When Benjamin and Marsha King lost their second Weimaraner and their third was diagnosed with liver cancer, they started looking into the ingredients in their pets’ food – and they weren’t happy with what they found. Now the Kings are pleased to be launching a new small business aimed at providing fresh, healthy food and other high-quality pet products – Pet Wants Johns Creek.
“When we started researching pet food, we realized how many additives and preservatives were in most of the options out there and, even when we looked at the premium brands, many of them were mass produced and would be sitting on the shelves for months before we would buy them. I’m excited that, with Pet Wants, we can provide the people – and the pets – in this community with a fresh, high-quality option that’s packed with nutrients and personally delivered to your door,” Ben said.
Ben is a Certified Health Coach and has his certification in the Anti-Inflammatory Diet that aids in people dealing with chronic inflammation. He was most recently the art director and creative studio manager in brand marketing for a global sporting goods company. He also coached youth baseball for 15 years and has passions for both Weimaraner’s and photography. Marsha left her career as the Director of Finance for a global sporting goods company to pursue her passion for serving. She is a State of Georgia Certified Nursing Assistant and a CARE® Dementia Specialist. She is Owner/Director of Visiting Angels of Jonesboro, GA where she serves the elderly. They both love animals and they currently have two Weimaraners, Duke, and their rescue, Mattie. They are both looking forward to working with animals and pet parents, but they are also excited about raising awareness around pet nutrition.
“People often think of pet food as whatever they can get at the grocery store and, if you’ve never had a pet with health issues, you might not have even thought about the food. Pet Wants is unique not only because the nutritional quality of our food, but also because of that freshness. Freshness matters – the fresher your food, the more nutrients it will have. As a certified health coach and pet parent, I expect my pets’ diets to be as healthy and clean as my own because I know it makes a difference,” Ben said.