BarkBox Review + Free Box Coupon: November is Home for the Holidays

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Daisy just opened her November BarkBox and it’s full of Thanksgiving cheer! We’ll show and tell you what’s inside this month’s BarkBox, but first an intro to anyone who is new here or maybe just hasn’t heard about BarkBox yet.

BarkBox is the most popular subscription box service for dogs of all sizes from Tiny dogs to Extra Large dogs. You choose your plan length or feel free to go monthly, and cancel when you wish.

Each month your dog receives a delivery of goodies including toys, treats and other fun surprises. The BarkBox is usually based on a clever theme with super creative dog toys and tasty treats that can’t be found at your regular pet store.

Each box includes 4-6 items, usually with 3 treats and 2 toys, but box items will vary because they are always customized for each dog’s size and allergies. It can also be customized with items especially for heavy chewers. (NOT to be confused with the new Super Chewer BarkBox for Dogs)

Although most BarkBox items are available to purchase individually at BarkShop.com, BarkBox subscription plans start as low as $20/month including FREE Shipping.

To see past BarkBox photos, read our reviews, and get an idea of how cute and creative each month’s theme is, visit our BarkBox Page.

November BarkBox: Home for the Holidays

The theme of the November BarkBox is Thanksgiving and Home for the Holidays and we are pleased as pie! Speaking of pie, one of the 2 toys in this month’s box is a slice of pumpkin pie! The other is a ‘Lick the Chef’ apron toy. The pie has 2 squeakers, one giant one for the slice, and one tiny one for the whipped cream on top. The apron is also a squeaky toy but with a rope for tugging as well.

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Because Thanksgiving is all about noms, there were 3 treats included: a 12-inch Lamb Chew, a bag of Pumpkin Cheese Yums and a bag of Salmon Droolers. These treats are all full-size and made in the USA. They’re also wheat-free with no corn or soy. The folks at BarkBox are super careful and particular about the treats they pick, and you can email them if you need help customizing your box for your dog’s food sensitivities or allergies.

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Get Moving and Stay on the Right Track: Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker Giveaway

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Believe it or not, it’s already mid-November and we are headed for what I like to call the “Holiday Eating Season.” For me, it’s the time period from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve, but for many it begins with Halloween. We all get busy and distracted with parties, dinners, shopping, baking, family activities, and end up staying up too late, eating more and exercising less. Sound familiar?

Rather than wait to make a New Year’s health, sleep or weight loss resolution, you can use a fitness tracker to help stay on the right track starting right now. The Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker is a stylish accessory that reminds you to move, tracks your sleep, lets you log your food and more.

Stay motivated by tracking all-day activity like steps, distance, calories burned and active minutes, and get credit for your workouts with Smart Track automatic exercise recognition. At night, track your sleep and set a silent alarm to wake better and get your best rest.

No matter where you’re headed, the easy-to-read OLED screen keeps your goals in focus with stats, time, and call or text notifications on display. It’s sweat, rain, splash proof and you can even wear it in the shower, so it’s always with you. A wide range of accessory wristbands in metal, leather and sport help you find the right style for every occasion.

The Alta also makes a GREAT gift for just about everyone on your holiday gift list. Check out the Fitbit Alta to browse all the band colors, accessories, features and learn more.

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As a thank you to all our readers and online followers, we want to help you stay on track with your wellness goals this holiday season by hosting a giveaway. One lucky person will WIN a Fitbit Alta Fitness Tracker! We’ve partnered with a small group of bloggers who’ve all kicked in to help make this giveaway possible.
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Dogs And Their People: New BarkPost Book Release + Giveaway!

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There’s a new dog book being released today and it’s sure to make the top of the wish list for all the dog lovers you know, because it’s not just any dog book. It’s THE #BarkBook from the humans over at BarkPost! They’re the same creative, dog-crazy folks who bring us BarkBox and BarkShop, so you KNOW it’s going to be humorous, cute, quirky and an all-around good time.

Daisy, Woof Woof Papa and I were super excited to receive an advance copy, and we’ve been howling with laughter, and more than a little bit in awe, over the amazing photos and stories. We’ve gotten our paws on more than a few dog-related books in our day, but Dogs and Their People might just be the most perfect dog book yet!

Dogs and Their People spotlights over 200 unique and remarkable dogs. Some are celebrity dogs while others are just making their debut. All bring to life and celebrate the crazy, consuming, insatiable love we feel for the World’s Ultimate Best Friend in a book that is sure to win the hearts of dog lovers everywhere.

Available in hardcover starting today, at Amazon.com (currently $14.70), Target.com (currently $16.51), BarkShop.com, and your favorite local bookseller. Get a copy for yourself, and be sure to snag one for each and every dog lover on your holiday gift list!

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Book Giveaway for Dogs and Their People: 10 WINNERS

Thanks to the publisher, we’re giving away 10 copies of Dogs and Their People! Enter to win using the Rafflecopter contest widget below. Giveaway is open to US residents age 18+ and ends at 11:59pm ET on 10/24/16. Good luck everybody!

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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!

California Droolin’ BarkBox Review + Coupon Code for a FREE BarkBox

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August BarkBox 2016

The August BarkBox is a tribute to the best of things from the Golden State. The theme is California Droolin’ and once again, the folks over at BarkBox have outdone themselves with their creative selections! This month’s box included 3 fantastic treats plus 2 super cute and fun dog toys for Daisy to enjoy.

People sometimes ask me if BarkBox is worth it. We say PAWSitively YES! As usual, the total value of the items in each box is MUCH more than the subscription cost, making it a GREAT deal.

This month, our box has a retail value of $42 worth of cool dog stuff. A steal since BarkBox costs as little as $19/month with a subscription plan. The deal gets even better for new subscribers because you can get an extra month FREE with BarkBox coupon code WOOFWOOFMAMA when you sign up at BarkBox.com/woofwoofmama!

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We’ll show you what was in the August BarkBox we got, but keep in mind that each box is customized for your dog’s size, allergies and whether or not they are a heavy chewer. You can email BarkBox directly if you have specific concerns about what your dog will be getting. Here’s a quick rundown of what was in this month’s BarkBox subscription box for dogs:
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