This Dog Food Brand Sold Out Twice in Its First Month

Spot and Tango makes feeding dogs safe, transparent, and tasty! We tested the dog food meal plan for two months—here's everything you need to know.

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Spot and Tango dog food review

Calling all dog owners! If your pup is a picky eater, or you’re concerned about the nutrition and quality of the dog food in their bowl, it might be time to try something completely different: human-grade dog food. Spot and Tango’s personalized, safe, and healthy dog food concept was so popular, it sold out twice in its first month!

I wanted to see what my picky eater dog would think—so I’ve been feeding him a customized meal plan for two months. Here’s everything you need to know about Spot and Tango dog food.

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What is Spot and Tango?

If human-grade dog food sounds too fancy, hear me out! Spot and Tango is a family-owned dog food business, born after the pet parent founder decided to do something about the large amount of pet food recalls in the news. Instead of factory food made from dodgy ingredients in foreign countries, Spot and Tango offers all-natural meals customized to your dog’s age, breed, weight, and activity level. They provide 100% wet or dry whole foods prepared with human-grade food, each containing protein, fruit, and vegetable ingredients sourced in the United States. (Speaking of natural, check out the best natural dog foods for every age and size).

Louie, my Morkie (that’s a Maltese/Yorkie mix), is a tiny dog—so I worry about possible digestive issues when switching up his food and treats. In fact, he’d been eating the same dry food the breeder recommended since he was a baby. And guess what? He was over it!

Before Spot and Tango, it wasn’t uncommon for Louie to hunger strike for a full day. And that’s downright dangerous for small dogs who can be at risk for hypoglycemia when their blood sugar dips too low. He’d still eat a Kong filled with frozen yogurt or peanut butter, so I knew he wasn’t ill—just bored with his dry food. To prevent digestive issues, his vet suggested I start slow with diet changes.

What my dog thought about Spot and Tango

My Spot and Tango order arrived in a cooler-style box to keep the fresh meals cold. Each of the fresh meals came in pre-portioned pouches clearly labeled with their ingredients (flavors included turkey and red quinoa with apples and lamb and brown rice with blueberries). The dried Unkibble bag (beef and barley with dried green beans) came with a small serving scoop designed with Louie’s serving size in mind.

Dog training books recommend using dry dog food as a training reward. I always laughed at that—I could barely get Louie to eat his regular food when he was hungry, let alone convince him it was a reward! Well, guess what? I took the bag of Spot and Tango Unkibbled to obedience class and Louie happily ran through commands of “sit,” “down,” and “stay” with Unkibbled dry dog food as a treat! I was shocked. Check out these fun puzzle toys for bored dogs.

As my vet suggested, I monitored Louie for digestive issues after giving Unkibbled solely as treats for a week. No issues. I then sprinkled a half-serving of the Unkibbled on top of Louie’s regular dry dog food. No surprise, he ate all the Unkibbled and left his other food in the bowl. After a month of loving the dry food, I defrosted a bag of fresh food from the freezer. Going slow again, I mixed in a few tablespoons of the turkey with quinoa wet food with Louie’s dry food. It was love at first bite. And, the fresh food didn’t have odors or the gravy consistency I usually expect with wet dog food.

I’ve been feeding Louie Spot and Tango wet and dry food exclusively for the past month (two months total). He’s gained a half-pound. According to the vet, this is good news for Louie, who struggles to maintain a healthy weight. He hasn’t had any digestive or health issues.

And the best part? Louie now eats his entire serving of dog food every day. Love at first bite, indeed!

Spot and Tango dog food pros

  • Available in dry (Unkibble) and fresh dog food plans
  • Full of fresh proteins, grains, fruits, and veggies—no artificial additives, preservatives, or fillers
  • Only made with ingredients that meet all USDA standards for humans
  • Convenient! Simply defrost the wet dog food or scoop the dry dog food and serve.
  • Variety of protein and veggie flavors to cater to your dog’s tastes—or mix it up if they get bored easily
  • Delivered straight to your door
  • Most new customers get 20 percent off meal plans
  • Risk free. If your dog doesn’t like it, you get your money back.

Spot and Tango dog food cons

  • Hard to know the price options until you take the online quiz
  • Available online only—you can’t pick it up from the vet or at the store

Where to buy Spot and Tango dog food

Spot and Tango is available online through Spot and Tango’s website. New customers take a quick and easy online quiz that asks questions about your dog’s breed, age, activity level, weight, and tastes. You then get multiple price and food type plans from a Pup Specialist.

Depending on how much your dog eats, plans start as low as $7 a week for dry food and $15 a week for fresh food. Most new customers get a 20 percent off discount. And if your dog doesn’t like Spot and Tango as much as Louie does, you get your money back. Next, learn about the best diet for dogs according to vets, the best large breed dog food, and the best probiotic dog foods.

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Megan Wood
As Deputy Affiliate eCommerce Editor, Megan Wood helps Reader's Digest readers find the best products to make their lives better, easier, and more joyful. She has 10 years of service journalism and product review experience across a variety of national websites. When she’s not tracking down the best sales and deals, you can probably find her walking her dog.