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2014 Annual Halloween Party + Costume Contest!

The Muttropolis Halloween Party is one of the most anticipated and exciting events of the year! Our four-legged (and two-legged) friends pull out all the stops when it comes to creativity for Halloween. What a fantastic turnout this year! Here are some of our favorite photos from the event!

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Twins!

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You guys – it’s BATDOG! How cool is this?!

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This peacock is WORKING it!

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This is a shark we want to be friends with!

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Is this not the cutest pilot ever?!

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What a cute family!

To see these photos and more from the parties, check out our Facebook page!

What’s Hot: Clink your glass for the Cocker’Tail Set!

Celebrate

Throw some ice in the bucket and cool the champs…we have a new collection for you that deserves a toast! Our special Cocker’Tail Collection is our way of introducing the Holiday season, because who doesn’t love a nice winter Cocktail Party?! This collection features flawless clothing, shimmery sequins and, of course, a few Cocker’tails!

There are a few things you need when preparing for a Cocktail Party. Let’s start with the most important: an outfit!! We’ve got all the ladies and gents prepared for any special party, from fluffy shimmer dresses to Tuxedo Tanks to Sequin Harnesses! Not only will your pup be the Belle (or the Prince) of the ball, but they are sure to make heads turn in these fab styles.

Tuxedo TankNext up? The drinks! Every Cocktail Party needs drinks (obviously), and we can help. While you’re sipping on your bubbly or a Dirty Martini, your pup can (somewhat) sip on some Cocker’tails! How, you ask? We have some fabulous plush toys that are just as great to display as they are for your pup to play with. With a choice of Grey Dogs Vodka, Pawier-Jouet Champagne or Mirapawval Rosé, your pooch is sure to be satisfied with whatever choice that may be!Gold Trellis Bowl and Jar

Lastly, we can’t forget to spice up your living space! We think a more modern approach to your living space is key for any kind of fancy party. The Gold Trellis Bowl and Jar feature not only a print that will never go out of style, but a nice gold color that is sure to modernize any room! Of course, we can’t forget our Mutt
favorite: the Katie Puff Bed. These beds are so sleek and comfy, your guests will think it’s a place for them to lay!

Need more Cocker’tail inspiration? Check out our Cocker’tail Collection in its entirety online or at one of our Southern California stores!

Just In: Sock Monkey Styles for Your Pup!

Sock Monkey Collection

Here’s a little history lesson for you all: Sock Monkeys were first made during the Great Depression when people would sew red heeled socks together. Now, more than 80 years later, they’re just as fabulous and have been incorporated into a ton of things. With that being said, we’d like to introduce our newest collection: The Sock Monkey Collection!

With fall in full swing and winter on the horizon, sweaters and scarves are a must. This awesome zip-up hoody is sure to keep you warm AND comfortable, as it’s made with a cashmere blend! It’s definitely a mutt favorite. More into something a little lighter? The Sock Monkey Striped Wool Scarf is great because not only will it warm up your pup’s neck, but it’s adjustable, insuring a perfect fit! With these items, you’ll be turning Bowser into your very own Sock Monkey in no time!

Why not rock the Sock Monkey on your daily walk? We won’t object to that! In fact, we encourage it with our Sock Monkey collar, leash and bowtie. If you’re looking into dressing your dog from neck to tail, this is perfect, as each item completely matches! If you’re more into the subtle Sock Monkey flair, then you have the ability to choose which item you like best. We love options!

Of course, this collection wouldn’t be complete with Sock Monkey toys! From multi-colored to corduroy to sock-made cat toys to the original Sock Monkey, we have enough Sock Monkey toys for you to fill your toy box to the rim!

Want more Sock Monkey? Check out the Sock Monkey Collection in its entirety online or at one of our Southern California stores!

Dig This Deal: Save 20% on Stella and Chewy’s All Month Long!

October TOTM

Oh October, you came so quickly! As you all probably know by now, when a new month starts, there’s a new special deal for our Muttropians. This month’s Treat of the Month is on Stella & Chewy’s freeze-dried food and treats – save 20% all month long!

