A happy pup eating Ollie dog food

Ollie Dog Food Review: Real Ingredients Delivered to Your Door

Ollie delivers nutritious, human-grade dog food to your door, so your pup can eat as well as you do. It's one of our favorite fresh dog food brands. Learn why and score special discounts below.

The Dog Tale is reader-supported. We may earn a commission if you buy something through our site; this doesn’t change our recommendations.

If you ate a burger and fries for every meal, every day of your life, how do you think you’d feel? Not going to lie—I’d probably love it for the first day or two, but before long, all of that over-processed food would start to take a toll.

This is basically what we’re doing to our dogs. Traditional kibble is little better than a permanent diet of fast food, thanks to cheap ingredients, suspicious fillers and preservatives, and cooking processes that eliminate almost all of the original nutrients in the food to make it shelf-stable.

Fortunately, companies like Ollie have stepped up to make feeding fresh, human-grade meals to your dog a breeze.

VERDICT (if you’re in a hurry): Hobbes loves Ollie Dog Food. He’s tried all of Ollie’s fresh food recipes and gobbled each one down. Get 50% off your first box and give your dog a diet as good as your own.

Ollie Dog Food

Ollie Dog Food

  • Human-grade dog food delivered to your door
  • Available in fresh frozen or gently baked recipes
  • Free vet telehealth access with every subscription
  • Take 50% off your first purchase

In this review:

Ollie pet food: At a glance

  • Human-grade, local ingredients: You won’t see any meat meals or preservatives you can’t pronounce. Ollie sources all of its ingredients right here in the U.S. (except for some of its lamb, which comes from free-range farms in Australia). Ollie offers single-ingredient treats, too!
  • Accreditation: All recipes are created by a board-certified veterinary nutritionist to meet AAFCO standards for all life stages, and meals are cooked in USDA-certified kitchens in New York.
  • Priced by size: Prices start at $1.57 a day, but your price will be based on the size of your dog and the amount of food they need. See a full breakdown and example prices lower in this review.
  • Free shipping: Ollie delivers food for free and on a regular schedule to the 48 contiguous states. You’ll never need to remember to restock or make a last-minute run to the pet store.
  • Ollie gives back: Ollie donates meals and 1% of their profits to U.S. shelters and rescue organizations.
  • Discounts: You can get 50% off your first order.

Ollie Dog Food review

Ollie is a premier dog food subscription service that delivers preportioned, human-grade dog food to your door on a regular schedule. If you’re concerned that your dog’s ordinary processed kibble isn’t offering enough nutrition, but you don’t have the time (or nutritionary expertise) to cook healthy, pup-appropriate meals on your own, Ollie is one of the best options out there.

And if you’re tired of bear-hugging giant bags of dog food home from the pet store, Ollie solves that problem, too.

Our puppy, Hobbes, loves Ollie. To be fair, Hobbes pretty much devours anything he can sink his teeth into. But we’ve noticed that when we fed him kibble, he sort of just swallows it without chewing, then moves on. When we feed him Ollie dog food, he dives right in as well, but he seems to chew the food more slowly, almost like he’s savoring it, then he remains there until he’s licked every inch of the bowl clean.

As you may know, any time you switch your dog’s food, there can be a few days of digestive upset as their stomach adapts to the new food. But over the long term, we found that Ollie made Hobbes’ poop softer and a little more colorful, rather than the almost dry, hard, dark lumps that kibble gives him. All in all, it was a success, and we think your dog would love it, too.

If you think you may want to try it out (or you’re just curious about what options Ollie will give you), signing up is easy.

How it works

The first step to getting Ollie dog food into your pup’s belly is to introduce your furry little friend. You’ll fill out a dog profile that tells Ollie your dog’s name, age, weight, and breed.

You’ll also have to answer basic questions like their adult weight (if you’re feeding a puppy) and whether they’re spayed or neutered.

Questions about your dog’s weight, neutered status, and activity level will help Ollie determine the precise number of calories your dog needs per day now and as they grow.

