What Are The Best Sundays For Dogs Alternatives?

Best Sundays For Dogs Alternatives

Last Updated on May 2, 2024 by Kieran Beckles

Have you been feeding Sundays For Dogs but are ready to change and looking to find the best alternatives to ensure a smooth transition?

Sundays For Dogs is one of my favorite dog food brands based in the US. Since returning to California in 2023, we have reviewed all the leading fresh dog food companies.

However, you may want to change your pet food because you want to try fresh dog food meals or you’re interested in adopting a raw-fed diet.

Best Sundays Alternatives
Some of our favorite Sundays alternatives (Photo: Life With Klee Kai)

Although my picky eaters love Sundays For Dogs, you may find your fussy pup isn’t a big fan or you’d prefer to feed a brand with more recipes.

In this article, we’ll share what we believe are the best Sundays Food For Dogs alternatives, including other air-dried dog food, some fresh dog food brands, and raw dog food.

1) Badlands Ranch

Badlands Ranch (Photo: lifewithkleekai)

Badlands Ranch is an air-dried dog food company in the same space as Sundays For Dogs.

They offer a Superfood Complete range to ensure your dog’s diet is balanced and complete, contains all natural ingredients you’d expect in human-grade dog food, and is delivered directly to your doorstep.

Badlands Ranch (Photo: lifewithkleekai)

Badlands Ranch’s air-dried dog food comes in two recipes: Beef and Chicken. The air-dried dog food contains 87% meat and 13% vegetables. Unlike their fresh food, Badlands Ranch’s air-dried dog food does not contain artificial ingredients or nasties.

As a pet parent, you can have peace of mind knowing that Badlands Ranch air-dried dog food is elevated pet food when compared to dry kibble you might buy at the pet store or supermarket.

Badlands Ranch (Photo: lifewithkleekai)

When I tested their air-dried dog food on Copper and Skye, I was impressed to see my Alaskan Klee Kai dogs finish their meals. They enjoyed the different food options and ate everything in the bowl.

Pet owners can still enjoy the convenience of Sunday’s air-dried dog food. Badlands Ranch is ready to serve and can be resealed and placed in a cupboard. There’s no faff.

Sundays For Dogs Or Badlands Ranch (Photo: lifewithkleekai)

To feed Copper and Skye a month’s supply of Badlands Ranch cost me $169.97.

While I decided to stick with Sundays, you might be ready for a change. If so, you won’t go wrong with Badlands Ranch who I consider a like-for-like replacement for Sundays.

2) A Pup Above Whole Food Cubies

A Pup Above Whole Food Cubies
A Pup Above Whole Food Cubies (Photo: Life With Klee Kai)

A Pup Above offers pet food in fresh and dry formats. To highlight the best Sunday alternatives, we’ll look at their air-dried equivalent: Whole Food Cubies.

When you feed Whole Food Cubies, you enjoy all the benefits of fresh food because it’s just A Pup Above’s fresh food patties in dry form!

A Pup Above Whole Food Cubies
A Pup Above Whole Food Cubies (Photo: Life With Klee Kai)

So the Whole Food Cubies is the same quality as their fresh dog food: 100% human grade, gently cooked sous-vide and slowly air dried to lock in flavor and nutrients but just diced into cubes.

A Pup Above’s recipes contain 70% protein, non-GMO veggies, wild salmon oil for healthy skin and coat, and superfoods such as thyme, parsley and flaxseed.

A Pup Above Whole Food Cubies
A Pup Above Whole Food Cubies (Photo: Life With Klee Kai)

Skye and Copper love fresh dog food so I wasn’t surprised to see my Klee Kai devour A Pup Above. It was clear to me that their dry dog food had a lot of flavor by Skye’s mealtime excitement.

A Pup Above offers four dry food options – Beef, Chicken, Pork and Turkey. That’s more variety than Sundays which is great if you do have picky eaters.

A Pup Above Whole Food Cubies
A Pup Above Whole Food Cubies (Photo: Life With Klee Kai)

To feed A Pup Above to my Alaskan Klee Kai cost me $182 for a month’s worth of human-grade dry food.

3) UnKibble

UnKibble (Photo: Life With Klee Kai)

If you’ve researched the best dry dog food in the USA before reading this article, you’ll probably have encountered UnKibble by Spot and Tango.

They’re one of the leading dry dog food brands trying to improve your dog’s health with their human-grade UnKibble recipes.

UnKibble bag and scooper
UnKibble bag and scooper (Photo: Life With Klee Kai)

UnKibble uses limited-ingredient recipes using human-grade meat and veggies that pet owners will likely recognize and even eat as part of their diet.

Just like all the dog food companies featured here, pet parents will need to provide details about their dog, such as their dog’s age, dog’s breed, dog’s activity level, and more.

