Fresh and all-natural pet store Pet Wants is now open on the south side of Sioux Falls.
What was once a pop-up location has now moved to 85th Street and Minnesota Avenues and offers a store with two dog wash areas and a full range of natural pet food products.
Pet Wants, a Minneapolis-based franchise, offers plenty of natural, organic, and even herbal products and essential oils for dogs and cats at Sioux Falls. It is also delivered locally.
“Not all of our products contain corn, no preservatives, no dyes—all things that tend to make dogs sensitive,” said franchisor Melissa Brandner-Oten. “We’re ready to go.”
The store is located at 7740 S. Dakota Hawk Ave. Near Walmart and Aldi, the store is in an area of Sioux Falls that “is growing like crazy,” a prime spot for that area of the city’s first all-natural pet food store, Brandner-Otten said.
After a year delay in opening due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the store is ready to accept pets and owners in its doors with two full-time and two part-time employees.
The store stocks a variety of popular brands, essential and CBD oils, and local offerings like Broken Bone treatments and other products. It even carries unique items like pig noses, 95% rabbit treats and more. It does not contain rawhide, which is known to pose a risk to dogs, but it does contain a similar treatment to rawhide made with all-natural ingredients.
Then there’s the dog wash, which contains shampoo, wash in a stainless steel tub, dryer, and more. All of the ingredients included in the wash are natural, Brandner-Otten said, and the washes will run around $15.
Pet Wants expects clients from the neighborhood, tea and surroundings to visit frequently, along with pet owners who might stop by to wash dogs or pick up a favorite bag of candy.
“I am very excited about creating new relationships with customers and not with them and their pets,” said store manager Madison Ritz.
Pet Wants is open seven days a week, including Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday until 8 p.m., and Sunday noon to 5 p.m.
This article originally appeared on Sioux Falls Argus Leader: Pet Wants: The organic and natural pet food chain store opens in Sioux Falls