Finally, Ollie will ask if your dog has any known food allergies. This will help them make appropriate recipe recommendations.

After you’ve answered the questions, Ollie will crunch the numbers and information you provided to make portion and recipe recommendations. You can use their recommendations or try all four recipes at no extra cost. You can also view the full ingredients of each meal lower on this screen (or lower in this review). Finally, you’ll see your weekly price as well as any discounts applied before you make any commitments.

Once your profile is complete, your dog’s meal plan has been calibrated, and you’ve provided the necessary billing information, Ollie will get to work on your first shipment.

The fresh meals are pre-cooked at a low heat to preserve essential nutrients, then delivered fresh over dry ice so you can thaw them out in the fridge as needed. When mealtime comes around, just give your pup the appropriate amount and watch them chow down.

After placing your first order, you can also review Ollie’s default shipping schedule and make any adjustments necessary to suit your needs.

What comes in my first box?

Your first box will come with two weeks’ worth of food, a feeding transition guide, instructions on how to store your food and feed your dog, and a resealable Ollie “puptainer” and scoop. Of all the fresh dog food brands available, Ollie’s resealable container is by far the highest quality and most convenient for keeping any unused, defrosted food fresh.

What’s inside Ollie’s food?

See Ollie’s fresh wet food recepies below, or click here to jump down to the baked dry food recipes.

Ollie fresh food

Ollie currently offers four vet-crafted recipes which all include real, named ingredients. All food undergoes minimal processing to maintain bioavailable nutrients while cutting out all the nasty fillers and artificial flavors you get with typical dog food.

Oh, and it’s all made from natural, human-grade ingredients, so you could have some yourself if your pup is willing to share. Here are Ollie’s current fresh recipes:

Beef

If you’ve got a hungry pup with a meaty diet, they’ll love Ollie’s beef entrée. Just hold the red wine.

Key ingredients
  • Beef: including nutrient-rich organ meat
  • Sweet potatoes: good for essential minerals and fiber
  • Rosemary: a natural, antimicrobial addition that makes the food taste great
  • Peas: good for skin, eye, and heart health
Full ingredient list

Beef, beef heart, sweet potato, peas, potato, beef kidney, carrot, beef liver, spinach, chia seed, dicalcium phosphate, blueberries, fish oil (preserved with tocopherols), iodized salt, zinc gluconate, rosemary, vitamin E supplement, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin (vitamin B2), potassium iodide

Guaranteed Analysis
  • Protein: min. 9%
  • Fat: min. 7%
  • Fiber: max. 2%
  • Moisture: max. 70%

Chicken

If your pup prefers white meat, this chicken dish is a delicious option.

Key ingredients
  • Chicken: including gizzard and liver meat
  • Spinach: good for iron and antioxidants
  • Cod liver oil: full of Omega-3 fatty acids to promote heart health
Full ingredient list

Chicken, chicken gizzard, carrots, peas, chicken liver, rice, chia seeds, spinach, potatoes, whole dried eggs, dicalcium phosphate, calcium carbonate, blueberries, fish oil, Iodized salt, cod liver oil, zinc gluconate, rosemary, copper gluconate, vitamin E supplement, potassium Iodide, pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin (vitamin B2)

Guaranteed analysis
  • Protein: min 10%
  • Fat: min 3%
  • Fiber: max 2%
  • Moisture: max 73%

Turkey

It’s like Thanksgiving dinner without your drunk uncle or Black Friday commercials. What more could you want?

Key ingredients
  • Turkey: including breast and liver meat
  • Carrots: full of phytonutrients for healthy eyes
  • Chia seeds: good for introducing zinc, copper, and manganese
  • Blueberries: for antioxidants that fight free radicals
Full ingredient list

Turkey breast, turkey liver, kale, carrots, lentils, blueberries, coconut oil, pumpkin, chia seeds, dicalcium phosphate, iodized salt, zinc gluconate, cod liver oil, iron sulfate, manganese gluconate, manganese sulfate, copper gluconate, vitamin E supplement, thiamin hydrochloride, potassium iodate

Guaranteed analysis
  • Protein: min 11%
  • Fat: min 7%
  • Fiber: max 2%
  • Moisture: max 72%

This recipe has the highest fat + protein content of all the options. This may be a pro if you’re feeding a puppy or want to increase your dog’s body weight.

