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Giving Tuesday / Dustin + Nigel's Story

Giving Tuesday / Dustin + Nigel's Story

 US Army veteran, Dustin's life changed when he met Nigel the rescue dog, turned service pup. After serving 12 years in our nations military, Dustin was diagnosed with PTSD and found solace in the Shelter to Soldier Program- A program that rescues dogs from shelters, trains them to be service dogs, and then awards them to deserving veterans suffering from psychological traumas.     We got the opportunity to speak with Dustin about his personal journey, military career, and life saving path through the Shelter to Soldier program with service dog, Nigel. We hope that their story inspires you to share...

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Jax & Moonie partnership with Shelter To Soldier Non-Profit Organization

Jax & Moonie partnership with Shelter To Soldier Non-Profit Organization

This Veteran's Day, we honor and salute all of the brave men and women who have served as members of our military. As a veteran-founded brand, we want to make a difference for other military veterans if we can. We understand the difficulties that veterans often face- That is why we have partnered with San Diego based Non-Profit, Shelter To Soldier to raise funds and awareness for their cause through our handcrafted products. Shelter To Soldier works to bring post-9/11 combat veterans together with trained, rescue dogs to help both recover and move forward. We have created a Limited Edition Matte Black Rescue Collar...

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Behind the Scenes: Fall Photoshoot with Caitlin & Her Pups

Behind the Scenes: Fall Photoshoot with Caitlin & Her Pups

Join us for a behind the scenes look at the active lifestyle of our good friend Caitlin, and her bold companions, Riley, Rosie and Ripple.  Their recent “Fall Collection Photoshoot” in the mountains of Colorado, featuring our new Jax & Moonie Hand-Dyed collars, turned out killer. Thinking of becoming a J&M Ambassador? Follow Cait on Instagram @Caitandhercanines and check out her outdoor photography tips right here:     How many dogs do you have and what are their names? "I have three dogs named Riley, Rosie, and Ripple."   Where in the US do you live? "We live in Colorful...

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Earth Day #ReshapingPackaging

Earth Day #ReshapingPackaging

Happy Earth Day! Since the creation of the Jax & Moonie dog collar brand in 2020, we have dedicated our efforts into making a sustainable, eco-friendly product. Subsequently, we are stoked to announce J&M is joining prAna’s Responsible Packaging Movement; committed to eliminating single-use plastic and virgin forest fiber from our packaging, minimizing supply chain packaging, and utilizing bio-friendly materials whenever possible.  With a nod to our beautiful planet Earth– home to all of our incredible animal friends as well-  here are some of the ways Jax & Moonie has committed to leaving only a dog’s footprint behind on our...

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Top 3 Benefits of a Fi GPS Collar

Top 3 Benefits of a Fi GPS Collar

Does your dog need a cellphone?  It’s a big world out there – but your pup doesn’t know that. Teaching a canine to call in his whereabouts is just too iffy; that’s why Jax & Moonie has teamed up with Fi GPS to launch our signature J&M x Fi GPS collar! This exclusive “one-of-a-kind” dog collar not only looks great and allows you to add our Been There™ travel tags, it also has a custom compartment for the Fi GPS device that will accurately track your pet’s exact location. Why does your pup need a Fi GPS dog collar? Here are 3 important reasons...

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Top 10 Things to Bring When Picking Up Your New Puppy- Road Trip Edition

Top 10 Things to Bring When Picking Up Your New Puppy- Road Trip Edition

It’s always best to be prepared as a new puppy parent - it makes the ride a lot easier and more pleasant! With multiple interviews with friends who have gone through the adventure into new puppy parenthood this past year, I hope that this short guide can help you prepare for that moment you’ve been most excited for; Your new puppy!
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