Follow Friday – Doctors Foster and Smith

Doctors Foster and Smith

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One thing that was really hard for us early on was finding all the supplies we needed for Tigger and Shadow.  Although we are in metro Atlanta, many of the good products for rabbits weren’t carried by any distributors in Georgia.  We had to have nearly everything for them shipped in.

Ordering delivered direct had issues, like huge shipping costs.  I was always scouting for the online store that was located the closest so that it would have the lowest UPS / FedEx / US postal shipping costs.  It was frustrating at times to have the shipping be equal to or more than the items I needed.  It was also tricky at times to balance the amount of shipping time needed versus when things were running out. 

Doctors Foster and Smith have come along way in the ten years of Tigger and Shadow.  At the start, they were mostly dog and cat.  Now they have lots of small animal products and all the things ours love best like Oxbow products, Peter’s grass products, treats, toys and lots of other stuff.

Shipping has been $5.99 per order which is a dream and I see they have it listed on the site as free shipping for orders $49 dollars or more.  They have a catered pet program.  You call to sign up for regular delivery of products direct to your door.  You create your menu which can be different items, quantities, and schedules.  Every 10th shipment is on them!

I think it is time for me to order some pellets, hay, papaya tablets, treats and some grass mats! I think it is also time to get myself an organized shopping list and sign up for the catered pet program.

1 thought on “Follow Friday – Doctors Foster and Smith

  1. I <3 Drs. Foster & Smith! I used to order 3 of the 40oz bags of orchard grass whenever Magic Happens did their order of 2 or 3 50lb bales of timothy hay so I could get free shipping. Sometimes I would run out and have to buy from the store but they were unreliable about carrying orchard grass and it's so much more expensive in the little bag in the store. Since I've moved away from Magic Happens, I bought a 25lb bale of orchard grass which puts me just barely over the $49 for free shipping. I'm keeping it stored in a dark closet near the A/C window unit. I fill up a plastic bin every few days so I don't have to keep opening up the big box & bag to feed the buns. A month later it's still fresh and green and not moldy and I think they've finished about half of it. It's hard to tell since it fluffs up as you pull it out. I guess I could bring a scale over and weigh it.

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