Monthly Archive:: November 2014

MUTT LIFE: What we’re thankful for

The season of giving is meant to be a time to reflect on all of the things we are thankful for in our lives. We at Muttropolis are especially thankful for our furry, four-legged family members. Why are we so thankful for them? Here’s a list of just a few things:

1. We are thankful for their cuddles. Dog cuddles are they best cuddles – why? Because they’re just so dang cuddly!!!

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2. We are thankful for how they wait for us at the door. Whether we’ve been at work all day or just ran to the post office, we love seeing our sweet pups at the door anxiously awaiting our arrival.

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3. We are thankful for the extra love they give us when we need it. Days can be rough, but always knowing that your dog will give you unconditional love no matter what the situation can make any bad day so much better.

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4. We are thankful that they keep us active. Dogs need exercise just as much as humans do! Not only can a good walk help you and your pup, but it allows you to be able to get some fresh air that is sure to relieve any stress you may have!

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5. We are thankful that they are loyal. Dogs will never judge you or hate you and will always love you unconditionally. They are the true definition of loyal.

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We could not be more thankful for the furry friends in our life. They’ve been there with us through good and bad and continue to make our world a better place. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Muttropolis!

Dig this Deal: 25% off Storewide!

SaleWe thought we’d give you all a nice early Thanksgiving present – for one week only, not only can you save 25% off storewide* at Muttropolis, but all orders over $49 will receive free ground shipping!

Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for all in life, and we are thankful for all our two and four-legged customers! You make us smile when you share stories, videos and photos of your furry family members with us. We love to see what you all are doing! Think of this sale as our gift to you for being so great to us.

Whether it be a new bed, a coat to keep Bowser warm, fancy neckwear or a chew toy, we’ve got all the bases covered. We are filled with everything you could possibly need to keep you and your pup happy and healthy!

This sale starts Monday, November 24th and ends the following Monday, December 1st. Visit us in-store or online to start saving! Online customers must use coupon code TURKEY at checkout to receive their 25% discount.

*Excludes food, treats and gift cards.

MUTT’S NEW: Santa Baby!

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Calling Rudolph, Frosty, and all the usual suspects: Our Holiday Shop is here! We know that there’s a little more than a month left until Christmas, but we just couldn’t wait any longer to share our holiday items with you! This shops features everything any Christmas lover needs: festive apparel, red + green collars and leashes, toys that will drive your dog nuts, and even a few home needs!
Looking for something to spice up your dog’s closet? Look no further! We have a wide selection of casual wear including chunky knit sweaters, soft pajamas and tank dresses. If you’re looking for something more formal, we have an adorable ruffled Santa dress, a flashy red sequin harness and tasteful neckties for dogs of all sizes.

More interested in some sassy neckwear? We’ve got you covered. From jingle bells to bling to basics, we have collars that will make any dog feel like they’re ready for the holidays. If you’d rather recycle an old collar, the Santa collar cozy is the perfect choice – just slip the cozy through the old collar and voila! You have an adorable  holiday collar that is sure to get the party started.

Need some stocking stuffer ideas? Holiday toys are a must! For the interactive Bowser, the chimney and reindeer burrow toy is ideal – it is sure to keep your pup preoccupied for a good while! For those tough-toy lovers, the corduroy Rudolph knottie toy and extra tough holiday bear toy is a must. Although no toy is completely indestructible, these will hold up a good fight! If you’re looking for something cute (and can double as a decoration!), our ornament toys are perfect – with five different colors and patterns to choose from, you may feel tempted to decorate your whole tree with these gems!

As every holiday lover knows, the season isn’t complete without festive home décor! Whether it be a stocking for your pup, an ode to your pooch on the Christmas tree, or a nice snuggly blanket, adding décor dedicated to your four-legged member is adorable and stylish!

These are just the basics featured in our Holiday Collection. To get the full taste of it (there’s a lot we didn’t mention!), check out the collection on our website or in our three Southern California store locations. Happy Holidays!

MUTT’S UP? Holiday Travel Tips

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It’s our favorite time of the year: the holidays! Bring on the chilly weather, joyous decorations and hometown visits! Whether you’re taking a short road trip or flying across the country, we’ve got some tips on bringing your furry friend along.

When travelling with your pooch, you want to make sure you have all the essentials. First on the checklist: a carrier or car seat. For dogs preparing for a flight, an airline-approved carrier is a must. Airline-approved favorites include the Kelle, Roxy and Charlie carriers. Not only do these carriers come in an array of colors, but they’re complete with multiple pockets to carry all your dog’s travelling needs. Taking a road trip? A car seat is perfect for your dog to rest comfortably during the drive. Car seats like the Companion and Lookout have a space for the seatbelt to attach, ensuring a safe space for your pup to rest.

