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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.

About Us

There’s a false comfort in thinking that, because you bought food from a pet store, it’s good for your pets, but that’s not always true. I’m Will Hammond, the local owner and operator of Pet Wants Columbus Metro, and I opened this company because I tried a number of expensive pet food brands and nothing helped my dog, Rye, with his food sensitivities and digestive issues until I found Pet Wants.

I am originally from Dayton, Ohio, and graduated from Ohio University. I began a long career in financial services while living in Columbus, and then relocated to New York City and Los Angeles before returning to Ohio to be closer to family. I was looking to start my own business and, in an area, and industry for which I have both a passion and affection. After Rye’s amazing experience with Pet Wants, I knew this was what I wanted to do. I couldn’t believe there wasn’t a Pet Wants in every community and every pet should have access to the same fresh, healthy and nutritious food as my pup does.

At Pet Wants, we are here to discuss the ingredients, the science, and the philosophy behind each of our products – it’s just as much about education as it is about helping people find the right foods. We also understand that families have budgets, and they need pet products that are convenient and affordable. That’s what we do.

Pet Wants Columbus Metro is a mobile business that offers free, personal delivery. Our service area includes downtown Columbus and surrounding neighborhoods, Dublin, Upper Arlington, Hilliard, Grandview Heights, Gahanna, New Albany, Easton, Powell, Lewis Center, and Delaware.

Rye and I look forward to meeting you!

"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.