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#WoofWoofWednesday {@BarkBox Surf’s Up Pups}


Our BarkBox arrived in the mail last week and I must say I was pleased with the contents for June. Once again BarkBox has introduced a new way or reordering the items in your box by simply ending a text with the item code and boom. I definitely will try this out at some point with something that makes Chino drool. The total value of this month’s box is $39. 

BarkBox July Review

The theme for July was Surf’s Up Pups! The inspiration? The beach, sand and sea of course. 

Healthy Dogman{Healthy Dogma – Coconut Flavour Barkers}

These all natural, grain, gluten, wheat and soy free are as healthy as it gets. They also have coconut which have great health benefits for your dog. Chino gets coconut oil in his food a few times a week so I love that these have coconut and pumpkin too. Im pretty excited about these :) 

photo 3{Mr.Barksmith’s -Pina Colada Smoothie}

We have gotten these frozen treats before, the flavour seems very fitting for the boxes theme. These seem great to give your dog while you are enjoying a cocktail by the pool yourself. 

photo 4{Loopies- Fish Bones Toy & Etta Says- Duck Chew}

This fishy seems like it will be a new bff for Chino as it is great to tugging and has stood the test of durability. As for the duck chew…GONE! Chino devoured it immediately and I love that this is a single protein source and comes in a variety of flavours we regularly purchase these where available.

photo 5{Bixbi – Daily Essentials – Chicken Breast Jerky Treats}

With all the precautions on chicken jerky going around it is great to know this treat is 100% made in the USA and sourced as well. This is extremely important information. I am saving these as I know I can get Chino to do cartwheels for these if needed. They are great for training as they are a high value treat in my household and are easy to break off. 

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#WoofWoofWednesday @BarkBox { June Review }


This month the theme was jet setting and the tastes of the world. Yum!

Benebone Nylon Chew

Benebone Nylon Chew

Chino has yet to sink his teeth into this one. At first I was unsure if he is supposed to eat the entire thing or if it was a flavoured toy. The bacon dog chew promises to be great for serious chewers so I am saving this for a long visit to someone’s house to keep him preoccupied. 

Green Bark Gummies Hip & Joint Treats

Green Bark Gummies Hip & Joint Treats

I had looked into Green Bark treats before as they have great supplements in them and have no wheat, corn or soy in them. They also look just like gummie bears! {Delish!}

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R2P Monkey Silly Bums

Can we say adorable? How many times do you call your dog a “Silly Bum” and now there is a toy that is just a bum! It crinkles and squeaks too to keep your pup entertained. 

Benny Bully's Beef Liver & Banana Treats

Benny Bully’s Beef Liver & Banana Treats

We shared these delicious treats with our friends at the park and they were a big hit. I love Benny Bully’s because I can break it into the right size for smaller dogs and it hides banana in it. {Hahah! If only Chino knew he had a fruit…}.

BarkBox had a surprise this month and implemented a new ordering system to reorder items that you received in your box. You know in case someone devours the entire box before the next one can come in the mail. You simply text 484-696-BARK with the code specific to each item. Prettttty cool!

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@BarkBox May Edition #Giveaway



This month’s BarkBox arrived in the knick of time. Chino was feeling a bit down seeing me pack box after box and wondering what was going on. This provided the perfect entertainment for him. This month the theme was farm fresh food. Chino dug right into the box so I made him pose with everything and as per usual he put his grumpy face on (it’s all a show)


Let’s dive in shall we?

Snicky Snaks

Snicky Snaks

Snicky Snaks
Unamused look and all these treats were a hit with Mr.Chino. They are organic and GMO free and have all natural ingredients I was surprised he liked them considering they were not made of meat. They smell delicious too!

Nootie -BBQ Chicken Jerky

Nootie -BBQ Chicken Jerky

Nootie-BBQ Chicken Jerky
Nootie treats are always a hit for me. I love that they are soft and great for training. They are wheat, corn and soy free which are great for pups with allergies. These made Chino do anything I asked. 

JW Pet - Megablast Ball

JW Pet – Megablast Ball

JW Pet – Megablast Ball
JW makes great rubber toys and I love them because they are durable easy to wash. Made of recyclable materials they are eco-friendly too.  Chino has too many toys and we will most likely gift this to someone who needs it. 

Loopies - Rozcoe

Loopies – Rozcoe

This cat toy made of corduroy with squeaky insert did not catch Chino’s attention and I could see the stuffing being spread out all over the house. We will definitely gift this to a non-chewer who will enjoy snuggling with it. 

