Meet the Owners

A few years ago, our rescue lab, Meadow, was suffering from terrible allergies and skin issues that started around the age of 9. Sometimes the scratching was so bad it kept us (and her) up at night. Meadow also had some health complications and had lost patches of her fur. It was pure luck when a friend mentioned her cat food delivery from Pet Wants and we thought we would give it a try.

After just one week on the Salmon & Brown Rice Formula, we saw a difference in Meadow’s fur and itching issues. After two months, she was having no food allergy reaction and the most incredible thing happened-she had a full body of soft beautiful fur. It was amazing! From then on, we were committed to Pet Wants, opening our franchise in 2016.

In January 2018, we opened our retail location on Shady Lane in Miami Township. We feature not only fresh food but high quality, safe and natural chews and treats as well as other items you’re your pet. Think, Whole Foods for pets.

Our Inspiration

Very simply, you and your pets inspire us to innovate.

Pet Wants was founded on the belief that mainstream, big-box store pet food wasn’t synonymous with nutrition or quality. So, we created a better option. Second to your veterinarian, our goal is to be your trusted resource in pet care.  From food and treats to skin relief, we earn that trust through transparency of ingredients and sourcing, a knowledgeable and caring staff, and a sincere passion to be the best and provide the best for you and your pet.

We are proud of what we do, and what our food and services do for your pet’s quality of life. If you have a story of how Pet Wants has helped your pet, or an idea you’d like to share, click here! We’d love to be inspired!

History of Pet Wants

Our founder, Michele Hobbs, started Pet Wants out of love and frustration. One of her beloved dogs suffered from painful skin allergies and, no matter what food they tried, her pet continued to suffer. Michele realized very quickly that national dog food brands were not fresh, they lacked complete nutrition and, most importantly, they were filled with dozens of non-nutritious ingredients and animal byproducts.

Michele decided to change that. She found a manufacturer and worked with them to formulate a custom pet food in small batches to be made fresh every month. Her animals loved the food — and so did the pets of all of her friends. Almost overnight, Pet Wants was born.