A husband and wife team who have been delivering fresh food to pet owners across Atlanta’s southside for more than a year are parlaying their business catering to the furry friends of the family into a full-fledged shopping destination in the new urbanist community surrounding North America’s second largest film studio.
Pet Wants is slated to join the collection of Town Centre merchants in the Town at Trilith in January 2022. This opening will mark the first pet-centric business to join the community which is already equipped with a dog park (pictured above).
“Pet Wants specializes in fresh, high-quality food to help pets live long, healthy lives,” according to a press release. “Through their mobile delivery service contracted through a Cincinnati, Ohio-based network of fresh food providers, co-owners Adam and Heather Turnage have built a grassroots following on Atlanta’s southside among customers who seek to keep tails wagging by providing the best products for their dogs and cats.”
The 1,445 square-foot store will feature dry dog food, wet dog food, dog treats, chews, dry cat food, wet cat food, cat treats, supplements and “spaw” products (think spa products for paws). And of course, the store is pet-friendly, with play places and outdoor hydration stations on the porch as part of the shopping experience. The store will also carry fresh frozen food, goat milk, toys, leashes, collars, bowls, litter and a variety of products for pets.
“We’ve had our own pets with special nutritional needs,” Adam Turnage said. “We know what it’s like to stand in a big box pet store trying to read ingredient labels while searching the web to make sure nothing has been recalled. It’s frustrating and overwhelming. With Pet Wants, we can tell you exactly what’s in our food and when it was made. There’s a real need for a store like this on the southside, and Trilith is the ideal place for us to set up shop.”
To meet pets’ custom needs, Pet Wants will capture age, weight and activity levels of individual animals and will help build an ongoing product and delivery regimen to suit family needs.
Adam Turnage is a Navy veteran with a corporate background, and Heather Turnage is the owner of another local business, which has been in operation since 2011. The couple has three married, adult children, one granddaughter and six granddogs. Adam and Heather also have our own “furbabies” — two Australian Shepherds named Indigo and Jaxx and a mixed breed rescue named Dexter.
The boutique will join Town Centre’s growing rooster which currently includes a beer garden, gelato shop, family-run Italian restaurant and brewery, Hollywood-inspired plant shop, boho clothing boutique, bakery, floral market and state-of-the-art fitness center. Other announced retailers include Trilith Food Hall, The Skin Society, Sugarcoat, Premiere Hair Studio, Archer Paper Goods, and a nine-screen luxury movie theatre.
“Many of our residents and visitors from surrounding communities consider their pets to be beloved members of the family, and this concept makes a lot of sense for our community as well as the whole southside,” Rob Parker, president of Trilith, said. “There’s something at Trilith for everyone in the family, and we’re pleased to now provide for what ‘Pet Wants’ too.”
Along with the ever-expanding retail and restaurant district, Trilith’s 235-acre master-planned residential and mixed-use development is known for balancing small town community charm with big city creativity and storytelling for its residents, many with ties to the film industry. The award-winning new urbanist community includes nearly 1,400 residential homes, ranging from micro homes and treehouses to gated custom estates and Provencal cottages, all within walking distance of retail, restaurants and parks.