Monthly Archive:: August 2014

Dig this Deal: Save $10 on Orders Over $50!

Labor Day Sale

Surprise! Just coming off the heels of last week’s sale, we decided to spoil you one last time for the special holiday weekend. For this Labor Day weekend only, save $10 on orders over $50* at Muttropolis!

Since you’ll be saving $10 with us, it made us think: what could you do for your pup with those extra 10 bones? Let’s see…

  1. Take Bowser out for a nice meal (that $10 could go towards a filet mignon instead of chicken!)
  2. Get them nice and squeaky clean with a grooming session (that extra $10 could go to a paw-dicure, right?!)
  3. Hook them up with extra treats (really, what dog doesn’t like extra treats?)
  4. Spoil them with that extra toy they were eyeing (a new toy = a satisfied pup)

Now that we’ve planted you with these grand ideas, all you have to do is stop by and save! This special discount starts Friday, August 29th and ends Monday, September 1st. Visit us in-store or online to start saving! Online customers must use coupon code LABOR at checkout to receive their $10 off discount.

*Excludes food, treat of the month and gift cards.

Give Your Pup the Gift of Sweet, Eco-Friendly Dreams!

We spoil ourselves with beds that are large, comfortable, and soft – why not spoil your pup the same way?! Our fur babies deserve a similar, plush sleeping experience as we do…I mean, when you think about it, they do follow us around all day, which is sure to be tiresome!

Chocolate and Zebra Print Dog BedWhen looking for a bed, why not choose one that’s not only comfy for your pup, but eco-friendly? We have an amazing selection of eco-friendly dog beds that are not only comfortable enough to make your pup have a good night’s sleep, but will make you feel like you’re doing something good for the environment.

You may be asking yourself what could possibly be eco-friendly about these dog beds. The answer lies within. Some of these beds featured are stuffed with 100% recycled fiber fill, while others are
made with hemp fabric. Bed covers are another eco-friendly way to let your pup sleep easy, as youRose Print Bed Cover can recycle anything from an old bed to clothing, sheets and towels when stuffing these covers. They’re just as comfortable as a bed and are sure to give your dog a very peaceful and dream-filled sleep.

Every year, tens of thousands of dog beds are made and sold in the United States. As the world attempts to become more environmentally friendly, eco-friendly products are increasingly becoming the better option. Why not join in on the party? Visit our Eco-Friendly page to check out items that can help you change the world, one paw print at a time!

 

Tips for the Stroller Pup

Our furry friends are just another member of the family and we want to take them everywhere. Some dogs have a hard time keeping up because they are small, getting older or the summer heat makes the
asphalt so hot it can be dangerous for them to walk on sidewalks all day. We recommend you let your pup ride in style…with a stroller!

  • Using a stroller will keep your elderly pup from getting tired and will help them feel more energetic during the day
  • Strollers are a great alternative to carriers. Carriers can put a lot of strain on your back, neck
    and shoulders, whereas a stroller adds zero pressure to your body
  • Strollers keep your pup off the hot ground, preventing paws from injuries such as burns and cracking
  • Strollers don’t have to be used all the time – you can walk your pup until they get tired and pop them in the stroller for a good nap while you finish your daily duties

First Class Jogger StrollerThe First Class Jogger is a “Mutt Tested and Approved” favorite. This Jogger comes with a soft, comfy pad for your pup to lay on while looking outside the mesh windows during the daily stroll. Large
wheels have suspension for a completely smooth ride and rear tires have lockable breaks. The Jogger also comes with a large basket underneath for storage. You can find this stroller and more at any of our store locations or online. “Stroll” away!

Newsworthy Dogs Roundup

There were so many fun, interesting stories this month! Here are just a handful of our favorites we found that made us tear up, laugh and smile. Share your favorite pet-related stories with us by posting the stories on our Facebook page!

Watch this Excited Dog Faint after Being Reunited with her Owner

Remember what it’s like to reunite with your best friend after summer vacation? Imagine that feeling multiplied by 2 years (which is 14 years in a dog’s mind!)! Rebecca Ehalt hadn’t seen her 9-year-old Schnauzer, Casey, in 2 years, and when they were reunited it was complete madness on both ends. What follows after the initial meeting is what you’d least expect – Casey fainted! Check out the video captured by Ehalt’s family. Of course Casey’s family took her to the vet and she was fine – just overly excited to see her mom! Too cute! Click here to watch the video!

I Died Today. By, Duke Roberts

BRB while we get this tissues. This is the story of Duke Roberts, a rescue pup who had been diagnosed with osteosarcoma and hemangiosarcoma, which caused an amputated leg and a growing tumor. When the time came to say goodbye to Dukey, photographer Robyn Arouty decided to document the day, filled with Dukey eating hamburgers, playing in the water and saying goodbye to his friends and loved ones. It’s a sad story, but you can’t help but smile when you see how happy Dukey is to be enjoying life and be with his favorite people in the world.  Give your pup some extra love tonight on behalf of lil’ Dukey.

Duke and Hamburgers   Happy Duke

This Baby and Pit Bull Puppy are Best Friends and it’s the Cutest Thing You’ll See Today

This dynamic duo is sure to make anyone feel happy! Meet 10-week old baby Eisleigh and 8-week old puppy Clyde. They are true BFF’s – they sleep together, laugh together, play together, and all-around enjoy each other’s company. Aren’t they the cutest? We can’t wait to see this friendship blossom as they both get older!

Dogs Find Newborn Baby Abandoned by Side of Road

Everyone knows that a dog’s sense of smell is one of their greatest attributes, but could you imagine your pup’s smell leading you to a newborn? Jeff Kopp was taking his pup, Bobby, out for a walk when Bobby started walking in a different direction than their normal route. Sure enough, Bobby led Kopp to an hours-old baby girl, with its umbilical cord still attached. Kopp’s wife and daughter rushed to wrap up the baby while waiting for the paramedics to arrive. The teen mother has been located and is going through a serious medical evaluation. The moral of the story: thank God for dogs and their sense of smell.