Now that you know what your dog will be travelling in, it’s time to think about what to pack to keep them nice and happy throughout the trip. We recommend bringing some of your dog’s favorite treats and food along with a travel water bowl to keep them full and hydrated, an extra collar and leash in case of emergencies, extra poop bags for those potty breaks and pet wipes for sanitary purposes. A clean pup is a happy pup, right?! For the toy lover, bringing Bowser’s favorite toy on the journey will not only keep them preoccupied, but will make them feel more comfortable and at home.

Now that you and your pooch are prepared for the holidays, it’s time to take off! Check out more travel needs on our website or visit our three Southern California stores to learn more.

MUTT’S HAPPENING @ MUTT HQ: The Office Holiday Party!

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Michael Scott, Dwight Schrute, Jim Halpert – everyone knows these characters and from the hit TV show “The Office.” What if we told you we had some characters of our own at the Mutt offices? You may recognize these dogs as Mutt Models, but what you didn’t know is that they’re an integral part of our team.

Ricky, the Office Manager

Ricky Furry Child of: Mutt Buyer Estela

 Likes: Morning Walks, His Sister Reggie

 Dislikes: Anything with Wheels, His Sister Reggie

 Favorite Holiday Item: Fa La La Collar

Willie, Head of Sales

WillyFurry Child of: Office Manager/Accountant Rebecca

Likes: Mutt Munchers, Belly Rubs

Dislikes: Drinking Cups, Farts

Favorite Holiday Item: Snowman with Pipe Sweater

Chewie, Humane Resources

Chewie Furry Child of: Mutt Buyer Kiiah

 Likes: Anything Edible, Comfy Beds

 Dislikes: Doorbells, Whistling

 Favorite Holiday Item: Snowman Necktie

 

Regina (AKA Reggie), Receptionist

ReggieFurry Child of: Mutt Buyer Estela

Likes: Squeaky Toys, Being Top Dog

Dislikes: Dogs Bigger than Her, Dogs Smaller than Her

Favorite Holiday Item: Holiday Frog Toy

Theodore, Event Coordinator

Teddy Furry Child of: Mutt Co-Founder Georgia Goldberg

 Likes: Dumpster Diving, Small Beds

 Dislikes: Being Home Alone, Puppies

 Favorite Holiday Item: Elf Hat

Now that you’ve gotten to know a few of our Mutt Models, let’s prep your pup up for a holiday party! Feel like dressing Bowser up in an ugly Christmas sweater? We can help. Our epic ugly Christmas sweaters are hilarious and guaranteed to win any contest! If you’d rather have something that makes heads turn on your walks, our Ugly Christmas Sweater Collar + Leash will do the trick. Toys are a necessity for any of our Mutt pups – especially the huge Plush Candy Cane and the Reindeer Loofa!

That’s just a taste of our Holiday Collection. Check out the rest of our Holiday Shop online + in store now!

What We Love: Move into Movember with Us!

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In recent years, November has been deemed “Movember” in an effort to bring awareness to men’s health.  Men everywhere will be growing mustaches to raise money for prostate cancer research. We believe “man’s best friend” should get in on the fun too with our special edition Mustache Collection.

For dogs small to large, we have fun mustache collars to get into the spirit with a variety of styles including the ever popular Color-block Mustache Collar – a Mutt favorite!  Pair it with a matching Mustache-themed engraveable dog tag for the perfect ensemble. The front features a beautiful copper mustache with engraving on the back.

Of course this collection wouldn’t be complete without a toy. Be the talk of the dog park with our Humunga Stache Toy, which comes in a Mini version too. Get two-for-one with this toy – the inside is a rubber ball while the outside of the ball features an epic stache! This toy is sure to get a laugh or two! Our Mustache Collection allows us to bring awareness to a good cause. To check out our collection, go to our website or visit our three Southern California stores. If you want to learn more about Movember, check out http://us.movember.com/.

Just In: Keep Warm with the Northern Exposure Collection!

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Warm colors, puffy jackets, fur velour…what do these all have in common? Not only are they winter essentials, but they’re part of our newest collection: Northern Exposure! This collection features fabulous winter fabrics that you and your pup are sure to love!

