Collars & Leashes Archive

Night Safety Products & Tips, Just in Time for Halloween!

Dog Night Safety
As darkness continues to set in, we are here to help protect
your pup! Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 3rd, which
means our evenings will be much shorter than we’d like. Since the safety and
health of your pets is our top priority at Muttropolis, we’re dedicated to
finding the latest and most innovative products to help diminish any danger walking
in the dark may bring. 

 

Many people don’t realize how mindful and prepared you
should be before going out in the early morning or late evening for walks or
runs with your four-legged friends. Venturing out without lights and/or
reflective gear can put our pups, and yourself, in harms way. Visibility is
poor when it is dark out, which means it is harder for you to see obstacles of
all sort, and for those live obstacles to see you. With that said, it is
crucial to use caution and be outfitted with the appropriate safety products.

 

Lighted Dog CollarLighted collars and leashes are hands-down our number one
recommendation. Unlike reflective products, lighted products provide
illumination even when light isn’t shining on them. Our Lighted Dog Collar and Lighted
Dog Leash
are
innovative and fashionable. They are made by Pup Protector with
cutting edge thermoplastic polyurethane and bright LED lights and feature three
settings. Pup Protector is a brand built on the mission to protect pups from
danger when it is dark out. Their products are durable, versatile, stylish and
sleek, and offer benefits far beyond keeping your four-legged friend safe
during early morning or late night walks and runs. When you choose a Pup
Protector collar and leash, you’re also able to:

 

(1) Easily spot your dog off leash

(2) Distinguish your dog in a large pack or at a dog park

(3) Keep an eye on your dog in your yard

(4) Differentiate between multiple dogs by choosing collars
with different LED colors

 

Ruffwear Beacon Dog Safety LightLooking for a little less light? Or have a non-lighted,
non-reflective collar and leash set that you’d like to continue to use in the
dark? Then safety lights are an
excellent choice for you. They easily attach to a collar, leash, or apparel. We
carry the Ruffwear Beacon Dog Safety
Light.
I
t
is lightweight, compact and clips on quickly and easily.
Featuring a high-intensity LED, it creates a halo of red light around the dog
and offers multiple blinking modes. Like a lighted collar or leash, this is an
excellent choice to ensure your pup is seen and can see. We recommend
purchasing more than one, that way you can wear one too. It’s better to be safe
than sorry!

 

Reflective collars and leashes, as well as reflective dog apparel, are also helpful in
low-light conditions. They increase visibility as long as there are lights
around to reflect off of them, so if you and your pup venture out near street
lights, building lights or headlights, then reflective products may be good for
the two of you. However, to stay on the safest side, we recommend reflective
products to accompany lighted products. We carry a wide selection across both
of these categories, many products made by reputable brands Ruffwear and RC Pets Products.

 

Ruffwear Knot-a-Just Reflective Dog Collar
Nylon Barrel Chested Dog Jacket

Even if you and your pup are outfitted with all the best
lighted and/or reflected products, be sure to always use caution and maintain an attitude of awareness. It’s a great
idea to carry a flashlight, that way you can stay in control of your
visibility. Many of our customers find headlamps useful. They free up your
hands and provide lots of light!

 

Sidewalks or walking trails are ideal, but if you have to
walk along a roadside, be sure to walk
against traffic
. That way you and yo
ur pup can easily see the traffic
coming and vice versa. And remember, what you wear makes a difference too! Veer
away from dark clothing and invest in something reflective, or take our
suggestion and purchase an extra safety light. Improving your visibility only
increases your combined visibility, and thus increases your safety.

 

So
suite up your pup (and yourself) for night safety and
don’t forget to always stay alert. The safety products discussed in the
post, and many others, can be found in any one of our three Southern
California store locations or online at Muttropolis.com.

 

We wish you and your furry friends a safe and
Happy Halloween!

Fetchingly Fresh: Fabulously Fuchsia for your Four-Legged Fashionista!

Depending
on where you and your pup call home, you may be transitioning from summer to
fall or fall to winter, and before we know it we’ll all be diving into
the holiday season! So, we thought it was perfect timing for one last splash of color for your furry fashionistas. Take a look at our Fabulous in Fuchsia collection!

Fabulous in Fuchsia

One thing
is for sure, no fashionable pup can have too many head-turning styles. Our brand new Pink Plaid Dress Dog Coat and Necklace Dog
Sweater are two fancier choices, both featuring sophisticated cuts and darling details. If your pup prefers something more cozy without compromising quality or fashion, then the Raspberry Dog
Hoody or Pom Dog Sweater would also be perfect! The Raspberry Dog Hoody
features sparkly hand-sewn beading that is too darling to miss, and the Pom
Dog Sweater has excellent texture.

