BarkBox Review + Coupon Prom Edition 2018

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We were a little behind schedule in letting Daisy open her June BarkBox but it was worth the wait. The theme was Squeakhearts Under the Stars and it was truly prom-tastic, complete with prom-posal, corsage, and more fun surprises!

In case you aren’t already familiar with BarkBox, it’s the most popular monthly subscription box for dogs and each box is customized for your dog’s size and food allergies.

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.

Daisy gets the large dog box which is shown here, but whatever size your dog is, they will get the same number of toys and treats…usually 2 fun dog toys, 3 full-size bags of treats and 1 tasty chew. Often there are additional surprises and goodies thrown to go along with the monthly theme.

Note that this is the Classic BarkBox edition which usually includes plush toys. If your dog is a real toy destroyer then check out the BarkBox Super Chewer edition instead.

BarkBox subscription prices start at $21/month and shipping is free for US and Canada. Most toys are Bark exclusives and all treats are made in the US or Canada (we’ve seen some lamb treats from New Zealand and we’re ok with that!)

Here’s a look at what was in the June 2018 Classic BarkBox along with the retail values of each item if purchased separately at the BarkShop:

June BarkBox Dog Treats

Baaallroom Dance Dog Treats ($8 retail value) These lamb and duck dog treats are great for dogs with a sensitive tummy (like Daisy) and are super tasty (according to Daisy). No wheat, corn or soy. Fun short sticks make them the right size for stuffing in puzzle toys.

Fish Platter Dog Treats ($8 retail value) Made with salmon and whitefish; soft and chewy. I like how tiny these dog treats are which makes them perfect as pocket treats while training or out for walks. This full-size bag will last a LONG time since we can dole them out in such small portions!

Deluxe Lamb Chew Stick for Dogs ($4 retail value) Etta Says! is one of our favorite brands for meat chews and this crunchy stick doesn’t disappoint. 7″ of tasty lamb.

June BarkBox Dog Toys

Andrew the Hopeful Nerd Dog Toy ($14 retail value) Adorable prom-posal and super fun 17″ dog toy. BarkBox has started labeling most of their dog toys with info on the features (hidden spikey ball toy inside, rope material, etc.)

Click n’Rip Camera Dog Toy ($16 retail value) It’s been a while since I’ve seen a disposable camera but this one has an extra special surprise BONUS TOY hidden inside!

The info card that came in this month’s BarkBox had perforated tear-out prom accessories: a bow tie and a rose corsage. Just what every dog needs for those perfect prom pics!

BarkBox Cost and Value

By our calculation, this month’s BarkBox had $50 worth of dog toys and  treats if you were to purchase them all separately.

That’s an amazing value when you consider that subscription prices start at $21/month with free US and Canadian 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.

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

Top-Rated Big Dog Beds with 1,000+ Customer Reviews

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If you’ve ever shopped for dog beds then you know there are loads of them out there to choose from. If you’ve got a big dog or a senior dog, then you really need to do your research since they have special needs and not all dog beds have the same quality or features.

Since big dog beds can be expensive, we’ve done some of the leg work for you and rounded up the top big dog beds that each have received at least 1,000 positive reviews on Amazon.com. We’re highlighting 3 top dog beds over $100 and the 3 best big dog beds under $50:

 

PetFusion Ultimate Dog Lounge ($119) Solid 4 inch memory foam base for superior overall comfort, reduced joint pain and improved health, mobility, & energy. Water resistant & tear resistant cover plus non-skid bottom. Removable cover is machine washable and replacement covers are available. This dog bed holds up to 100lbs but is also great for smaller dogs who need extra comfort and support. Rating: 4.7/5 Stars with 1,428 customer reviews.

Big Barker 7″ Pillow Top Orthopedic Dog Bed w/ Headrest ($239) Calibrated for big dogs and available in Large, XL, Giant XXL dog bed sizes. 4 color choices and 10 YEAR WARRANTY: Foam will retain 90% of original shape & loft for 10 years or your money back. MADE in the USA. Machine washable 100% Microfiber cover. Soft to the touch, looks great in your home. Rating: 4.9/5 Stars with 3,159 customer reviews.

 

Big Barker 7″ Pillow Top Orthopedic Dog Bed w/out headrest ($199) Same 10 year warranty, features, colors and sizes as the one above but without the head rest. Rating: 4.9/5 Stars with 1,581 customer reviews.

FurHaven Ultra Plush Orthopedic Dog Bed Sofa ($47) This is an extremely affordable alternative to high-end dog beds and still has an above average rating. 7 color choices, this orthopedic egg-crate foam pet bed is made from CertiPUR-US® Certified Polyurethane Foam. Features a water-resistant polycanvas base plus zippered, removable cover that is machine washable. Rating: 4.2/5 Stars with 1,968 customer reviews.

FurHaven Plush & Decor Orthopedic Comfy Couch Dog Bed ($46) Similar to the style above but available in a modern geometric diamond pattern. Available in 4 sizes and 10 different colors/trims, you are sure to find a dog bed that fits your home decor. Rating: 4.1/5 Stars with 1,220 customer reviews.