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@BarkBox Spring Has Sprung

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This month’s BarkBox was in theme of bringing on the Spring season! Encouraging outdoor playtime and campfires. 

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Bocce’s Bakery – Beef Bourguignon

Bocce’s Bakery has been a favourite of BarkBox as we have received it in various boxes previously. I can understand why as the simple fest ingredients used are great for dog’s with sensitive stomachs. With beef, carrots and parsley you can rest assured that these treats baked in small batches are made with love and care.

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Barkworthies – Jr Bully Sticks

Chino is usually a very giving guy and is easy to share his treats with others. This is his one non-negotiable as he LOVES LOVES LOVES bully sticks. I however, am very weary with the ones I give him as some brands add preservatives in order give them shelf life and often the slightest thing upsets his stomach. We have received Barkworthies in many of our previous boxes and I always feel comfortable giving them to him (sometimes immediately since he will not move anywhere until it is given to him). They are made with 100% on ingredient only and have no chemicals or preservatives. I do not mind getting these in many boxes because they buy me some time to get work done and give Chino something to do.

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Mr.Barksmith’s – Carrot Cake Smoothie

We have gotten Mr.Barksmith’s smoothies in multiple boxes. To be honest, I do not love these. Chino is not a big fan of them and I feel like dependent on the flavours he really is not interested. I will most likely gift this to someone with a puppy as a frozen treat to enjoy as the weather gets warmer.

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Riley’s Organics – Dogs Love Kale

After a recent trip to Whole Foods and seeing Kale Chips I have been research the health benefits of kale. Therefore I must admit when I saw these I got pretty excited. These treats are grain, soy, sugar and preservative free! Made with human ingredients and peanut flavoured I think these are a great way to incorporate healthy treats for your dog.

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Loopies Toys – Specter

I love this toy! I was pretty excited as it reminded me of one of the monsters from Yo Gabba Gabba (yes I watched many episodes). So of course I danced around with it when I opened it and Chino immediately wanted to play with it. Not before I made him pose with it of course. Please note the unamused grump face when asked to wear it is at hat. Anyways he loved it and it is great for tug of war, the head is made of a tennis ball so that kept Chino entertained. He was really interested in the purple spiky hair and chewed on that for a long time too.

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#March Mornings With #BarkBox

photo 1 (1)March’s BarkBox came with the theme of Breakfast this month. Waking up on the right side of the bed and starting the day with your best paw forward.

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Wagatha’s – Breakfast Biscuits
These biscuits are organic, wheat free and this is the first time I see this lactose-free too! It gives me the feeling of breakfast oatmeal with ingredients like apples, cinnamon and bananas. American made and human edible too we are happy to have these this month.

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Superior Farms – Venison Waffles
Keeping with the breakfast theme and one of my favourite breakfast items WAFFLES! These are made of venison lung, grain free and made in the USA too. These are a new one for us although we have received other Superior Farm treats in the past I find them great for training.

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Etta Says – Rabbit Chew
We have gotten a few chews from Etta Says in previous boxes and I always enjoy having these around for when I have work to get done and need Chino to relax on his own for a bit. These premium chews are great because they are made of different protein sources and are great for dogs with allergies to common proteins such as chicken.

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West Paw Design – Jive
I was excited to see this as one of the toys this month. Chino used to steal this ball from a dog in my old building all the time and he isnt much of a ball kinda guy. We took this to the park immediately and ran around. I like that it floats too because he spends a lot of time swimming in the summer so anything that is water friendly is great.

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Petprojekt- The Daily Fetch
Our BarkBox card seemed to be incorrect as it stated something about eggs but we got a newspaper? Anyways this was a toy I could see being destroyed in 30-45 seconds so I have decided to keep it for an upcoming pawty and gift it. Seems like a smaller dog would have lots of fun with it as it has crinkly sounds and makes noises.

