Engravable Pet Tags Archive

What We Love: Move into Movember with Us!

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In recent years, November has been deemed “Movember” in an effort to bring awareness to men’s health.  Men everywhere will be growing mustaches to raise money for prostate cancer research. We believe “man’s best friend” should get in on the fun too with our special edition Mustache Collection.

For dogs small to large, we have fun mustache collars to get into the spirit with a variety of styles including the ever popular Color-block Mustache Collar – a Mutt favorite!  Pair it with a matching Mustache-themed engraveable dog tag for the perfect ensemble. The front features a beautiful copper mustache with engraving on the back.

Of course this collection wouldn’t be complete without a toy. Be the talk of the dog park with our Humunga Stache Toy, which comes in a Mini version too. Get two-for-one with this toy – the inside is a rubber ball while the outside of the ball features an epic stache! This toy is sure to get a laugh or two! Our Mustache Collection allows us to bring awareness to a good cause. To check out our collection, go to our website or visit our three Southern California stores. If you want to learn more about Movember, check out http://us.movember.com/.

Can’t Wag Without: Estela and Reggie + Ricky

Estela

Meet Estela, one of our buyers at Muttropolis, and her pups, Regina and Ricky. Reggie is small and sassy, while Ricky is like a big teddy bear. These two are part of our modeling crew and wanted to share a few things they can’t wag without!

Reggie is your quintessential Jack Russell – busy, busy, busy! She loves going on walks, but gets a little too excited and pulls on the leash a lot. Her Buddy Belt not only is comfortable, but it eliminates pressure on Reggie’s tracheal area because of its unique step-in design. Buddy belts are genuine leather, so they are extremely long lasting – Reggie’s had hers for five years! Added bonus: once Reggie’s in the harness, she can’t get out, which is a good thing if she’s feeling feisty!

Reggie

Ricky is a fan of chews, with his favorite being the Braided Bully Stick. These all-natural, long-lasting chews are only made with one ingredient: free-range grass-fed cattle sourced from Brazil. The braided texture makes it perfect for maintaining oral health and encouraging good breath. But always keep an eye on your pups when they are gnawing any chew!  Ricky

Estela often changes Ricky and Reggie's collars, whether it's for product testing or just a new look so extra engravable ID tags are a must-have item. If they ever get out or wander away when traveling, the finder will have all your information and can let you know they have your pup.

Lastly, Reggie and Ricky could absolutely NEVER wag without their Bowsers Beds! Their matching beds have micro-velvet fabric and a high-memory polyester fiberfill inner cushion, making them super comfy and perfect for a good night’s sleep. The dog’s aren’t the only ones that love these beds – Estela loves these beds because washing them is a breeze – the cover unzips and can be either hand-washed or thrown in the washing machine!

Muttropolis’ Summer Kick-off Sale, Save 20%

Muttropolis Summer Kickoff Sale

Shop now, enjoy 20% off savings and relax on Memorial Day!* A sale like this isn’t an often occurrence at Muttropolis, so don’t miss your chance to stock up and save on pet essentials and must-haves for your adored four-legged family member. Our Summer Kick-off Sale starts Thursday, May 15th and ends on Monday, May 19th at midnight PST.

Our expansive, upscale assortment includes unique collars and leashes, stylish apparel, cool and captivating toys, travel accessories, at home essentials like luxury bedding and dining, and much more. With an astute buying team behind our helms, we’re pleased to have become one of “the” places to shop to meet and exceed canine customers’ expectations. So take a look, and enjoy the selection and savings!

As mentioned, our Summer Kick-Off Sale lasts 5 days so act fast for the best selection. You can visit any one of our Muttropolis store locations or our website to shop the sale. Online customers must use the coupon code SIZZLE at checkout to receive their 20% discount.

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

Ways to Reduce Carbon Pawprints

Puppy WorldHappy Earth Day everyone! Here at Muttropolis we strive to have a pulse on what’s innovative, and eco-friendly pet products are just that! Organic dog toys, collars and leashes, biodegradable poop bags, and eco-friendly pet beds, are just a few of the many planet friendly pet products we are proud to carry. In celebration of Earth Day, we’d like to take it a step further and share some of our favorite eco-friendly pet practices. It's our hope that you and your pets will join us in reducing carbon pawprints by adopting some of these practices, not only on Earth Day, but everyday!