Armarkat Heavy Duty Pet Bed  ($48) Made with heavy duty canvas and soft plush with waterproof and skid free base. Filled with extra thick 100-percent poly fill for maximum comfort; Zippered opening for easy cover removal waterproof lining for easy cleaning. Machine washable. Color: Burgundy and Ivory. Size: Extra Large Dimensions: 49-inch L x 35-inch W x 8-inch H. Rating: 4/5 Stars with 2,264 customer reviews.

BarkBox Review + Coupon ~ Age of the Furaoh

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Dog moms and dads, we’ve got the full scoop on what was in this month’s BarkBox dog subscription box, AND a coupon so you and your dog can try it too!

In case you hadn’t heard, BarkBox is a monthly delivery of goodies, toys and treats, all customized for your dog’s size as well as any food allergies. You can choose the length of your subscription, and shipping is FREE for the US and Canada.

Every month’s BarkBox has an original theme with 2 cute dog toys and 2 full-size bags of tasty dog treats and 1 yummy chew.

Note that this is the Classic BarkBox edition which usually includes plush toys. If your dog is a real toy destroyer then check out the BarkBox Super Chewer edition instead.

The May BarkBox theme was Age of the Furaoh, a journey back to a time when dogs ruled Ancient Egypt.

Here’s a look at what was in the May 2018 Classic BarkBox along with the retail values of each item if purchased separately:

May BarkBox Dog Toys

The Ferocious Pharaoh ($16 retail value) This toy is designed to be destroyed. It’s got some fluff inside, and a hidden mummy spiky ball bonus toy just waiting to be discovered! We haven’t gotten to the inside yet, but I can’t wait til Daisy decides to rip him open! Here’s a photo from BarkBox in case you’re interested.

Slug Bug Beetle Tug ($16 retail value) At 15″ long, this tug toy is BIG! It’s got a full body squeaker, 2 smaller squeakers and crinkle material, too. It’s perfect for a game of fetch and tug, or for supervised play (like a game of hide-the-toy).

BarkBox sent along a reminder card in this month’s BarkBox about dog toy safety, along with info on how to contact them with questions or concerns. We love the thoughtful details like this.

May BarkBox Dog Treats

PB & Bacon Sandwiches Dog Treats ($8 retail value) Made in the USA by Blissful Biscuit. All-natural ingredients including peanut butter and bacon make these dog treats the perfect blend of sweet and savory.

The Treat Pyramid Dog Treats ($8 retail value) A BarkBox exclusive, these dog cookies give your dog the taste of three proteins in each bite. Made in the USA with lamb, chicken and pork. Daisy has in her BarkBox profile that she doesn’t eat chicken, and before our box even arrived I got an email from them letting me know they’d accidentally sent these treats instead of no-chicken treats which they were sending out right away. We love their amazing customer service people, and this is just another example of how they go above and beyond to keep every person and pup happy!

Plato Pet Treats Thinkers Salmon Stick ($6 retail value) Every month’s box includes one tasty dog chew but this month we really hit the jackpot with TWO salmon sticks from one of our favorite US pet treat brands! Although Daisy would love to eat the whole thing at once, I like to break off pieces to help with portion control and make each stick last longer.

This month’s box also included a fun extra surprise. It’s a royal collar designed to be cut out of the wrapping paper in the box, along with stickers so you can customize it for your dog. Super fun and cute!

BarkBox Cost and Value

By our calculation, this month’s BarkBox had $54 worth of dog toys and  treats if you were to purchase them all separately.

That’s an amazing value when you consider that subscription prices start at $21/month with free US and Canadian 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.

 

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.

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

These Matching Pool Floats for You and Your Dog Take Summer to a Whole New Level!

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Living in South Florida, I really didn’t think I could get very excited about a new pool or beach accessory because I thought I’d seen them all (giant rainbow unicorn swans, I’m looking at you), but then came the launch of this Funboy x Bark collaboration and I have found new #LifeGoals!

Funboy is the creator of some of the hottest and most Instagram-worthy pool floats around now you AND your dog can live the luxe life, with your choice of matching luxury white yachts or pink retro convertible floats for the pool or beach.

These are a new offering over at the BarkShop and are sure to sell out quickly. I’d received the press release only a few days ago and already the buzz across the web has reached epic proportion, being featured by People, Mashable, PopSugar, Bustle and more.

In addition to the cool-factor, these floats are also designed with your dog in minds. They are made of thick and sturdy puncture resistant plastic and hold up to 70lbs. The matching human float holds up to 250lbs with room for two.

 

One of our favorite things about the dog floats is the reinforced compartment for treats or toys. The human version has two cup holders and a spot for your cooler, sunscreen and more.

The dog floats are sold individually for $59 each or grab the matching pair for you and your dog at $169 for your choice of Pink Pimp My Float Bundle or the White Holy Ship Bundle. As with everything at the BarkShop, free shipping is included. You can also use BarkShop coupon code WOOFWOOFMAMA to get a free treat added to any order!

Visit the entire collection of matching floats for dogs and humans at barkshop.com.