Designer Dog Clothes Archive

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
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

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.

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
Online customers must use coupon code LABOR20 at checkout to receive their 20% discount
on Collars, Leashes, Harnesses, Apparel and Toys.

Trending at Muttropolis: Black & White!

If you follow fashion, you know black and
white is back in full force on the runways for Spring 2013, but did you know black and white is a top trend for pet
products this season too? Browse our always classic and often contemporary Black and White Dog Collection, full of new products that are sure to
keep your pup in style this season!

Black & White Dog Collection

hounds can rest easy in our Ascot Check or
Ritz Urban Lounger Dog Bed, both streamline
and contemporary designer dog beds by Bowsers, providing canine comfort and
adding some extra class to any home décor. Also for the home, we have a brand
new Helvetica Dog Bowl and Houndstooth Bone Shape Dog Mat. The
word “dog” repeats around the outer edge of the bowl, which is made of
heavyweight, high-fired, restaurant-quality porcelain. There is no doubt that
this mat and bowl look sharp together, but we have many other Dog Bowls and Raised Dog Feeders that
would also look fantastic with the mat.

Pawda Dog Toy
Mini Fat Cow Dog Toy
Newspaper Dog Toy

sleeping and eating covered, that brings us to playing and looking great! A few
of our favorite toys in this classy collection include the Newspaper Dog Toy, Dogverse
Shoe Plush Dog Toy
and the Mini Fat
Cow Dog Toy
, all plush and uniquely different from each other. Fashion meets
function with our eye-catching collar and leash sets including the Trellis Dog Collar and Leash and the Black Dots Dog Collar and
. Does you pup prefer a harness? Then don’t miss out on the Puppia Argyle Print Dog Harness and Puppia Dotty Dog Harness, both specially
designed to eliminate pulling on the pup’s neck and throat, ensuring safety,
security and comfort.

Puppia Argyle Print Dog Harness
Dot Dog Harness

Our fashions
don’t stop there! The Black and While
Polka Dot Dog Bow
and Houndstooth
Dog Bowtie
are accessories that are too cute for words and great options
for dogs that don’t like to be fully dressed. But if they like apparel, then we
love the new Houndstooth and Bowtie Dog
for boys and the Black and
White Dog Dress
for girls. The Big
Deal Dog Tank
and Necktie Dog Tank are
equally as cute for casual occasions. And we have some fashion for mom as well
with the brand new Houndstooth Dog
, a chic and comfortable choice for traveling pleasantly and in

Black and While Polka Dot Dog Bow
Necktie Dog Tank
Houndstooth Dog Carrier

So stay
trendy and shop our Black and White
Dog Collection
in stores or at We have something black and
white to suite every pup’s personality!

Fetchingly Fresh: New Styles Sprouting At Muttropolis!

As flowers
start to bloom, our summer inspired collections do too! In the spirit of
sprouting, we’ve compiled an adorable assortment of styles perfect for a Garden Party. Flowers, bumble bees and
lady bugs are all in abundance! With something for every pup, whether a true
gardener or not, this collection is a must see to gear up for summer.


fashionable furballs who love to sport new styles each season, we have adorable
apparel and accessories! The Sunflower
Dog Tank
and Butterfly Overall Dog
are perfect for casual outings, while the Floral Dog Dress and Bright
Flower and Dot Dog Dress
are both excellent choices for fancier garden-esque

Have a pup
that doesn’t prefer the “dressed” life? Check out our Checkered Daisy Dog Scrunchie that is worn around the neck and easily
slips on and off over your pup’s head. Or our crotched Flower Accessory, available in many colors to add some fashionable
flair to any collar! Speaking of collars, we’re in no shortage of spring
styles. Our brand new Bees Dog Collar and
Leash set is surely one of our
favorites with bumble bees on a turquoise backdrop and teeny yellow polka dots.


playtime, we have plush toys that are cute, cuddly and captivating. Our
interactive Flower Friends Hide a Dog
will keep your pup occupied and boredom free while it strengthens their
intelligence and puzzle solving skills. The Shaggy Ladybug Dog Toy is also a captivating choice with its moppy
material, little legs, antennas and entertaining squeaker inside. 

Visit one
of our Muttropolis store locations or
head over to to take
a look at our entire Garden Party collection,
featuring much more than mentioned, dining and bedding included!


Fetchingly Fresh: Step Into Spring With New Styles!

temperatures rise and days get longer, New
Spring Styles
are hitting the shelves! And that goes for here at Muttropolis too. So, as you start
resurrecting your spring wardrobe, or head out to shop for new styles, don’t
forget about your four-legged family member, who will also greatly enjoy a
refreshing new warm weather wardrobe.


