Grandma Lucy's freeze-dried dog food delivered in style

Grandma Lucy’s Freeze-Dried Dog Food Delivered In Style

I first learned about Grandma Lucy’s freeze-dried dog food back in 2015.

The person who introduced me to Grandma Lucy’s lines of dog food was Jenni from Feed Pet Purveyor.

Thank you so much, dear Jenni, for introducing me to this awesome dog food!

The second time I noticed Grandma Lucy’s was at the Global Pet Expo in Orlando, FL one year later, in 2016:

Meeting the brand Grandma Lucy's at the Global Pet Expo in 2016

That said, here’s what I’ll share with you in this blog post:

  • Grandma Lucy’s quick facts
  • Benefits of freeze-dried dog food (especially for raw feeders like myself)
  • How to prepare Grandma Lucy’s dog food
  • What sets Grandma Lucy’s apart from similar brands and benefits picky eaters
  • Where to buy Grandma Lucy’s dog food (besides Feed Pet Purveyor’s store in Tampa, FL)
  • Feeding video featuring Missy & Buzz
Grandma Lucy's freeze-dried dog food delivered in style

Disclaimer: This blog post was originally published in 2015 and has been updated in 2023. It contains affiliate links I may earn compensation through at no additional cost to you. Feed Pet Purveyor sent us 5 trial size bags of Grandma Lucy’s freeze-dried dog food  in return for an honest review.

Feed Pet Purveyor ~ A Healthy Pet Lifestyle Market

FeedPetPurveyor is a Tampa, FL based healthy lifestyle market for pets with a physical as well as an online store.

Here are their details:

OPEN Monday-Saturday from 12pm-6pm. CLOSED SUNDAYS.

1413 S Howard Ave. Suite 104 Tampa, FL 33606

call 813-251-4086 or email speak@feedpetpurveyor.com

They carry a variety of healthy nutrition and essentials for both dogs & cats.

The pups’ Grandma Lucy’s trial size bags were sent out in Feed Pet Purveyor’s signature burlap sack.

I simply LOVED the way it looked and ended up turning it into a burlap doggie Christmas Stocking!

Feed Pet Purveyor Burlap Sack
Feed Pet Purveyor Signature Burlap Sack

Who Is Grandma Lucy’s?

Grandma Lucy’s has been family-owned & operated since 1999!

The brand prepares their food with human-grade ingredients from trusted restaurant suppliers, growers and farmers only.

87% of all ingredients are sourced in the USA; 0% of the remaining internationally-sourced ingredients are from China.

Grandma Lucy's Ingredient Sourcing
Grandma Lucy’s Ingredient Sourcing

Grandma Lucy’s Quick Facts:

  • USDA Inspected & Approved
  • Freeze-Dried
  • Preservative-free 
  • By-Product-free
  • GMO-free (Genetically Modified Organisms) 
  • Hormone- & Antibiotic-free
  • Made in California 
  • Family-Owned & Operated Since 1999 (by Eric & Breann Shook)
Grandma Lucy's Company History

Benefits of Freeze-Dried Dog Food

Freeze-dried dog food has several benefits.

(1) Shelf stable since the water & oxygen have been removed

(2) No need for refrigeration

(3) Lightweight for the same reason (doesn’t contain any water) – meaning a 3 lb bag makes 14 pounds of fresh food, and a 10 lb bag makes 46 pounds of fresh food!

(4) It takes a very short amount of time to rehydrate once water has been added

(5) It’s ready to be consumed by your best friend within 3-5 minutes

All of these qualities make freeze-dried dog food the perfect travel food for all pet parents who feed raw dog food!

It’s just so much easier to bring along on car rides, camping trips, and even extended hikes because it takes up very little space.

But it’s also nice to have some readily available when you’re running out of raw dog food, forgot to thaw some or have someone else watching & feeding your pups.

Spoiler alert: our favorite Grandma Lucy’s freeze-dried dog food is their Pureformance Rabbit recipe!

