Contact Us

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

History

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's our Marketing & Design Director, and has her Associate's Degree in Graphic Design. Amanda is constantly looking for ways to optimize and improve all of the content our customers see on our site and in our newsletters, so it more closely fits what they are looking for. When she's not at Josh's Frogs, she enjoys hanging out with her hubby, working with children & teens at church, and cooking!

  Lindsy  

Lindsy is the Customer Service Manager. She 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, manages incoming invoice payments, as well as many other miscellaneous office tasks. Lindsy's happy attitude keeps everyone in the office smiling all day! 

Shelb  

 Shelby is a Customer Service Champ in the office! She handles many of our phone calls and e-mails,  updates product pages, schedules frog shipments, among other office tasks! When she's not here at Josh's (her FAVORITE place), Shelb enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with family. Shelby is currently attending Fullsail University for Graphic Design & Media Communications.

  Tina  

 

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  

Austin is the Assistant Curator of Amphibians. He raises and cares for all of our animals that are not dart frogs, and makes sure they're 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  

 

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  

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  

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  

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  

 

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. 

Justin K  

 

Justin is part of the Shipping Department. He helps pack most of the dry goods that ship out of Josh's Frogs!  He previously studied Project Management at ITT Technical Institute.

 

  Thomas  

Thomas is our Assistant Curator of Dart Frogs! He is responsible for overseeing our dart frog breeding program. 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  

 

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  

Taylor is a great asset to our Plant Team, working in the office as an eCommerce Support Specialist He's always been extremely passionate about the biological study of our living world - 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  

 

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  

 

Tamara is a member of 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.    Michelle K  

 

 Michelle is our newest addition in Plants, but she has experience in just about every department! She is a certified Reiki Master, currently studies Nutrition through The School of Natural Health Sciences, is super creative, and is known as "The Animal Whisperer" by friends and family - this critter lover has over a dozen animals in her mini-zoo of a home! We're all excited to have her on the Josh's Frogs Team :)

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  

 

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.

Joshua  

 

Josh works in the Making Department here at Josh's Frogs! He bags a lot of our substrates, leaves, and mosses. He loves all things orange and Mexican food. Josh is a junior in high school, and after graduating plans to go to college and study Children's Ministry. 

   Justin J  

 

Justin helps in the Insect Department. He packs many of the thousands of bug orders that ship out of Josh's Frogs every week! He loves the outdoors, and enjoys hunting, fishing, and walking trails through the woods. Justin will be attending Baker College in the fall of 2016 to study Criminal Justice.

Erin  

 Erin takes care of many of the creepy crawlies here at Josh's Frogs, and helps in optimizing the insect breeding. Very important for our customers' pets! She has a Bachelors of Science from MSU, and she loves all things herp and insect related - she's come to the right place! ;)