Since the Northern Exposure Collection opens the door to the Holiday season, we’ve mixed in a few holiday-themed items with some basics that any pup needs. The Holiday apparel sprinkles include an adorable Reindeer and Christmas Light Hoody and Winter Moose Sweater. Winter staples like a Reversible Puffer Jacket and Buffalo Plaid Pajamas are the perfect way to keep your pup warm (and stylish!) during those crisp winter nights.

Winter-themed collars and leashes are a must, too! Christmas themed Jingle Bell Leather Collars will make your pup sound like a sweet musical, while our Nordic or Buffalo Plaid Print Collars and Leashes are great for those that enjoy just a taste of winter.

For the toy-loving pup, we have some adorable toys that will are sure to keep your Bowser entertained! From waffle plush teddy bears to Christmas trees and snowmen to an extremely tough bear, your dog will jumping for joy and ready for the holidays!

Need to liven up your house? Our Fur Velour bed and blanket have a dual purpose: not only will their warm colors bring some winter to your living space, but the comfort they bring will make your pooch want to be lazy all day! Due to popular request, we’ve brought back the super soft puppy blanket, this time with a sweet bear face! Don’t be fooled, these blankets aren’t just for puppies – they can be for anyone, two or four legged!

Interested in the rest of the Northern Exposure Collection? Peep the collection online or at one of our three Southern California stores!

 

Check it Out: New Collar Styles for any Pup!

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If you didn’t know, we LOVE collars. We have over 200 different collars to choose from (yes, that’s 200, not 20!), with styles ranging to basic leather to polka dot fabric to everything in between. Our extreme collar selection sets us apart from the rest!

We hand-pick every single collar that you see on our website. How do we distinguish between the collars we offer and the collars that don’t make the cut, you ask? Well, we always make sure our collars not only have a unique design, but are perfect for any type of pup – the preppy pup, the blinged out pup, the rugged pup, etc. We also make sure that the material used on our collars is of high quality and has durable hardware. Because no dog is the same, we offer a variety of sizes of collars, from teacups to big breeds.

Since it can be a mess to go through every single collar on our site, we have them categorized for ease: if you’re looking for a fabric collar, check out our Fabric + Nylon Collars and Stripes, Plaids + Solid Fabric Collars sections. Leather lovers have two sections as well to check out: Leather Collars and Sparkle Collars (for that extra touch of bling). For pups that are in training, we have a spot devoted to all Training Collars. Teacups have their own section, featuring adorable leather and fabric collars. Lastly, if you’re a night walker, we have a Lighted or Reflective Collars + Leashes section.

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You’ve found the collar you love. Now what? Time to measure your dog’s neck for perfect sizing! Our blog post from last year, “The Pursuit of the Perfect Collar” give you all the information you need on how to find the perfect collar size:

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, be sure to place the appropriate number of fingers underneath the measuring tape to find the true size. Below is a breakdown of how many fingers we advise according the size of the dog:

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

Now that you know what size your pup is, it’s time to shop! Here’s an added bonus: get 10% off when you purchase a collar/leash set! Use code WALK10 at checkout to save. Shop away!

LIFE @ MUTT: We’re Turning 84 this Year (in Dog Years)!!

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We are so proud to be part of the community for the last 12 years. It’s been an amazing journey from our original store in Solana Beach to growing through the recession to 3 stores and a fast growing website!  As a utopia for pets and their parents, we’ve met thousands of new furry friends and helped hundreds of dogs and cats find forever homes. To celebrate this monumental month, we’re introducing two limited edition flavors: Anniversary Dessert Mix and Anniversary Meat Lovers Mix. An added bonus? We’re offering our entire line of locally-made Mutt Munchers $3 off!

The Anniversary Dessert Mix contains our most popular dessert flavors: Blueberry, Ginger and Peanut Butter, and the Anniversary Meat Mix contains our most popular meat flavors: Bacon, Meatball and Liver. In addition to our Anniversary Blends, we are bringing back our Seasonal Flavors, including Pumpkin Pie and Crown Roast. Other flavors include: Peanut Butter, Blueberry, Ginger, Salmon, Bacon, Liver and Meatball.

These treats are made locally in Carlsbad, are grain and gluten free and include only all-natural, human-grade ingredients. Garbanzo beans take the place of grains, resulting in a tasty treat packed full of protein and dietary fiber. Each Mutt Muncher is about 18-19 calories and have an approximate 1 year shelf-life if the bag is completely sealed.

Why 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.

Delicious, nutritious and cost efficient, Mutt Munchers make a great addition to any dog’s diet! Visit us online or in one of our Southern California store locations to enjoy these Anniversary savings! Online customers can redeem their discount by entering MOREMUNCH at checkout.