I felt like this box took a really long time to get here, but it looks like it was August 25 when the last one came so I guess I was wrong. ¬†Anyway, what a treat to get a Homecoming-themed box on the first day of fall. ¬†This box contained some of Albie’s tried and true favorite items (insert your favorite¬†“be true to your school” emotion/ pun here) and a treat that he was really not into. ¬†Which is which? ¬†Let’s read on and find out!

What would Homecoming be without the big game? ¬†Included in this box is a PetProjekt Skrubal Football. ¬†This is a brand that we love around here because these toys are built to last. ¬†Also, they’re kind of pricey so I would balk at buying them in a store. ¬†You may recall (because you read my BarkBox reviews like the literary treasure that they are) that Albie received a PetProjekt egg in one box that he loved so much we actually reordered it when he lost it. ¬†As soon as I opened the box he was jumping to get the football. ¬†Play on, player. ¬†Enjoy. ¬†Hut hut hike, etc. ¬†Barkbox says this is a $14 toy, but on Amazon it was $16. ¬†Aim high, Bark Box; as any Captain of the football team knows, you never undersell yourself!



Etta Says Duck Chew. ¬†Oh, Etta Says. ¬†Albie always loves these and this is a nice, long one (that’s what she said?). ¬†This will be great to give Al when the whole family goes out for hours on a weekend. ¬†Made from American duck, this is a treat that we are always thrilled to see in BarkBox. ¬†$4 value.


Safemade Pet Berkeley Pennant. ¬†I’ll add a whole box picture so you can see the duck chew and pennant. ¬†This is actually a BarkBox exclusive. ¬†Very cute, and full of that crinkly material with a durable exterior. ¬†This probably will last awhile with the big chewer. ¬†It’s not a lifer toy like PetProject, but I don’t have to regift this one. ¬†$7 value. (Edited: It didn’t make it through the night. ¬†I really need to start giving away anything that’s not serious plastic/ tire material.)



Petsafe Indigo Smokehouse Strips- Bacon. ¬†Who doesn’t love bacon? ¬†Mmmmmmm, bacon. ¬†Oh, sorry. ¬†Where was I? ¬†Made with 100% American pork and no artificial anything, these are so fresh that they should be refrigerated after opening and used within 3 days. ¬†An airtight canister is also recommended. ¬†BarkBox says this is a $7 treat, but as I can only find double the size online for $10, I’m going to say this one is a $5 value. ¬†And it’s also an award winner!


Which brings us to our final item: Barkworthies Sweet Potato Steak Fries. ¬†Now, listen, I want to be straight with you: I have seen Albie eat poop. ¬†Both his own, and random other animal’s poop. ¬†He’s not really that discerning. ¬†And yet, he literally turned his nose up at these. ¬†He sniffed, turned away, and never gave it a second look. ¬†It’s still lying sadly on my kitchen floor. ¬†These are made from 100% sweet potatoes and are “pawfect for sensitive bellies and pups with allergies” but I guess undesirable to those who prefer to eat poop, paper towels, a couch made by my deceased Nana when she was still with us, and flip flops. ¬†BarkBox says these have an $8 value, but Albie says they are worthless.



All in all, this box had a $40 value.  I paid about $18/ box for the 6 month subscription.  As always, we love BarkBox and think this is one of the best subscription boxes out there!

Want to subscribe?  Get 10% off by using this link: https://barkbox.com/r/3QNTBTUXEV?utm_source=old_ref&utm_medium=referrals&utm_campaign=url_copy&utm_content=100008

Let me know if you got a box and what was in it! ¬†I’m off to kick up some leaves with Al!


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Julie Bee
Julie Bee loves taking adventures with her gigantic dog and more regular sized kid and posting pictures of said adventures on Instagram. She resides in a very tiny, picturesque mountain town where she is a Special Education teacher. She can sometimes be found reading poetry behind microphones but more often is on the couch watching reruns of Parks and Rec, 30 Rock, and Gilmore Girls.

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