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MUTT’S UP: 5 Ways to Spoil Your Furry Valentine

Girl Holding Dog at the Park in Summer

Valentine’s Day is near, which makes us ask the question: who’s your valentine this year? Ours (naturally) are our four-legged friends, our pets! Valentine’s Day is a way to show our loved ones how much we care about them, and we thought of five different ways to spoil your pup this Valentine season:

1. Snuggle it up. If you told us that a dog didn’t like a hug, we’d call you a liar. On Valentine’s Day, give your pup extra hugs, kisses and snuggles – after all, dogs are the most loving animals!

2. Take Bowser for a trip. Whether it be the dog park, an extended walk in the neighborhood or a road trip, give your dog the gift of excitement and fun of an adventure!

3. Hook your pup up with treats. When humans exchange Valentines, there’s normally some sort of candy involved – why not give your pup their own candy?! Spoil Bowser with treats today!

4. Take your pooch out to dinner. There’s nothing like a date night with your dog! There are tons of dog-friendly restaurants (especially in San Diego!) that even offer a special menu for your pooch!

5. Score some goods from the Valentine’s Collection. Whether it be a heart-filled sweater or a cute heart-eye emoji toy, there’s something for every furry Valentine!

We hope these ideas help you celebrate your best Valentine’s yet with your pooch!

Fetchingly Fresh: Beach Collection for Your Beach Bum

Dog Beach Style

Summer has arrived which means our Dog Beach Collection is here! This collection is packed with everything you’ll need for your pooch at the beach including apparel, toys, collars, leashes and more. Let the beach trips begin!


Our summer apparel is stylish and lightweight – perfect for the beach! Our floral dress is perfect for the furry diva that loves to dress up for any occasion, especially for a summer dinner party! If your idea of going to the beach is during an evening stroll, then the Ocean Critters Hoody Tank is ideal! It’s sleeveless but has a hood just in case your pup’s ears get cold. For those that would rather have stylish neckwear than full-on apparel, we have some adorable reversible Hawaiian-themed bandanas in red and blue – made for a luau!

  Floral and Turquoise Dress  Ocean Critters Dog Tank Hoody  Red Hawaiian Dog Bandana

Want to have your pup feeling a little “beachy keen” around their neck? We have some awesome beach-themed collars and leashes available, like our Beach Ball Collar and Leash. This dynamic duo will make your Bowser feel like the king of the beach! For those that love water-skiing, but don’t want to take their pups on the boat ride, we have brought the water-skiing to you (sort of) in the form of a leash! Our Water-Ski Rope Leash not only looks like a water-ski rope, but it’s super strong – perfect for those big or strong dogs!

  Beach Ball Dog Collar   Water Ski Rope Dog Leash

When picking out the toys for this collection, our team wanted a perfect mix of fun, entertaining and water-resistant choices. With these intentions in mind, they have delivered! If your pup is a water dog, the Neoprene Loopie toy is a match made in heaven – because they’re made of neoprene, these toys float and are made to be in water! For those that love plush toys, we have a plethora to choose from – from adorable Ocean Critters to a Crab with a squeaker ball inside to our favorite “Don’t Worry, Be Yappy” Bottle Toy, your dog will fall in love! Lastly, our latex selection, including the funny Swimsuit Chickens and even funnier Heiniesniff’n Beer Toy, is a latex toy lover’s dream.

Neoprene Water Loopie Dog Toy  Dont Worry Be Yappy Dog Toy  Swimsuit Chicken Latex Dog Toy

When taking your pup to the beach, it’s important to make sure they are hydrated at all times – it gets hot out there in the sun and sand! Our beach-friendly Jr. Gulpy Water Dispenser and Ruffwear Collapsible Bowl are the perfect size and will easily fit into any beach bag.

Junior Gulpy Water Dispenser   Ruffwear Bivy Dog Bowl

Lastly, because it’s important to get your pup cleaned up after their fun in the sun, we have Eco Bamboo Pet Wipes to save the day! These all-natural wipes are made with organically grown bamboo and offer a fast and convenient way to clean away dirt and odor from your pet’s face, ears and body. These are a must have for the beach season! 

To get the full taste of our Dog Beach Collection, stop by one of our Southern California store locations or visit us at Muttropolis.com!

Unique & Funny Family Holiday Photos

From our Mutt family to yours, we'd like to wish you a happy holiday season and share a few of our favorite one-of-a-kind funny family holiday photos, all of which include four-legged members of course. Hope you're getting creative including and capturing your canine in seasonal splendor this year!

World's Best Dad    Hound Dog

Christmas Tree






Hanukkah for the Hounds

Hanukkah Dog Products

Celebrate the Festival of Lights with the hound that lights up your life!

We have a small Chewnish Collection with dog toys and stylish dog accessories that are perfect for those pups that celebrate Hanukkah. Check out the Singing Dreidel Dog Toy and Hanukkah Reversible Dog Bandana, two of our festive favorites. Hanukkah begins just one short week from today, so visit us online or at one of our Southern California store locations to see what else we have for your pup to enjoy.

Happy Hanukkah from our mutts to yours!

Warning on Jerky Treats from the FDA

The Food and Drug Administration issued an alert to consumers this week about the illnesses and deaths tied to jerky treats from China. Nearly 600 pets have died and over 3,600 have reported illness after eating chicken, duck and sweet potato jerky treats.  The biggest problem is they cannot figure out the cause when testing contaminants.

