Amongst the slew of subscription service startups, just one cares about man’s best friend. Based in New York City, BarkBox is a monthly subscription service of hand-selected goodies and essentials for man’s best friend; “the Birchbox for dogs,” if you will.
BarkBox works with several small vendors in and around the New York area to fill boxes with carefully selected doggie products and presents- anything from bones and treats to shampoos, leashes and playful new gadgets. After four successful months in business, the team behind BarkBox including Prehype’s co-founder Henrik Werdelin, Meetup co-founder Matt Meeker and first time entrepreneur Carly Strife has decided to expand internationally. First stop, Canada.
“After all, dogs in Canada should be spoiled too!” says Henrik.
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After over 100 requests from Canadian dog owners, Meeker took the first bus north this past weekend to announce BarkBox’s expansion. Pricing ($25 per month) and package contents will remain the same, however shipping will cost $5 to Canadian residents. As a show of gratitude, BarkBox will offer free shipping (for life) to the first 100 dog lovers from Canada who sign up.
To get started, choose whether your pup is of small, medium or large size as each box is tailored to fit accordingly. $3 from every box is donated to a local rescue organization. Looking forward, BarkBox plans to turn its company logo– the golden retriever pictured below on the right– into an animated cartoon series. “It’ll be the next Snoopy,” says Carly.
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