Dog Bedding Archive

DIG THIS DEAL: The Summer Kick-Off Sale is Here!

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We’re on the cusp of summertime, which means it’s SALE TIME! For just a few days only, we’re giving Mutt customers 20% savings storewide*!

These sales don’t happen very often, so we recommend stocking up on all things Muttropolis! Whether it be a new bed, a handmade leather collar, a designer dog bowl or a toy to keep your pup (and you) entertained, now is the time to treat yourself! Speaking of treats, all treats are included in this sale as well, including favorites like the Honest Kitchen, Orijen and our locally-made Mutt Munchers!

Check out a few of our newest items and more during the Summer Kick-Off Sale. These savings start Thursday, May 26th and end Monday, Mat 30th. Visit us at our two Southern California locations or online to start saving! Online customers must use coupon code SIZZLE at checkout to receive their 20% discount.

*Excludes food and gift cards. Cannot be combined with other offers.

MUTT’S NEW: Talk to Me!

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Everyone has something to say. Why not make yours known? Complete with shirts, leashes and bowls that say so much, our Talk to Me Collection gives you the opportunity to wear your feelings without having to make one peep!

Let Bowser tell the real truths of being a pup with a hilarious shirt, like “Sleep. Eat. Poop. Repeat,” “Where’s the Food?” and “Sorry Not Sorry.” If you want to keep people guessing, the “One of Us…” leashes are perfect and are a great laugh! Add some more attitude with plush thought bubble toys, like “WTF,” “LOL,” “OMG” and “XOXO.”

It doesn’t hurt to add some humor to your pup’s wardrobe, and the Talk to Me Collection is just that. Visit our Solana Beach and La Jolla stores + online to see the full collection!

DIG THIS DEAL: Our Biggest Sale of the Year has Arrived!

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AW YEAH! We’re so thankful for our Muttropians (two and four-legged!) and wanted to give you all a special Thanksgiving treat – save 25% storewide* for ONE WEEK ONLY!

This kind of discount doesn’t come very often, which is why it’s the biggest (and our favorite) sale of the year. Not only does this 25% savings give you the ability to stock up on your favorite items, but you can get all your Christmas shopping done early! Beds, holiday items, apparel, toys and more are part of the special week-long savings!

Check out a few of our favorites and more during this awesome sale. These savings start Monday, November 23rd and end the following Monday, November 30th. Visit us at any of our three Southern California locations or online to start saving! Online customers must use coupon code BIG25 at checkout to receive their 25% discount.

*Excludes food, treats and gift cards. Cannot be combined with other offers.

MUTT’S UP: Holiday Boutique Now Open!

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Spoiler alert: if you guys aren’t aware, the Holiday season is our favorite time of the year. Not only is it the time for Christmas music, staying warm and putting up festive decorations, but everyone is so happy during this joyous time! We pulled out all the stops when curating this collection, making sure there is something for every pup this holiday season! Take a tour of our Holiday Shop now!

If you live in a cooler climate, we can help – not only is our outerwear festive, like our Santa Coat, but it’ll keep you nice and warm! Featuring either rIMG_8902thick fleece, a hood or a turtleneck, these jackets, sweaters and dresses will make your pup comfy and stylish whether they’re out on the town or just at home! If your pup isn’t into wearing clothes, no problem – we have adjustable, festive scarves and hats that will keep your dog’s neck and head nice and warm! Extra bonus? They’re ADORABLE!

Add some holiday cheer to your pup’s toy box with our holiday toys! We have toys ranging from big to small, squeaky torIMG_8741 silent, plush to tough and more! What are our favorites? We love the Wool Christmas Tree (this toy could even be used as a decoration!), the Corduroy Santa Toy (long legs and long arms make for some stylish poses) and the Holiday Light Bulb Orbee Tough Toys (they look exactly like Christmas lights and smell minty fresh!).

rIMG_8561Dress up your home for the holidays with festive bowls, beds, cozy blankets and more in our Home for the Holidays section of our Holiday Shop! Don’t forget to add a stocking for Fido or your Furry Feline!

We hope you all enjoy our Holiday Shop as much as we enjoyed bringing it all together. Happy Holidays! :)

MUTT’S UP: Save 20% during our Labor Day Sale!

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Stop everything you’re doing – we have an announcement. For a few days only, we are giving you 20% savings storewide*!

