Contests Archive

EEK! Our Halloween Collection is Here!

Halloween

With fall arriving, many things come to mind: changing leaves, football season, pumpkin spice lattes and, of course, HALLOWEEN! We’re as excited as you are for the Halloween season to start, which is why we’ve launched our Halloween Shop in-store and online a little early! This collection is filled with hilarious costumes, fun toys, festive collars and more!

Our buying team has carefully chosen this year’s collection, ensuring your pup’s Halloween to be a memorable one! We have 50s Girlcostumes to tailor every size Bowser – including the fan-favorite 50’s Girl, the Rock and Roll King, the Sunflower, the Rasta, the Lion Headpiece and the LED Devil Horn Headband; you are sure to find the perfect piece for your Halloween festivities.

Love Halloween, but not a fan of costumes? We didn’t forget about you! Some adorable Halloween-themed apparel like the My Lil’ Pumpkin Dress, the Crochet Pumpkin Sweater and the Skull Tee and accessories like the Pumpkin Neck Tie and Skeleton and Polka Dots Bandana are perfect for Pumpkin Fleece Sweaterany Halloween Party!

For the furry friend that is more into entertainment than dressing up, we have some Halloween toys that are sure to give you hours of fun! From plush favorites like the Devil Sock Monkey Toy to tough ones like the Jack-O-Lantern Rope Toy, we have a toy for every spooky entertainment seeker.

Devil Sock Monkey ToyWe’re adding a cherry on top of this Halloween sundae – we’ll be hosting special Halloween parties and costume contests at our Southern California stores! To take part in the fun, stop by our Solana Beach, La Jolla and Fashion Island stores on Saturday, October 25th from 4-6PM. Check our Facebook page for more information on these events and how you can sign your pup up for the contest!

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

Check it out: “My Dog is My” Photo Contest with Ruffwear

 

What does your dog mean to you? A companion? Entertainment? Motivation? Everyone has a different answer and we, along with Ruffwear, want to know what you have to say. 

Ruffwear’s year-long campaign, “My Dog is My…” encourages dog owners to share what their dog means to them as a reminder and inspiration to others. Now is your turn to proclaim your "My Dog is My…" for our My Dog is My Photo Contest!  Starting Monday, July 28th, Facebook and Instagram users are invited to participate by simply posting a photo of your pup to our Facebook page or on Instagram  with the hashtags #mydogismy and #muttropolis, and tell us what your dog means to you. To make it even more fun, you can download the “My Dog is My” sign, fill it out and send us a photo! The winner of the contest will be selected at random on Friday, August 1st 1:30PM PST. The random winner will receive a special Muttropolis + Ruffwear prize pack.

To get into the spirit of this contest, we decided to ask some of our fellow Muttropians what their dog meant to them. Here’s what they had to say:

Jessica and Thunder   Kiiah and Chewie
Jessica and her pup Thunder                  Kiiah and her pup Chewie

To learn more about the “My Dog is My” campaign, check out Ruffwear’s website.

Ways to Spend Mother’s Day with Your Dog, Plus a Photo Contest

Dog Moms

Here at Muttropolis we believe that having a pet definitely lands you in the “mom” category. So, we’d like to wish all of the doggy moms out there a very Happy Mother’s Day! If you don’t have children, you’re probably used to this day coming and going with no special wishes, cards or gifts, but you can still enjoy the day with your four-legged friend, who is sure to show you love in other ways.

Below are just a few of our favorite ways to share special time with our pups. Perhaps one of these suggestions will be the perfect date for you and your dog this Mother’s Day! Also, be sure to make it to the bottom of this post to learn more about the Mother’s Day photo contest we’re running for a short time only on Facebook!

A Dog-Friendly Lunch Date

Dog-friendly Dining

We’re lucky down here in San Diego with an abundance of dog-friendly dining options, and we sure hope the same goes for wherever you call home. No dog likes to be left behind, so on Mother’s Day search out an establishment that will let your dog come too. If you have a hard time finding a dog-friendly spot, you can always make a meal at home or grab something to go and enjoy it in a dog-friendly park or beach. We’re picturing a splendid picnic in the sunshine!

A Play Date with Other Doggie Moms

Dog Play Date

Do you have the perfect dog and mom duo in mind? Great, make a date! If not, head to your nearest dog park. The excellent thing about dog parks is that you don’t have to coordinate the play date ahead of time, simply show up with your fido and you’re sure to run into other dogs and doggie moms. Don’t forget to wish them a Happy Mother’s Day!

Enjoy the Great Outdoors

Dogs Outdoors

Hit a trail, head to the beach, or enjoy another outdoor activity for the afternoon. The fresh air and exercise will leave you both feeling fantastic. Water loving dogs will especially love this suggestion, and if it’s a hot day, you may want to jump right in with them! As with any outdoor activity, be sure to bring plenty of water for both you and your pup.

Snuggle Time

Dog Snuggling

This is the easiest suggestion of them all. We don’t doubt that your dog gets an abundance of love, but no one ever said there could be too much, right? Giving your pup some extra lap time or snuggling up for a nap will not only make them feel special, it’ll warm your heart too, and what Mother doesn’t love that feeling!

