BarkBox Reviews : Unbiased and Authentic Customer Reviews

Just like me, everyone out there believes that their dog deserves the best. Right?

That's why In this article, I am going to review barkbox and analysis every aspect of this monthly subscription service for dog.

All you need to do is keep reading....


What is BarkBox?

BarkBox is an online service which sends you custom toys, organic foods and delightful chews for your four-legged pal.

The whole process is as simple as that- just choose your dog size, your subscription length i.e. how long you want to sign up for BarkBox service and wait for the knock at your door.

A very straightforward process, right?

What BarkBox Users Are Saying? (User Reviews)

  •  Alberto from Denver

"I recently received my first barkbox and believe me, I have never seen my little puppy so happy. At first, I was a little conscious about the treats as my puppy is only 12lb. But I am now 100% satisfied with the treats that BarkBox provided. The toys are well themed and not so easy to be torn.
Thank you BarkBox for this amazing box and I am looking forward to having some new surprises for my dog."

  • Dennis Ann from Boston

“Honestly, at first I was a bit confused between PawPack and Barkbox subscription. I gave a risky shot on BarkBox and luckily it worked out pretty much well. To me, the hygiene level of the treats and chewers are really awesome. But I had a bit issue with the toys I got from July box. At first my dog was not comfortable playing with it and once it started playing, one part of the toy got split away. I hope that BarkBox will check this issue and fix this problem as early as possible.”

  • Christopher from LA

“This service removes the hassle to go to a store. I have completed 5 months of BarkBox subscription and I will say I am actually very happy about the service.”

  • Janice from Nashville

“I don’t know whether other have experienced the same but I am really unhappy about the quality of the toys. I have been using BarkBox for 2 months and both the months after getting the toys, I feel my dog has been cheated. The toys are not as solid as claimed and also have poor finishing. Before subscribing to BarkBox, I always bought toys for my dog from Walmart and I believe those toys are better than the toys Barkbox provides. If this continues for one more month, I am going to unsubscribe.”

  • Robin from San Francisco

“I have tried PetBox, PawPack and BarkBox and if you ask me which one should you go for? I will not give a second thought to suggest you to choose BarkBox. Say about toys, treats and chewers, all of them have better quality than the products provided by PetBox and PawPack. But I feel BarkBox has a drawback about its auto-subscription policy. This is a really issue for people like me. I get little time to buy stuffs for my dog from physical store and that’s why I would say BarkBox saves a lot of time and effort for me. Thank You BarkBox.”

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BarkBox Overview : All The Basics [Explained]

Now, the thing is, BarkBox is claiming it will save your canine from being bored and will not let your dog feel your absence while you are not around it.

Now, you don't have to get confused...At first we should cover all the basics.

Let's start, shall we?

How Does it Work?


Why You Should Subscribe? [5 Questions to Ask]

  • Why would I need a monthly subscription box for my dog?
  • Does it worth my hard-fought earned money?
  • How does the system work?
  •  Are there any other alternatives?
  • How to save some money while subscribing to such service?

Let's dive deeper...

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he/she loves himself/herself.

Your pooch cares for your comfort, security more than anything in the world. I can quote from a research conducted by Dr. Berns, A neuroscientist,

"Your Dogs’ Love for You Goes Deeper Than Food"

Your company is the best thing your dog loves but what about him/her when you are not around?
You must be freakishly tensed about your puppy whether it is having a quality time in you absence.


The good news is ‘BarkBox’ has come to aid “THAT PAIN” for you.

BarkBox subscription gives your dog a new whole level of experience. to aid “THAT PAIN” for you.

BarkBox is a kind of box that is filled with a range of high-quality treats and toys that are made from natural products ensuring maximum customer satisfaction.

This box is creating a new trend with custom themed toys, treats, and rewarding your dogs in a constant basis.

If you want to relax while you are working at your office and want to make sure that your canine is enjoying itself and having good dog food, then, believe me, BarkBox is a perfect service for you.

Still confused about the service?

Just continue reading the article and trust me, I will eventually clear all your confusion.

Sizes and Options Chart [Infographic]

BarkBox has categorized its box sizes according to the sizes of the dogs. You can follow this 2-setp formula to choose the perfect BarkBox for your dog.

Step-1: Follow the dog size and breed chart provided below

Step-2: Choose the right package

For your convenience here's a chart that explains every possible dog size and breed variation.


Now that you know the exact 'size category' of your dog follow this table to get your desired BarkBox:

Package Option

Dog Weight


0-10 lbs


20-50 lbs


50+ lbs

What Comes in a BarkBox?

Now, you must be itching to know what kinds of toys, treats BarkBox actually provides.


When you order for a BarkBox, every month it sends 4-6 custom items to you for your puppy. These items generally contain-

-2 innovative and super fun toys
-2 fully natural organic food
-1 dog chew

Also here's an infographic to educate all the dog owners out there (about dog treats)...


