Pet Wants is pleased to announce that Jeff Jenkins, local owner of Pet Wants Mountain Maryland, has been recognized with the Pet Wants President’s Award of Excellence. The award recognizes a Pet Wants owner who has gone above and beyond to grow their business while supporting the Pet Wants brand and overcoming challenges. The President’s Award of Excellence was presented February 19, 2019, at the Pet Wants national conference.
“When we recognize someone with a President’s Award, there’s a wide variety of criteria – sales performance, passion for the brand, engagement with other franchisees and the ability to overcome challenges and focus on success. Jeff Jenkins embodies every one of those criteria. Although Pet Wants Mountain Maryland is the least populated Pet Wants territory and the main town is more than 100 miles from any large cities, Jeff worked tirelessly to grow his business each and every month. I’m proud to recognize Jeff for all his hard work and his tenacity in the face of challenges,” Pet Wants President Scott Hoots said.
Pet Wants Mountain Maryland’s retail store is at located 37 East Main Street in Frostburg and the company delivers to Frostburg and the nearby communities in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Jeff opened the store in the spring of 2017. 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 Mountain Maryland offers multiple blends of dog and cat food formulas as well as healing salve, calming balm, anti-itch spray, paw wax and more.
“I was totally surprised to be recognized by Pet Wants. We had continuous growth through the first 18 months of being open and we worked tireless to make it happen, despite family health challenges, streetfront parking issues and the other struggles new businesses face. We have a long list of hurdles, but we believe the one-on-one attention we can provide our customers along with our unique products go a long way toward our successes. The support of the operations team and connecting with groups like local shelters, farmer's markets, dog trainers, our incredible customers, the organizers of vendor events, other local businesses, and Frostburg First, have all played a role in our success, and I thank them all,” Jenkins said.
Pet Wants Mountain Maryland is also active in the community. The company has great relationships with The Heart of the Earth Sanctuary as well as The Allegany County Animal Shelter. Pet Wants donated a combined 781 pounds of food through kibble raisers in 2018 and Jenkins is hoping to do those kibble raisers annually. Jenkins is also looking to partner with other rescue organizations moving forward.
“As our customer base grows, so does the stories of our fresh kibble making a difference for the area's pets. This goes a long way to keep me motivated! We got into this to improve animals’ lives, and that is exactly what we are achieving. It's easy to have passion for the brand. Our kibble is improving the lives of our customer's pets! The stories of our customers who have transitioned their pets to Pet Wants food are amazing. Word of mouth has made a big difference in our business growth and I look forward to our customers continuing to share their stories with us, plus their family, friends, neighbors and coworkers,” Jenkins said.
To learn more about Pet Wants Mountain Maryland, call (301)689-3909, email JJenkins(at)PetWants.com or visit http://www.PetWantsMountainMaryland.com.