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Pet Wants Mountain Maryland, Earned Their Way into the National Winner’s Circle

Pet Wants is proud to announce that Jeff and Michelle Jenkins, the local owners of Pet Wants Mountain Maryland, have earned their way into the company’s national Winner’s Circle. To make the Winner’s Circle, local Pet Wants business owners have to reach certain business growth milestones.

“I speak for the entire Pet Wants team in saying how proud we are of Jeff and his wife Michelle and all they have accomplished in Frostburg, Maryland. By steadfastly executing the Pet Wants business model, they have created a strong foundation of success for their family. They have also set a standard for other new franchise owners to follow,” Pet Wants President Scott Hoots said.

When a Pet Wants owner makes his or her way to Winner’s Circle, they earn back their initial franchise fee. The Winner’s Circle was created to help franchisees set and work toward lofty – but attainable – business goals in a way that helps them create a strong foundation for continued growth. Although Jenkins wasn’t aiming for the Winner’s Circle, it did give him a goal to look toward.

“We’ve been open for two years now and, up until March of this year, we hit a sales record every month. We had a few slow months earlier this year – even though our food sales continued to grow – but July and August have been strong and we’re excited to continue to build the business and serve the community,” Jeff said. “Pet Wants has great products and, once we can get in front of people who have an open mind and talk to them about what makes our products different, they are receptive and supportive. You just have to be persistent if you’re going to grow a business.”

Pet Wants Mountain Maryland is the company’s least populated territory, so this business milestone is an especially significant accomplishment. 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 and Michelle Jenkins were recognized back in February with the Pet Wants President’s Award of Excellence, not just for their business success, but also for their tenacity and commitment to giving back. The Jenkins have 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. They are also looking to partner with other rescue organizations moving forward.

Jeff said that, as Pet Wants grows through locally-owned Pet Wants stores throughout the country, it’s important to know that the franchise opportunity – and the products – are more than hype.

“Pet Wants is the real deal – the products improve pets’ lives, the delivery service makes lives easier, the ability to talk to a local owner makes addressing special needs more manageable, and the business model works. I’m excited to be part of the Pet Wants pack and I’m looking forward to continuing to grow Pet Wants Mountain Maryland,” Jeff said.

To learn more about Pet Wants Mountain Maryland, call (301)689-3909, email JJenkins(at)PetWants(dot)com or visit