The 8 Best Dog Food Delivery Services of 2020

Get your pup's meals sent straight to your door

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Our Top Picks

Best Overall: The Farmer’s Dog

"After filling it out, you can further customize by protein to specify the recipes you do or don’t want included in your plan."

Best Dry Food: Spot & Tango

"Like its fresh meals, Spot & Tango’s dry food is made with human-grade ingredients and is free of artificial preservatives, fillers or additives."

Best Subscription-Optional: Grocery Pup

"Another distinguishing factor is the service’s use of sous-vide, a method of preparing food via water circulation that preserves the nutrients in each ingredient."

Best Guarantee: Nom Nom

"They guarantee that you’ll see a change in your furry friend within 30 days, or you’ll get your money back."

Best for Weight Loss: Crafted Kibble

"Each meal is pre-portioned, and when you fill out the introductory survey, you can ask for low-calorie or calorie-rich meals."

Best Natural: Ollie

"Ollie offers four different recipes (beef, lamb, turkey, and chicken), each balancing minimally processed protein with nutritious fruits and vegetables."

Best Ready-to-Serve: Pet Plate

"Each meal is flash-frozen for freshness and can be thawed in your refrigerator or defrosted immediately in a microwave."

Best Commercial Delivery: Chewy

"Similar to a subscription plan, Chewy also offers the option of automatically refilling your favorite dog food using its auto-ship option."

Best Overall: The Farmer’s Dog

The Farmer’s Dog

The Farmer’s Dog

The Farmer’s Dog offers human-grade meals using real meat and vegetables that wouldn’t look out of place on your own dinner plate. The focus is on fresh ingredients, delivering all the nutrients your dog needs without any processing or preservatives.

Each plan is customized based on a questionnaire about your dog’s age, lifestyle, health, and dietary habits. After filling it out, you can further choose by protein to specify the recipes you do or don’t want included in your plan. The service starts at around $2 per day, but can go up to around $8 per day for a larger, more active breed.

Meals from The Farmer’s Dog ship free to any of the lower 48 states and arrive frozen. It’s simple to make changes to your plan as needed, including the timing of deliveries and the quantity of food. For a daily meal service that features some of the highest-quality ingredients available, The Farmer’s Dog is a winner.

Best Dry Food: Spot & Tango

Spot & Tango

Spot & Tango

While many dog food subscription boxes put an emphasis on frozen meals, Spot & Tango’s "unkibble" provides the benefits of fresh food in an easy-to-serve, dry form. Make no mistake—the service’s fresh meals are excellent, with choices like turkey and red quinoa or lamb and brown rice. But the option of ordering specialized dry food is what truly sets it apart.

Like its fresh meals, Spot & Tango’s dry food is made with human-grade ingredients and is free of artificial preservatives, fillers, or additives. You can customize the dry foods in your plan, and all items (fresh and dry) are appropriate for both puppies and adult dogs.

Spot & Tango’s "unkibble" plans start at around $7 per week, and fresh meal plans start at about $15 per week. Costs vary based on your dog’s age, weight, and other factors. The service offers free two-day shipping within the contiguous U.S., and it’s easy to modify, pause, or cancel your subscription.

Best Subscription-Optional: Grocery Pup

Grocery Pup

Grocery Pup

While Grocery Pup is primarily a subscription service, it also gives you the option of ordering individual bags of its three main recipes: turkey, beef, and pork. Each one contains loads of non-GMO veggies and is hormone- and antibiotic-free.

Another distinguishing factor is the service’s use of sous-vide, a method of preparing food via water circulation that preserves the nutrients in each ingredient. (Upscale restaurants tend to use it, so why shouldn’t your dog reap the benefits, too?)

A two-pack of Grocery Pup’s fresh dog food bags costs around $70, and its subscription service (which uses the same recipes) starts as low as approximately $2 per day ($13 per week) for the smallest breeds. Grocery Pup also gives you the option of choosing between a half and full plan, making it easy to customize the service to fit your budget.

Best Guarantee: Nom Nom

Nom Nom

Nom Nom

It’s no secret that natural dog food has a lot of health benefits for your pup. We love Nom Nom dog food because the company guarantees that you’ll see a change in your furry friend within 30 days, or you’ll get your money back.

Each pre-portioned meal is made from fresh, natural ingredients, and you can pick from four flavors (beef, chicken, pork, or turkey) based on your dog’s nutritional needs. The recipes are created by Nom Nom’s in-house veterinarian to ensure your dog gets all of the nutrients he or she needs. Choose from shipments every two or four weeks based on what works best with your schedule.

