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Sources for Raw Food

We get the majority of our raw dog food from the DFW Ross Wells Co-Op and from Texas Tripe. There are many good sources for raw pet food, with different price levels and relative convenience. Let’s explore several of the popular sources for raw food.


If you haven’t read our introductory article, Raw Feeding Basics, you may want to start there and come back to this page. When you’re ready, check out our related articles, Raw Feeding Groups & Resources and the Pet Fooled Documentary.


DFW Ross Wells Co-Op

We get the majority of our food from this co-op.

  • Orders every 2 months - Fort Worth calendar - Dallas calendar

  • For those who join between orders, Cindy Gordon usually has food available to purchase.

  • Delivery in Fort Worth (west group) and Addison (east group) - deliveries take place at a warehouse on a weekday evening - everyone must help unload & sort before loading up your car - takes about an hour

  • located in Wisconsin (delivered on an 18-wheeler truck)

  • Quantities of 40-50 pounds - packaged in 5 pounds, 50 pounds divided, and 50 pounds whole - make sure to order the FINE grind, not the coarse grind

  • Average price around $1.50 per pound

  • Balanced Blends – These can be fed alone without adding additional ingredients. - Titan Red - Titan Blue

  • Single Proteins – These are ground (like the balanced blends), but you’d need to supplement with organ and/or bone. - turkey - beef - chicken - salmon (only coarse grind) - tripe – Note: this smells TERRIBLE, but the dogs LOVE it!

  • Raw Meaty Bones (RMB’s) - veal bones - chicken backs - skinless chicken necks

  • Ordering Websites - West group - East group

  • Facebook Group (must be a member of the FB group in order to participate)

  • Quiz to Join


Texas Tripe

When we need food between co-op deliveries, we order from Texas Tripe

  • Order anytime

  • FedEx shipping is also available.

  • Drop locations all over Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee & Colorado - drops take place in retail parking lots during the day on weekdays & Saturdays - everyone parks & orders are handed off to you from their delivery truck - takes about 10 minutes

  • located in Detroit, Texas

  • Quantities of 2-40 pounds - packaged in 2 pounds, 5 pounds, and 10 pounds

  • Average price around $2.00 per pound

  • Balanced Blends – These can be fed alone without adding additional ingredients. - All-Star Bully Blend - Beef Blend - Beginners Choice (puppy blend) - Senior Pro Blend - Shepherd Blend - Wolf Run Plus - Chicken Blend - Phat Katz (premium raw cat food) - Chicken/Pork/Salmon with Egg – Note: we choose not to feed pork products - Chicken Tripe Complete - Turkey Blend

  • Other Blends – These are ground (like the balanced blends), but you’d need to supplement with organ and/or bone. - Boneless Beef Blend - Wolf Run – Beef Tripe Blend - Ground Chicken with Bone - Duck/Rabbit Blend - Ground Turkey Necks

  • Single Proteins - Green Tripe – Note: this smells TERRIBLE, but the dogs LOVE it! - Beef Kidneys - Chicken Hearts - Chicken Gizzards

  • Raw Meaty Bones (RMB’s) - Chicken Backs - Chicken Drumsticks - Skinless Chicken Necks - Turkey Wings - Turkey Necks - Turkey Drumsticks

  • Ordering Website

  • Delivery Schedule

  • Facebook Page

Drop Locations (as of January 1, 2019)

  • Dallas/Fort Worth Route 1 (every Wednesday) - Sulpher Springs (Pilot) - Canton (Shell) - Terrell (Buc-ee’s) - De Soto (7-11) - Arlington (G&G Glove) - Euless (behind Hobby Lobby) - Lewisville (GlowZone) - Frisco (Lowe’s)

  • Dallas/Fort Worth Route 2 (every Thursday) - Greenville (Lowe’s) - Rockwall (Home Depot) - Buckner (Waffle House) - Plano (At Home) - McKinney (JoAnn Fabric) - Trenton (Exxon) - Bohnam (Shell)

  • Dallas/Fort Worth Route 3 (2nd Saturday of the month) - Sherman (Walmart) - Gainsville (Walmart) - Denton (Academy Sports) - North Fort Worth (The Creek Church) - Highland Hills (VA Clinic) - Plano (At Home) - Buckner (I-30 Bingo)

