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DIG THIS DEAL: The Summer Kick-Off Sale is Here!

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We’re on the cusp of summertime, which means it’s SALE TIME! For just a few days only, we’re giving Mutt customers 20% savings storewide*!

These sales don’t happen very often, so we recommend stocking up on all things Muttropolis! Whether it be a new bed, a handmade leather collar, a designer dog bowl or a toy to keep your pup (and you) entertained, now is the time to treat yourself! Speaking of treats, all treats are included in this sale as well, including favorites like the Honest Kitchen, Orijen and our locally-made Mutt Munchers!

Check out a few of our newest items and more during the Summer Kick-Off Sale. These savings start Thursday, May 26th and end Monday, Mat 30th. Visit us at our two Southern California locations or online to start saving! Online customers must use coupon code SIZZLE at checkout to receive their 20% discount.

*Excludes food and gift cards. Cannot be combined with other offers.

MUTT’S NEW: Talk to Me!

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Everyone has something to say. Why not make yours known? Complete with shirts, leashes and bowls that say so much, our Talk to Me Collection gives you the opportunity to wear your feelings without having to make one peep!

Let Bowser tell the real truths of being a pup with a hilarious shirt, like “Sleep. Eat. Poop. Repeat,” “Where’s the Food?” and “Sorry Not Sorry.” If you want to keep people guessing, the “One of Us…” leashes are perfect and are a great laugh! Add some more attitude with plush thought bubble toys, like “WTF,” “LOL,” “OMG” and “XOXO.”

It doesn’t hurt to add some humor to your pup’s wardrobe, and the Talk to Me Collection is just that. Visit our Solana Beach and La Jolla stores + online to see the full collection!

MUTT’S UP: Our Buying Club got a Makeover!

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You barked and we listened! Loyalty is important to us ‘dog-people’ and we want to earn our customers’ loyalty with the best perks to be found! So we’ve just made our amazing Buying Club even better. Starting today, members of our Buying Club can earn reward points on EVERY purchase – even food and treats! This means that for every dollar spent at Muttropolis stores or online, members will receive one point. When a member has reached 500 points, they’ll receive a $25 Muttropolis credit. Cool, right?!

On top of earning points, Buying Club members also special deals on treats each month, insider offers, exclusive invitations to pet parties and a 20% off birthday bonus during your pet’s birthday month.

And if that wasn’t enough to get your tail wagging – we’re happy to announce that we’ve lowered all our food prices! This means that you’ll be saving money on foods from your favorite brands like Primal, Acana and Orijen. Woohoo! We couldn’t be more excited to spread savings to our Mutt Pack.

MUTT’S HAPPENING: SCHMOOZER’S FIESTA FIFTEEN!

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Sandie Lampe and Schmoozer

It’s Schmoozer’s fifteenth birthday, and we’re having a FIESTA! Who is Schmoozer, you may ask? Schmoozer is the beloved pet of our friend Sandie Lampe, the award-winning KUSI Pet Patrol reporter and San Diego Home and Garden contributor. This party celebrating Schmoozer will take place on Sunday, May 22nd from 11am to 1pm and will benefit the FACE Foundation.

The fiesta will be filled with music, food and fun games for all. The event is free, but Schmoozer is asking those attending to consider donating $2 or more to the FACE foundation and a portion of sales during the party will also be donated to the FACE Foundatio. The FACE Foundation is a non-profit that provides financial assistance for San Diego animal owners who are unable to afford the cost of their pets’ emergency veterinary care.

Everyone is invited to celebrate Schmoozer with at Muttropolis Solana Beach, with the first 50 attendees receiving a special Muttropolis Wag Bag! We hope to see you all there and help us celebrate this big birthday!

MUTT LOVE: 5 Ways to Spend Mother’s Day with your Dog

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Moms are the best, right? We appreciate ALL moms – including dog moms! We’ve come up with a few different ways to spend Mother’s Day with your favorite fur child.

Go to the beach. What’s better than the sound of waves and beautiful weather? Being at the beach with your pup! Spend this Mother’s Day enjoying the sea breeze with Bowser. If you do go to the beach, make sure that it’s a dog-appropriate beach! If you end up going to the dog beach, make sure you have proper etiquette!

 Go out for a nice lunch. There are tons of delicious restaurants that are pet friendly, with some even offering food for your furry BFF! Enjoy a nice mimosa with your dog by your side, you deserve it mom!

Go for a hike. Get your fitness on AND see beautiful sights! San Diego is filled with trails with breathtaking views. Most trails are dog-friendly, too!

Lay around and snuggle. Just because it’s Mother’s Day doesn’t mean you have to go out to celebrate! Snuggle with your ultimate snuggle buddy and watch a movie!

