It’s the month of December, where we sometimes forget the meaning of Christmas and spend all of our time shopping and buying presents for people we love. I know I don’t have this issue, because my dog is basically a child in my family, but what happens when we forget our four-legged friend? I thought this year for Christmas I would get Olive her very first BarkBox, a monthly subscription service, catered to dogs of all sizes, that delivers treats and toys based around a monthly theme. Although I intended for this to be Olive’s gift, she basically ripped the package open as soon as we brought it in the house.
If you’ve never purchased a BarkBox, if you’re just curious to see what was in the box for the month of December, or if you just want to see really cute photos of my Yorkie-Poo Olive, keep on reading!
First things first, when you go to subscribe to BarkBox, there are a lot of options which is nice. They first want to know what size dog you have, ranging from small & cute (0-20lbs), just right (20-50lbs), and big & bold (50+lbs). Next, you get the option of choosing a subscription of 12 months (the best pricing $20/month), 6 months ($25/month), or 1 month ($29/month). I chose the 1 month subscription because Olive doesn’t eat that many treats, and she doesn’t need a few new bags EVERY month, but I’ll definitely consider the 6 month box at some point when her current treat supply gets small again (spoiled pup). One thing that’s important to mention, the subscriptions auto-renew, so you have to go in and cancel or post-pone the next box.
Anyways, back to the fun stuff. Olive’s box arrived within a few days of ordering. If you order a box on subscription, boxes will ship out on the 15th of every month. I swear, she knew the package was for her, she had to have been able to get all of the smells in through the cardboard. So, we let her open it…
Inside every BarkBox comes at least 2 toys, 2 all-natural treat bags, and a chew. This month the theme was Dogmas in the City, celebrating the ‘howlidays’. Points for creativity.
Olive’s small dog box included:
- A little nutcracker plush toy
- A string of christmas lights plush toy
- Koha Jerky Strips (made with lamb and duck)
- My Doggy Soft-Baked Cookies (made with Salmon)
- Butcher’s Block Pet Treats Beef Knee Cap
Olive seriously loved everything in this box. She has not yet destroyed her toys, which is surprising, but she’s still carrying around her string of christmas lights. Her favorite thing in the box by far is the jerky strips. I think I’m going to have to re-purchase these somewhere because she will do anything for these treats, I can tell she just loves them. The only downside to our box was the chew, since Olive doesn’t eat natural bones she won’t be getting to enjoy this, but I’ll end up donating it or giving it to a dog that will.
All in all Olive LOVED her first BarkBox. Seeing her get so excited made the purchase worth it, and after a few months and when all of her Christmas treats are gone, I know we’ll end up booking a subscription.
If you have a four-legged friend you’d like to spoil occasionally, or want to give a gift for a friend/pet, I would really consider a BarkBox (even if it’s just a one-time purchase)!
If you want to check out BarkBox, click here:
Just so you know, by clicking this link and purchasing a BarkBox, I will not receive a free box or commission, however a BarkBox will be donated to a shelter dog in need – how cool!
Hoping you have a Happy Holiday!! – Paige & Olive