Dog Bedding Archive

Bonjour! Our Parisian Collection is Here!

Parisian Collection

We agree with Audrey, Paris is always an excellent idea, not to mention French inspired fashion! Stunning dresses, chic toys, and glamorous carriers, our Parisian Collection includes it all and much more. Fashionable fabrics like toile, tweed and quilted, keep this collection exuding high-end elegance.

Koko Chewnel Plush Dog ToyIf Paris isn’t in your pup’s future, at least they can dream about France in one of our fashionable and luxurious dog beds! The Toile Rectangle Dog Bed and Ritz Urban Lounger Dog Bed are just two of the many classic black and white designs included in our Parisian Collection. While snoozing, your pup can snuggle up to Eiffel Tower Dog Toy or Koko Chewnel Plush Dog Toy, both also excellent for playtime. And with the Crispaw Champagne Dog Toy, you can include your pup in toasts and celebrations for special occasions.

Toile Rectangle Dog Bed

If your furry friend is an avid traveler, you’ll love our Black Mixed Quilted Mia Dog Carrier and Chic Quilted Dog Carrier, both designer inspired styles built for function and fashion. Their cozy interiors will keep your pup comfortable, safe and secure. If neither of these carriers tickle your fancy, take a look at our entire Handbag Style Dog Carrier Collection, filled with an abundance of fashion-forward styles.

Black Mixed Quilted Mia Dog CarrierChic Quilted Dog Carrier

Silhouettes are something to talk about in our Parisian Collection! Both the Black and White Stripe Dog Dress and Black and White Polka Dot and Tulle Dog Dress have full and fashionable, show-stopping silhouettes. The stripe dress features delicate pink rose details, a sassy pink tulle petticoat, and a polka dot collar. The dot dress features floral and rhinestone buttons around the waist and a white petticoat. Black and White Polka Dot Dog BowAdd a little more Parisian pizzazz with one of our adorable dog bows, the perfect accessory whether worn alone or with an ensemble.

For more French fashion, peruse our entire Parisian Collection online, or visit one of our Southern California store locations.

Easter Egg-Stravaganzas + New Springtime Styles

Easter Dog

Easter is just a hop, skip and a jump away! Are you ready to celebrate? Swing over to our Hip Hop Shop where you’ll find the latest spring styles, all excellent choices for this Easter season. From darling dresses and dapper accessories to colorful collars and tantalizing toys, we have styles to suit all sizes and personalities!

Pink and Green Plaid Dog NecktieDoes your doggie love to dress to impress? Our Spring Flowers Dog Dress is made with exquisite attention to detail and exceptional execution, sure to turn heads and make your little lady look and feel like the princess she is. And for those princes, we have bowties and neckties, all handsome and especially fun for special occasions. Looking for something more casual? How about our Striped Dog Polo or Candy Stripe Dog Collar? Both feature soft, springtime hues and can be worn all season long, no occasion necessary.

Happy Easter Dog HoodyCandy Stripe Dog Collar Spring Flowers Dog Dress

If your dog doesn’t like to dress up, celebrate the season with new toys! Our shop is busting at the seams with bunnies, chicks, and a few other festive favorites. Some of these toys even talk, coming to life with each squeeze! Talking toys are often favorites amongst squeaker-obsessed pups. Does you dog need more of a challenge? Then the Bunny and Carrot Burrow Dog Toy is the best of the bunch! Your pup will strengthen their intelligence and puzzle-solving skills as they work to remove the bunnies from the carrot each time you reinsert them. If it’s a hit, we have many more similar burrow toys in our interactive dog toy section.

Bunny and Carrot Burrow Dog ToyEaster Egg Boiled Wool Dog ToyTalking Chick Dog Toy

That’s just a snippet of the styles in our Hip Hop Shop, so head on over to see the full springtime collection, bedding and carriers included!

Live in Southern California? Join us at one of our Egg-Stravaganzas this coming weekend where your pup can hunt for Easter eggs, pose for pictures, and enjoy socializing with four-legged friends. See below for the date and time at each of our store locations. Hope to see you and your fido there!

Muttropolis Solana Beach – Saturday April 12th at 10:30am

Muttropolis La Jolla – Saturday April 12th at 12:00pm

Muttropolis Fashion Island (Newport Beach) – Sunday April 13th at 10:30am

Dog-Friendly Home Design

Spring is underway, and for many this is the season for home improvements.