 
Pom Dog SweaterPink Plaid Dress Dog Coat
Necklace Dog Sweater

What’s next
best to apparel for a fashion driven canine? Collars of course! We now carry
floral patterned collars that come with adorable, removable floral appliqués. Accessorizing made easy! Handmade in
the USA
by artisans using high quality soft fabric and quality hardware, these collar
sets are beautiful and durable. We currently carry a Purple Flower and Dog
Collar Set and a Damask Flower and Dog Collar Set, both with matching leashes,
sold separately.

Purple Flower and Dog Collar Set
Purple Flower

For
playtime, the Fur Star Flower and Fur Knit Flower Dog Toys are our favorites.
They’re handmade with great attention to quality and design details, providing
your pup with a very unique toy to add to their collection. The texture and
squeaker alone are sure to provide amble entertainment. Another stand out toy is
the Boiled Wool Dog Balls, a customer favorite now available in fun striped
color combinations! These balls are durable and naturally attractive to dogs with their wooly scent derived
from natural oils of wool fleece. And they’re biodegradable too!

Fur Star Flower Dog Toy
Boiled Wool Dog Ball

Much more
is to be seen from our Fabulous in Fuchsia
collection, so visit us at Muttropolis.com or stop by one of our Southern California store
locations
. And stay tuned, because we’ll be opening our Holiday Shop very
soon!

October is National Adopt-A-Dog Month!

Adopt-A-Dog Month

The best way to honor Adopt-A-Dog
Month
is by adopting a dog in need! Choose a pup from a shelter or rescue
group and you’ll save a life, save money, find a healthy pet, help in the fight
against puppy mills and pet stores, and feel better! A while back we posted some
excellent tips on how to get started,
and choosing the right pet.

Live near a Muttropolis store? Then you’re in luck! For the
month of October, we’ll be hosting
multiple adoptions
every weekend in each of our three Southern
California stores. We’ve included the dates and times for each of
these adoptions below. As a congratulations and thank you, we’ll be providing
every dog that is adopted at one of our events with a Muttropolis “wag bag,”
filled with goodies to enjoy with their new family.




Save A LifeAs some of you may know, Muttropolis is an “Animal Admirer”
for the San Diego Humane Society.
We’ve already admired two pups that have found loving homes, and recently
received our newest animal to admire, Huxley. He’s a male American Pit Bull Terrier
Mix, a staff favorite, and extremely smart after having undergone extensive
training for etiquette, housetraining and tricks. He loves to perform
and thrives in active, athletic environments like the dog park. Huxley is just
over 7 years old and neutered. For more information about handsome Huxley and
the adoption process at the San Diego Humane Society, visit his profile. The video of him showing off his skills will
win you over right away!Huxley is featured in many of the images below.

No matter how you choose to adopt, whether from a shelter,
rescue group, or someone you know, there is one thing we know for sure,
every
dog "can't wag without"
 
these
essentials:

Collar & Leash

Essentials
for safety, and don’t forget a personalized tag!


Dog CollarEvery dog needs a collar
and leash for walks, to hold their identification tag(s), and to show of their
personal style! Our wide collar assortment includes color, fabric and style
options for each and every canine customer, most with coordinating leashes. And
to keep your pup safe in the unfortunate event that they ever get lost, an
engravable tag is a must-have too. We have over 100 one-of-a-kind styles to
choose from!

Bed

Whether they
like to snuggle up or stretch out!


Dog BedLet’s face it, dogs
sleep a lot, so having a comfortable, well-crafted bed is something each
four-legged fur ball should have. We carry all of the top selling designer and
luxury dog beds included square bolstered, donut, double donut, pillow,
outdoor, mats, blankets, duvets and more! Options to accommodate every pup’s
sleeping preferences and home décor.

Bowls or Feeders

For
feasting, one of their favorite times of the day!


Raised Dog FeederWe believe that dogs should
dine in style. To accommodate for differing design preferences, we have classic
ceramic bowls, sleek stainless steel feeders, contemporary wooden designs, and
much more! Why do we love raised feeders? With their elevated ergonomic design,
they aid in digestion, preventing pups from eating too quickly and suffering
from the uncomfortable side-effects.

Toys

Plush,
rubber, tough, interactive, there are toys for every pup’s playing preferences!


Dog ToysToys are like good
friends, the more the merrier! We have unique toys for pup’s that love plush,
enjoy playing fetch, need something interactive to eliminate boredom, or play
so hard they need a toy build tough! Keep your new addition entertained and
you’re sure to have a much easier transition and happier pup.

Training Tools

Essentials
when bringing a new pup home!


