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Nature's Select DC

Please refer to the information below for our shipping schedule.

 Nature's Select DC Metro Shipping Schedule:
  • Falcon Next Day Shipping - For any NS DC Metro Customers who live locally to Washington D.C. orders will ship out same day for next day, regular delivery (Typically a 1-2 day ship).
  • UPS Shipping - For any NS DC Metro Customers who live outside of Virginia, your Nature's Select orders will ship out same day through UPS for regular delivery (Typically 2-4 day ship out of state).

Should you have any questions about our shipping schedule, feel free to contact us directly: (571) 323-6247

We want to make sure it is as easy as possible for our customers to reorder their pet food. Check out the various ways to reorder below!

  • Scroll to the top right of this page and click the GET LAST ORDER orange button. Enter the primary email address we have on your Nature's Select Account. It will auto-fill your shopping cart with the items you bought in your last order. You're welcome to change this at anytime or continue shopping and add new items to your cart before checkout.
  • Call us directly (571) 323-6247 to place your order by speaking to one of our Pet Care Advisors! This is probably the quickest way to place an order to ensure we get you taken care of ASAP.
  • Send an email to with what you would like to order.
  • Live Chat with us now by clicking the CHAT NOW blue button on the bottom right of your screen.

The beauty of shopping with Nature's Select Pet Food is that you get a completely custom, personalized shopping experience. How?

We use a unique formula to calculate when you will be due more pet food. We base your order pattern, or order frequency, on the number of cups per day your pet eats. Each 30 lb bag of Nature's Select Pet Food contains 120 cups of pet food.


Spike eats 2 cups of pet food per day. Spike's mom, Betty, ordered (1) 30 lb bag of Nature's Select Classic Recipe. 

  • 120 cups divided by 2 cups = 60 days. Betty will need to reorder Spike's pet food in 60 days, or 2 months. We assign Betty an 8 week order frequency. The trigger is based on her last delivery date. If she last ordered on July 1st, she will be due food 8 weeks after that.

We know it looks like a scary math word problem, but we promise the math is simple! And if you aren't good at math, don't worry- that's where our team of expert Pet Care Advisors come in :) 

You can update your frequency anytime by calling us (571) 323-6247 and updating how many cups per day your pet eats OR you can click on this link to update your Pet Info Form now:

While we do occasionally have special offers, seasonal discounts, and sales throughout the year, the best way to save money is by taking advantage of one of the options below!


Buy more and save money! 

  • Check out our exclusive multi-bag discounts on our dry dog food combos. Go to the SHOP PRODUCTS page and click on "Money Saving Combos" Category to view all money-saving combos.


Nature's Select Referral Program - When you refer a local friend, family member, or neighbor to us and they place their first order of Nature's Select Pet Food, you will receive 50% off your next order!

How Does it Work?

  • Existing customers will receive 50% off coupon on your next order of dry dog food (up to two 30 pound bags)
  • The NEW Nature's Select customer will receive $10.00 off their first order.

Things to Remember:

  • Please make sure the new customer gives us your first and last name associated with your Nature's Select account.
  • The existing customer will receive the 50% off discount only after the new customer places their first order with us.
  • The existing customer and new customer must be in the same Nature's Select Distributor territory. Ex: Must both be in Nature's Select DC Metro's territory!

How Do I Refer Someone?

  • Give them our contact info so they can order pet food by phone (571) 323-6247 or email 
  • Make sure they give us your FIRST and LAST name so we can give you your 50% off your next order!


Leave us a nice review & receive a discount off your next order with us.

If you are a current student or graduate from The Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind OR America's VetDogs Foundation, please fill out this form so we can get you started with your first order of Nature's Select Pet Food. Click the link here to begin:

Should you need any assistance or have any questions, please contact our Pet Care Advisor Susanne directly (571) 323-6247

Thank you!

General Questions

We have many ways that are quick, easy, and convenient for you to place your order. Contact us at the method of your choosing! Call, email, text, order online, Live Chat, etc.

