About Pet Wants
Pet Wants: is owned and operated by Amanda Broughton and Michele Hobbs. We live less than a mile from Findlay Market and absolutely love our community and all that Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Ohio have to offer. We are very proud and excited to be a part of growing the community not only by living here, but by offering quality products and services to you; our neighbors. We envision Pet Wants to be our own little Face to Facebook kind of place. ; )
Local. And we mean it!
Locally owned, operated, designed and built. The Pet Wants retail store was designed and built by local craftsmen and women from KDS Design in Historic Pendelton near downtown. Located in Artists Alley, Kate Schmidt operates a facility that houses craftsmen who specialize in everything from sculptors, custom iron-smiths and carpenters. You can see Kate's work here.
Pet Wants also features reclaimed barn wood from original barns over 100 years old that were deemed for demolition. Chris Roberts and Justin Sears, from Underdog Wood, reclaim material from these regional gems, remove the nails and hone and clean the wood before the product is ready for resale. Upon completion, they kiln dry the material for an incredible "new" product. You can get a glimpse of their innovative, exciting and growing operation here.
Pet Wants has partnered with the local butchers at Findlay Market to buy fresh beef for our house-made pet jerky. Michele has made beef jerky for human consumption for over 10 years. She applies that same technique, minus the spices, and uses thicker cuts of meat. The result is an incredible, all natural treat for dogs and even cats....and yeah, take a bite. Although it's not labeled for human consumption, it's still the same jerky we eat.
Our food is made in Ohio. Our in-store pet toys and products are purchased through a stocking one-stop Ohio Distributor. They are delivered on a weekly schedule that services dozens of pet supply companies in one big loop around the state. This eliminates the need for multiple deliveries with carbon spewing trucks. We also feature pet toys made right here the the good ol' USA. Our pet treats are made in the USA as well, and are geared more toward the nutritional supplement that is healthy for your dog or cat.
"Buy Local, Velocity of Money, Energizing a Neighborhood" What does it all mean?
Findlay Market is Ohio's oldest continuously operated public market and one of Cincinnati's most cherished institutions. If that isn't enough of a reason to shop here, consider the impact that buying locally has on YOUR community. There are many articles available on the subject, but for those of us who aren't economists, read this article from Time magazine to understand what it really means to "Buy Local". Really...read it.
What Our Customers Are Sayin'!
“Just got back from Plum Street Pet Clinic, the only vet downtown. Our little Royce was 1.5 lbs 6 weeks ago and is now 4.7lbs! He is only supposed to gain 1.5lbs a month. He is getting big and not an ounce of fat. Is it the great food from PetWants?” – Michael T.
“Hey 'Chele and Amanda, it was great seeing you at Findlay Market. Simon (the wonder dog) and Lily (the sweet pea cat) love their new food! There was basically no transitioning, they took to it immediately. Must be good stuff!” – Lauren R.
“Bowie loves his new food!” – Paige P.
“Doug and I enjoyed our visit. Hannah loves her new grub. We will have to bring her next time. Adios” – Terry B.
“Miabella LOVED all the treats I picked up today - I can't wait to ween her onto the salmon & rice food I got too. Thanks again!” – Courtney S.
“The dogs love the food!! Thanks again!” – Emily M.
“You were right about the easy transition from Science Diet to your Lamb and Rice formula. My pooches are scarfing it down!” – Andrea M.
“Just placed my first order with @PetWants. 20lbs of all natural dog food delivered every other week. Now that's service!” – Jeremy T.
“She likes it! Hey Mikey! @petwants, our finicky Grace LOVES her new food! Win! (Maddie loves it too, but she loves everything).” – Aloha L.
"My parents' dog Lucy LOVES the dog food they got from Pet Wants. Want to know if you ship or plan to in future?” – Chris S.
“My pups loved your dognuts. They are scouring the floor for crumbs!” – Sarah M.
“Hey! Just fed some of each ( salmon and chicken) to my dog, Teddhi. He loves it! I haven't seen him this excited for dry food in a long time.” – Sarah
“My 9 year old cat stopped throwing up for the first time in his life! Thank you for cleaner floors!” – Shawn B.