Pet Fashion Archive

Halloween LOLz: Our Favorite Dog Halloween Costumes!

Ah, Halloween! It’s the one day each year where scaring people, getting a sugar high and dressing up in a costume is socially acceptable. Dogs do the first two things on a daily basis, and when it comes to October, the third thing is taken to a whole new level. If you didn’t know, dressing your pup up in a Halloween costume is totally a “thing” and people pull out ALL the stops. Need a visual? We’ve got 10 for ya.

Exhibit 1: The “Wrecking Pug”

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Miley Cyrus’ ball has nothing on this pug. We give this costume an A+ – I mean, look at the Barbie riding the ball!

Exhibit 2: The “Yorkie Piñata”

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Whatever you do, do NOT hit this piñata with a bat. Instead, pet it!

Exhibit 3: The “Pop-kin Spice Latte”

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Love Pumpkin Spice Lattes? You’ll love the Pop-kin Spice Latte even more! If this costume doesn’t win a best dressed contest, then they didn’t have the right judge.

Exhibit 4: The “50 Shades of Dog”

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What’s better than one of the most popular books within the last few years? A dog with a literally 50 shades of grey. I mean…

Exhibit 5: The “DogCorn”

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This is the definition of “Too Cute to Eat!” The best part? The popcorn on the head of course!

Exhibit 6: The “EP (Extra-pugrestrial)”

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This is the easiest costume to re-create: grab a white towel and your bike! Oh wait – I guess you need a pug…

Exhibit 7: The “Dirty Dogtini”

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Is your pup in a cone? No problem – just add a cocktail shaker and some “olives” and you’ve got a dirty dog-tini! You’re welcome.

Exhibit 8: The “Mr. T(dog)”

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A English Bulldog + A Mr. T outfit makes us want to scream “I pitty da fool!”

Exhibit 9: The “Dogia”

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Ch-ch-ch-chia! I wonder how long this took to “grow”!

Exhibit 10: The Super Hero Clan

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We saved the best for last – this family is special to us as they are part of our Mutt Clan! We give them an A+ for dedication – not only are the parents involved, but they’ve got the DOGS in there!!!!!! We are obsessed. As Buzz Lightyear (our version of a superhero) would say – “To infinity and beyond!”

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!

Fetchingly Fresh: Forest Friends for Your Pup!

Forest Friends

From foxes and squirrels to bunnies and owls, we have every forest friend covered in our Forest Friend Collection!

The apparel and accessories in this collection feature all your favorite forest animals. What does the fox say?! For fox lovers, we have an adorable collar and leash donning girly foxes, knit sweaters and an adorable necktie that attaches to a collar. For Fox Sweaterthose that prefer squirrels, we have a fun squirrel sweater and not one, but two squirrel themed bandanas: one with a squirrel and one with an acorn! Other favorites include the Bunny Print Top and the Fuzzy Bear Sweatshirt.Bunny Print Top

We have fun, forest toys for every type of pup! For the entertainment seeker, the new Roll-Up Log is ideal – three forest critters are wrapped in the log and the pup has to try and get them out! The Long Legged Toy is unique not only because it has four long legs, but it has a hidden tennis ball in the body – making it almost two toys in one! Wool favorites, like the Fox and Squirrel Wool Toys, are great for pups that are into strength and squeakers.

Roll Up Log ToyWhen thinking about forest-like home products, we felt that the modern idea was the way to go. Our Anderson Modern Wood Bowls and Canisters are made from eco-friendly plantation grown and renewable Acacia wood, not to mention they are sleek and perfect for any home! Another modern, yet comfortable staple is the Snow Lynx Bed. With faux fur on one side and chenille on the Snow Lynx Bedother, your pup is bound to get easily attached to this forest-like bed!

The forest fun doesn’t stop there – stop by one of our Southern California stores or online to check out the whole Forest Friends Collection!

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 $10 on Orders Over $50!

Labor Day Sale

Surprise! Just coming off the heels of last week’s sale, we decided to spoil you one last time for the special holiday weekend. For this Labor Day weekend only, save $10 on orders over $50* at Muttropolis!

