Why The Labelle Foundation feeds The Farmer’s Dog
"We have been advocates of high-quality food for a while now. We strongly believe the money you spend on food now, you will save in vet bills down the road. We constantly encourage adoptive families to choose fresh food and to continue with The Farmer’s Dog!" - Laura Labelle, Founder
“An online pet food company that makes feeding real food to dogs really easy.”
“Researchers concluded that fresh diets do demonstrate a number of pet health benefits.”
“It is never deep frozen, and it never sits on a shelf. All you do is open the pack and pour.”
Meet a Fresh Approach to Pet Food
Food made for the love (and health) of dogs doesn’t look like a burnt brown ball. It looks like food! Ours is formulated by board-certified veterinary nutritionists to be complete and balanced, and made with human-grade ingredients that are gently steamed to help retain their maximum nutritional value. Choose from a variety of fresh, personally portioned recipes including chicken, beef, turkey and more!
Including fresh vegetables in a dog’s diet can provide health-boosting antioxidants. We use only whole, healthy vegetables — not past-their-prime scraps rendered into unidentifiable pellets.
Whole muscle and organ meat make up the majority of all of our recipes. Because our food is fresh, it can provide essential nutrients and hydration, while being high in protein, calorically dense, and more digestible than the highly processed “meal” powders and starchy fillers often used in kibble and canned food.
Fiber - Rich Foods
To ensure our fresh recipes are nutritionally complete and balanced, we add high-quality supplemental nutrients, like fish oil. It’s Human-Grade, filled with Omega-3s, and really tasty!
Using fresh, whole vegetables also provides fiber, a key component of a dog’s diet — it helps maintain digestive health and a healthy gut, helps to regulate blood sugar levels, and leaves your dog feeling full for longer.
How Your Plan Works
Build Your Plan
Try It Out
Fall In love
Simply tell us a little bit about your dog, and we’ll create a personally portioned plan to meet their unique nutritional and caloric needs.
To start, you’ll get 50% off a trial box with two weeks of fresh food – perfect for your pup to get a taste.
If you and your dog love it - we think you will! - you’re all set. You’ll start receiving full boxes of food automatically whenever you’re running low.
Here's Why it's Life Changing
Never Run Out
We deliver our food to your door on your schedule, so you can skip the pet store runs. One less thing to think about.
Whether your dog’s a puppy or a senior, overweight or underweight, our personally portioned plans can help them be a healthier, happier version of themself.
Real Food Made Real Simple
Your trial box comes with easy to follow transition instructions and a personalized feeding guide – no more “how much do I scoop?” guessing games.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does this cost?
Plans start at $2/day and include free shipping. Each dog is different, and full-meal pricing will depend on a variety of factors including age, weight, activity, and more. Because we deliver the food right to your door, you can be sure that your dollars are going towards the highest quality ingredients, not to the mark-ups of a big retail store. To determine your exact costs, simply fill out our short questionnaire.
How do you determine my dogʼs portions?
We work closely with our vet nutritionists to figure out the optimal calorie needs for different combinations of breed, age, activity level, ideal weight, and sensitivities. Certain dogs can metabolize faster than others, so some plans may need further adjusting.
Do I need to refrigerate the food?
Yes! Since our food is truly fresh and we donʼt use any preservatives, itʼs essential that you treat it like real food (because it is!). Keep the food at a safe temperature in a refrigerator or freezer. Your box will also include an easy guide on how to store and feed the food properly (it’s very simple!).
Do I need to cook the food?
No need, our food is pre-portioned and ready-to-serve! You can serve it directly from the fridge or add a touch of hot water if your dog prefers warm food.
How do shipments work? Do you ship nationwide?
We currently ship to the 48 contiguous states. With our meal plans, customers receive deliveries of freshly prepared food on a recurring and flexible basis. Plans are customized to fit your dog’s needs and come in convenient serving packs to make feeding easy. Your pup’s food arrives in refrigerated and environmentally friendly boxes that keep the food safe. We perfectly time deliveries to make sure you never run out of food and you will have the ability to adjust deliveries at any time online.
We're Here if You Need Us
We’re a team of real, passionate dog people, ready to answer all your canine questions and adjust your dog’s fresh food plan for every life phase. We’re friendly, so reach out any time!
Heard Around the Park
When we started getting Odie's food from The Farmer’s Dog, he weighed 33 pounds! We had exhausted our options for him. Fast forward and he's lost 18 pounds and kept it off!! He has so much energy—he's a spunky 10.5 year old guy. Odie loves the food and we love that it's vet-approved and how easy his meals are to customize or change if needed."
Kim, mom to dachshund, Odie.
Obi had terrible allergies. We tried different foods, medicated baths every three days, vet visits, and more. After switching to The Farmer’s Dog he doesn’t have one single hot spot, and he doesn’t lick his paws chronically anymore. He also has a whole bunch of energy.”