Saturday, May 23, 2015

May 2015 BarkBox Review

We recently received our May BarkBox.  I always joke that my dogs get more mail than I do. Reviews of previous and/or current BarkBoxes can be read HERE.

May 2015 BarkBox

The Goods

West Paw Bumi Zogoflex  Approximate retail value $14.99.  Very durable feeling, made in USA tug toy.  It bounces, floats, and is dishwasher-safe.  Bruce LOVES to play tug, and I cannot wait to try this out with him.  It will also be fun for water retrieval with Neeko and Faolan.

Green Bark Gummies Health and Vitality.  Approximate retail value $7.73.  These are "enhanced" treats, and while packaged as healthy, do not contain the greatest ingredients.  I have never heard of canola yeast, but this ingredient rules them out for Bruce.  They do contain chia, which is touted for it's OFA content, fish oil.  Based on the "dose" suggested on the bag, these would not last one day for all three dogs.

Etta Says 12" Crunchy Duck Chew.  Approximate retail value $4.99.  My dogs love Etta Says!  I say that every time we receive a product from them.  Now the difficult part is deciding which dog gets to enjoy this delicious treat.

No Grainers Jerky Chews.  Approximate retail value $7.98.  We have tried treats from this company in the past, and they went over well.  These are made in the USA with American sourced chicken.  They are each approximately 2" in length, but easily break into smaller pieces, and have a strong, but not unpleasant odor. The dogs have already enjoyed several of these.  

Silly Bums Bumblebee.  Approximate retail value $13.42.  This is really cute.  This line of toys are the back ends of various animals/insects, hence the name.  It is a plush toy that both crinkles and squeaks.  While it is darling, and I am happy with it, it does not feel durable enough for my dogs, so I will either gift or donate this toy.

Overall, I am pleased with this month's BarkBox, even though I won't use two of the items.  The Zogoflex toy is my favorite item, easily.  To try BarkBox for yourself, and get a free box added to your plan, click HERE.

I am a BarkBox subscriber.  I am not asked to review BarkBox.


  1. That looks like an awesome Bark Box!

  2. I'm a huge fan of West Paw. I buy their toys regularly, because they hold up with our dogs. At first, I was turned off by the price, but I can spend less on a plush or no stuffing toy and see it destroyed in 5 minutes, or I can get West Paw and the dogs are still playing with it a year later.

  3. Do you pick out the items each month or let Bark Box make the selections?

  4. I feel like I got the exact same box one time back when I was still a subscriber. But everything in the box was very well received.


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