Barkbox – June 2014 Box

We received our first BarkBox this month and the theme was “Parisian”. Here are the pictures of the items and the description card. We’ve switched to the Harry Barker Allergy box and am looking forward to receiving it later this month.photo4photo3

Harry Barker -Eiffel Tower

This is the really winner of this box. Lexi takes this squeaky chew toy everywhere!

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Harry Barker – Tug and Toss

Lexi doesn’t really like to play tug but we’ve definitely used this toy for fetch and as a chew toy.
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Bocce’s Bakery – Chicken Cordon Blue

I ended up giving these to a friend’s dog since Lexi has a chicken allergy. Their dog really loves them and photo6

Le Petit Treat – Quiche Lorraine

Lexi really loves these treats and, since they’re chicken free,  they

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PetHub Service

Pet Hub

PetHub is a service that helps dog owners have some piece of mind in case their dog runs away. Each tag has a unique QR scannable code on it that links back to your PetHub account. It’s free to create an account and you are given a “Basic Account” level when you purchase a tag from their site. I purchased a tag that I was able to customize with Lexi’s name and my contact number. I know there’s some controversy out there about putting your dog’s name on their tag but, I’d rather someone know my dog’s name if they found her and contacted me.

Beyond the Basic (Free Level) of service, you can purchase their Premium Subscription. The Premium Subscription will also give you access to PetHub’s Shelter and Community Alert System. If someone scans your dog’s tag then you’ll get notifications with GPS mapping. Compared to other GPS services out there, I think this one has the best value and piece of mind.

PetHub has tons of cute tags! They have paired up with popular brands like Dog Is Good, Red Dingo, NFL, NBA, NHL and College teams to create fun and unique tags. I’m a big fan of their Holiday Dog is Good tag because it’s cute and catches the eye. Pet Hub

If you’re looking a fun gift to give to friend, PetHub has great Gift Sets available for the holidays. Click here to see their Holiday Bundles! I think their “My Dog is a Genius” Dognition gift set is a great value!!

I’m very happy that I’ve chosen to protect my dog with the PetHub tag and service plan. I will continue to do so in the future!

State of Canine Subscription Services

I believe most canine related subscription services supply the following needs: Food, Toys, and Potty. I have not tried any of these subscription services so, the information that I have here is directly off of their respective websites. Lexi has not participated any of these subscription boxes since most of them involve treats and she’s on a strict vet. diet for food allergies.

Food & Toys

Barkbox

Bark Box

What they offer: You will receive 4 “or more” items that range from dog toys, treats, hygiene products or other. You can check out their Facebook Page to view user submitted picture of past boxes. You choose your subscription based on the size of your dog and then you choose the frequency of payment starting at $29 a month (1 month , 3 months and 6 months).

Spoiled Rotten

Spoiled Rotten

What they offer: This service is under the “Pet Flow” umbrella so, I’m assuming that all products are going to be items from that website. The service is $29 a month and offers discounted payment if you choose a higher frequency (3 months, 6 months and 1 year). I didn’t see it mentioned on the website how many items would be shipped with their boxes. You can also choose toys for a Dog or Cat.

Best Friend Box

Best Friend Box

What they offer: The Best Friend Box will send you treats, toys and goodies for $30 per month. They will let you choose between a Dog or Cat subscription.  Based on the toys and grooming supplies that are featured on the website, I would consider ordering one of these boxes for the fun of it. I’m a fan of Pet Head grooming products.

Potty

Poop BuddyOctober 2013 Poop Buddy

What they offer: This is a monthly service that sends you stylish poop bags and a fun related accessory. You have options to customize your order for a Small/Medium/Large Dog and you can choose the frequency of payments (monthly, 3 months and 6 months). Personally, this is one service that I’ve considered joining. I purchased their LED Flashlight/Poop bag holder a while back and it arrived with two rolls of bags. I thought the bags were cute and sturdy but, didn’t measure up to my favorite bags, Earth Rated Poop Bags.

Doggie LawnDoggie Lawn

What they offer: The first of two plans send you a grass patch for your dog 2 x a month for $50 per month. The second plan gives you a larger patch of grass with plastic frame 2 x a month for $60 per month.

I can certainly see how this could be of interest to someone that lives in apartments or a high rise. An alternative to the Doggie Lawn service is the Potty Park. It’s a synthetic grass in a plastic frame with small holes so the dog’s potty can collect in a tray underneath. Certainly cost effective but, you’ll be doing potty clean up duty.

Fashion

Good Day Dog  

Good Day Dog

What they offer: This service will ship you 1 new collar everyone month for $15. The only options that you are given are the size of the collar.  The collars featured on the site are cute and stylish. Good Day Dog Collar