Whether you are about to embark on spring cleaning, redecorating, or even construction, we have a few share-worthy ways to incorporate your pet in your home improvement projects.

Light up their world.

Dog windows barkitect

The Barkitect recently wrote a great blog post about dog windows. Studies have shown that allowing dogs to see what is happening outside their confined space tends to reduce their stress. This concept is picking up steam and we’re seeing doggie daycare and boarding facilities incorporating dog windows in their facilities. As The Barkitect mentions, it’s a very interesting concept, one that can be incorporated in home design as well. Not only will strategically placing windows at low levels potentially elevate your pup’s mood, it will also create a visually unique look-and-feel, and bring more light into your home.

 

Maximize space with nooks.

Dog house under stairs

Whether your home is big or small, there is no need for wasted space, especially when your pet can benefit. How are you using the space underneath your stairs? Or the lower half of your closet? These are just a couple of the areas often overlooked in terms of design. Don’t fall into this trap, especially if you have a hound. Using these spaces for a dog nook, house, or built-in bed, is practical and can be a very visually pleasing solution to creating a special place for your pup. Need some inspiration? The Barkitect and Atticmag have great pictures to peruse.

 

Build dining in.

Dog feeding station in kitchen Dog bowl drawer
This dog-friendly design tip is a little more do-able for those of us who aren’t interested in a large overhaul. Creating a built-in feeding station is a great space saver, one that frees up floor space and keeps inevitable messes confined. Most built-in feeding stations are raised, which is recommended by veterinarians to help prevent pups from gulping down their food, which lessens the chances of digestion issues. Most of the designs we’ve seen are built into a kitchen island or a cabinet, some are even built-in to a drawer, offering quick and easy access and the ability to hide the bowls when breakfast or dinner is over. If you choose the latter, don't forget to have your pup's water elsewhere. Head over to TMS Architects’ site for more examples.

 

Keep them clean, conveniently.

Pet shower

You’ll never have to visit your local dog wash if you have one in your home! Adding a pet bathing station may be the most common of all these dog-friendly design additions, and what a great one it is. If you have a smaller pup you may want an elevated bath, whereas with larger dogs it’s nice to have a step-in standing shower design. Most people put them in their laundry room, but if space inside is limited the garage is a great alternative. It may be a pricey addition at first, but think of the money you'll save in grooming bills.

 

Don’t forget outdoor design.

Outdoor dog chaise lounge

For many down here in sunny Southern California, an outdoor living space is equally as important as indoor. So how do you incorporate your pet in your outdoor space? A traditional dog house is one way, but there are much more contemporary designs available these days. Take the Outdoor Dog Chaise Lounge for instance. It’s waterproof, made with synthetic weatherproof rattan, and provides your pup with shade from the sun. And did we mention how stylish it is? Traditional dog houses can take up a lot of room and are often too heavy to move. Instead, choose a lightweight design that provides your pup with a special place while also adding style to your outdoor setting.

 

Let the dog-friendly home improvements begin!

Fetchingly Fresh: Spot on Styles for Your Pup

Walk On The Wild Side

We love leopard print; it’s one of those sassy classics that looks fierce and fabulous on pet apparel, toys, furnishings and more! With spots on the brain, we pulled together an array of animal print pet products for our leopard loving customers. Take a look and let your pup walk on the wild side!

Leopard Boomerang Dog ToyFor furry fashionistas we have cozy sweaters, sassy dresses, an adorable hair bow, and fabulous high-fashion pet carriers. We also carry leather and nylon leopard print dog collars and leashes, great for girl or boy pups!

Don’t fret if your pup doesn’t like to dress the part, because our toys are tempting too. Filled with boomerangs, tugs, and even talking toys, our leopard print collection is too tantalizing to resist!

Is your pup in the market for updated furnishings? We carry numerous luxury leopard print dog beds, mats and blankets, and even a leopard print ceramic dog bowl. These wild essentials are a great way to add some sass to your home decor.

If you’re loving leopard print as much as we are, visit us online or in one of our Southern California store locations to shop these fierce items for your furry friend.

Black and Brown Reversible Nest Dog BedLeopard and Black Patent Haylee Dog Carrier

Can’t Wag Without

An insider’s look at what Muttropolis dogs can’t wag without.