Go to Muttropolis. There’s a 20% off storewide Mother’s Day Sale going on now – why wouldn’t you want to visit!?

We hope all you dog moms out there have a happy and relaxing Mother’s Day! Thank you for all that you do!

MUTT’S HAPPENING: May Store Events!

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It’s getting to be the time of the year where we have many store events, and we couldn’t be more excited! You all are invited to visit our Solana Beach and La Jolla stores to enjoy these fun events. Peep all of them below!

Solana Beach:

Family Dog 1 Class with Canines Content | May 14, 2014 from 10:15 to 11:15am

Learn how to train your dog to be a well-behaved member of your pack with effective, dog-friendly methods. This is the perfect class for beginners or dog parents who wish to brush up their training skills. Family Dog 1 includes instruction on understanding how your dog learns, leadership, good manners, and basic commands like Sit, Come, Leave It and Stay. Human family members age 8 and up are encouraged to attend.

Who: Dogs at least 12 weeks of age and up
When: Saturdays. May 14 & 21, 10:15 to 11:15 am, and May 28 & June 4, 9:00 to 10:00 am. Weekly for 4 weeks.
Cost: $125

To sign up, call Mary Beth Knowles at 760.635.9247.

Frenchie Meetup | May 15, 2016 from 10am to 12pm

Calling all Frenchies! We’re having a party just for YOU! Enjoy light refreshments, goodie bags, playtime with other Frenchies and more!

Schmoozer’s Fiesta Fifteen to benefit FACE Foundation  | May 22, 2016 from 11am to 1pm

It’s Schmoozer’s 15th birthday, and we’re having a FIESTA! Schmoozer is the beloved pet of our friend Sandie Lampe, the award-winning KUSI Pet Patrol reporter and San Diego Home and Garden contributor. There will be music, food and fun games for all. The event is free, but Schmoozer is asking those attending to consider donating $2 or more to the FACE foundation and a portion of sales during the party will also be donated to the FACE Foundation as well.

Small Breed Party | May 28, 2016 from 12 to 2pm

Small breeds, we’re celebrating you! Enjoy light refreshments, goodie bags, playtime with other pups and more! All small breeds are welcome.

La Jolla:

Fur Moms Yappy Hour at Café La Rue | May 11, 2016 from 5:30 to 7pm

Yappy Hour is the best hour! We’ve partnered with Café La Rue and Rancho Coastal Humane Society to celebrate pups and their moms at this Yappy Hour. Enjoy drink specials, goodie bags and a chance to win prizes!

Poodle Party | May 14, 2016 from 12 to 2pm

Paging all Poodles – we’re celebrating YOU! Enjoy playtime, paw print art and goodies! It’s sure to be fun!

Chihuahua Party | May 21, 2016 from 12 to 2pm

Calling all Chihuahuas – we’re celebrating YOU! Visit us for an afternoon of playtime and paw print art! It’s sure to be a great time!

Kitten Adoption with San Diego Humane Society + Feminist Felines Book Signing | May 28, 2016 from 1 to 4pm

The San Diego Humane Society will have adorable kittens available for adoption at Muttropolis La Jolla. Local book author Tasha Bock will also be signing copies of her book Feminist Felines, a must-have book for equal-rights advocates, cat lovers, pun aficionados, the young and the old. Mischief and Tinker are the kitty protagonists of the book, which teaches the meaning and importance of feminism through the hijinks of two determined cats.

We hope to see you all at our events! :)

MUTT’S UP: It’s National Pet Week!

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It’s the first week of May, which means it’s National Pet Week! National Pet Week was created by the American Veterinary Medical Association in 1981 to put a spotlight on the furry friends that make our lives so much better. At Muttropolis, we believe every week is pet week! :)

In honor of this special week, we are hosting a fun photo contest. Starting Monday, May 2nd through Friday, May 6th at noon PST, Muttropolis fans will be encouraged to upload pictures of their pets on Facebook and Instagram for a chance to win a Muttropolis gift card! To ensure that we see every entry, fans must post their pictures on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/MuttropolisFans) or on Instragram tagging us (@muttropolis) or hashtagging #muttropolis. The winner of the photo contest will be announced on our Facebook page following the contest.

We look forward to seeing all your pets! :)

MAY TREAT OF THE MONTH: Save 20% on Earth Animal Treats!

