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MUTT’S HAPPENING: Take Your Dog to Work Day!

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Did you know that Take Your Dog to Work Day is this Friday, June 24th? Although it’s hard for us to believe that people can’t take their dogs to work every day (we’re lucky enough to be able to!), we’re excited that others will be able to experience having a dog in the workplace. Here’s a list of reasons why dogs are so great to have in the office:

  1. They’re therapeutic. There are therapy dogs for a reason! Dogs bring comfort, especially when one is feeling stressed. All you have to do is give some love to a dog to make your day better than it was!
  2. They’re entertaining. Glance over at a dog and they’re guaranteed to make you laugh or smile. It’s worth taking your eyes off of your computer for a minute!
  3. They give you a reason to go outside. Dogs have to go for a walk and go to the bathroom, which is a great way for you to get out of your office and enjoy some fresh air. It’s relaxing!
  4. They’re out of the house. How much guilt do you feel when you have to leave your dog for work? We do when we don’t bring them to the office. Bringing them to work not only relieves your stress, but relieves theirs from being at home anxiously waiting for you to get back!
  5. They get to explore new surroundings. When dogs go to a new place, they’re excited because of all the new smells! They sometimes can get a little frightened at the beginning, so make sure to keep them comfortable. We recommend bringing a mat or a favorite toy of theirs that smells like home.

We encourage everyone to bring their dog to work this Friday. If you do, make sure to share your pictures with us on Facebook or tag us on Instagram (@muttropolis)!

MUTT’S NEW: Patriotic Pup

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The 4th of July is right around the corner – are you ready? It’s time to celebrate the American way – hot dogs, beer, and your patriotic pooch! Our newly curated 4th of July Collection is complete with All-American favorites that will be sure to make any dog’s tail wag!

What’s more American than a good ‘ol BBQ? Let Bowser join in on the fun with a larger than life sized hot dog Toy, a Blue Cats Tippin’ Dog Beer Toy (modeled after PBR, of course!) or a yummy-looking hot dog collar and bandana. If you’re more into dressing up your furry BFF, we can help. From neckties to dresses to collars and bandanas, we’ve got the perfect styles for any patriotic pooch!

Although this is a fun holiday, pets may get a little nervous. If you’re unsure on how to keep your pets safe during this holiday, read up on our tips here. Happy 4th of July!

JUST IN: We Barked, You Listened!

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You barked, we listened – we’ve lowered prices on our favorite bedding items, including beds from a few of our favorite brands – Jax and Bones, Bowsers and Animals Matter!

These beds are constructed in the United States and Canada with quality fabrics and provide not only extreme comfort for your pooch, but can bring style to any room! Choose from hundreds of different fabrics and styles, from fun-printed mats to super soft bolstered beds. In addition to being super stylish and comfy, these beds are easy to clean – the covers unzip and can be thrown in the washing machine!

It’s time to let your pup catch the zzz’s in style – check out our fashionable, unique beds at lower prices now and enjoy free shipping on orders over $150!

JUNE TREAT OF THE MONTH: Save 20% off Top Selling Chews!

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We’ve hit the top of June, which means there is a new Treat of the Month! All June long, save 20% on top selling chews, from bullys to antlers to cow ears!

Chews are beneficial for both you and your pup, as they are long lasting and promote dental and gum health – not to mention they are delicious! We’ve got something for every pup’s palette. For the bully lover, we have curly, straight, odor-free, braided, ring and pretzel bullys. For the pup that prefers a longer-lasting chew, we have full and split Elk Antlers from the Colorado Mountains. If Bowser prefers something crunchy, the cow ears and lamb ears with liver drizzle are perfect! We also offer yummy rabbit sausage chews for the rabbit fans!

These top selling chews are 20% off during our Treat of the Month promotion from June 1st thru June 30th. Online customers can redeem this 20% offer online by using the code CHEWMORE at checkout or stop by our Solana Beach and La Jolla locations to save!

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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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! :)