Grandma Lucy's Freeze-Dried Rabbit Dog Food

How To Prepare Grandma Lucy’s Freeze-Dried Dog Food

Preparing Grandma Lucy’s freeze-dried dog food is as easy as 1, 2, 3:

Grandma Lucy's Freeze-Dried Dog Food Easy Feeding Instructions

I fed it slightly different because the trial size bags don’t provide a full size meal for the pups. That’s why I went ahead and just added them to the pups’ respective raw dog food.

Missy began with the Pureformance grain-free Rabbit as a side dish, if you will, and Buzz got to taste-test the Pureformance grain-free Chicken.

We also got a trial size bag of the Pureformance Fish, which the pups shared as a dinner topper, and Valor Chicken & Turkey which the pups had as a breakfast topper.

Update 2023: The Valor dog food is no longer available.

Let me tell you that both foods smelled delicious once I added the warm water.

Especially Missy’s rabbit reminded me of a comfort-food-style stew on a cold winter’s day.

All that was missing was a roaring fire in a wood-burning fireplace and a winter wonderland scenery outside!

Grandma Lucy's Freeze-Dried Dog Food (Chicken & Rabbit)
Grandma Lucy’s Freeze-Dried Chicken & Rabbit Pureformance Dog Food
Grandma Lucy's freeze-dried dog food (pureformance chicken & rabbit) with raw dog food
Grandma Lucy’s Freeze-Dried Chicken & Rabbit Pureformance with Missy’s & Buzz’s Raw Dog Food

What Sets Grandma Lucy’s Apart From Similar Brands & Benefits Picky Eaters

There’s two features that truly set Grandma Lucy’s apart from similar brands.

(1) Grandma Lucy’s freeze-dried dog food is available in 1.5 oz trial sizes.

How about that?!

As mentioned above, Feed Pet Purveyor sent us five 1.5 oz trial size bags. 

I love that.

It’s super convenient to be able to try a very small amount of new dog food to see if it will be well received. Especially if your dog’s a picky eater.

I only know of one other dog food company I’ve used before who has a similar offer.

Where to buy Grandma Lucy’s dog food samples

If you’d like to give one or several of their freeze-dried dog foods a try, check out Feed Pet Purveyor’s Food Samples ($1.50) section or Grandma Lucy’s Give Us A Try section ($1.00).

Grandma Lucy's Freeze-Dried Dog Food Trial Size Bags
Grandma Lucy’s Freeze-Dried Dog Food Trial Size Bags

(2) There’s tons of variety as far as protein choices

Grandma Lucy’s has 5 different lines of freeze-dried dog food which come in a variety of protein sources and different ingredients.

3 of the 5 lines also come in a pre-mix form that consists of freeze-dried vegetables, fruits, seeds, vitamins, and minerals. 

2 of them feature freeze-dried organ meat (liver).

Below I’ll mention the different lines and protein choices along with purchase links: 

