Dog Food Reviews

Introducing PetPlate – Human Grade, Ready to Eat Meal Delivery for Dogs

Check out our PetPlate review to learn what sets this dog food delivery service apart!
Written by Brittany

As a society, we have become accustomed to feeding dogs kibble.

It’s quick, easy and we don’t have to think about it too much. However, when we do stop and think, its leaves us with some serious questions about the ingredients and health benefits. If we humans ate only highly processed food or takeout, we know that we wouldn’t be our healthiest selves. But in today’s fast paced society, many people struggle to have the time to plan healthy and home cooked meals for themselves, let alone their dogs.

That’s where PetPlate comes in…

Introducing PetPlate Dog Food

PetPlate is a dog food subscription service whose mission is to provide delicious and nutritious meals right to your door. Their recipes are designed by veterinarians and nutritionists, prepared by chefs, and come pre-portioned and ready to eat!

PetPlate has sponsored this post and they were kind enough to send over a shipment of their amazing food for us to try!

Click Here to Save 50% on Your First Order!

What’s Inside? – A Closer Look at PetPlate Nutrition

PetPlate’s meals are made entirely from human grade ingredients at a state of the art facility in upstate New York. All product is tested to meet USDA and FDA standards before leaving the plant.

Their menu offers real, ready-to-eat, freshly-cooked meals that include:

  • High-quality proteins (your choice of beef or turkey)
  • Vitamin-rich vegetables
  • Energy-fueling carbohydrates (potatoes and sweet potatoes)
  • Healthy fiber from pumpkin
  • Healthy oils, vitamins, and minerals

Pet Plate meals come in pre-portioned containers for maximum convenience

PetPlate NEVER uses:

  • By-Products
  • Rendered Meats
  • Bone Meal
  • Preservatives

Finally, PetPlate’s meals are formulated to meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Program for All Life Stages for growth and maintenance.

How to Order PetPlate

  1. Create your pup’s profile.
  2. Choose your meals. 
    1. Meal plans depend on your dog’s age, weight, and dietary needs.
    2. When choosing your meal plan you are able to pick from either Oven Roasted Turkey, Farmhouse Beef, or a combination of both.
  3. Wait for your order to arrive!

You will receive automatic shipments of your pup’s personal pre-portioned containers according the shipment schedule associated with their meal plan. They even have the option of pausing or skipping an order – in case you will be away or get behind! 

Spencer sniffing out his latest dog food delivery from PetPlate


PetPlate’s are delivered in a heavily lined box accompanied by dry ice and insulation. After placing our PetPlate’s order, the first box arrived at our house in only 2 days. Upon opening, we were pleased to see that all the containers of food were still frozen!

In case you are worried about all that packing material you will be pleased to know that the box, insulation, and food containers are all 100% recyclable. The contents inside the liner can even be composted!

PetPlate deliveries ship frozen in recyclable packaging

In Your Box

In your first box you will receive a Welcome Pamphlet that provides information about PetPlates, how to store them, how to transition your dog to their food and much, much more.

Farmhouse Beef and Oven Roasted Turkey Flavors

We received (14) 12 ounce containers of food, half turkey and half beef. The containers will last for up to 10 days in the fridge with the lids closed. Once you open the lids the meals will last for 3-4 more days. To store for longer please freeze. The containers can be kept in the freezer for around 18 months.

Ready to eat soft dog food

Feeding Your Dog

The best way to introduce your dog to PetPlate’s food is to transition them slowly. Start off, by mixing ¾ of your dog’s current food with ¼ of the PetPlate’s food. In two days, give your dog a mixture of half and half, in two more days mix together ¼ and ¾. By the end of the week your dog has transitioned all together. Each dog is different so for some you may have to go slower than others, just use your own discretion.

PetPlate can be easily mixed with kibble as a food topper or during transition.

To know exactly how much to feed your dog, on PetPlate’s website they break it down by your dog’s weight. Here is the breakdown in a nutshell:

  • If your dog weighs 60 pounds or less, your meal plan will have daily portioned containers. You would feed your dog 1 PetPlate container per day (half a container per meal).
  • If your dog weighs over 60 pound you get meal portioned containers. You would feed your dog 2 PetPlate containers per day (1 container per meal).

