PayPal is also an option for payment. 

  • How do I cancel my subscription?

Simply visit your online account on the BarkBox website and go to Subscription Settings. Here you can edit your plan or disable auto renewal for cancellation.

  • Can I pause my BarkBox membership?

Yes, contact customer service at [email protected] for options.

  • When will my box ship?

It takes 2-3 business days to ship your box. Transit times can vary from 2-8 business days depending on your location.

  • Can I purchase add-ons to my monthly BarkBox?

Yes. Visit the add-ons option from your member account dashboard to see what add-on items may be available. The additional items will be shipped in your monthly BarkBox, yet billed separately.

  • Is there a BarkBox referral program?

Yes. When you want to refer a friend to BoxBark you can get a unique referral code from your account. If your friend purchases a 6 or 12 month subscription, you get a free BarkBox. 

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  • How much does shipping cost?

For orders over $35 shipping is free. Otherwise shipping costs a flat fee of $5 per box.

  • Does Bark offer any other subscription plans for your pup besides BarkBox?

Yes. There are 3 other subscription plans available. The SuperChewer Box is for the dog that loves to chew through traditional plush toys. The BrightBox is a subscription dental plan with chews and toothpaste. BarkEats is a doggie monthly meal plan that is customizable.

  • How does BarkBox give back to the community? 

BarkBox is all about canines and over 2,000,000 dogs have been served! BarkGood is a program that advocates for fostering and dog-friendly spaces, as well as resources and education to help dogs and their humans everywhere.

  • What BarkBox gift options are there? 

There are several options for gifting BarkBox to your dog loving friends. You can give 1, 3, 6 or 12 months of boxes or choose to send a gift card.

  • What if I have a problem with my order?

Support for your order is accessible from the BarkBox Happy Team. You can chat with them live or email them at [email protected]

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  1. Sarah
    04.30.20
             

    You can tell there was a lot of thought put into this box. The theme was really interesting and everything in the box was related! My pup really liked the treats, but unfortunately the toys weren’t soft enough for him. Love this concept though!

  2. Rachel Beltz
    03.30.18
             

    We have a medium-sized pharaoh hound and this was perfect for him- so it is larger dog-friendly!

  3. g_leider
    03.26.18
             

    This is such a great way to pamper your best friend. (And who’s best friend ISN’T their dog?)

  4. Karen Skinner Ringwald
    03.08.18
             

    I have tried them in the past and my Ivy LOVED it!!

  5. mommy2coupon
    10.11.17
             

    I love this box, but my pup loves it even more! We can’t keep boxes on the floor anymore because of this box, because he always thinks it’s his beloved BarkBox. Every month it arrives and he is NEVER disappointed. He has loved and treasured all of his toys (until he has destroyed them, hah!) and eaten every treat and snack down to the last morsel. I don’t think I’ll ever cancel this subscription as long as we have this pup, and if we ever get a second dog, we’ll have to get a 2nd box for that one as well!

  6. Dara
    09.18.16

    Can I make a single purchase just to try this out?

    • Brandy
      09.18.16

      It’s a subscription, but like most of them you can cancel at any time. Use the $10 off code to try it!

    • nanette
      08.20.17

      do you make boxes for very small Chihuahua dogs?