  • Chicken (Chicken, Potatoes, Flax, Carrots, Celery, Apples, Blueberries, Cranberries, Garlic, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Calcium Carbonate, Phosphorous, Zinc Proteinate, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Potassium Chloride, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Magnesium Chloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement)
  • Pork (Pork, Potatoes, Flax, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Celery, Apples, Bananas, Blueberries, Cranberries, Pumpkin, Garlic, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Calcium Carbonate, Phosphorous, Zinc Proteinate, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Potassium Chloride, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Magnesium Chloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement)
  • Lamb (Lamb, Potatoes, Flax, Carrots, Celery, Apples, Blueberries, Cranberries, Garlic, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Calcium Carbonate, Phosphorous, Zinc Proteinate, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Potassium Chloride, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Magnesium Chloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement)
  • Venison (Venison, Potatoes, Flax, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Celery, Apples, Bananas, Blueberries, Cranberries, Pumpkin, Garlic, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Calcium Carbonate, Phosphorous, Zinc Proteinate, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Potassium Chloride, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Magnesium Chloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement)
  • Pre-mix (for raw dog food: Potatoes, Flax, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Celery, Apples, Bananas, Blueberries, Cranberries, Pumpkin, Garlic, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Calcium Carbonate, Phosphorous, Zinc Proteinate, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Potassium Chloride, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Magnesium Chloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement)
  • Chicken (Chicken, Chickpeas, Flax, Carrots, Celery, Apples, Bananas, Blueberries, Cranberries, Pumpkin, Papaya, Spinach, Garlic, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Calcium Carbonate, Phosphorous, Zinc Proteinate, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Potassium Chloride, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Magnesium Chloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement)
  • Lamb (Lamb, Chickpeas, Flax, Carrots, Celery, Apples, Bananas, Blueberries, Cranberries, Pumpkin, Papaya, Spinach, Garlic, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Calcium Carbonate, Phosphorous, Zinc Proteinate, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Potassium Chloride, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Magnesium Chloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement)
  • Rabbit (Rabbit, Chickpeas, Flax, Carrots, Celery, Apples, Bananas, Blueberries, Cranberries, Pumpkin, Papaya, Spinach, Garlic, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Calcium Carbonate, Phosphorous, Zinc Proteinate, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Potassium Chloride, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Magnesium Chloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement)
  • Fish (Pollock, Chickpeas, Flax, Carrots, Celery, Apples, Bananas, Blueberries, Cranberries, Pumpkin, Papaya, Spinach, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Calcium Carbonate, Phosphorous, Zinc Proteinate, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Potassium Chloride, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Magnesium Chloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement)
  • Pre-mix (for raw dog food: Chickpeas, Flax, Carrots, Celery, Apples, Bananas, Blueberries, Cranberries, Pumpkin, Papaya, Spinach, Garlic, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Calcium Carbonate, Phosphorous, Zinc Proteinate, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Potassium Chloride, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Magnesium Chloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement)
  • Beef (Beef, Pinto Beans, Hemp Hearts, Carrots, Coconut, Pumpkin, Kale, Blueberries, Turmeric, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Calcium Carbonate, Phosphorous, Zinc Proteinate, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Potassium Chloride, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Magnesium Chloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement)
  • Salmon (Salmon, Pinto Beans, Hemp Hearts, Carrots, Coconut, Pumpkin, Kale, Blueberries, Turmeric, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Calcium Carbonate, Phosphorous, Zinc Proteinate, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Potassium Chloride, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Magnesium Chloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement)
  • Turkey (Turkey, Pinto Beans, Hemp Hearts, Carrots, Coconut, Pumpkin, Kale, Blueberries, Turmeric, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Calcium Carbonate, Phosphorous, Zinc Proteinate, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Potassium Chloride, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Magnesium Chloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement)
  • Pre-mix (for raw dog food: Pinto Beans, Hemp Hearts, Carrots, Coconut, Pumpkin, Kale, Blueberries, Turmeric, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Calcium Carbonate, Phosphorous, Zinc Proteinate, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Potassium Chloride, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Magnesium Chloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement)
  • Beef (Beef, Beef Liver, Beef Kidneys, Sunflower Seeds, Squash, Pumpkin, Coconut, Beets, Apples, Blueberries, Kale, Turmeric, Calcium Carbonate)
  • Chicken (Chicken, Chicken Liver, Chicken Gizzards, Sunflower Seeds, Squash, Pumpkin, Coconut, Beets, Apples, Blueberries, Kale, Turmeric, Calcium Carbonate)
  • Chicken (Chicken, Chicken Liver, Oats, Flax, Carrots, Coconut, Kale, Cranberry, Turmeric, Ginger, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Calcium Carbonate, Phosphorus, Zinc Proteinate, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Potassium Chloride, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Magnesium Chloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement)
  • Beef (Beef, Beef Liver, Oats, Flax, Carrots, Coconut, Kale, Cranberry, Turmeric, Ginger, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Calcium Carbonate, Phosphorus, Zinc Proteinate, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Potassium Chloride, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Magnesium Chloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement)
  • Fish (Pollock, Oats, Flax, Carrots, Coconut, Kale, Cranberry, Turmeric, Ginger, Vitamin A Supplement, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin E Supplement, Niacin Supplement, Iron Proteinate, Calcium Carbonate, Phosphorus, Zinc Proteinate, Riboflavin Supplement, Thiamine Mononitrate, Potassium Chloride, Manganese Proteinate, Copper Proteinate, Magnesium Chloride, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Vitamin B12 Supplement)