100% NaturalGet rid of pet junk food. Since nutrition is essential for optimum pet health, it's important to look for natural and organic pet food and treats, free of artificial and genetically engineered ingredients and additives. Look for meat sources that are raised in sustainable, humane conditions. Many pet food brands include reconstituted animal by-products, essentially low-grade wastes that humans wouldn’t touch, let alone eat. At Muttropolis, we carry a large variety of safe, All Natural Dog Food, All Natural Dog Treats, Natural Dog Supplements, and a small assortment of All Natural Cat Food and Treats as well.

PoopbagsPick up poop the biodegradable way. 
Use biodegradable bags to pick up your pet’s poop so that it doesn’t live in a plastic bag at the bottom of a landfill, lasting for hundreds of years to come. We carry eco-friendly poop pick-up bags, some more so than others, with White Compostable Pick-up Bags at the top of the environmentally friendly list. They are made from 100% renewable resources, protecting the environment by degrading in as little as 40 days.

Spoil your pet with sustainable products. Saving the planet can be fun for your pets too! Choose products that are made from recycled materials or sustainable fibers. Hemp is a great choice, as it is one of the most abundantly occurring crops in nature and makes super-strong fabric. Check out our Hemp Star Dog Collar and Leash set that was seen on the CBS Early Show, or the popular Eco Nap Recycled Fleece Dog Mat, made from 85% recycled plastic soda bottles! Our sustainable product assortment doesn’t stop there, with many more toys and beds that are made from recyclable fibers, or made to be recycled.

Eco Nap Recycled Fleece Dog MatChoose natural pet care and cleaning products. We carry quite a few grooming products that are all natural and free of harsh chemicals, such as Richard’s Organics Deodorant Dog Shampoo and Petkin’s Eco Bamboo Pet Wipes and Eye Wipes, all gentle on your pet and the planet. Steer clear of those brands that produce chemical laced grooming products.

Make sure your pet always wears a tag. Losing a pet can be trying both emotionally and environmentally. Printing posters and driving around town in search of your missing four-legged friend has an environmental impact that could be avoided if you were alerted quickly that they were found. Whether you choose an electronic ID chip or a hang tag, the important thing is that your contact information is easily accessible. Our large Engravable Pet Tag assortment can be found at Muttropolis.com,  Large Chrome Bone Engravable Dog Tagand includes Chrome Pet Tags in a variety of shapes, Stainless Steel Pet Tags with different image and color options, and Decorate Metal Pet Tags. There is a style and size suitable for every pet!

ChickadeeProtect native wildlife. Believe it or not, domestic cats are one of the biggest bird predators. In fact, many neighborhoods require owners to attach a bell to their cat’s collar so that birds are less likely to fall victim. Unlike wild predators, house cats tend to be well taken care of and in great shape, making them ready to pounce at the chance to hunt. If you have an outdoor cat, consider a bell or keeping them in an enclosure.

Use birth control. Many of you probably haven’t thought of spaying and neutering as an eco-conscious decision, but the overpopulation of pets is a big problem and has a significant effect on the environment. Dogs and cats are carnivores and it takes a lot of land to provide them food. It makes you think differently about an accidental litter, doesn’t it? An added bonus, spaying and neutering can lead to longer, healthier lives by lessening and/or eliminating the possibility of certain cancers and disease.

Adopt from a shelter. If you’re in the market for a four-legged addition to your family, we urge you to consider adoption. Instead of diving into the adoption topic in this post, please head over to our adoption post where you can learn more about adoptions and our point of view on the matter.

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Now is as good a time as ever to start reducing your pet’s carbon pawprints! Visit us online or in one of our three Southern California store locations to shop our eco-friendly collection and learn more about planet friendly pet practices.

Dig this Deal: Free Pet Tag with Collar Purchase

Free Pet ID Tag

For eight days only, we’re giving away a free engravable pet tag with every collar purchase! Designed with an important message in mind, this deal is meant to keep your four-legged loved ones suited with stylish safety. And it’s perfect timing, as we just received our brand new, very lively spring collar collection.

