Pet Wants Lexington is owned and operated by Melissa Mautz. This was the third Pet Wants store to open, after the originals in Cincinnati. They are extremely proud and excited to be a part of and contribute to their community by providing quality products and services to you, their neighbors, and their friends and family. Lexington is one of the first cities in the nation that supplies regionally produced, natural pet food, made fresh monthly, shipped directly to our store, and then delivered to your doorstep.
Melissa and her husband live less than a mile from the store’s Chevy Chase location with their three dogs, Samson, Dexter, and Scout. “Opening this business so close to my home brings it very near and dear to my heart,” Melissa noted. “I will incorporate Lexington into my business by developing community relationships and utilizing local resources to make Pet Wants a sustainable option for all your pets’ needs.”
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.
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.
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.