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MUTT’S UP: Save 20% during our Labor Day Sale!

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Stop everything you’re doing – we have an announcement. For a few days only, we are giving you 20% savings storewide*!

We’re excited about this sale not only because we love to give our Mutt friends savings on our vast assortment of new merchandise and also our favorites, but this sale also includes TREATS! As you may know, we are serious about our treats and always want to keep our pups’ tails wagging. We have brought in a variety of our favorite treats from brands like Zuke’s, Stella and Chewy’s, Bixbi, Plato and (of course) our very own brand of treats, San Diego-made Mutt Munchers.

This dynamite sale runs from Thursday, September 3rd through Monday, September 7th at midnight PST, so act now! Customers can stop by any of our three Southern California stores or visit Muttropolis.com to shop the sale. Online customers can redeem this special 20% offer by using the code LABOR20 during checkout.

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

Dig This Deal: Save 20% on Primal Freeze Dried Food & Treats

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We at Muttropolis are as dedicated to keeping our pets happy and healthy as we keep ourselves happy and healthy. In honor of this, we’re giving all of our Muttropians a special Treat of the Month in September: save 20% on Primal freeze dried food and all Primal treats all month long!

 

Primal Pet Foods, located in San Francisco, CA, uses only human-grade ingredients and USDA meats, poultry and game raised in the US or New Zealand without any antibiotics and or added hormones. The freeze-dried food for dogs and cats offers you the ease and benefits of a well-balanced, safe and wholesome raw food diet without the need to chop, measure or mix ingredients! Certified organic produce, minerals, and unrefined vitamins are added in each formula to provide a complete balanced diet. The ingredients are carefully chosen to provide optimum levels of amino acids (protein), essential fatty acids, active enzymes and natural-source calcium to support your pet’s health. For the pups, we carry Chicken, Duck, Beef, Turkey and Lamb flavors, and for the cats we carry Beef & Salmon and Chicken & Salmon.

 

Not only does Primal have freeze-dried food, but they also have yummy protein-packed treats! These treats are gluten, grain and preservative free and are produced using low temperature, slow-cooking techniques like freeze-drying and slow roasting to lock in nutrition. Treats include Dry Roasted Chicken Shredders, Dry Roasted Buffalo Liver Snaps, Dry Roasted Venison Lung Snaps, Freeze Dried Turkey Liver Munchies, Jerky Chicken Chips and Jerky Chicken Nibs.

 

This special Treat of the Month deal runs from September 1st through September 30th, so act fast and visit us online or in stores to enjoy these savings! Online customers can redeem this special 20% offer at Muttropolis.com by using the code PRIMAL20 during checkout.

MUTT’S UP: BACK TO SCHOOL BLUES

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Empty Nest Syndrome for dogs? It’s true! While the kids and parents are excited about heading back to school, the four-legged family members may not share the same joy.

They’ve had a summer of fun with their human brothers and sisters, and now they have to leave – wouldn’t you be sad too? Professor Nicholas Dodman from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine told the Today Show that at least one in six dogs and numerous cats will show symptoms of separation anxiety after the kids go back to school. What are these symptoms, you might ask? They’re easy to spot once you realize what they are: chewing furniture, ripping the stuffing out of pillows, going to the bathroom in the house, obsessive barking/whining and shredding paper are just a few, according to Banfield Pet Hospital. How do you reduce this stress? We have a few ideas:

  1. Avoid emotional departures and greetings. Teach your kids to avoid over stimulating your pup at these times.
  2. Plan to exercise Bowser before you leave and always make a calm exit.

atlantisKeeping your pet comfortable or preoccupied is a great way to beat Bowser Boredom. Consider a few of these tools to help you and your pet:

  1. Crate/Crate Cover/Crate Mattress: A crate is the safest place for your pup to be when you’re out. Adding a mattress keeps them more comfortable and a crate cover simulates the feeling of a den which makes it a calm and peaceful setting.rIMG_4560
  2. Bed: If they’re not crate-trained, a bed is a great option. Beds with bolsters that surround your dog give a feeling
    of security. Choose a pillow bed if your dog likes to sprawl out.
  3. rphoto-3Gate: Letting your pup have free roam of the house can be dangerous if curiosity gets the best of them and they get into something that can be harmful. Choose a dog-proof room in the house that gives them enough space to move around and can fit a water bowl and bed.
  4. Interactive toys: Although no toy is completely indestructible, a sturdy toy or an interactive treat-releasing toy will give notrIMG_5538 (1) only stimulate your pup’s brain, but will keep them preoccupied! You know your dog best, we don’t recommend leaving toys with puppies or dogs that are tough chewers.
  5. BabyBark2Bark Collar: Our Citronella or Air spray bark collars are a safe and humane way to correct your dog when barking. The spray is released once the dog barks to interrupt the behavior.
  6. Thundershirt: If your pup gets excited or scared when you are in the process of leaving, try the Thundershirt. thundershirtOriginally invented for dogs that are scared of loud noises, the Thundershirt can be used anytime a dog is feeling anxious.  The burrito-like constant pressure that the shirt gives your pup gives them a feeling of security and calms them down.
  7. rIMG_0888Pet Calm Drops:  This all-natural remedy settle nerves and reduce anxiety prior to any stress-enhancing event. Add a few drops to their water each morning.