Stella & Chewy’s freeze-dried dinner patties provide 100% complete and balanced nutrition. Each flavor is made with raw meat, poultry or fish that is sourced from USDA-inspected facilities, mixed with organic fruits and vegetables included. Healthful, direct-fed microorganisms (probiotics), natural tocopherols, chelated trace minerals, taurine, and essential FreezeDFamily_RGBvitamins and minerals are also added to this yummy mix. These patties come in 8 different flavors: Chicken & Veggies, Beef, Lamb, Duck, Surf ‘N Turf, Rabbit, Venison and Pheasant and are grain-free with no fillers, artificial preservatives, colorings, added hormones, antibiotics, sugar or salt. Not only is this a great meal for your pup, but you can break up a patty and make it a nice yummy treat!

The savings don’t stop there! During October, you’ll also be able to save 20% on Stella & Chewy’s freeze-dried treats, Carnivore Crunch and Carnivore Kisses. The Carnivore Crunch treats are all-natural formed morsels while the Carnivore Kisses are diced, 100% meat treats. These treats can berIMG_0095 given to your pup as a training reward or crumbled over food for added flavor – nothing beats that! The Carnivore Crunch treats come in Beef, Chicken, Turkey, Salmon/Cod and Duck flavors. The Carnivore Kisses treats come in Beef, Chicken, Salmon and Duck. Just like the freeze-dried food, these treats provide the benefits of raw with the convenience of being dry.

So what does freeze-drying exactly mean, you ask? Freeze-drying is a process that enables food manufacturers to remove the moisture from their products while retaining nutritional value. There is no cooking is involved in this process, as the product is frozen and then put into a freeze dryer on rIMG_4439trays. These 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, and 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 ever being thawed or cooked, which is why the nutritional value is retained.

You don’t want to miss out on this delicious and nutritious Treat of the Month! This special runs from October 1st through October 31st at all three of our stores and online. Use code STELLA20 at checkout to save!

EEK! Our Halloween Collection is Here!

Halloween

With fall arriving, many things come to mind: changing leaves, football season, pumpkin spice lattes and, of course, HALLOWEEN! We’re as excited as you are for the Halloween season to start, which is why we’ve launched our Halloween Shop in-store and online a little early! This collection is filled with hilarious costumes, fun toys, festive collars and more!

Our buying team has carefully chosen this year’s collection, ensuring your pup’s Halloween to be a memorable one! We have 50s Girlcostumes to tailor every size Bowser – including the fan-favorite 50’s Girl, the Rock and Roll King, the Sunflower, the Rasta, the Lion Headpiece and the LED Devil Horn Headband; you are sure to find the perfect piece for your Halloween festivities.

Love Halloween, but not a fan of costumes? We didn’t forget about you! Some adorable Halloween-themed apparel like the My Lil’ Pumpkin Dress, the Crochet Pumpkin Sweater and the Skull Tee and accessories like the Pumpkin Neck Tie and Skeleton and Polka Dots Bandana are perfect for Pumpkin Fleece Sweaterany Halloween Party!

For the furry friend that is more into entertainment than dressing up, we have some Halloween toys that are sure to give you hours of fun! From plush favorites like the Devil Sock Monkey Toy to tough ones like the Jack-O-Lantern Rope Toy, we have a toy for every spooky entertainment seeker.

Devil Sock Monkey ToyWe’re adding a cherry on top of this Halloween sundae – we’ll be hosting special Halloween parties and costume contests at our Southern California stores! To take part in the fun, stop by our Solana Beach, La Jolla and Fashion Island stores on Saturday, October 25th from 4-6PM. Check our Facebook page for more information on these events and how you can sign your pup up for the contest!

We hope to help you and your hounds prepare for a very Happy Halloween!

Fetchingly Fresh: Bring out the Glitz and Glamour for your Pooch!

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Fall is here, which means New York Fashion Week has arrived! Because of this special occasion, we’ve decided to add a little glamour to our furry fashion line. Our newest Glamour Collection is filled with the best of the best for your furry fashionista, from fabulous apparel to stylish carriers to toys that you lil’ pooch is bound to love.

Every glamour girl needs a sassy outfit, whether it be some something simple, like a harness, or something a little more over
Lace Buttoned Cardiganthe top, like a coat. If you’re looking for something functional, yet stylish, check out the adorable Lace Harness or the Velour Quilted Harness. Not only are these chic, but are perfect for walks, as they have D-rings for easy leash attachment. If you’re more interested in something that is guaranteed to make heads turn, then our glamour apparel is perfect! Our favorites include the Lace Cardigan (the boa-like collar is to die for), the Miss Glam Dress and the Leopard Coat. With this fun apparel, your pup is sure to be the classiest of the bunch!

