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Toys to Please Every Pup

Dog Toys

Exercise, mental stimulation, bonding and fun!

These are just a few of the excellent benefits (and awesome reasons) to keep your pup playing! But with what, you may ask? Well, it’s no surprise that different dogs prefer to play in different ways, and so it can be tricky to shop for the appropriate toy. But don’t fret, we’ve encountered every type of playful pup in our day, from the mellow-mannered to the high-energy and aggressive, so here are a few words of wisdom to help point you in the right direction.

Small Chewy Vuitton Bone Dog ToyPissness Beer Dog ToyBird Dog Toy with Chew Guard   

The Squeaker Obsessed. Does your doggie perk up to the sound of a squeaker? Well then plush and rubber toys will win their attention. Plush dog toys are often a favorite for their cute factor alone. They come in all shapes and sizes with snuggly soft exteriors and almost always a squeaker inside. Some even talk! If your pup likes to “baby” their toys, to carry them around and snuggle with them, then they’re sure to love plush toys. On the other hand, if your pup likes to play hard, plush toys may not be the best choice, as the majority aren’t made to withstand rigorous play, unless otherwise stated. We’ll talk more about tough toys in a bit. Rubber dog toys are also great for the squeaker obsessed pup and often funny too. The Pissness Beer Dog Toy always gets a good laugh! All of our toys are lead-free and non-toxic which is very important to keep your dog safe. 

Frog Extra Tough Dog ToyMini Humunga Stache Dog ToyBaby Dragon Dog Toy with Chew Guard 

The Tough Pup. Does your dog love to destroy? Are you having trouble keeping them busy and away from chewing your favorite personal items? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you’re definitely in need of some tough dog toys! We wish we could tell you that there are toys that aren’t destructible, but we’ve learned that’s not always the case. Even the most durable toys have a hard time standing up to the tenacity of gator-toothed Terriers, vice-jawed Vislas, squeaker-seeking Shelties and so on. But, the good news is that there are a variety of tough toys on the market that are specially designed to give their best shot! Available in a variety of sizes, colors, shapes and materials, you’re able to choose what best suits your dog’s interests and moods. You’ll notice in the product descriptions for tough toys that many are constructed with specially engineered fabrics and/or lining and reinforced stitches.

Mushroom Busy Buddy Dog ToyDog Magic Interactive Treat Game Monkey and Banana Burrow Dog Toy

The Challenge Seeker. Some pups simply aren’t interested in playtime unless it includes a challenge. We call these the sophisticated pups. If this sounds like your dog, we recommend trying interactive dog toys. Great for beating boredom, excellent for stimulating the mind and full of fun, interactive dog toys are a triple threat! Treat dispensing or treat maze toys are a hit with treat motivated pups, making them work for their reward. But if treats aren’t necessary to keep your pup’s interest, try a plush interactive toy like the Bunny and Carrot Burrow Dog Toy, shown at the top of this post with the adorable Great Dane puppy. Your pup’s intelligence and puzzle-solving skills will sharpen as they’re challenged with the fun task of removing the bunnies from the carrot each time you reinsert them. Learning is fun!

Mini Zisc Extra Tough Dog ToyBarkley Rubber Stick Dog ToyFloating Rope Ball Dog Toy

The Uber Energetic. For some dogs, energetic may be an understatement! If you have an active pup you’re probably familiar with the abundance of tantalizing toss and retrieve dog toys on the market. Boomerangs, discs, balls, ropes, sticks, slingshots and more. These are often the most fun for you, as well as your pup! It’s hard to pick a clear winner as some pups jump for joy for the classic tennis ball, while others will tug all afternoon but aren’t interested in retrieving. You know your four-legged friend the best, so trust your gut when choosing an active toy. Another upside, active toys force you and your dog to get outside. Visiting your local dog park or dog beach offers more room to run and to bond, with you and other pups.

There are just a few more things to keep in mind before making your next toy purchase.

  • Dog toys are not created equal, and neither are our beloved four-legged friends. Do your best to choose toys that are of the appropriate size, shape and construction. For example, very small toys can pose a choking hazard for larger breeds, just as toys with pieces that can be chewed off easily aren’t best for aggressive chewers.
  • Remember, pets should be supervised when playing with toys as no toy is indestructible.
  • To keep your pup from getting bored with their toys, switch them out on a regular basis. The novelty will last longer and hopefully remerge each time the toy makes another appearance.

Enjoy playing 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!

Gifts for Every Pup on Your Holiday List

For the Furry Fashionista, the Toy Crazed, the Walk Enthusiast, and the Snuggle Bug. We have products in our Holiday Shop perfect for each and every pet in your life! 

