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Human grade dog food subscription services and homemade dog food subscription services are exploding in popularity. While dogs may not care what they are eating as long as it smells and tastes good, their humans certainly care what their precious pups are being fed.

chihuahua dog eating from dog food bowl

Rather than wonder what half of the ingredients are listed on a bag of dog food, dog owners who subscribe to a dog food subscription service such as the ones listed in this article know exactly what is on their fur baby’s menu.

To help my readers find the right homemade dog food subscription service for their dogs, I have researched some of the most popular options:


Ollie is a human grade dog food subscription service. Ollie’s recipes are minimally processed and contain no artificial flavors or fillers.

What makes Ollie a great choice is they ask questions about your dog in an initial questionnaire to help you find the right subscription options based upon your dog’s needs. This makes this service customizable, which is important, because one size does not fit every paw.

Ollie meals are delivered on your schedule so that your dog always has their meals when they need them. They are stored in the freezer, then thawed in the fridge, which helps prevent food waste.

Ollie also sends you a nice reusable container to store the food in while in the fridge.

My dogs are currently eating Ollie’s and they love it.

To enroll your dog in a meal subscription plan with Ollie, click here.

You can read our full review of Ollie Dog Food.

The Farmer’s Dog

The Farmer’s Dog offers veterinarian developed recipes made with human grade food in USDA kitchens. This company’s quality and safety standards are rarely seen in the dog food industry.

What makes The Farmer’s Dog a great choice is that the owners invented the company as a result of their own dog’s unique nutritional needs and the room for improvements they saw in the dog food industry. They are feeding their dogs the same foods that they sell.

Another appealing aspect of this company is that your dog’s meals are shipped within days of them being prepared and they are never frozen. But you will need to freeze them once they get to you. I do like the shape of the bags that the food is stored in. It makes it easier to store in the freezer.

We have used The Farmer’s Dog in the past and had a great experience with it. My dogs love it.

To enroll your dog in a meal subscription plan with The Farmer’s Dog, click here.

Or you can read our full review of the Farmer Dog food.

chihuahua sitting in food bowl

Pet Plate

The Pet Plate meal subscription company says that they do not make dog food, they make food for dogs so that they can live longer, healthier lives.

Pet Plate prepares pup’s meals in USDA kitchens, just like how human foods are prepared, which is not yet common place in the dog food industry. Every Pet Plate meal is flash frozen to preserve freshness and hot filled to ensure safety.

This meal subscription service even gives customers a face to their recipes; Dr. Renee Streeter, a veterinary nutritionist, formulates recipes that are yummy and well balanced.

Based upon your pet’s needs, perfectly portioned meals are shipped to your door to ensure that there will always be a feast ready for fido.

We have used Pet Plate in the past with good results.

To enroll your dog in a meal subscription plan with Pet Plate, click here.

Nom Nom Now

Nom Nom Now is a dog food subscription service made with fresh, restaurant quality ingredients.

Nom Nom Now meals are prepared in the USA in FDA kitchens. Their meals include real pieces of food that you can actually see, as opposed to the ground meat loaf style appearance that some competitors serve.

Dr. Justin Shmalberg, a veterinary nutritionist, is the Chief Nutritional Officer who over sees the formulation of all recipes. Nom Nom Now allows owners to cater their dog’s meals to their exact needs to include age, weight, food sensitivities, and health goals.

I like that you can order a variety pack with all 4 recipes so you can determine which one is your dog’s favorite.

To enroll your dog in a meal subscription plan with Nom Nom Now, click here.

fawn chihuahua eating from purple dog bowl

A Pup Above

A Pup Above is a dog food subscription service that brings carefully sourced, high quality ingredient dog food to your door on your dog’s schedule.

A Pup Above does not offer custom recipes, but they do offer something very unique in the pet food industry: the ability to clearly trace the source of your dog’s food. Each bag of A Pup Above food is labeled with a lot number, which can be entered on their website to review a report which details where the ingredients in the food were sourced from and other details as available.

A Pup Above carefully crafts each recipe in their USDA inspected facility in Texas. They use a slow cooking method called sous-vide to lock in nutrients, vitamins and protein. Each batch is tested for pathogens to ensure safety.

