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Our website is Heartbleed Free!

Your personal and private information is of the utmost importance to us.

You may have heard that an Internet bug by the name of Heartbleed was discovered and disclosed through major news outlets a few days ago. Reports have indicated that the bug could affect many popular websites and services.

Rest assured the JasperandZoe.com website is free of the bug!

In response to the Heartbleed bug, we have completed a scan of our Internet site with an industry-standard toolset to verify that our website is free of the Heartbleed vulnerability. In addition, we constantly monitor our environment to ensure the safe use of our website.

As an added measure of safeguard, we would like to offer some suggestions to help you check your personal and private information when you are on the Internet. Your first step should be to check websites you commonly use for their responses to the Heartbleed bug. Follow their instructions for updating your protection. You can check whether your commonly used websites are vulnerable to Heartbleed bug by using this tool: https://lastpass.com/heartbleed/. In addition, it’s always good security practice to establish unique passwords for each website or service and to change these account passwords every ninety days.

Thank you for trusting our website and we appreciate your business.

Sincerely,

Lillian
Founder
www.JasperandZoe.com

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Wanted: Your dog tips and stories!

We are looking for stories and experiences to share with the JasperandZoe.com community on this blog.  If you have something that could help other dog lovers or simply have a funny story or a question, please feel free to post or email us at info@jasperandzoe.com, and we will be happy to post for you for community feedback!  All posts will receive 10% off your next order on JasperandZoe.com!

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JasperandZoe.com Offers Free Shipping and New 365 Day Return Policy

In celebration of JasperandZoe.com’s one year anniversary, the company has permanently changed its shipping and return/exchange policy to enhance customer service. To top things off for a limited time as an anniversary special, get 50% off everything by entering code BDAY50 at checkout.

JasperandZoe.com believes strongly in making the customer experience as positive and easy as possible. So if a customer is not 100% satisfied with a purchase, for whatever reason, she can return it for either a full refund, exchange, store credit, or have a donation made to the ASPCA.org, which is an option that is unique to JasperandZoe.com. The donation to help fight against animal cruelty can be made in the customer’s name in the amount of the items being returned. Time frame for return? 365 days. The company understands that life happens, and you may need more than the two weeks or 30 days that traditional retailers offer for returns and exchanges. All they ask is that the items are returned in the same condition in their original packaging.

The company also appreciates the fact that the economy is challenging, but dog care and service do not need to be compromised in today’s environment, so they are also offering free shipping all orders – regardless of order size. Unlike many other online retailers, there is no fine print or exceptions. What is free at JasperandZoe.com is indeed free.

In addition to the generous new shipping and return policy, customers can feel good about their purchases – 10% of profits goes to support ASPCA to fight against animal cruelty. Happy shopping, and keep your dogs happy and safe!

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Jasper and Zoe Offers Free Shipping for a Limited Time!

To welcome Fall, Jasper and Zoe is offering free shipping on all orders through 9/30.  Visit us for natural, eco-friendly, and luxury dog products that promote healthy and happy living.  Enter FREESHIP09 at checkout to get the free shipping.  Happy shopping!

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Jasper and Zoe launches “Support the Canine Troops” Campaign

In support of our canine troops, 5% of your purchases in September will go towards supporting U.S. military service dogs. Enter code SERVICEDOG at checkout at Jasper and Zoe to support this cause. FREE SHIPPING on orders over $49!

The use of dogs in war, whether as scouts, sentries or trackers, goes back hundreds of years, but since September 11, 2001, the Defense Department has increased the number of military dogs from 1,320 to 2,025, and many have served multiple tours.

Like new recruits, the dogs enter the military through boot camp, where they learn the canine version of soldiering:  basic obedience and how to detect explosives, navigate obstacle courses and sneak up on a house without barking.  They are exposed to the rat-tat-tat of rifles, loud noises and explosions so they can learn to stay cool under fire.  Although they are taught to bite and hold the enemy, they are not trained to kill, officials said.

Please know that by donating to the United States War Dogs Association, Jasper and Zoe is not supporting war or making any kind of political statement.  Instead, we are helping the organization with the cost of shipping dog products and food to our military K-9 friends who are serving side by side with their handlers, in recognition of the challenging and thankless job they do everyday in the service of our country.

If you support the heroism of our military dogs, please enter code SERVICEDOG at checkout, and 5% of your purchase will go to the United States War Dogs Association.  Thank you.

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Jasper and Zoe Launches a Socially Responsible Online Dog Boutique Promoting a Healthy Lifestyle

08.19.2009 – LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – Jasper and Zoe launched today a socially responsible online dog boutique offering eco-friendly, natural, luxury and innovative products that promote a healthy lifestyle for dogs and their parents. At Jasper and Zoe, dog lovers will find the best healthy products as well as a blog with health-promoting information and interesting facts about dogs. Through the blog, the site also allows dog lovers to network, share tips, questions and stories. As a socially conscious company, one of the goals of Jasper and Zoe is to improve the lives of dogs, thus… Read more.

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Jasper and Zoe has a Facebook page!

We are now on Facebook, and we are hosting a virtual launch party in August!  Become our fan, and sign up now for our weekend-long launch event that will be filled with contests, fun, mingling and product giveaways!  See you on Facebook!  http://tinyurl.com/na6jkc

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Pet care is a $25 billion industry

Here’s an interesting video from ABC News on the growing pet care industry.  Our pets are truly members of our families.  They deserve quality care.

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Jasper and Zoe is in the midst of web design.

We are deep in the design process, and it’s amazing how the little details matter in enhancing overall customer experience, i.e. placement of the search bar (and the size of the search bar), a shopping bag versus a shopping cart versus something creative, positioning of the shopping cart/bag (and the design of it), the look of the logo and brand, placement of the navigation bar, colors, font, size, etc. etc.  We have learned that everything matters, and everything on the page must have a strategic purpose, otherwise it shouldn’t be on the page.

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We’ve chosen a company slogan!

Based on a recent market survey, the overwhelming response for a slogan for JasperandZoe.com is “Happy Dogs. Happy Parents.”   This is perfectly aligned with our vision, so thank you.  We will now incorporate it with the rest of the content for site, which we are busily developing.  We are also currently working with a web designer to completely redesign our site.  We are still on track to launch this summer.  So stay tuned!

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