Pet Wants Gives Back with Buy, Match, Give Program

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With this new program, individual Pet Wants businesses across the United States will be partnering with local animal rescues and then asking customers to help collect food for those rescues by buying an additional pound of food when they order.

Pet Wants President Rick Billups

It's important to give back to those in need - animals included - and Buy, Match, Give gives our organization and our local owners a vehicle to work with customers to support animal rescues across the nation.

When people buy a new Pet Wants franchise, they always have one thing in common: a passion for pets. Now Pet Wants is excited to build on that passion with a new philanthropic program – the Pet Wants Buy, Match, Give program.

With this new program, individual Pet Wants businesses across the United States will be partnering with local animal rescues and then asking customers to help collect food for those rescues by buying an additional pound of food when they order. The local Pet Wants owner will then match that extra pound of food with their own donation and add both pounds to the amount being given the rescue.

“We’re asking customers to Buy a pound of food, we Match that pound, and then we Give both pounds to the rescue we’ve partnered with at that time. That’s where the program was born,” said Judi Cogen, who handles operations and marketing at Pet Wants’ corporate office in Cincinnati. “We know nutrition is absolutely vital to the health of our animals and results in lower vet bills, healthier pets, less stressed lives and more. Rescues don’t always have the money to feed their animals the highest-quality food, so we’re looking forward to helping with that.”

Cogen said they’re hoping the local Pet Wants owners will treat Buy, Match, Give as a continuous program, but will partner will a different rescue every few months in order to spread the donation throughout the community.

Pet Wants’ carefully developed proprietary pet food is made in small batches once per month so every kibble is guaranteed to be fresh and packed with nutrition. There’s no sugar added, no fillers and no animal by-products. Also, since Pet Wants never uses corn, wheat, soy or dyes, the food is a great fit for pets with allergies and Pet Wants only sources the best salmon, chicken, lamb, brown rice and other ingredients available. Some Pet Wants franchisees have chosen to open a storefront, but all Pet Wants businesses provide free, convenient pet food delivery service to customers.

Pet Wants Founder Michele Hobbs has been doing a buy one, give one matching program in Cincinnati for years and Pet Wants President Rick Billups said it made perfect sense for the company to pick up the idea and run with it nationwide.

"We are proud of the Buy, Match, Give program because it allows Pet Wants to build on our commitment to animals, nutrition and community engagement. It's important to give back to those in need - animals included - and Buy, Match, Give gives our organization and our local owners a vehicle to work with customers to support animal rescues across the nation," Billups said.

Hobbs original launched Pet Wants 2010 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 and more than 50 franchises were sold in less than a year. There are now nearly 60 active Pet Wants franchises throughout the United States – from Portland to Palm Beach and Austin to Annapolis.

If you’re interested in giving your animals Pet Wants or about participating in the Buy, Match, Give program, visit http://www.PetWants.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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