Dog Bedding Archive

MUTTROPOLIS DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT: Molly Mutt

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Beginning with our first store over 10 years ago, our goal has been to find the most unique and stylish pet products out there. We enjoy high quality and high design for ourselves, so why can’t our pets?! A few years ago, we discovered Molly Mutt, an eco-friendly and anything but ordinary dog bedding company.

amsterdamLocated in Northern California, Molly Mutt uses fun, eccentric fabrics to create dog bed duvet covers, dog crate covers + more. Molly’s duvet covers are the perfect way to recycle an old dog bed or make your own. How do you make your own? It’s easy – stuff the sack with old blankets, pillows, towels, anything you have lying around, zip it up and throw a cover on! Not only is this eco-friendly, but because she has so many different covers to choose from, you can switch it up whenever you want! Whether it be an outdoor cover for sleeping outside in the cooler months or a fashionable cover to spice up your living room décor, Molly has it. Another added bonus? These covers are machine washable, making cleaning a breeze!18985-DEFAULT-l

As if a duvet cover wasn’t enough, Molly also has coordinating crate covers for those pups that are still in crates. Crate covers are perfect if you want to give your pup some privacy, as they roll down, or if you want to add a touch of style to a basic wire crate.

We love Molly Mutt and can’t wait to see what they have for us in the future! To check out all of Molly Mutt’s fun items, check out our website.
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MUTT’S NEW: We’re Going Camping!

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I don’t know about you, but when I think of summer, one of the first things that pops in my head is camping. Sleeping in a tent, making yummy s’mores, what’s there not to love?! In honor of this popular summer activity, we have curated a collection dedicated to camping. If any of these items remind you of Wes Anderson’s 2012 movie Moonrise Kingdom, then you know where we got the inspiration from!

rIMG_6974The “Pup Scout” shirt, dress and beret take us back to our old Girl and Boy Scout days! Your friends will be thinking your pup is selling Girl Scout cookies or learning how to make a fire with these goods. The “I Love Camping” hoodie is perfect for those cool camping nights, too!

While the humans light up the BBQ and snack on yummy food, let your pup enjoy the fun, too! With eco-friendly breakfast toysrIMG_6777 like pancakes, bacon and eggs made of 100% leather and realistic-smelling pork ribs and chicken legs toys, you won’t have to feel like you’re leaving your dog out of the yummy goodness.

When you’re out camping, you’re sleeping in a sleeping bag, but what about your pup? Check out the ultimate portable dog bed from Ruffwear – this thing is not only comfortable and warm, but can be rolled up when it’s not used, making it the easiest thing you’ll have to pack. Another bonus? It’s machine washable, making it another easy thing the clean when you get home!

Our Camping Collection will make you wish that it could be camping season all year long! To peep the rest of the collection, visit our website or any of our three Southern California stores. Now, get to packing!!

MUTT’S UP: 5 Ways to Keep Your Dog Cool

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We LOVE summer. But, news flash: it’s hot. Humans are able to keep in tune with our bodies and know when we need to be cool, but how can you tell when your dog is hot? Signs of heatstroke in dogs can include excessive panting, bright red tongue, thick, sticky saliva and dizziness, to name a few. How can heatstroke be prevented? Keep them cool! We’ve come up with a list of five things that are sure to keep your dog cool during the warm months.
KoolCollar1. The Kool Collar. Add some ice and clip around your dog’s neck. It’ll cool down your pup’s whole body!
2. Make sleeping a breeze with a Pressure Activated Cool Pet Pad. If they made this in a human size, we’d want one. This pad isPressure Pad pressure activated and will keep your pup cool for 3-4 hours. The “coolest” part? It re-charges itself automatically when it’s not being used – no refrigeration, water or electricity needed!
popsicle3. Freeze a toy! Toys like the Chilly Bone and the Freezable Popsicle are made to freeze. All you have to do is soak the toy and pop it in the freezer. Not only will these toys cool your pup down, but they promote teeth and gum health!
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4. A cooling vest is always a good idea. The iCool vest is made of water-cooling material and doesn’t need any refrigeration. Let the vest soak, wring out the excess water and voila! Your pup will be cool in no time!
5. Let them take a swim! A good ol’ swim will definitely help your pup cool down! The Ruffwear K9 Float Coat is the dog version of a life jacket – need we say more?
Summer can be fun if you keep your and your pup safe at all times. To check out more ways to keep  your dog cool, peep our Summer Essentials Collection. Enjoy!
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The Ruffwear K9 Float Coat in Action!

MUTT’S NEW: Beach Bound!

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Time to hang up the coats and grab your swimsuits – summer has arrived and we’re ready to hit the beach! Don’t forget to bring your pup along for the ride. We’ve got all the goods your pup will need to be beach bound in our Beach Collection!