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All Nature’s Select products are MADE IN THE USA and have USA sourced ingredients with the exception of our lamb and green mussels which are sourced from New Zealand. All of our formulas exceed AAFCO (Association of American Feed Control Officials) standards.

"USA Made" refers to our product being made here in the United States. "USA Safe" refers to the USA approval of processing for our New Zealand Lamb recipe which has lamb that is sourced from New Zealand. All Nature's Select Recipes are made in the great state of Texas!

Nature’s Select was started by Paul and Diana Cavanaugh in Orange County, CA in 1994. They began with a simple idea… to deliver all-natural pet food to your door, using the freshest and finest ingredients at prices that fit your budget.

READ the label. Avoid inexpensive, less nutritional ingredients and fillers. Corn, wheat, soy, and animal by-products are fillers that lack the nutrition your pets need.

Meat by-products consist of organs and parts not desired for consumption. They can include bones, blood, intestines, lungs, heads, feet, and feathers. We think it’s important to use specific ingredients such as chicken meal or brown rice. That way, you always know exactly what you are getting. When brands use ingredients such as poultry by-products, the ingredients can change from bag to bag. You may get chicken in one bag and turkey in the next.

Changing ingredients suddenly can cause digestive upset. Most fillers can be linked to excessive waste, poor nutritional absorption, and skin problems like excessive scratching and hair loss.

Also make sure there are no chemical preservatives such as BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole), BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene), or ethoxyquin. These preservatives are potentially cancer-causing agents. The long-term buildups of these chemicals in your pet’s body have not been thoroughly studied and may ultimately be harmful.

Read the label! High quality ingredients are essential for a healthy food. The first ingredient should always be a meat or fish protein. Whole meats, whole grains, and natural preservatives are key components of the healthiest pet food. Pay attention to the protein ratio. A pet food with 20-30% protein is ideal. The bag should also be dated for freshness. Every bag of Nature's Select pet food has a "best buy" date stamped onto the back of the bag. It is recommended that the bag is used before that date; however, the food is perfectly safe to feed to your pets after that date, it just loses some potency after that date. It's important to remember that a "best buy" date is not the same as an "expiration date".

All Nature's Select formulas are free from corn, wheat, soy, gluten, and any other processed grain by-products. We have NEVER been challenged on nutrition! At Nature's Select, we have kept our formulas current with the latest nutritional advancements to maintain a high level of nutrition. All Nature's Select formulas are formulated to meet or exceed the nutritional levels established by AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles.

You can find our feeding instructions in two places. Our feeding instructions are located on the back of every bag of kibble as well as on our website where feeding guidelines for each of our formulas are listed.

A feeding guideline is found on the back of our dog food bags. Here is what it looks like:

Dog Weight & Active Dog Recommended Serving:

10lbs+ = 1/2 - 1 1/2 Cups
25lbs+ = 1 1/2 - 2 1/4 Cups
50lbs+ = 2 1/2 - 3 1/2 Cups
100lbs+ = 3 1/4 - 4 1/2 Cups
125lbs+ = 5 - 7 Cups

Let's keep in mind this is the suggested feeding amount for an active adult dog. The serving size may increase or decrease a bit depending on your dog's physical activity and age. If you are looking to promote weight loss, go with the lesser recommended amount according to weight. If you are looking to increase weight, go with the greater recommended amount.

All of our Nature's Select branded products such as our pet food and treats/biscuits are in fact human grade.
When switching your pet to Nature’s Select food or from one Nature’s Select formula to another, we always recommend a gradual transition. Normal bacteria in the intestine help your pet digest food. A sudden change in diet can result in changes to the number and type of bacteria and their ability to digest food, which can lead to intestinal upset. Therefore, a gradual transition helps your pet’s digestive system adjust to a new food without causing loose stool or an upset tummy. We recommend a transition over a period of 7-10 days. Start with a mixture of 25% new food and 75% old food for 2-3 days. Then switch to a 50/50 blend for another 2-3 days. If the transition is going well, move to 75% new food and 25% old food for another 2-3 days until you are 100% on the new food. If at any time your dog starts to vomit, has loose stool, or appears constipated, slow the rate at which you are switching food.
In general, puppies need to have more scheduled feeding times per day than an adult dog. This is because a puppy’s body is in growth mode, and needs a constant supply of nutrients in order to be healthy. Most puppies will benefit from a diet that has their daily food portion divided into three feedings per day. New puppies, in general, do not eat a lot during their first few days in a new home. This is normal. Once they settle in they will start to eat again.

