Meet the Owners

About Pet Wants MinneapolisWe all think about what we’re eating these days, but if you’re thinking about trying Pet Wants, then you’ve probably stopped to consider what you’re feeding your pets too.

Even those of us who are buying expensive, high-quality ingredient food don’t always know how long that food has been sitting on the shelf or in the warehouse before making it to our pets’ bowls. That’s what makes Pet Wants so special! Our 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, no animal by-products, and no corn, wheat, soy, or dyes.

I’m Tim Chapman and I opened this business with my life partner Carrie Hughes. Carrie and I had long corporate, leadership careers with Target before launching Pet Wants and we were ready to do something on our own that enabled us to make a positive impact on the community. We 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.

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. Interested in learning more? We’d love the opportunity to bring you a sample and talk to you about what makes Pet Wants truly unique.

Outside of Pet Wants, Carrie and I enjoy spending time with our two dogs - rescue lab Maggie and sheltie Blaze – and our families. I have 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. I have also been a volunteer with Feed My Starving Children, the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and United Way, and have been a youth sports coach, and a hockey board member.

How Pet Wants Got Started

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

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, all-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.

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