Due to Spencer’s weight (70 pounds) he will be transitioning to receive 2 containers of food per day, one in the morning and one in the evening.

Spencer’s Taste Test – Our PetPlate Review

Since receiving our PetPlate meals a few weeks ago, Spencer has tried both beef and turkey, and loved each flavor. As soon as he sees me pull the white containers out of the refrigerator, Spencer is on me like glue. I pour the food into his bowl and before I’m able to get out of the way he dives right in. Each and every time Spencer finishes with a clean bowl.

Spencer completing a taste test for our official PetPlate Review

As Spencer was eating his PetPlate meal I got to thinking about all the different ways/situations you could feed your dog PetPlate:

  • Feed it as a cold meal or warm it up for a nice, hot dinner.
  • As toppers on their current food to make it more appealing and nutritious.
  • The soft consistency would make it ideal for dogs who are older and losing their teeth or have lost their teeth.
  • Ill dogs who need more nutritious food to help them heal and don’t have much of an appetite.

Finally, I haven’t noticed any digestive issues since transitioning to PetPlate.

PetPlate makes a great food topper to entice picky dogs to eat!

Our other dog, River, is a picky eater so I have begun giving her PetPlate as a topper on her food. Since, starting her on a topper (I just mix in a spoon’s worth of food with her kibble), she eats her food without any problem and ends up licking Spencer’s bowl after he is done!

Petplate testimonial from Spencer the Goldendoodle!

Why MyDogLikes PetPlate

PetPlate offers us an easy and convenient way to incorporate nutritious, home cooked food into Spencer and River’s diet.

We found the service to be surprisingly affordable, but even if you couldn’t swing giving this to your dogs on a regular basis, using it as a topper or special treat would still provide great health benefits. Since PetPlate is prepared by chefs and approved by veterinarians and nutritionists it offers great peace of mind knowing you are feeding your dog some of the best food on the market. Plus, they will absolutely LOVE it!

Finally, having the convenience of an auto ship service means there is no more forgetting to buy food or running out. PetPlate does an amazing job making sure their food is delivered to our door step still frozen, and it’s nice knowing that all of the packaging is recyclable/biodegradable. 

Want to give PetPlate a try?

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About the author


Nurse by day, blogger by night, and full time dog mom! Living in Minnesota, my husband and I are passionate about two things - our rescue dogs and taking advantage of all four seasons. Our furry little ones include Spencer, a 10-year-old Goldendoodle, and River, a 2-year-old who is believed to be Black Mouth Cur rescued from a high kill shelter in Alabama. Whether it is warm or cold, our family finds adventures around every corner!

Visit Brittany's blog at Spencer the Goldendoodle!


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  • My favorite feature is the nutrition provided by fresh healthy meals….beats canned and dry food. 🙂 Thank you.

  • I didn’t know they made such a thing for dogs but I can definitely see the benefits of it! I also liked how they utilized good and healthy additions over by-products.

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  • Never tried meal delivery for my sweet rescue whippet Stormy but I sure would love to give this a whirl! I love that the meals are balanced and good for my dog!

  • I didn’t know that there were dog food delivery services. I have used human food delivery services and liked it

  • I do get bark box monthly but that is just treats and toys! they love receiving that so much, i’m sure they would love this! I love that there is a 100% guarantee, because my dogs are VERY picky!

  • Never have tried such a service, but I like the ingredients PetPlate uses.

  • Thanks for the chance to win! I’m sure my dog would love to try it!

  • I’ve never tried a pet food delivery service. I love how convenient and nutritious this is!

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  • We have never tried something like this. We have done the subscription boxes for treats and toys though. This sounds great because it’s delivered and it’s good for your dog as well.

  • I’ve not tried food delivery before, and I like that there is never any by-products, rendered meats, preservatives or artificial anything.

  • i have never tried this before! i love that there is Never any by-products, rendered meats, preservatives or artificial anything

  • I have Chewy deliver my dog food once a month but it’s just can food and kibble. I love the human grade food in pet plate

  • Never had a dog food delivery, but I like it because I live in a rural area and the only choice is grocery store dog food.

