Which Dog Food Delivery Subscriptions Are Best?
No more midnight dog food runs 👏🦴
When your dog’s food is running low, you might find yourself scrambling to squeeze in a trip to the store to restock.
That’s why dog food delivery subscriptions can be so helpful, since they can bring your BFF’s food right to you on a recurring basis.
But when it comes to finding the right one for your pet — and you — it can be a bit tricky.
Whether you want to try out fresh meals, or stick to the brands you know and love, The Dodo has broken down some of the biggest pet food subscription services so you can choose one you’ll both really love.
The best dog food delivery subscriptions to try
This precooked fresh food made with human-grade ingredients: Farmer’s Dog
Price: It varies, ranging from $2 to $12 per day. The exact price depends on your dog’s personal information.
How it works: First, you answer some brief questions about yourself (like how many dogs you have, where you live and what you think about fresh dog food). Then, you’ll fill out a profile with your dog’s information. From there, Farmer’s Dog determines your dog’s calorie need, the ideal meal plan and the subscription price, and you can set up your first delivery. You’ll create your delivery schedule and can change those preferences in the Subscription tab of your account. Deliveries are sent in insulated packaging with dry ice, and you store them in the refrigerator or the freezer.
What sets it apart: The recipes are all precooked and made with fresh, human-grade ingredients. Since it’s already cooked, you just serve it straight from the package.
These fresh recipes you can mix and match: Ollie
Price: It varies, starting from $2 per day, and plans average at $6 per day. The exact price depends on your dog’s personal information, portion sizes and whether you opt for a full plan or a partial plan.
How it works: The first thing you do is create your dog’s profile. Based on this information, the team at Ollie will calculate just how many calories your pup needs, which will determine portion sizes and the price of your subscription. When you sign up, you’ll be able to pick a delivery schedule that works for you, and you can change that at any time. Orders are delivered in insulated packaging with ice, and you store meals in the freezer and thaw them in the fridge.
What sets it apart: You can choose from four different fresh food recipes (or mix and match) that are made from human-grade ingredients. You don’t have to prepare anything yourself — just thaw and serve. Ollie also offers treats that you can add to your subscription.
This fresh food you can get as full meals or toppers: PetPlate
Price: It varies, but Full plans start at $2.50 per day, and Topper plans range from $1.50 to $5.60 per day. Exact prices depend on your pet’s specific information. Here’s how estimates generally break down:
- Small dogs: $3 to $5 per day
- Medium dogs: $6 to $9 per day
- Large dogs: $10 to $13 per day
- Extra-large dogs: $16 to $19 per day
How it works: First, you fill out your pet’s profile. The team at PetPlate will use this information to choose which of their 30+ plans is best for your pup and determine the price of your subscription. You’ll set up your deliveries and can update them whenever you want. Meals will be delivered in refrigerated, recyclable containers with dry ice. You store meals in the fridge or the freezer.
What sets it apart: You can choose between Full plans (for a full serving of food) and Topper plans (which would only make up about 25 percent of your pup’s diet). The meals are fresh food made with human-grade ingredients and come in four different recipes. The food is precooked, so all you have to do is defrost and serve. They also sell treats that you can include in your subscription.
This food you can try first without subscribing: Nom Nom
Price: It varies, depending on your pet’s information. Nom Nom doesn’t provide pricing estimates, but you can get a personalized quote.
How it works: You fill out a profile that includes your pet’s information, and choose which recipes you’d like to order. Then, Nom Nom will calculate how much your subscription will cost. When you sign up, you can choose to receive deliveries every week, every two weeks or every four weeks (and you can manage this from your account). The food is precooked and delivered in recyclable, insulated packaging.
What sets it apart: Nom Nom makes both dog and cat food, as well as treats. Plus you can order a variety pack of the dog food recipes — without committing to a subscription — to see how your pup feels about it. The meals are made with fresh ingredients approved for human consumption. They have full-portion and half-portion meal options for dogs, but only full-portion meals are available for cats. There are also several recipe options for dogs, but only one for cats.
This dry food that’s actually fresh: Spot & Tango
Price: It varies, but UnKibble plans start at $7 per week, and Fresh plans start at $15 per week. The exact cost depends on your dog’s personal information.
How it works: First you fill out your dog’s profile, and Spot & Tango will determine the cost of your subscription. You’ll choose between a Fresh or UnKibble food plan when you set up your subscription and delivery schedule, which you can later modify online. The Fresh food comes in insulated packaging with dry ice and should be stored in the freezer and defrosted before serving. UnKibble should be stored in a cool, dark place, like your pantry.
What sets it apart: They offer precooked fresh food as well as their UnKibble product, which is a dry food in pellet form. Both types are made with human-grade ingredients. The fresh meals are already cooked, so you just thaw and serve. The UnKibble food comes with a customized serving scoop to make sure you’re giving your pup the right portions.