What’s the perfect addition to our fashion forward apparel? A nice bottle of champs of course! TreatAlexander MuttQueen Shoe your pup with a bottle of our Crispaw Champagne, or spoil her with an adorable plush Alexander Muttqueen Shoe, Chewy Vuitton Ball or Hollywood Perfume toy. These elegant toys are perfect for the dazzling dog.

You deserve to look as fabulous as your pup does, right?! We think so, which is why we have carefully chosen the cutest carriers that can double as a purse even when you’re not toting your pup. The Glam Carrier has serious glamour with the studded accents, while the Quilted Tote resembles a Glam Carrierdesigner bag!

Every pooch is glamorous, and this special collection shows that. To get the full taste of our Glamour Collection, stop by one of our Southern California store locations or visit us at Muttropolis.com!

Dig This Deal: Save 20% on Primal Raw Food & Treats

September Treat of the Month

Now that August is on the outs, it’s time to kick fall off with a new Treat of the Month! All September long, save 20% on Primal Freeze Dried Treats and Food!

Primal Freeze Dried Food for both dogs and cats is produced using 100% USDA, all-natural, human-grade ingredients and are antibiotic and steroid free without any added hormones. Certified organic produce, minerals, and unrefined vitamins are added in each formula to provide a complete balanced diet. The ingredients are carefully chosen to provide optimum levels of amino acids (protein), essential fatty acids, active enzymes and natural-source calcium to support your pet’s health. All ingredients in Primal’s food and treats come from ranches and farms throughout the United States and New Zealand that practice natural, sustainable agriculture. This freeze dried food is not only great for your pup, but Primal has made it as easy as possible to serve – they’ve done all the grinding, chopping, measuring and mixing for you! For the pups, we carry Chicken, Duck, Beef and Lamb flavors, and for the cats we carry Beef & Salmon and Chicken & Salmon.

We also carry a variety of Primal Dog and Cat Treats including dry roasted, freeze dried and jerky choices. The Chicken Shredders, Buffalo Liver Chunks, Venison Lung Puffs and Chicken Chips are all made from USA raised single-source protein and contain no preservatives, antibiotics or added hormones. Another bonus? They’re all gluten and grain free! Treats like the Turkey Liver Munchies, Beef Liver Munchies and Jerky Chicken Nibs are unique because they are made for both dogs and cats. For more information on each of these products, including guaranteed analyses, can be found on our website.

This special Treat of the Month deal runs from September 1st through September 30th, so act fast and visit us online or in stores to enjoy these savings! Online customers can redeem this special 20% offer at Muttropolis.com by using the code PRIMAL20 during checkout.

 

Tips for the Stroller Pup

Our furry friends are just another member of the family and we want to take them everywhere. Some dogs have a hard time keeping up because they are small, getting older or the summer heat makes the
asphalt so hot it can be dangerous for them to walk on sidewalks all day. We recommend you let your pup ride in style…with a stroller!

  • Using a stroller will keep your elderly pup from getting tired and will help them feel more energetic during the day
  • Strollers are a great alternative to carriers. Carriers can put a lot of strain on your back, neck
    and shoulders, whereas a stroller adds zero pressure to your body
  • Strollers keep your pup off the hot ground, preventing paws from injuries such as burns and cracking
  • Strollers don’t have to be used all the time – you can walk your pup until they get tired and pop them in the stroller for a good nap while you finish your daily duties

First Class Jogger StrollerThe First Class Jogger is a “Mutt Tested and Approved” favorite. This Jogger comes with a soft, comfy pad for your pup to lay on while looking outside the mesh windows during the daily stroll. Large
wheels have suspension for a completely smooth ride and rear tires have lockable breaks. The Jogger also comes with a large basket underneath for storage. You can find this stroller and more at any of our store locations or online. “Stroll” away!

Dig This Deal: August Treat of the Month!