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@Barkbox February #Review

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This month’s BarkBox theme was Doggie Date Night in sync with Valentines Day. I was personally very please with the contents of the box when I first scanned them over. Of course when the box first arrives I need to go into a corner and shut the door in order to scan what is in it because SOMEBODY already knows something is suspicious. He now thinks every package and box that is left at the door is for him.

photo 1Heartland Premium – Angus Tendons

 I was very happy to see these as I love any kind of protein chew I can hand over to Chino when I am indulging in something myself. I figure if I am having a piece of cake he should have something equally enjoyable. I am happy that it is 100% natural and a source of chondroitin which is great for joints.

 photo 3Max & Ruffy’s – Strawberry Treats

These treats are organic and use human grade ingredients. Being the meaty boy he is Chino most likely will share these with someone since he is very picky about the fruit he eats (he doesn’t know this but I sneak fruits & veggies in his food all the time)

 photo 2Baker’ Best –Salmon Treats

These treats are Canadian , they immediately caught my eye since they have salmon which always sits well with Chino and his sensitive tummy. I like that they are healthy and have Omega-3 in them.

 photoComplete Natural Nutrition – Cheese

Keeping consistent with the date night theme, these treats are like little popcorn pieces. Made of all cheese and low in calories they are great for training, sharing (they are human snacks too!) or just to snack on while you watch a  movie.

 photo 4Harry Barker – Tug n’ Toss

This was a big hit, I love all things Harry Barker and Chino loves all these rope! I also think the best part is that it is durable, AZO-free dyed and machine washable. I could be wrong but it also falls into the National Pet Dental Month and I am sure it is great for cleaning teeth too.

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The last @BarkBox of 2013

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 I have to admit I get really excited every time the mailman rings the doorbell now because I know it is a package that he is leaving rather than just an envelope. Even when I run into him down the street while walking Chino he tells me to make sure I am home because there is a package for me. AWESOME!

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Aussie Naturals Duck Rope Toy- okay so Chino looks unamused in this picture, I think he gets it from me. The look on his face where he seems unhappy but inside he really is. The only reason he looks like this in the photo is because he had to STOP biting the ducks beak off to take the pic. I love this toy, its pretty durable, made of different materials and has a rope attached which keeps Chino intrigued.

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Hare of the Dog – Dandelion & Apple Treats – Wheat free, antioxidants and all natural. These treats have rabbit, dandelion and apple. Chino eats dandelion on a regular basis in the summer as he runs through the fields haha so I thought it was interesting. I also don’t think Chino has ever had rabbit so this was a bit of  a gamble, plus he does not really get excited for biscuit type treats. He loved it and I definitely will be trying out other rabbit flavoured treats. I love that is has apple too because mister picky will not eat very many fruits.

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Wet Noses – Peanut Butter & Molasses Treat – Chino was trying to look like the dog in the photo (all nose). Pretty awesome huh? These are also wheat-free, corn-free and soy-free as well as organic which is helpful with anyone who has a sensitive tummy.


Superior Farms – Lamb Toasters- these were a big hit with Chino and were super helpful on Christmas Eve while we all had our dinner Chino munched on these . Made of 100% lamb lung they got his attention immediately.


Barkworthies- Junior Bullystick - okay this was the best part of this month’s box for Chino (realize its a stock photo, it did not last long enough for a photo). Made of beef bladder this chew bought me about 20 minutes of peace to get some cleaning done. I always enjoy giving these to Chino because they are all natural and keep him occupied.

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We Ruv #BarkBox! November Review

This month’s BarkBox theme was “OMNOM NOM NOM NOM” Food! I think this fits perfect with dog’s most loved things.  Make sure to sign up ASAP to ensure you receive a box in time for Christmas (this is a perfect no fuss gift to send to a deserving doggy) 

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1. Nootie – Yumzies Jerky Chews
An awesome treat that is delicious and nutritious for your dog.These treats are free of: corn, wheat, grain, soy

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Made with duck and sweet potato these are great for dogs with sensitive stomachs. The jerky can be broken off into smaller pieces (choose your size) so they are great for training and keep your dog’s attention when needed.

2. Bocce’s Bakery – Truffle Mac & Cheese
Okay I love the packaging, love mac & cheese and they smell delicious. I wont lie a part of me was tempted to take a bite! Bocce’s makes a great staple biscuit with a gourmet twist. Wheat and preservative free, organic and healthy ingredients there is not guilt in sharing these with all the pooch’s you encounter.

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3. Twistix – Vanilla Mint

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November is pet dental/oral care month. This is an extremely fitting treat for those who want to ensure dental health for their dog and have a hard time sticking a brush into their dog’s mouth to get  a good clean. This is another wheat, grain and this is good for me disguised treat. You can give this to your dog to chew on and they wont even know the difference that its both tasty and brushing their teeth. They are also low fat and have no added sodium, sugar or gluten.

4. PetSafe Slap Happy
I will admit I was a bit puzzled when I pulled out this furry spider looking thing from this month’s box. I read a bit more about this toy and it appeals to a dog’s natural predatory instincts in the sense that the arms encourage your dog to shake the toy and the bendable interior gives the impression of a rib cage therefore appealing to a dog’s hunting instincts.

