BarkBox
BarkBox

3.7 overall rating

113 subscriber ratings

BarkBox is a reader-favorite monthly subscription box service for dogs (woof!). In each high-quality box, your pupper gets 2 bags of all-natural dog treats made in the U.S. or Canada, 2 innovative toys, and a chew, all inspired by a quirky new monthly theme. Past themes like “Dogsgiving,” “Peanuts,” and “Lick or Treat” didn’t disappoint. Prices start at $23/box for a 12-month plan and include free shipping inside the 48 contiguous United States. Each box is valued at over $40.

The Basics

  • $35 per month
  • Ships to US and Canada
  • Founded in 2011
  • Valued at $40+ per box
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The Basics

  • $35 per month
  • Ships to US and Canada
  • Founded in 2011
  • Valued at $40+ per box

What We Love

  • Dogs just want to have fun (and snacks!) and our doggies love these all-natural treats & creative toys.
  • Unique monthly themes for pet parents to enjoy.
  • Choice of 3 boxes curated to suit your dog’s size, and the size of toys your dog prefers.
  • Pups go bonkers on BarkBox Day and can’t wait to get their paws on squeaky new toys and bags of treats.
  • For your doggo’s birthday month, you can add a birthday-themed extra toy or goodies to your box

What You Should Know

  • BarkBox all-natural treats are made in the U.S. & Canada and are wheat, corn, soy, and filler-free.
  • BarkBox also offers allergy-free boxes, which exclude beef, chicken, and turkey.
  • Is your dog a heavy chewer that’s tough on toys? Check out the Super Chewer box, BarkBox's brand for tougher toys & treats.
  • Want more of something? You can purchase items from past boxes in the BarkShop.

We Recommend BarkBox If

  • You’re looking for high-quality, all-natural dog treats and toys you can trust.
  • You want a convenient way to pamper your pet with goodies month after month.
  • You love a good pun. (This box is full of ‘em!)

How Do Subscribers Rate BarkBox?

Star Rating Overview

Star Rating Overview

3.7
3.7 overall Rating
113 Ratings
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Featured BarkBox Reviews