August Treat of the Month

Another month, another new treat discount! Our August Treat of the Month features the delicious Plato Treats! For the whole month, enjoy 20% off savings on yummy Plato treats like Duck, Chicken or Salmon Strips, Grain Free Treats, Farmer’s Market Treats and Thinkers Meat Sticks!

Looking for a treat with a good bite? If so, your pup might enjoy the SalmonDuck or Chicken Strip treats! These meaty treats are made with over 90% salmon, duck or chicken and are naturally preserved. They contain natural ingredients fortified with antioxidant vitamins E and C and have no artificial colors, flavors, synthetic preservatives, genetically modified organisms (GMO’s), meat by-products or meals.

Feel like giving your pup some necessary veggies? Look no further – Plato’s Farmer’s Market treats are made using premium US-grown ingredients you’d find at a farmer’s market like peas, carrots, tomatoes, sweet potatoes and parsley. These yummy treats are available in Chicken & Vegetables and Salmon & Vegetables flavors. They’re grain-free, corn-free, wheat-free and soy-free and contain natural ingredients fortified with antioxidant vitamins and zinc propionate. They’re also a source of live (viable) naturally occurring microorganisms and contain no artificial colors, flavors, synthetic preservatives, GMO’s, meat by-products or meals. The Salmon & Vegetables variety is also a natural source of Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids!

If your pup is in need of healthy, highly digestible treats, then we recommend checking out the Grain Free Turkey Dog Treats made with savory, all-natural USA grown turkey. Slow roasted with high quality ingredients packed full of vitamins and minerals, these treats are a healthy and delicious reward that not only assist in your pet’s nutritional needs, but taste delicious! Available in Turkey & Pumpkin, Turkey & Sweet Potato and Turkey & Cranberry flavors, these treats are grain, corn, wheat and soy-free and fortified with antioxidant vitamins E and C and zinc propionate. No artificial colors, flavors, synthetic preservatives, GMO’s and no meat by-products or meals are used to produce these naturally preserved treats.

Last but not least, and perfect for those smart pups, we have Thinkers Dog Treat Sticks! Available in Chicken, Duck and Salmon, these sticks are each made with over 90% Chicken, Duck and Salmon! So why are these great for smart pups? They contain natural ginkgo biloba to help nourish brain function! All other ingredients are all-natural and fortified with antioxidant vitamins E and C and zinc propionate. Just like all other Plato treats, these sticks contain no artificial colors, flavors, synthetic preservatives, GMO’s and no meat by-products or meals are used to produce these treats.

Our Treat of the Month promotion on Plato Treats runs from July 30th to August 31st, so act fast and visit us online or in stores to enjoy these sizzling savings! Online customers can redeem this special 20% offer by using the code PLATOduring checkout!

Patriotic Pooch Style

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Nothing screams America like red, white and blue! 4th of July is slowing approaching, and we’ve got you covered on your pooch’s holiday fashion with our collection of patriotic products! Whether your pup likes to wear their patriotic pride or play with it instead, we have fetching, fun styles and options in red, white and blue across all categories. Take a look at this year’s 4th of July Collection and ensure your pup is celebrating in style this summer!

If your furry fashionista is into wearing their American pride, then our stars dress is perfect! Not only is it easy to slip on, but it’s extremely stylish! If you want everyone to know that your pup is a ball of fun, then the Little Firecracker Tank is a must. We’ve got the non-apparel pups covered with our Patriotic Bandana – reversible and perfect for keeping cool all summer long!

       Stars and Tulle Dog Dress    Little Firecracker Dog Tank    Patriotic Dog Bandana

If you’re pup is the toy-loving type, we have some Americana-inspired toys that are fit for this special holiday! The American Flag Dog Bone is not only donned with the American Flag, but is soft and has two squeakers inside for some serious fun. For those chewers, we have a Rubber Spiked Ball that is durable and is sure to keep Bowser entertained while you’re BBQ-ing! Speaking of BBQ, let your pup join the burger and beer party with a latex Burger Toy and a rubber Heiniesniffin’ Beer Toy – it doesn’t get more American than that!

       American Flag Dog Bone Toy     Fast Food Latex Toy    Heinisniffn Beer Toy

Our red, white and blue assortment doesn’t stop there, so swing by one of our store locations or visit Muttropolis.com to shop the entire 4th of July Collection, bedding and dining included!