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Old 10-25-2019, 06:26 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So I am completely annoyed at myself. I truly feel like I just lost my hard earned money to a bunch of hooligans

I joined BarkBox back in July for a 6 month sub to Super Chewer. They had a deal where I could get an extra toy free for 6 months. Sounds wonderful right??
It was $35 total monthly. That to me was worth it being that it was 3 toys per month and treats & Norman didn't have much to play with... I have changed my mind.

Norman hates all the toys.... except the ones I put food in! I just canceled the last 2 months of my subscription. They are satisfaction guarantee, and when I told them I wanted to exchange his unused toys they said "We will send you one new durable toy free of charge!! .... Cool... but I want to get rid of these toys... Long story short, I need to go back and talk to someone else about sending in all these unused toys for different types.

Have yall experienced BarkBox superchewer?? I think I should try the regular subscription to see if those toys would be more preferable to Norman... Or.... just buy 1 new toy a month for Norman to where he can pick it out himself at the pet store?

I feel so jipped out of my money, grr!!!

Wondering if there are better subscriptions out there or I should just let him have fun in the toy isle at PetSmart to where he picks it himself!!
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Old 10-25-2019, 06:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What I do is keep an eye on the dog toy deals posted on Slickdeals. Amazon clears out dog toys often, and you can find the deals by searching for "dog" on Slickdeals.net. I buy anything that is the right size for Jessie that is on sale for under $2. Jessie has a whole drawer of various toys she doesn't even know about yet and she's loved most of the toys I've given her so far. Everything from treat dispensing toys, squeakers, singing toys, balls, rope toys etc.
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I never joined barkbox because I knew someone who did. And she was always unhappy with the toys. It sounds like they will not let you exchange his toys for ones he prefers. I would just cut my losses and donate those toys to a shelter. I have donated many toys over time to our local shelter and they are so appreciative.

As far as getting new toys, I pick out one toy for each dog when I have an auto ship coming from chewy, or maybe wherever you get your food. I love a lot of their Toys as they are pretty durable and I know what my dogs like and can buy accordingly. Their prices are lower than pet stores and I feel like I’m getting good deals.

I also buy toys from amazon.com as their prices can drop pretty low. But you have to be careful. Read reviews, as many are made in China and are substandard quality. If you want interactive toys you can’t beat the price.
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Zesti: Great idea!! I will look into them, never heard of Slickdeals. Thank you!!

Jojogal: Good idea to look on Chewy!! Great idea about donating these unused toys from barkbox. Its a shame they didn't all work out for us!! This is something that never crossed my mind but I am sure glad you mentioned it! I was thinking of giving them to friends with dogs but I think the shelters are in much more need of some durable toys. Thank you!!
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Glad I read this, I was just thinking of joining. 4 of my dogs love chewing and have clean teeth, but one of the poodles doesn't and her teeth can have tartar. I try to buy things she especially likes to chew, and just recently it's helping her teeth

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I've never done any thing like BarkBox since my dogs are tough chewers and I am therefore just very picky about their toys. When we do find something that they really like I just buy a few of them so I have a replacement for a favorite if it gets killed.


I also would donate those toys to a rescue or shelter rather than trying to return them. For many vendors it costs more than it is worth for them to take returns.


For people whose dogs are tough chewers I recommend any sort of WestPaw toys. Even Peeves has to do a lot of work to take them apart.
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You can assemble your own with chewy.com, boulderdogfoodcompany.com, PolkaDog.com, planetdog.com. A curated selection, rather than a meh.
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I never subscribe to toys. I need to see them and feel them.lol In addition to my st poodle n boxer we have a cairn terrier, she is the power chewer and can destroy just about any toy within 5 minutes. I have to be very careful what she gets. A few months back she had a rubberized stick, I think it was a kong can't remember but it had about 3 nubs on it, well she chewed them all off, can pull out any squeaker and will bite of anything that protrudes from the main toy. They are some with many little nubs that she is fairly goo with but I really have to be careful and keep an eye on anything she plays with. Renn not he other hand has a pretty soft mouth, he plays will chew some bones but generally does not destroy.
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I never subscribe to toys. I need to see them and feel them.lol In addition to my st poodle n boxer we have a cairn terrier, she is the power chewer and can destroy just about any toy within 5 minutes. I have to be very careful what she gets. A few months back she had a rubberized stick, I think it was a kong can't remember but it had about 3 nubs on it, well she chewed them all off, can pull out any squeaker and will bite of anything that protrudes from the main toy. They are some with many little nubs that she is fairly goo with but I really have to be careful and keep an eye on anything she plays with. Renn not he other hand has a pretty soft mouth, he plays will chew some bones but generally does not destroy.


Mufar, my Stella is the same as your cairn terrier when it comes to destroying toys. She only likes plushies and balls, so I don’t have a lot of choices. But even the “durable” and “rugged” ones she gets the squeaker out in minutes, tears off fabric on one side of the toy, and then she is content to play with it without no further chewing.

One thing I have found for her that she has never even tried destroying are the Ethical Pet Skinneeez toys. I’m sure you’re probably familiar with them. She will kill the squeaker, but I guess as there is no stuffing, she’s just not interested I. Ripping them apart. Maybe these would work?


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I will give them another look. We have had some in the past but if they have a nose or eye, tongue, hands she will rip that out first and eat it. I saw some nice fire hose toys at PetsMart the other day but they all had small pieces attached that made them look cute but I know she will rip and eat. Nothing with stuffing she will rip that out too and eat it. LOL Renn has stuffs still from when he was a baby..
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