Meet the Owners
We are Melissa Brandner-Otten and Herman Otten, the local owners and operators of Pet Wants Sioux Falls. As we made our own healthier choices, we started thinking about what we were feeding our pets. When we tried Pet Wants and saw great improvement in the coats, energy levels and quality of life in our own animals, we were inspired to open Pet Wants Sioux Falls and to help other pet families give their pets longer, healthier lives.
We have three children – Ally Brandner, Andrea Brandner and Hayden Otten as well as two dogs, a German Shorthaired Pointer named Scarlet and a King Charles Cavalier named Scout, and two cats, Maxwell and Felix. We also have six horses, eight ducks and 20 chickens. Our pets are members of our family. They keep us busy – and crazy – but we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Herman is currently serving his fourth term in the South Dakota House of Representatives and has a long history of public service, including 30 years as a volunteer firefighter, nine years on the Tea City Council and four years as the mayor of Tea. He grew up in Tea, graduated from Lennox High School in 1985 and owns Herman Otten Construction, Inc. Melissa has been a dentist in Southeast South Dakota for more than 20 years and she owns Parkside Dental in Tea. Melissa has served as a delegate for the South Dakota Dental Association for three terms and is an active participant in the SD Donated Dental Program.
Thank you for considering Pet Wants. We can’t wait to meet you and your furry family members!