Pet Plate is a dog food delivery service offering all-natural, cooked meals designed by a veterinarian. All meals are made with human-grade meat and fresh produce. All of the ingredients are prepared in a USDA facility to ensure that only the highest quality ingredients make it into Pet Plate’s fresh meals.
Pet Plate got its start when Renaldo Webb, a former consultant in the pet food industry, saw the mediocre ingredients and substandard processes that many dog food brands were using to produce mass-market pet food. Webb decided that it was time to find a healthy diet for his dog, Winston, as well as dogs all around the world.
Webb began by making homemade dog food, then moved his business into a commercial kitchen and consulted with Dr. Renee Streeter, DVM, a veterinary nutritionist who formulated each of Pet Plate’s meals for optimal nutrition. Pet Plate boasts that its cooked dog food is made in a professional cooking facility, is only made up of the best, human-grade ingredients, and includes lots of vitamins and minerals.
Pet Plate delivers its meals to pups throughout the continental United States and is enjoyed by dogs of all life stages and breeds.
Keep reading for pros and cons, plus Pet Plate dog food reviews from consumers.
Most dog food companies have a one-size-fits-all meal plan, failing to consider a dog’s unique needs. Pet Plate asks owners to share their pup’s individual attributes such as the dog's breed, age, current weight, ideal weight, activity level, the kind of food they’re currently eating, and any health issues (anxiety, sensitive stomach, itchy, joint pain, and more). A tailored meal plan helps to ensure that your dog is getting the nutrients it needs.
Pet Plate’s delivery service currently offers four meal recipes full of fresh ingredients, including protein, as well as fruits and vegetables:
All meals for dogs are freshly-cooked, meet the nutrient profiles set by the AAFCO, and delivered in resealable containers.
Subscription members can put their account on hold or cancel any time, as long as it’s before Pet Plate’s weekly cutoff (Thursday at 11 p.m. ET).
Conveniently, Pet Plate makes pausing, skipping, and canceling an upcoming dog food delivery simple. The company allows members to make changes to their account online at petplate.com, meaning subscribers won’t have to call or email Pet Plate’s customer service, like some other pet food companies require.
Pet owners who decide to skip a scheduled delivery are only skipping one box; the subscription will auto-resume after that.
Similar to meal delivery services Spot & Tango and NomNomNow, Pet Plate's dog food delivery is only available in the contiguous 48 states. So, if you are looking to improve your dog's diet with fresh food, but you live in Hawaii or Alaska, you will have to look elsewhere. Few, if any, fresh pet food delivery companies currently deliver to these states.
Because Pet Plate sells perishable items, none of its pet products can be returned or exchanged. The company urges buyers to contact the company with any concerns or questions and it will attempt to resolve the issue.
However, Pet Plate does offer a 100 percent clean plate guarantee on the first box. If a dog doesn't lick the plate clean, Pet Plate will give customers a full refund.
Since Pet Plate doesn't allow returns, the company suggests the leftover food be donated to a local shelter.
Pet Plate doesn't offer any sample packs of its dog meals, meaning consumers will have to sign up for a dog food subscription plan right off the bat. However, the company does offer a discount on the first box, free shipping, the 100 percent clean plate guarantee, and members can quickly put their account on hold or cancel altogether.
Dog owners will most likely be paying more for Pet Plate's meal delivery services than they do for their current dog food, whether its dry food or canned. Every meal will vary in cost as each plan depends on several different factors including height, weight, breed, and specific dietary needs. However, Pet Plate does try to help pet owners narrow down the price by offering a daily price range for the different sizes of dogs: