Wouldn’t it make life so much easier if your go-to grocer sold your dog’s favorite food, too? Unfortunately, the limited offerings at our human markets means an extra trip to the pet store. But you don’t have to add another errand to your already-busy schedule. Enter: dog food delivery services. There‘s a bajillion services out there, so we highlighted the best of the best—from gourmet subscriptions to regular old one-time orders, here are our favorites.
6 Dog Food Delivery Services That Make Life So Much Easier
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Plans start at $3/day
If you wish your dog could sit with you at the dinner table (and if your dog already joins you for every meal), Ollie’s human-grade dog food probably speaks to you. The food is fresh, vet-formulated and customized to your dog’s activity level, age and dietary restrictions—no fillers, byproducts, artificial flavors or preservatives. Plus, just like your dinner, the meat in each meal is sourced from family-run farms. Simply choose a base—beef, chicken, turkey or lamb—and the Ollie team will fill in the rest, including portioning out each meal and packing it with nutrients. As for delivery, they ship the food packs on your schedule, and you just have to freeze them and thaw in the fridge. Boom.
And it looks like right now, you can get 20-percent off your first order.
2. the Farmer’s Dog
Plans start at $2/day and include free shipping.
Similar to Ollie, The Farmer’s Dog, offers human-grade food, prepared in a USDA-approved kitchen and primed in pouches that make portioning easy—just open the pouch and dinner is served, dear Milo! Refrigerated deliveries mean your custom, vet-approved food is fresh and only cooked within days of delivery.
FYI, Farmer’s Dog offers 50-percent off on your first trial.
3. pet Plate
Plans start at $3/day
And what will the canine have for dinner? Barkin’ Beef? Chompin’ Chicken? Lip Lickin’ Lamb? Tail Waggin’ Turkey? The menu at Pet Plate is high-quality, entirely made from human-grade ingredients in an USDA facility. Each meal is pre-cooked, pre-portioned and pre-tasty (OK, we just made that up, but you get it.) Another personalized, calorie-based meal delivery service, even the fruits and veggies are USDA-approved (and so are the meats, of course). But some might say the best part may be the resealable plates.
Psst: Pet Plate is offering a 50-percent discount for first-timers!
4. spot & Tango
Plans start at $7/day for Unkibble and $15/week for fresh
Just open the box, defrost and serve up your dog a breakfast or dinner that’s been created with a “proprietary algorithm [that] calculates the perfect meal plan for your pup’s unique needs.” NASA much? In addition to fresh, whole-ingredient wet food, Spot & Tango also offers dry food. They call it “Unkibble.” Unlike your average dry food, Unkibble is easily scoopable and has the same crunchy texture dogs are accustomed to with kibble, but with their special dehydration process, it retains more vitamins, minerals, colors and aromas of the food. (Plus, it’s slightly less expensive than the fresh food.)
The site is offering 20-percent off for first-time users. Woot woot.
5. just Food For Dogs
Plans vary based on one-time or auto-purchase
Wouldn’t it be nice to actually ask an expert about what your dog should be eating? Just Food for Dogs, offers exactly that, with the option to speak to a nutrition consultant before planning Ralphie’s menu. Like the other dog delivery services on this list, the recipes are made with only fresh and USDA-certified ingredients, which are then “enhanced with veterinarian-developed nutrient blends that transform dogs' lives.” The main different between this service and the others is that, in addition to delivery and subscription services, there are actual physical locations.
Already have a pet food you love? Well, your favorite pet website can make life a whole lot easier for you if you sign up for Autoship—you can also save loads of money doing so, depending on the product. Get your delivery of Stella & Chewy’s, Merrick, Blue Buffalo every four weeks without even thinking about—or whatever time interval you prefer. Why not add some treats and toys in there, too? (Asking for a friend…who’s your dog.) To sign up for Autoship, simply add products to your cart, opt-in to Autoship and choose your preferred delivery frequency.
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