Check out our
New For Spring collection page,
packed full of our latest and greatest springtime dog apparel, with a few colorful collars, harnesses and accessories as well. We have something
for every canine's style!

Our Pink and White Eyelet Dog Dress and Twinkly Dog Dress are both perfect for
picnics or summer parties, and our dress collection doesn't stop there! Looking for something more casual? Take a look at
our Anchor Dog Hoodie or Tie Dog Tee, a great option for boy

For pup’s
who don’t fancy apparel, we have fresh, fun collars and harnesses. The Bird Dog Collar and Rainbow Candy Stripe Dog Collar are
both colorful and eye catching. If your pup prefers a harness we have two new
adorable printed harnesses by Puppia.
The Owl Print Dog Harness and Dog Print Dog Harness are both
constructed to eliminate pulling on the neck and throat with easily
adjustable chest straps, ensuring that your pup is safely secured and


We’ve also
brought in a new Tangerine Leather Trim
Dog Carrier
so that you and your pooch can travel in style this spring.
Beautifully crafted with designer fabrics and trims, this carrier is made for
the fashionable pooch on the go!

So put away
those doggy coats, sweaters and other dark styles and shop our New Spring Styles! And don’t fret, if something doesn't tickle your fancy from our New For Spring collection page, visit What’s New, where you will find many more new collars and leashes,
along with other new, must-see products! Here we come spring!

Fetchingly Fresh: Our Hip Hop Shop is Now Open!

Spring has
sprung at Muttropolis, and we’re ready to help you put a little extra pep in
your pup’s step! With an abundance of new design-driven spring styles, there is
no better place than our Hip Hop Shop
to get your pup ready for the Easter season. Darling dresses, dapper
accessories, super cute tanks, tantalizing toys, and much much more.

If you have
a princess pup you must see our Daffodils
Dog Dress
and Bunny Dog Dress,
just two of our many fashion favorites, both handcrafted with delicate details
and exceptional execution. And not to worry, we’re prepared to outfit dapper doggies
too. Our Blue Plaid Dog Bowtie is a
handsome choice, or the more subtle Happy
Easter Dog Tank
. If you’re looking for sometime to use all spring and
summer long, the Aqua and Green Stripe
Dog Collar
and Leash set is
bright, striking, and best of all gender neutral!

Don’t have
a dog that likes to dress up? Treat them with toys! For the first time, we’re
carrying the popular Plush Bottle Dog
, a great toy and new way to recycle in one. It’s simple, just stuff the
plush duck with an empty water bottle and let your dog go crazy crunching and
crinkling to their hearts desire! We’ve also expanded our talking toy
collection to include a Talking Rabbit
and Talking Chick, both sure to keep
your pup amused as they come to life with each squeeze!


Clearly we
are ready to hippity hop into spring, so let us help you and your pup get ready
too! Join us to celebrate, hunt for Easter eggs, and pose for Easter pictures, at
one of our three Egg-stravaganzas. All Egg-stravaganzas will be held on
Saturday, March 30th. Festivities will start at 10am in our Fashion Island
store and at 11am in both our Solana Beach and La Jolla
stores. Hope to see you and your fido there!

Best Halloween Costumes for Metrosexual Dogs

hipster puppies Do You Have 'Metro Mutt?'

Do you have a male dog that has an extra spring in his step? Is he occasionally mistaken for being slightly gay? Does he particularly enjoy being groomed or shopping for gluten-free dog treats at the nicer doggie boutiques in town?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, (I did!) then you might just be the proud parent of a metrosexual mutt. In fact, my dog Zazou the Vizsla waves his 'muttro' flag quite high and we fully embrace and encourage his special fido flair.

Best Halloween Costumes for Metro Mutts

With Halloween right around the corner, you might be asking yourself – what is the best costume choice for my princess boy? Look no further – here are a few of our top Halloween costume picks for the muttro mutt. From do-it-yourself to store-bought– we've got you covered.

1) The Ambigously Gay Duo  - Batman and/or Robin. The tighter the unitard the better. 


