About Us | Fresh & Nutritious Pet Food | Pet Wants Beaverton, OR

Who is Pet Wants?

We started with the goal of improving the health and well-being of our own pets. Now, we hope to use what we have learned to promote nutrition and vitality in pets across the country.

Meet The Owner

People are increasingly concerned about their own health and the food they are eating, so it’s the perfect time to talk about making sure our pets are getting the nutrition they need too! I’m Maren Hildum, the local owner of Pet Wants Beaverton, and I launched Pet Wants after seeing the improvement the food made on the pets in my own life.

When we switched our cats to Pet Wants’ food, the difference was obvious, especially in our geriatric cat. We thought she was at the end of her life, but after switching to Pet Wants, she ate consistently, gained weight and her digestive issues improved. Seeing the improvement in her quality of life – and thinking about my dog, Denali, who had skin and anxiety issues and has since passed away – I wondered if the other animals in my life could have benefitted from Pet Wants. This inspired me to be an advocate for pet nutrition and do what I can to improve the quality of life for our companion pets by opening Pet Wants Beaverton.

I grew up in Hillsboro, went to Hillsboro High School and met my husband, Ryan, at Oregon State University. With our first born I left the corporate world to raise my family and I now serve in local leadership with Classical Conversations. Our family has one older cat and we recently adopted two kittens from the Cat Adoption Team in Sherwood.

Finding the right pet food can be challenging, but once you find the best option for your individual pets, switching is easy. I’m excited to be in a position to help pets in this community by providing small batch, high-quality, fresh food through Pet Wants and being a source of information as you work toward finding the best option for your individual pets. Contact me today!

"As pet parents, we cherish our four-legged companions as members of our family."

Caring for Our Furry Family

When you think of your pet, what brings you joy? Bright eyes? Shiny, soft coat? Tail wagging? Snuggle time? All of these things, and more, are reflective of our pets’ health. It all starts with fresh, nutritious ingredients. Food is medicine and like us, what our pets eat impacts their lives. When store shelves are filled with bags that all basically look the same, it can be confusing trying to decide what food is best. We often rely on marketing campaigns to help inform us. But how are you to trust the quality of the ingredients beyond the assumption that higher prices equate to better food? That a playful puppy in a commercial is really eating fresh, nutrient-rich kibble?

We intend to deliver on more than just a promise of fresh, high-quality food – we will build a community based on education and awareness around the ingredients our pets eat.

Our Mission

Pet Wants exists to improve the nutrition, health, vitality, and well-being of pets. We make it easy for pet parents to provide the most nutritious food available to the pets they love. Our Mission is both noble…and necessary. Join us in this pet food revolution for the pets we love.

What's Wrong with Name Brand Foods?

Most commercial pet food is manufactured in mass quantities and sent to a series of distribution warehouses before finally making it onto the shelf at your local store. There it sits…possibly for up to 6-8 months before it’s purchased for consumption. Because pet food loses its nutritional value over time, pets can ultimately end up eating a diet that’s low in nutrition and can ultimately lead to unnecessary sickness, disease and even a shortened life.

How Pet Wants Got Started

As pet parents know, a pet’s diet is very important. Pet Wants was created in 2010 after the owner of Pet Wants noticed some serious health issues with her beloved pets. Problems began to appear and quickly worsened. Many unsuccessful trips to the veterinarian’s office and several thousands of dollars later, the owner decided to take matters into her own hands. She discovered the problem was the low nutritional value of the food she was feeding her pets. In simple terms, the pets weren’t getting enough of the right nutrients necessary for a healthy life. As a pet parent who cared deeply about her pet’s welfare, she felt terrible — like she had let down a family member. She was shocked to learn that the nationally recognized premium brand food she trusted for her pets lost most of its nutritional value from sitting too long in warehouses, and on store shelves….she decided there had to be a better way.

How Are Pet Wants Products Different?

It’s simple. Freshness is the key to good nutrition. We provide our proprietary pet food formula that has been carefully developed over the years and deliver to your home to ensure freshness. Your pets will appreciate a healthy, complete and balanced pet food made from fresh, all-natural ingredients. Since our food is slow-cooked to lock in nutrients and is made in frequent, small batches, we deliver the fresh and highly nutritional food to our customers within weeks, not months, of being made. Our customers appreciate the convenience of our auto-delivery system that they can modify prior to each delivery. This ensures that the best possible food is delivered when they need and only how much they need – delivered right to their door – for the same price as most premium commercial pet foods.