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@BarkBox { Halloween Edition } @petprojekt @maxandruffys

#WoofWednesdaysBarkBox { Halloween Edition }
I am super excited for all of this month’s subscription boxes to arrive given its my favourite time of the year. Let’s get right into it!

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{Plush Puppies Squeaker Mat Mummy}

Double stitched and full of squeakers this is a durable, hours of fun and soft buddy to have around the house. I have played tug of war with this with Chino, thrown it and even had him wear it is a scarf. It has so many squeakers in it! Chino loves playing with it while I am on a phone call…*sigh*DSC00172

{Max & Ruffy’s Pumpkin Patch Bites}

 Keeping with the howloween spirits these gluten, GMO and dairy free treats are an awesome addition ot this month’s box. They are also organic too. I will be gifting these to a lucky pup and maybe even if we get some four legged trick or treaters. 

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{Snicky Snaks Cinnamon Crunch Bar}

 Also packed with goodness and organic ingredients, this treat is supposed to look like a chocolate bar you would hand out on October 31st. We gifted this to a lucky pup who I am sure thoroughly enjoyed it. It smelled of all things fall { yum! }

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{Pet Projekt Squeeki Skull}

I have to say Pet Projekt is probably one of my top 3 toy companies. The toys are always super durable, interactive and fun. I was so excited for this skull as I love anything with skulls on it. I will surely be taking this to the dog park as it looks like it will be a load of fun to play with. 

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{Hare of the Dog Rabbit Jerky Stick}

Like the label reads 100% rabbit jerky. Great for sensitive tummies as this is an uncommon protein source. Chino devoured this in less time than it took me to open it so it is a thumbs up in my books!

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{Heartland Premium Weasand Strips}

Made of 100% cow gullet which is a great source of chondroitin { helps hips and joints }. I laid out all the items on the ground for Chino to have his pick and this is what he went for immediately. He drooled everywhere and came back looking for more once he was done. I am hoping I can find this treat again at my local store as I really liked it { aka it did not stink}. DSC00169

 This month also came with an extra information card titled Scout’s Honor. If you are unhappy with any item in your box BarkBox will replace it for free. This speaks levels to their customer service as they want to ensure happy pups all around. I always have a use for items that Chino doesnt personally love but I would definitely use this service for duplicate items. 

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@BarkBox {Collegiate Collection} #Review @petprojekt @barkworthies @SafeMade

#FurFriday Leash & Paws

#FurFriday Leash & Paws

October is here but I am posting our BarkBox September review a little late as last Friday was filled with a ton of events! 

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BarkBox September

BarkBox September

Prior to receiving our BarkBox for the month I decided we would be gifting a lot of the contents in it. The only thing Chino got his paws on was the duck chew because he snatched it before I could say “Pick one thing of your choice from the box to keep…”, his decision was made prior to any discussion about it! haha :) 

Barkworthies - Sweet Potato Steak Fries

Barkworthies – Sweet Potato Steak Fries

Barkworthies has come in a number of our BarkBoxes and I am always happy with the items. Usually they are bully stick or chew which I am always happy about receiving. These treats are said to be great for sensitivities and allergies. Made of 100% sweet potato this is a healthy alternative to regular treats and something your pup will surely love.

Petsafe - Indigo Smokehouse Strips {Bacon}

Petsafe – Indigo Smokehouse Strips {Bacon}

These treats need to be consumed within three days of opening and have to be put into the fridge after opening. This makes me think they are made with fresh ingredients and the short self life goes to attest to the no artificial flavours, colours, or preservatives. This high reward level must be great for training and can be cut into smaller pieces for that purposes too.

Etta Says Duck Chew

Etta Says Duck Chew

This was the treat of choice in this month’s box for Chino. They are a great treat made of a single protein source which allows your dog to try a protein they may not regularly have. I have gone through several process of elimination with Chino figuring out what sets him off and I am glad to report that the duck sits well with him. 

PetProjekt Skrubal Football

PetProjekt Skrubal Football

Chino is already the proud owner of a Skrubal from PetProjekt, this has stood the test of time and has been thrown just about everywhere. I love that the rubber is 100% natural and I also hide treats inside of it once in a while. Pet Projekt makes some pawesome toys and it is very fitting for the overall team spirit/football theme BarkBox had this month.

Safemade Pet Pawxford Pennant

Safemade Pet Pawxford Pennant

Keeping with the team spirit theme, what better way to show it than this pennant. Bring it along anywhere you go to show your support. This toy was pretty cool as it had a crunchy feel to it which will keep your pup enticed for a long while.  (maybe while you watch football on tv?)

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#WoofWoofWednesday @BarkBox August {Ahoy, Matey!} #Review

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All aboard! This month’s BarkBox was totally nautical.

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{Jolly Pet’s Romp n ‘Roll}

 This toy is a combination of a dogs must haves in one. It’s part ball part rope. It floats, is great for tug of war and the ball is puncture resistant. This is the first time I hear of a puncture resistant ball. I have had to replace several soccer balls that have been punctured by Chino so I am happy to know this one wont!

{Jolly Pets Romp n' Roll}

{Jolly Pets Romp n’ Roll}

{Bocce’s Bakery Lobster Roll Treats}

Can we say mouth watering and delicious. I could eat a lobster roll any day! I love it. We have gotten Bocce’s Bakery treats before and love that they are wheat free and have simple human grade ingredients in them. However, Chino will not be trying these as a previous allergy test revealed he is allergic shellfish and I do not want to risk it. I also love that they have kelp too. We will share these at the dog park.

{Bocce's Bakery Lobster Roll Treats}

{Bocce’s Bakery Lobster Roll Treats}

 {Grandma Bowser’s Cheddar Bites}

These treats are wheat free, soy free and corn free. They are great for sensitive tummies and of course the cheese makes them that much more enticing for every pooch!

{Grandma Bowser's Cheddar Biscuits}

{Grandma Bowser’s Cheddar Biscuits}

{Pet Rageous Lobster}

*Cue Awesome Music* We saved the best for last. This was the top hit this month. The lobster toy that flats and does not pinch! Chino absolute loved this toy. I know there was a warning to only play in water with it but I supervise Chino when he plays and we have created a hide and seek game with this toy. He also has a name now too. Luis the lobster or in spanish Luis La Langosta. If I say this Chino immediately searches the house for him and returns him to me to be rewarded. I absolutely love this toy and will hopefully get to take it to a trip to the beach before the summer ends.

{Pet Rageous Lobster}

{Pet Rageous Lobster}

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{Chino & Luis}

{Chino & Luis}

#WoofWoofWednesday {@BarkBox Surf’s Up Pups}

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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 }

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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

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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)

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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

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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.

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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.

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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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