2) Hipster Pup: Decorative specs and artfully tied scarf complete this hipster holier-than-thou look. Photo -



3) Pirate Boy Costume: Nothing says "Ahoy Matey!" like a satin jumpsuit and sassy red sash…right?

pirate dog costume muttropolis


4) Sailor On Leave Costume: Land 'ho! A fitted jumpsuit and smart stripes will definitely bring out the soldier in your boy.

soldier metrosexual dog costume


5) Rave Party Fairy Costume– Just add glow sticks and some techno trance and you've got yourself a party!

pink small dog halloween butterfly costume

6) Prehistoric Triceratops Dog Costume – What metro mutt doesn't appreciate a beautifully designed headdress? 

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7) Prince Charming Dog Costume: No metro mutt would turn down an opportunity to wear a faux-fur lined cloak AND  bejeweled crown.

Prince Charming Dog Costume

Reprint courtesy of Janet McCulley & The Daily Treat @

What We’re Loving: ‘Throw the Damn Ball’ Dog Tees

A Spring Must Have for the Ball Hound

Screen shot 2011-04-27 at 6.30.53 PM There's no shortage of goofy attitude dog tee shirts and dog sweatshirts floating around in the marketplace, but this particular dog tee from Muttropolis caught my eye as it truly expresses the sentiments of annoyed dogs all across the globe ….wouldn't you agree?

Finally, a tee that allows your ball hound to express their true sentiments as you annoyingly jerk the ball to and fro for your entertainment, and they patiently await for you to throw the damn thing.

Made in the USA with 95% cotton and 5% spandex. Starting at $15, find it at

Ruffwear: Top Choice of Pro Surf Dogs

On Board
Keeping Surf Dogs Safe in the Swells

Considered the "world's largest dog surfing event" with attendance topping nearly 4,000 last year, the annual Dog Surf-a-thon benefitting the Helen Woodward Animal Center was last week  and I turned to my friend and surfing dog aficionado Michael Uy, owner of Abbie Girl the Extreme Sports Dog, (at right) to find out what gear he considers to best for keeping the longboarding Lhasa-ahpso's safe in the swells. 

"People have several reactions when they see Abbie surfing on her own at the beach," Michael tells The Daily Treat, "But what always surprises me is the interest in her life jacket (never mind the custom board she's riding!). Most people have never seen a doggie flotation device, more don't know what they're for, and nearly everyone wants to know where to get them." 

Why a Doggy Life Vest?

A doggy life vest is great for any dog that likes playing in water, whether it's shredding waves or paddling around in a lake. 

"For surf dogs like Abbie, a doggy life vest has the added job of protecting her in a wipeout," says Michael, "so we use a pretty serious vest. We've tried tons of vests since Abbie started surfing 2 years ago."

ruffwear float coat surfing dog
Top Five Reasons Michael Picks the Ruffwear Float Coat 

Of all the field testing he's conducted, Michael and Abbie have settled on the Ruffwear Float Coat and here are Michael's top five reasons:

1) It looks awesome. Everyone knows you only surf as good as you look! There are two styles, and each comes in a few colors. Yellow is the easiest to spot in the ocean, especially if you're going deep to impress the dog surfing judges! I even love these little velcro clasps that tie-off the excess straps once you've fitted the vest to your dog. There are also NO flaps to fold over, or things to tuck in, like many other vests. The Ruffwear looks sleek, compact, and clean.

2) They have the most float. Ruffwear Floatcoats are the "floatiest" vests we've tried, which means it's much easier for your dog to paddle around. And in a wipeout, these things keep Abbie from getting pushed under. Additionally, the clean design of the Ruffwear let's it cut through the water efficiently, which is great when your dog is trying to paddle out of a gnarly wave that's double-over-tail.

3) Bomb-proof. The Ruffwear vest is tough. The cordura fabric has some pretty serious stitching, and the straps go all the way around. The top part of the vest is reinforced so it distributes weight along the length of the vest, and also supports a rescue handle. A rescue handle lets you grab your dog to pull them out of a wave, or assist them up stairs out of the water. And believe me, we've used this, and you can count on it!

4) Geeky. The Ruffwear has this one geeky feature that I love – a light loop. It's a small loop on the back support that lets you attach a waterproof light to your dog. We've done some surfing at sunset, and having a light lets us sneak in a few more waves even at dusk. Totally geeky, but I just love the light loop.

From a training perspective, Michael especially likes doggy life vests because they're a good signal to your dog that you're going to play in the water. Abbie wears her whether they go swimming, surfing, paddle boarding, or boating. This way she knows she's going to be near or in water, and it makes her more comfortable in new situations. According to Michael, communicating with your dog this way establishes a trust that gets them motivated to try new things more than traditional obedience training.

Makes sense!

Starting at $49.95 you can find the Ruffwear Float Coat at