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  • Address: 222 S Elm Street, Owosso, MI 48867
  • Phone: 800-691-8178
  • Fax: 888-466-6481
  • E-mail: info@joshsfrogs.com

 

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We are on social media as much as the next guy! We would love it if you joined in on the fun! Come check us out and follow:

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We have two Facebook pages! Like the one that fits you best or like both!

Josh's Frogs: This page is for you if you love the scaly, slimy, or cold-blooded. It is jam-packed with reptile and amphibian info, behind the scenes photos, weekly auctions, and more!

Sprig & Stone by Josh's Frogs: This page is for all plant lovers! It features weekly posts of plant information, growing tips, and more.  You will also have access to special sales and auctions of plants that are only available through Facebook!

 

 

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. In 2013, we moved into a new building in Owosso where Josh's Frogs now employs over 30 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  

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 on our site and in our newsletters, so it more closely fits what our customers 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!

  Linz  

Lindsy is the Customer Service Manager and Wholesale Accounts Lead. She has over 10 years of customer service experience! When she's not helping customers, she performs upkeep for our Amazon & eBay extensions, manages incoming invoice payments, as well as many other miscellaneous office tasks. Lindsy's happy attitude keeps everyone in the office smiling all day! 

 Lindsay  

 

Lindsay 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 Lindsay enjoys Renaissance Festivals, video games, and going on adventures!

  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,little girl, and a baby boy!

  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!

Tim  

Tim is responsible for the overall health of our tree frogs, toads, and their tadpoles! This includes feeding, cleaning, and general tank maintenance. He's also involved in some of our breeding projects! Tim enjoys aquariums and has 2 freshwater systems and a large saltwater live planted tank at home. He enjoys spending time with his wife, 3 kids, and other pets :)

  Matt  

Matt is a member of the Plant Department! He helps water, propogate, and pack orders that go out to our customers. This gent has a Bachelor's Degree in German from U of M, Ann Arbor. At home, Matt enjoys organic gardening, maintaining planted aquariums, and playing with his 3 dogs - 2 of which are retired racing greyhounds!

 

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  

 

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. When he's not at work, Justin's probably watching or playing baseball with his son, or gettin' his CrossFit on at the gym!

 

  Thomas  

Thomas is our 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, & loves that he can continue to make a positive impact on animals' lives!

Chris  

 

 

Chris is part of our Making Department. He mixes and bags products in the warehouse, like substrates, leaves, and media. 

  Taylor  

 Taylor is our Digital Marketing Specialist! Managing social media and sending out newsletters are some of his main tasks. He's always been extremely passionate about biology - animals of all kinds, wildlife, natural resources, plants, etc. This led to his study of Zoology at Northern Michigan University in Marquette. Taylor also has a Business Management degree with a minor in Marketing.

African Violet  

Michelle helps int he Plant Department. What a fit - she loves plants! Orchids & African Violets especially, and veggie 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. At home she enjoys kicking back with a good book or knitting.

 

  Andy  

 

Andy is a member of the Plant Department! He ships, cares for, and propogates our plants. Andy's been indoor gardening for about 7 years, and is in the Master Gardener program through MSU. He's a HUGE Star Wars fan, and loves his 3 cats - 2 Maine Coons and 1 Snowshoe :)

Katrina  

 Katrina is a Customer Service geek! She has over 8 years of tech support/C.S. experience and handles a lot of our phone calls & e-mails. She also maintains part of our Amazon extention, schedules frog shipments, among many other office tasks! In her free time, Katrina can usually be found reading old-school Vertigo comics & other weird fiction, listening to history and folklore podcasts, or doing photography somewhere scenic.

   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.

B-Ri  

Brian is our Marketing Designer & Photographer. But wait - there's more! He has his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree. Illustration, 3D animation, painting (oil & watercolor), pencil drawing, CNC machining, 3D printing, welding, and Videography are just a few of his skills. When not at work, Brian enjoys hangin' with his family and renovating the 130 year old school house he calls home.

   Mikey  

 

Mikey is part of our Shipping Department and mainly packs orders with dry goods, but helps with live items when needed! He loves being outdoors, whether it be to hunt (especially deer!) or play around on his dirtbike and quad.

 Tai  

 

Tai oversees the Insect Division here at Josh's Frogs! She's responsible for making sure many of the bugs we offer are properly taken care of and packed. Tai graduated from MSU with a BS in Civil Engineering and was president of the MSU Herp Club for a year! She also volunteers to work with alligators :)

   Daisy & Andi  

 

Daisy & Andi are our resident pups! Josh's Frogs or Josh's Dogs - amirite?! These gals join us most days in the office and help keep our spirits (and energy levels) up all week. Believe it or not, they're just about the same age! Despite the size difference, these 2 became BFFs faster than the boys on Stepbrothers - they have yet to master karate in the garage ;)

Dani  

 Dani takes care of the dart frogs from the time they're eggs until they're ready to go to their forever home. Spending the day making sure the frogs are healthy and happy can be a dirty job, which is perfect for her! Dani grew up in northern Michigan and misses spending every day in the woods. When she's not at work, she likes to spend time outside or visiting family.

  Andrew M  

 Andrew is part of our Insect Division and helps with the care and husbandry of our feeder bugs. He's an insect enthusiast and prizes his collection of insects from around the world! Andrew studied Fire Science and Fish & Wildlife Management at American Military University. In his free time, Andrew enjoys beekeeping, traveling, web design, and outdoor recreational activities.

Dagny  

 

Dagny is a Customer Service Hero! She handles many of the e-mails and phone calls that we receive, organizes products on our webpage, among many other tasks! Dagny LOVES DOGS - when she's not spending time with her own, she helps train people's puppers :) She partakes in the MSU Herp Club's activities and has a collection of her own herps at home.

  Raeshel  

 

Raeshel is part of our Shipping Department and mainly prepares and packages our customers' live items! She's a HUGE Game of Thrones fan - she's read all of the books and loves the show! Raeshel adores her 2 dogs, and raises chickens for eggs at home.

Shanda  

 

Shanda works in our Plant Department shipping, caring for and propagating our plants! She loves to travel, especially to the western part of the country (Arizona & California in particular). Shanda enjoys gardening and especially loves creating large container gardens! 

  Julianna  

Julianna is part of our Plant Department and ships, cares for and propagates the plants we sell! She's played the ukelele for 5 years and loves to paint with watercolors. Julianna loves cats and has 4 of her own! She also has some plants that are unique in Michigan - an orange tree and hibiscus!

 Jay  

 

Jay is a member of both our Dart & Insect Departments! He plays part in maintaining dart frogs throughout different stages of their life cycle & helps with packing insects, among other various tasks. In his free time Jay likes to tinker with computers, go sailing, snowboard, and build terrariums for amphibians :)

   Micayla  

 

Micayla is part of our Shipping Team! She packs a lot of the live goods that leave Josh's Frogs. Micayla has her Bachelor's Degree in Media Communications, is a travel enthusiast, and an avid Harry Potter fan. She's obsessed with her cat Mason as well as playing Fallout. She also has a voice that sounds like a combination of Fergie and Jesus! :) 

Ryan H  

Ryan is an entomologist from Florida who moved all the way to Michigan to join our Insect Division! He packs insects and ensures the health and vitality of crickets, roaches, and beetle populations. Hopefully he can handle the cold and stick around for the long haul! In his free time, Ryan can be found at his local church or writing a novel so profound that it will rock the literary world to its core!