Monthly Archive:: August 2013

LABOR DAY SALE: 20% Off Top Categories

For five days only, we’re offering 20% off Collars, Leashes, Harnesses, Apparel and Toys! A sale like this doesn't happen often at Muttropolis, so don’t miss your chance to stock up and save on must-haves for your adored four-legged friends and family members. Starting today, Thursday August 29th and running through Labor Day, Monday September 2nd, ending at midnight PST.

With an expansive, upscale and unmatched collar
assortment
ranging from eye-catching patterned fabric and nylon collars
to luxurious leather collars decorated in rhinestones, you’re sure to find the
perfect collar to suit your pup’s personality and preference! If harnesses are
more to your pup’s liking we have fabric and nylon, leather, vest, and training
styles. Many of our collars and harnesses have coordinating leashes for those
of you who like to have a matching set.

Dog Collars
Is your pup
fashionable, or do they fancy apparel for function? We have t-shirts, dresses,
sweaters, outerwear, accessories, and a recently expanded pajama collection to
meet their needs! Keeping in mind that climate can differ drastically throughout
the states we have lightweight, summertime ready styles to keep canines cool,
as well as heavier, layered apparel for warming during winter months. Let us be
your one-stop shop for dog
apparel!

Dog Toys
Dog Apparel

Now for the
fun stuff! Probably most appealing for the pups is our toy assortment. We carry
a plethora of playtime essentials,
including plush, interactive, toss and retrieve, tough, rubber and funny toys.
Many have squeakers inside for added entertainment! While we strive to provide
unique, high-quality toys, we also recommend that pets are always supervised
when playing with a toy as no toy is completely indestructible, even those that
are made extra tough.

As
mentioned, this Labor Day sale only lasts 5 days so act fast for the best
selection. You can visit any one of our Southern
California store locations
or shop online at Muttropolis.com.
Online customers must use coupon code LABOR20 at checkout to receive their 20% discount
on Collars, Leashes, Harnesses, Apparel and Toys.

Muttropolis Partners with KUSI & Holly’s Garden to Treat Your Dog for National Dog Day

Awesome Being A Dog

We're happy to announce that we'll be joining KUSI's Sandie Lampe, with rescue pups from Holly's Garden Rescue, on Monday, August 26th for National Dog Day. A celebration of
"the dog
," National Dog Day is an
annual event created to raise awareness about the thousands of dogs in need of
forever homes as well as to honor those dogs that bring so much joy to our
lives.

To honor these pups, Monday’s segment will
focus on giving dogs something they love. Most dogs would agree that resting in a cozy bed or the
opportunity to travel with their owner are preferred ways to pass time. We have
a vast array of products across categories, including essentials to make these
loved activities even more enjoyable, and with the holidays fast approaching,
National Dog Day is a good reminder that it’s never too early to start shopping
for your four-legged family members.

Our bedding assortment ranges from innovative
and eco-friendly
dog bed duvet covers that allow you
the freedom to regularly swap out your pet’s bedding effortlessly and affordably,
to luxuriously overstuffed and bolstered designer dog beds. The options are nearly endless, with beds to
suite every owner’s style preference, dog’s sleeping style, and complement
differing home décors.

For avid four-legged travelers, we have car
seats, handbag and luggage style carriers
, along with many other travel
essentials. Whether it’s a cross-country adventure or a quick trip to the
beach, a car seat provides your pup with a comfortable place of their own and a
much better view of the scenery. Easy to install and covered in cozy,
machine-washable fabrics like micro-fiber or sherpa, they are a must-have for canines that like to cruise around.

So whether it’s snoozing comfortably,
traveling safely, or something entirely different that sparks your pup’s
attention, National Dog Day is the perfect time to celebrate and reward them
for their extraordinary companionship, and Muttropolis is the perfect
pup-spoiling headquarters!

Tune in to KUSI at 9:00 AM on Monday, August
26th to meet the adorable
and adoptable pups
from Holly's Garden and
learn more about what dogs love. Each dog featured on the show that is adopted
will receive a "Muttropolis Wag Bag" including toys, treats and
exclusive offers from Muttropolis.