We’re excited about this sale not only because we love to give our Mutt friends savings on our vast assortment of new merchandise and also our favorites, but this sale also includes TREATS! As you may know, we are serious about our treats and always want to keep our pups’ tails wagging. We have brought in a variety of our favorite treats from brands like Zuke’s, Stella and Chewy’s, Bixbi, Plato and (of course) our very own brand of treats, San Diego-made Mutt Munchers.

This dynamite sale runs from Thursday, September 3rd through Monday, September 7th at midnight PST, so act now! Customers can stop by any of our three Southern California stores or visit Muttropolis.com to shop the sale. Online customers can redeem this special 20% offer by using the code LABOR20 during checkout.

*Sale excludes food and gift cards. Cannot be combined with other offers.

MUTT’S UP: BACK TO SCHOOL BLUES

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Empty Nest Syndrome for dogs? It’s true! While the kids and parents are excited about heading back to school, the four-legged family members may not share the same joy.

They’ve had a summer of fun with their human brothers and sisters, and now they have to leave – wouldn’t you be sad too? Professor Nicholas Dodman from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine told the Today Show that at least one in six dogs and numerous cats will show symptoms of separation anxiety after the kids go back to school. What are these symptoms, you might ask? They’re easy to spot once you realize what they are: chewing furniture, ripping the stuffing out of pillows, going to the bathroom in the house, obsessive barking/whining and shredding paper are just a few, according to Banfield Pet Hospital. How do you reduce this stress? We have a few ideas:

  1. Avoid emotional departures and greetings. Teach your kids to avoid over stimulating your pup at these times.
  2. Plan to exercise Bowser before you leave and always make a calm exit.

atlantisKeeping your pet comfortable or preoccupied is a great way to beat Bowser Boredom. Consider a few of these tools to help you and your pet:

  1. Crate/Crate Cover/Crate Mattress: A crate is the safest place for your pup to be when you’re out. Adding a mattress keeps them more comfortable and a crate cover simulates the feeling of a den which makes it a calm and peaceful setting.rIMG_4560
  2. Bed: If they’re not crate-trained, a bed is a great option. Beds with bolsters that surround your dog give a feeling
    of security. Choose a pillow bed if your dog likes to sprawl out.
  3. rphoto-3Gate: Letting your pup have free roam of the house can be dangerous if curiosity gets the best of them and they get into something that can be harmful. Choose a dog-proof room in the house that gives them enough space to move around and can fit a water bowl and bed.
  4. Interactive toys: Although no toy is completely indestructible, a sturdy toy or an interactive treat-releasing toy will give notrIMG_5538 (1) only stimulate your pup’s brain, but will keep them preoccupied! You know your dog best, we don’t recommend leaving toys with puppies or dogs that are tough chewers.
  5. BabyBark2Bark Collar: Our Citronella or Air spray bark collars are a safe and humane way to correct your dog when barking. The spray is released once the dog barks to interrupt the behavior.
  6. Thundershirt: If your pup gets excited or scared when you are in the process of leaving, try the Thundershirt. thundershirtOriginally invented for dogs that are scared of loud noises, the Thundershirt can be used anytime a dog is feeling anxious.  The burrito-like constant pressure that the shirt gives your pup gives them a feeling of security and calms them down.
  7. rIMG_0888Pet Calm Drops:  This all-natural remedy settle nerves and reduce anxiety prior to any stress-enhancing event. Add a few drops to their water each morning.

Take these steps to prevent your pup from separation anxiety and back to school time will be a breeze for you and your pup!

MUTT’S NEW: CAMO CANINE STYLE IS “FETCH”

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If you’ve been reading up on fashion magazines lately like we have, then you already know that camouflage is all the rage right now. Pet fashion is no rIMG_7246exception! We are loving the different camo items we’ve seen, from apparel to toys to bedding. After searching high and low for the cutest and most stylish camouflage, we have curated our Canine Camo Collection.

Into glamping? If so, then the girly camo may be perfect for your furry fashionista. Our favorites include a camo dress with pink accents and rhinestones, a camo hoody with rhinestones and a fabulous pink and green camo collar and leash! Every glamping galrIMG_7274 can’t forget her beauty necessities, including a perfume toy and Alexander Muttqueen shoe!

For the camping pup, we’ve got the essentials: a camo tank, camo collar and leash, “Bark Daniels Whiskery” toy and a camo bone toy. Another camo bit we love? The “Proud Military Mutt” tank makes our tails seriously wag!

Whether or not it’s hot at the moment, we love camo. To check out more of our Camo Canine Collection, visit us online or at our three Southern California stores!

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!