Nature's Select Products


We are GMO-free except in the formulas that contain rice. The following products are GMO-free: Select Multi Protein Recipe (Beef, Chicken, Pork), Select Cold Water Recipe (Salmon & Menhaden Fish), and our Grain Free Products (Farm Fresh Recipe, Coastline Catch Recipe, Range Hearty Recipe); all other Nature's Select Products are not GMO-free. However, we do have a complex diversity of ingredients in our products and in such ratios, that the GMO aspect is really very small. As for Nature's Select, we have been and will be prudent in using the finest and safest ingredients from the best sources we have available.


Our grain-free products, our canned food products, our Select Multi Protein Recipe and our Select Cold Water Recipe are all gluten-free products. Any pet food product containing “brown rice” would be considered to have gluten.

Since our product is made fresh bi-monthly, we ensure a fresh bag upon every delivery. Our pet food has a shelf life of up to 1 year when kept in an air tight container or bag not exposed to direct moisture or heat.

Our food never sits on our shelves for long. We get our shipments in every two weeks. We use only natural preservatives which is why our shelf life is about 11-12 months based on delivery. Store bought food usually lasts up to 2 years because it contains chemical preservatives. We do not have any chemical preservatives in our Nature's Select Pet Food.

We recommend that you choose a recipe with your pet’s specific health needs in mind. Nature’s Select has nine different recipes to choose from to suit each pet's unique needs. Give us a call or Live Chat with us on our website and one of our Pet Care Advisors will be happy to discuss your pet’s specific needs and help you choose the right recipe.

Although it is a quality ingredient, chicken is about 80% water. After cooking, most of that moisture is lost, reducing the meat content to just a fraction of its original weight. Ingredients on a pet food label are listed in descending order by weight. When you see chicken as the first ingredient in pet food, this is before it’s cooked. Once cooked, the percentage of chicken in the formula is much lower due to the loss of moisture. Chicken meal is considered a meat concentrate and contains nearly 300% more protein than fresh chicken. Chicken meal does not contain by-products such as beaks, feathers, or feet.

Our meals are considered a meat concentrate that contain nearly 300% more protein than fresh chicken, lamb, beef, or salmon. They do NOT include bone or internal organs.

Our Nature's Select poly-bags are BPA Free and #7 classification for recycling; Most neighborhood areas are starting to accept these but it is dependent on where you live. Otherwise, these need to be recycled through a commercial composting facility. Our bag company is currently working on a new resin that will soon make our bags completely recyclable across the board. Most major shopping stores have recycle bins available for our poly-bags and are a certified drop-off area.

Shipping & Returns

Our goal is to consistently exceed our customers’ expectations and our success is dependent on your happiness. If, for any reason, you’re not satisfied with our products and home delivery service, then we’re not satisfied. If one of our products isn’t working for your pet, we’d be happy to exchange it for another formula or product. Refund policies depend upon your local Nature’s Select Distributor’s discretion.

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"We've been feeding our 3 Cocker Spaniels the Select New Zealand Recipe and they love the food! They haven't had to see a vet in years about ear infections or skin problems. I recommend their products as they are natural, and they offer different products for every dog's health needs."

- Wendy B.

"Great quality pet food for my dog! Her vet always compliments the health of her coat and I know that is because of the pet food she eats. The staff is always friendly plus I appreciate the convenience of fast delivery to my home. This company has my business for life for every dog I will ever have!"

- Joely G.

"I will be sticking with Nature's Select Pet Food and they've made a lifelong customer out of me based on the terrific results my dog has had. I would highly recommend their food to any dog owner!"

- Ernie D