By The Farmer's Dog | January 6, 2024

If you’re interested in fresh food from The Farmer’s Dog, you can make a customized subscription plan for your dog right on our site

We’ll ask you a few short questions about your dog so that we can create a plan to meet their unique needs—and deliver their pre-portioned packs right to your door.

Why is The Farmer’s Dog available through a subscription, and not in stores?

We sell our fresh food directly to customers because it is the best way for us to deliver the right recipes for their dogs, in the right portions. 

Our subscription model allows us to deliver convenience to dog owners, while delivering all the benefits of real, complete and balanced food to dogs. 

Here’s more info about our product, and why it comes to your door instead of store shelves.  

Our food is fresh

Dry food found in pet stores is subject to a high-heat, high-pressure manufacturing process, including high-heat drying to remove moisture. Kibble often contains preservatives because it’s designed to sit on store and pantry shelves for long periods of time. 

The Farmer’s Dog food is made fresh, and delivered frozen. All our ready-to-eat recipes are made from whole meats and vegetables—cooked to destroy potential pathogens while retaining the nutritional value and moisture of the ingredients. Our food contains no preservatives. Every recipe is developed by on-staff, board-certified nutritionists to be complete and balanced according to AAFCO standards, and safe to feed for the life of your dog.

It’s important to note that not all fresh dog food is the same—we make our recipes to the standards of human food. That means both the ingredients we use and the production facilities where our food is made meet the same safety and quality standards that apply to foods that people eat. 

Third-party studies show that our fresh food is highly palatable (goodbye picky eating) and digestible —that means it’s delivering a lot of nutritional value to your dog. 

Our food is pre-portioned for your dog

Pet-food quality is important; but quantity matters, too. One of the best ways to safeguard the long-term health of your dog is to keep them at an ideal weight and lean body condition. Studies have found that lean dogs can actually live up to 2.5 years longer than those who are overweight. And to get your dog’s weight right, you have to get their potions right. 

The serving suggestions on bags of store-bought food are imprecise—there’s usually a weight range that corresponds to a number of cups or scoops. It’s hard to feed the right amount this way.

Our food comes pre-portioned for your dog, taking into account their age, weight, body condition, breed, activity level, spay/neuter status, and other factors. This more precise portioning system (no weighing, or guesstimating cups or scoops vs weight ranges) makes it easier to manage your dog’s weight. And it’s easy to change their portions as they grow, as their needs change, or as directed by your veterinarian. It’s a diet customized to your dog’s needs, now and throughout their life—something you can’t find on a store shelf. 

Our food is delivered—so it’s more convenient than what you’d find in a store

The Farmer’s Dog food is delivered right to your door, eliminating the inconvenience of lugging home a heavy bag or case of cans from a store, and giving you back some time in your day. 

After sign-up, you’ll receive deliveries of healthy, fresh food on a recurring (but flexible) basis. Food arrives in recyclable boxes packed with insulation and dry ice. Once you set up a delivery schedule that works for your lifestyle, you never have to worry about running out of food, or having to run out to buy more at the last minute. And if you do want to make changes to the quantity or frequency of your deliveries, that’s easy to do.

If you’re going out of town, you can pause shipments while you’re away. Or, if you prefer to send food directly to your U.S. destination, you can temporarily adjust your shipping address. You can always change addresses, rush, delay, or edit the amount of food we send to you in your customer account. It’s fast and easy. And you don’t have to look for a parking spot. 

The Farmer’s Dog food comes with 24/7 help  

After you sign up for a subscription, you can make changes quickly and easily from your computer. But if you ever need help or have a question, our team of caring experts is ready to answer your phone call—around the clock, 365 days a year. It’s another benefit of a subscription model that revolves around the needs of you and your dog. 

Get started today

Ready to try The Farmer’s Dog? Sign up here. It’s easy, and you’ll have peace of mind knowing that you’re feeding your dog fresh, digestible food in the right amount—something that’s hard to find on a store shelf.