Engravable Pet Tags Archive

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.

Dog ToysDog Grooming

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.

October is National Adopt-A-Dog Month!

Adopt-A-Dog Month

The best way to honor Adopt-A-Dog
Month
is by adopting a dog in need! Choose a pup from a shelter or rescue
group and you’ll save a life, save money, find a healthy pet, help in the fight
against puppy mills and pet stores, and feel better! A while back we posted some
excellent tips on how to get started,
and choosing the right pet.

Live near a Muttropolis store? Then you’re in luck! For the
month of October, we’ll be hosting
multiple adoptions
every weekend in each of our three Southern
California stores. We’ve included the dates and times for each of
these adoptions below. As a congratulations and thank you, we’ll be providing
every dog that is adopted at one of our events with a Muttropolis “wag bag,”
filled with goodies to enjoy with their new family.




Save A LifeAs some of you may know, Muttropolis is an “Animal Admirer”
for the San Diego Humane Society.
We’ve already admired two pups that have found loving homes, and recently
received our newest animal to admire, Huxley. He’s a male American Pit Bull Terrier
Mix, a staff favorite, and extremely smart after having undergone extensive
training for etiquette, housetraining and tricks. He loves to perform
and thrives in active, athletic environments like the dog park. Huxley is just
over 7 years old and neutered. For more information about handsome Huxley and
the adoption process at the San Diego Humane Society, visit his profile. The video of him showing off his skills will
win you over right away!Huxley is featured in many of the images below.

No matter how you choose to adopt, whether from a shelter,
rescue group, or someone you know, there is one thing we know for sure,
every
dog "can't wag without"
 
these
essentials:

Collar & Leash

Essentials
for safety, and don’t forget a personalized tag!


Dog CollarEvery dog needs a collar
and leash for walks, to hold their identification tag(s), and to show of their
personal style! Our wide collar assortment includes color, fabric and style
options for each and every canine customer, most with coordinating leashes. And
to keep your pup safe in the unfortunate event that they ever get lost, an
engravable tag is a must-have too. We have over 100 one-of-a-kind styles to
choose from!

Bed

Whether they
like to snuggle up or stretch out!


Dog BedLet’s face it, dogs
sleep a lot, so having a comfortable, well-crafted bed is something each
four-legged fur ball should have. We carry all of the top selling designer and
luxury dog beds included square bolstered, donut, double donut, pillow,
outdoor, mats, blankets, duvets and more! Options to accommodate every pup’s
sleeping preferences and home décor.

Bowls or Feeders

For
feasting, one of their favorite times of the day!


Raised Dog FeederWe believe that dogs should
dine in style. To accommodate for differing design preferences, we have classic
ceramic bowls, sleek stainless steel feeders, contemporary wooden designs, and
much more! Why do we love raised feeders? With their elevated ergonomic design,
they aid in digestion, preventing pups from eating too quickly and suffering
from the uncomfortable side-effects.

Toys

Plush,
rubber, tough, interactive, there are toys for every pup’s playing preferences!


Dog ToysToys are like good
friends, the more the merrier! We have unique toys for pup’s that love plush,
enjoy playing fetch, need something interactive to eliminate boredom, or play
so hard they need a toy build tough! Keep your new addition entertained and
you’re sure to have a much easier transition and happier pup.

Training Tools

Essentials
when bringing a new pup home!


Training ToolsA well trained dog is
a happy dog, so be sure to stay in control when you bring your new pup home. Effective
dog training tools that are safe and humane make this much easier! Dog crates, training collars, no-pull harnesses, potty pads and anti-bark
products, can all be lifesavers in establishing a safe and secure environment.

Treats

Great for
nutrition, training, and the obvious… rewarding!




Stella & Chewy's Carnivore CrunchKeep it all-natural!
We have done the research on dog nutrition so that you don’t have to. All of
our treats are all-natural, easily digestible, preservative-free, wholesome and
delicious. And best of all, each month we offer a special promotion on a Treat
of the Month
, this month it is Stella & Chewy’s freeze-dried dog treats.
Buy 2, get 1 free for the whole month of October!

Can’t adopt for one reason or another? Pet finder provides
some ways you can still help.