Deaf, Formerly Mistreated Pup is so Happy in New Home He Wags His Tail in Delight as He Sleeps

Alas, we saved the best (and happiest!) for last. This video features Frank, a 1 ½ year old Dachshund that was adopted at 5 months old. Frank was neglected by his last owner, being kept outside in a small spot and eating only adult dog food while living with a constant fear of shadows. Once Rafael Borges adopted Frank and gave him the love (and home) he deserved, Frank became a completely different pup and loves life. It’s clear to see how happy Frank is in this video that features his tail wagging while he’s sleeping. It’s amazing how the love you give an animal can affect them for the better.

KAPOW! Comic Canine Arrives on Muttropolis Shelves!

Comic Canine Collection

It’s a bird, it’s a plane…it’s our Comic Canine Collection! Inspired by the recent Comic-Con convention, we decided to take it to the dogs. This fun collection features comic-themed apparel, toys and accessories that will make any pup feel like a hero!

Looking for an awesome way to express your love for your favorite superheroes on your pups’ neck? BOOM! We’ve got you covered! Our comic collars and leashes range from Batman to Wonder Woman to the Avengers and beyond, which is sure to give your pup a little pep in their step!

Batman Shields Dog Collar   Wonder Woman Dog Collar   Marvel Avengers Dog Collar
If you’d rather show your pooch’s pride in apparel, ZAP! Your wish is our command! These tanks are perfect for your daily summer walks. Choose from representing your favorite Avenger, like The Incredible Hulk or Captain America, or let everyone know that your pup is their own super hero in the Superdog tank!

Marvel Hulk Dog Tank   Marvel Captain America Dog Tank   Superdog Dog Tank
Every superpup needs toys. These toys are sure to make you relive your childhood and provide some fun! If your pup is more into soft, plush toys, then we recommend checking out the Batman or Rocky & Bullwinkle toys. Not only are they plushy soft, but they have added squeakers inside for hours of entertainment! If your pup needs more than just a squeaker to keep occupied, we recommend the Underdog toy that talks when squeezed (“There’s no need to fear, Underdog is here!”) or the Captain America and Hulk bottle toys, that contain plastic bottles inside which is sure to make your chewer go crazy.

Batman Plush Dog Toy   Talking Underdog Dog Toy   Marvel Hulk Bottle Dog Toy
If you want to take your love for comics to the next level, then our comic home décor will make you giddy! The Superman bowls and placemats are a perfect addition to any comic lover’s dinnerware! More of a Batman fan? We’ve got bowls and placemats for you too! Is Bowser a sleeper? The Newspaper Print Bed Cover is not only fun and versatile, but is more affordable than getting a new bed – just fill the cover with whatever pillows you like, zip it up and BAM! You have a new dog bed!

Superman Dog Bowl   Batman Dog Placemat   Newspaper Print Dog Bed Cover
To get the full taste of our Comic Canine Collection, stop by one of our Southern California stores locations or visit us at Muttropolis.com!

Dig This Deal: August Treat of the Month!

August Treat of the Month

Another month, another new treat discount! Our August Treat of the Month features the delicious Plato Treats! For the whole month, enjoy 20% off savings on yummy Plato treats like Duck, Chicken or Salmon Strips, Grain Free Treats, Farmer’s Market Treats and Thinkers Meat Sticks!

Looking for a treat with a good bite? If so, your pup might enjoy the SalmonDuck or Chicken Strip treats! These meaty treats are made with over 90% salmon, duck or chicken and are naturally preserved. They contain natural ingredients fortified with antioxidant vitamins E and C and have no artificial colors, flavors, synthetic preservatives, genetically modified organisms (GMO’s), meat by-products or meals.

Feel like giving your pup some necessary veggies? Look no further – Plato’s Farmer’s Market treats are made using premium US-grown ingredients you’d find at a farmer’s market like peas, carrots, tomatoes, sweet potatoes and parsley. These yummy treats are available in Chicken & Vegetables and Salmon & Vegetables flavors. They’re grain-free, corn-free, wheat-free and soy-free and contain natural ingredients fortified with antioxidant vitamins and zinc propionate. They’re also a source of live (viable) naturally occurring microorganisms and contain no artificial colors, flavors, synthetic preservatives, GMO’s, meat by-products or meals. The Salmon & Vegetables variety is also a natural source of Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids!

If your pup is in need of healthy, highly digestible treats, then we recommend checking out the Grain Free Turkey Dog Treats made with savory, all-natural USA grown turkey. Slow roasted with high quality ingredients packed full of vitamins and minerals, these treats are a healthy and delicious reward that not only assist in your pet’s nutritional needs, but taste delicious! Available in Turkey & Pumpkin, Turkey & Sweet Potato and Turkey & Cranberry flavors, these treats are grain, corn, wheat and soy-free and fortified with antioxidant vitamins E and C and zinc propionate. No artificial colors, flavors, synthetic preservatives, GMO’s and no meat by-products or meals are used to produce these naturally preserved treats.

Last but not least, and perfect for those smart pups, we have Thinkers Dog Treat Sticks! Available in Chicken, Duck and Salmon, these sticks are each made with over 90% Chicken, Duck and Salmon! 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. Just like all other Plato treats, these sticks contain no artificial colors, flavors, synthetic preservatives, GMO’s and no meat by-products or meals are used to produce these treats.

Our Treat of the Month promotion on Plato Treats runs from July 30th 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 PLATOduring checkout!