A first glance at a GoldenLife menu can be misleading. Options include the beef and fresh vegetable meatloaf, with Angus meat, carrots, whole eggs, fresh herbs and mashed yams. Yum, you say, until you see the happy face of a puppy on the menu and realize this food's for your best friend, not you.

A first glance at a GoldenLife menu can be misleading. Options include the beef and fresh vegetable meatloaf, with Angus meat, carrots, whole eggs, fresh herbs and mashed yams. Yum, you say, until you see the happy face of a puppy on the menu and realize this food's for your best friend, not you.

Served on a bed of kale and starting at $6 per pound, this isn't old Lassie's dog food. But maybe it should have been.

"The more natural we eat, the better we feel," said Donna Donovan. "It's the same way with our dogs."

Donna, her chef and culinary instructor husband Daineal J. Donovan, and Kelly Cady-Sowers, the caretaker of the couple's nine golden retrievers, began what would become GoldenLife when the baby of the pack began to suffer from digestive issues.

The team took a holistic approach to helping the pup and eventually found that a natural-foods diet improved the health and energy of all nine dogs.

GoldenLife meals come in three different varieties - heating, cooling and neutral. Different foods are put together specifically to balance a canine's system. For example, if a dog is always hot or easily excited, it would benefit from cooling foods, like white fish or turkey.

The doggie dishes have no grain, salt or pepper, and GoldenLife can be delivered for a small fee to anywhere in a 25-mile radius from the Donovans' Powell home.

"Bottom line is," Donna said, "if you want to do natural home cooking for your dogs, let us do the work."