Ready-to-serve, handcrafted food for your dog made with fresh, seasonal produce and sustainably sourced meat from local Carolina farms.

For the Love of Dutch

It all started with a dog named Lucy. Then, Dutch Henry, Daphne and now, Ernie. If they could talk, these healthy and happy Basset Hounds who defied their breed’s life expectancy would be the first to tell you – a wholesome approach to food transformed their health. For the Love of Dutch feeds, nourishes, and nurtures your pet with natural food. Their ready-to-serve, handcrafted, small batch stews are made with fresh, seasonal produce and sustainably sourced meat from local farms.

For the Love of Dutch loves pets – and they love caring for them with socially responsible practices. They honor this commitment by supporting local farmers and sourcing less beautiful, nutrient-rich produce and less talked about organ meat to save food waste. Every choice the company makes is driven to boost your dog’s health, wellness, and vitality which feeds not only their stomachs, but also their sweet souls. It’s what loving our fur children is all about.

The inspiration for the For the Love of Dutch brand is a take on a retro look and feel with the hand drawn illustration of Dutch combined with a script type that you’d find on old-school vintage tins and packaging. Thinking of Dutch as an old soul, the brand portrays his personality along with alludes to the easy going, kindness and friendliness that Basset Hounds exude. Using pops of bright colors to portray the local and fresh ingredients in each of the brand’s products upholds the retro feel but gives it a bit of a modern twist and swagger. We used abstract forms and shapes for patterns throughout to illustrate ugly produce in its purest form. These depict the rich nutrients each ingredient still carries and the hard work the company endeavors to save food waste and reduce its environmental impact.


“I have been working with Rachel and Mindful & Good for almost 5 years and I cannot say enough wonderful things about her and the experience in general. When we first met I had ideas and visions of the company I was wanting to create, and Rachel was able to make so much of it come to life. She is incredibly knowledgeable, kind, full of integrity and has been an invaluable resource to me over the years. I could not recommend her more.”
– Christi Busch, Founder, For the Love of Dutch

Brand Strategy
Web Design & Development

Client: For the Love of Dutch
Design Director & Designer: Rachel Martin
Brand Messaging: Meg Seitz
Photography: Brian Gomsak Photography

Diverse & Inclusive Workplace
Organic & Locally Sourced Ingredients
Saving Food Waste
Sustainable Packaging
Woman Owned & Operated