BarkBox: October 2014 Review

October’s BarkBox came last week and I couldn’t wait to see what kind of goodies Sheba was getting for her subscription box trick-or-treating! Last year she got some awesome festive treats and toys so we were anticipating another stellar box for October.

One new and what I assume will be a standard item included was a “Scout’s Honor” card from the company, saying that if your pup doesn’t love one of the items they receive in their box, you can email them and they’ll send a replacement item or give you credit to shop at their online store, BarkShop. Love their dedicated customer service!

Flash & Glow Jr. Ball
I was a little disappointed to find the Flash & Glow Jr. Ball ($12) in Sheba’s box this month. She actually received one in another doggie subscription box months ago and it was one of the items that went into the donate pile. If it’s not fuzzy with squeakers or doesn’t hold treats, chances are Sheba won’t be interested in it. I might have to reach out to BarkBox and try out their new “Scout’s Honor” service.

Superior Farms Venison Hyde Crepe
Although Sheba’s been dying to eat the Superior Farms Venison Hyde Crepe ($6), she hasn’t gotten her paws on this one just yet. Since we have a big walk ahead of us trick-or-treating on Friday, this is going to be her “candy” reward at the end of the night!

Howlin’ Goodies Pumpkin Flavor Treats
I love seeing items in boxes related to whatever holiday falls in the month. For October/Halloween, BarkBox included Howlin’ Goodies Pumpkin-Flavored treats ($2), which were a big hit with Sheba! I’m happy she’s able to participate in the pumpkin fad, even if it’s not in the same way us humans are used to!

Snicky Snacks Cinnamon Crunch Bar
If I didn’t know better, I’d think the Snicky Snacks Cinnamon Crunch Bar ($3) was a human snack! This is a new brand to us, but I love that it doesn’t contain any wheat, corn, or soy and it’s U.S.-made. We definitely hope to see more of these bars in the future!

Dublin Dog Baller McGee 
I’m not going to lie, the Baller McGee toy ($12) is pretty creepy. I mean, look at it’s face! Fortunately for Sheba, there’s a treat spot in this toy to keep her distracted! It’s not her favorite treat toy in the bunch but it’s definitely getting it’s fair share of play time!

Hare of the Dog Rabbit Jerky
Sheba loves just about any type of jerky or bone treat that comes her way, and the Hare of the Dog Rabbit Jerky ($2) was no exception. Although one I’d normally love to give her when I know I’ll be gone for a few hours, the disclaimers to watch your dog consume it make me nervous so I gave this one to her while I was home. She gobbled it right up and no issues rose, so all good with this one!

October’s BarkBox retailed out to about $37 and was pretty successful with Sheebs overall. I was happy to see some new brands (even though I love many of the frequent ones that pop up). This subscription box has been great in keeping Sheba healthier in her snacking and introducing us to new companies! We’re already looking forward to what’s ahead in November’s box for Thanksgiving!

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