Monthly Archive:: April 2013

Fetchingly Fresh: Nautical & Surf Inspired Collection for Your Dog!

Our new Nautical
collection has arrived at Muttropolis stores and online at Muttropolis.com!
Whether your pup is an avid sailor or simply loves the ocean infused style, this
collection is sure to offer some fun, fashionable additions to their wardrobe,
toy box, or resting place.

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Stripes,
flags and anchors decorate our new nautical apparel offerings. Have a boy dog
that likes to take the helm? Then the 100% cotton Captain Dog Tank is just what he needs! For girl pups, we have the Nautical Sailor Dog Dress or Anchor Dog Dress, both dainty and
adorable. Our very popular Puppia offerings, the Love Boat Dog Tank and Anchor
Dog Harness
are great gender neutral options. Puppia vest harnesses are
often a customer favorite, constructed with velcro closures at the neck and
chest to eliminate pulling and ensure the pup is safely secured and
comfortable.

 
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Care for
something a little more cultural? The Nautical
Flags Dog Collar
and Leash set
and Nautical Dog Collar and Leash set are covered in bright flags
and symbols, perfect for pups that enjoy the open ocean! If anchors are more
your speed, the Anchors Dog Collar and
Leash set features red anchors on
crisp blue and white stripes. All sets are made in the USA with quality ribbon sewn onto
durable nylon webbing, featuring buckle closures and D-rings.

 

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If you have
a beach house, or simply like beach décor, you should take a look at the Nautical Boat Print Indoor-Outdoor Dog Bed
Cover
. It can be used to cover an old bed or stuffed with standard sized
pillows, blankets or clothes to create a brand new bed. Having the versatility to move
this bed from indoors to outdoors is a great feature, especially during the summer when pups love
to bask in the sun! We’ve also included quite a few futons in this collection since they are lightweight and portable, can be used in crates, rolled up
for travel, or used as a great alternative to a bulky, heavy bed. The Anchors Print Dog Futon and Coral Starfish Dog Futon are two of our
favorites for ocean lovers. 

 
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Last but
not least, our nautical toy collection is full of fun canine crowd pleasers.
The Lobster Extra Tough Dog Toy is
built to last, made with multiple layers of flexible materials and two rows of
double stitching. Have less of a rough-houser? The Rope Starfish Dog Toy is beautifully crafted and built to withstand
throwing, slinging and gnawing, while also aiding in keeping your pups teeth
and gums clean. Toys are a great gift, whether for your own four-legged family
member or a friend’s. Every pup deserves something new for summertime!

Pop
into one of our southern California stores
locations
or visit us a Muttropolis.com to see what other new
Nautical styles have arrived!

Our Eco-Friendly Collection for Dogs and Cats

Puppy on a globeHappy Earth Day everyone! With an ever increasing abundance of eco-friendly products
and services across industries, it is no surprise that planet friendly pet products
and practices are also on the rise. We here at Muttropolis are very proud to offer a wide, and always expanding,
assortment of eco-friendly pet products.
It is our hope to help reduce carbon pawprints by providing pets with organic dog toys, collars and leashes, biodegradable poop bags and
eco-friendly pet beds, just to name a few!

In honor of Earth Day, and in an effort to educate pet
parents and promote the reduction of carbon pawprints, we’ve put together this
short list of eco-friendly suggestions:

1)      
Get rid of pet junk food. Since nutrition is essential for optimum pet health, it is
important to look for natural and organic pet foods, free of artificial and
genetically engineered ingredients and additives. Look for meat sources that
are raised in sustainable, humane conditions. Many pet food brands include
reconstituted animal by-products, essentially low-grade wastes that humans
wouldn’t touch, let alone eat. At Muttropolis, we carry a large variety of
safe, All Natural Dog Food (including Dehydrated varieties), All Natural Dog Treats, Natural Dog Supplements, and a small assortment
of All Natural Cat Food and Treats as
well.

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Pick up poop the biodegradable way. Use
biodegradable bags to pick up your pet’s poop so that it doesn’t live in a
plastic bag at the bottom of a landfill, lasting for hundreds of years to come.
We carry eco-friendly poop pick-up bags, some more eco-friendly than others, with White Compostable Pick-up Bags at the
top of the environmentally friendly list. They are made from 100% renewable
resources, protecting the environment by degrading in as little as 40 days.

3)      
Spoil your pet with sustainable products. Saving the planet can be fun for
your pets too! Choose products that are made from recycled materials or
sustainable fibers. Hemp is a great choice, as it is one of the most abundantly
occurring crops in nature and makes super-strong fabric. Check out our Hemp Star Dog Collar and Leash set that was seen on the CBS
Early Show, or the popular Eco Nap
Recycled Fleece Dog Mat
, made from 85% recycled plastic soda bottles! Our sustainable
product assortment doesn’t stop there, with many more toys and beds that are
made from recyclable fibers, or made to be recycled.

