Monthly Archive:: November 2013

We’re Thankful for Our Furry Friends

Dogs Are Family

Happy Thanksgiving to all of our customers, two-legged and four-legged! To those adorning pet parents – thank you for choosing Muttropolis to help keep your pets healthy, safe, stylish and spoiled! And to all those furry customers – thank you for bringing us joy! You are why we love doing what we do, and for that we are very thankful.

In the spirit of giving thanks, we thought it was only fitting to take a moment to remember some of the many reasons why we’re thankful for our furry friends.

Pets…

…love unconditionally.

…are part of the family.

…brighten up each day.

…are easy to please.

…enjoy the simple things.

…teach responsibility.

…keep us active.

…are great snuggle buddies.

…put things in perspective.

…live in the moment.

We are all fortunate for the pets in our lives, but there are many furry friends that don’t have a home, and we’re thankful for them too. In an effort to help those dogs and cats find a family and forever home, we hold monthly adoptions at each of our stores. So if you live in Southern California and are looking to add to your furry family, or know someone who is, we would love to see you at one of our upcoming adoption events. You may meet a new furry friend to make family! And if you aren’t in the area but are looking for a new pet, we urge you to adopt and save a life.

Join us in giving thanks, for the love and lessons that our pets provide, and if you are feeling like spoiling your furry friend, now is the time. Save 25% storewide through Monday December 2nd. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Save 25% Storewide

Dig this Deal: A Whopping 25% Off Storewide!

For eight days only, we’re offering 25% off storewide! Yes, that means everything, excluding food, treats and gift cards, is on sale both in stores and online!

Dog Apparel  Dog Collars  Dog Toys
Sales this big don’t happen very often here at Muttropolis, so don’t miss your chance to stock up and save on pet essentials and must-haves for your adored four-legged friends and family members. Our expansive, upscale assortment of pet supplies includes unique collars and leashes, stylish apparel, cool and captivating toys, travel accessories, at home essentials like luxury bedding and dining, and much much more.

Dog Dining  Dog Bedding  Dog Carriers
The holiday season is in full swing, so what better time to start checking off your shopping lists. Shop with us and your furry friends and family members won’t be disappointed!

This storewide sale starts today, Monday November 25th and ends on Cyber Monday, December 2nd at midnight PST. Visit any one of our Muttropolis store locations or visit Muttropolis.com to start shopping. Online customers must use coupon code 25THANKS at checkout to receive their 25% discount.

Hanukkah for the Hounds

Hanukkah Dog Products

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with the hound that lights up your life!

We have a small Chewnish Collection with dog toys and stylish dog accessories that are perfect for those pups that celebrate Hanukkah. Check out the Singing Dreidel Dog Toy and Hanukkah Reversible Dog Bandana, two of our festive favorites. Hanukkah begins just one short week from today, so visit us online or at one of our Southern California store locations to see what else we have for your pup to enjoy.

Happy Hanukkah from our mutts to yours!

Gifts for Every Pup on Your Holiday List

For the Furry Fashionista, the Toy Crazed, the Walk Enthusiast, and the Snuggle Bug. We have products in our Holiday Shop perfect for each and every pet in your life! 

Holiday Dog Apparel Holiday Dog Toys

Our Holiday Shop is open online and in stores, and fully stocked with unique festive holiday pet products. Dog apparel and accessories, collars and leashes, dog and cat toys, and products for the home can all be found in our holiday assortment. Make us your holiday shopping headquarters for all things canine and feline and your pets are sure to have a fantastic holiday season!

Holiday Dog Collars       Holiday Dog Beds

Be sure to shop soon, as Thanksgiving is just a week away and Christmas comes only four weeks later! Visit us at Muttropolis.com or at one of our Southern California store locations to start checking pet gifts off your list.

Top 12 Unique Gifts for Pets & Pet Lovers

When searching for pet supplies online, it's amazing what you can come across. With the holidays hot on our heels, we've pulled together some pretty awesome, often quite hilarious and definitely attention-grabbing, gifts for pets and pet aficionados! We guarantee you a good laugh, and maybe even a unique holiday gift idea or two. Enjoy!

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1) Humunga Stache Durable Dog Toy – not only a necessity for Movember!

Humunga Stache Durable Dog Toy

2) DJ Cat Scratching Pad DJ Cat Scratching Pad3) Rear Gear

Rear Gear

4) Matching Mommy & Me Pet Pajamas

Matching Mommy & Me Pet Pajamas

5) Sony Action Cam with WiFi K9 Bundle

Sony Action Cam with WiFi K9 Bundle

6) Custom Pet Nose Print Necklaces – for the fancier folks!

Custom Pet Nose Print Necklaces7) Doggie Treadmill – available in many sizes!

Dog Treadmill

8) Bolt Interactive Pet Laser Toylet the force be with your pet!

