Contact Us

Address: 222 S Elm Street, Owosso, MI 48867
Phone: 800-691-8178
Fax: 888-466-6481


Josh's Frogs LLC was founded by Joshua Willard, a poison dart frog hobbyist and vivarium enthusiast, in 2004. Josh originally operated the business out of his basement and garage, but his dedication to customer service and quality supplies quickly caused the business to grow. In 2008 Josh's Frogs moved to Owosso, Michigan. We recently moved into a new building in Owosso where Josh's Frogs employs 20 people, and has become the largest producer of captive bred poison dart frogs in the United States, and probably the world. We also work with other varieties of frogs and toads from all over the world. 

Why We are the Best

Josh's Frogs is dedicated to maintaining the highest level of excellence possible in everything we do. We adhere to this philosophy by focusing on 4 key characteristics that drive our business.

1. Customer Service - At Josh's Frogs, we are dedicated to providing the best customer service in the pet industry. We respond to customers in a timely manner, and check emails/voicemails/chat messages several times a day. We do everything we can to insure that any customer gets what they need in a timely fashion at a great price. Our friendly staff's primary goal is to provide fantastic customer service.

2. Captive Bred Animals - You will never see a wild caught animal for sale at Josh's Frogs. We take great pride in providing only healthy, captive bred animals. All of the poison dart frogs we sell are bred by us, for you! Not only do we feel that captive bred animals make superior pets and are better adapted to life in captivity, but providing captive bred animals takes pressure off of wild populations of the animals we keep and love. Conservation through Commercialization, the idea that animals in the wild are preserved by meeting the demand for them with captive breeding efforts, is one of the driving forces behind Josh's Frogs.

3. Education - Josh's Frogs is dedicated to educating everyone we can on the proper husbandry of the animals we work with. We do this through blogs and how-to guidesvideos, outreach programs, and customer support via www.JoshsFrogs.com (email, live chat, and phone). We also routinely give talks at several of the Reptile Shows and Expos we attend on how to properly care for poison dart frogs in captivity. We don't just want to sell you animals or supplies - we want to insure you get what you need, and know how to use/care for them!

4. Full-Service Website - One of the founding principles behind Josh's Frogs was to provide not only healthy, captive bred frogs, but all of the things needed to properly care for them. We carry a wide variety of pet supplies, live terrarium plants, one of the largest variety of feeder insects on the web, and of course captive bred frogs. As we grow, we've expanded that philosophy to a wide variety of reptiles and amphibians.

        Promptness - Orders placed by 4:00 PM EST ship the same day!* We work hard to respond to customers ASAP.

        Integrity - We've been around since 2004...you can trust us! Honesty is our best (and only) policy!

        Excellence - Highest quality products and feeders and ONLY captive bred animals!


Josh is the owner and big boss at Josh’s Frogs. Josh can be found doing anything all day. He is always helping out his employees in any way he can! He has been keeping and breeding animals for over 20 years. At home, he has a zoo of his own - 3 little ones! - and a beautiful (co)zookeeper wife!


Zach is the Curator of Fauna, he leads the entire animal operation here at Josh’s Frogs. He also answers all customer questions about animals. You may see him on the road at one of our trade shows. When Zach goes home he maintains over 40 vivaria of his own, and he's been caring for reptiles for over 25 years! Zach has his Bachelor's of Science in Biology from MSU.


Amanda is such a creative character! She has her Associate's Degree in Graphic Design, and with over 6 years of customer service experience, she handles some of the customer interations at Josh’s Frogs. She handles anything that needs designed and communicates with customers through e-mail and phones.


Lindsy handles interactions with customers, and has over 10 years of customer service experience! When she is not on the phone or e-mailing customers, she does upkeep for our website, Amazon & Ebay extensions, schedules frog shipments, as well as many other miscellaneous office tasks. There's rarely a quiet moment in the office between calls - this chick loves her music! Lindsy's happy attitude keeps everyone in the office smiling all day! 


 Alyssa has joined us in the office! She helps with phone calls, e-mails,  updating product pages, scheduling frog shipments, among other office tasks! She has her Associates Degree from Mott College and her Bachelors in Healthcare from the University of Michigan. This gal and her family (daughter & future hubby) love the outdoors and its activities - tractor pulls, camping, boating and hunting, to name a few!



Tina has quite the green-thumb! She is in charge of the Plant Department at Josh's Frogs. If she’s not covered in dirt, she is communicating with customers about plants. Tina has her Associate's Degree in Business, and has been gardening for over 25 years!


Austin cares for our many tree frogs. He raises and cares for them and also keeps the adult tree frogs happy and healthy! Austin has his Bachelor's of Science in Zoology from MSU, and interned at the Detroit Zoo working with reptiles and amphibians. He has a beautiful family at home - a wife and baby girl!