Lamb

If your pup can’t have beef due to food allergies, this lamb dish is an excellent alternative.

Key ingredients
  • Lamb: an excellent source of protein for dogs that can’t have beef
  • Butternut squash: vitamins for their body and fiber to aid digestion
  • Kale: a beta carotene-rich ingredient to keep your pup’s skin and coat looking great
Full ingredients list

Lamb, lamb liver, butternut squash, kale, chickpeas, cranberries, potato, chia seeds, dicalcium phosphate, iodized salt, calcium carbonate, zinc gluconate, taurine, vitamin E supplement, iron sulfate, pantothenic acid, potassium iodate, manganese gluconate, thiamin hydrochloride, folic acid

Guaranteed analysis
  • Protein: min 10%
  • Fat: min 7%
  • Fiber: max 2%
  • Moisture: max 74%

Ollie baked food

Ollie recently added healthy baked dry dog food to its offerings. Like Ollie fresh food, the baked food still uses high-quality, human-grade ingredients that are slow-cooked to preserve nutrients. And the food is still free of preservatives and unwanted fillers, such as corn, soy, or wheat.

Altholugh we think fresh cooked ingredients in their natural state are better, Ollie’s baked food may be more convenient for people on the go. It’s shelf stable and easy to serve—just pour it out of the bag. No mess. No clean-up.

Also, these baked recipes can be served on their own or mixed with Ollie’s fresh food. If the fresh food prices are looking a little too high, try a mixed plan to bring your costs down a little.

Both of Ollie’s baked recipes meet the nutritional levels established by the AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles for All Life Stages, so that means it’s great for puppies to seniors.

Baked Beef

Protein and energy-rich ingredients like beef and sweet potatoes provide the right nutrients dogs need to hit the ground running.

A bowl filled with Ollie Baked Beef with Sweet Potatoes recipe
Key ingredients
  • Beef liver: great source of vitamin A, iron, copper, phosphorus, and zinc as well as B vitamins and essential fatty acids
  • Oats: provide a healthy amount of Vitamin B and omega 6 fatty acids, which can help promote healthy skin and coats
  • Sweet potato: provides sustainable energy and is packed with necessary dietary fiber, antioxidants, and Vitamins A and C.
Full ingredients list

Beef, oats, beef liver, lentil flour, sweet potatoes, carrots, calcium carbonate, sunflower oil, dicalcium phosphate, vitamin E supplement, salt, spinach, dried blueberries, fish oil, rosemary extract, choline bitartrate, calcium phosphate, beta carotene (vitamin A), copper gluconate, zinc gluconate, cholecalciferol (vitamin D3), cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12), taurine, potassium iodide, niacin, calcium pantothenate (vitamin B5), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin (vitamin B2), thiamine hydrochloride (vitamin B1), folic acid.

Guaranteed analysis
  • Protein: min 26%
  • Fat: min 16%
  • Fiber: max 4%
  • Moisture: max 10%
  • Calorie content: 3850 kcal ME/kg

Baked Chicken

Chicken, chickpeas, eggs, and veggies create a meal packed with antioxidants, protein, and fiber.

