They have shed a lifetime of blood, sweat and tears in support of the Pet Wants products, brand and franchise and it’s my honor to recognize their passion and entrepreneurial spirit by creating the Founder’s Award of Excellence and presenting the first one to Michele and Amanda. - Scott Hoots
CINCINNATI, Ohio (PRWEB) March 08, 2019
When Michele Hobbs and Amanda Broughton created Pet Wants, they were trying to find a solution to their own dog’s health issues and allergies. They knew fresh, high-quality food would make a difference, but they also needed convenience. Nothing on the market was meeting their needs and so Pet Wants was born. To recognize their vision, tenacity and leadership, the Pet Wants operations and leadership created a new award in their honor – the Founder’s Award of Excellence. Hobbs and Broughton were presented with the first annual Founder’s Award of Excellence at the Pet Wants national conference on February 19, 2019.
“Michele and Amanda have touched the lives of every single person who has experienced Pet Wants – our franchisees, corporate team members, franchisee team members and, most importantly, our customers and their pets. They have shed a lifetime of blood, sweat and tears in support of the Pet Wants products, brand and franchise and it’s my honor to recognize their passion and entrepreneurial spirit by creating the Founder’s Award of Excellence and presenting the first one to Michele and Amanda,” Pet Wants President Scott Hoots said.
Michele and Amanda founded Pet Wants in 2010 and, after seeing the demand for their products and the success of the business, they sold a few franchises nearby. In 2015, they partnered Franchise Funding Group to help jumpstart their growth and, within three years, the company was up to nearly 100 franchises.
“It’s nice to know the legacy of Pet Wants now has an award that others can aspire to win. We hear from franchisees repeatedly that they bought into the franchise system specifically because of our enthusiasm and passion, which is what has driven our success from the beginning. Knowing that people recognize that passion and that enthusiasm is so encouraging as we work to build Pet Wants well into the future,” Hobbs said.
Pet Wants’ specially-crafted, private label pet food formulas are made in small batches with fresh, natural ingredients enhanced with vitamins and minerals for a complete and balanced diet in every bowl. Pet Wants Cincinnati offers multiple blends of dog and cat food formulas as well as healing salve, calming balm, anti-itch spray, paw wax and more. Pet Wants has a 100-percent, money-back guarantee on the freshness and quality of the food and the company only sources the best salmon, chicken, lamb, brown rice and other ingredients available. There’s no sugar added, no fillers and no animal by-products and Pet Wants never uses corn, wheat, soy or dyes, which makes the food great for animals with allergies.
Although the franchise growth has been exciting and Hobbs and Broughton are pleased to welcome new franchisees to the “pack,” the growth has also created some challenges for them locally. With local franchisees surrounding the city of Cincinnati, especially on the west side and in Northern Kentucky, their own service area and business has been reduced to mostly the urban core of Cincinnati and their stores in Over-the-Rhine.
“We’ve spent the last couple years re-focusing on our core metro customers and finding new avenues into businesses and homes to increase our delivery sales. As we look at the rest of 2019, we expect to continue those rebuilding efforts as we look to book more than 200 events outside of operating our two stores, the office and delivery. We recently leased a new 5,000-square-foot logistics facility to more efficiently operate our delivery and store operations. We’re looking forward to the future,” Hobbs said.
About Pet Wants: Pet Wants was founded in Cincinnati in 2010 to bring fresh, natural and conveniently-delivered pet food to pet families. Their mission is to enhance the health, vitality and life of pets with high-quality food and honest advice from a Pet Nutrition Specialist on staff at each location. Pet Wants pet food is personally delivered to homes within weeks of being made, at the height of freshness. Their food doesn’t sit in warehouses and on store shelves for many months getting stale and losing nutritional value like it does for most mass-produced, national brands. Pet Wants’ private label pet food formulas are slow-cooked in small batches with fresh, natural ingredients and enhanced with vitamins and minerals for a complete and balanced meal. Pet Wants only uses high-quality proteins and never uses added sugar, fillers, animal by-products, corn, wheat, soy or dyes. Pet Wants offers multiple blends of dog and cat food formulas as well as healing salve, calming balm, anti-itch spray, paw wax and more. Through an investment and guidance from Franchise Funding Group, Pet Wants expanded into a national franchise in 2015 and grew to nearly 100 locations within just three years. Learn more about Pet Wants at http://www.PetWants.com or how to become a Pet Wants franchise owner at http://www.PetWantsFranchise.com.