BarkBox Coupon + Review: Snowbound Hounds Edition

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Dog lovers, it’s time for this month’s BarkBox review, where Daisy and I give you an insider’s look at all the dog toys, treats and surprises that come with the world’s most popular dog subscription box!

Each month’s theme is different, and this month the BarkBox theme is Snowbound Hounds. It’s cute, fun, and sure to help your dog beat the Winter Blues!

As with each month’s dog subscription box from BarkBox, this one included 2 fun toys inspired by the theme, plus 2 full-size bags of dog treats and a tasty meat chew. You can expect a value of $30-$40 worth of dog toys and treats in each month’s BarkBox, for as low as $21/month including Free US Shipping. Read on to see what we thought of the January BarkBox.

Daisy gets the large dog box which is shown in all our BarkBox reviews, but whatever size your dog is, they will get the same number of toys and treats in appropriate sizes. Treats are also customized based on whether you specify food allergies in your dog’s BarkBox profile.

We hope you’ll stay for our BarkBox review but if you are just here for the BarkBox coupon, code WOOFWOOFMAMA will get you a FREE extra month added to any order of 1-month or more at BarkBox.com/woofwoofmama.

January BarkBox Dog Toys

This month, the two BarkBox toys actually combine to make one larger toy. It’s interactive, and even holds treats. It’s a Build-Your-Own-Snowman dog toy and it didn’t disappoint!

Winter Bod Dog Toy ($10 retail value) This is the bottom half of the snowman. His arms are branches that pull through for tug, and velcro on top so the head sticks on. He’s also got a big squeaker and lots of plush fur to chew and gnaw.

Toboggan Noggin Dog Toy ($10 retail value) This treat dispensing dog toy is the snowman’s head. To make his face, you plug in your BarkBox dog treats for the eyes and nose. He’s pretty hilarious and we had a lot of fun doing his face over and over again so that Daisy could eat his eyes and nose.

BarkBox dog toys are always super cute and original. This month was no exception…in fact, this month might just be the most fun yet but it’s hard to say because the BarkBox folks never fail to surprise and delight us with something new in each month’s box. Not every dog gets the same toys in their BarkBox, so here’s a look at some of the variations.

January BarkBox Dog Treats

The two bags of dog treats were specially designed to be the noses and eyes for the snowman face toy. We received a bonus chew stick this month…double the meaty goodness!

Snowman Nose Nibbles Dog Treats ($5 retail value)  Lamb is the first ingredient in an all-natural recipe that also includes wholesome ingredients like cranberries, carrots, and turmeric, a spice with anti-inflammatory properties to promote healthy joints.

Snowman Peepers Dog Treats ($5 retail value) These dog treats make the eyes for the face and are big, chunky and chewy. We are glad we got a whole full-size bag of each so we can keep refilling the face!

Pork and Apple Chew Stick ($3 retail value) A hearty winter treat. It’s hard but chewy and can be broken into smaller pieces is you want to ration it.

Peanut Butter and Carob Stick Dog Chew ($3 retail value) This was actually a FREE BONUS TREAT! There is usually 1 dog chews in a BarkBox so this was an extra surprise and greatly appreciated. The dog-loving folks at Bark often surprise subscribers with bonus items like this.

We were super happy with this month’s BarkBox goodies, but know that if you ever receive a toy or treat that doesn’t make you happy or that isn’t suitable for your dog, BarkBox will send you a FREE replacement with no questions asked. You don’t even have to send back the unwanted item. They encourage you to donate or share it, and will send you a replacement more to your dog’s liking! It’s part of their Scout’s Honor Satisfaction Guarantee that comes with every delivery.

BarkBox Cost and Value

By our calculation, this month’s BarkBox had $36 worth of dog toys and  treats if you were to purchase them all separately.

That’s a great value when you consider that subscription prices start at $21/month with free US Shipping.

In addition to saving money, we also love the WOW-factor and excitement of getting a new delivery of surprises each month.

It’s a chance to discover new dog treats and toys that we might not have known about otherwise. And the BarkBox toys are really Instagram-worthy, making them the perfect photo props in addition to some amazing dog toys!

BarkBox Coupon
  • Want a FREE BarkBox? Use coupon code: WOOFWOOFMAMA at checkout to add a free extra month to any order of 1 month or longer.

All BarkBox plans include FREE Shipping for US orders. Click THIS LINK to get started customizing a box for your pup!

