Meet the Owners

I am Kelly Johnson, the owner of Pet Wants Fort Myers East. I am passionate about pets, and believe in providing them with the most nutritious, fresh, premium dog and cat food. As a longtime resident of Fort Myers, I am delighted to share my expertise in pet nutrition and serve my Fort Myers community.

I am a nurse practitioner with 25 years of experience, and I have always had a passion for people and animals. I have eight dogs, and first discovered Pet Wants as a customer. Three of my dogs were suffering from skin allergies, and within a week and a half of being on Pet Wants fresh pet food, they were allergy free! After witnessing this transformation in my own dogs, I knew I was interested in opening my own Pet Wants store. I invite anyone to schedule a FREE and customized 1:1 Nutritional Consultation to learn more about what is in your pet’s current food, and the benefits that a Pet Wants diet can provide to your dogs and cats. Our recipes start with premium proteins like Salmon, Lamb, Beef, Chicken, Whitefish, Duck, and more. We keep our Pet Wants promise to never add by-products, fillers, sugar, corn, or soy. Our single-ingredient treats and chews are made with the same high standards as our small-batch, fresh pet food formulas. I am enthusiastic about sharing my knowledge so your dog or cat can live their best life, too.

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.