This fresh food you can get in so many different ways: JustFoodForDogs
Price: It varies depending on type and amount of food you’re ordering:
- Fresh frozen options range from $66 to $329
- Individual pantry fresh options range from $7 to $10, and 12-packs range from $78 to $120
- Vet prescribed options range from $7 to $314
- DIY kits cost $25 (not including the cost of the ingredients you buy yourself)
How it works: Select the type of food you’re interested in (fresh frozen, pantry fresh, vet prescribed or DIY homemade kits) and then the specific product you want. From there, click “Autoship” to get recurring deliveries.
And if you want a custom diet, sign up for a free consultation, pay a formulation fee and review recommendations from JustFoodForDogs’ formulators. Once that’s all set, they’ll send you your pup’s custom food, and you can set up your ideal delivery schedule.
What sets it apart: There’s so much variety when it comes to JustFoodForDogs. You can opt for:
They also make fresh frozen food for cats.
This kibble made from natural ingredients: Jinx
Price: The sampler packs cost $30, bundles start at $38 and bags of kibble start at $40.
How it works: To set up your delivery, just select the product you want to buy and click the “Subscribe & Save” option. A subscription saves you 5 percent on all purchases, and you get free shipping on orders over $35. You can always skip a delivery or cancel your subscription from your account page.
What sets it apart: Jinx kibble comes in several different recipes, which were designed to help your dog digest fat and protein really well. And according to the company, that can lead to health benefits like:
- Stronger muscles
- Better immune system
- Stronger bones
- Stronger teeth
- More energy
- Shinier coat
- Healthier skin
- Improved vitamin absorption
If you want, you can get sampler packs that include 4-pound bags of two different recipes. Jinx also makes treats, dental chews and raw, freeze-dried toppers. And if you can’t choose just one product, you could get a bundle that includes kibble, a topper and dental chews.
(We even tried out Jinx kibble ourselves and awarded it our official Paw Of Approval.)
This healthy alternative to processed dry food: Sundays
Price: A box of food for small breeds costs $75 to $85, a box for medium breeds costs $129 to $139, and a box for large breeds costs $229 to $249.
How it works: Setting up your subscription is simple — just select the recipe you want, your dog’s breed size and the “Subscribe & Save” option.
What sets it apart: Sundays is human-grade dog food that’s been slowly air-dried to retain nutrients and develop a jerky-like texture.
According to Sundays, their dog food has a whole bunch of health benefits for your pup, like:
- Easy on sensitive stomachs
- Full of antioxidants
- Good for joint health
- Keeps coats shiny and healthy
- Helps with digestion
This dry food comes in a box and is good for four to six months after you open it. It’s good for up to a year unopened.
(We tried out Sundays on our own pups and loved it so much that we gave it our Paw Of Approval.)
A raw food that comes with a supplement topper: Maev
Price: It varies depending on how much food you’re ordering at a time, ranging from $69 for 5 pounds of food to $589 for 80 pounds of food.
How it works: Just select the recipe you want, your desired supplement, how many pounds of food you want and how often you want your deliveries. To start your subscription, just add it to your cart and check out.
You can modify or cancel your subscription at any time.
What sets it apart: This human-grade frozen raw food includes a supplement topper that changes depending on the health boost your pup needs. These supplement toppers are designed to help in these areas:
- Hip and joint
- Weight and digestion
- Anxiety and mental health
- Skin and coat
A delivery service for your favorite commercial food brands: Chewy Autoship
Price: It varies depending on product, but you can save 50 percent off your first autoship (up to $20) and 5 percent off select brands for all future deliveries.
How it works: You’ll click “Yes, make my life easy” at checkout. You’ll be asked to select how often you want deliveries, which you can modify or skip under “Manage Autoship.”
What sets it apart: Like Amazon, Autoship allows you to stick with brands you already love, and you can filter searches for products that are eligible. This can also include prescription medications and refills — as long as you have a valid prescription. A team member will even reach out to your vet if they don’t have a prescription on file, or if your current one is expiring (they’ll hit you up if they need other information). You can also order veterinary diet items, but they would need to be authorized by a vet before they can be eligible for Autoship.
A super convenient way to get your favorite dog food delivered every month: Amazon Subscribe & Save
Price: It varies depending on the product, but you can save up to 15 percent by subscribing. Some deals are up to 5 percent off automatic delivery, and others are 5 percent off your first delivery and 10 percent off recurring deliveries.
How it works: When ordering applicable products, just select the “Subscribe & Save” option. From there, you can select the amount you want delivered and how frequently you want to receive these deliveries. You can change these settings — or opt to skip a delivery — at any point under “Manage Your Subscriptions.”
What sets it apart: If you already have a brand of food you love, this is a good way to save money, especially if you know how often you’ll need to restock. There’s an option to filter your Amazon pet food search for items that are eligible for Subscribe & Save.
While dog food subscriptions can be a bit pricier than just running to the store, the convenience is definitely priceless.