Safety first! Pet tags are just as essential as collars. Without a tag, the chances that you and your pet will be reunited in the unfortunate event that they ever get lost, can be rather slim. Adding a pet tag to your cat or dog’s collar means that they are never without the essential information needed to reach you, a phone number at the very least.

Small Chrome Circle Engravable Pet Tag Large Red Heart Engravable Dog Tag Small Pink Bone Engravable Dog Tag
We carry a wide variety of pet tags to choose from, but only select styles are included in this promotion. Customers can choose from any HMG tag that retails for $11 or less. These styles include bone, circle and heart shape tags, available in small and large sizes. Depending on the tag chosen, you can request two to five lines for engraving. See each product description for further engraving instructions.

Now for the fun part, a brand new collar! Whether your four-legged family member is a fashionista or an avid outdoor explorer, moves at a slow pace or constantly pulls on the reigns, we have just the right dog collar to meet their needs and match their personality. Our vast dog collar assortment includes Fabric & Nylon, Leather, Sparkle, Striped, Plaid & Solid Fabric, Teacup and Training collars. For felines we carry Nylon & Fabric and Leather cat collars. Trouble choosing one? Take a look at these shopping tips to help guide you towards the right collar for your pet.

Leather Dog Collars Training Dog Collars Stripe & Plaid Dog Collars
Don’t miss out on this limited time offer to spruce up your pet’s collar collection while saving on safety! Promotion begins today, March 11th and runs through next Tuesday, March 18th. As mentioned, only select tags apply (HMG styles $11 or less). To redeem this special offer online, add a collar and tag to your Muttropolis shopping cart and use code TAGME at checkout.  Promotion also available in store locations.

Wag Worthy Ways to Show Your Pup Some Love

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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!

Get Back to the Basics for Your Pup

Now that we’re all back in the swing of things, with New Years festivities behind us, it’s a great time to get back to basics! To us, basics are those things you wouldn’t want to, or shouldn’t have to, live without. So what would those basics be for your pup? Worry not, because we’ve got you covered with four categories that are important in maintaining your pup’s happiness, health and safety.

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Toys – Having fun is definitely a basic need, so be sure your pup has the right kind of toys to keep their endorphins up! Our vast assortment includes plush, interactive, toss and retrieve, tough, rubber, and funny dog toys. With an array of options, you’re sure to find at least a few your pup will fancy, tempting them to up their playtime.

Grooming – Every dog gets dirty, so grooming supplies are essential to keep your pup feeling fresh, smelling good and staying clean. Our grooming supplies include dog shampoos, conditioners, sprays and more. We recently started carrying BASS brushes, an excellent choice to aid you in keeping your pup’s coat tangle free. For nearly 30 years, BASS has designed, produced and sold the finest professional hairbrushes, and now they’ve created an innovative line of pet grooming brushes. And don’t forget about dental care. Keeping your pet’s gums healthy reduces bacteria and helps to keep them infection free. Dog toothbrushes and toothpaste are must-haves, but dental dog treats and dental dog toys are also excellent supplemental ways to fight plaque.

Dog DiningDog Collars

Dining – Food is an undeniable basic, a staple, an essential for a healthy life, and much like us, our pets have evolved to enjoy their meals served in some sort of bowl or feeder. Our dining department is stocked with dog bowls, raised dog feeders, treat jars and dog placemats. When determining which style is right for your pup, consider height. Raised feeders and bowls are recommended by veterinarians as they help your pup not to gulp down their food, thereby reducing air intake, and you guessed it, air outtake

Collars – We recommend regular walks to keep your pup fit and full of life, and what’s needed for a walk? A dog collar of course! Without a collar you can’t attach a leash, or an engravable pet tag, another basic we recommend to keep your pet safe. Whether your four-legged friend is big or small, likes to pull or keeps a calm pace, is a fashionista or prefers to look classic, our dog collar assortment includes just the right collar to meet their needs and suit their personality.

We could go on and on about other beneficial basics, but you get the gist. Visit us in-store or online to shop for these, and other, essentials for your pup. We’d love to help your pup get back to basics!

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!