To learn more about Classic and Super Chewer BarkBox, visit our BarkBox Coupon and Review Page for BarkBox coupon codes, reviews and photos.

Super Chewer Review + Coupon: Game Night Edition

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Our first Super Chewer Box of the new year did not disappoint! It was packed with fun and we’re here to tell you all about with our monthly Super Chewer review.

If you’ve been thinking about getting your dog a subscription box but worry the toys and treats won’t last, then this one is for you.

The Super Chewer Box from the folks at BarkBox is designed for dogs who are toy destroyers and need more long-lasting meaty chews.

Daisy’s subscription has been customized for her size and food sensitivities, and your dog’s plan can be, too.

Sizes are: “Small but Mighty” for up to 20 pound dogs, “Middle Weight” 20-50 pounds, “Large and in Charge” for dogs 50+ pounds).

Every Super Chewer BarkBox includes $40+ worth of dog stuff:

  • 2 Extremely durable dog toys (plus free toy replacement)
  • 2 Full-size bags of natural dog treats (made in USA)
  • 2 long-lasting meat chews (made in USA)
  • Free US Shipping
  • Satisfaction Guarantee

Each month’s Super Chewer Box has a new and unique theme and this month it’s Game Night. Read on to see what was in the January Super Chewer Box.

Then be sure to use our exclusive coupon code: WOOFWOOFMAMA to get a FREE extra month added to any plan! (yes, even the monthly no commitment plan)

Here’s a look at what was in the January Super Chewer BarkBox along with the retail values of each item if purchased separately:

January Super Chewer BarkBox Dog Toys

Toppling Treat Tower Dog Toy ($14 retail value) This heavy-duty dog toy is especially great for bigger dogs. It’s rough and tough. The game is a little like Jenga; put treats in the holes and see if your dog can get them out without toppling the tower.

The chew sticks in this month’s box fit perfectly. Daisy is a rule breaker, so she picks the whole thing up and flings it to the floor hoping the treats will pop out.

Chessmutt Chess Dog Toy ($14 retail value) This is a tug toy and chew toy in one. It’s got some powerful squeakers, too. It’s designed for medium and large toy destroyers.

January Super Chewer BarkBox Dog Treats

Pork Rack Snacks ($5 retail value) Real pork is the first ingredient in these yummy, grain-free dog treats.

Duck Tac Toe Dog Treats ($5 retail value) Daisy loves duck so we are super happy about these. They are X’s and O’s in keeping with the Game Night theme. Super cute!

Duck and Mango Dog Chew ($4 retail value) Made with turmeric and coconut along with mango and duck, this chew stick is softer so it can be broken into pieces and rationed if you don’t want your pup to eat the whole thing at once.

Pork Plank Dog Chew ($4 retail value) Hard + Chewy and designed to be used in the Tower Toy.

Peanut Butter and Carob Stick Dog Chew ($3 retail value) This was actually a FREE BONUS TREAT! There are usually 2 dog chews in a Super Chewer box so this was an extra surprise and greatly appreciated. The dog-loving folks at Super Chewer often surprise subscribers with bonus items like this.

Just like with the toys, every Super Chewer treat comes with a happiness guarantee. If you or your dog don’t love something, let them know and Super Chewer will send you something else and help you to personalize your dog’s box for future deliveries.

Here’s a look at all the toy variations that subscribers might receive in the Game Night Super Chewer Box.

Super Chewer Box Cost and Value

By our calculation, this month’s BarkBox Super Chewer edition had $49 worth of dog toys, treats and chews if you were to purchase them all separately. That makes the subscription a real bargain when you consider that plans starts as low as $29/month with free US shipping included.

Super Chewer BarkBox Coupon Code

If you’d like to try BarkBox Super Chewer edition for your toy destroyer, visit this link and use Super Chewer coupon code WOOFWOOFMAMA to get a FREE month added to any order of 1-month or longer.

Anyone up for a game of chess?

Spot & Tango Review + Coupon: Fresh Dog Food Delivery Service

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Dog lovers, we’ve heard from many of you who are interested in feeding your dog real, fresh cooked food but aren’t sure where to start. It can be a challenge to know the right recipes and ingredients to use, to make sure your dog gets the proper nutrients. Plus there is the hassle of extra grocery shopping, measuring, cooking and packaging of all those meals. Like you, I want the best for our dog Daisy, but without all the guesswork and extra time in the kitchen.