National Dog Day

An Innovative New Dog Harness to Beat the Heat and Kick the Cold

Can you
believe it, a harness that is perfect for every season!
Especially great for pups that have sensitivities to extreme weather
conditions, this dual-action Cooling and Warming Dog Harness with Gel Pack was
specially designed by a veterinarian for canine physiology, and can improve the
overall comfort and health of your dog. 
Cooling and Warming Dog Harness with Gel Pack

Featuring gel-pack
technology, the Cooling and Warming Dog Harness regulates your dog’s body temperatures,
protects their sensitive cardiovascular system, and prevents hypo- or
hyperthermia more effectively than traditional coats, sweaters and cooling
vests. It’s powerful heating and cooling effects are applied directly to your
dog’s chest and belly where they exchange the most heat, and is also where
their skin is thinnest and the cardiovascular system is located. What about
those days when weather isn’t extreme? Simply remove the gel pack and use as a
normal harness!

Each
harness is adjustable around the neck and chest, features two quick-release
buckles, a D-ring for easy leash attachment, and one reusable gel pack. Gel
pack insert is nontoxic and microwavable and freezable to provide your pup’s
desired results. Specific, step-by-step instructions for heating are included
as well.

Gel Pack
Colors

So take a
look at this innovative new Cooling and Warming Dog Harness, and if you like
what you see, stop worrying about the effects of extreme summer or winter weather
on your pup!

Our Customers Love…

Our customers love...

After
receiving rave reviews on some of our customers’ favorite products, we figured
it was time to share them with you, and let you know why they’re so popular. As
we know, having the endorsement of pleased pets and their parents can make shopping
much easier!

Companion Car SeatsCruising with canines. First up
are car seats. Our customers and their pets love to travel together,
whether on a cross-country adventure or a quick trip to the beach. A car seat
gives your pet a comfortable place of their own with a much
better view of the scenery. They are easy to install and covered in cozy,
machine-washable fabrics like micro-fiber or sherpa.


Blue and Brown Floral Print Dog Bed CoverInnovative dog bedding at its finest. Another
customer favorite are our dog bed duvet covers, an eco-friendly bedding option that allows customers the freedom to regularly
swap out their pup’s bedding effortlessly and affordab ly! They’re great for
recovering an old bed or stuffing a new one with pillows, blankets or even
clothes. All of our duvet covers are durable, washable, pre-shrunk and
available in fun, fashionable prints to complement any home décor.


Sneak around in style. Many of our
customers are in the market
Messenger Dog Carrier
for the perfect “undercover bag” to keep their pup
incognito
. To meet the needs and preferences of those customers, we
recently expanded our handbag style dog carrier collection, which is  now packed
full of fashion-forward options that will cause people to double-take and let
pups  travel comfortably! Wild prints, couture designs and soft slings all
included, many airline approved.


Woodsman Double Diner Raised Dog FeederThe function behind raised feeders.
Raised
feeders, with their ergonomic design, have been a favorite for years, but what
you might not know, and many of our customers are realizing, is that there is
more function behind raised feeders. Most importantly, they aid in
digestion. Elevated eating helps to prevent pups from eating too quickly, which
reduces bloating and you guessed it, the amount of air outtake!


Personalization and peace of mind.
Our
personalized product offerings continue to grow, and our Custom Embroidered Dog Collarcustomers sure are
loving it! Custom embroidered collars are a stylish, tag-free alternative to keeping
your pup safe
. Each collar is embroidered with the dog’s name and owner’s
phone number so that in the unfortunate event the pup goes missing, they won’t
be lost for long. Made in the USA
and available in fun color combinations to suite every pup’s personality!

So no need
to take our advice, take if from our customers! Visit one of our three store
locations
or visit us online to shop these products. We’re always eager
to hear from our customers and welcome your reviews of the products you’ve
purchased. Simply find that product on our website and scroll down to write
your review.

Meet Simon, We Admire Him!

We’re very pleased to be an
“Animal Admirer” for the San Diego Humane Society. Simon is a sweet, senior beagle mix pup with an inquisitive nature
and an adorable personality! Simon is the second pup that we’ve admired so far
and we plan to continue to admire many more pets to come.

Simon(1)If we were to describe Simon
in three words, it would be mellow, intelligent and chatty! He has plenty of
energy for his age, just over 14 years, so that shouldn’t be a discouraging
factor. In fact, there are many benefits to adopting a senior pet. Simon has
already developed his personality and he isn’t in need of a whole bunch of
training, especially since he’s very easy going. He’s very social with people
and other pets, cats included, but can also hold his own when he has to spend
some time alone. We feel that Simon would do best in a home that compliments
his laid back ways, so if there are children in the family, we recommend they
are 8 years of age or older.

Where can you find this adorable
Simon? He’s currently located at the San Diego Humane Society in Oceanside at 5500 Gaines Street.
If you’re interested in
adopting Simon, or may know someone else who is, it would only cost a small
adoption fee of $25.00. Simon’s current
vaccinations, permanent microchip identification, a certificate for a free
veterinary exam, a gift from Hill’s Science Diet, and a license if residing in Oceanside or Vista are
all included with the adoption!