4)      
Choose natural pet care and cleaning products. We carry quite a few grooming products
that are all natural and free of harsh chemicals, such as Richard’s Organics Deodorant Dog Shampoo and Petkin’s Eco Bamboo Pet Wipes and Eye Wipes, all gentle on your pet and the planet. Steer clear of
those brands that produce chemical laced grooming products.

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5)      
Make sure your pet always wears a tag. Losing a pet can be trying both emotionally and environmentally.
Printing posters and driving around town in search of your missing four-legged
friend has an environmental impact that could be avoided if you were alerted
quickly that they were found. Whether you choose an electronic ID chip or a
hang tag, the important thing is that your contact information is easily
accessible. Our large Engravable Pet Tag
includes Chrome Pet Tags in a
variety of shapes, Stainless Steel Pet Tags with different image and color
options, as well as Decorate Metal Pet Tags. There is a style and size suitable for every
pet!

Now
is as good a time as ever to start reducing your pet’s carbon pawprints! Please
visit Muttropolis.com or one of our
three Southern California store locations to shop our eco-friendly
assortment
and learn more about planet friendly pet practices.

Join Us & the ASPCA in Preventing Cruelty to Animals

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In honor of the ASPCA’s Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month,
we have been hosting extra adoptions in all three of our Muttropolis
stores. For those who don’t know, the ASPCA
is the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the first
humane society to be established in North America. Each year during the month
of April, they reintroduce an awareness campaign, urging supporters to “Go Orange for Animals.” Orange was chosen for the
campaign because it is a very vibrant, energetic color, used to motivate
supporters to join the campaign to improve the lives of animals across the
country. A wide variety of involvement
options are posted on the ASPCA website.

Dog adoptionWe know that awareness is
key to the success of this campaign, so please join us in educating current and
potential supporters about the abundance of physical, behavioral and environmental
signs of animal cruelty. Some common
signs and symptoms of animal cruelty include tick or flea infestations, wounds
on the body, patches of missing hair, extremely thin and starving animals,
limping, physical abuse, pets who are repeatedly left alone without food or
water, animals who are kept in extreme weather conditions, and animals who
cower in fear or act aggressively when approached. 

In an effort to make it
easier to get involved, the ASPCA has compiled the following top 10 ways that
you can crack down on animal cruelty:

1)       Know who to call to report animal
cruelty.

2)       Get to know and look for the animals
in your neighborhood.

3)       Make the call.

4)       Provide as much information as
possible when reporting animal cruelty.

5)       Contact your local law enforcement
department and let them know that investigating animal cruelty should be a
priority.

6)       Fight for the passage of strong
anti-cruelty laws on federal, state and local levels by joining the ASPCA
Advocacy Brigade.

7)       Set a good example for others. If
you have pets, be sure to always show them the love and good care they deserve.

8)       Talk to your kids about how to treat
animals with kindness and respect.

9)       Support your local shelter or animal
rescue organization.

10)   Start a Neighborhood Watch Program.

To show our dedication and
support for this cause, we’ve hosted 1 to 2 pet adoption events every weekend in
April and will continue to do so through the end of the month. Listed below are the next three adoptions events, one in each
store.

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Foundation for
the Care of Indigent Animals
– Saturday, April 20th from 10:30am-2pm in Solana Beach

Recycled Pets
SoCal Adoption

– Saturday, April 20th from 12pm-3pm in Newport Beach

SNAP (Spay Neuter
Action Project) Adoption
– Saturday, April 27th from 11am-2pm in La Jolla

For further details, please visit the Events
page
on Muttropolis.com, or find us on Facebook.

Limited Time Only: Receive A Free Pet Tag with Collar Purchase

In an
effort to increase pet safety, we’re happy to offer a free engravable pet tag with any collar purchase starting today,
April 16th and running through April 24th. Select Circle and Bone Chrome Tags apply,
available in small and large sizes. This promotion is running company wide, so customers can
purchase a dog collar or cat collar in any one of our Southern California
Muttropolis stores
or online at Muttropolis.com
to receive their pet’s free tag.

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We feel that
pet tags are just as essential as collars, as they are the best way to keep
your pet safe in the unfortunate event that they ever get lost. While we carry
a wide variety of pet tags, only four select styles are included in this
promotion. Customers can choose from the Small
Chrome Bone Tag
, Large Chrome Bone Tag
, Small Chrome Circle Tag or Large
Chrome Circle Tag
, an option for every size dog or cat. Depending on the
tag chosen, customers can input two to five lines for engraving. See the
product description for each tag for further engraving instructions.

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This
promotion makes it the perfect time to purchase a new collar for your pet! Our
wide collar assortment includes color, fabric and style options for each and
every canine and feline customer. Select from Fabric & Nylon, Leather,
Sparkle, Striped, Plaid & Solid Fabric, and Training Collars for dogs, and Nylon
& Fabric
and Leather Collars
for cats.