  • Wow! my dog would love this. She loves food! Love how easy it is as comes straight to your house!

  • We’ve never tried a delivery service before but I have been interested. Our one pup will eat anything but our newest Bug is getting pickier every day. I also love the ease and quality, two things that don’t always come together.

  • The best feature of PetPlate to me is that it’s fresh food that can be customized for your dog. Even though I’ve never tried a dog food delivery service, this looks really nice to try.

  • I like the trial size cause I don’t know if my dog, Jake, will like it or not or if I’d want to do it all the time. Maybe some of the times.

    • One of our favorite things about PetPlate is that they do let you pause or skip deliveries!

  • I have not tried it but I love that it comes right to your door and saves me time.

  • ive never tried a food delivery service before. this looks great! i think my dog would live this!

  • I’ve never tried a subscription meal service for any of my furbabies. I love that these products do NOT contain by-products or rendered meats (when I found out just what these can contain, I honestly got sick to my stomach). I think all three of my dogs would love this, but would especially want to let my 15-month-old girl, Megumi to try it.

  • I like that it is nutritionally balanced and delivered to the door.

  • I have never had a delivery for fresh pet food. I love how everything is fresh & customized.

  • We’ve never used a service like this. The meals sound much like a special diet my vet came up with for my boy Noah who has colitis. I like that the meals are human grade and use good ingredients.

  • I have never tried a pet food service. I like that it is conveniently portioned already!

  • I love that Pet Plate uses human grade ingredients. I started my Pug on raw about 6 months ago and have seen a huge improvement in her coat and haircoat. Pet Plate sounds like a winner!

  • I love that Pet Plate uses human grade ingredients. I started my Pug on raw about 6 months ago and have seen a huge improvement in her skin and haircoat. Pet Plate sounds like a winner!

  • I have never used anything like this! I love the fact that they only use real ingredients and no by products! I could really see my dog enjoying this!

  • I have never tried a service like this. I like that they send you a customized food for your pet.

  • I never knew this exsisted. I love that it can be served cold or heated up

  • Nope, I have always just gotten my dog’s food from a store or dry food shipped to me. I like that you can create a profile for your dog and that it is portioned.

  • I have not try anything like this before.
    I really like the fact that its fresh food instead of kibble.

  • I haven’t tried something like this before. I like that you can customize it and it will arrive portioned for your pet.

  • We have never tried a dog food delivery service, but I am very excited to try.

  • I haven’t tried them yet, but it looks like a fair enough deal.

  • We have not tried one, but I think it would be great to get to try it!

  • I’ve never tried one and I like that they offer a %100 satisfaction guarantee.

  • No, never tried. I didn’t know there was such a service. It sure sounds like the dogs would love it!

  • I have not tried a pet delivery system,
    I like that they customize the order to my dog.

  • I have not tried a subscription dog food service before. I like that the food is nutritious with human grade food and 100% guaranteed.

  • No we have never tried a meal delivery system for our animals I didnt know it was even around. What I like most is it is nutritionally balanced. ur dog is diabetic this would be great for him.

  • I really appreciate that they cater to your dog’s specific needs. It looks so healthy and it never has nasty ingredients that are bad for our furry family members. I love that they’re freshly-cooked and ready-to-eat! So convenient!

    • Oh! I forgot to add that I’ve never tried a service like this before! Would love to give it a try.

  • I have not had a chance to have meals delivered for my dogs. I love that this is nice, fresh, pet food without added ingredients.

  • We have never used a delivery service and I like that it is nutrious.

  • We have 4 dogs 2 of witch have cancer so giving them fresh food or cooked meals are so important. 1 of them can only have beef or fish. I love that if you win you get to choose. Thank you for offering us this Giveaway

  • I have never tried a dog food subscription service for fresh food (though I have a subscription to her dehydrated food). I like that everything is recyclable so you are not sending everything to the landfill.

  • We have never tried using a dog food delivery service.You make it sound very appealing to try though 🙂

  • I have never tried a pet food delivery service, but I like the idea of fresh food for my dog.