For more information visit Simon’s profile on the San
Diego Humane Society’s website. Simon’s animal ID number is 120023, which
you’ll want to reference when you go to visit him. Help us find Simon a
forever home!

For more up-to-date
information on the animals we’re admiring, follow us on Facebook.

Simon(2)

Dig This Deal: 20% Off Everything Travel

Summer is
the season for travel, and we’re here to help you save on essentials to keep
your pets traveling comfortably, safely and in style! For one week only, we’re
offering 20% off our entire Travel Collection!

Travel Collection Sale

Have a
small pup that is your go to travel partner? Whether jet setting or roaming around
town, you two need a well crafted carrier. We have a large array of both Handbag and Luggage Style Dog Carriers. Our Handbag
styles are so chic you can hardly tell they aren’t handbags. And for those who
want a sturdier option, we have Luggage Style Dog Carriers. Many of our
carriers are airline approved, as mentioned in their product descriptions, but
be sure to check with your airline for specific sizing requirements as
regulations differ.

Black Quilted Duffel Dog Carrier 
Soho Dog CarrierRio Wheeled Dog Carrier

If
traveling in the car is more your pup’s speed, then our Car Safety Category
will offer just the solutions you and your pup need. From Car Seats and Seat Covers
to Barriers and Ramps, we have what you need to keep your pup secured, riding
comfortably and to help them get in and out of your vehicle safely.

Black Monogram Dog StrollerWe also
have a large Dog Stroller
assortment. Strollers are great for long walks, whether in the park or through
the mall. If you have a small breed that tuckers out early, or a senior pup that
may need some assistance to keep up, then a stroller is a great investment.

No matter
what type of travel you and your pup are doing, having water is a must to
ensure that every adventure is safe and enjoyable for your pup! Carrying a Water Dispenser or having a Waterproof Travel Bowl is something we
recommend that every dog owner has on hand. 

Our travel
sale ends August 20th, so hurry to one of our three store locations
or visit us online to see our entire collection and take advantage of this great offer! Online
customers must use coupon code TRAVEL20 at checkout to receive the discount.

Visit Us at Dog Days of Summer in Cardiff-by-the-Sea on August 10th

Cardiff Dog Days of SummerWe’re happy
to announce our attendance at this year’s Dog Days of Summer. This will
be the 8th year for this annual canine festival and contest in
Cardiff-by-the-Sea, often referred to as the largest dog-centric event in San Diego! The
festivities kick off at 10AM on Saturday, August 10th and run until
4PM that evening.

This day-long
event draws in roughly 10,000 attendees and over 200 vendors. As one of those
vendors, we will be raffling off a $25 gift card and selling additional $25
gift cards for only $20. We will also have a variety of specialty, cooling-focused
pet products
available for purchase.

Attendees
and their pups will get to enjoy tasty food, dog contests, a kid’s zone, doggie
cool zone, doggie photo booth, an agility course, silent auction, and much
much more. Local shelters and rescue organizations will also be in attendance
offering adoption opportunities.

Dog Days of
Summer is presented by Cardiff 101 Main Street located at 2139 B Newcastle Avenue, Cardif-by-the-Sea,
CA 92007.
A free shuttle will run from the Encinitas
City Hall and pups are allowed
on board. For more information visit www.cardiffdogdaysofsummer.com.

See you and
your pup on Saturday!

CDDS Event Map

Fetchingly Fresh: Our Preppy Pup Collection

Too cute
for school! That’s how we feel about this brand new Preppy Pup Collection.
Packed full of plaid, argyle and houndstooth apparel, toys, beds and more,
this collegiate-inspired collection is classic and cultivated!

Teacher's Pet

For those pup’s on the go, we have the Puppia Plaid Dog
Carrier
, deco
rated with preppy plaid, solid accents and a gold crest emblem.
Your pup will travel safe and in style with this roomy design and cozy interior. Customers can’t get
enough of our Puppia harnesses, so for those preppy pups we have the Puppia
Plaid Dog Harness
with classic features and an adjustable chest strap designed
to eliminate pulling on the neck and throat. And if a plaid pleated
skirt is more your pup’s style, then the Puppia Plaid Dog Dress is a must-see.
Class is not compromised with any of these sharp and chic choices from Puppia.