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December 27, 2020
I love BarkBox. It is a great service for getting treats and toys to your dog, especially if your dog gets bored easily. It's cheaper to have BarkBox than it is to buy the same amount of toys/treats from your local pet store.
June 19, 2020
We just got our first bark box this month. It was the Paris themed box and it wasn't my favorite. The treats were amazing though and my dogs definitely loved them
May 6, 2020
I adopted Harry in September of 2019. Harry is a special boy who is beyond any Super Chewer dog I have ever seen and is able to chew up things I never thought possible. I subscribed to the Super Chewer Box in an effort to find toys that Harry could not destroy in 10 minutes or less. There are several that he loves. Unfortunately, six months after adoption, when Harry was just under 2 years old, I went on a cruise. While at sea and Harry with a pet sitter, he ingested part of a Bark Box toy that was not SUPER CHEWER resistant. After excessive vomiting and diarrhea, my daughter came over and rushed him to the vet, and then on to the vet hospital. After emergency surgery resulting from the toy, the vet bills came to over $3,800.00. Which my daughter graciously paid. I got home from the cruise owing my daughter insurmountable compensation. I contacted Bark Box immediately. They called me that same day and asked the details of my experience. They were very caring and understanding and immediately cancelled my Bark Box subscription. I sent them copies of the bills and spoke with their rep on the phone more than once and emailed back-and-forth a lot. He was understanding and helpful and within a month of contacting them I received a check paying 100% of the vet bills. I can't thank the Bark box company enough for making restitution and for handling it so quickly so I could pay my daughter back. While he can't have any new toys, Harry still enjoys the SUPER CHEWER toys that are extra durable, and he enjoys the Bark Box Treats Only box each month which he LOVES! Betsy F.
April 15, 2020
I really enjoy Barkbox! The curation of the box is so clever. It actually has a really good value if you compare to going to a pet store and imagine buying all these items individually. Happy puppies here!
December 23, 2019
Utterly appalling I had a $35 gift card used it got $3 worth in box!!!!!!!!
October 4, 2019
BARKBOX IS A HORRIBLE NIGHTMARE NOT DEDICATED TO CUSTOMER NEEDS AND SUPPORT
October 4, 2019
DO NOT SUBSCRIBE TO BARKBOX. COMPLETE GARBAGE. WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY. NO CUSTOMER SUPPORT. NO CANCELLATION. NO QUALITY TOYS.
September 30, 2019
This has been a nightmare. I did a 6 month subscription and the subscription is finished they're still charging me for the box but I'm not getting it anymore and when I try to log on it says my account doesn't exist when I reach out to BarkBox they told me even though it's subscription finishes after 6 months it will still charge you for it and send it to you until you cancel it but I cannot get into my account to cancel it and now they're not emailing me back. so I'm stuck waiting for them I'm paying for a box that I'm not receiving , I checked the reviews and I couldn't believe how many people are dealing with the same issue I am with BarkBox. I don't know how to stop this. I'm literally screwed.
September 26, 2019
DO NOT USE!!! I have used Bark Box for about a year and decided I wanted to cancel the subscription because it was a bit pricey. I logged into my account and deactivated it, however, it continued to tell me that I would receive 5 more months of the box which is ridiculous! Every online subscription whether it is a meal plan, shoes, clothes, etc. - when cancelling, it cancels immediately for the upcoming month. I have attempted to contact Bark Box for 4 days and they only allow text messages and email. No one called me for 4 days and I then missed the call - 2 minutes later, I texted and emailed to call me back - NO RESPONSE!!! This is the worst experience I have ever had with dealing with an online company! They are absolutely non responsive and have the worst customer service to date! If you don't want to continue your service forever - DO NOT START THIS SUBSCRIPTION!!!!
March 11, 2019
We have been getting Barkbox for as long as I can remember now, probably at least 8 years and it is the one subscription box I feel is a necessity as well as a luxury for my dogs. I actually get 2 boxes each month, one basic box with two stuffed squeaky toys, two packages of treats and one chew treat and then another that is the "extra toy" subscription box which gives us three completely different toys, two packages of treats and a another chew toy. This is perfect for us because I own a kennel with 10 active dogs, 2 living in retirement and I have more then enough toys & treats to share with everyone. We've collected so many toys over the years, even considering I don't hesitate to throw out the dead ones, that the dogs have 2 large toy boxes full, toys in each of their kennels, toys in the dog laundry waiting for the weekly run through the washing machine and not to mention the dozen or so stuffies that get hauled outside or tossed out to encourage a reluctant canine to venture out when it's still too darn cold to go out without a bribe. I have to mention I've washed these Barkbox toys countless times, until they fall apart, and most of the time they come out looking fantastic. Bright, shiny and good as new. Then many times, if one of the gals or puppies takes it upon themselves to find out what's really inside their plush squeaky toy, a whole new toy, like a nobby ball, is found which is always a huge hit. So the toys within the toys are a fantastic way to make then last a little longer. My big male has even learned that in about half the toys he destuffs he gets rewarded with his favorite toy of all, a nobby ball. He will fall asleep squeaking those. Lol! So, in closing, I cannot say enough good things about Barkbox. I think when my next batch of imports arrive, I'll add the Super Chewer box to our monthly assortment to see how the pack likes it.

FAQ

Is a BarkBox Subscription easy to cancel?

You can disable your auto-renewal on your account dashboard page, but you’ll still receive the boxes you initially signed up to get. The 3-, 6-, and 12-month plans can’t be ended early. The Happy Team is there to help make your boxes amazing and answer any questions. You can also make changes and add extra items to your BarkBox on your account dashboard page.

How much does BarkBox cost?

BarkBox is $23/month for a 12-month subscription, $26/month for a 6-month subscription, and $35/month for a monthly subscription, plus free shipping within the contiguous 48 United States. Each box contains at least $40 worth of treats, toys, and chews. Shipping to Hawaii, Alaska, and Canada is $8. The more durable Super Chewer ranges from $30 to $45/month per box (depending on length of commitment) and each box is valued at over $45.

What do you get with BarkBox?

Each box (aka month long dog party) comes with 2 bags of treats made in the U.S. or Canada, 2 one-of-a-kind dog toys (think squeakers), and a tasty dog chew. The boxes are curated based on each month’s different new theme.

What size BarkBox should I get for my dog?

BarkBox offers three sizes for subscribers. They’re all the same price and you can update it anytime. Small is for most small dogs under 20 lbs, medium for medium dogs 20-49 lbs, and large is for large dogs over 50 lbs. If your hound is extra tough on chew toys, Super Chewer is your best bet.

When can I expect to receive my BarkBox?

Estimated delivery is 5 to 8 business days in the U.S. (and 8 to 12 business days in Canada, Alaska, and Hawaii). Subscription boxes are shipped within the first 2 weeks of each month.

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