Chino wasn’t sold right away and wore it as a hat!

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October Edition of @getbarkbox

This month our BarkBox arrived sooner than expected and in a different sized box. I was immediately intrigued since the box was much larger than the regular size. I could not help myself and opened it. This month’s theme is Autumn, therefore lots of time outdoors and two toys this month!


October BarkBox

October BarkBox

1. West Paw Design –  Zogoflex Hurley 

West Paw Design - Zogoflex Hurley Tough Dog Toy

West Paw Design – Zogoflex Hurley Tough Dog Toy

This was an instant hit with Chino (hence the stock photo of it), it was the first thing that peaked his interest. Made out of durable non-toxic material this toy is great all around, indoors and outdoors. It does just about everything! It is great to play fetch as it bounces super high, it can be chewed on for hours and it also floats for those aquatic dogs. Below is a video of Chino testing it out at the park.

Chino testing out his West Paw toy


2. American Dog Toys – Fetch & Glow Ball

This is a pretty cool concept of a toy, you leave it in sunlight so that it charges throughout the day and then it glows in the dark. This is great considering day light savings time is around the corner and sunset will be sooner. We’ve been playing with this indoors so far but will definitely be taking it outside pretty soon over the next few nights. It also seems pretty durable as well!

Chino & his American Dog Toy - Fetch & Glow toy

Chino & his American Dog Toy – Fetch & Glow toy


3. Baker’s Best -Autumn Dog Treat’s

These treats are all natural and have goat which is a different protein than we are used to and therefore great for dog’s with sensitive tummies or allergies. We will most likely gift these to the next lucky birthday boy or girl at Leash & Paws.

4. Fruitables – Share Pack


I am so excited this year for Halloween since I have a doorbell and am no longer in a building, therefore kids will be coming to my door (Yay!). Chino will be dressed up and will be handing out goodies, so this share pack is great as there are tons of dogs in our neighbourhood who will be accompanying the little goblins out on the 31st. This is a fantastic idea and I love that the little packs come in a variety of flavours. Chino has lots of visitors too so he will surely be sharing these as a welcome pack. 

5. Etta Says – Rabbit Chew

This is a great protein chew to keep Chino busy while I get a few things done. The rabbit protein is great for him since he has allergies. He absolutely loved the chew and devoured it a bit quicker than I had hoped for. 

I give this month’s BarkBox a 4/5, the only reason it is not a 5/5 for me is that there was not a Halloween themed toy in it. I would have loved to receive a stuff candy corn toy or even a pumpkin so that I could take lots of photos of Chino with it.

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@getbarkbox July Review

We are thrilled that our July BarkBox arrived earlier than expected. We unfortunately were not home when the mailman dropped it off at our doorstep but Chino had the opportunity to rummage through it today.


1. Clear Conscience Pet – Tender Stikz

These beef jerky looking treats were a hit with Chino since he is the ultimate carnivore. I think it’s awesome that these treats are human grade..hmmm..I have one left..shall I leave it out for guests and see there review on it? We got chicken & cheddar and beef & cheddar. Below is the taste tester (it was so good he went cross eyed!)


2. Safemade- Flexi-bowl

This will surely come in handy because it can be twisted and turned to fit almost anywhere (aka my purse). It’s awesome that its freezer, dishwasher and over safe (I think I can bake in it?). BarkBox even offered a tip to freeze water into the bowl overnight.


3. Mr. Barksmith’s – Cool Treats

We’ve received these treats in previous BarkBoxes, we love that their made with real ingredients and have chia seeds in them. We got peanut butter this month. It’s currently in our freezer awaiting the hot weekend.


4. No Grainers – Hickory Bacon

I am sure these will make Chino drool. I love that their soft so they are great for training. Grain free and made with real chicken is a great bonus. These will make training Chino to wait to run down the stairs to go out a lot easier.


5. Max & Ruffy’s – Organic Treats

We received the banana & coconut flavour – I will be honest here and ay I was tempted to try these they smell delicious. Once grain free and no artificial flavours. We will definitely be sharing these. 


6. Wigzi – Pocket Bone

This was the first thing Chino grabbed out of his box, I love it because not only does it  float but also can be stuffed with treats! I love multifunctional toys and the fact that it floats is awesome because swimming time is the only time Chino retrieves anything. We went swimming last weekend and due to a lack of floaty toys, my flip flop was his toy for the day. I am excited to try this out at the lake when we go swimming again.


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