  • Love that this helps with Healthier Weight. My dog, Blackie, is 15 and loves to eat He’s about 5 pounds over now.

  • my dog has allergies so I love that the meals have high-quality ingredients

  • No, I have not tried any but would love this, I really like the quality of food for my pup Buster.

  • I never have tried a service. Living out of town sure would be nice to have one though.

  • I have not tried it, but I loved your review. Having it delivered sounds like a great bonus.

  • no i have tried this stuff before but it looks interesting n like a wonderful idea
    i just love the convenience of it all

  • no i have never tried a home delivery of foods for my girls. they eat such individual meals, it would be hard and expensive to order for the 2 gals. i think it would be easier for me if i could though. i like that you can customize your dinners. i wish they offered more than just turkey and beef. of these i would take the turkey. i do like the ingredients in the turkey. i like they show the guaranteed analysis of the foods.

  • I love that its Freshly-cooked & it can be customized. No, I have never tried a pet delivery service.

  • Would love to try for my two senior Chihuahua’s. Love that it’s human grade, chemical free and healthy!

  • I think the convenience of PetPlate sounds nice. I am sure my Jack Chi would agree!

  • We’ve never had a pet delivery system. Love the healthy ingredients in these meals

  • I have never tried a food delivery service for my dogs. I’m sure they would really enjoy it. I’ve tried it once for my food and thought it was really convenient.

  • I have not tried a pet food delivery service but I sure want to as we live in a rural area and it would be so nice to have the food delivered. My favorite feature is that you can customize your order.

  • No, we haven’t tried a pet delivery service. I like that it has a 100% money back guarantee in case of very picky pets.

  • Never tried a pet food delivery company before and I like they don’t use by products

  • No I have not tried a PetPlate delivery. Sounds interesting. I like that you can customize the plan.

  • I have never tried a dog food delivery service before. I like most that the food is human grade and nutritionally balanced.

  • I have never tried it, but I love that it just lands on my doorstep and is still human grade foods.

  • I’ve never tried a service like this. What a great idea! I love that it’s all natural, and human grade. I want my animals to eat the best food I can give them.

  • I have never tried a pet food delivery service but would love to try it. I know my 3 dogs would enjoy it. What I like about PetPlate is the idea of mixing it with the dogs dry food to maximize the taste and get the most use from it!

  • Never tried a dog food delivery service, though I like that this is fresh food.

  • I like that it is portioned out for you already and is soft because my dog likes soft food. She is too lazy to chew.

  • I’ve never tried a dog food delivery service, but I would like to. I love that this is pre-portioned and that the ingredients are human grade.

  • i haven’t tried one of these services before but i would love it because it is good for my dog.

  • I have never tried a dog food delivery service before. I like how it customizes it for you.

  • I haven’t tried a delivery service before, I like they cater the meals to your dogs requirements.

  • We’ve never tried a pet food delivery service. I like that you can customize it.

  • I have never used a delivery service. I like an autoship feature and if affordable, sounds like a great service to research.

  • I have not yet tried a dog food delivery service. I love that you can customize the plan.

  • I never heard of anything like this before. I love it. I really like how I can customize for each dog.

  • No I never tried this before. I really like how each meal is planned for each pet.

  • My furbabies haven’t tried it but would love to! They are picky eaters! Thank you!

  • I have not tried a dog food delivery service before. I like that they have proportioned containers.

  • I haven’t tried this yet! I’ve got to soon though! I love how easy and convenient this is! And I love love love that it’s all humans grade food!

  • I have never tried a service like this. Fav feature would be the food is tailored to my dogs specific food needs.

  • I tried one pet box subscription. Told them my dogs have poor teeth and can only have very soft toys and treats.. They sent hard stuff… Cancelled immediately.. This company looks like they have the type of food I feed my dogs.. Soft and healthy

  • I never have because I didnt know there was such a thing! This would be so convenient.It looks and sounds like my dogs would love it! Thank you for the chance to participate

  • That ist really awesome! Fresh, healthy food directly delivered to your home! Couldn’t get any better!