A bowl filled with Ollie Baked Chicken and Carrot recipe
Key ingredients
  • Chicken liver: loaded with iron, B vitamins, Vitamin A, and protein, liver supports blood, organ, and dental health 
  • Oats: provide a healthy amount of Vitamin B and omega 6 fatty acids, which can help promote healthy skin and coats
  • Sweet Potatoes: provide sustainable energy and are packed with necessary dietary fiber, antioxidants, and Vitamins A and C
Full ingredients list

Chicken, oats, whole dried eggs, chicken liver, chickpeas, pea flour, carrots, sweet potatoes, calcium carbonate, spinach, sunflower oil, dicalcium phosphate, vitamin E supplement, apples, fish oil, rosemary extract, choline bitartrate, calcium phosphate, beta carotene (vitamin A), copper gluconate, zinc gluconate, cholecalciferol (vitamin D3), cyanocobalamin (vitamin B12), taurine, potassium iodide, niacin, calcium pantothenate (vitamin B5), pyridoxine hydrochloride (vitamin B6), riboflavin (vitamin B2), thiamine hydrochloride (vitamin B1), folic acid.

Guaranteed analysis
  • Protein: min 26%
  • Fat: min 16%
  • Fiber: max 4%
  • Moisture: max 10%
  • Calorie content: 3850 kcal ME/kg

>> Read more: Nom Nom vs Ollie: Which Dog Food Delivery Service Is Best?

Can I mix Ollie with my dog’s kibble?

Yes! Ollie fresh food can be mixed with any kibble easily. In fact, it’s recommended to mix your dog’s current food with Ollie during the first week or two to ensure a smooth transition.

Mixing kibble with Ollie’s fresh food is also an easy way to upgrade your dog’s diet without paying quite as much. However, if that’s your long-term plan, we recommend using Ollie’s baked food instead of your old kibble. Doing so will ensure you don’t have too much food cluttering your home at once, you’ll get precise portioning instructions, and you’ll pay less than if ordering Ollie’s fresh food alone (more on this below).

>> Read more: Ollie Dog Food Recalls

How much does Ollie dog food cost?

Ollie’s prices start at $1.57 per meal for small dogs that eat exclusively Ollie fresh dog food. This makes the food service a strong option for owners of small and toy breeds that have picky food preferences.  Baked meal plans start at $1.00 a meal and a mix of fresh and baked begins at $1.36 per meal.

Owners of large dogs can see daily costs as high as $8–$12 for fresh food, but most dog owners can expect a price closer to $6–7 per day, according to Ollie. Your exact cost will depend on your dog’s size and activity level, as well as the meal plan you choose.

We pulled a few fresh food quotes, below, to give you a rough idea of what you may pay. For more examples, visit our guide, How Much Is Ollie Dog Food?

Cost (no tax included)6-lb. Yorkie male25-lb. Pembroke Welsh Corgi male60-lb. Afghan Hound male
Ollie Fresh Food $3.14 day / $22 week$6 day / $42 week$9.85 day / $69 week
Ollie Fresh & Baked Mix$2.71 day / $19 week$4.86 day / $34 week$8.42 day / $59 week
Ollie Baked Food$2 day / $14 week$3.71 day / $26 week$6.57 day / $46 week

And as you can see in the images earlier in this review, our medium-sized pup, Hobbes, was priced at that average $6 a day for full portions of fresh food.

There are a lot of factors that could influence your price, though, so you’ll need to answer your dog’s free questionnaire to find out exactly what you’d pay. And don’t forget that Ollie is currently offering 50% off your first shipment, so you can try it out without making a big financial commitment.

Does Ollie sell dog treats?

Ollie used to sell treats, but they ditched the treats to focus on the baked food. If you’re interested in a brand that offers high-quality, healthy dog treats, check out our Chippin Dog Food & Treats review. They offer several planet-friendly treat lines made with healthy novel proteins, like cricket. They even have a vegan options made with spirulina.

Ollie telehealth

Ollie doesn’t stop at providing high-quality food for your pet. They want to give you high-quality answers, too. If you subscribe to an Ollie meal plan, you’ll get free access to experts who can answer questions about your pet’s health. Choose to start an instant live chat or schedule a video call with a veterinarian. Telehealth is available 17 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Telehealth is both helpful and valuable, because it can help you get emergency answers and may even prevent a costly trip to the vet. Businesses that offer standalone telehealth services charge as much as $27/month.

Ollie is the first dog food brand we know of to offer this service. Usually, it’s only bundled with insurance-related products, such as Lemonade Pet Insurance or Pawp.

