A Lot of Bark in one Box

Special delivery for Mr. and Ms. Scottie Claus!
Special delivery for Mr. and Ms. Scottie Claus!

Christmas came a little early in the Scottie Mom household, with a special holiday delivery for the Scottie dogs. Santa Scottie must have heard that Heather and Mr. K were embarking on another Scottie Giving Tree campaign this year and decided to reach out to his friends at BarkBox who gave Heather and Mr. K an advance on their Christmas wish list for being such good pups.

Patience is a virtue Mr. K just doesn't seem to have.
Patience is a virtue Mr. K doesn't seem to have.
Mr. K climbed into the BarkBox as soon as the lid was opened and a coveted squeaky toy was revealed. How could he not? The PetSafe plush toy was just sitting there, as if waiting for Mr. K all along. As quick as a flash, he was off into the night with his newest treasure and led Scottie Mom on a wild chase about The Scottie House trying to take off the tags. Once the tags were safely removed, Mr. K was left with the toy and his own devices while Scottie Mom began the countdown for how long the squeaker would last.

Sweet Heather, who was patient, got to sample each of the treats.
Heather waiting to sample some treats.
Meanwhile, Heather was stationed by the BarkBox guarding the contents while Mr. K was prancing about the house with his new toy. It was clear she had no intention of moving until she tasted the goodness inside each of the bags. As luck would have it, she didn't have to use her sneaky Scottie skills to break into the bags to get her fair share treats. She had been such a good and patient girl that this spoiled Scottie got to sample one of each. Her favorite was the Vanilla Mint Twistix chew since it lasted longest and Scottie Mom liked it, too...something about the need to freshen her Scottie breath! Let it be known that Mr. K did not budge from his spot on the couch to take part in Heather's little feast. He was far too busy taking on his new favorite toy (which he carries everywhere with him and still, surprisingly, has not been punctured).

I don't get it: why isn't this thing dead yet? Rest assured, my friends, I have made it my mission to destroy this toy!
So, if you haven't already gotten around to picking out that special holiday gift for your precious pup (or one of his or her pals!), I would definitely consider trying out a monthly subscription to receive the BarkBox which contains a combination of four to six treats, toys and hygiene products that have been selected and approved by our friend Scout, head product tester for BarkBox. Each month, the contents of the box are different.

Here are a few, perhaps more important, benefits:

1) It gives your pup a reason to look forward to seeing the postal worker as opposed to hunting him or her down. Don't be surprised if there is more tail wagging and less barking when the doorbell rings.

2) 10% of BarkBox's revenue goes to local rescues and shelters across the United States. Your monthly subscription, which can be as low as $19 per month for six months, not only adds a little spice (or should we say treat?) to your dog's life but also helps other pups in need.

3) For sensitive tummies like Mr. K's, it is good to know BarkBox is moving toward limited, if not single, ingredient products. Scout and his team choose minimally processed treats; no glycerin whenever possible; wheat, gluten, soy, corn, filler-free whenever possible; and organic whenever possible.

4) Extended shipping is available until December 17 at midnight (PDT) for last minute shoppers like Scottie Mom for just $5 extra.

Friends of Scottie Mom receive $10 off their BarkBox purchase by clicking here. Just make sure, Scottie friends, to order the size "Just Right (20-50 lbs.)." Though Scottie Moms everywhere know a Scottish Terrier's temperament qualifies as "Big & Bold," that doesn't mean their tummies can!


I have written this post on behalf of BlogPaws Pet Blogger Network for BarkBox. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about BarkBox, but Scottie Mom only shares information I feel is relevant to my readers.


  1. My Annabelle can't wait to receive her Bark Box!!!

  2. They wouldn't let me have this because of my very restricted diet. Can they deliver in a plain brown wrapper so my peeps don't know?

  3. Great review! Please show me the result of your mission, Mr. K :o)

  4. Barkbox was mentioned to me by some of my American friends just this week...and I was jealous then! I'm twice as jealous after reading your review!

  5. They each had their priorities.
    Thanks for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

  6. Excellent review! They look very happy with their BarkBox. That toy was lots of fun for my dog too.

  7. Oh Doggie, is Mr and Mrs Scottie Claus gonna be delivering the pupper gifts this year, if so we will have some special treats and milk waiting by our tree!, looking good in your outfits guys!

    The Mad Scots

  8. The BarkBoxes are so much fun, aren't they? We love receiving ours. Fun guaranteed! Every month. :) Cute Scotties!