Bolt Interactive Pet Laser Toy

9) Pet Wigs

Pet Wigs

10) DIY Dog Biscuits

DIY Dog Biscuits11) Airplane Cat House – send your cat flyin’!

Airplane Cat House12) The Dogfather T-Shirt

The Dogfather T-Shirt

 

Classic Christmas for Your Canine

Muttropolis Holiday Shop

Have you gotten a chance to check out our Holiday Shop yet? If not, now is the time, as our entire assortment is available in stores and online! We’re eager to help you spoil your pets with unique festive holiday products, ensuring a happy holiday season for all furry friends and family members!

Our Holiday Shop is packed full of dog apparel and accessories, collars and leashes, dog and cat toys, and products for the home including luxury bedding and designer dog bowls and raised feeders. There is something special for every hound and home.

For the best selection be sure to start your shopping soon, since we all know time flies by as the festivities begin. Visit us at Muttropolis.com or at one of our Southern California store locations to see what all the buzz is about!

The Pursuit for the Perfect Dog Collar

6a00e55132d8be8834019b00b2d1d7970b-200wiWhether your four-legged family member is a fashionista or an avid outdoor explorer, moves at a slow pace or constantly pulls on the reigns, we have just the right dog collar to meet their needs. Looking for a new dog collar can be confusing, especially with such a plethora of different sizes, styles, materials and more to choose from! This is why we’ve compiled some tips to help guide you towards the right collar. To get started, we like to consider a few features including size, durability, safety and ability to clean.

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SIZE

Unfortunately there is not a set of standard sizes for pets like there are for humans, so it’s very important to always look closely at the sizing for each collar you are considering. For the ideal fit, you will want to allow for one to three fingers to fit between the collar and your dog’s neck, depending on your dog’s size.So, when you measure your pup’s neck,
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Small Size Dog (20 pounds or less) – 1 finger’s width
Medium / Average Sized Dog – 2 finger’s width
Extra Large Dog – 3 finger’s width

 

DURABILITY
6a00e55132d8be8834019b00ca005c970b-200wiDurability comes from both the fabric used to construct a collar as well as the closure. Quality nylon webbing is a sure bet when it comes to strength and durability! But leather collars can also provide the strength your pup needs, and quality leather softens with wear for a very comfortable fit. One thing to watch out for if you choose leather is potential wear around the buckle, so stay mindful of that.

Most nylon collars have plastic buckle closures. If you are purchasing your pup’s new collar in a store, be sure to open and close the buckle a few times and give the collar a good tug when closed to ensure it doesn’t pop open with force. If you choose a collar that has a traditional metal buckle and loops, you don’t have to worry about the risk of the collar popping open per say, but make sure that the hardware is quality and solidly secured on the collar.

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SAFETY

Safety correlates quite a bit with durability, so be sure to cross-check the quality of the material and closures, but there are a few other things to be mindful of as well. Many pups need collars specific to training. These collars are often referred to as “slip,” “choke” or “martingale” collars, and are made with mostly leather or nylon with additional nylon or a chain link. This design is used to reduce tugging with a swift, clean correction. We don’t recommend using training collars everyday, just went necessary or until the behavior is corrected.

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Another safety concern that many small dog owners face is pressure on a pup’s neck. For smaller breeds, placing pressure on the neck, specifically the tracheal area, can cause coughing, gagging or choking. Harnesses are a great option for pups that have trouble with pulling, as they control the dog without placing pressure on their neck or back, but instead around the chest and breastbone.

It’s important to also be mindful of visibility when it is dark out. Check out our Night Safety Tips to learn the importance of outfitting your pups in the appropriate gear to ensure they are seen when it is dark out. We carry a collection of lighted and reflective collars to help keep your pup safe.

 

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Is your pup extra active, often getting messy or playing in the water? If so, then a waterproof collar might be the perfect solution. Specially made to not absorb moisture, retain dirt and harbor bacteria, waterproof collars generally stay clean as is. And if your pup does manage to get them dirty, all you need to do is rinse the collar under warm water.

For those pups that aren’t quite as active or messy, but still need their collar to be freshened up from time to time, there are many nylon and fabric collar options that are easy to hand wash, or are machine washable. But pay special attention to the instructions on each collar, as many cannot be machine dried.

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6a00e55132d8be8834019b00d26bae970c-200wiOnce you’ve considered these key collar features, it’s time to search out the style that best fits you and your pup’s personality. Colors, patterns, embellishments and more! Our astute buying team has made Muttropolis the best place to shop for the latest, design-driven and functional collars. Our selection is one of the widest in the pet products marketplace, so take a look for yourself, as we’d love to outfit your pup with their next new collar!

Muttropolis collar categories include Fabric + Nylon Collars, Stripes, Plaids + Solid Fabric Collars, Leather Collars, Sparkle Collars, Training Collars, Teacup Collars, Lighted or Reflective Collars, and Holiday Collars, all of which can be found in stores or online.

