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Empty Nest Syndrome for dogs? It’s true! While the kids and parents are excited about heading back to school, the four-legged family members may not share the same joy.

They’ve had a summer of fun with their human brothers and sisters, and now they have to leave – wouldn’t you be sad too? Professor Nicholas Dodman from Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine told the Today Show that at least one in six dogs and numerous cats will show symptoms of separation anxiety after the kids go back to school. What are these symptoms, you might ask? They’re easy to spot once you realize what they are: chewing furniture, ripping the stuffing out of pillows, going to the bathroom in the house, obsessive barking/whining and shredding paper are just a few, according to Banfield Pet Hospital. How do you reduce this stress? We have a few ideas:

  1. Avoid emotional departures and greetings. Teach your kids to avoid over stimulating your pup at these times.
  2. Plan to exercise Bowser before you leave and always make a calm exit.

atlantisKeeping your pet comfortable or preoccupied is a great way to beat Bowser Boredom. Consider a few of these tools to help you and your pet:

  1. Crate/Crate Cover/Crate Mattress: A crate is the safest place for your pup to be when you’re out. Adding a mattress keeps them more comfortable and a crate cover simulates the feeling of a den which makes it a calm and peaceful setting.rIMG_4560
  2. Bed: If they’re not crate-trained, a bed is a great option. Beds with bolsters that surround your dog give a feeling
    of security. Choose a pillow bed if your dog likes to sprawl out.
  3. rphoto-3Gate: Letting your pup have free roam of the house can be dangerous if curiosity gets the best of them and they get into something that can be harmful. Choose a dog-proof room in the house that gives them enough space to move around and can fit a water bowl and bed.
  4. Interactive toys: Although no toy is completely indestructible, a sturdy toy or an interactive treat-releasing toy will give notrIMG_5538 (1) only stimulate your pup’s brain, but will keep them preoccupied! You know your dog best, we don’t recommend leaving toys with puppies or dogs that are tough chewers.
  5. BabyBark2Bark Collar: Our Citronella or Air spray bark collars are a safe and humane way to correct your dog when barking. The spray is released once the dog barks to interrupt the behavior.
  6. Thundershirt: If your pup gets excited or scared when you are in the process of leaving, try the Thundershirt. thundershirtOriginally invented for dogs that are scared of loud noises, the Thundershirt can be used anytime a dog is feeling anxious.  The burrito-like constant pressure that the shirt gives your pup gives them a feeling of security and calms them down.
  7. rIMG_0888Pet Calm Drops:  This all-natural remedy settle nerves and reduce anxiety prior to any stress-enhancing event. Add a few drops to their water each morning.

Take these steps to prevent your pup from separation anxiety and back to school time will be a breeze for you and your pup!


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If you’ve been reading up on fashion magazines lately like we have, then you already know that camouflage is all the rage right now. Pet fashion is no rIMG_7246exception! We are loving the different camo items we’ve seen, from apparel to toys to bedding. After searching high and low for the cutest and most stylish camouflage, we have curated our Canine Camo Collection.

Into glamping? If so, then the girly camo may be perfect for your furry fashionista. Our favorites include a camo dress with pink accents and rhinestones, a camo hoody with rhinestones and a fabulous pink and green camo collar and leash! Every glamping galrIMG_7274 can’t forget her beauty necessities, including a perfume toy and Alexander Muttqueen shoe!

For the camping pup, we’ve got the essentials: a camo tank, camo collar and leash, “Bark Daniels Whiskery” toy and a camo bone toy. Another camo bit we love? The “Proud Military Mutt” tank makes our tails seriously wag!

Whether or not it’s hot at the moment, we love camo. To check out more of our Camo Canine Collection, visit us online or at our three Southern California stores!


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Beginning with our first store over 10 years ago, our goal has been to find the most unique and stylish pet products out there. We enjoy high quality and high design for ourselves, so why can’t our pets?! A few years ago, we discovered Molly Mutt, an eco-friendly and anything but ordinary dog bedding company.

amsterdamLocated in Northern California, Molly Mutt uses fun, eccentric fabrics to create dog bed duvet covers, dog crate covers + more. Molly’s duvet covers are the perfect way to recycle an old dog bed or make your own. How do you make your own? It’s easy – stuff the sack with old blankets, pillows, towels, anything you have lying around, zip it up and throw a cover on! Not only is this eco-friendly, but because she has so many different covers to choose from, you can switch it up whenever you want! Whether it be an outdoor cover for sleeping outside in the cooler months or a fashionable cover to spice up your living room décor, Molly has it. Another added bonus? These covers are machine washable, making cleaning a breeze!18985-DEFAULT-l

As if a duvet cover wasn’t enough, Molly also has coordinating crate covers for those pups that are still in crates. Crate covers are perfect if you want to give your pup some privacy, as they roll down, or if you want to add a touch of style to a basic wire crate.

