Ollie in 2021
What we're loving, some updates this year, and what we can expect for 2022!
I feel being a dog owner these days we are being introduced to more information than ever before on the health and well-being of our pets. If you’re looking to ensure your pet is getting optimal nutrition, consuming enough calories (which I was always guessing with Wyatt because he's so active) then Ollie is worth researching.
Your monthly budget for dog food may increase (depending on your current dog food), however, there is something to be said for preventative measures like a good diet to combat possible illnesses down the line. I like that there is such a strong focus on quality ingredients, rigorous testing, and veterinary nutritionists advised on the recipes.
Ollie is one of the Best Pet Subscriptions of 2021.
How Ollie Works
Ollie is a fresh dog food subscription company that creates personalized formulas with canine nutritionists. When you sign up for Ollie, you fill out a profile for your pup based on weight, age, breed, activity level, and allergies. This way Ollie can recommend a customized and ideal plan for them. You are able to select a regular or flexible schedule to ensure you always have the right amount. Ollie arrives in food packs that you place in the freezer and thaw in the fridge once you are ready.
Ollie prices their subscription based on the size of the dog. They will calculate how much food your dog needs based on the exact number of calories they need to consume daily, this ultimately will dictate your subscription cost. Shipping is always free, which is great! Example: A small dog’s subscription could start at $3/day.
What Ollie Continues To Get Right
Quality & Convenience
Ollie has rigorous nutritional and quality standards. Everything is prepared in a human-grade facility in New Jersey and goes through the same safety standards of human food. Also, every batch is tested before they are sent out. Having high-quality food delivered for your pup is not only convenient but saves time from frequent trips to retail stores.
Ollie’s customer service team will actually reach out to you within a few days of sending your first shipment to discuss how your dog is adjusting to the new food. If you happen to notice something concerning, like unwanted weight loss or gain, the Ollie care team is able to adjust the meals appropriately. Ollie also allows you to mix meal options in each shipment free of charge. Ollie offers a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on all its products.
Ollie Highlights for 2021
Best in Doge Show
Ollie held its first-ever Best in Doge Show ("a new online dog show celebrating mutts, misfits, and dogs from all walks of life" complete with a red carpet hosted by Adagor (@Poochofnyc) and the main event hosted by Jane Lynch. Pups across the country competed in a variety of categories to win prizes and Ollie food. The grand prize winner received a year of Ollie and a getaway stay with their dog at a luxurious dog-friendly hotel, Proper Hotels.
There were a few surprises and treats for subscribers this year, including a small calendar that highlights adopted dogs and their personalities. What made this calendar extra special is that it features non-traditional holidays like National dress up your Pet Day (January 14) and National Hug Your Dog Day (April 10). According to the brand, there will be many more gifts in the coming year.
Wyatt's Ollie Favorites This Year
Wyatt is very food motivated, just like his mom! However, as I've touched on in previous Ollie reviews Wyatt has a very sensitive stomach. The fact that the transition to Ollie's food has been seamless (no unpleasant side effects or reactions for him) is a huge win for us. He has also continually tried to break into the fridge for second helpings.
Wyatt wants you to know his favorite recipe is Beef & Sweet Potatoes!
What Wyatt Would Like To See 2022
Wyatt is hoping to see some fresh kibble options added to Ollie's menu for 2022. Currently, we still incorporate some vet-recommended kibble with his Ollie fresh food. It's important for Wyatt to maintain a healthy smile, along with strong teeth.
What's on tap for Ollie in 2022?
We were able to connect with Ollie's team to learn more about what we can look forward to in 2022!
Enhanced Unboxing Experience
The last few months we’ve been teasing a lot of new branding with the complete launch of our new look to come in early 2022. It’s the same high-quality, gently cooked, fresh food but with a clean, new feel! Our team has created a new unboxing experience that delivers fun for both you and your dog. Our pups are more than pets. They’re our best friends, our protectors, furry members of our family. They’ve got quirks and character that are unmatched, and they’ve got needs that are unique to them.
As mentioned above, we’ve got a new look on all of our packaging and will be launching the full complete new look for Ollie in early 2022. We’ve made and will continue to make some more sustainable switches to our packaging, making our boxes and their components easier to recycle with curbside recycling rules.
New Product Line
We’re also introducing a new line soon! If you’re a current subscriber you may have already heard rumblings. We cannot wait to launch and welcome even more dogs into our Ollie community.
What were some of your pup's favorite Ollie recipes and products this year? Let me know in the comments!