  • East Houston / Louisiana / Arkansas Route (1st Tuesday & Wednesday of the month) - Athens (Fellowship Baptist) - Corsicana (Shell) - Fairfield (Gilberto’s) - Bryan/College Station (Sam’s) - Navasota (Hi Ho Shell Station) - Plantersville (Shell) - Montgomery (Brookshire) - Conroe (Sam’s Club) - Woodlands (Home Depot) - Spring (Barks & Recreation) - Pearland (AMC Gulf Coast) - Pasadena (Bayou Forming) - Beaumont (Triangle Therapy) - Lake Charles (Cash Magic) - Layfayette (Source Supply) - Baton Rouge (Love’s) - Alexandria (Burger King) - Shreveport (Dillard’s) - Texarkana (Lowe’s)

  • West TX / Oklahoma / Kansas Route (2nd Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday of the month) - Weatherford (McAlister’s Deli) - Ranger/Eastman (Love’s) - Abilene (Flying J) - Midland (Stripe’s C-Store) - Lubbock (Medley Equipment) - Amarillo (Holiday Inn) - McPherson, KS (TBA) - Wichita, KS (TBA) - Norman (Walmart Supercenter) - Choctaw Rd (Love’s Travel Stop) - Shields Plaza (Burlington Coat) - Edmond (Walmart Supercenter) - Tulsa, OK (Hobby Lobby) - Webbers Falls, OK (Love’s) - Vian, OK (Subway) - Roland, OK (Cherokee Travel Plaza) - McAlester (Walmart) - Hugo (Bus Barn/John Deere) - Wewoka (Big D’s Auto Tire) - Shawnee (Walmart Supercenter) - Exit 64 (17W & 3250) - Ardmore (Flying J Truck Stop)

  • South TX / West Houston / East TX Route (3rd Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday of the month) - Waxahachie (Civic Center) - West (Slovacek’s) - Waco (McDonald’s) - South Austin (behind T-Mobile) - San Marcos (Auto Zone) - New Braunfels (CVS) - Shertz (Park & Ride exit 173) - San Antonio (Holiday Inn Express) - Corpus Christi (S&G’s) - Victoria (Hobby Lobby) - West Houston (I-10 & Beltway 8) - Kingwood (Lowe’s) - New Caney (Valero) - Cleveland (Fntg. Road) - Livingston (Lowe’s) - Lufkin (Best Buy) - Nacogdoches (BBQ House) - Tyler (Brookshire’s) - Longview (Texas Best Smokehouse)

  • Austin Route (4th Tuesday & Wednesday of the month) - Temple (Target) - Round Rock (Ross) - ARF (ARF Co-Op Members) - North Austin (Hobby Lobby) - South Austin (behind T-Mobile) - Marble Falls (Ross) - Lampasas (Stripes) - Evant (Elk Stop) - Hamilton (Frida’s Mexican Restaurant) - Hico (Ranglers Exxon)

  • Tennessee / Arkansas Route (4th Thursday of the month) - Hot Springs, AR (Doggy Dude Ranch) - Little Rock, AR (Walmart) - Memphis, TN (Dillard’s) - Nashville, TN (Walmart)

  • Colorado Route - www.rawdogfoodandco.com - Stops in Aurora, Boulder, Brighton, Broomfield, Colorado Springs, Castle Pines, Denver, Evergreen, Ft. Collins, Golden, Greeley, Highland Ranch, Longmonth, Loveland, Parker, Palmer Lake - Also available is pickup at our Denver warehouse.


Other Sources


Pre-Made Raw

DIY Raw

  • usually the least expensive, but most time-intensive

  • requires you to balance the diet

  • Examples - grocery store - butcher shops - ethnic markets (we love getting interesting items at these stores, even though we use pre-made food!) - hunting - finding a hunter or farmer to give you the parts they’re not using (organs, bones, antlers, etc) - Mallary Goldman raises rabbits for pet consumption! She delivers throughout DFW as needed. Visit her Facebook group here.

Commercial Raw