Plaid Dog BowtieTies and
bowties are in abundance! The School Boy Dog Outfit is a sure
showstopper with a polka dot bowtie, argyle cardigan, snazzy buttons and comfy
pants. For a chic accessory we love the Plaid Dog Bowtie, with its satin sheen
it’s perfect for dapper doggies! For the ladies we have the Tan Stripe Dog Bow,
a hair accessory beautifully crafted using grosgrain ribbon with a Swarovski
element in the middle. But it’s the home goods that really get us excited about
plaid.

If you’re
in the market for a new, classic bed for your pup, then you have to take a look
at the new additions to our Urban Lounger Dog Bed collection by Bowsers.
Available in preppy fabrics, from the Kensington Plaid Urban Lounger Dog Bed
with a big tan plaid print, to the Hampton Plaid Lounger Dog Bed with a smaller
red plaid print, there is a color combination that is sure to look chic in any
home. These Urban Loungers have a dual layer fiber topped foam inner cushion
that provides orthopedic support and comfort, as well as high walls that
embrace your pup, providing a feeling of security. Each bed is covered in
micro-velvet or micro-linen with a generously stuffed inner cushion and bolster
with high-memory polyester fiberfill and a cloth liner. 

Kensington Plaid Urban Lounger Dog Bed
Hampton Plaid Lounger Dog Bed

So spoil
your Teacher’s Pet this season, because every pup needs some plaid in
their life! These products and many more are available at Muttropolis.com and
in each of our Southern California Muttropolis store locations.

Dig This Deal: Save 20% on Plato Treats!

We’re happy
to announce that our August Treat of the Month includes all Plato
Treats! For the whole month you can enjoy 20% off savings on Plato Original
Meat Treats, Grain Free Treats, and Thinker Meat Sticks!

Plato Treat of the Month

Do you love
to frequent the Farmer’s Market for your nutritional needs? Now you can do the
same for your pup! Plato Farmers Market Dog Treats are made with fresh,
all-natural farmers market quality ingredients. Available in Chicken & Vegetables,
Salmon & Vegetables and Sweet Potato, all grain-free and made in the USA! The Sweet
Potato treats contain pro-biotics to help maintain a healthy gastro-intestinal
tract, as well as being naturally high in beneficial antioxidant vitamins such
as beta-carotene, vitamin B6, and vitamin C. Both the Salmon & Vegetable
and Chicken & Vegetable treats are grain-free, corn-free, wheat-free, and
soy-free. They contain natural ingredients fortified with antioxidant
Plato Farmers Market Dog Treatsvitamins
and zinc propionate. They’re also a source of live (viable) naturally occurring
microorganisms. No artificial colors, flavors, synthetic preservatives,
genetically modified organisms (GMOs), meat products or meals are used to
produce these naturally preserved treats. The Salmon & Vegetables variety
is also a natural source of Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids! 

Does your
dog love duck? It sure is a favorite flavor for some of our Mutt pups. Plato
Natural Duck Strips Dog Treats
are almost entirely duck, over 90%! Hypoallergenic, these
treats are great for dogs with allergies. They are naturally high in iron and
contain only natural ingredients fortified with antioxidant vitamins E and C
and zinc propionate. Just like the Farmers Market varieties, these Plato treats
contain no artificial colors, flavors, synthetic preservatives, genetically
modified organisms (GMOs), meat products or meals.

If your pup
is in need of highly digestible treats, then look no further. Plato has
specially formulated their Plato Grain Free Turkey Dog Treats with savory,
all-natural USA
grown turkey. Slow roasted with high quality ingredients packed full of
vitamins and minerals, they’re a healthy and delicious reward that will assist
in your pet’s nutritional needs with a taste that will have their tails wagging
every time they see the bag. Available in Turkey & Pumpkin and Turkey &
Sweet Potato, both grain-free, corn-free, wheat-free, and soy-free, and
fortified with antioxidant vitamins E and C and zinc propionate. No artificial
colors, flavors, synthetic preservatives, genetically modified organisms (GMOs),
meat products or meals are used to produce these naturally preserved treats.



Thinkers Dog Treat SticksLast but
not least, and perfect for those smart pups, we have Plato Thinkers Dog Treat
Sticks
. Available in Chicken or Duck, each made with over 90% of that protein
source. So why are these great for smart pups? They contain natural ginkgo
biloba to help nourish brain function! All other ingredients are all-natural
and fortified with antioxidant vitamins E and C and zinc propionate. And
standard for Plato’s treats, no artificial colors, flavors, synthetic
preservatives, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), meat products or meals
are used to produce these treats.

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 at Muttropolis.com by using the code PLATO during checkout.