This post is sponsored by BarkBox.
Look what arrived just in time for Murphy’s birthday! Our little puglet turned 6 years old on Sunday, so a BarkBox was the perfect way to celebrate.
As you might remember, we LOVE BarkBox in our house. I’ve blogged about it a number of times in the past and it’s easily one of Murphy’s favorite things ever. Never heard of BarkBox? It’s a monthly box of treats, toys, and goodies that your dog will love and it’s delivered right to your front door. Plans start as low as $19/month, and they are tailored to your dog’s size, so Murphy gets “medium” (aka “just right”) dog stuff instead of things for a little or big dog.
Murphy loves BarkBoxes so much, he now thinks every box or package that arrives in the mail is for him.
Over the years, we’ve built up his BarkBox excitement so much, he basically loses it when a package arrives. He barks, whines, and spins in circles (totally a pug thing), which, of course, is adorable to watch. He’s just so darn excited about what’s inside, it makes me happy too. Hey, BarkBox is fun for the whole family! Haha!
Each monthly BarkBox contains 4-6 full-size products, including everything from innovative toys and gadgets to grooming products to all-natural treats and more, which are almost always sourced from American vendors. There’s a nice variety and you’ll never get the same thing twice.
Murphy will usually get a soft, stuffed toy, something funky/unique/fun, like his treat ball or a doogie beer, and then three different types of treats””one is usually a chew toy, like a bully stick.
Come on, Mom. Enough with the photos. Let’s OPEN this thing already!
Murphy loves everything about BarkBox, but he especially loves the treats inside. This dog lives to eat! Treats are his favorite.
The BarkBox edible products do not include formaldehyde. They’re often organic and made with minimal processing. They also don’t include glycerin, wheat, gluten, soy, corn, or fillers whenever possible.
Subscribers can opt for special allergy-friendly BarkBoxes too. If your pup has food allergies, you just need to email firstname.lastname@example.org once you’ve purchased your subscription to get added to the allergy box list. The same goes for heavy-chewers in need of tougher toys. Easy as that!
And, of course, we broke open a bag of treats immediately. I mean, it was Murphy’s birthday after all.
We also played with his new Dog Pyramid, which is available for purchase in the BarkShop. BarkShop is the brand’s online store where you can purchase not only items you may have missed from past boxes, but also cool products exclusive to BarkShop.
Murphy had a blast with it!
Doggie ears and treats were flying everywhere!
Murphy’s birthday celebration concluded with a bully stick from his BarkBox.
The second I gave it to him, he ran off, whining with excitement, to look for the perfect place to chew it. Happy birthday, Murph!
Are you and your pup ready to try BarkBox? Here are two special discounts for CNC readers: One is for the subscription service (BarkBox) and the other is for the online shop (BarkShop).
- BarkBox: The first 100 readers will get 1 free month added to any plan using coupon code CARROTSNCAKE (i.e. if you purchase a 3-month plan, you’ll receive 4 months of BarkBox, if you purchase a 6-month plan, you’ll receive 7 months, etc…).
- BarkShop: Get 1 free bully stick on BarkShop purchases over $10 using coupon code CARROTSNCAKE.
Questions of the Day
Do you celebrate your dog’s birthday? If so, what do you do to celebrate?
Have you ever tried BarkBox for your dog? If not, what’s holding you back?
P.S. After reading this post, you’re probably wondering how Murphy is doing. I’ll publish an update later today. As you can see, he’s feeling much better!