Best Friends Move Home to Launch Pet Wants Lee’s Summit
Best friends and long-time colleagues Becca Van Beek and Benjamin Ledbetter love animals so much that they have a Great Dane together – Goose. Now they’re looking forward to sharing that passion for pets through their new business, Pet Wants Lee’s Summit.
Pet Wants Lee’s Summit offers multiple blends of high-quality, fresh and nutritious dog and cat food formulas as well as healing salve, calming balm, anti-itch spray, paw wax and more. This new mobile pet food and supplies company will offer free, personal delivery in Lee’s Summit, Raymore, Belton, Pleasant Hill, Independence, Blue Springs and the surrounding areas.
Van Beek and Ledbetter started working together at Barnes & Noble near their Kansas hometowns. When their location closed, the two best friends decided to “take the show on the road” and move to South Carolina. Van Beek has a background with animals, having worked in kennels, as a veterinarian technician and, for the last 18 years, in the zoological field. Ledbetter is experienced in customer service and has a passion for mentoring.
“Most recently we were living in Portland and we were both facing layoffs because of COVID-19. We were thinking about getting closer to home, so we decided it was time to start a new adventure. There are a lot of great pet-focused companies and boutiques in Portland, which is what inspired us to look into Pet Wants. We’re thrilled to be opening Pet Wants Lee’s Summit and to be serving our community members and their pets,” Ledbetter said.
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