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We’re really excited about this month’s Treat of the Month. Why? Because these treats made by Earth Animal are yummy and made in the USA! We want to share the Earth Animal goodness with all of you, which is why we are offering 20% savings on all Earth Animal treats all May long!

rIMG_0090What’s the deal with Earth Animal? Not only are they delicious, but Earth Animal treats are made in the USA and contain meat and fish free of added hormones, steroids, chemicals, bleaches or additives. All food is treated in a USDA inspected human food facility in Pennsylvania. Earth Animal has treats for whatever your pup is craving. Their No-Hide chews (which are healthier and safer alternative to rawhide) come in chicken, salmon and beef flavors and are long lasting for those aggressive chewers. For the chicken lover, Earth Animal’s All Natural Chicken Strips are ideal – they’re big strips of chicken! For those that want some fruit and veggies, the Wholesome Turkey Wraps are your best bet. These yummy crunchy treats are made with organic free-rangerIMG_9865 turkey wrapped around sweet potatoes, blueberries and kale.

Keep your pup’s tail wagging with yummy USA-made Earth Animal treats! Our Treat of the Month promotion on Earth Animal treats is only valid from May 1st thru May 31st, so stock up now! Online customers can redeem this 20% offer online by using the code EARTH at checkout or stop by our Solana Beach and La Jolla locations to save!

Surf’s Up: Dog Beach Etiquette

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Living in sunny San Diego with a pup has its perks – not only are many San Diego restaurants dog friendly, but dogs are allowed to enjoy the surf and sun on the beach! Check your local spot for regulations on dogs. Some beaches allow dogs off-leash during certain times of the year, some only allow on-leash and some don’t allow dogs at all.  It’s a great advantage for families with dogs, but pet parents must also remember the do’s and don’ts of dog etiquette. When bringing your dog to the beach, remember these important tips:

    1. Do bring a leash. Keep them safe when walking to and from the beach. Once you arrive, if the beach you are attending is an off-leash spot, then release your pup’s leash and harness to give them the ultimate, enjoyable experience.
    2. Don’t bring your dog if they don’t have all their shots. This is a no brainer!
    3. Do be aware of heavy surf. Even if your dog is a good swimmer, they may not be able to manage through some big waves. Keep them out of the water or only up to their paws if the surf is big. A float coat is ideal for riding the big waves. Be sure to always supervise your dog while swimming.
    4. Don’t let your dog drink ocean water. The salt water in the ocean will make them sick and cause vomiting or diarrhea. We NAP-GULPYrecommend you bring fresh, clean water with you to the beach. Gulpy water dispensers have an attached cup that makes it easy for dogs to slurp water.
    5. Do walk your dog before going to the beach. It’s easy for dogs to get excited at the beach with all the sights and
      smells, but with a little exercise beforehand, they’ll be nice and calm. Taking them out beforehand can also encourage them to go to the bathroom before heading to the beach. If you plan to take your dog to the beach after work or don’t have time for the walk, consider this dog walking service from our friends at rover.com.
    6. Don’t let Bowser walk on hot sand. If the beach sand is hot on your feet, then it’s definitely going to be hot on your summit trexpup’s paws. If it is too hot, we recommend covering their paws in shoes, like the paw-protective Summit Trex Boots.
    7. Do bring poop clean up bags. This is important! Not only is it disrespectful to not pick up after your own dog, but it’s just plain gross.
    8. Don’t let your dog visit others without permission. Some people may be scared of dogs or have a dog that does not do well with others. Ask before you let your pup visit.
    9. Do bring a toy. Floating toys like the Hydro Disc are great to take to the beach – it’ll keep you and your pup entertained!Chewey_DogTag_04_Resized
    10. Don’t bring a dog that won’t listen. If your dog isn’t properly trained to be out and about in public, then it’s best to keep them at home.
    11. Do have fun!

The same rules apply when bringing your dog to a restaurant or dog park.

MUTT’S UP: Do the Bunny Hop!

Decorate the eggs and get the baskets ready – Easter is almost here! We couldn’t be more excited about Easter – we love Easter because that’s when we have the cutest apparel and accessories! Our Hip Hop Shop is filled with all you’ll need to spoil your pup this spring, from colorful clothing to entertaining toys!

regWhen we think of Easter, one of the first thoughts is pastel colors. Dress your pup up in their Easter Sunday Best with our fun, pastel filled apparel, included gingham dresses and plaid bowties! For those pups that prefer loungewear, our fleece bunny pajamas are a sure bet – pull up the hood to turn your dog into the Easter bunny for extra fun!rIMG_9957

Don’t forget to make bowser’s Easter basket before it’s too late! From talking chicks to crinkling bunnies to tough toys, we have everything you need to give your pup the ultimate Easter basket.
rIMG_0413Easter Sunday shouldn’t be the only day you celebrate Easter – visit our Solana Beach + La Jolla stores the day before Easter, 3/26, from 12-2PM for a special Easter Egg-Stravaganza! Come dressed in your Easter Best for a chance to win a prize! Patrons in Solana Beach will enjoy an Easter Parade, while La Jolla friends will enjoy Easter-themed paw print art and games. It’s sure to be a fun time!