Pet Wants Cincy West, OH

Meet the Owners

About Pet Wants Cincinnati West. When you have a pet with health issues, finding the right combination of medicines, therapies, and food can be a real challenge. I’m Laurie Sanfillipo and I co-own this business with my husband, Joe Sanfillipo III, and his parents Marty and Joe Sanfillipo Jr. We know what’s it’s like to try to do your best for your pet.

Our rescue lab, Meadow, has always suffered from terrible allergies and skin issues – sometimes the scratching was so bad that it kept us up at night. We finally found a medicine regiment that kept her comfortable and was not steroids, but it still wasn’t great and the fur she lost during a surgery still didn’t grow back. When we heard about Pet Wants, and realized the mobile delivery service also meant we didn’t have to make a special trip to pick up a 50 pound bag of dog food, we thought we’d give it a shot.

We saw a huge difference in Meadow after just a week of switching her food and, after two months, she had no food allergies and a full backside of fur. She’s still on medicine for outdoor allergies, but the results we’ve seen with Pet Wants have been amazing! Our experience was so great that we encouraged Joe’s parents to try the food with their dogs, Abby (Irish Wheaton Terrier) and Daisy (Aussie Doodle), and Abby’s allergies cleared up too. After that, we knew it was time to talk about opening our own franchise and offer convenient delivery of this amazing food to the west side of Cincinnati.

At Pet Wants, our carefully developed proprietary pet food is slow-cooked with fresh, all-natural ingredients and made once a month to ensure that every kibble is fresh and packed with nutrition. Pet Wants also only sources the best salmon, chicken, lamb, brown rice, and other ingredients and there’s no added sugar, no fillers, no animal by-products, no corn, no wheat, no soy, and no dye.

Even if your pet doesn’t suffer from any allergies or health issues, we’d love the opportunity to talk to you about the ingredients in some name brand pet foods and the shelf life of the nutrition many people are feeding their pets. We understand that Pet Wants won’t be the answer for everyone, but, honestly, your pet will eat less due to getting more nutrition. You will no longer need to buy the big heavy bags of food. Also, knowing you’re feeding better, fresher food and it’s delivered is enough to give Pet Wants a shot. Let us bring you a sample. We’re true Pet Wants believers and we know you will be too. Switching to Pet Wants was the best thing we ever did for Meadow.

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How Pet Wants Got Started

As pet parents know, a pet’s diet is very important. Pet Wants was created in 2010 after the Founder 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, she 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 parents 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.

Pet Wants Cincy West, OH

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 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, 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.