Life at Mutt HQ Archive

The Taming of the ‘Schmoo:’ Theatrical dog house seeks new home.

Do you have a four-legged bard in your yard? Look no further.

photo caption: Fluffy mystery mutt ‘Schmoo’ stars
in the off-off-off-off-off broadway performance of
"The Taming of the Schmoo."


It all started when we got a phone call last week from a lovely Muttropolis customer, we’ll call her "D.R.," indicating that she was in possession of a large dog house that is an exact miniaturized replica of  The Old Globe Theatre.

"…say what? A replica of the Old Globe?"

Yes, the Old Globe Theatre. The one in Balboa Park in San Diego, CA.  Complete with hardwood floors, windows, curtains, operable skylights and fire-safe shingles, the house even a features an itty-bitty will-call window.

D.R. further explained how the original owner of the dog house / theatre had won it at an auction for approximately $3500, however, upon further investigation, the auction winners discovered they were unable to fit said house into their yard or through their fence for that matter.

So now D.R. is ‘minding the house’ and "…wouldn’t it be great if we, Muttropolis, could take the house and help find a worthy cause to donate it to, using our store and online community to identify the perfect charitable cause?"

After some discussion among fellow Muttropolitans as to where we’d put the house, we agreed that this was a wonderful opportunity to help raise funds for a needy cause and that we could have some fun with it.

So we are now the proud foster parents of a miniature Old Globe Theatre (or The Thee-ahh-tuh" as we call it.) and we’re accepting ideas from worthy San Diego-based animal-related causes that would like to partner with us and find a new home for the house! Send your ideas to with the subject line "Theatre".

– posted by Schmoe-schmoo

Boulder Canine Classic

Wow!  1100 runners, over 700 dogs, 120 volunteers, 25 vendors, 1 beautiful day, 9 staff members and a great cause!

MESA’s annual Canine Classic took place at the Boulder Reservoir. Runners and walkers participated in 5K or 10K races with and without their four legged friends. The proceeds benefited MESA (Moving to End Sexual
Assault) and was a lot of fun.

Thank you for being there!  You added great spirit and we appreciate all your efforts on MESA’s behalf!

Team Mutt Boulder

Village of Muttropolis

Today, March 14th, 2008, is the launch of the Muttropolis Online Dog Park community site. Please visit and become a member. This is a great place to show off your pets by adding a photo or video, discuss an important topic, and meet others with your interests. Please email if you have any questions.

Muttropolis Pet Supplies, Cat and Dog Boutique: a shopping utopia for all your pet supplies. Hip, unique pet products for cats and dogs: toys, treats, carriers and more.

Muttropolis is where the dog park
and retail come together! Muttropolis does not sell pets, but instead encourages
adoption through their many partnerships with local animal welfare
organizations. Offering the ultimate in design-driven, yet functional pet
supplies, home furnishings, bedding, ergonomic raised feeders, travel
accessories & gear and all-natural treats, Muttropolis is a utopia for pets
and their parents.


The brainchild of dyed-in-the-wool
“pet parents” who share a passionate love for animals, Muttropolis was inspired
by their own beloved four-legged companions.
was also born from a
desire to give something back to the animals that provide such unconditional
love and companionship– a celebration of sorts of the bond between pets and
their parents.