A stainless steel dog bowl filled with homemade raw dog food next to a fit and active dog being walked in the woods

Let’s Start Nurturing Your Furry Loved Ones From The Inside Out!

Hey There, I’m Your Host Barbara! 👩‍💻

Barbara Rivers is the raw dog food blogger behind K9sOverCoffee

It’s great to virtually meet you!

I’m the devoted dog mom who stumbled upon raw dog food back in 2015.

Since then, I’ve been sharing my raw feeding journey alongside my passion for doggie adventures and fitness right here on the blog.

Along the way, I’ve tackled everything from deciphering dog allergies to mastering homemade raw meals on a budget.

I even became certified in raw dog food nutrition by Dogs Naturally Magazine and dabbled in Pet Food Formulation Software.

It was my beloved Boxer mixes, Missy and Buzz, who truly inspired me to make the switch from kibble to raw—especially after Missy’s cancer diagnosis in 2014.

Their journey has been my guiding light, and I’m grateful for every step of it.

As one of my wonderful readers said:

“God bless Missy so much, our teacher, she got this journey rolling, we thank her.”

How can you soak up as much knowledge as possible about raw feeding?

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Raw dog food is not just a trend—it’s a game-changer for your furry friend’s health and your wallet.

Say goodbye to those hefty vet bills!

Now, here’s the scoop: Dogs are built to chow down on raw meat. I mean, those sharp teeth and powerful stomach juices?

They’re not just for show. They’re nature’s way of saying, “Give me the good stuff!”

And by good stuff, I mean fresh, raw, delicious meat—bones included.

But hold your horses! Before you go tossing your pup a T-bone, let’s talk strategy.

Raw feeding is more than just a steak dinner. That’s where I come in. I’ve put together a free newsletter just for you, packed with all the juicy details on raw dog food.

Sign up and you’ll get bite-sized nuggets of wisdom delivered to your inbox weekly.

Plus, as a bonus, snag my FREE raw dog food feeding chart. It’s like a roadmap to feeding your pup the right way, every day. No more guessing games!

Whether your pup needs to shed a few pounds or pack on some muscle, I’ve got you covered.

And hey, as a newsletter subscriber, you’ll get exclusive access to me and my raw feeding experience.

Have a burning question at 2 a.m.? Shoot it my way—I’m here to help.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s embark on this raw feeding adventure together. Your dog’s health (and your wallet) will thank you!

Read What Fellow Raw Feeders Are Saying

Juliet With Ranger

New Feeder and your website has helped me immensely in facing the challenge.

Thank you for your insightful, informative and thoughtful teachings. 

I looked and read everywhere and was feeling very afraid and overwhelmed but you gave me the confidence to take the plunge for my border collie!

K9sOverCoffee reader and raw feeder Juliet

Haley With Annabelle & Atlas

Barbara saved me so much time from scouring the internet for raw feeding information!

She’s incredibly knowledgeable and I haven’t had an easier time with raw feeding than when I read through her blogs because all you need is right there!

She also answered any questions I had, personally, and I’m so thankful for her!

Reader Haley with her raw-fed dogs Annabelle and Atlas

Miranda With Calzone

Hi Barbara! I just wanted to say I downloaded your ebook and it’s been a HUGE help to me in my raw feeding journey. […]

Thank you so much for getting back to me. Your page and resources are extremely helpful.

Reader Miranda and her raw-fed dog Calzone

Stacey With Chloe & Peedy

Hi Barbara, thank you so much for addressing my question on your blog!!! What a treat to have me and my pups discussed in detail with 2 very knowledgable people!! That’s a first! 
I treasure your findings and all you do for this community, I forward everything I can to others in my dog world.
Appreciate you and Wally! And your journey in the complex  world of optimal dog nutrition.

Two raw-fed Australian Shepherds in the snow

Check Out These Resources for Your DIY Raw Dog Food Journey

Homemade raw meal prep with Wally's regular raw dog food amount







Whipping up homemade raw dog food not only keeps raw feeding budget-friendly but also adds a fun, personal touch to your pup’s meals!

In this section, you’ll discover a treasure trove of resources catering to both newbie and seasoned raw feeders alike. Dive into meal prep tips, tantalizing raw dog food recipes, and a whole lot more!

Check Out These Resources for Your Dog’s Exercise, Training & Travel Plans

Taking Wally swimming on a kayaking tour





Apart from nourishing meals, our furry friends thrive on daily exercise, mental stimulation, and training. Dive into this section for heaps of inspiration!

Tools of a Professional Dog Walker ↗

Take a peek into my previous 9+ year career and see if it’s the perfect side gig for you! Discover insights into how much a dog walker makes along the way.

Avoiding Bloat – When Not to Exercise Your Dog↗

Learn about bloat in dogs, also known as GDV, a serious condition that demands swift medical attention. Discover essential tips for prevention to keep your furry friend safe and healthy.

How to Enjoy Spring & Summer W/o The Dog Pests↗

Pesky dog pests like fleas, lice, and ticks can put a damper on our spring and summer adventures with our furry companions. That’s why it’s crucial to prioritize prevention.

How to Train a Dog to Down-Stay↗

If you’re eager to master teaching your pup a reliable “down-stay,” I highly recommend giving this specific method a try, coupled with plenty of physical exercise.

Is OneTigris’s Dog Backpack Better Than Ruffwear’s Approach Pack? ↗

Delve into the comparison between the OneTigris Dog Backpack and Ruffwear’s Approach Pack to determine which is the ultimate choice for your adventurous furry companion.

This Section Is for You If You Represent a Brand or Would Like to Write a Guest Post

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If you’re interested in exploring collaboration opportunities, simply click below! Just a heads-up for guest writers: At the moment, I’m only collaborating with fellow raw feeders and active, outdoorsy dog enthusiasts.

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Curious What Happens Behind The K9sOverCoffee Scenes?

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Get ready for a behind-the-scenes look into my life with Wally! You’ll catch glimpses of our raw dog food bowls, our strolls, hikes, and all our exciting travel adventures.

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