———————

Muttropolis La Jolla:

Animal
Advocates of the United States
Adoption – Sunday, October 6th at 11:30am

Helen Woodward Animal
Center Adoption –
Saturday, October 12th at 11:00am

Second
Chance Adoption – Saturday, October 19th at 10:00am

SNAP
Adoption – Saturday, October 26th at 11:00am

 

Muttropolis Solana Beach:

Four Paws
Coonhound Adoption – Saturday, October 12th at 12:00pm

Saving Pets
One at a Time Adoption – Sunday, October 13th at 11:00am

Southern California Retriever Rescue Adoption –
Saturday, October 19th at 11:00am

San Diego Humane Society Adoption – Sunday,
October 20th at 11:00am

Chihuahua Rescue of San
Diego Adoption – Saturday, October 26th at
11:00am

 

Muttropolis Newport Beach:

Recycled
Pets SoCal Adoption – Saturday, October 5th at 12:00pm

Kris Kelly
Foundation Adoption – Sunday, October 6th at 12:00pm

Recycled Pets
SoCal Adoption – Saturday, October 19th at 12:00pm

Kris Kelly
Foundation Adoption – Sunday, October 20th at 12:00pm

Kris Kelly
Foundation Adoption – Sunday, October 27th at 12:00pm

Our Customers Love…

Our customers love...

After
receiving rave reviews on some of our customers’ favorite products, we figured
it was time to share them with you, and let you know why they’re so popular. As
we know, having the endorsement of pleased pets and their parents can make shopping
much easier!

Companion Car SeatsCruising with canines. First up
are car seats. Our customers and their pets love to travel together,
whether on a cross-country adventure or a quick trip to the beach. A car seat
gives your pet a comfortable place of their own with a much
better view of the scenery. They are easy to install and covered in cozy,
machine-washable fabrics like micro-fiber or sherpa.


Blue and Brown Floral Print Dog Bed CoverInnovative dog bedding at its finest. Another
customer favorite are our dog bed duvet covers, an eco-friendly bedding option that allows customers the freedom to regularly
swap out their pup’s bedding effortlessly and affordab ly! They’re great for
recovering an old bed or stuffing a new one with pillows, blankets or even
clothes. All of our duvet covers are durable, washable, pre-shrunk and
available in fun, fashionable prints to complement any home décor.


Sneak around in style. Many of our
customers are in the market
Messenger Dog Carrier
for the perfect “undercover bag” to keep their pup
incognito
. To meet the needs and preferences of those customers, we
recently expanded our handbag style dog carrier collection, which is  now packed
full of fashion-forward options that will cause people to double-take and let
pups  travel comfortably! Wild prints, couture designs and soft slings all
included, many airline approved.


Woodsman Double Diner Raised Dog FeederThe function behind raised feeders.
Raised
feeders, with their ergonomic design, have been a favorite for years, but what
you might not know, and many of our customers are realizing, is that there is
more function behind raised feeders. Most importantly, they aid in
digestion. Elevated eating helps to prevent pups from eating too quickly, which
reduces bloating and you guessed it, the amount of air outtake!


Personalization and peace of mind.
Our
personalized product offerings continue to grow, and our Custom Embroidered Dog Collarcustomers sure are
loving it! Custom embroidered collars are a stylish, tag-free alternative to keeping
your pup safe
. Each collar is embroidered with the dog’s name and owner’s
phone number so that in the unfortunate event the pup goes missing, they won’t
be lost for long. Made in the USA
and available in fun color combinations to suite every pup’s personality!

So no need
to take our advice, take if from our customers! Visit one of our three store
locations
or visit us online to shop these products. We’re always eager
to hear from our customers and welcome your reviews of the products you’ve
purchased. Simply find that product on our website and scroll down to write
your review.

Fetchingly Fresh: New Products Personalized Just for Your Pet!

Personalized Pet Products
Pets are a part of the family, and just like children, these four-legged furry family members deserve exceptional care and occasional spoiling. We’re just the place
to provide products for both! Very recently, in an effort to help adoring
parents give their pampered pets “A
Place of Their Own,” we’ve expanded our product
assortment to include Personalized Pet Products,
such as dog collars, dog beds, pet blankets and engravable pet tags.

Our 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 Custom Dog Leashes are also available for purchase.