In addition to your subscription plan, you also have the option to order an extra premium toy which normally costs $9. It is something to consider if you are seeking for bonus toys.

Another splendid fact about this service is, if there is a special occasion, BarkBox sends themed toys based on that specific occasion.

Isn’t it too amazing that BarkBox keeps in mind about your dog even in the holiday seasons?

And you must have questions about the quality of the contents?


If you have this kind of feeling, it is totally justified and it proves that you really care for your pet. BarkBox provides treats and toys from trusted vendors who use highest quality ing​​redients.

But again you would be thinking how BarkBox is so sure that their custom toys would be liked by your dog?

Let me put it this way...

Before sending any toys, BarkBox team uses each and every toy on their own puppies. So, what you are being delivered (toys, treats) are guaranteed to delight your canine.

What happens in that case where your puppy doesn’t like any of the toys?

BarkBox allows you to exchange the toys.

One significant fact is to be noted is that, if you buy the exact contents individually what BarkBox provides from elsewhere, it would cost you more than a monthly BarkBox price.

What is BarkBox Themes

Every month BarkBox comes with a unique theme. Here're some of the themes


The Knight of The Hound Table

Chewrassic Bark

Wild Wild Woof

ThrowBark Thursday

Bark Bento

What comes in September 2019 Box? (Unboxing)

Enjoy this month's BarkBox unboxing video! 

How Much Does a BarkBox Cost?

And as per as the subscription plan is concerned, BarkBox offers 3 types of plans for you.


Price per Month



Half Yearly




BarkBox vs PawPack vs PetBox vs BullyMake

BarkBox vs PawPack vs PetBox vs BullyMake
  • BarkBox

Pricing: $29 for one month, $25 per month for 6-month subscription,$20 per month for 12-month subscription.

Features: BarkBox provides free shipping for certain areas. BarkBox yields custom themed toys, delights and accessories for different sized (small, medium and large) dogs. In each BarkBox, there are 5-6 products.

  • Pawpack

Pricing: ‘PawPack’ box comes with $35 a box per month. If you subscribe for a regular monthly subscription, you will get 10% off which brings down the cost $31.50.

Features: In a “PawPack’ box, you will find hypoallergenic food, audacious collections of toys and accessories.

  • Bullymake

Pricing: $39/ per month, $36/ per month for 3 months, $34/per month for 6 months ,$31/per month for 12 months.

Features: BullyMake is a monthly subscription box specially for large sized dogs as well as small sized dogs. Bullymake renders 4 different subscription plans. This service is popular for amazing power chewer with toys.

  • Petbox

Pricing: $9.95 for month to month, one item, $19.95 for 2-3 items, $39.95 for 4-6 items, $59.95 for 7-12 items.

Features: PetBox service stocks boxes depending on the number of the items. For 3-month subscription plan, you can get 10% discount and 20% discount for 6-month subscription plan. PetBox supplies boxes for different sized dogs and has one-three month subscription plan.

Advantages and Drawbacks


  • The website of BarkBox is very user-friendly and super easy to navigate with good FAQ, blog and customer service features.
  • 10% of the proceeds are donated to the animal rescue organization.
  • BarkBox provides products that are totally harmless for your dog with allergies.
  • The BarkBox crew promises they wouldn’t send your pup anything they have not tested on their own fur babies.
  • BarkBox treats and chews are all made from natural ingredients.
  • As BarkBox encourages to post pictures with your pooch, your pup can become an online sensation overnight.
  • You can also gift your pal’s pup sweet BarkBox gift hamper just by subscribing to a one-time monthly plan and this subscription plan doesn’t renew automatically


  • BarkBox has no Cat service available at this point
  • BarkBox subscription renews automatically. You may face extended subscription period even if you didn’t want to subscribe. Once you are subscribed, I am afraid there is no turning back.

Frequently Asked Questions


Question:  Who started BarkBox?

Answer: CEO Matt Meeker, Henrik Werdelin, and Carly Strife founded BarkBox in December 2011. The inspiration for BarkBox arose when co-founder Matt Meeker failed to find retailers in New York City who sold products tailored to dogs of all sizes, specifically his 150 lb. Great Dane Hugo.


Question: Does BarkBox come in different sizes?

Answer: BarkBox feeds customized boxes to the consumers depending on the size of your dogs.
If you want to know in which size category your dog falls in just scroll above and match your puppy’s size.


Question: What is the Average BarkBox Shipping Duration?

Answer: If you live in USA or Canada, you can enjoy this service. If you are a new customer, your ‘BarkBox’ will be delivered to you within 7-12 days. And when you become an old customer and you are still subscribed to the service, then your BarkBox will be on your doorstep at the 15th of every month. Quite a service, right? So, I guess there should be no ground of confusion about both service or the quality of the contents of BarkBox.