Prices vary based on your dog’s size and nutritional needs, but the average cost is around $35 per week. If your pup is a picky eater, you can even rotate recipes every week for an additional fee, making it easier to entice your dog with new flavors.

Best for Weight Loss: Crafted Kibble

Crafted Kibble

Crafted Kibble

If your vet has told you that your dog needs to lose weight, Crafted Kibble is a great delivery option. This dry dog food company aims to make feeding your pup easier, healthier, and more affordable.

To get started, you fill out a survey and Crafted Kibble will create a custom meal plan formulated specifically for your dog. Each meal is pre-portioned, and you can ask for low-calorie or calorie-rich meals to help your pup adhere to a veterinarian-recommended diet. You can even receive sample meals for free (you'll only be charged for shipping) if you want to try the service before committing.

Plans start at around $7 per week, and your first delivery will be at your door within five business days. You can easily skip shipments or cancel your subscription if you’re unhappy for any reason. With pre-portioned meals, an affordable price tag, and a customizable menu, it is even easier to keep your dog on a healthy diet.

Best Natural: Ollie

Ollie

Ollie

Many dog food delivery services market their use of great ingredients, but Ollie stands out for its high-quality meat and complete lack of artificial flavors, by-products, or preservatives.

Ollie offers four different recipes (beef, lamb, turkey, and chicken), each balancing minimally processed protein with nutritious fruits and vegetables. The meals are human-grade and free of fillers of any kind.

You’ll start by creating a profile for your dog, then Ollie will create a customized recipe plan based on his or her needs. Meals arrive on a regular schedule, but it’s easy to make adjustments when needed. The food can go straight into the freezer until you’re ready to thaw.

Plans start at about $3 per day for small breeds and can go up to around $15 per day for larger, more active ones. The service also offers “All Ollie” plans for customers who want to exclusively feed their dog Ollie meals: This option provides enough food for two weeks of daily feeding and can range from approximately $21 to $105 per week.

As with most dog food subscription services, creating a profile with your pet's information is the best way to get a sense of overall costs.

Best Ready-to-Serve: Pet Plate

Pet Plate

Pet Plate

For dog-food-by-delivery that’s ready-to-go upon arrival, we love the subscription service Pet Plate. The site’s customizable plans feature chicken, beef, lamb, and turkey recipes, all of which are freshly cooked and loaded with quality ingredients (with no byproducts, artificial preservatives, or rendered meats).

Each meal is flash-frozen for freshness and can be thawed in your refrigerator or defrosted immediately in a microwave. Your plan will be tailored based on your dog’s particular breed group, allergies (if any), and other factors. The site even features a topper plan for customers who want to use Pet Plate meals on top of regular dry food.

Plans with Pet Plate start at around $2 per day for small dogs and can go up to around $19 per day for the largest breeds. Setting up a topper plan can make the service more budget-friendly, but we suggest building a profile for your dog with information about his or her age, health, and breed to get a more accurate sense of cost.

Best Commercial Delivery: Chewy

Chewy

Chewy

Not into the subscription model? There are plenty of standard pet supply sites and major retailers that ship dog food.

Our favorite of the bunch is Chewy, which has one of the largest selections of commercial dog food. The site’s design makes it easy to filter by type of food (wet, dry, raw, and human-grade are just the beginning), as well as brand, life-stage, breed, and a host of other factors.

Similar to a subscription plan, Chewy offers the option of automatically refilling your favorite dog food using its auto-ship option. By selecting this feature, you can determine a shipping schedule so you’ll never have to remember to place an order, and it gives you the ability to easily make adjustments or cancel.

Most of the brands available on Chewy can be purchased via auto-ship, and many offer additional savings when you use the feature. Since there's such a wide selection, prices vary depending on the brand of food.

How We Chose the Best Dog Food Delivery Subscription Services

We reviewed every dog food delivery subscription service out there and picked our favorites based on price, selection, and quality of food. All of our picks are made with all-natural ingredients and support your dog’s overall health. We gave bonus points to any service that allowed for customization for pets with allergies or picky eaters. For instance, we chose Ollie for its natural ingredients and The Farmer's Dog for its human-grade meals.

The best boxes have a great reputation, offer high-quality food options, and include flexible shipping and delivery options. Great customer service and money-back guarantees were also very important in our selection process.

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