Custom Embroidered Dog Collar
Decorative Metal Engravable Pet Tags
For those who prefer to use traditional tags to keep their 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
Engravable Pet Tags to Stainless Steel Engravable Pet Tags, there are sure to
be options for every pet’s style and size. Some tags even feature colorful
graphics and/or decorative charms like the ever popular Mustache Dog Tag. These special styles will set your pet apart
from the rest!

For a
personalized resting place, we carry Personalized
Rectangle Dog Beds
and Personalized
Colorblock Rectangle Dog Beds
. Each 100% cotton USA made removable cover is
beautifully embroidered with the pet’s name and features contrasting trim to
match. 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.

Tan Personalized Dog Blanket
Personalized Colorblock Rectangle Dog Beds
Personalized Dog Blankets are made with super soft and snuggly
sherpa lining and a micro-suede exterior. Available in pink, tan, black and
leopard, each with differing embroidery color options, these blankets are 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.

We are a must-visit
destination for these unique, high-quality Personalized
Pet Products
so come visit one of our southern California store locations or Muttropolis.com and we'll help you give your pet “A Place of Their Own!”

Our Eco-Friendly Collection for Dogs and Cats

Puppy on a globeHappy Earth Day everyone! With an ever increasing abundance of eco-friendly products
and services across industries, it is no surprise that planet friendly pet products
and practices are also on the rise. We here at Muttropolis are very proud to offer a wide, and always expanding,
assortment of eco-friendly pet products.
It is our hope to help reduce carbon pawprints by providing pets with organic dog toys, collars and leashes, biodegradable poop bags and
eco-friendly pet beds, just to name a few!

In honor of Earth Day, and in an effort to educate pet
parents and promote the reduction of carbon pawprints, we’ve put together this
short list of eco-friendly suggestions:

1)      
Get rid of pet junk food. Since nutrition is essential for optimum pet health, it is
important to look for natural and organic pet foods, 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 (including Dehydrated varieties), All Natural Dog Treats, Natural Dog Supplements, and a small assortment
of All Natural Cat Food and Treats as
well.

Poopbags2)      
Pick 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 eco-friendly 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.

3)      
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.

4)      
Choose 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.

Hempstar
Bonetag

5)      
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
includes Chrome Pet Tags in a
variety of shapes, Stainless Steel Pet Tags with different image and color
options, as well as Decorate Metal Pet Tags. There is a style and size suitable for every
pet!

Now
is as good a time as ever to start reducing your pet’s carbon pawprints! Please
visit Muttropolis.com or one of our
three Southern California store locations to shop our eco-friendly
assortment
and learn more about planet friendly pet practices.

Limited Time Only: Receive A Free Pet Tag with Collar Purchase

In an
effort to increase pet safety, we’re happy to offer a free engravable pet tag with any collar purchase starting today,
April 16th and running through April 24th. Select Circle and Bone Chrome Tags apply,
available in small and large sizes. This promotion is running company wide, so customers can
purchase a dog collar or cat collar in any one of our Southern California
Muttropolis stores
or online at Muttropolis.com
to receive their pet’s free tag.

Reggie
We feel that
pet tags are just as essential as collars, as they are the best way to keep
your pet safe in the unfortunate event that they ever get lost. While we carry
a wide variety of pet tags, only four select styles are included in this
promotion. Customers can choose from the Small
Chrome Bone Tag
, Large Chrome Bone Tag
, Small Chrome Circle Tag or Large
Chrome Circle Tag
, an option for every size dog or cat. Depending on the
tag chosen, customers can input two to five lines for engraving. See the
product description for each tag for further engraving instructions.

Sbone
Lbone
Scircle
Lcircle
This
promotion makes it the perfect time to purchase a new collar for your pet! Our
wide collar assortment includes color, fabric and style options for each and
every canine and feline customer. Select from Fabric & Nylon, Leather,
Sparkle, Striped, Plaid & Solid Fabric, and Training Collars for dogs, and Nylon
& Fabric
and Leather Collars
for cats.

Mustache
Stripe
Leather
Sparkle
We
hope you join us in this effort to increase pet safety and take advantage of
this limited time offer, only valid through April 24th. Online customers
can receive their pet’s free tag by placing a collar and
applicable tag in their shopping cart and using code TAGME at checkout. For
store customers, the promotion will be applied at the register.