Charlie makes all the fruit fly cultures, that's over 1,000 fruit fly cultures every week! It’s a HUGE task, but he is always up for the challenge! He also makes media, which is why he’s wearing an awesome body suit!


Mandy can be found bagging items in the warehouse. She makes and bags a lot of the substrates and leaves that Josh’s Frogs sells. She also helps clean up after the tree frogs! Mandy is going to school for Animation, and also strives towards a Business Degree.


Matt does a lot of the prep work for the froglets that we sell here at Josh's. Gathering supplies, setting up temporary habitats, cleaning their enclosures - Matt's the man! He occassionally gathers and packs the frogs that ship to our customers. Matt is partial to the Phyllobates terribilis 'Orange' and Phyllobates vittatus. Do we see a future herper in the making?



Nicole is one of the fastest packers in Michigan! Not only does she pack hundreds of orders every week, but her and the rest of the shipping department get them in the hands of Fedex and USPS by 4pm every day! Nicole has her Associate's Degree in Business from LCC, and is continuing on to Ferris State University in pursuit of her Bachelor's in Business Administration.



Kyle helps pack orders on the first floor and helps prepare products for shipment. He and the shipping team ship out the hundreds of orders at Josh's Frogs every week! Kyle has his Bachelor's Degree in Human Service from Baker College of Owosso. 



Mike mainly works in the quarantine room caring for our specialty animals and the insects we sell at Josh's Frogs. Mike heads up breeding the crickets we sell online and feed our animals. Mike also takes his knowledge to the many trade shows Josh's Frogs vends at.


Thomas cares mainly for our adult dart frogs (cleaning their tanks, feeding, etc.), but also works with our tadpoles and roaches. He's no stranger to exotic animals - he's worked with alligators, penguins, kangaroos and grey tufted marmosets. Thomas used to run an adoption operation for animals in need of a good home, and loves that he can continue to make a positive impact on animals' lives!



Lauren joins the Josh's Frogs team on the road! The customers love her vast knowledge of geckos and her friendly, happy attitude! She also loves cats, you could also say that she is somewhat of a cat-expert! If you have questions about geckos or cats, Lauren is your girl!


Taylor started in our Shipping & Receiving department, but quickly jumped at the chance to join our Plant Team!  From a very young age, he was always extremely passionate about the biological study of our living world, including animals of all kinds, wildlife & natural resources, plants, etc. This all led to his study of Zoology at Northern Michigan University in Marquette. Taylor also has a Business Management degree with a minor in Marketing - Josh's Frogs is a perfect combination of both professions!



Chris mixes and bags products in the warehouse, like substrates and leaves. He also helps take care of the tadpoles, and makes enclosures for young toads and tree frogs!



Tamara has joined us in the Plant Department! She has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, and has over 10 years of customer service experience. Green isn't limited to her thumbs - Tamara's a vegetarian, and she also keeps healthy by running and working out everyday!

 African Violet    Michelle helps in the plant department. What a fit - she loves plants! Orchids & African Violets especially, and vegetable gardening. Michelle has her B.S. in Psychology/Women's Studies from Western, and is enrolled in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program at Baker College - this gal is always learning! At home she enjoys kicking back with a good book or knitting.    Mylissa  


 Mylissa helps clean up after everyone! She comes in and tidies up the Josh's Frogs warehouse after school. She's also bags some of the supplies we sell here at Josh's (ABG, leaf litter, etc.), and helps in the shipping department on our crazy days! After high school, Mylissa hopes to become an Anesthesiologist after attending Michigan State University for cheerleading.


 Mailey helps bag and label supplies that we sell here at Josh's Frogs, like ABG, leaf litter, soils, and more! We can also find her downstairs in the Shipping Department when they need an extra hand. After graduation, Mailey hopes to cheer for Central Michigan University or Michigan State University.


 Heather helps out in the Shipping Department. With our company growing so quickly, we're bringing on a lot of new recruits! She enjoys packing plants, since they're so much nicer to look at than the bugs we sell. Heather has a beautiful little family at home - a husband, daughter, an English Bulldog, and a kitty!



 Tyler helps take care of a lot of our bugs here at Josh's - feeder and breeder crickets, mealworms, and superworms, and also the cockroach colonies that we feed some of our animals. He loves listening to heavy metal, watching anime, and playing video games. Tyler's got an impressive gamer score of 215,000!


Mindy is the life of the party in the Shipping Department! She's Avian certified to raise and nurse tropical birds, and was previously an Animal Care Specialist. To say she's an animal lover would truly be an understatement, jumping at every chance to work with animals. Mindy has lived all over the country, but we hope she's here to stay and grow with our company!