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We
hope you join us in this effort to increase pet safety and take advantage of
this limited time offer, only valid through April 24th. Online customers
can receive their pet’s free tag by placing a collar and
applicable tag in their shopping cart and using code TAGME at checkout. For
store customers, the promotion will be applied at the register.

Fetchingly Fresh Dog Collars & More: Brighten Up With Bold, Brilliant Colors!

New
eye-catching, colorful products have popped up at Muttropolis! Our “Brighten
Up
” collection is fun, functional and lively. What sets this collection
apart from the rest? Brand spankin’ new styles, including hand-painted
solid wood home goods and fashionable, comfortable futon style beds, all
made in the USA
by Up Country! So take a look at our
terrific assortment, and get creative with color.

Bright Dog Collars

Whether
your four-legged family member is feline or canine, we have bright collars featuring fresh patterns, each
with a matching leash. Made with stain and fray resistant ribbon sewn onto
durable, high-tensile strength nylon webbing, these collars and leashes are
high in quality and attention grabbing! Our brand new Green and Pink Geometric Dog Collar and Cat Print Cat Collar, both pictured below, are just two of the Mutt Pack’s favorites.

Green Geometric Dog CollarCat Collars
Pet futons, a brand new addition to our bed
assortment, are the perfect alternative to bulky, heavy beds. Lightweight and
portable, they work well in crates, easily roll up for travel, or can serve as
your pup’s new go-to bed! Indoor futons
feature beautiful cotton, removable and machine washable covers, while outdoor futons feature durable,
weatherproof fabric, also completely removable and machine washable, with a mildew
resistant inner pad. No matter your décor, we have a futon for you! The Ikat and Roman Holiday are stylish and striking, Ocean and Nautilus are beach ready, and Isabella
Floral
is fashionably feminine. 

Ocean Print Dog FutonRoman Holiday Dog FutonFloral Dog Futon

Don’t stop
there! We’ve expanded our selection of hand-painted solid wood treat boxes, picture frames and leash
hooks
.
All decorated with lead-free, non-toxic paints, these colorful and
unique creations by Up Country are
eye-catching. The Arf Dog Treat Box and Woof Dog Leash Holder are great for dog
lovers, and the Orange and Yellow Cat
Treat Box
and Kitty Picture Frame are perfect for cat lovers. Any one of these makes a great gift!

Get on board, and Brighten Up!

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Save 20% All April Long On Zukes Treats!

Enjoy 20%
off on Zukes all-natural, USA made treats for the
entire month of April! As many of you may already know, each month, we promote
a Treat of the Month with a
special offer. For the month of April, we have selected Zukes treats, offering all-natural,
chewy, meaty or vegetarian varieties, an option to compliment every pet’s diet and
keep them lip-licking!

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Zukes'
all-natural offerings include Mini
Natural Dog Treats
and Purrz Natural
Cat Treats
. The Mini Natural Dog
Treats
are ideal for training, or an anytime delicious reward. Tender and
free of preservatives, wheat, corn, added animal fat, and artificial colors and
flavors. These small, soft treats are available in chicken or peanut butter.
The Purrz Natural Cat Treats are
available in chicken or salmon, and provide the nutritious benefits of chicken,
salmon, spelt, soy, malted barley and fish oil, with no artificial colors,
flavors, no BHA, added tallow or by-products.

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Supers
Links
For those
canines who crave more explosive flavor, we carry Zukes Z Filets Dog Treats, Lil
Links Dog Treats
, and Vegetarian
Super Dog Treats
. Zukes Z Filets
are packed full of pure protein and antioxidant-rich herbs. Available in beef,
chicken and venison flavor, all grain-free and made from over 80% pure USA or New Zealand meats. Zukes Lil Links, available in
chicken, pork or rabbit flavor, are also grain-free, packed full of pure
protein and antioxidant-rich herbs, but with the addition of apples, potatoes,
and carrots. Zukes Vegetarian Super Dog
Treats
are packed full of naturally powerful nutrients and anti-oxidant
super foods including berries, betas and greens to promote a super-charged,
healthy lifestyle. Vegetarian Supers
come in three different combinations including tasty greens, yummy berry and
yummy betas. The Z Filets, Lil Links and Vegetarian treats all contain no mystery meats, byproducts,
artificial colors, flavors, or added animal fat in any of these.

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Not to be
left unmentioned is the Zukes Z-Bone,
a Dental Fresh Bone. This natural, edible dental chew is loaded with powerful
breath freshening herbs and healthy whole food antioxidants. The chewy,
grain-free formula helps to scrap and clean teeth and is easily digestible. The
Z-Bone is available in three sizes
to accommodate all breeds.

Our Treat of the Month promotion on Zukes is only valid from April 1st
through April 30th, or until supplies last. So don’t miss out on
this great deal, a fantastic way to add some new flavor into your pet’s life! Online
customers can redeem this special 20% offer at Muttropolis.com by using the code ZUKES at checkout. The promotion
is also being offered at all three of our Southern California Muttropolis store locations, one in Solana
Beach, La Jolla and Newport Beach.