Skye and Copper wait for UnKibble (Photo: Life With Klee Kai)

UnKibble stands out because it offers an extra level of customization, including a custom scooper that comes with your first box. You can make sure you get the portions right!

Spot and Tango offers four UnKibble recipes: Beef & Barley, Chicken & Brown Rice, Cod & Salmon, and Turkey & Sweet Potatoes. This is a good variety for fussy eaters!

Skye eats UnKibble (Photo: Life With Klee Kai)

You can get started with your first box by filling out their sign-up questionnaire. I spent $138.56 per month on UnKibble to feed their dry food to Copper and Skye for a month.

4) The Farmer’s Dog

The Farmer's Dog fresh recipes
The Farmer’s Dog fresh recipes (Photo: Life With Klee Kai)

We’ve only highlighted dry dog food so far, but if you want to swap air-dried food for fresh frozen meals, let’s take a look at a fresh dog food company.

Having tested a lot of different fresh dog food in the past 12 months, The Farmer’s Dog represents the best value service if you’d like to try fresh food.

Skye’s The Farmer’s Dog turkey recipe (Photo: Life With Klee Kai)

The Farmer’s Dog offers fresh-food meals containing real ingredients, such as USDA beef and chicken, and vegetables, such as peas and sweet potatoes.

What impressed me about The Farmer’s Dog is how they customized their meals for Copper and Skye. They labeled their meals and stuck a portion guideline on the front. It’s a small detail but I liked the attention to detail!

Skye waits for The Farmer’s Dog (Photo: Life With Klee Kai)

The Farmer’s Dog offers four recipes: beef, chicken, pork and turkey. Copper and Skye’s favorite recipes were beef and chicken.

Unlike dry dog food, The Farmer’s Dog must be stored in the freezer and a few defrosted meal pouches in the fridge.

The Farmer’s Dog (Photo: Life With Klee Kai)

The Farmer’s Dog is the most affordable fresh dog food company I’ve reviewed. Their meals cost me $153 a month, which is almost the same price as some of the dry food companies highlighted in this article.

5) Maev

Maev or Sundays (Photo: Life With Klee Kai)

If you’ve previously tried dry food and fresh food, you may be ready to attempt a raw-fed diet.

Having tested some of the leading raw dog foods in the USA, Maev stands out as the most convenient, especially if you’re new to this pet food format.

Maev raw dog food
Inside Maev bag (Photo: Life With Klee Kai)

Maev uses human-grade ingredients such as USDA beef, USDA chicken, fruit, and vegetables. When you take a peek inside the bag, you can see the many colors of the fruit and veggies.

They offer just two recipes (beef and chicken) but have different formulations to cater to different health and behavioral issues (calm & anxiety, hip & joint, skin & coat, and weight & digestion).

Skye and Copper wait for their Maev food (Photo: Life With Klee Kai)

Maev don’t offer a sign-up questionnaire but you can complete their feeding calculator to figure out how much raw food you need for your pets on a monthly basis.

Unlike some raw food, Maev is ready to serve direct from the freezer. You scoop out the appropriate portion of raw food from the bag before putting it back in the freezer. It’s simple and mess free!

Skye with her Maev food (Photo: Life With Klee Kai)

Skye and Copper were obsessed with Maev, I was astounded by their reaction. Skye showed so much mealtime excitement. So Maev passed the picky eater test with flying colors.

I paid $152 to feed Maev to my Alaskan Klee Kai dogs.

Stick With Sundays?

Sundays For Dogs
Sundays For Dogs (Photo: Life With Klee Kai)

Now that we’ve looked at the best Sundays For Dogs alternatives, you might be ready to make a change or have second thoughts about ditching Sundays.

We still feed Sundays to Skye and Copper because we like the convenience of feeding air-dried food that doesn’t take up fridge or freezer space.

Skye and her Sundays For Dogs food (Photo: lifewithkleekai)
Skye and her Sundays For Dogs food (Photo: lifewithkleekai)

While it doesn’t require fridge or freezer space, we love that our Klee Kai dogs are still eating fresh food but just in air dried format.

It’s great value considering I pay $139.98 for a month’s supply of Sundays for my Alaskan Klee Kai.

Wrapping Up

Sundays For Dogs food (Photo: lifewithkleekai)
Sundays For Dogs food (Photo: lifewithkleekai)

So there we have it! I’ve highlighted five potential alternatives if you’re ready to ditch Sundays For Dogs.

There are plenty of human-grade dry food options, such as Badlands Ranch, A Pup Above, and UnKibble.

Maev and Sundays human-grade dog food
Maev and Sundays human-grade dog food (Photo: Life With Klee Kai)

If you’d like to try fresh food, The Farmer’s Dog represents great value and proved a big hit with my picky mini huskies.

My favorite raw dog food is Maev, which makes this pet food format simple to adopt if you have no experience.

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