Thursday, December 12, 2013

Fun Holiday Dog Gift Idea #BarkBoxGifts

Rocco loves a surprise, especially when it comes in the form of treats or toys and it's delivered right to his doorstep! 

We've heard a lot about BarkBox, so we couldn't wait to get our first box of dog goodies this month! 

Even the box makes for a great toy, but what's inside is even better!

Tailored to the size of your dog, every box comes stocked with four or more items that can encompass anything from innovative toys and gadgets to shampoos, leashes, and organic treats. Each month is thoughtfully crafted together by the folks at BarkBox, and each item unique from anything they'll ever send in a later box!

All treats are sourced from the USA and Canada, and chews are sourced from the USA, Canada, South America, Australia and New Zealand. We loved the quality of the products that came in our first BarkBox!

Here's a little more about what we found in our first BarkBox!

Pet Lifestyle And You (P.L.A.Y)

We were thrilled to find an item from P.L.A.Y in our BarkBox! We already have a few of their beds and love the quality of their items. Just like their beds, P.L.A.Y's zucchini toy is handmade with the same, strict production standards as infant and children products.  This toy features double-layered AZO-free fabric, double stitching, and stuffing from 100 percent post-consumer recoiled bottles.


We love chews that do double duty -- giving Rocco a nice treat that also keeps him occupied AND helps clean teeth and freshen breath all at the same time! We were pleased to be introduced to N-Bones which should be a nice addition to Rocco's dental chew rotation. The all-natural Pearly Whites chew bone is wheat-, corn- and soy-free.

Bocce's Bakery

Yum! We may need to fight Rocco for these Truffle Mac & Cheese delights! These are cheesy, wheat-free and preservative-free with organic, local ingredients like cheese, turkey, bacon and truffles. This was another new item for us. Thanks BarkBox for the introduction!

Happy Howie's

We use Happy Howie's meat rolls for training, and we've been eyeing some of their other treats but hadn't tried them yet. So these Turkey Sausage Links were another nice surprise! We also love Happy Howie's all-natural treats because you can break them into tiny-sized training portions.

Etta Says

We've also been wanting to try some the Etta Says treats, so thank you again to BarkBox for sending us the 7-inch Crunchy Deer Chew! Lots of their treats are made with novel proteins -- perfect with pups with allergies.

Rocco says, enough of the pictures, let's get down to business and try some of these goodies!

All-in-all, we think BarkBox is a great gift idea -- either for your own pet or for a friend or family member. The quality of each product was super, just as promised, and we look forward to using every one of them!

And, it's not too late to order for December! Read all the way down for a special offer for To Dog With Love readers!

Bark Box offers three monthly plans tailored to your dog's size to ensure appropriate treats and toys are delivered. BarkBox costs as little as $19 per month and shipping is free. You can read more about the price structure here.

For Dogs, For Good

We also think it's cool that BarkBox is committed to the cause of homeless dogs. As a rule, they give 10 percent of their revenue to local rescues and shelters across the United States.

Special for To Dog With Love readers!

Get $10 off! Order a BarkBox for your special furry someone and get $10 off by ordering through through this special offer link!

Late shipping offer:  For December only, BarkBox is offering extended shipping until Dec. 17 at midnight (PDT) for a $5 surcharge. Regular shipping cut off (for December BarkBox) was December 10th.

Check out more happy BarkBox customers enjoying their goodies on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram!

Disclosure: I have written this post on behalf of BlogPaws Pet Blogger Network for BarkBox. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about BarkBox , but To Dog With Love only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers.


  1. Those bark boxes always look like so much fun. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. I think my sisters and I could make do with one of those under our tree :)

  3. Great review Rocco! I love the zucchini that came in the small BarkBox. Shiner is a big dog so she didn't get that one but it looks so cute and fun!

  4. Wow Rocco what a lucky dog you are all those goodies just for you! Love Dolly

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  6. Oh my word, Diane, Rocco is the cutest thing evah! We love our BarkBox here in MD, too. We have big dogs, and it's cool to see the different stuff in the boxes based on their size. There wasn't one thing in our box that the dogs didn't think was cool as all. They even liked the box! :)

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  8. what amazing gifts these would make!! Thanks so much to create recommendations to, you're so creative! I'll be trying this out at some aspect :-)