Life at Mutt HQ Archive

MUTT’S HAPPENING: Take Your Dog to Work Day!


Did you know that Take Your Dog to Work Day is this Friday, June 24th? Although it’s hard for us to believe that people can’t take their dogs to work every day (we’re lucky enough to be able to!), we’re excited that others will be able to experience having a dog in the workplace. Here’s a list of reasons why dogs are so great to have in the office:

  1. They’re therapeutic. There are therapy dogs for a reason! Dogs bring comfort, especially when one is feeling stressed. All you have to do is give some love to a dog to make your day better than it was!
  2. They’re entertaining. Glance over at a dog and they’re guaranteed to make you laugh or smile. It’s worth taking your eyes off of your computer for a minute!
  3. They give you a reason to go outside. Dogs have to go for a walk and go to the bathroom, which is a great way for you to get out of your office and enjoy some fresh air. It’s relaxing!
  4. They’re out of the house. How much guilt do you feel when you have to leave your dog for work? We do when we don’t bring them to the office. Bringing them to work not only relieves your stress, but relieves theirs from being at home anxiously waiting for you to get back!
  5. They get to explore new surroundings. When dogs go to a new place, they’re excited because of all the new smells! They sometimes can get a little frightened at the beginning, so make sure to keep them comfortable. We recommend bringing a mat or a favorite toy of theirs that smells like home.

We encourage everyone to bring their dog to work this Friday. If you do, make sure to share your pictures with us on Facebook or tag us on Instagram (@muttropolis)!

MUTT LOVE: 5 Ways to Spend Mother’s Day with your Dog


Moms are the best, right? We appreciate ALL moms – including dog moms! We’ve come up with a few different ways to spend Mother’s Day with your favorite fur child.

Go to the beach. What’s better than the sound of waves and beautiful weather? Being at the beach with your pup! Spend this Mother’s Day enjoying the sea breeze with Bowser. If you do go to the beach, make sure that it’s a dog-appropriate beach! If you end up going to the dog beach, make sure you have proper etiquette!

 Go out for a nice lunch. There are tons of delicious restaurants that are pet friendly, with some even offering food for your furry BFF! Enjoy a nice mimosa with your dog by your side, you deserve it mom!

Go for a hike. Get your fitness on AND see beautiful sights! San Diego is filled with trails with breathtaking views. Most trails are dog-friendly, too!

Lay around and snuggle. Just because it’s Mother’s Day doesn’t mean you have to go out to celebrate! Snuggle with your ultimate snuggle buddy and watch a movie!

Go to Muttropolis. There’s a 20% off storewide Mother’s Day Sale going on now – why wouldn’t you want to visit!?

We hope all you dog moms out there have a happy and relaxing Mother’s Day! Thank you for all that you do!

MUTT’S UP: It’s National Pet Week!


It’s the first week of May, which means it’s National Pet Week! National Pet Week was created by the American Veterinary Medical Association in 1981 to put a spotlight on the furry friends that make our lives so much better. At Muttropolis, we believe every week is pet week! :)

In honor of this special week, we are hosting a fun photo contest. Starting Monday, May 2nd through Friday, May 6th at noon PST, Muttropolis fans will be encouraged to upload pictures of their pets on Facebook and Instagram for a chance to win a Muttropolis gift card! To ensure that we see every entry, fans must post their pictures on our Facebook page ( or on Instragram tagging us (@muttropolis) or hashtagging #muttropolis. The winner of the photo contest will be announced on our Facebook page following the contest.

We look forward to seeing all your pets! :)

We Love You, Chewie.

It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to our dear friend Chewie. He was our #1 mutt model, trusted office pup (always greeting visitors with a bark) and the four-legged son to the first employee of Muttropolis, our buyer Kiiah. Chewie was truly unique in every way, from his goofy tongue to his constant begging (that we all gave in to), to his ability to let us dress him in practically anything – he will be truly missed. In tribute, we want to share some adorable and howl-arious photos that put a smile on our face and love in our hearts.. We love you Chewie, always and forever!






MUTT’S UP: #ThrowbackThursday Outfit Picks

Today is Dress up Your Pet Day, but at Muttropolis that’s just any regular day. In honor of this day (and the fact that it’s also #ThrowbackThursday), we decided to open the vault and show you a few of our favorite outfits throughout the years. We’re warning you now: these are hilarious!

Look #1: Do the Bunny Hop, March 2012. Mutt pup Reggie was clearly not feelin’ her hip-hop look, which made for an amazing photo.



Look #2: Chewie and Chest Hair, June 2013. Chewie channeled his inner Hawaii Five-O in this epic Hawaiian shirt. The best part? The front couldn’t be buttoned, so Chewie had some epic chest hair.

Chewie on Beach


Look #3: Sassy Lola, October 2012. No words can describe how great this photo is.



Look #4: Willie at Your Service, November 2015. Doesn’t he look like he could be the nation’s #1 mixologist?



Look #5: I Am Lion, Hear Me Roar, October 2014. The coloring between Teddy’s fur and the lion head is perfect – he looks just like a lion!



Look #6: Uptown Girl, October 2015: Ella looks like straight royalty in this dress. All we need is a red carpet!



Look #7: Just Your Average Schoolgirl, October 2010: Don’t give Basil any homework – he’ll probably eat it.



These are just a few of the amazing outfits we’ve had over the last 12 years at Muttropolis. Dressing your pup up today? Post your picture on our Facebook page or on Instagram with the #Muttropolis or tag us @Muttropolis so we can check it out!


