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BarkBox Will Be the Most Worth-It Thing You Ever Buy Your Dog


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As a new dog owner, I’m finding that the two main expenses that come with owning a dog are 1. A constant supply of food, treats, and poop bags, and 2. Frivolous toys that your dog maybe doesn’t need but that are just too cute to pass up [see: this taco and ice cream cone squeaker set]. The reality is that having a pet means spending money, and it’s near impossible to not splurge a little when you have a Very Good Boy who loves his mustachioed acorn even more than you love expensive coffee and weighted blankets.

Kara Illig
Neo attending “The Barkies” after receiving his first BarkBox.

But when you subscribe to BarkBox (starting at $22/month but valued at more than $40!), you won’t have to feel like you’re throwing away money. Each monthly box provides your pup with a constant supply of treats and several indestructible chew toys that also happen to be the cutest things you will ever see. The best part? Every month is a surprise, so you’ll be just as excited as your fur baby when the mailman shows up with his latest BarkBox.

This month, my super-chewer puppy Neo got the “The Barkies” themed box. It included a squeaky Barkie Award and ball (he won Best New Smell), a chewable tuxedo bib, a “barkquet” of roses, and grain-free, all-natural treats named “Best Duck-umentary.” I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried. The people at BarkBox have not only the cheekiest ideas, but really seem to know what dogs love. I was surprised how quickly these toys and treats became Neo’s favorites.

Here are some other themed BarkBoxes your pup will adore:


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