Resident Pets at Drs. Foster & Smith

by DFS-Pet-Blog on February 24, 2012


A couple days ago, a co-worker “adopted” two pet rats… Thelma & Louise! The girls are living here in our department and we are now calling them our department Mascots. We all greet them in the morning and wish them a good evening when we leave work. I suppose this is not that unusual here at Drs. Foster & Smith since we are all pet passionate people. Thelma & Louise got me thinking… I wonder just what other “company pets” there are here. Let me share some with you…

There are endless aquariums… many employees have desktop aquariums that house Betas to Glow Fish as well as larger aquariums. My personal favorite is the 180-gallon saltwater tank in the Call Center. (See pictures of other Drs. Foster & Smith office aquariums.)

Saltwater aquarium in our call center

Saltwater aquarium in our call center

I walked into our Photo Studio and I could hear Cloe (Green-Cheeked Conure) & Rico (Peach Face Lovebird) singing away! Much to my dismay, there weren’t any 4-legged pets there for a photo shoot but I did get a peek at one of the Skinks that was “sunbathing” in its terrarium.



This skink is a resident reptile.

This skink is a resident reptile.



While on my quest to discover other pets, I met Miss Piggy & Buster Brown. They are both shorthaired guinea pigs. I was told they are very spoiled and their favorite food is Sunseed Sunnaturals Guinea Pig Food and of course Timothy Hay. Guinea Pigs

Skittles the parakeet

Skittles the parakeet

You have already met Skittles. (Read about Skittle’s antics.)

As I was walking throughout our building, I kept thinking what an awesome opportunity for us to be able to enjoy sharing our day with pets as well as “reviewing” the pet products we sell. What a great form of quality control!

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Morgan L. March 15, 2012 at 9:34 am

I always love reading about the resident pets at Drs. Foster and Smith. #celebrate having such wonderful co-workers! 🙂

Danielle March 15, 2012 at 12:06 pm

I’m always happy to #CELEBRATE offices that allow non-human family members to join them for work!

Leslie C March 15, 2012 at 12:25 pm

What a fun work environment!! At my house which is kinda a work environment because I care for my grandma 10 hrs each day, we have 2 shelties, 1 Japanese chin, 2 cats & 2 parakeets! So I’m one busy lady. But what would life be if I wasn’t surrounded by the things I love! #CELEBRATE life to the fullest!!!!

Susan Abbott March 15, 2012 at 3:35 pm

I love how Drs. Fosters & Smith always show the pets that they have at the office. To me a company that takes the time to not only allow pets at their offices but also takes the time to take photos of those pets and post about them this is something to #CELEBRATE !

Gail Weyer March 17, 2012 at 3:46 pm

I want to celebrate the fact that Rats are in your office . They are such great pets . Mine are so happy in your cages . All five of mine had the best Christmas with all the treats and wood toys they got from your catalog .

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