Pricing and Features
As previously mentioned, Barkbox has four different subscription durations that you can choose from with the same rates per plan regardless if your dog is small, medium, or large. A monthly plan costs $29, a 3-month plan is pegged at $24 per month, 6 months is at $21 per month, while a full year’s subscription costs $19 per month.
First and foremost, you will identify the size of your dog: small weighs 0 to 20 pounds; just right, or medium, weighs 20 to 50 pounds; and big and bold, or large, weighs 50 pounds or more. This helps identify the treats and goodies that would be most appropriate for your pet. Next, you will be asked to choose the plan duration that you wish to purchase. Afterwards you can opt to sign-up for a premium toy for each box, for an additional $9 each month. Lastly, your email address will be asked together with the shipping, billing, and payment details, and a little information on your dog as well. And that’s it! The whole process is quick and pretty simple.
Barkbox packs four to six different goodies for your dog; consisting of toys, treats, and chews, with the edibles made with all-natural ingredients. If your barking buddy happens to particularly love one of the items in the package, you can always order more through Barkbox’s own online shop. On the other hand, if there is an item which does not interest him or her, you can always contact their team and they’ll do their best to see what it can be replaced with.
Barkbox has a pretty meaty FAQ section that contains topics such as billing, subscription, shipping, shelters and rescues, gifts, and others. You can also contact their team by sending them an email or giving them a call, or initiating a live chat session in their website. Their office is open from Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM EST. They also have social media accounts that you can follow on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram to be informed about the latest offers and promos.
Love One, Love All
Your little Spike or Milo is lucky to have you, as you are lucky to have him. But what about the hundreds, possibly thousands of other dogs who are not as fortunate? What about those in shelters and pet rescue centers? Well, Barkbox shares the love with those unfortunate beauties; they donate 10% of all profits to centers with their own BarkGood program.
They work with over 3,000 shelters and rescues around the US and Canada, so that even in the absence of a permanent owner, these dogs can still live happily and healthy. If you happen to know any shelters that are in need of financial assistance, you can also suggest them to Barkbox; simply have a representative of the center fill up a form on their website, and Barkbox will be more than happy to get in touch directly with them.
What's the Verdict on Barkbox?
Barkbox Review 2017 – Conclusion
Barkbox provides a way for you to treat your dogs to exciting goodies every month without having to make repeated visits to the pet store. Your dog’s size is factored in for each item, so that your little cutie can fully enjoy the products without being overwhelmed. They also have a variation of subscription options to fit your budget, plus a mobile app where you can check and manage your account. It’s quite a shame that the service is limited only to US and Canada residents; international shipping would have brought a lot of smiles to both pet and pet owners around the world. But if you are in these areas and would like to give your dogs a treat for being a good boy/girl, then you should check out Barkbox!