Spot & Tango Review: All-Natural, Fresh & Shelf-Stable Dog Food

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Spot & Tango food on counter with scoop (caption: Spot & Tango Review)Making sure your dog gets a nutritious diet without a lot of additives and preservatives isn’t easy. But you can get all-natural, human-grade dog food delivered right to your door with Spot & Tango.

They offer fresh meals and a unique shelf-stable alternative, called UnKibble, that doesn’t skimp on quality. We give you the low-down on their recipes, pricing and more. See how our pups rated their food.

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Article Overview

Spot & Tango

4.4 / 5
Spot & Tango
Variety 4.5
Nutritional Value 5.0
Pricing 4.0
Customer Support 4.3
Customization 4.3

Pros

  • Six recipes to choose from
  • Human-grade, whole-food ingredients with no preservatives or fillers
  • Customized meal plan with a portion-specific scoop
  • Free, auto-shipping that you can adjust anytime
  • Unkibble doesn't take up freezer space since it’s shelf-stable
  • Responsive customer service
  • Made in the USA

Cons

  • Delivery option is only 1x per month in most U.S. locations
  • Fresh meals are expensive compared to competitors

Key Features

  • Offers 3 fresh recipes (freezer storage) and 3 UnKibble recipes (shelf storage)
  • Meals are customized based on your dog’s breed, gender, age, weight, body shape, activity level, health conditions and other factors
  • Unique shelf-stable UnKibble dry dog food is made from human-grade meats and fresh starches, veggies and fruits that are dehydrated under low temperatures to preserve nutrients (currently the only brand available of this type of “fresh” dry food)
  • Fresh recipes are flash-frozen to preserve nutritional value
  • All recipes developed by a certified vet nutritionist and meet all AAFCO nutrition standards
  • Ingredients are sourced from local farms and human food suppliers
  • Risk-free 2-week trial – they’ll give you a full refund if your dog doesn’t like it

Price

Subscriptions start at $9/week but vary based on the nutritional needs of each dog. The following pricing* is based on the profile of a mixed-breed male, 1-year-old, 38 pounds, healthy size, neutered with no health problems or allergies.

You save 20% off the following pricing for your first 2-week trial. 

UnKibble spilling from Spot & Tango bag

UnKibble Recipes

  • Beef & Barley: $46.62*/week ($186.48 total) for 4 weeks of meals
  • Chicken & Brown Rice: $52.01*/week ($208.04 total) for 4 weeks of meals
  • Duck & Salmon: $53.27*/week ($213.08 total) for 4 weeks of meals
  • Free shipping

Fresh Recipes

With each Fresh recipe, you have the option of ordering full meals or their Topper plan, which you mix in with your existing dog food.

  • Fresh food from Spot & Tango in a white bowl beside a package of foodTurkey & Red Quinoa: $70.96*/week (full meals) or $27.55/week (partial meals) 
  • Beef & Millet: $76.30*/week (full meals) or $29.63/week (partial meals) 
  • Lamb & Brown Rice: $108.35*/week (full meals) or $38.52/week (partial meals)
  • Free shipping

Note: While you could mix these two types of foods (fresh & UnKibble), we recommend choosing one that best suits your dog (fresh for picky eaters or older dogs with sensitive teeth; UnKibble if your dog prefers crunchy food or you have limited freezer room). This will minimize any concerns about whether your dog is getting a nutritionally balanced meal.

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Our Personal Experience With Spot & Tango

Alex and Michelle S. from Canine Journal had the opportunity to test out Spot & Tango’s UnKibble dog food with their pups, Barley and Lily, in exchange for an unbiased review. This is their firsthand experience.

To get started with Spot & Tango, you fill out a brief online questionnaire. These details help Spot & Tango determine the right nutritionally balanced portion size based on your dog’s size, age, breed and activity level.

Spot & Tango question screenshot

We were impressed with the number of health conditions/concerns you can make them aware of. They list more than 20 (you check all that apply), including everything from allergies, diabetes and arthritis to a variety of common digestive problems.

Once you finish the questionnaire, you have the option of choosing either Fresh meals or their UnKibble — each offers 3 different recipes. Then, you can order 1, 2 or all 3 of the recipes, but keep in mind that each recipe is a different price.

Spot & Tango types of food

It’s Unboxing Time

We received our UnKibble, much to Barley and Lily’s delight. Here’s our brief unboxing video to give you an idea of what to expect.

Our Final Verdict

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We give Spot & Tango’s UnKibble two enthusiastic paws up. We love that you can get 100% human-grade dog food that you store on your shelf instead of taking up valuable freezer space. Although a bit pricey compared to kibble, it’s a much healthier option.

Spot and Tango’s fresh recipes are also another healthy option for your pup, but these are priced significantly higher than some other companies that deliver fresh dog food to your door. If you’re leaning toward fresh meals, be sure to check out your other options in our reviews of the best dog food delivery companies.

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About The Author:

Sally holds a BA in English from James Madison University and began her 25-year writing career as a grad student at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Journalism & Mass Communications. She’s been a pet parent since college years (and spent her whole childhood with pets).

Now as a parent of two teenagers, she’s made sure to raise her daughters to learn how to love and care for pets (and other animals) in the most responsible and loving ways. As a result, she and her daughters now have 5 rescued dogs and cats who essentially rule their home! Sally has also volunteered over the years to help raise funds for various animal nonprofit organizations.

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