Getting your pup ready for the beach is easy. Wearing clothes can help reduce the sun exposure to your pup’s body and make them look adorable! A few favorites of ours include the Striped Crab Tank, Ocean Critters Hoody and the Whale Print Tank that has an SPF40 treatment in it that lasts 50 washes! If your dog prefers to be naked, a fun collar with a pop of collar can go a long way, like the Blue Polka Dot Collar, Whale Collar or Whale Bow Tie.

Ocean-themed toys are always a fun idea! Whether it be a tough toy, like the extra tough whale, a plush toy with an added twist, like the shrimp with chew guard, or the teeth-cleaning whale knit dog toy, your pup will be pleased with any ocean critter toy in their toy box! If you want to involve the water during playtime, check out the Ruffwear Hydro Floating Disc Toy – pontoon-like construction makes this disc float on top of water for visibility and fun!

This is just a taste of our Beach Collection. To get the lowdown on the collection, including apparel, toys, beach necessities + more, stop by any of our three Southern California stores or online now!

MUTT’S NEW: Feelin’ Floral

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With spring in full swing and the arrival of Princess Charlotte (the newest addition to the British Royal family, for those living under a rock), we feel like our newest Sweet Floral Collection couldn’t have come at a better time. Featuring delicate floral patterns and light colors, this collection is ideal for any Spring Party or High Tea!

If you love to dress your pup up for every event or simply with a collar and leash, achieving spring floral style is easy. Filled with super soft pajamas, an organic cotton-made dress, a beautiful harness that features a skirt for added flair, the apparel in this collection is sure to make your pup look and feel fabulous. Collars and leashes donned with flowers or butterflies are also an ideal look for those that want to put a little pep in their step.

Floral print doesn’t just have to be on your pup, it can be anywhere! We love the toys in this collection, especially the plush bunnies and owls that feature floral accents and the woven teddy bear. The ultimate floral home décor piece that we are obsessed with is the Dogwood Floral Bed. Not only is the pattern light and delicate, but it’s sure to be comfortable for your pup!

Floral is this spring’s theme – celebrate it while you can! To peep the rest of our Sweet Floral Collection, go online or visit one of our three Southern California locations!

ALL PAWS ON DECK: Necessities for the Nautical Pup

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Land Ho! We’re bringing the yacht in to show you all our newest Nautical Collection. Filled with stripes, anchors and sprinkles of fun, this collection is sure to get you ready to soar the seas!

Nautical apparel is always a must in the summer (or just about any time!). What are our favorites? The Sailor Tank is awesome because it has a sailor collar, while the Nautical Striped Tank adds a cute touch to basic stripes. For a fancy night on the water, we are obsessed with the Nautical Flirt Dress – the skirt has just enough of a poof to make your lil’ diva look like a princess!

Now that you’re dressed to impress, you gotta have some playtime! Tough rubber toys like the buoy and anchor are ideal for the chewer, while a floating toy like the mesh fish is perfect for those that love to play in the water! If your pup is more into shaggy toys, then the hilariously adorable shaggy crab and fish are the perfect treat!

Nautical home décor is an East Coast favorite – why not add a little nautical flair to your home? Bedding, like a nautical boat duvet cover or an anchor print futon, will not only keep your pup nice and comfy, but is sure to add some fun to your home. If you like your dog to eat in style, then the stripes or waves ceramic bowls are ideal. You could even transform these bowls into a cool table centerpiece!

Celebrate your love of anchors, stripes and sails with our Nautical Collection. Check out the rest of the Collection online or stop by one of our three Southern California locations to see it for yourself!

LUCKY YOU: Save 20% on one item this week!

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You don’t need the Luck of the Irish on your side to get hooked up! From now through Sunday, 3/22, save 20% off any single item* at Muttropolis!

What can you save on with this special discount? Take your pick! What are a few of our favorites? You can’t go wrong with a stylish and comfortable bed, like the Grey Lattice Dutchie. This bolstered bed makes it feel like the whole bed is a pillow! Interested in a new feeder? We’re loving the modern look of the Woodsman Feeder. The sleek look makes it ideal for any room in the house! Spring break is coming up – are you traveling? If so, then a carrier, like the Roxy, is ideal for any jet-setting pooch! Approved for most airlines, this carrier has ventilation windows, a roll up privacy flap and is a in a classy, quilted pattern!

Check out a few of our favorites and more during this awesome sale. The special starts Tuesday, March 17th and ends Sunday, March 22nd. Visit us at any of our three Southern California locations or online to start saving! Online customers must use coupon code LUCKY at checkout to receive their 20% discount.

*Excludes food. Valid one item per customer.

MUTT’S NEW: Hop Over to the Hip Hop Shop – Open Now!

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Spring has definitely sprung over here at Muttropolis! All of us (two and four-legged) are jumping for joy with the return of our favorite Hip Hop Shop! From bright, festive apparel to bowties to talking toys, we’ve got everything to make your Easter (or any spring activity) shine!

rIMG_5757A perfect mix of functionality and cuteness is necessary for any spring outfit. What’s the perfect outfit for Easter brunch, you ask? Our personal mutt-stylists recommend something simple, yet stylish, like a bowtie or tie for the boys, and something bright and flowy for the gals, like a nice dress. Looking for something a little more casual? We are loving the Chicks Love Me tee and the duck coat, both of which are not just comfy, but are pretty hilarious (we’re all about the LOLs).