Happy DogA delicious meal, sporting events on TV, family time – these are all things that we love about Thanksgiving. This year, we decided to channel our inner dog and think of what they would be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Here’s a few thoughts from a dog’s perspective:

  1. I’m thankful for my bed. I hang out there all the time because sleeping is the bomb – I don’t know what I would do without my favorite bed!!! Oh wait I do…jump into mom and dad’s bed!!!!! :) :)
    Bowser Chocolate Bones
  2. I’m thankful for ALL TREATS! Gimme some duck, gimme some peanut butter, gimme anything and I’ll eat it. Mom and Dad hook it up with the yummy treats!
  1. As I said before, I’ll eat anything. That’s why I love when someone “accidentally” 😉 drops food on the ground or feeds me when no one else is looking. Note: this is a hint to all the family that’s coming over for Thanksgiving: I WILL EAT ANYTHING.
    Hungry Dog
  2. I’m thankful for playtime! Although I love being a lazy bum and chilling in my bed all day, it’s fun to play with toys too. Give me a squeaky toy and I’ll play with it for as long as I can before you decide to take it away!!!!
  1. Most of all, I’m thankful for my family. They are the reason I have a bed, treats, toys, scraps of food under the table, but most of all, they love me!!!!! I love seeing them and licking them and they love seeing me just as much.
    Mutt Team

From all of us at Muttropolis, we wish you and your pups a Happy Thanksgiving! :)


Newsworthy Dogs Roundup

Now that we’re in 2015 and all done with the holidays, we thought we’d reintroduce the Newsworthy Dogs Roundup! A lot has been going on in the last few weeks – here are a few of our favorite articles. Have any pet-related stories you’d like to share with us? Post the stories on our Facebook page!

The 3 Surprising Ways ‘Pet Parents’ are Treating their Pets Like Humans

We’ve always said dogs are just like humans – why not treat your pup like a human? More and more pet parents are going above and beyond for their pups, and we think it’s great. What are these three surprising ways? First, they are purchasing “people quality” food (we’ve been doing this for years at Muttropolis!), second, they are securing the best doggie care (of course!) and last, they style and frequently groom their pets (no brainer!). Clearly the Huffington Post hasn’t met Muttropolis yet!


21 Puppies Who Will Get You Through Today

One thing we can all agree on is the fact that puppies are pretty much the cutest things on the planet. What’s better than looking at 21 of the most adorable puppy photos? We have this Cute Dogalbum bookmarked to cheer us up anytime we’re down! I mean, how can you pick a favorite?!

Daily Treat: Boston Terrier Nurses Orphaned Kittens

This is truly amazing. A Boston Terrier, Memory, decided to play the role of “mom” to 4 orphaned kittens that were found out in the cold. Although Memory was not pregnant, she was able to produce milk for the kittens. What makes this story sweeter? Once the kittens were nourished from Memory’s milk and moved to solid food, three of the four were able to be adopted out to happy families, while keeping one for Memory to nurture.

Before and After Photos of Rescued Dogs Show What a Difference a Home Makesbefore

Bring on the tears! We are pro-adoption, and this set of pictures just shows one of the many reasons why we feel it is important to adopt. These sweet photos show how adoptables looked before and after they were found a loving home. As you can clearly see, these animals are so happy after being settled in with their loving parents. Adopt, don’t shop!

Canine Commuter Raises Eyebrows on Seattle Bus

This may be our favorite story from the past few weeks. 2-year old black lab Eclipse is not only the cutest lil’ thing, but she is a true city commuter! After going on the bus plenty of times with her dad to visit the dog park, she decided to start traveling to the park on her own (Dad follows a few buses behind her and they travel back home together). What a smart pup!

MUTT’S NEW: New Year’s Resolutions for Your Pup!


With a New Year comes new resolutions – not just for you, but for your pup too! We came up with a few ideas on how to make the most of your pup’s 2015.

Eat Better: What better time to start a new health regimen than now?! Our All Natural Food + Treats are not only delicious, but are beneficial to any furry friend. With brands
ranging from The Honest Kitchen to Plato to locally-made Mutt Munchers, the food possibilities are endless.

Go Places: Now is the time to visit places you’ve never been or go on an adventure – don’t forget to take Bowser on the ride! Travel essentials like carriers, car seats and to-go water bowls are perfect for your furry traveler to join in on the party.

Play More: Life is best spent when you’re having fun – this includes playtime with your pup! If your dog is a big toy fan, maybe it’s time to spoil them with a little something, whether it be a plush, interactive or funny toy!

Sleep Better: Nothing’s better than having a comfortable bed that you can seriously snooze in. You’re not the only one that needs a good sleep – your dog does too! Why not spoil Bowser with a blanket, mat or bed to let them enjoy their beauty sleep?!

What are your New Year’s resolutions for you and your pup? Tell us on our Facebook page! For more ideas, stop by or our three Southern California locations. Here’s to 2015!

LIFE @ MUTT HQ: Merry Christmas!

The most wonderful time of the year is now. From all of us at Muttropolis (the two and four-legged), we wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Here’s to 2015!

Office Pups

MUTT’S HAPPENING: Happy Hanukkah!

Hanukkah Pup

The big night is tonight – from tonight to the night of Wednesday, December 24th, the Festival of Lights will be celebrated. Lights will be lit, dreidels will be played with and latkes will be eaten. On behalf of all of us at Muttropolis, we want to wish you all a happy and joyous Hanukkah. Don’t forget to check out our Chewish Collection to get in the Hanukkah spirit!

PS: We’re pretty obsessed with this Buzzfeed article on dogs that are ready for Hanukkah. Our favorite is featured above!