We’ve recently been introduced to Spot & Tango, a meal delivery service for dogs. It’s fresh pet food made with locally sourced ingredients, cooked to order in their USDA certified kitchen just days before arriving at your door. We accepted Spot & Tango’s invitation to try out their dog food delivery service and are excited to tell you all about it.

Dog Food Review Spot and Tango

This Spot & Tango dog food review shows the quantity and recipes we received based on Daisy’s personalized dog food meal plan. Your dog will get their own personalized meal plan based on the info you give when you sign up for your trial subscription on spotandtango.com. All of the recipes are human-grade, fresh, ready-to-serve meals made with fresh fruits & vegetables. No artificial additives, preservatives or fillers.

After taking the quiz and receiving your personalized meal plan, your dog’s meals are delivered directly to your door. They arrive packed in dry ice, and even in South Florida, ours were all still frozen after the box sat out in the sun on our porch til we got home the day it arrived.

You just open the box, defrost a few days worth and serve. Keep the rest in your freezer for later. At first I was concerned about the amount of freezer space Daisy’s dog food would take up, but 2 weeks worth fits easily on the small top shelf of our freezer, next to where the ice maker is.

It’s important when switching your dog’s food that you do so gradually. Our first shipment included full instructions on how to transition our old dog food to the new one.

In addition to the helpful feeding instructions, I love the info about recycling. There is very little excess packaging, and the green insulation foam is actually biodegradable and dissolves in the sink with running water. I’m sad I forgot to get video of it dissolving but I was really enjoying watching it melt away, and I forgot!

Back to the feeding schedule and transitioning. Out of extra caution, we took things even more slowly than instructed. I started with a spoonful a day for the first few days and then went on to use the fresh food as topper on Daisy’s kibble. They actually have a subscription you can choose if you only want to use the fresh dog food as topper and don’t plan to fully transition from dry kibble. Some dogs like the crunch of dry food and people have different preferences for the mix of food they like to feed their pups. Spot & Tango make it easy to strike the right balance, whatever you decide to do.

They include a bag clip to keep leftovers fresh. I love the little attentions to detail like this one!

As you can see, this meal is Lamb and Brown Rice dog food. There’s spinach, whole peas, chopped carrot pieces, parsley, apple cider vinegar, and fresh blueberries accompanying the ground lamb and brown rice. The personalized info sheet we received with our shipment includes the full list of ingredients for each of the three dog food meal varieties we received. Recipe details also include an AAFCO Statement about the nutrient profile for each variety of dog food in your plan.

The other two varieties we received were Turkey & Red Quinoa and Beef & Millet. Your dog’s plan will be personalized for their needs, age and size. You can check out Spot & Tango’s Dog Breed Knowledge Base to learn more about personalized dog food for breed-specific, young, old, sensitive stomach, overweight dogs, etc.

Hopefully you can see how frosty cold everything was when I opened our box for the first time!

Daisy is really excited about getting her own special box of freshly cooked dog food, and I love the convenience. The personalized recommendations and quality, real food ingredients are also important to me.

Spot & Tango Coupon Code

If you’d like to try Spot & Tango for your dog, we’ve arranged a very special exclusive discount just for our readers!

Get 30% OFF your dog’s first trial order. Just take the quiz here to sign up and be sure to use Spot & Tango coupon code: WOOFWOOFMAMA at checkout.

The Refundable Trial comes with a satisfaction guarantee. The offer is a great way to sample the food and see if your pup likes it. You can cancel anytime. There is NO contract or obligation, and every order includes free shipping.

Because the food can stay frozen for up to 6 months, you can also use it to keep a stash of special occasion meals, treats and kibble toppers, even if you decide not to fully switch over. We think your dog will love it as much as Daisy does, and this is a great chance to give it a try in time for the holidays and into the New Year!

Give Your Family the Gift of Pet Insurance

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When friends and family get a new pet, they often ask what pet insurance I recommend. I always give the same answer: PetPlan Pet Insurance.

It’s the pet insurance we’ve had for Daisy since adopting her 9 years ago, and we’ve never regretted the decision. We’ve had to file at least one claim every year and have never been denied. It really takes some of the stress out of having a sick pet, knowing that cost doesn’t have to factor into making decisions about their care and treatment.

We all want what’s best for our pets. If you haven’t already done so, take the time this holiday season to give your family the peace of mind that comes with having really good pet insurance. It truly is the gift that keeps on giving. PetPlan has the most comprehensive coverage for dogs and cats, with up to 10% OFF in discounts when you sign up online here.

