BARKS AND RECREATION
A new delivery service goes to the dogs
We’ll do anything to keep our four-legged companions happy, but that barely recognizable chew toy has to go.
That’s where BarkBox comes in: This new service delivers high-quality products to your dog every 30 days--right around the time that rawhide bone takes a turn for the worse.
Sign up online and specify whether your pooch is small, medium or large (boxes are customized according to size) and an assortment of hand-selected goods will be delivered on the 15th of every month. Subscriptions start at $17, and 10 percent of proceeds goes to animal shelters.
Lest you worry about Fido’s artisanal intake, most of the treats (bone-shaped cookie molds, paw massagers, grooming necessities) are made by small vendors that aren’t stocked at mass-market pet stores. In a recent delivery, our pup had a penchant for venison dog biscuits by Charlie Chews, hypoallergenic lavender shampoo from Cain & Able and carob-chip cookies by LittleEatz.
Our favorite offering was the bacon-flavored Puppy Dust, a useful trick for getting a certain Goldendoodle who shall remain nameless to eat his kibble.
We haven’t yet solved the stilettos-as-snacks problem, but this has officially put the kibosh on table-side begging.