Spring toys are essential for any pup’s Easter basket! What are our favorites? A tough, rubber toy like the Dogegg or the Rubber Chicken are perfect because not rIMG_5741only are they tough, but they squeak making it extra fun! Interactive toys like the Bunny and Egg Burrow and Bunny and Carrot Burrow are ideal for those dogs that love a challenge – hide the toys and watch the burrowing begin!

Need a pop of spring color in your home? Adding something bright is sure to light up any room. We are loving the colorful Arf Treat Box (which can definitely rIMG_5807be more than just a treat box) and the Pippa Futon (the pink shade of this futon is to die for!).

If you’re loving spring as much as we are, be sure to check out to the rest of our Hip Hop Shop, available at any of our three Southern California locations or our site. We’re also hosting our Annual Easter Egg-Stravaganza Egg Hunt + Party on Saturday, March 21 from 12-2PM in Solana Beach and 12-3PM in La Jolla and Saturday, March 28 from 10AM-12PM in Fashion Island. Check our Facebook for additional event details + more!

I SEE SPOT: Leapin’ Leopards Have Arrived at Muttropolis

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If someone told us they hated leopard print, we’d think they were seriously lying – probably because we love leopard print so much! To celebrate this love of leopard, we’ve created a special collection dedicated to leopard lovers. From comfy sweaters to stylish carriers, we’ve got everything you need to prepare for any Safari!

rIMG_5423Is there such a thing as too much leopard? Nope, especially when it comes to apparel! Dress up for a night on the town in a leopard and tulle dress or stay comfy and classic in a fleece pullover – either way you’ll be looking your finest!

If you’re more of the subtle type, but still want to look stylish on your daily walks, we recommend the leopard velvet collar and leash. The red webbing adds a touch of sass and complements the leopard perfectly! For those days when the sun is out, have no fear – Doggles not only keep your pup’s eyes away from the sun, but the leopard print makes staying safe fashionable.

Don’t think we forgot about everyone’s favorite item – toys! If your pup is into squeakers galore, then they’ll love the giant leopard snake toy – this thing is 3 feetrIMG_5568 long! For the fashionistas in the building, you can turn into Carrie “Bark”shaw with our adorable leopard-print Manolo “Bark”nik shoe toy! All the toys in this collection are the perfect mix of soft and stylish.

To take the Leopard Collection up a notch, we’ve added some adorable items that benefit not only your pup, but you too! If you tote lil’ Bowser around, then the leopard patent leather Haylee carrier is a must. Not only does it give you an easy way to bring your pup everywhere, but it’s so cute that you could you it as an everyday bag! Don’t forget to add a touch of leopard pizazz to your house, whether it be with a feisty bed or a contemporary dog bowl. A little leopard goes a long way!

If you’re love leopard as much as we do, then you are going to love our Leopard Collection! Check out the rest of the Collection online or stop by one of our three Southern California locations to see it for yourself.

WHAT WE’RE DIGGIN’: Beat the Cold Weather Blues

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Whether you’re in Hawaii or in the East Coast’s Snowpacalpse, it’s COLD! Remember, you’re not the only one that needs to keep warm in the winter – your pup does too! Pups are just as sensitive to the weather as we are (if not more!). Don’t let the cool weather limit Bowser’s activity – go out there and play!

Keep your pup warm in that brisk weather with a fleece jacket or puffer vest! A fleece jacket that’s water resistant has a dual purpose – not only will it keep your dog nice and warm, but the outer shell is made with nylon – perfect for those walks in the rain! If your baby needs warmth over water-resistantance, then our best-seller fleece pullover will do the trick. It comes in an array of colors and is easy to pull on and take off, making it perfect if you need it on in a pinch! If you’re looking more for basic rainwear, then the reversible raincoat is ideal. Because it’s reversible, it’s basically like two raincoats in one! It’s hooded, making it the ultimate cover-up for rainy days. Another great addition to your pup’s winter wardrobe? Boots! Our Ruffwear Summit Trex Boots protect against salt or other snowmelt chemicals as well as protect against extreme temperatures. These boots keep moisture out of the paws and have great traction. It’s a win-win!

Another way to stay warm? Beds and blankets of course! Whether it be a super comfy throw, a cave bed (this could also work as an awesome hide-and-seek bed!) or a roll-up bed for comfort on the go, any type of soft and warm fabric is perfect for the cool weather!

Just because it’s cold and snowy out shouldn’t limit your fun outside. Now that you know how to keep warm, it’s time to go out and play! Check out the rest of our Winter Essentials Collection online or at any of our Muttropolis stores.