Question: Is There Any Specialized BarkBox for Puppies with Allergies?
Answers: BarkBox service is so amazing that they have plans for your dog if it has an allergy. All BarkBox products are wheat-free, soy-free and corn-free. So, you don’t have to worry about your dog if it has an allergy to these ingredients. You just have to contact BarkBox directly (by email/phone call) for those allergy-friendly boxes.


Question: How to cancel my BarkBox Subscription?

Answer: You don’t have to take any real hassle. Just follow these-
-Log into your BarkBox account.
-Click on the “Subscriptions” option.
-Click on “All Subscriptions” (if you have more than one)
-Click on “Edit” option.
-Scroll down that page and click the “Cancel Renewal” button.


Question: Are BarkBox treats safe?

Answer: Well, all BarkBox items come from trusted vendors which use high-quality all- natural ingredients.


Question: How to reorder BarkBox?

Answer: If you like any specific toy from your months’ BarkBox, you can reorder it individually. You just have to text 484-696-2275 with the codes that are written on the packet of your likened toy. Just a reminder, you need to pay $5 for shipping.


Question: How do I return a defected BarkBox product?

Answer: Let’s assume, your canine hasn’t liked any of a BarkBox toy?

Don’t worry. You can email at [email protected] or call at 855-944-2275 to let know the BarkBox team. They will handle the whole process.

BarkBox for Different Sized Dogs

When you buy anything or enjoy any kind of service, at first, you want to hear from those who have already used that service.

And as far as it is about your favorite pal, I know you don’t want to take any risk.

Actually, there are mixed reviews (mostly positive) from the users about BarkBox subscription.
As you already know BarkBox provides three kinds of boxes keeping in mind about the sizes of your canine.


The most unique fact about BarkBox is that it sends toys and treats fit for your dog size and weights.

I have been getting reviews that the toys are super creative and people are delighted that their dogs really love to play with them.

Not only that, their dogs are super excited to get unique toys every month and wait for the next one eagerly.

People have been reporting that the treats of the BarkBox are both hygienic and tasty. That is quite affirmative.


And concerning about the chewers, BarkBox offers heavy chewing options for those dogs that love to chew their toys.

BarkBox team works relentlessly to generate new ideas, themes for toys, treats. Another thing is that the ratio of renewing BarkBox subscription is supremely notable.

This proves that people are loving the contents and planning to enjoy the service for a long time.
But sadly some are giggling about the renewal policy of BarkBox.

If you forget to cancel the subscription before 3rd of a month, you will be automatically resubscribed for the same BarkBox subscription plan.

Some were reported complaining about the lasting of the toys. But that is a very rare case.

Small Dogs

Some user were a bit aware about the suitability of the chewer for little puppys’ tender gum. Well, you better should be.


Let me tell you one thing, BarkBox does take care of your puppy just like you do. They take care of the fact that hard chewers can harm your puppys’ gum and thus provide soft chewer option for your canine.

BarkBox provides custom sized boxes containing custom sized toys and delights.

To maintain the quality, they constantly do experiment and try to better the quality of their items.
BarkBox team tests their contents on their own dogs and be sure about the credibility of their products.

Impressive, right?

So, I recommend you should sit back and relax about the quality of this service because your small pooch is bound to love the BarkBox items.

Medium Dogs

If your dog falls in the medium category and you become worried whether your BarkBox items would be too small or too big for your pooch, then I am telling you there is nothing to worry about.
BarkBox has the right sized boxes containing perfect sized toys and delights for your medium size puppy.


You can also exchange any item if they are not liked by your dog.

But As I told earlier, all the boxes are pre-tested by the BarkBox team on their product furry testers. So, I guess you should not have any question regarding the products being liked by your puppy. And, I am assuring you all the BarkBox items are made of high quality ingredients.

Large Dogs

If your dog is of a large size, then it must be needing extra delights to chew and large toys to play with.


Wait, let me solve your problem in a puff.

BarkBox provides boxes having heavy chewer and bigger toys for larger sized dogs.

Great, Ah?
Well, it certainly is.

Big boxes provide toys, delights and accessories suited for your large dog.

Again, if you specifically like any item, you can order it individually.

Final Thoughts

I Know your dog is not just a pet to you.

Your puppy is like a baby to you and you want to make sure its comfort when you are not around it.
BarkBox is kind of a surprise box that is bound to keep your pooch happy.

BarkBox has successfully supplied 10 million boxes in nearly 2 years to the consumers. Isn’t this stat enough to satisfy your doubt about the effectiveness of BarkBox and popularity among the end user?

Yes, BarkBox has some unwanted features.

But among all available services, BarkBox provides the best kind of service pretty much marginally.

Believe me, you are just one step away to make your dog more satisfied than ever with fun themed toys, treats and so on.

In this review, I tried my best to cover every possible topic but if anything is left out, feel free to comment and let me know.

Overall Rating: 5/5