Meet Our Partners: Pet Wants Olathe

In an effort to bring you the best local businesses, I've developed a lot of contacts and even some great friends along the way. Debbie and Shari of Pet Wants Olathe are wonderful women who have developed an awesome Olathe-based business. They provide you a one-stop for things like their Pet Wants food, treats, and all-natural spaw products. Here's the 411 on Pet Wants Olathe straight from Shari and Debbie.

What does Pet Wants offer the pet consumer?

Pet Wants Olathe is your pet health food store. We deliver fresh, nutrient-dense pet food right to your door! The food is made fresh monthly in small batches to lock-in nutrients and contains no corn, wheat, soy, by products, fillers, sugars or dyes. We sell by the pound, as well as the large bag, enabling you to order as much or as little as you’d like, when you like, so you know that it’s fresh. Pet Wants Olathe also offers a full line of natural, house-made “spaw” products, including Paw Wax, Calming Balm, Healing Salve, Skin Spray and Mosquito, Flea & Tick Repellent (pet and kid friendly), as well as a full line of natural treats and chews, including PeaNutty Cookies, Freeze-dried Salmon and Chicken Hearts, Chicken Jerky and a pup AND human favorite, our house-made beef jerky. If it’s pets and it’s healthy, it’s Pet Wants Olathe.

What sets Pet Wants apart from others?

When you love your pets as much as we do, you worry about what to feed them. What’s in their food? How long has it been on the shelf? What’s the nutritional value? Most commercial pet food is manufactured in mass quantities and sent to a series of distribution warehouses before finally making it to your local store, where it can sit on the shelf for up to six months, losing nutritional value every day.  That’s why we opened Pet Wants Olathe! Our proprietary formula is slow cooked to lock-in nutrients and made in small, frequent batches to ensure fresh, highly nutritional food. We use no corn, wheat, soy, by products, fillers, sugars or dyes, ensuring that your fur kids’ food is fresh and nutritious for about the same price as commercially produced food. Order it by the pound, not the bag, so you’re getting just what you need when you need it, delivered right to your door! 

We’re Shari Klohr and Debbie Smith – two mothers no longer inspired by the corporate world but passionately devoted to our families, including our pets. We want to show you the Pet Wants difference and bring our food FRESH to your door through convenient mobile delivery. Pet Wants Olathe takes the hassle out of running to the pet store or adding more errands by crossing the pet store off your list – it’s as simple as telling us what you need and when you need it! 

We want to give our kids the very best – whether they have two or four legs – and we’re concerned about what they’re eating. We wouldn’t want to feed our kids something icky that’s been sitting on a shelf for months or longer and packed with fillers, so why would we want to offer that to our dogs? Pet Wants is fresh, healthy food your pets will love that can help them live longer, better lives. Let us send you a sample and show you the difference. Simply request your free sample at and we’ll deliver it right to your door so your 4-legged family member(s) can try it before you buy it!

What are you looking forward to this year? Any big events coming up?

Pet Wants Olathe attends numerous events across the KC metro, handing out free samples

of our fresh, nutrient-dense food for pets to try, hoping they’ll notice the same benefits we noticed when our pets tried it. Shari’s beagle mix had serious skin issues, and after way too much money spent on tests, vet bills and too many different types of food to count, she requested a free sample from Pet Wants out of Cincinnati … it worked! She sent off for another sample, even more improvement … what once presented basically as “boils” on her beagle’s chest cleared up completely, due simply to a change in diet. By providing free samples to pet parents and allowing them to “try it before they buy it”, we hope to have their pets experience great results, too … from improved skin and coat to overall health … and a lot fewer vet visits! Come see us at Dog N Jog, Strutt with your Mutt, the KC Pet Expo … basically anywhere there are pets!

What's something that most people don't realize about your industry?

Expiration dates on pet food can be misleading.  The dates are guidelines, but not great predictors of how fresh the food is. When pet food sits in a warehouse or on a store shelf, its nutritional value becomes compromised. Pet Wants is different!  Unlike other national brands, Pet Wants’ nutrient-dense pet food is slow-cooked in small batches each and every month, in quantities to meet current customer demand. Also, we sell by the pound, rather than the big bag, allowing you to order as much or as little as you'd like, as often as you'd like, so you KNOW that it's fresh!  We deliver the food right to your door within WEEKS of being made - at the height of its nutritional value and freshness! Although the shelf-life of the food is 12-14 months, we donate anything that we have left in stock after 4 months – assuring our customers that what they’re purchasing is 4 months or less, while ensuring that local rescues and shelters get some fresh, nutrient-dense food for their special needs cases!

Started in 2010 in Cincinnati with no recalls ever, Pet Wants Olathe delivers the freshest kibble in KC – nutrition you can trust – and we back it up with a 100% satisfaction guarantee!

Now you will be able to find lots of Pet Wants items on the Treat Waggin' - including the Beef Jerky (famous in our house. It once disappeared off the counter and no one has claimed who did it - human or dog...), the new Surf-N-Turf, their Calming Balm and Healing Salve. We also carry their Mosquito, Flea and Tick Spray - as a country dog mom - this stuff is a LIFE.SAVER. Also, Miss Lucy will tell you their food is TWO PAWS up! It's nutritious and delicious! Especially for this active little cattle dog.

Check out Pet Wants Olathe online or on our Treat Waggin'!

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228 HWY C

Peculiar, MO 64078

Area of Service

Kansas City Metro & Continental US

Hours of Operation

​​Saturday: 10am - 4pm

Sunday 11am - 2pm

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