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Dig this Deal: Receive A Free Engraved Pet Tag with Every Collar Purchase

Free Engraved Tag with Collar Purchase

For a
limited time only, and in an effort to increase pet safety, we’re happy to
announce that we’re offering a free
engravable pet tag
with every collar purchase! This special promotion
begins today, November 5th and runs through November 12th.
Select circle, bone and heart shaped chrome
tags
apply, available in small and large sizes.

Chrome Engravable Pet TagPet 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 tag styles, only select styles are included in this promotion.
Customers can choose from the Chrome
Bone Tag, Chrome Circle Tag and Chrome Heart Tag. 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.                       

Our collar
assortment is busting at the seams with fetching new styles, including holiday! So with a promotion like this,
and a selection that includes color, fabric and style options to suite each and
every canine and feline customer, it is a great time to purchase a new collar
for your pet! Select from Fabric &
Nylon
, Leather, Sparkle, Striped, Plaid & Solid Fabric, Teacup and Training Collars
for dogs, and Nylon & Fabric and
Leather Collars for cats.

Muttropolis Dog Collar Assortment

We hope you
join us in this effort to increase your pet’s safety and take advantage of this
limited time offer, only valid through November 12th. Online customers
can receive their pet’s free tag at Muttropolis.com by placing a collar and
applicable tag in their shopping cart and using code TAGME at checkout. For those
of customers who shop in one of our Southern California
store locations, the promotion will
be applied at the register.

Our Holiday Shop is Now Open, Filled with Warm & Fuzzy!

Muttropolis Holiday Shop

‘Tis the
season, and we’re excited to
announce that our 2013 Holiday Shop is now open online and in stores! Excited
may be an understatement, as this is always a fantastically fun time of year for us “Mutts.” We’ve been working hard, Brown and Blue Striped Dog Hat and Scarfbusy as little elves, to provide you
and your pups with unique and festive holiday products. We’re starting the
season off stocked with cozy, Nordic inspired styles, many featuring shearling
and fur accents. And as the holidays approach, we’ll be adding more and more
offerings, so stay tuned for all of the red and green to roll in! 

Plaid Christmas Tree Dog ToyOur Holiday
Shop houses dog apparel and accessories, collars and leashes, toys, and products
for the home including luxury bedding and designer dog bowls and raised
feeders. We strive to provide all of our furry four-legged customers, with all
their differing sizes, styles and personalities, with the latest and greatest,
while also providing their adorning pet parents with an enjoyable and “exclusive”
shopping experience.

Fleece Antler Dog HoodieIt is never
too early to start preparing your pups for the season, especially since we all
know time escapes us too quickly around the holidays. So call us your holiday
headquarters
, and you are sure to have one happy hound! To get the best
selection and stay on top of the new additions to our shop, visit us at Muttropolis.com
or at one of our Southern California store
locations
.

Wishing you
and your pets a wonderful start to the season!

Dig This Deal: Save 25% On Mutt Munchers During the Month of November!

Muttropolis Mutt Munchers
Our much
loved Mutt Munchers are the Treat of the Month for November!
Delicious, nutritious and made fresh in Southern
California, these grain-free dog treats, exclusive to Muttropolis,
are 25% off all month long. And our very popular seasonal flavors, Crown Roast
and Pumpkin Pie, have arrived just in time for the savings!

Salmon Snappers Mutt MunchersAvailable
in a wide variety of flavors, Mutt Munchers are sure to compliment any pup’s
dietary needs and preferences. Year round we carry Peanut Butter, Blueberry,
Salmon Snappers, Bacon Bites, Liver Lovers, and Meatball.
All flavors are grain-free and include only all natural, human-grade
ingredients. Garbonzo beans take the place of grain, resulting in a tasty treat
that is packed with protein and a good source of dietary fiber.

Why choose
grain-free? Grains are a common allergy in dogs and can cause itchiness and
other uncomfortable symptoms. Because grains take much longer to break down in
the stomach, dogs often have trouble digesting them. Sticking with food and treats
that are grain-free will make a positive impact on any pup’s health.

One of our loyal
Muttropolis customers described her and her pup’s happiness with the Pumpkin
Pie Mutt Munchers
as such:


Peanut Butter Poppers Mutt MunchersMy dog absolutely loves these
treats! I almost want to eat one for myself they smell so good! I love the fact
that they are grain free and all the ingredients used to make them are
something I would eat myself. My pup gives these 2 thumbs up!

Delicious,
nutritious and cost efficient, Mutt Munchers are a great addition to any dog’s
diet! So don’t miss out, they are only on sale from November 1st
through November 30th. Online customers can redeem their 25% off
savings by shopping online at Muttropolis.com
and entering MUNCHSAVE at
checkout. This promotion is also being offered at all three Southern California
Muttropolis store locations.