Best Dog Treats
In an ideal scenario, you would invest some of your time to personally make high-value, all-natural, high-quality dog treats for your pooch. Treats that would not only cater to his needs but also get his tail-wagging, some of which I shared in “High-Value Dog Treats: What Type of Reward to Give Your Dog“.
But “treating” your dog isn’t just all about food. Here are a couple of different ways to look at it:
- A mini-adventure for your dog.
- Something to look forward to.
- An engaging and mentally stimulating activity (or thing).
Most importantly, this should be rewarding for both you and your dog, and as a dog parent, you clearly want this.
There’s just one thing that 99% of the modern-day household struggle with – time.
How do you make the time to provide these treats for your dog on a busy schedule?
Well, I too struggled with and was wondering the same. So I turned to do what I do best: seek until I find, AKA research!
Truth be told, it doesn’t take much to encounter a flurry of options at just the click of a button. Big companies are heavily invested in making sure their products get seen and purchased.
But I’d been down this road many times and I knew something healthy that catered specifically to my canine friend wasn’t going to be found by going after a general-purpose, off-the-shelf product. And if that’s the case, where do I turn to especially given my busy schedule (& without breaking the bank of course)?
Meet Bark Box
It was with this question and enthusiasm that I found BarkBox, a company that aligned with what I was after! Here’s part of their mission statement:
“We believe every dog in the world should be happy and healthy. We aim to thrill dogs by delivering them the best the world has to offer. We plan to bring this good fortune to all dogs, even those without homes yet, which is why we’ll donate $3 for every BarkBox sold to a local rescue or shelter.”About BarkBox
Now that I could immediately resonate with and a cause that struck a chord with my heart. Sadly, thousands of dogs are placed into rescue centres every year, and many of them don’t ever leave.
So, what is BarkBox?
BarkBox is a monthly subscription service providing treats and toys for your furry friend. Dog products made by dog people, for dogs and their people. Every month you get a themed collection with at least 2 innovative toys, 2 all-natural bags of treats, and a chew, curated from each month’s unique themed collection.
For humans, BarkBox is a monthly delivery of high-quality toys, treats, and chews. For dogs, BarkBox is an amazing, tail-wagging, belly-rubbing, best-ever-birthday-party joy explosion, every single month!
I was excited about this as it seemed to fit the bill (and then some more!), but I also had questions I hoped could be answered (see below).
Getting Started with Bark Box
Here’s how it works:
- Sign up with BarkBox.com.
- Fill out the details about your pooch to customise your box, also notifying them of any allergies.
- Choose your subscription plan.
- Get excited and watch as your pooch enjoys the new toys and treats every month.
What Comes in a Box?
Each monthly box contains a combo of treats, toys, and chews. The quantity depends on the size of the box.
Their classic box, without any additions or customizations, contains 2 high-quality toys, 2 full-size bags of treats, and a chew toy each month.
What Are the Sizes?
Their treat and toy boxes are for all life stages, from puppyhood to seniors.
- Small. For pups who are 20 pounds or less
- Medium. For pups who are 20 to 50 pounds
- Large. For pups who are over 50 pounds
Where Are the Items Made?
They choose only high-quality vendors using top ingredients in their treats, and their NYC team designs original, pup-approved toys every month.
All treats are made in the USA and Canada, and chews are made in the USA, Canada, South America, Australia and New Zealand.
- Minimal processing.
- Wheat, soy, corn, and filler-free whenever possible.
- Organic whenever possible.
- And they are going for limited, if not single, ingredient products.
What Is the Pricing?
BarkBox plans start at $21 per month, and our Super Chewer BarkBox (for dogs who need a challenge) starts at $39. The longer you subscribe for the cheaper it gets.
Shipping is completely free for all subscriptions inside the contiguous US – Puerto Rico, Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada have a shipping fee of $8 per shipment.
Is this Available in Other Countries?
Only for US and Canada, I’m afraid. I’ll update this post as soon as I find an alternative for other countries, like the U.K.)