Now, about that photo contest we mentioned. If you haven’t liked us yet on Facebook, be sure to do that first. With Mother’s Day right around the corner, we’ve launched a photo contest asking our customers to post their favorite Mommy and Me picture on our Facebook page. All submissions are in the running for a chance to win a $100 Muttropolis Gift Card! The contest ends on Friday May 9th at 12:00 PM PST, and the winner will be selected at random and announced at 12:30 PM. We can’t wait to see your snapshots!

Join Us at Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon on Saturday, September 8th

Surf Dog Surf-A-Thon

We’re
excited to announce our attendance at the 8th Annual Surf Dog
Surf-A-Thon + Beach Day
on Sunday, September 8th at the Del Mar
Dog Beach! This event is primarily a surf competition for dogs that raises
funds for orphaned animals
at Helen
Woodward Animal
Center, but there will
also be bunches of other activities for all attendees to participate in. Festivities
kick-off at 8AM and run until 2PM.

Surf Dog is
a fantastic opportunity for friends, family and dogs to come together for a day
of fun, sun and surf, all to benefit beloved animals. Two-legged and
four-legged attendees can choose to either hit the waves and participate in the
surf competition or watch the action from the beach where there will be games,
a costume contest, food and more. There is a $35 fee for dogs to participate in
the surf competition and $35 fee for people. To participate in the Beach Bum
Costume Contest there is a $10 donation.

Judy
Fridono, a Top Surf Dog Fundraiser shared that “Although some see this event as
a competition, the animals awaiting their fate see us as their last chance at
survival… It’s as easy as asking your family, friends, and co-workers to donate
at least a buck. It’s as easy as posting a request on Facebook, Twitter and
other social media!” For more information about Surf Dog and the ways to get
involved, visit www.surfdog.kintera.org.

We’ll be
partnering with Ruffwear at the event, selling performance dog gear
built to enhance outdoor adventures for dogs and humans. On Saturday September
7th, the day before Surf Dog, Ruffwear will also be visiting our Solana Beach
store where they’ll be showcasing their merchandise from 10AM – 4PM.

RuffwearDogs Surfing

Surf Dog
Surf-A-Thon is presented by Helen
Woodward Animal
Center and Blue Buffalo. Helen Woodward
Animal Center
is a private, non-profit located in Rancho Santa Fe, CA where people help
animals and animals help people
, and Blue Buffalo is a leading manufacturer
of all-natural dog and cat products.

We hope to
see you and your four-legged friends over the weekend!

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

Dog Days of Summer Photo Contest Sponsored by Ruffwear!


Dog Days of Summer Photo Contest

What have you and your four-legged friends been up to this
summer? We’d love to see, so we’ve launched our Dog Days of Summer Photo
Contest with our great friends over at Ruffwear. It’s as easy as
this, post a photo of your pup from
a summer adventure on our Muttropolis Facebook wall and you’ll automatically be
in the running for a $100 Muttropolis Gift Card and a special Ruffwear prize
pack!
Ruffwear Don't use Facebook? Not to worry, you can also email your photo  to photos@muttropolis.com. The contest starts today and continues through Sunday, August 4th.
The winner will be selected at random and announced on Monday, August 5th. We can’t wait to see your summer snapshots!   

Muttropolis’ 8th Annual Doggie Ice Cream Socials, July 6th & 13th

I scream,
you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Summer temperatures are starting to
soar, so it’s time for our Annual Ice
Cream Socials
. This will be our 8th year helping pups beat the heat
with refreshing Sweet Spots! We’ll have Peanut Butter & Honey flavor for pups to indulge in. There will also be a contest for those competitive pups with prizes for the fastest
lickers!

Dogs Enjoying Sweet Spots

Sweet Spots are all-natural, creamy, delicious
and nutritious frozen treats made specially by Nature’s Variety for dogs. They contain no artificial colors,
flavors or preservatives and are 98% lactose free. At our socials, each pup will receive one
serving, a 3.5 fl oz cup, that comes in at 110 kcals with 7.5% crude protein,
5.5% crude fat, 1.0% crude fiber, 75.0% moisture and 1.8% lactose.

Peanut Butter & Honey Sweet SpotsOur Annual Ice Cream Socials are a great
opportunity to treat, entertain and socialize pets, while also getting a chance
to see what’s new. Visit our Solana Beach or La Jolla store this Saturday, July 6th
between 11am – 1 pm, or our Newport
Beach
store the following weekend on Saturday, July 13th at
11am to take part in the fun. Hope to see you and your pups there!

Mommy + Me Photo Contest

Mother’s
Day is right around the corner, so we’ve launched a photo contest on Facebook
for those women with four-legged kiddos. Please post your favorite Mommy + Me
picture on our Muttropolis Facebook Page
for all to enjoy and for a chance to win a $150 Muttropolis Gift Card! Our
contest is running through Mother’s Day, Sunday April 12th. The
winner will be selected at random and announced on Monday, April 13th.
We can’t wait to see your snapshots!

Mommy+Me