Note: Grandma Lucy’s 3 Bears is their most recent line of freeze-dried dog food.

These pre-mixes are perfect to add to a home cooked diet, as well as to a raw diet following the B.A.R.F. model (Biologically Appropriate Raw Food).

The B.A.R.F. way to feed raw includes vegetables & fruits, whereas the Prey Model doesn’t (only consists of meat, bones and organs).

Grandma Lucy’s Freeze-Dried Dog Food: Bottom Line

Missy & Buzz give Grandma Lucy’s freeze-dried dog food 8 enthusiastic paws up!

I’m adding my two thumbs for 3 distinct reasons:

  • Super quick and easy meal prep
  • The food smells amazing!
  • The pups loved it
Grandma Lucy's Freeze-Dried Dog Food: Scrumptious Chicken & Rabbit

Have you heard of Grandma-Lucy’s and/or have your pups tried a freeze-dried dog food? As always, we’d love to hear from you in our comment section!

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Barbara launched her blog K9sOverCoffee in 2014 and has been feeding her dogs raw dog food since 2015. As a former professional dog walker, she’s passionate about balancing species-appropriate exercise with healthy dog nutrition. Barbara is raw dog food nutrition certified from “Dogs Naturally Magazine” and the author of several e-books about minimally processed, balanced raw dog food.


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10 responses to “Grandma Lucy’s Freeze-Dried Dog Food Delivered In Style”

  1. MilitaryWifeandPugLife Avatar

    No but this sounds yummy!!

    1. K9sOverCoffee Avatar

      It is…I briefly considered trying a little myself…

  2. Kate Obrien Avatar
    Kate Obrien

    Thanks for the review – Missy & Buzz both look like they can’t wait!

    1. K9sOverCoffee Avatar

      Glad you liked it…and the food is made in your state!
      The pups really enjoyed it, even Buzz who can be picky 😉

  3. Julie Smith Avatar
    Julie Smith

    I’ve never heard of this before but you know I am learning so much about raw food diets and also am always looking for new ways to keep Miss Cocoa healthy and happy!! I like that you can get small samples because you never know how they are going to like it. Thank you again for the reviews!!

    1. K9sOverCoffee Avatar

      I’m so glad you like them, Julie! I think it’s pretty cool that there are a variety of high-quality brands out there to ensure that feeding time never gets boring.

      Although we now feed primarily raw, I make sure to have a variety of freeze-dried/dehydrated foods in our pantry – they come in super handy when we’re in between our raw orders and keep the pups guessing what Mommy will fill their bowls with 😉

  4. joann stancer Avatar
    joann stancer

    8 paws up, your gang really loved it. what a great review.

    1. K9sOverCoffee Avatar

      Thank you, JoAnn, they did 🙂

  5. Pamela | Something Wagging Avatar

    I was planning to feed Honey dehydrated food on the boat. I loved the idea of saving weight and storage room besides the good nutrition..

    Unfortunately, a serving for a dog her size was huge. She got tired of eating before she had her fill.

    Since Grandma Lucy is Florida based, maybe we’ll get to see it on our travels and give it a try.

    1. K9sOverCoffee Avatar

      Oh wow, Honey got tired of eating before her bowl was empty?! She must not have been crazy about the food…Missy weighs a little over 50 lb, and Grandma Lucy’s feeding recommendations were about 2 cups per day for her weight, so 1 cup per meal – would that be ok for Honey?

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