Take these steps to prevent your pup from separation anxiety and back to school time will be a breeze for you and your pup!

MUTT’S NEW: CAMO CANINE STYLE IS “FETCH”

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If you’ve been reading up on fashion magazines lately like we have, then you already know that camouflage is all the rage right now. Pet fashion is no rIMG_7246exception! We are loving the different camo items we’ve seen, from apparel to toys to bedding. After searching high and low for the cutest and most stylish camouflage, we have curated our Canine Camo Collection.

Into glamping? If so, then the girly camo may be perfect for your furry fashionista. Our favorites include a camo dress with pink accents and rhinestones, a camo hoody with rhinestones and a fabulous pink and green camo collar and leash! Every glamping galrIMG_7274 can’t forget her beauty necessities, including a perfume toy and Alexander Muttqueen shoe!

For the camping pup, we’ve got the essentials: a camo tank, camo collar and leash, “Bark Daniels Whiskery” toy and a camo bone toy. Another camo bit we love? The “Proud Military Mutt” tank makes our tails seriously wag!

Whether or not it’s hot at the moment, we love camo. To check out more of our Camo Canine Collection, visit us online or at our three Southern California stores!

MUTT’S HAPPENING: Clear the Shelters Day

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Have you heard that this Saturday, August 15th, is Clear the Shelters Day in San Diego? If you adopt a pet on Saturday from a participating shelter, they will waive the adoption fee! We at Muttropolis are passionate about adopting and know that there are so many animals in shelters that need a loving, caring home. If you are thinking about adding to your family, we hope you consider visiting a shelter on Saturday, because you know you won’t go home alone! :)

Participating shelters include the San Diego Humane Society, Rancho Coastal Humane Society, Chihuahua Rescue of San Diego, Camp Pendleton Animal Shelter and more. To learn more about Clear the Shelters Day, visit NBC 7 online. All shelter pets deserve to be in a loving home!

August Treat of the Month: 20% off Plato Treats All Month Long!

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Plato lovers, rejoice! All August long, celebrate our Treat of the Month by saving 20% on all Plato treats. This includes Plato Duck and Chicken Strips, Farmer’s Market treats, Turkey and Pumpkin EOS Treats, Thinkers Sticks and Small Bites. All Plato treats are made in the USA with natural ingredients and have no artificial colors, flavors, synthetic preservatives, GMO’s, meat by-products or meals.

Plato treats will satisfy any pup’s pallet. For the pup that enjoys a nice bite, we recommend the Chicken and Duck Strips. Made of over 90% chicken and duck, these treats are packed with vitamins and antioxidants and are naturally preserved. With a nice crunch, your pup will be wagging their tail all day long for a taste of these strips!

If Bowser is on a grain-free diet, have no fear: Plato offers a grain-free (and gluten-free!) option in their EOS Treats. These turkey and pumpkin flavored treats are made with single-sourced novel protein, making it the ideal treat for a dog with skin issues, allergies and food sensitivities.

For the dog that needs some veggies, the Farmer’s Market Treats are ideal. These treats are made with either chicken or salmon and premium US grown vegetables like peas, carrots, spinach, beets and more. Packed with veggies but still with a yummy flavor, your pup won’t even realize they’re eating such healthy treats!

Got a thinker? If so, then Thinkers Sticks are the ideal treat! Made with meat (chicken or duck) or salmon, these sticks are a natural source of iron and have gingko baloba to help nourish brain function. Whether you break these up or give them to your pup whole, they’ll love it!

Need some training treats? Small Bites are super-soft and are small, making them ideal for training. Made with over 75% duck and chicken, bites are also made with yummy berries and contain zinc and iron.

Our Treat of the Month promotion on Plato Treats runs from August 1st to August 31st, so act fast and visit us online or in stores to enjoy these sizzling savings! Online customers can redeem this special 20% offer by using the code PLATO during checkout!

MUTTROPOLIS DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: Molly Mutt

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Beginning with our first store over 10 years ago, our goal has been to find the most unique and stylish pet products out there. We enjoy high quality and high design for ourselves, so why can’t our pets?! A few years ago, we discovered Molly Mutt, an eco-friendly and anything but ordinary dog bedding company.

amsterdamLocated in Northern California, Molly Mutt uses fun, eccentric fabrics to create dog bed duvet covers, dog crate covers + more. Molly’s duvet covers are the perfect way to recycle an old dog bed or make your own. How do you make your own? It’s easy – stuff the sack with old blankets, pillows, towels, anything you have lying around, zip it up and throw a cover on! Not only is this eco-friendly, but because she has so many different covers to choose from, you can switch it up whenever you want! Whether it be an outdoor cover for sleeping outside in the cooler months or a fashionable cover to spice up your living room décor, Molly has it. Another added bonus? These covers are machine washable, making cleaning a breeze!18985-DEFAULT-l

As if a duvet cover wasn’t enough, Molly also has coordinating crate covers for those pups that are still in crates. Crate covers are perfect if you want to give your pup some privacy, as they roll down, or if you want to add a touch of style to a basic wire crate.

