Meet the Owners

Gearing up to open in July 2023, Andrew Bazner is ready to connect with fellow pet lovers in his community and offer a more nutritious food choice.

Andrew Bazner, a six-year veteran of the U.S. Navy and a long-time telecommunications industry professional, along with his wife Stephanie, a practicing attorney, have recently embarked on a new journey. After becoming empty nesters at the end of COVID-19, the couple relocated from Washington D.C. to Rockport, Texas, a move that would eventually herald their entry into franchising with Pet Wants, the only national provider of pet food freshly delivered to customers.

In addition to a shared entrepreneurial drive, Bazner and his wife have always had a lifelong love for animals — a passion they found mirrored in the pet-loving community of Rockport, Texas. With every household in Rockport reportedly having at least one cat or dog, Bazner knew the potential for success would be high with the right pet-focused business. So, the couple decided to combine the best of both worlds and began looking into pet food franchises.

When the duo found Pet Wants, they were blown away by the quality and affordability of the product, as well as the community-driven approach of the brand. Community engagement and a genuine love for animals are integral parts of the Bazners’ story, with the couple having spent time volunteering at their local pet shelter.

Now, with plans to open their first Pet Wants location in July, the Bazners have ambitions to eventually own the entire territory along the South Texas Gulf Coast.

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.