Rest assured, we’ve researched our food and treat sources and we do not carry these treats or any treats made in China for that matter.  But we know that many pups just love those jerky treats, so we sniffed out the best alternative made right here in the USA.

Bixby Jerky treats are available in a delicious chicken flavor and they have 2 healthy formulas: Hip and Joint or Skin and Coat.  Both are free of wheat, corn, soy, preservatives and animal byproducts.

Bixby Chicken Jerky Dog Treats

Also a Chicken jerky treat, Tuckers, is an all-natural, grain-free, gluten-free treat  that  is  hand rolled in Wisconsin using chicken breast sourced in the United States and Canada. They are even produced under USDA oversight from 100% human grade raw ingredients, so you know they are safe for your pup!

Tuckers Chicken Jerky TreatsAnother taste-tester favorite are Primal Dry Roasted Chicken Shredders. Made with chicken raised in the United States without antibiotics or added hormones, these treats are a healthy, high-protein snack.
Primal Dry Roasted Chicken Shredders

And for those sweet potato lovers, we have these delicious Sweet Potato treats. Not only do dogs love them, but they have a pro-biotic coating promotes a healthy gastrointestinal tract in support of your dog`s digestive system.

Sweet potato dog treats

Whatever you choose to treat your pet, know that you are safe with us! Come by and see us for a taste test sometime!

Fetchingly Fresh: Our Valentine’s Shop is Now Open!

Peppe Le Pew and Cupid have something in common
(besides the obvious): they love our Valentine’s Shop! This shop has everything
you need for your pooch to celebrate the month of love! Parties celebrating the
month of love will be held at the
Solana Beach store on Thursday, February 7th from 7-8PM, La Jolla on
Sunday, February 10th from 11AM-2PM and Fashion Island on Saturday,
February 9th from 11AM-2PM.

We have the
perfect clothing and accessories for any pup that’s ready for a romantic night
out! If your fido’s a fashionista, she’ll love the Sweetheart Valentine Dress and the Heart and Pearl Necklace – perfect for a date a la “Lady and the
Tramp”! If your bowser is more into neckwear, we have the perfect Valentine Bow
and “I Woof You” Bandana that screams love! If your mutt is more into
expressing emotions for all to see, our “I Love Mommy”, “I Love Daddy” or
“Heartbreaker” tee is perfect! The Crispaw Champagne or “Be My Valentine” Bone
are perfect toys to cuddle with after the night is over. Celebrate Valentine’s
Day the right way with our fun merchandise! 

Merry Christmas from Muttropolis!

We at Muttropolis would like to wish everyone (human and animal) a Merry, Merry Christmas! Christmas mysteries were solved last night with the realization that dogs and cats around the world were eating the Christmas cookies left for Santa and drinking Santa's glass of milk — whoops! We hope that everyone has a beautiful and special Christmas!


–Muttropolis Team

Happy Thanksgiving!

What are dogs thankful for, you ask? Well, let's see…

"I'm thankful for that moment you step outside just after placing the giant poultry on the counter…" -Sage


"I'm thankful for dirty dishes for us to prewash in the dishwasher!" – Bugsy


"We're thankful for big fluffy accent pillows that explode like a blizzard and are SO MUCH FUN to shred!" – Tiny & Tim


"I'm thankful for car rides to anywhere (but the vet)." – Jessica

Dog with head out window large

"I'm thankful for the time I get to spend next to you." – Queenie


Now it is time to indulge in your furry friend!


We at Muttropolis want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

Fetchingly Fresh: Our Holiday Shop is Now Open!

‘Tis the season! The Muttropolis Holiday Shop is now
open. Please join us on November 13th from 7pm to 9pm for our Exclusive Holiday
Preview Party and save 20% on all holiday merchandise. Four-legged guests will
receive a wag-bag and refreshments and treats will be served for Pet Parents.

 Rudolph Dog Sweater

With our
festive apparel, any dog will be the talk of the party! Your pup will be ready
to get things prepared for Santa’s visit in our Mrs. Claus Dress, or be Santa’s
little helper in our Santa’s Little Elf Pajamas. If you’re in the mood for
something warm and perfect for the outdoors, our fur trimmed Santa Coat is
perfect! For the dogs that prefer to not wear clothes, we have fabulous bowties
and neckties as well as bandanas and a Santa hat! Our toys, ranging from
corduroy gingerbread men and snowmen to shaggy candy cane bones to tough polar
, are the perfect gift for any Bowser! We wish you the Happiest of
Holidays and hope you spend them with us!

Mutt Tested and Approved: Holiday Mutt Munchers

The first of November has arrived and the Holidays are officially here!
We are Introducing our exclusive Holiday
flavor Mutt Munchers and newest Treat of the Month: Buy 2 or more bags of Mutt
Munchers and save $3 per bag (reg. $11.99/each.) After months of taste testing,
and some very satisfied four-legged employees, we have added two Holiday flavors for this special occasion: Pumpkin Pie
and Crown Roast – Yum!

Not only are they yummy, but they’re good for your
pup. Locally made in Southern California, our
Mutt Munchers are made with garbanzo beans instead of grain, which makes them
high in protein and a good source of dietary fiber. We choose to make our Mutt
Munchers grain-free because grains are a common allergy in dogs and dogs have a
hard time digesting grains. Whether your dog likes ginger, peanut butter,
blueberry or pumpkin pie – you know he’ll be satisfied!