Training ToolsA well trained dog is
a happy dog, so be sure to stay in control when you bring your new pup home. Effective
dog training tools that are safe and humane make this much easier! Dog crates, training collars, no-pull harnesses, potty pads and anti-bark
products, can all be lifesavers in establishing a safe and secure environment.

Treats

Great for
nutrition, training, and the obvious… rewarding!




Stella & Chewy's Carnivore CrunchKeep it all-natural!
We have done the research on dog nutrition so that you don’t have to. All of
our treats are all-natural, easily digestible, preservative-free, wholesome and
delicious. And best of all, each month we offer a special promotion on a Treat
of the Month
, this month it is Stella & Chewy’s freeze-dried dog treats.
Buy 2, get 1 free for the whole month of October!

Can’t adopt for one reason or another? Pet finder provides
some ways you can still help.

———————

Muttropolis La Jolla:

Animal
Advocates of the United States
Adoption – Sunday, October 6th at 11:30am

Helen Woodward Animal
Center Adoption –
Saturday, October 12th at 11:00am

Second
Chance Adoption – Saturday, October 19th at 10:00am

SNAP
Adoption – Saturday, October 26th at 11:00am

 

Muttropolis Solana Beach:

Four Paws
Coonhound Adoption – Saturday, October 12th at 12:00pm

Saving Pets
One at a Time Adoption – Sunday, October 13th at 11:00am

Southern California Retriever Rescue Adoption –
Saturday, October 19th at 11:00am

San Diego Humane Society Adoption – Sunday,
October 20th at 11:00am

Chihuahua Rescue of San
Diego Adoption – Saturday, October 26th at
11:00am

 

Muttropolis Newport Beach:

Recycled
Pets SoCal Adoption – Saturday, October 5th at 12:00pm

Kris Kelly
Foundation Adoption – Sunday, October 6th at 12:00pm

Recycled Pets
SoCal Adoption – Saturday, October 19th at 12:00pm

Kris Kelly
Foundation Adoption – Sunday, October 20th at 12:00pm

Kris Kelly
Foundation Adoption – Sunday, October 27th at 12:00pm

It’s Almost Time for Trick-or-Treating! Is Your Pup Prepared?

Our Halloween
Boo-tique
is filled with costumes to suit all canine personalities! Your
four-legged friend could be a golfer, monkey, flapper, or even a tootsie roll,
to name a few. Halloween is just over a month away, and some styles are selling
fast, so act fast for the best selection. Costumes aren’t all we have in our boo-tique,
we also carry funny and festive toys, adorable accessories, and darling
Halloween dresses!

Halloween Bou-tique
The Halloween Treats Dog Dress was designed
specially for those furry fashionistas who are always looking fabulous! Featuring
an extra fluffy ruffled double layered underskirt, decorative trim and polka
dot ribbon details, it’s a sure head-turner. The equally adorable, festive and
feminine Ribbon Pumpkin Dog Dress is
also a great choice for furry fashionistas with a striped ruffled skirt,
puffed sleeves, embroidered pumpkins and ribbon details. Both are cute costume alternatives!

Halloween Treats Dog Dress
Ribbon Pumpkin Dog Dress

For the
male pups, or females that don’t want to wear a dress, we have the Jolly Roger Dog Sweater with a skull
and cross bones on the back, a trendy choice that can be worn again when
Halloween is over! The Halloween Argyle
Dog Bowtie
is also a cute choice for dapper doggies. And probably the
easiest, fun way to let your pup get dressed up for the holiday would be with our
Candy Corn and Dots or Bats Dog Bandanas, both reversible!

Candy Corn and Dots Dog Bandana
Jolly Roger Dog Sweater
Halloween Argyle Dog Bowtie

We’ll be
hosting Howl-o-ween parties at all three of our Southern California store
location
s, so don’t forget to mark your Calender with the party nearest you. Stop
by our Solana Beach Muttropolis store on Saturday, October 19th at 6PM,
our La Jolla Muttropolis store on Friday, October 25th at 6PM, or our
Newport Beach Muttropolis store on Friday, October 25th at 7PM.

Stay tuned
for tips to stay safe while you and your pup are out-and-about on
a dark Halloween night.

Fetchingly Fresh: Homecoming Collection

Its football season, is your happy hound ready to rumble? Our Homecoming Collection is packed full of fun, funny, and fashionable styles to gear up, with stripes in abundance!

Homecoming Collection

What comes with football season? The dreaded decline in temperatures, but not to worry we’re prepared to help you keep your pups warm with snuggly sweaters and happenin’ hoodies. Two of our brand new sporty styles, the Puppia Stars Dog Sweater and Puppia Striped Dog Hoodie, are featured on the adorable pugs in the image above. However, if your pup prefers to stay apparel free, we have classic striped collar and leash sets and a brand new easy to use Active Go Bone Dog Harness.

