The founders of Pet Wants Dayton shortly before launching the company in late 2015. Photo from Pet Wants Dayton Facebook page

NEW VENDOR: Local pet food coming to 2nd Street Market

A local company that makes its own all-natural and gluten-free pet food in Dayton will join the 2nd Street Market as a full-time vendor starting May 4.

Pet Wants Dayton was founded in late 2015 and sold its products in farmers markets last year in Huber Heights and Oakwood, and will continue to do so after launching its new booth at the 2nd Street Market, co-founder Stewart Meeker said this morning. The company also offers delivery to homes throughout the region, and allows customers to purchase pet food by the pound.

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Meeker is looking forward to expanding Pet Wants Dayton’s reach, and explaining the benefits of locally made pet food to customers personally at the downtown Dayton market.

“With our products, face-to-face interaction is important,” Meeker said.

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Pet Wants Dayton makes dog and cat foods that are all-natural and gluten free, with no fillers or by-products, and no corn, wheat, or soy, Meeker and business partners Keith Brandner and Daniel Nourse said on the Pet Wants Dayton Facebook page. The company makes its pet foods monthly “to make sure that the nutrients your pet needs are actually in the food they are eating, rather than degrading each month on store shelves,” the founders said.

Food can be ordered by the pound, or by the 55-pound bag. Pet Wants Dayton also offers a handful of skin products and a flea-and-tick repellent, and carries grain-free dog treats from Lindy’s Bakery.

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Delivery service is available to Beavercreek, Bellbrook, Centerville, Dayton, Fairborn, Huber Heights, Kettering, Miamisburg, Moraine, Oakwood, Springfield, Troy, West Carrollton, Xenia, Yellow Springs, and the surrounding areas.

For more information, check out or call (937) 813-7591.

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