Remember that pets are family, and a lifetime commitment. It’s your responsibility to plan and budget for their care. Pet insurance is an important part of that plan, and helps you with unexpected vet bills if your dog or cat gets sick or injured.

Just some of the things we love about PetPlan:

  • Easy app for filing claims
  • Very quick reimbursement
  • Choose your own deductible and copay
  • Their super friendly 24/7 customer service
  • Proud supporter of Pets for Patriots
  • Preferred pet insurance provider to AARP members
  • 42 years in business

You can view this chart see how PetPlan compares with other popular insurance plans.  Visit the PetPlan website to learn more.

BarkBox Review + Coupon: Thankstuffing Turducken

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Daisy and I review every month’s BarkBox and the holiday editions are always our favorites. This month’s BarkBox is all about Thanksgiving, and spoiler alert, it came complete with an actual Turducken! If you’ve never heard of a Turducken, it’s an upgrade to traditional Thanksgiving turkey. It’s a turkey that’s been stuffed with a duck that’s been stuffed with a chicken. It’s an actual thing that you can order from your butcher or sometimes find at Costco or Whole Foods.

Now that we’ve revealed the main course, let’s get down to business!

If you aren’t familiar with BarkBox, it’s the most popular monthly dog subscription box around. Each month’s box has a different theme and the November BarkBox theme is Thankstuffing.

As with each month’s dog subscription box from BarkBox, this one included 2 fun toys inspired by the theme, plus 2 full-size bags of dog treats and a tasty meat chew. You can expect a value of $40-$50 worth of dog toys and treats in each month’s BarkBox, for as low as $21/month including Free US Shipping.

Every dog’s BarkBox can be customized for their size and food sensitivities. Daisy gets the large dog box which is shown in our BarkBox reviews, but whatever size your dog is, they will get the same number of toys and treats in appropriate sizes.

If you want a deal, use our BarkBox coupon code WOOFWOOFMAMA at BarkBox.com to get a FREE month when you order 1 month or longer.

Here’s a look at what was in the November BarkBox along with the retail values of each item if purchased separately. If you missed getting this box and want to pick up some of the toys and treats shown here, they may still be available for individual sale at The BarkShop.

November BarkBox Dog Toys

  • Mashed Potato Mountain Dog Toy ($10 retail value) Who doesn’t need a heaping mountain of mashed potatoes with their Thanksgiving feast? This cute dog toy even has gravy on top! It’s a plush toy with a large textured squeaker inside.
  • Ducken Stuffed Turkey Dog Toy ($12 retail value) The star of any Turkey Day is the bird and this one is super special. As I mentioned earlier, he’s a Turducken: a turkey stuffed with a duck that’s been stuffed with a chicken. He’s also got some crinkle material stuffing and a squeaker to make him even more exciting.

You can actually pull the duck out of the turkey. Daisy keeps bringing him back to me so I can restuff the toy and then she pulls him back out again.

Such a great example of the creativity and thought that goes into all the BarkBox toys!

Here’s a look at all the dog toy variations that were sent out in this month’s BarkBox.

November BarkBox Dog Treats

  • Lamb Stick Dog Chew ($4 retail value) A meaty lamb recipe chew treat. It’s big enough to break in half and save some for leftovers!
  • Duck. Lamb. Kale. Dog Treats ($8 retail value) You can already tell what’s in these triple stuffed dog treats. All the good stuff and none of the junk. Shaped like kale leaves.
  • Sweet Potato. Honey. Blueberries. Dog Treats ($8 retail value) As with all BarkBox dog treats, these are made in the USA with wholesome ingredients. Shaped like a slice of pie.

As usual, this month’s Barkbox also included info related to this month’s box and theme.

And the flip side is actually a Thanksgiving Table Setting complete with place card for your dog. Super CUTE photo prop for you and your dog!

Barkbox Cost and Value

By our calculation, this month’s BarkBox had $42 worth of dog toys, treats and chews if you were to purchase them all separately. That’s makes a subscription a real bargain when you consider that plans starts as low as $21/month with free US shipping included.

BarkBox Coupon Code

If you’d like to customize a BarkBox for your lucky pup, visit this link and use BarkBox coupon code WOOFWOOFMAMA to get a FREE month added to any order of 1-month or longer.