Helping You Nurture Your Furry Loved Ones From The Inside Out

Hi, I’m Barbara! 👩‍💻

Barbara Rivers is the raw dog food blogger behind K9sOverCoffee

It’s nice to e-meet you!

I’m the crazy dog mom who found out about raw dog food back in 2015. 

Ever since, I’ve been documenting my raw dog food journey here on the blog, paired with my second passion of doggie exercise & travel.

The raw dog food part included trial and error in:

  • Figuring out dog allergies
  • Learning how to make my own raw meals to keep them affordable
  • Becoming raw dog food nutrition certified by Dogs Naturally Magazine
Barbara Rivers of received the Raw Dog Food Nutrition Specialist Badge from Dogs Naturally Magazine

With that said, my Boxer mixes Missy & Buzz introduced me to raw dog food.

If it wasn’t for them and specifically for Missy’s cancer diagnosis back in 2014, I’m not sure I would have made the switch from kibble to raw. 

As one of my lovely readers recently put it: 

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

How Do You Learn As Much As Possible About Raw Feeding?

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You’ve probably heard that raw dog food is a powerful tool that can drastically improve your dog’s health and cut your vet bills in half.

And that’s true.

I mean, dogs are born with sharp teeth and acidic stomach juices for a reason:

To eat and digest raw meat.

Including pliable bones.

Not dry pieces of boring, baked dog food.

Sounds like a pretty straight-forward concept, right?

But raw feeding involves a bit more than just tossing your dog a steak and some liver.

So I went ahead and created my free newsletter where I share all things raw dog food related in bite-sized, weekly pieces.

As a newsletter reader, that means you get to peek into my raw dog food bowls for recipe inspiration, learn about ingredient rotation, and pick up helpful tips & hacks on your journey to nourishing your pup from the inside out.

You also get personal access to my raw dog food brain with any questions that keep you up at night…

…and yea, I know, I should probably start charging for that service at some point.

🤓 💵

What Your Raw Feeding Peers 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

Resources For Your DIY Raw Dog Food

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







Homemade raw dog food keeps raw feeding affordable. Plus it’s fun to make your pup’s own meals from scratch!

In this section, you’ll find resources for both beginners & advanced raw feeders, including meal prep advice, recipes & so much more.

Raw Dog Food Starter Guide ↗

How to quickly transition your dog(s) from kibble to raw dog food.

How to Feed Your Dog Wild Raw Venison↗

Includes a DIY raw venison dog food recipe.

Holiday Gift Guide For Raw Feeders↗

Features essentials for raw dog food nerds! Find practical tools, gift cards, & more.

All About Raw Turkey For Dogs↗

Raw turkey for dogs is a lean protein that’s chock-full of vital minerals and vitamins!

9 LB Introductory Raw Dog Food Ships Free↗

This 9 lb introductory raw dog food offer ships free and consists of 5 different proteins.

Invest In Your Dog’s Future Wellbeing

Resources For Dog Exercise, Training & Travel

Taking Wally swimming on a kayaking tour





Besides nutritious meals, fit dogs also need daily exercise, mental stimulation and training. Browse this section for inspiration!

Tools Of A Professional Dog Walker ↗

Get a glimpse into my former career of 9+ years to see if it’s the right side gig for you!

2 Dog Jackets With Zippers I Love For My Active Dogs↗

I’ve had these 2 dog jackets for 8+ years & love their respective softshell/puffer look! They’re durable, waterproof & warm.

Winter Getaway to Dog-Friendly Hilton Head Island↗

Read all about our trip to dog-friendly Hilton Head Island where we stayed at a Red Roof Inn about 3 miles from the beach.

How To Combine House & Crate Training Puppies ↗

Includes a practical puppy potty journal pdf to help you house train your pup(py) faster.

OneTigris AIRE MESH vs COMET’S TAIL Harnesses ↗

How do we like our mesh dog harnesses by OneTigris, and how meshy are they really? Find out here!

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Want To Take A Peek Behind The K9sOverCoffee Scenes?

Follow me on Instagram ↗

You’ll get glimpses into my life with Wally, including peeks into our raw dog food bowls, walks, hikes, and travel adventures!

Follow me on YouTube↗

This is where you’ll find several raw meal prep videos as well as unboxing and lifestyle/training videos.

Follow me on Pinterest ↗

The place to be for DIY raw dog food recipe ideas, tips for fit dogs at home and on the road and much more.