Since you’ll be saving $10 with us, it made us think: what could you do for your pup with those extra 10 bones? Let’s see…

  1. Take Bowser out for a nice meal (that $10 could go towards a filet mignon instead of chicken!)
  2. Get them nice and squeaky clean with a grooming session (that extra $10 could go to a paw-dicure, right?!)
  3. Hook them up with extra treats (really, what dog doesn’t like extra treats?)
  4. Spoil them with that extra toy they were eyeing (a new toy = a satisfied pup)

Now that we’ve planted you with these grand ideas, all you have to do is stop by and save! This special discount starts Friday, August 29th and ends Monday, September 1st. Visit us in-store or online to start saving! Online customers must use coupon code LABOR at checkout to receive their $10 off discount.

*Excludes food, treat of the month and gift cards.

KAPOW! Comic Canine Arrives on Muttropolis Shelves!

Comic Canine Collection

It’s a bird, it’s a plane…it’s our Comic Canine Collection! Inspired by the recent Comic-Con convention, we decided to take it to the dogs. This fun collection features comic-themed apparel, toys and accessories that will make any pup feel like a hero!

Looking for an awesome way to express your love for your favorite superheroes on your pups’ neck? BOOM! We’ve got you covered! Our comic collars and leashes range from Batman to Wonder Woman to the Avengers and beyond, which is sure to give your pup a little pep in their step!

Batman Shields Dog Collar   Wonder Woman Dog Collar   Marvel Avengers Dog Collar
If you’d rather show your pooch’s pride in apparel, ZAP! Your wish is our command! These tanks are perfect for your daily summer walks. Choose from representing your favorite Avenger, like The Incredible Hulk or Captain America, or let everyone know that your pup is their own super hero in the Superdog tank

Marvel Hulk Dog Tank   Marvel Captain America Dog Tank   Superdog Dog Tank
Every superpup needs toys. These toys are sure to make you relive your childhood and provide some fun! If your pup is more into soft, plush toys, then we recommend checking out the Batman or Rocky & Bullwinkle toys. Not only are they plushy soft, but they have added squeakers inside for hours of entertainment! If your pup needs more than just a squeaker to keep occupied, we recommend the Underdog toy that talks when squeezed (“There’s no need to fear, Underdog is here!”) or the Captain America and Hulk bottle toys, that contain plastic bottles inside which is sure to make your chewer go crazy. 

Batman Plush Dog Toy   Talking Underdog Dog Toy   Marvel Hulk Bottle Dog Toy
If you want to take your love for comics to the next level, then our comic home décor will make you giddy! The Superman bowls and placemats are a perfect addition to any comic lover’s dinnerware! More of a Batman fan? We’ve got bowls and placemats for you too! Is Bowser a sleeper? The Newspaper Print Bed Cover is not only fun and versatile, but is more affordable than getting a new bed – just fill the cover with whatever pillows you like, zip it up and BAM! You have a new dog bed! 

Superman Dog Bowl   Batman Dog Placemat   Newspaper Print Dog Bed Cover
To get the full taste of our Comic Canine Collection, stop by one of our Southern California stores locations or visit us at Muttropolis.com!

Fetchingly Fresh: Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

“Pink isn’t just a color, it’s an attitude!” Everyone knows that if a pup is rocking pink, they mean business. That’s why we have a special collection dedicated to pink lovers – from sassy collars to fluffy beds to stylish apparel, we have everything you need to make your pup the quintessential “pink” pup!

For the pups that want to strut down the sidewalk with pink pride, we’ve got you covered with all-pink neckwear. We have a plethora of pink collars, ranging from chevron print to bedazzled leather to plain velvet collars. If you want to add more pink to your pup’s neck, a pink engravable tag doesn’t hurt either! For the pups that want a more sophisticated pink lady look, check out the pink crystal heart necklace and pink sequin dog bow – these definitely will add a little glitz and glam to any furry fashionista’s wardrobe!

Chevron Print Dog Collar   Crystal Heart Dog Necklace   Pink Sequin Dog Bow

While some pups enjoy neckwear, others like to take their fashion to the next level with apparel. Girly girls can satisfy their fashion craving by checking out our pink ruffly dresses and bright pink tanks, while the men can take the casual route with a pink-striped polo. No matter the choice, your pup is sure to make heads turn!

Little Miss Perfect Dog Dress   Miss Popular Dog Tank   Pink Striped Polo

Interested in adding some pink in your pup’s life, but not on their body? Having a pop of color can add pizazz to any room’s décor. Our favorites pink home essentials? The super soft Katie Puff lounge bed, the cuddly personalized blanket and the stylish double wood raised feeder.