Ollie Dog Food

Ollie Dog Food

  • Human-grade dog food delivered to your door
  • Available in fresh frozen or gently baked recipes
  • Free vet telehealth access with every subscription
  • Take 50% off your first purchase

Ollie donates 1% of its profits to shelters and pet rescues across the United States. The company also recognized the losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and wanted to help relieve those burdens. The company:

  • Partnered with the Humane Society to donate 2,000 meals to dogs in communities severely impacted by the current coronavirus crisis. 
  • Donated 3,000 meals to dog owners nominated by its customers.
  • Offers a special discount to first responders and medical staff. Just verify yourself with ID.me at checkout to get a special 12-box discount (in addition to the 50% discount off your first box).

How does Ollie compare to other dog food subscription services?

Like Ollie, there are a few other human-grade dog food brands out there that can give your dog a diet as good as your own (if not better).

Unlike Ollie, The Farmer’s Dog offers a pork recipe, but no lamb. However, it doesn’t have any treats or charitable donations, which Ollie does offer. However, The Farmer’s Dog does boast some of the most sustainable packaging. You can learn more in our The Farmer’s Dog review or our Farmer’s Dog vs Ollie comparison guide.

Nom Nom also offers a pork recipe (no lamb), as well as microbiome gut health tests, and probiotics, so you can help your dog absorb more of their food’s nutrition. Check out our Nom Nom Dog Food review or our Nom Nom vs Ollie comparison guide to learn more.

We Feed Raw operates similarly to Ollie, except it delivers raw, human-grade dog food for those who want to keep their pet on a raw diet. You can choose from six options, including beef, lamb, venison, chicken, turkey, and duck. Learn more in our We Feed Raw review.

Just Food For Dogs offers fresh food for both dogs and cats. It also offers treats, supplements, prescription diets, and nutrient blends for homemade food. It is especially great if your dog has acute health issues that you need to account for in their diet. You can learn more in our Just Food For Dogs review or our Ollie vs Just Food For Dogs comparison.

Sundays offers a convenient “low and slow” air-dried dog food that resembles a jerky treat. This food’s standout quality is that there are no synthetic vitamins or minerals used in the food, unlike in Ollie’s baked food line. A wide variety of high-quality ingredients are purposefully used to ensure the food is nutritionally balanced and complete.  We have been surprised that even our pickiest dogs have enjoyed Sundays. Check out our Sundays dog food review for this hassle-free food.

Raised Right is similar to Sundays in that it obtains all necessary nutrients from real food ingredients—no added synthetic nutrients. However, unlike Sundays, Raised Right is fresh food.  Raised Right is especially good for those looking for a high-protein dog food, since it includes about twice the average amount of protein. It’s a premium food with a premium price tag, but it delivers in quality. Read our Raised Right review for more information about this top-of-the-line food.

Pet Plate offers the same meat options as Ollie, but only one type of treat—organic chicken apple sausage bites. However, it does offer a different type of packaging, round recyclable containers similar to a sour cream container. This may be more or less convenient for you depending on how you like to store and transport your food. You can learn more in our Pet Plate review and our PetPlate vs Farmer’s Dog comparison.

Like Nom Nom, Open Farm offers both fresh dog and cat food. It also offers a ton of other products, like freeze-dried raw food, bone broth, treats, and kibble (although kibble isn’t a good replacement for a fresh diet). Learn more in our Open Farm Dog Food review.

Spot and Tango doesn’t offer much that Ollie can’t match. It offers human-grade fresh food, plus a healthy dry food called  UnKibble. You can learn more in our Spot and Tango vs Ollie comparison guide or our full Spot and Tango review.

Curious? Save 50% and try it out

Whether you’re scared to go to the pet store, you want to provide your pup with a more nutritious diet, or you just like what Ollie is doing to give back, there’s never been a better time to try it out. Just click the banner below to save 50% on your first order today.

Let's bark a little

Get our latest updates and articles right in your email.
We won't bark too much. Promise.