Holiday Dog Apparel Holiday Dog Toys

Our Holiday Shop is open online and in stores, and fully stocked with unique festive holiday pet products. Dog apparel and accessories, collars and leashes, dog and cat toys, and products for the home can all be found in our holiday assortment. Make us your holiday shopping headquarters for all things canine and feline and your pets are sure to have a fantastic holiday season!

Holiday Dog Collars       Holiday Dog Beds

Be sure to shop soon, as Thanksgiving is just a week away and Christmas comes only four weeks later! Visit us at Muttropolis.com or at one of our Southern California store locations to start checking pet gifts off your list.

Top 12 Unique Gifts for Pets & Pet Lovers

When searching for pet supplies online, it's amazing what you can come across. With the holidays hot on our heels, we've pulled together some pretty awesome, often quite hilarious and definitely attention-grabbing, gifts for pets and pet aficionados! We guarantee you a good laugh, and maybe even a unique holiday gift idea or two. Enjoy!

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1) Humunga Stache Durable Dog Toy – not only a necessity for Movember!

Humunga Stache Durable Dog Toy

2) DJ Cat Scratching Pad DJ Cat Scratching Pad3) Rear Gear

Rear Gear

4) Matching Mommy & Me Pet Pajamas

Matching Mommy & Me Pet Pajamas

5) Sony Action Cam with WiFi K9 Bundle

Sony Action Cam with WiFi K9 Bundle

6) Custom Pet Nose Print Necklaces – for the fancier folks!

Custom Pet Nose Print Necklaces7) Doggie Treadmill – available in many sizes!

Dog Treadmill

8) Bolt Interactive Pet Laser Toylet the force be with your pet!

Bolt Interactive Pet Laser Toy

9) Pet Wigs

Pet Wigs

10) DIY Dog Biscuits

DIY Dog Biscuits11) Airplane Cat House – send your cat flyin’!

Airplane Cat House12) The Dogfather T-Shirt

The Dogfather T-Shirt

 

Classic Christmas for Your Canine

Muttropolis Holiday Shop

Have you gotten a chance to check out our Holiday Shop yet? If not, now is the time, as our entire assortment is available in stores and online! We’re eager to help you spoil your pets with unique festive holiday products, ensuring a happy holiday season for all furry friends and family members!

Our Holiday Shop is packed full of dog apparel and accessories, collars and leashes, dog and cat toys, and products for the home including luxury bedding and designer dog bowls and raised feeders. There is something special for every hound and home.

For the best selection be sure to start your shopping soon, since we all know time flies by as the festivities begin. Visit us at Muttropolis.com or at one of our Southern California store locations to see what all the buzz is about!

Our Holiday Shop is Now Open, Filled with Warm & Fuzzy!

Muttropolis Holiday Shop

‘Tis the
season, and we’re excited to
announce that our 2013 Holiday Shop is now open online and in stores! Excited
may be an understatement, as this is always a fantastically fun time of year for us “Mutts.” We’ve been working hard, Brown and Blue Striped Dog Hat and Scarfbusy as little elves, to provide you
and your pups with unique and festive holiday products. We’re starting the
season off stocked with cozy, Nordic inspired styles, many featuring shearling
and fur accents. And as the holidays approach, we’ll be adding more and more
offerings, so stay tuned for all of the red and green to roll in! 

Plaid Christmas Tree Dog ToyOur Holiday
Shop houses dog apparel and accessories, collars and leashes, toys, and products
for the home including luxury bedding and designer dog bowls and raised
feeders. We strive to provide all of our furry four-legged customers, with all
their differing sizes, styles and personalities, with the latest and greatest,
while also providing their adorning pet parents with an enjoyable and “exclusive”
shopping experience.

Fleece Antler Dog HoodieIt is never
too early to start preparing your pups for the season, especially since we all
know time escapes us too quickly around the holidays. So call us your holiday
headquarters
, and you are sure to have one happy hound! To get the best
selection and stay on top of the new additions to our shop, visit us at Muttropolis.com
or at one of our Southern California store
locations
.

Wishing you
and your pets a wonderful start to the season!

Dig This Deal: Stella & Chewy’s Freeze-Dried Food & Treats are on Sale!

Stella & Chewy

It’s time
for another Treat of the Month sale,
and like last month we’re extending our promotion to not only include treats,
but food too! This means that all Stella
& Chewy’s
freeze-dried varieties are on sale for the whole month of
October! Customers can enjoy 20% off Stella & Chewy’s food, and a Buy 2,
Get 1 Free incentive for Stella & Chewy’s treat purchases.