 

Meet Gatsby, a Boxer rescue, and his proud Mama Ria, a member of the Muttropolis pack. Gatsby was adopted in July of last year weighing in at a measly 57 pounds and suffering from pnemonia. Ria came to Gatsby’s rescue and now he is a very healthy and happy 71 pounds. He is spoiled with the luxuries of being a Muttropolis pup, acting as a “product tester” of sorts, but Ria can attest that if she really wants to get Gatsby’s tail wagging, she must turn to a few of his favorite things.

Gatsby + Ria

Plato Thinkers + Tucker’s Chicken Breast with Bacon

Plato Thinkers Dog Treat SticksGatsby is hooked on the ginkgo baloba in these so called “Smart Dog Snacks,” the Duck variety being his favorite. Plato Thinkers are made from only all-natural and organic ingredients, they are fortified with antioxidant vitamins, a great source of iron, and with ginkgo biloba they even nourish brain function. Watch out Ria, Gatsby may start outsmarting you with these in his daily diet!

Tucker’s Chicken Breast Dog Treats also get Gatsby’s tail wagging. Gatsby gets to enjoy these when he deserves something decadent, and according to Ria that’s more often than not! His favorite flavor is made with just two simple ingredients, human grade chicken wrapped in bacon. Yum yum.

Fleece Stick Animals + Talking Toys

Being a big boy, Gatsby generally gravitates towards larger dog toys. Currently he can’t get enough of his Huge Monkey Stick Dog Toy. Fun to carry around and cuddle up with, Gatsby’s monkey is never far from him, even when he’s playing outside. Gatsby also gets a kick out of talking toys. When Ria gives them a sound activating squeeze, Gatsby perks up and leaps to play.

Huge Monkey Stick Dog Toy

The One & Only Katie Puff Bed

Plush Companion Katie Puff Dog BedAt the end of each day, or simply when Ria is away, Gatsby loves to cuddle up in his Animals Matter Plush Companion Katie Puff Dog Bed. Generously overstuffed with down-like fiberfill and covered in lavish chenille, Katie Puff dog beds bring luxury to a whole new level and lucky Gatsby agrees. Ria enjoys the easily removable cover. All she needs to do is unzip to clean in cold water and hang dry.

Luxury Leather Collars

Gatsby is short haired and has sensitive skin so Ria keeps him in leather dog collars of the highest quality, often handcrafted. Collars are a great way to highlight a pup’s personality, but they’re often also representative of the owner’s preferences. Ria is a huge fan of decorated leather collars, so Gatsby is always adorned in turquoise stones or metal embellishments, making him all the more handsome.

Turquoise on Chocolate Leather Dog Collar

Belmont Raised Bowl

Belmont Elevated Dog BowlIf you haven’t noticed already, Gatsby is living a life of luxury, so of course he dines in style too. Since he’s taller in stature, Ria knew the importance of investing in an elevated dog feeder. Raised feeders are recommended by veterinarians to help prevent pups from gulping down their food, which reduces air intake and the possibility of bloat and gas. Being a sophisticated pup, Gatsby dines in a Belmont Elevated Dog Bowl.

What keeps your pup wagging?

All products mentioned can be found in Muttropolis stores or at Muttropolis.com

Dig this Deal: 20% Off Storewide!

Muttropolis Storewide SaleFor four days only we're offering 20% off storewide!*

Storewide sales only happen once a quarter at Muttropolis, so don’t miss your chance to stock up and save on pet essentials and must-haves for your adored four-legged friends and family members. Our expansive, upscale assortment of pet supplies includes unique collars and leashes, stylish apparel, cool and captivating toys, travel accessories, at home essentials like luxury bedding and dining, and much more.

This storewide sale starts Valentine's Day, Friday February 14th and ends on Monday February 17th at midnight PST. Visit us in-store or online to start saving. Online customers must use coupon code CATCH20 at checkout to receive their 20% discount.

*Excludes food, treats and gift cards.

Wag Worthy Ways to Show Your Pup Some Love

Valentine's Day

Just one week ‘til Valentine’s Day, do you have something prepared for your pup? Whether you answered yes or no, here are a few excellent ideas to show your forever friend their special place in your heart.