Navy and Green Stripe Dog Collar
Active Go Bone Dog Harness
Stripe Dog Scarf
To keep the collection playful, we’ve included the Orbee-Tuff Football Dog Toy, pictured above and made of recyclable non-toxic Orbee-Tuff compound, and the Knit Football Dog Toy, handmade with cotton thread. With either, you can now toss the pigskin with your pup! And for some humor, or simply to cheers with you pup, you must grab one of our beer toys. Choose between Heiniesniff’n, Dogs Equis, or our newest additions Blue Cats Trippin and Pissness.

 
Heiniesniffin' Beer Dog Toy
Blue Cats Trippin Beer Dog Toy
Pissness Beer Dog Toy

We’ve even included a brand new carrier, the Sports Bag Dog Carrier. A great choice for those little ones who are constantly on the go with you, featuring dual mesh panels on each side, providing ample air circulation and canine comfort!

Check out the rest of our Homecoming Collection at Muttropolis.com or in one of our Southern California store locations.

Our Halloween Shop is Now Open and it’s Spooktacular!

Halloween Shop

Fall is
fast approaching and the first holiday on the docket is Halloween! In
anticipation for this fun-filled time of year and all of the festivities that
surround it, we’ve already opened our spooktacular Halloween Boo-tique in
stores and online. It’s filled with adorable get-ups for your little
tricksters!

Skull Dog ToyShaggy Spider Dog Toy

Our buying
team has sniffed out this season’s hottest Halloween pet costumes, tantalizing
toys, apparel and accessories to ensure that all of our four-legged customers
are pawsitively the best dressed pooches! The Headless Horseman, Golfer,
Mexican Zarape and Flapper dog costumes are just a few of our favorites this
year, so act fast to get the best selection. It’s never too soon to prepare our
pups for the season!

 
Flapper Dog CostumeHeadless Horseman Dog Costume

Also, mark your
calendars because as we near the holiday we’ll be hosting Halloween parties with
costume contests and more
at all three of our Southern
California store locations. To take part in the fun, stop
by our Solana Beach Muttropolis store on Saturday, October 19th at 6PM,
our La Jolla Muttropolis store on Friday, October 25th at 6PM, or our
Newport Beach Muttropolis store on Friday, October 25th at 7PM.

We hope to
help you and your hounds prepare for a very Happy Halloween!

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.

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.

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.

Fetchingly Fresh: Summer Fashions Have Arrived!

This post
is dedicated to all of those furry fashionistas who can’t live without the latest, greatest summer fashions! Whether
it’s ruffles, lace, appliqués, or rhinestones that tickle you and your furry
one’s fancy, you are sure to find some of it all in our New For Summer Collection.

For Your Furry Fashionista

Every
female furball deserves to feel like a
lady
, and what better way to do that than put her in a darling dress? Our Navy
and White Polka Dot Dog Dress and Lace Organic Dog Dress are a few of our
casual cotton options, offering cute
comfort with just enough detail to stand out. Looking to make a statement? Then our Daisy Dog
Dress and Ice Cream Harness Dog Dress and two must-sees! The ice cream number
is darling, made of lightweight cotton, both solid and ice cream patterned, and
embellished with beautiful trim, a sateen bow and adorable ice cream buttons,
it’s made for sizzling summer days.
And not to be missed, the Cartoon Animal Dog Dress, featuring cartoon animal
print with lions, giraffes and rabbits. This dress exudes fresh, easy and fun fashion for summertime!

 
Navy and White Polka Dot Dog Dress
Cartoon Animal Dog DressDaisy Dog Dress

As Matthew
McConaughey said in How to Lose a Guy in
10 Days
, “frost yourself!” Pearls,
crystals, and stylish designs are all excellent choices for giving your pup some
frosting. Our Heart and Pearl Necklace is beyond glamorous with pearls and
beads strung side-by-side and a glitzy crystal heart shape charm as the focal
point, perfect for special occasions!
Our Mini Pearls Dog Collar, available in a variety of colors, and Madison
Swarovski Crystal Dog Collar are also both beautifully crafted for sassy canine
style.

Heart and Pearl NecklaceMini Pearls Dog Collar

Always on the go with your furry fashionista? Our
carrier assortment is filled with styles to meet your needs, but the two that
we put in this collection include the Soho Dog Carrier, pictured above and below in
green, and the Striped Dog Carrier. Both chic, modern, and made for enjoying traveling in stunning style!

Soho Dog Carrier
Striped Dog Carrier
All of
these summer fashions are available at
Muttropolis.com and in each of our Southern California Muttropolis store
locations. But don’t stop with just this collection, if you have a true fashionista
on your hands you’ll enjoy perusing
all of our other glitzy and glamous collars, carriers, apparel and more!