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Press Release (KellieMayPR)

Evan and Kara Canfield are excited to announce the grand opening of their new local pet food business, Pet Wants Colorado Springs.

Kara and Evan Canfield

Pet Wants’ carefully developed proprietary pet food is slow-cooked in small batches with fresh, high-quality ingredients once per month, so every kibble is guaranteed to be fresh and packed with nutrition. Pet Wants Colorado Springs offers free, personal delivery to all of greater Colorado Springs from the top of Pikes Peak to the edges of the eastern plains.

“I love Pet Wants because the company really does care about pets. Pet Wants isn’t some big retailer that only cares about the bottom line. We are here to make it easy to get high-quality food but also to answer your questions, provide excellent customer service and to work with you to improve the health and well-being of your pets through nutritious food,” Evan said.

In addition to being made fresh monthly, Pet Wants only sources the best salmon, chicken, lamb, brown rice and other ingredients available. There’s no sugar added, no fillers and no animal by-products and Pet Wants never uses corn, wheat, soy or dyes, which makes the food great for animals with allergies. Pet Wants Colorado Springs – which offers multiple blends of dog food and cat food – also offers healing salve, calming balm, anti-itch spray, paw wax and more.

Evan and Kara are originally from the Cincinnati area, where Pet Wants was founded. They had visited the original store in Findlay Market and knew the founder, Michele Hobbs. Kara, a nurse, and Evan, a former firefighter, had been working in major manufacturing, but they had been doing a lot of research into pet food since adopting their five-year-old rescue dog, Maya.

“I was watching a Saturday morning show about animal rescues and it made me think about that original Pet Wants store. I asked Kara what she thought about seeing if we could open our own Pet Wants here in Colorado Springs and the rest is history,” Evan said. “We have been dog people for our entire lives and our furry friends are our family. We feel it’s only right to give back to our pets as selflessly as they do for us. Pet Wants gives us the opportunity to help provide pet families with the nutrition needed for happy and healthy lives.”

“As a nurse and a former firefighter, we’re looking forward to getting more involved in the community in a way that makes a positive impact on people’s lives,” he added.

Hobbs originally launched Pet Wants in Cincinnati in 2010 and the business was built to provide proprietary crafted, fresh, slow-cooked, high-quality pet food delivered to customers through a retail store and a convenient home-delivery service. Hobbs, now the company founder, turned the business into a franchise in 2015 with the help of Franchise Funding Group, an investment and franchise-development company designed to help entrepreneurs scale their companies nationally as franchise systems.

To learn more about Pet Wants or to get a free pet food sample, call (719)357-7383, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit

About Pet Wants: Pet Wants was started by Michele Hobbs out of love for her pets and frustration. Veterinarians were unable to help relieve her dog’s painful skin allergies. After doing much research, Michele discovered the national dog food brand she trusted was not fresh and lacked sufficient nutrition and, when pet food sits in warehouses and store shelves for months and months, it loses even more nutritional value. She was committed to developing a better solution for all dogs and cats. Pet Wants food is exclusively crafted – fresh, healthy, and slow-cooked with no sugar added, no fillers, and no animal by-products. Pet Wants sources only the best salmon, chicken, lamb, brown rice, and other ingredients. Fresh ingredients make for better food, which translates into better health for pets. And, since Pet Wants never use corn, wheat, soy or dyes, the common pet health problems associated with these ingredients are no longer worries. Pet Wants fresh food is conveniently delivered to the customer within weeks of production, not months. You can learn more at