Tips To Keep Your Pets Safe This New Years Eve

Happy New Year

We’d like to wish you and your pets a very Happy New Year! With celebrations right around the corner, we wanted to share a few tips and suggested precautions to help keep your furry friends and family members safe and sound for the holiday.

Small Chrome Bone Engravable Pet TagCheck your pet’s ID. Be sure your dog is wearing an up-to-date and visible ID tag on their collar at all times. This way, in the unfortunate event that they get lost, they can be returned to you promptly!If you find a lost pet, check their tag first and contact their owner, but if they don’t have a tag, we recommend that you take them to your local animal shelter, where they will have the best chance of being reunited with their owners. Each year, animal shelters across the country are prepared for receiving “New Years dogs” that run off during fireworks celebrations.

Peanut Butter MunchersKeep your pets on their normal diet. Human food and drinks should be out of reach of pets. Any change in a pet’s diet can result in indigestion and diarrhea. Foods and drinks such as alcohol, onions, chocolate, coffee, avocado, grapes & raisins, salt and yeast dough are especially harmful and can be potentially toxic to animals. Ingestion of alcohol may cause intoxication and weakness that could lead to a coma and/or respiratory failure. Keeping dog treats on hand will allow guests who want to give your dog food a healthy and safe alternative.

Always keep matches and lighter fluid out of pets’ reach. Many types of matches contain chlorates, which if ingested can damage blood cells and lead to difficulty breathing, in the most severe cases it can result in kidney disease. Lighter fluid is also very harmful. It can cause skin irritation and if ingested, gastrointestinal irritation and central nervous system depression. If inhaled, aspiration pneumonia and breathing problems could develop.

Never use fireworks around pets. When curious pets get too close to fireworks, whether activated or unused, there is the potential for severe burns and/or trauma. Many types of fireworks contain toxic substances including arsenic, potassium nitrate and other heavy metals. Also, the noise and sight of fireworks displays can spook pets, leading to anxiety and distress. Most pets will try to get away from the noise so it is best to them in a safe and secure place, preferably at home.

If needed, take additional precautions to keep your pet calm. Even well-adjusted pets can get anxious during out-of-the-ordinary events. If your pet is prone to anxiety, please consider consulting with your veterinarian on ways to alleviate their fear and anxiety prior to the New Years festivities.  ThundershirtThere are many natural calming products that may help. We also recommend exercising your dog early in the day, whether they are prone to anxiety or not. Make sure that any off-leash time is securely fenced and any walks have a good leash as some people may set off fireworks before dark.

We hope these tips are helpful, and wish you and your pets a safe and  Happy New Year!

Dig this Deal: Save on Collars, Leashes & Harnesses

Dog collars

For five days only, starting today, we are offering

20% off on all dog collars, leashes and harnesses! Cats included!

Dog collars

We have something to meet the needs and suit the personalities of every pet. Whether your four-legged friend is big or small, likes to pull or keeps a calm pace, we have just the right collar and leash combo for them, or harness if that is your preference. As for personalities, our astute buying team stocks our stores and website with furry fashionistas, outdoor explorers, and canines that like to keep it classic all in mind.

Buddy Belt Dog HarnessOur dog collar assortment includes Patterned, Striped, Plaid and Solid Fabric & Nylon, Leather, Sparkle, Teacup, Lighted or Reflective, and Training. For those who prefer to reduce pulling, we have harnesses, available in Fabric & Nylon, Leather, Training, and Vest styles. We also carry matching leashes for many collars and harnesses. And for the felines out there, we have Cat Collars and Harnesses. 

We know that looking for a new collar can be confusing, especially with so many different sizes, styles and materials to consider. Good news is that a while back we compiled some tips to help guide you towards the perfect collar for your pup. Check out our recent blog post to learn more about desirable dog collar features, what to keep in mind, and the usual “deal breakers.”

Decorative Metal Engravable Pet TagsAs mentioned, this sale only lasts 5 days, so hurry to one of our store locations or visit us at www.muttropolis.com to take advantage of this great deal! The sale ends at midnight PST on Monday, December 9th. And don’t forget to grab an engravable tag. Tags aren’t included in the sale, but we want to keep your pet safe and offer a unique selection to choose from. Online customers must use coupon code DAZZLEDOG at checkout to receive the discount.