Stella's Super Beef DinnerStella
& Chewy’s freeze-dried food provides 100%
complete and balanced nutrition
. Each variety is made from naturally-raised
meat, poultry or fish, all sourced from USDA-inspected facilities, with organic
fruits and vegetables included. Cranberries, carrots, apples, spinach, broccoli
and beets are a few ingredients often found in Stella & Chewy’s food. Healthful,
direct-fed microorganisms (probiotics), natural tocopherols, chelated trace
minerals, taurine, and essential vitamins and minerals are also added.
Discerning pups can choose from Beef, Chicken, Duck and Goose, Lamb, Surf ‘N
Turf, Venison and Rabbit. All varieties are grain-free with no fillers,
artificial preservatives, colorings, added hormones, antibiotics, sugar or
salt. More specific nutrition
information
can be found on our website. With the benefits of raw food and
the convenience of dry food, Stella & Chewy’s is an excellent choice for
canines and their owners!

Chicken Carnivore KissesWe carry
two all-natural, freeze-dried Stella & Chewy’s treat options, Carnivore
Crunch and Carnivore Kisses. Carnivore Crunch treats are all-natural formed
morsels and Carnivore Kisses are diced, all meat treats. Both can be given
whole as a training reward or
crumbled over food at meal times for added
flavor and nutrition
. Crunch comes in Beef, Chicken, Salmon and Duck, and Kisses
in Beef, Chicken and Duck. Like Stella & Chewy’s freeze-dried food, these
treats also provide the benefits of raw with the convenience of being dry.

Not familiar
with freeze-drying? It is a process that enables food manufacturers to remove
the moisture from their products while retaining nutritional value. Duck Carnivore CrunchNo cooking
is involved in this process. The product is first frozen and then put into a
freeze dryer on trays. The trays are placed on shelves that receive very low
levels of heat. Powerful pumps inside the freeze dryer generate very cold
temperatures and create a vacuum. That heat applied to the shelves causes the
ice within the meat to turn directly into water vapor, skipping the liquid
stage altogether. This takes the product from frozen to freeze-dried without
every being thawed or cooked, which is why the nutritional value is retained.

Our Treat of the Month promotions on Stella
& Chewy’s freeze-dried food and treats runs from October 1st
through October 31st. Stop in to one of our Southern
California store locations
or visit us online to save! Online customers can redeem these special offers at
Muttropolis.com by using the code STELLA for 20% off food and CHEWY for the Buy 2, Get 1 Free treat incentive.

Fetchingly Fresh: Homecoming Collection

Its football season, is your happy hound ready to rumble? Our Homecoming Collection is packed full of fun, funny, and fashionable styles to gear up, with stripes in abundance!

Homecoming Collection

What comes with football season? The dreaded decline in temperatures, but not to worry we’re prepared to help you keep your pups warm with snuggly sweaters and happenin’ hoodies. Two of our brand new sporty styles, the Puppia Stars Dog Sweater and Puppia Striped Dog Hoodie, are featured on the adorable pugs in the image above. However, if your pup prefers to stay apparel free, we have classic striped collar and leash sets and a brand new easy to use Active Go Bone Dog Harness.

Navy and Green Stripe Dog Collar
Active Go Bone Dog Harness
Stripe Dog Scarf
To keep the collection playful, we’ve included the Orbee-Tuff Football Dog Toy, pictured above and made of recyclable non-toxic Orbee-Tuff compound, and the Knit Football Dog Toy, handmade with cotton thread. With either, you can now toss the pigskin with your pup! And for some humor, or simply to cheers with you pup, you must grab one of our beer toys. Choose between Heiniesniff’n, Dogs Equis, or our newest additions Blue Cats Trippin and Pissness.

 
Heiniesniffin' Beer Dog Toy
Blue Cats Trippin Beer Dog Toy
Pissness Beer Dog Toy

We’ve even included a brand new carrier, the Sports Bag Dog Carrier. A great choice for those little ones who are constantly on the go with you, featuring dual mesh panels on each side, providing ample air circulation and canine comfort!

Check out the rest of our Homecoming Collection at Muttropolis.com or in one of our Southern California store locations.

Fetchingly Fresh: New Wild West Gear for your Pup!

Yeehaw! You and your pup
are going to love our new Country
Collection
. Filled with toys, collars, apparel, and beautifully crafted
home essentials, we have something for every trendy trailblazing pup!

Happy Tails to You!