Take a scenic walk. How does that saying go…variety is the spice of life! Instead of taking your usual stroll, cruise around your neighborhood in a different direction with your four-legged friend, or jump in the car and explore a new park, beach or trail. Your pup will enjoy the change of scenery and additional quality time with you.

Arrange a play date. Catching up with a friend over a cup of Joe, afternoon stroll, or evening on the town always leaves you feeling happier, right? Well pups love time with friends too! If your dog plays nicely with other dogs, invite another friendly pup over for a play date or set up a walk together. Socialization is great for dogs, especially with the additional exercise that comes with playtime.

Dog Play Date

Make them a new toy. If your pup loves playtime then adding new toys to their collection is a great way to keep them entertained. But another, environmentally friendly option is to make a new tug and toss worthy toy with old scraps of fabric. Old clothes, sheets, towels, whatever you have that can be saved from landing in the trash will work. Simply cut your fabric into strips, braid together and tie a knot at each end. Voila, your pup gets a new toy and you get green points!

All NaturalUpgrade their diet. Just like us, our pups can feel the effects of different foods. Reading labels is a great habit to make. Foods with little to no chemical preservatives and fewer processed ingredients are without a doubt going to provide your pup with better digestion and overall health. This doesn’t mean sacrificing taste, as many all-natural dog foods are not only nutritious, but delightfully delicious! Remember that any diet change should be introduced gradually to allow the digestive system to adjust.

Update their furnishings. Sleeping and eating are staples in every dog’s daily routine. Let’s start with the latter. Meal time may be most dogs’ favorite time of the day, so show your pup some love by letting them dine in style! A new bowl, feeder or treat jar would all fit the bill. But second to dining, or maybe even more enjoyed, is snoozing. There are an abundance of dog bed options on the market, so rest assured with our tips on how to pick the perfect dog bed for your pup.

Dog Sleeping

Give them a massage. Pamper your pup with a good massage, it will promote healing and bonding! It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, and an easy internet search will provide some tips on technique. Canine massage has been shown to increase circulation, reduce stress levels, and decrease muscle pain. Just stay aware of signs of discomfort and non-compliance to ensure it is an enjoyable experience for your four-legged friend.

Lavish them in green grooming. Clean is a great feeling, whether you’re furry or not. Have you ever seen a pup run around with glee after getting a bath? They love the refreshing feeling, but sometimes they aren’t so fond of the process. Many dogs have dry skin and allergies, so selecting gentle grooming products that are free of harsh chemicals is a must. Whether you are your pup’s groomer or you drop them off at the spa, be sure the products applied are safe and health friendly.

Dog Grooming

Ensure their safety. Saying goodbye to someone you love is hard, and in some cases, canine especially, can be avoided. Your pup should always wear a dog collar and ID tag, that way in the unfortunate event that they get lost the finder can reunite them with you. Many pet owners like to take their safety processions a step further and get their dog micro chipped. Part of loving your pup is keeping them safe!

Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your furry friends from Muttropolis!

Who Do You Love?

Valentine's Shop

Cupid makes no exclusions, so don’t forget your furry four-legged loves this Valentine’s Day! We’ve pulled together an abundance of love-inspired styles in our Valentine’s Shop, making it easy for you to find the perfect present for the adored pets in your life. Choose from design-driven apparel and accessories, tantalizing toys, quality collars, cozy bedding, and much more!

Humunga Lips Durable Dog ToyHeart dog toys galore! We have knit hearts, corduroy hearts, furry hearts, and hearts in a box! So whatever fabric tickles your furbaby’s fancy, you’re sure to find in our Valentine’s Shop. We also have the humorous Humunga Lips Durable Dog Toy from the same makers as the ever so popular Humunga Stache Durable Dog Toy.

Love U Dog SweaterDoes your pup love to dress up? Pretty in pink styles include our Hearts Argyle Dog Sweater and Pink and Silver Hearts Dog Dress. And for more casual pups we have a Heartbreaker Dog Hoody and Mom Dog Hoody, both cozy with darling details. The Love U Dog Sweater is a classic, high quality must-see, and a favorite around our office. Bandanas are also a great way to add a seasonal splash to your pup’s wardrobe, and we have a variety of patterns to choose from.
Valentine Dog CollarsOur Valentine’s dog collars and leashes aren’t only a stellar seasonal choice, many are subtle enough to wear all year long. The Hearts on Leather Dog Collar is a great example, and for a very Valentine’s Day option, check out our Red Hearts Dog Collar and matching leash.

