Bark to School with Daisy: September BarkBox Review + Buy One Month Get One Month FREE!

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Hey fur kids, this month’s BarkBox is just in time for Back to School. Grab your number 2 pencil and start taking notes because school’s in session and you’ll learn everything you need to know about BarkBox monthly subscription service for dogs plus we’ll be handing out some super special Extra Credit for all of our star students who pay attention til the very end of class!

BarkBox 101

BarkBox is a subscription service especially for dogs. Each month, your dog receives a customized delivery of toys, treats, goodies and dog gifts, handpicked by the fine folks at BarkBox.com. Each month’s box has a unique and clever theme. You can check out some of our previous BarkBox Reviews to see photos and descriptions of past themes including: Country Fair, Summer Olympics, California and more.

BarkBox subscription rates start as low as $20/month with Free Shipping…a GREAT value compared with ordering similar items individually. And I can’t really put a price on how excited Daisy gets each month when her box arrives. Her daddy and I just love the surprises each month. BarkBox always sends us items we would never have thought to look for. Many of the toys and treats are designed and produced exclusively for BarkBox and you can only get them with either a BarkBox subscription or at the Bark Shop.

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September BarkBox Review

The theme for the September BarkBox is Bark To School.  Daisy’s box included just about everything school supply a pup needs for the new semester. Keep in mind that items in boxes will vary depending on your dog’s size, allergies and other options you can customize in your BarkBox profile. Here’s a look at what was in the September BarkBox for Daisy along with the retail price if you would like to purchase items separately:

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Teacher’s Pet Treats (retail value $6): It’s 2016; an apple on Teacher’s desk doesn’t cut it anymore. Earn the best seat in class with these tasty pork & apple treats, made in the USA by Treat Simple. The ingredients list is delightfully short: oat flour, pork, honey, apples, canola oil. That’s it. No wheat, no soy, no weird fillers, no goofy preservatives. Just 5 tasty ingredients.

My Doggy All-Natural Apple Duck Treats (retail value $8): These crunchy biscuits are baked in the USA by with duck, apples, and egg blended into a hearty rye flour batter.

YAk Chew (retail value $11): This Yeti Dog Chew brings a taste of the Himalayas right to your door. An all-natural dog chew made from yak and cow milk. It’s an incredibly long-lasting and tasty chew!

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BarkBox Composition Notebook: each month’s BarkBox comes with a special foldout card that gives you info and tips to get the most out of your box. It will usually let you know any special hashtags to use when sharing your BarkBox photos on social media.

Chew Percent Milk Large Dog Toy (retail value $12): Even the most lactose-intolerant dog can enjoy this milk! The carton is insanely difficult to open, just like the real thing! Underneath ballistic nylon is a cube-shaped spikey squeaker, because the best milk is chewy.

Treat Dispensing Number 2 Pencil (retail value $14): With this treat dispensing rubber pencil, get your dog to do their homework instead of eating it! And there’s a very special “number 2” potty joke right on the toy, for all you poop emoji lovers…

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Extra Credit (FREE BarkBox Coupon Code)

We think you ALL deserve to be on the honor roll so we are skipping the final exam and offering a special treat instead! Here’s an optional extra credit assignment for you smarty pups:

Use BarkBox coupon code: WOOFWOOFMAMA and snag a FREE month of BarkBox with any plan.

If you are a math wiz, then you will be able to calculate that the 12-month and 6-month BarkBox plans are the best value with the biggest savings, but this Free BarkBox deal will work with the month-to-month (cancel any time) plan as well. That means you can pay for one month and get the next month free.

Visit BarkBox.com to get started customizing a box for your dog. Class dismissed!

News for Pet Parents: PetSmart Free Stuff and Prizes on T-Mobile Tuesday!

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If you are a T-Mobile customer then you know that the past several Tuesdays have been T-Mobile Tuesdays with free gifts and prizes. If you aren’t familiar with how it works, there are basically a few free gifts for all customers each week plus a contest with the possibility to win prizes.

Only T-Mobile customers are eligible to receive the free gifts, but non-customers can play for a chance to some win epic prizes, so keep reading!

This coming Tuesday, the newest T-Mobile Tuesdays partner is PetSmart! On Tuesday, September 13th, T-Mobile Customers can use the T-Mobile Tuesdays app or website to snag a free gift from PetSmart:

$7 PetSmart Celebration: ALL T-Mobile customers can get a FREE PetSmart coupon for $7 OFF any purchase at PetSmart. (Redeemable in-store on 8/13 only). This sounds perfect for grabbing a FREE bag of dog treats or toy!

Also everyone (customers AND non-customers) be sure to enter the T-Mobile Tuesdays Giveaway for some pet-tastic prizes from PetSmart:

One grand prize winner gets a three day, two night trip to Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif. Includes round trip airfare for two to San Jose, Calif.; two nights in a pet-friendly hotel room at Doris Day’s Cypress Inn in Carmel-by-the-Sea, Calif.; a $500 PetSmart gift card for use in-store or online; and a check for $1,700 to use for taxes, meals, or other expenses.

50 first prize winners will receive a $200 PetSmart gift card for use at a PetSmart store or on the retailer’s website.

200 second prize winners will each get a $50 PetSmart gift card.

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The other free gifts for T-Mobile customers on Tuesday include a free VUDU movie rental, free $15 Lyft credit, and a free small Frosty from Wendy’s.