Katie Puff Lounge Bed   Pink Personalized Blanket   Pink Double Wood Raised Feeder
We love pink, and our Pink Collection shows that. To get the full taste of our Pink Collection, stop by one of our Southern California store locations or visit us at Muttropolis.com!

 

Now Presenting: Comic-Canine

Comic Con Dog

The beloved Comic-Con is almost here! Prepare your pup for the festivities this year!

The international convention that comic book fanatics, sci-fi cosplay warriors and superhero aficionados dream about all year is just around the corner! The beloved Comic-Con returns to San Diego July 24 – 27, bringing elaborate costumes, celebrity guests and family superhero fun to the beachside SoCal city of San Diego for the weekend. 

In the midst of all the excitement, our four-legged family members are often left out of the Comic-Con fun, while the humans indulge in their superhero dreams. That's why Muttropolis is stepping in to save the day! This year, we’re happy to announce the launch of…drum roll please…Comic-Canine!!

In the celebratory spirit of Comic-Con, our exclusive Comic-Canine Collection will feature limited edition runs of superhero-themed dog apparel. This year, your dog can participate in the cosplay action, sporting a Superman dog collar or playing with a Batman plush toy.

Superman Dog Collar   Batman Plush Dog Toy

At Muttropolis, we feel that every pooch should be able showcase their inner superhero alter ego, which is why we decided to make this dream come true for them.

Now, dog owners, here is your mission, if you choose to accept it…

1)     Make a visit to Muttropolis.com.

2)     Browse the awesome selection of limited edition Comic-Canine apparel and accessories.

3)     Determine what kind of superhero or comic book avenger your dog is.

4)     Order while supplies last.

5)     Get your dog ready for the festivities, and take him or her out for a walk of pride in downtown San Diego July 24-27.

 Lastly, pictures! We love pictures! If you embark on this journey to your dog’s superhero side, please capture some moments from the day and share the photos with us on our Muttropolis Facebook Page or by mentioning us on Instagram @Muttropolis!

We look forward to all the Comic-Canine, and Comic-Con, fun that is just around the corner. Get ready! 

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What We’re Digging: Collars Here, Collars There, Collars Everywhere!

Save on Collars and Leashes

Here at Muttropolis, we think of collars like women think of shoes – you can never have too many! Because of this, we make sure to bring you the latest and greatest in collars, searching high and low for new fabrics, prints and sizes for every personality.

Our variety of collar styles and sizes is ridiculously large, ranging from glitzy leather collars to training martingale collars to basic collars for your teacup-sized pup. We like to have a wide array of styles for our customers to choose from, but that doesn’t mean that we just pick any collar to add to our collection. We make sure all collars are the best of the best in design and quality.

Because we have so many collars, we have them blocked in different sections on our site so that it’s easy for you to find exactly what collar you are looking for. Fabric + Nylon Collars include fabric collars with fun designs, while the Stripes, Plaids + Solid Fabric Collars include just that, fabric collars with stripes, plaids or solids in the design. Leather Collars include any collars that are leather, from plain soft leather to stud-filled leather, while Sparkle Collars include leather collars that have crystals and anything flashy (and sassy!). For the training pup, we have a special Training Collars, including martingale and gentle leaders. Our Teacup Dog Collars section is tailor-made for the small dog crew. Lastly, for the night walkers, we have a Lighted or Reflective Collars + Leashes section, featuring light-up collars from our friends at Pup Protector as well as reflective leashes.

Collars Galore

Now that we’ve got you covered on what collars we offer, your next question might be “How do I know what size collar my dog wears?” To answer this question, we go back to our blog post from last year, “The Pursuit of the Perfect Collar:” For the ideal fit, you will want to allow for one to three fingers to fit between the collar and your dog’s neck, depending on your dog’s size. So, when you measure your pup’s neck, be sure to place the appropriate number of fingers underneath the measuring tape to find the true size. Below is a breakdown of how many fingers we advise according the size of the dog:

Small Size Dog (20 pounds or less) – 1 finger’s width
Medium / Average Sized Dog – 2 finger’s width
Extra Large Dog – 3 finger’s width

Now that you know what size your pup is, it’s time to shop! Here’s an added bonus: get 10% off when you purchase a collar/leash set! Use code WALK10 at checkout to save. Shop away!