This is the food my dogs are currently eating and the reason why is this is the only food my picky boy Ziggy actually loves. He will eat the others, but he actually gets excited for A Pup Above food. So that’s good enough for me. You can read our full review of A PupAbove dog food.

A Pup Above currently offer four tasty recipes: Turkey Pawella Recipe, Chicka Pupatouille, Texas Beef Stew and Porky’s Luau. Pet parents may purchase a sample pack to see which recipe their pup prefers.

To enroll your dog in a meal subscription plan with A Pup Above, click here.


Customized and high-quality dog food is more attainable at affordable prices than ever before thanks to passionate pet parents who have created companies to improve the dog food industry. Thanks to subscription plans, you can ensure that your dog never runs out of their favorite foods while avoid waiting in line at a store, giving you more fun time with your dog.

If your pup subscribes to any of these meal subscription plans, or if you decide to purchase any of these meal subscription plans, please let me know what your dog thinks in the comments below.



Saturday 16th of January 2021

Been using Farmers Dog for almost a year and both of my chis LOVE it. I love the fact that it's human grade food and supplements that are sourced in the USA, Europe and Canada. Food is made in the USA and tested for Also the company actually provides documentation for their claims--per the annual "truth about pet food" list. I urge all pet parents to educate themselves and do some research about the pet food industry/what's in their pet's food. It's quite an eye opener.


Saturday 16th of January 2021

Yes it is and that's why so many are turning to subscription services or making their own dog food.


Saturday 16th of January 2021

My chi absolutely loves Ollie. Never before cared about meal times but since Ollie she demands to be feed on schedule. Forget time change. I have to change time I feed her.


Saturday 16th of January 2021

Mine love it too, even my picky Ziggy who I have to coax to eat.

Sarah Ann Higgins

Saturday 16th of January 2021

Hey Cathy, I have been making my own dog food since rescuing ‘Tank’ 3 years ago Valentines Day! I also have a ChiWeenie, Tessa. I started getting chicken thighs on the bone and cooking them on the stove, saving the bones for marrow and broth. I chop up the chicken and add a few vegetables (pumpkin, sweet potato, carrots & green beans are some favs) - I also use low fat Greek yogurt and top each serving off with Dinovite. I make 2 pounds every Sunday for less than $6 and keep it in the fridge! They love it and my vet said they are in great shape! Sarah Ann, Tank & Tessa

Rita Dean

Saturday 6th of February 2021

@Sarah Ann Higgins, how much would you give a 5Lb. Chihuahua? I wanna try this because he has allergies, and he scratches alot! He gets apoquel and children's benadryl liquid but doesn't help much! Want to get him off the kibble and meds. Thank you!


Saturday 16th of January 2021

Sounds like a great diet Sarah Ann. Do you ever vary the meat? And this may be a dumb question, but how do you get the marrow out of the bones?

Mary Lynn Crosson-Stewart

Saturday 16th of January 2021

Overall, what is your favorite company Cathy?


Saturday 16th of January 2021

I have only tried 3 so far and my dogs really seem to love both Ollie and The Farmers Dog a lot. If I had to make a decision between the two, I'd say Ollie. I do want to give some of the others a try too so I can write about them with our personal experience.

Brenda Daradics

Saturday 16th of January 2021

Hello Cathy Thank you for posting this regarding all the "homemade Natural Food For dogs" I have recently subscribed and ordering my two little dogs their food from "KABO" here in Ontario Canada. Besides the delivery company not reading the label on where to leave the heavy box,,lol,,my Furr Babies seem to like the food. I have a wee Chihuahua and a wee Dachsund. My chihuahua is the picky one but he seems to like this food. I just ordered the full 100% Kabo meals for both my babies and wow,,the price is quite high for a month worth of air-sealed frozen packets. I am a senior living on my own with my two furry babies and the income is limited but my Babies come first. Have you or anyone you know heard of "Kabo"?


Saturday 16th of January 2021

No, I haven't heard of KABO. It must just be in Canada.