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Pet Wants Expands with New Williamstown Location

Pet Wants has a new location.

Keene and Dawn Doughterty opened a new franchies - Pet Wants KY Central - in Williamstown.

Pet Wants sells slow-cooked, small batch pet food as well as healing salve, calming balm, anti-itch spray, paw wax, and more.

Pet Wants KY Central is a mobile business and offers free delivery to Grant, Pendleton, Harrison, Owen, Scott, and Franklin counties. The storefront is located at 1218 North Main Street in Williamstown's Midway Plaza.

The Doughertys have been Pet Wants customers for five years - ever since Dawn discovered the original location at Findlay Market in Over-the-Rhine.

“Lugging a fifty-pound bag of dog food through the store and finding time to go the store with our girls isn’t fun, so I was sold on the delivery service before I even researched the food," she said. "But, since I started feeding my animals Pet Wants and I’ve learned more about pet food, it really surprised me to learn what’s in big box pet food and how long the bags are on the shelves. At Pet Wants, our food is slow-cooked and made fresh each month, so the nutrients are preserved. That makes a big difference.”

“We’ve noticed positive changes in our animals since eating Pet Wants. There’s definitely an improvement in their overall health. Plus, the dogs love it,” Keene said.

Prior to launching Pet Wants KY Central, Keene served 11 years in the U.S. Navy and served in Desert Storm. He was working a desk job in a law office when he and Dawn, a Grant County native, decided it was time for a change. Opening Pet Wants all started when the two found themselves discussing the prospect of owning their own business while they were ordering their dog food from Pet Wants in Cincinnati.

“I was ordering Pet Wants food and we were talking about opening a business and it just clicked. We decided to open our own Pet Wants here in our hometown and bring the convenience and nutrition to pet families in this community,” Dawn said. “We have three dogs – Onyx, Bella and NOVA – and they love Pet Wants. I’m looking forward to being able to offer a better pet food option through Pet Wants.”

-Staff report

Photo: Dawn and Keene Dougherty (provided)