If wearing holiday garb isn’t quite your pup’s cup of tea, then how about a brand new dog bed? Pomegranate Faux Fur Trundle Dog BedWe can’t think of a much better way to show your pup some love then to give them a new place to kick back and relax, a staple in every pup’s daily routine. The versatility of our Pink Hearts Faux Fur Trundle Dog Bed provides three beds in one! If the heart print is a little much for your taste, we also carry the Faux Fur Trundle Dog Bed in Pomegranate or Black Panther.

Our Valentine’s Shop is stocked with many more sweet styles, so be sure to visit us online or in one of our three Southern California store locations. We’re so eager to spread the love that we’ll also be hosting Valentine’s parties in each of our stores. Join us for fun with furry friends and one-of-a-kind pictures with your lovable pup in our Kissing Booth. Dates and times for each party are included below. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your pets!

Red and White Hearts Dog BandanaMuttropolis Newport Beach: Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 11:00AM

Muttropolis La Jolla: Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 9:30AM

Muttropolis Solana Beach: Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 9:30AM

Let’s get personal

Pets are a part of the family, and just like children, these four-legged furry members deserve occasional spoiling and exceptional care. Muttropolis is just the place to provide products for both spoiling and care! We’ve expanded our product assortment recently to include a variety of Personalized Pet Products, including dog collars, dog beds, pet blankets and engravable pet tags.

 

Custom Embroidered Dog CollarOur Custom Embroidered Dog Collar is a stylish, tag free alternative to keeping a dog safe in the unfortunate event that he or she goes missing. With the pup’s name and owner’s phone number clearly embroidered directly on the collar, no dog should go missing for long. Each collar is made in the USA with quality grosgrain ribbon sewn onto durable nylon webbing and is available in many color combinations to suite every pup’s personality. Coordinating leashes are also available.

 

Engravable Pet TagsFor those of you who prefer to use traditional pet tags to keep your pets safe, we offer a large assortment of unique and fashionable Engravable Pet Tags. With over 100 one-of-a-kind styles from Decorative Metal Tags to Stainless Steel Tags, there are sure to be options for every pet’s style and size. Some tags even feature colorful graphics or decorative charms, sure to set your pet apart from the rest!

 

For a personalized resting place, we carry Personalized Rectangle Dog Beds and Personalized Colorblock Rectangle Dog Beds. These USA made beds feature a 100% cotton removable cover, Personalized Rectangle Dog Bedbeautifully embroidered with the pet’s name and trimmed with contrasting piping. Filled with 100% recycled polyfill, they are both eco-friendly and comfortable. The cover unzips with a strong YKK zipper and both the cover and insert are machine washable for added convenience and longevity. Available in eight colors combinations to compliment any interior decor.

 

Personalized Dog BlanketWe also carry Personalized Dog Blankets made with super soft and snuggly sherpa lining and a micro-suede exterior. Available in pink, tan, black and leopard, with different embroidery color options, this blanket is very customizable. Each blanket is handmade in the USA by Paws4Peace, a movement to inspire and promote peace and aid in the fight against animal abuse, one tiny paw print at a time.

 

Muttropolis a must-visit destination for these unique, high-quality Personalized Pet Products, so visit one of our southern California store locations or Muttropolis.comso we can help you get personal with your pup!

Happy Holidays from Muttropolis

Merry Christmas

We, the Mutt family, would like to wish you and your family, furry members included, a wonderful and safe holiday!

Thank you for choosing us to help meet the needs and desires of your pets, keeping them healthy, safe, stylish and spoiled all year long!

While we realize your Christmas shopping has come to a close, we do have a couple of not-to-be-missed promotions left to finish out the year. If you haven’t taken advantage of it yet, or if you’d like to again, our Treat of the Month for December includes ALL treats. Yes that’s right, we are offering 20% off all cat and dog treats all December long. Singing Penguin Dog ToyOnline customers can redeem this special 20% offer at Muttropolis.com by using the code TREATME at checkout. And for those bargain hunters, starting today, all items in our Holiday Shop are an additional 50% off. Both of these promotions are also being offered at all three of our Southern California store locations. So keep the shopping spirit alive and enjoy these savings!

Happy Holidays!