We love Molly Mutt and can’t wait to see what they have for us in the future! To check out all of Molly Mutt’s fun items, check out our website.
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MUTT’S NEW: We’re Going Camping!

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I don’t know about you, but when I think of summer, one of the first things that pops in my head is camping. Sleeping in a tent, making yummy s’mores, what’s there not to love?! In honor of this popular summer activity, we have curated a collection dedicated to camping. If any of these items remind you of Wes Anderson’s 2012 movie Moonrise Kingdom, then you know where we got the inspiration from!

rIMG_6974The “Pup Scout” shirt, dress and beret take us back to our old Girl and Boy Scout days! Your friends will be thinking your pup is selling Girl Scout cookies or learning how to make a fire with these goods. The “I Love Camping” hoodie is perfect for those cool camping nights, too!

While the humans light up the BBQ and snack on yummy food, let your pup enjoy the fun, too! With eco-friendly breakfast toysrIMG_6777 like pancakes, bacon and eggs made of 100% leather and realistic-smelling pork ribs and chicken legs toys, you won’t have to feel like you’re leaving your dog out of the yummy goodness.

When you’re out camping, you’re sleeping in a sleeping bag, but what about your pup? Check out the ultimate portable dog bed from Ruffwear – this thing is not only comfortable and warm, but can be rolled up when it’s not used, making it the easiest thing you’ll have to pack. Another bonus? It’s machine washable, making it another easy thing the clean when you get home!

Our Camping Collection will make you wish that it could be camping season all year long! To peep the rest of the collection, visit our website or any of our three Southern California stores. Now, get to packing!!

MUTT’S UP: 5 Ways to Keep Your Dog Cool

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We LOVE summer. But, news flash: it’s hot. Humans are able to keep in tune with our bodies and know when we need to be cool, but how can you tell when your dog is hot? Signs of heatstroke in dogs can include excessive panting, bright red tongue, thick, sticky saliva and dizziness, to name a few. How can heatstroke be prevented? Keep them cool! We’ve come up with a list of five things that are sure to keep your dog cool during the warm months.
KoolCollar1. The Kool Collar. Add some ice and clip around your dog’s neck. It’ll cool down your pup’s whole body!
2. Make sleeping a breeze with a Pressure Activated Cool Pet Pad. If they made this in a human size, we’d want one. This pad isPressure Pad pressure activated and will keep your pup cool for 3-4 hours. The “coolest” part? It re-charges itself automatically when it’s not being used – no refrigeration, water or electricity needed!
popsicle3. Freeze a toy! Toys like the Chilly Bone and the Freezable Popsicle are made to freeze. All you have to do is soak the toy and pop it in the freezer. Not only will these toys cool your pup down, but they promote teeth and gum health!
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4. A cooling vest is always a good idea. The iCool vest is made of water-cooling material and doesn’t need any refrigeration. Let the vest soak, wring out the excess water and voila! Your pup will be cool in no time!
5. Let them take a swim! A good ol’ swim will definitely help your pup cool down! The Ruffwear K9 Float Coat is the dog version of a life jacket – need we say more?
Summer can be fun if you keep your and your pup safe at all times. To check out more ways to keep  your dog cool, peep our Summer Essentials Collection. Enjoy!
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The Ruffwear K9 Float Coat in Action!

SCORE BIG THIS WEEKEND: Save 20% on Collars and Leashes!

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With the 4th of July comes some serious savings! For this weekend only, save 20% on ALL collars and leashes! Now is the time to get that collar and leash set that you’ve had your eyes on!

This sale could not come at a better time, as we have so many new collars to choose from. Our buying team has pulled out all the stops to bring you the most stylish and unique collars. From basic nylon to handmade leather to bling to waterproof, we have any collar you could possibly think of for your pup and more. A few of our favorites include the Hemp Star Collar, White Cabs and Silver Studs on Green Leather Collar, Red Southwest Collar and more.

When it comes to leashes, the world is your oyster. If you’re into matching your collar and leash exactly, you can do that! If you’re more into a simple, basic leash, then you can go with the Solid Color Nylon Leash, All Leather Leash or you can create your own custom leash!

You don’t want to miss out on this deal on collars and leashes! To save, stop by any of our three Southern California stores or use code SUN20 online at checkout. Remember, this deal is only from July 3rd through July 5th!