Local Couple Brings Fresh, Delivered Pet Food to Minneapolis

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Pet Wants of Minneapolis offer free mobile delivery service to the entire Twin Cities metro area.

Carrie Hughes and Tim Chapman with their sheltie, Blaze, and rescue lab, Maggie.

We both love animals and it’s great to have the opportunity to be part of a brand we believe in ... I’m looking forward to the future of Pet Wants here in Minneapolis.

When Carrie Hughes and Tim Chapman left their corporate careers, they knew it was time to work for themselves and serve the community in a new way. Now they’re excited to do just that with their new delivery pet food business, Pet Wants of Minneapolis.

Pet Wants’ carefully developed proprietary pet food is slow-cooked in small batches with fresh, all-natural ingredients once per month and is guaranteed to be fresh and nutritious. Pet Wants only sources the best salmon, chicken, lamb, brown rice and other ingredients available and there’s no sugar added, no fillers and no animal by-products. Because of this, Pet Wants food is good for improving the overall health of your dog or cat. Also, since Pet Wants never uses corn, wheat, soy or dyes, the food is a great fit for pets with allergies. Pet Wants of Minneapolis offer free mobile delivery service to the entire Twin Cities metro area.

“There are some great foods out there, but Pet Wants is all-natural and fresh. Even the best kibble available at the pet store could be six months old. You just don’t know how long the food has been in a warehouse or sitting on a shelf – all while losing nutritional value – before making it to your pet’s bowl. That won’t happen with Pet Wants,” Carrie said. “This is a truly unique product and we know pets are going to love it – our dogs do!”

Tim and Carrie decided to launch Pet Wants after researching business opportunities that would allow them to positively impact the community, work directly with people and focus on pets.

“Carrie and I both held leadership roles for Target, I retired after 34 years, and we were ready to use our experience to open our own business to better serve the community. I wanted to do something together that we were both passionate about and, after doing our research, Pet Wants was a no brainer. We both love animals and it’s great to have the opportunity to be part of a brand we believe in,” Tim said. “Pet Wants offers a fantastic product in a way that’s convenient for busy families. I’m looking forward to the future of Pet Wants here in Minneapolis.”

Pet Wants originally launched in Cincinnati in 2010. Owned by Michele Hobbs, the business was built to provide proprietary crafted, fresh, slow-cooked, all-natural pet food delivered to customers through a retail store and a convenient home-delivery service. Hobbs, now the company founder, turned the business into a franchise in 2015 with the help of Franchise Funding Group, an investment and franchise-development company designed to help entrepreneurs scale their companies nationally as franchise systems.

Outside of Pet Wants, Tim and Carrie each enjoy spending time with their two dogs - rescue lab Maggie and sheltie Blaze – and their families. Tim has a grandson, Henrik, and three grown children, Craig, Chris and Heather, who all have significant others. Carrie has two children – Keaton and Parker, who is a cancer survivor. Carrie is involved with Children’s Minnesota where she serves on the Family Advisory Council and speaks at various events. Parker serves on the Youth Advisory Council for Minnesota Children’s and he and Keaton participate annually in the Miracles of Mitch/Pinky Swear triathlon and the Relay for Life. Tim has been an active volunteer with Feed My Starving Children, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and United Way and has been a youth sports coach and a hockey board member.

To order Pet Wants food for your favorite companion or to learn about the company, contact Tim Chapman or Carrie Hughes at either TChapman@PetWants.com or CHughes(at)PetWants(dot)com, call (952)448-4PET(4738) or visit http://www.PetWantsMinneapolis.com.

About Pet Wants: Pet Wants was started by Michele Hobbs out of love for her pets and frustration. Veterinarians were unable to help relieve her dog’s painful skin allergies. After doing much research, Michele discovered the national dog food brand she trusted was not fresh, not all natural, and lacked sufficient nutrition...and when pet food sits in warehouses and store shelves for months and months… it loses even more nutritional value. She was committed to developing a better solution for all dogs and cats. Their food is exclusively crafted… fresh, healthy, slow-cooked and all natural with no sugar added, no fillers and no animal by-products. They source only the best salmon, chicken, lamb, brown rice, and other ingredients. Fresh ingredients make for better food… and better health for pets. And since they never use corn, wheat, soy or dyes, the common pet health problems associated with these ingredients are no longer worries. Their fresh food is conveniently delivered to the customer within weeks of production, not months. Roughly half of Pet Wants products are sold through their store and half through their convenient, home-delivery program. You can learn more at http://www.PetWants.com.

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