Visit T-mobileTuesdays.com to learn more about how it works and to see all the prizes!

Deals for Your Preppy Pooch: Ralph Lauren Polo Shirts for Dogs

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Ralph Lauren Dog Polo Shirts

How did it take me so long to discover that Ralph Lauren makes polo shirts for dogs?!? These are the cutest dog shirts and fleeces I’ve seen, and they come in sizes from Small thru Large. I was just browsing around the web, looking for deals…as I do…and spotted some amazing bargains on sale for stylish pets over at RalphLauren.com.

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I know it’s a bit early, but now would be a GREAT chance to snag some affordable luxury fashion and gifts for your dog plus the other fur kids on your holiday gift list! Discounts are up to 70% OFF and shipping is free on orders of $125+ with Ralph Lauren Promo Code: FREESHIP125 at checkout. Color-Block Dog Polo shirts start from $14.99 ($45 reg) and you’ll also find Team USA Olympics dog shirts, fleece dog hoodies, and cable cashmere dog sweaters all on sale. Some items are available for personalization, too!

Go HERE to see all the Ralph Lauren Pets sale items.

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Dog for President Collection + BarkShop Coupon and More Gifts for Dog Lovers

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Dog for President Button

Here’s one candidate everyone can agree on…Dog for President! Whether you’re looking for a cute dog lover gift idea or looking to make a statement about this election season, be sure to check out the Dog for President Collection over at BarkShop.com.

They’ve got T-Shirts, Hats and even a giant campaign button for your dog to wear while you are out “canvassing the neighborhood” for votes.

Dog for President Hat and Shirt

Also included in the collection are these fun and silly Presidential Candidate Dog Toys so your dog can chews their own favorite…or least favorite depending on how you look at it.

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The Bark Shop is full of cool stuff for dogs and dog lovers, so be sure to have a look around. You can also find items from previous BarkBoxes available for individual purchase in case you saw a toy or treat featured in one of our monthly BarkBox Reviews and want to get the item for your pup.

BARKSHOP COUPON CODE: WOOFWOOFMAMA gets you a FREE treat added to any order at BarkShop.com!

Speaking of treats…if you want to really treat yourself or your favorite dog person, get some Shoodles! They are super comfy slip-on canvas shoes for dog lovers and they are ONLY available at the Bark Shop. I get compliments on mine every time I wear them.

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Read my Shoodles Review here and also check out my review of the BarkShop special edition S’well Water Bottle for dog lovers!

Movers and Shakers: What Pet Parents Are Buying On Amazon Right Now

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Pet Parents Amazon Movers Shakers

I sometimes get asked how I find out about which pet products are trending or gaining in popularity. One way is to check the Amazon Movers and Shakers list, which is updated hourly and shows which items are rising in popularity and sales ranking. This can be useful for pet parents to discover new pet products, find some pet gift ideas, and also to find newly discounted pet items since rising sales rank can often mean a price reduction which triggers a buying frenzy…and also frequently indicated an increase in positive customer reviews as well!

Now that you know WHY to check the list, here are some of the top pet supplies people are buying on Amazon right now for their dogs, cats and other pets!

  • Starter pack of Earth Rated Green Poop Bag Dispenser with Bags. This is our favorite brand of poop bags so I’m not surprised to see how popular it is with dog lovers. The dispenser is adjustable to fit any leash, carrier handle or tote bag and comes with lavender scented bags…because picking up poop stinks! Love the handy hook on the back for hands-free carrying of your used poop bag til you can find a proper place to dispose of it. Dispenser fits all standard size rolls and is super easy to refill. Current Price: $3.99

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  • A 2-Pack of Thermal Self-Heating Mat Pads for Cats, Dogs, Puppies and other Small Pets. It may seem like summer will never end, but it will turn cold sooner than you think. Now is a great time to snag a deal on these self-heating pet beds to keep the fur kids cozy all winter long! Absorbs, holds, and reflects your pet’s body heat, and insulates them from cold floors. Current Price: $18.97

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  • Zoo Med Reptile Basking Spot Lamp – 2 Bulb Value Pack. This is the #1 Reptile Basking Spot Lamp on the market, according to the manufacturer. These lights provide the heat and UVA light that reptiles enjoy and need to help them thermo-regulate. Designed for use 10-12 hours a day, because you reptile deserves their time basking in the spotlight! Current Price: $9.31

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  • Marvin the Moose KONG Cozie Dog Squeaky Toy. KONG makes some of the most popular and well-made dog toys around. This Cozie Squeaky Toy comes in 10 cute characters and is made with minimal filling for less mess. Extra tough, yet soft and cuddly…these are super sweet! Current Price: $4.99

KONG Cozie Dog Toy

  • 1 Gallon of Nature’s Miracle Advanced Formula Pet Stain & Odor Remover. As pet parents, we know that accidents can happen, so it’s always a good idea to be prepared with the proper cleaning supplies to tackle the job. Nature’s Miracle is the best pet stain cleaner we’ve found and we always keep a spray bottle handy, just in case. This advance oxygen infused, bio-enzymatic formula deeply penetrates, cleans and removes pet pheromones and destroys odors on contact to prevent re-soiling in the area after cleaning. A little goes a long way. Dries quickly, too. Current Price: $19.57

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