Does your dog have any
denim? It is a must-have for any fashion forward pup! The Denim Dog Harness is a great, gender neutral option and the Texan Dog Dress and Denim and Bows Dog Dress are both
darling for dainty ladies. Take a look at the spectacular details on the
handcrafted Texan Dog Dress, the embroidery and shirred fringe offer some
fantastic flair! For a more casual and comfy option, take a look at our Not A Pony Dog Tee featuring bold
lettering and a playful horseshow design. We also have adorable accessories. The
Cowboy Dog Hat, made specifically
for small dogs, is perfect for western pups or theme parties, and the
reversible Cowboy Dog Bandana is a
fun, lightweight option sure to compliment any breed, and it’s sewn and
assembled in the USA!

Texan Dog Dress 
Cowboy Dog BandanaNot A Pony Dog Tee

Your pup can always be
wearing a little western with the Horseshoe
Dog Collar
and Horseshoe Dog Leash.
Bright red ribbon with silver horseshoes is sewn onto durable silver nylon
webbing. Prefer a fancier collar? The Turquoise
on Chocolate Leather Dog Collar
and Turquoise
Double Row Dog Collar
are both beautifully handcrafted leather collars with
gorgeous turquoise cabochon studs imported from Europe.
All of these collars are proudly made in the USA!

Horseshoe Dog Collar
Turquoise Double Row Dog Collar

We’re bringing on the “wow”
factor with these Wild West inspired toys. The Leather Buffalo Dog Toy is made with high quality jute and leather
and double stitched for durability, making it an excellent choice for chewers!
Looking for a little more humor? The Frontier
Hat Dog Toy
is hands down the funniest choice. Davy Crocket inspired, this
faux raccoon hat toy features a crinkle interior and a squeaker in the tail. So
authentic it’ll drive your wilderness pup crazy! For larger pups we have the Tough Snake Dog Toy that measures a whopping
40 inches long! Built for rough and tough play, this toy is made with an outer
layer of ultra-plush and an inner layer of thick mesh with double stitched
seams. To keep the kitties happy, we also have the Cactus Catnip Cat Toy, a soft felt cactus toy with edible and
mildly hallucinogenic catnip that is sure to satisfy your kitty!

Tough Snake Dog Toy
Leather Buffalo Dog Toy
Frontier Hat Dog Toy

Also included in our Country Collection are dog beds and dog
feeders, so stop by one of our southern
California
stores
locations or
visit us a Muttropolis.com to our view the entire collection!

Dig This Deal: Save 20% on New Orijen Treats!

It’s that
time again! At the beginning of each month we announce our new Treat of the Month promotion. For the
whole month of July we’ll be offering 20% off Orijen Freeze-Dried Dog Treats. We’ve long carried dog and cat food
varieties from this trusted pet food source, but their freeze-dried treats are
brand new to our assortment and we hope you’re just as excited as we are!

Freeze-Dried Dog Treats

We carry a
variety of flavors including Original, Regional Red, Alberta Wild Boar, Broke
Lake Duck
, Black Angus Beef, Free-Range Bison and Ranch Raised Lamb, options to
compliment any pup’s dietary needs and preferences. All flavors are grain-free
and include only 100% all-natural ingredients sourced regionally near Orijen’s
headquarters in Alberta, Canada. Each
variety is gently freeze-dried to lock in the life-giving nutrition and amazing
flavors of the ingredients. No cooking or preservatives are used to create
these treats. Delicious, nutritious, and competitively priced, Orijen Freeze-Dried
Dog Treats make a great addition to any dog’s diet.

Orijen Varieties

Why choose
freeze-dried treats? For many years, freeze-drying has been regarded as the
highest standard of food preservation. Unlike conventional pet foods which are
cooked at high temperatures, Orijen’s freeze-dried treats and food are prepared
without cooking, which is what allows them to retain the natural properties of
their fresh ingredients. The freeze-drying process begins with a flash-freeze
to lock in the goodness. Then, at an extremely low temperature, the 18-hour freeze-drying
process converts any frozen water in the ingredients into vapor without
creating a liquid form. This means that only H20 is removed and ensures that
the treats and food retain all of their life-giving nutrients, amino acids,
digestive enzymes and taste. Although freeze-drying is costly, it’s the only
way to preserve meat without chemicals, irradiation, or heat damage to
nutrition.

When served freeze-dried food and treats, dogs are able to receive
all of the benefits and nourishment of a raw diet, just as mother-nature
intended.

Why choose
grain-free? Grains are a common allergy in dogs and can cause itchiness and
other uncomfortable symptoms. Because grains take much longer to break down in
the stomach, dogs often have trouble digesting them. Sticking with food and
treats that are grain-free will make a positive impact on any pup’s health.

Our Treat of the Month promotion on Orijen Freeze-Dried Dog Treats runs from
July 1st to July 31st, so act fast and visit us online or
in stores to enjoy these sizzling savings! Online customers can redeem this
special 20% offer at Muttropolis.com by using the code ORJ20 during checkout.