We love Molly Mutt and can’t wait to see what they have for us in the future! To check out all of Molly Mutt’s fun items, check out our website.


LUCKY YOU: Save 20% on one item this week!


You don’t need the Luck of the Irish on your side to get hooked up! From now through Sunday, 3/22, save 20% off any single item* at Muttropolis!

What can you save on with this special discount? Take your pick! What are a few of our favorites? You can’t go wrong with a stylish and comfortable bed, like the Grey Lattice Dutchie. This bolstered bed makes it feel like the whole bed is a pillow! Interested in a new feeder? We’re loving the modern look of the Woodsman Feeder. The sleek look makes it ideal for any room in the house! Spring break is coming up – are you traveling? If so, then a carrier, like the Roxy, is ideal for any jet-setting pooch! Approved for most airlines, this carrier has ventilation windows, a roll up privacy flap and is a in a classy, quilted pattern!

Check out a few of our favorites and more during this awesome sale. The special starts Tuesday, March 17th and ends Sunday, March 22nd. Visit us at any of our three Southern California locations or online to start saving! Online customers must use coupon code LUCKY at checkout to receive their 20% discount.

*Excludes food. Valid one item per customer.

WHAT WE’RE DIGGIN’: Beat the Cold Weather Blues


Whether you’re in Hawaii or in the East Coast’s Snowpacalpse, it’s COLD! Remember, you’re not the only one that needs to keep warm in the winter – your pup does too! Pups are just as sensitive to the weather as we are (if not more!). Don’t let the cool weather limit Bowser’s activity – go out there and play!

Keep your pup warm in that brisk weather with a fleece jacket or puffer vest! A fleece jacket that’s water resistant has a dual purpose – not only will it keep your dog nice and warm, but the outer shell is made with nylon – perfect for those walks in the rain! If your baby needs warmth over water-resistantance, then our best-seller fleece pullover will do the trick. It comes in an array of colors and is easy to pull on and take off, making it perfect if you need it on in a pinch! If you’re looking more for basic rainwear, then the reversible raincoat is ideal. Because it’s reversible, it’s basically like two raincoats in one! It’s hooded, making it the ultimate cover-up for rainy days. Another great addition to your pup’s winter wardrobe? Boots! Our Ruffwear Summit Trex Boots protect against salt or other snowmelt chemicals as well as protect against extreme temperatures. These boots keep moisture out of the paws and have great traction. It’s a win-win!

Another way to stay warm? Beds and blankets of course! Whether it be a super comfy throw, a cave bed (this could also work as an awesome hide-and-seek bed!) or a roll-up bed for comfort on the go, any type of soft and warm fabric is perfect for the cool weather!

Just because it’s cold and snowy out shouldn’t limit your fun outside. Now that you know how to keep warm, it’s time to go out and play! Check out the rest of our Winter Essentials Collection online or at any of our Muttropolis stores.

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!

DIG THIS DEAL: Spend $75 or more, save $15!


The deals keep coming! Score big from now through Sunday, December 21st – spend $75+ and you’ll save $15!*

Now that we’ve given you this sweet deal, you have to figure out what you want to save on! Need a new collar and leash? Our collar selection is pretty awesome, and the leash selection isn’t too bad either! More into something fashion-forward? Our tees and dresses are sure to make your pup stylish from head to toe. Interested in something for the home? Find comfort and warmth in a snuggly bed or add some fashion to your living space with a modern feeder. Don’t worry, kitty cats, we’ve got the goods for you too!

The savings start Thursday, December 18th and end the following Sunday, December 21st. Visit us in-store or online to start saving! Online customers must use coupon code MERRY15 at checkout to save!

*Excludes food, treats and gift cards.

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!

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!


Take Your Dog to Work Day Done Right in Four Easy Steps


Numerous studies show that having a pet makes you happier and can even add years to your life.  We at Muttropolis know this, which is why we ALWAYS bring our dogs to work! There are endless positive paw-sabilities (har-har) to having a dog in the workplace, too – the International Journal of Workplace Health Management says that furry friends in the office can lead to lower stress levels among employees and boost morale. We love having our dogs in the office and frequently take breaks from staring at our computer screens to not only walk them, but pet them and kiss them as much as we can!

Take Your Dog to Work Day is celebrating its 15th year this Friday, June 20th, so why not bring your pup to the workplace? Here’s some tips to help you get the most out of Take Your Dog to Work Day:


1.       Create a Hospitable Environment

Everyone loves pets, but forewarning fellow employees of your plans of bringing your pup to work is always important, just in case someone has a pet allergy or you have any workers that are uncomfortable with the idea of having animals in the office. Once your plans are set, make sure to check out your office area, including:

  • Finding green space nearby for your pup to go to the bathroom (this is REALLY important – no one wants to have an accident on the work carpet!)
  • Bathing and grooming your pup before their debut, perhaps even dressing up your pup with designer dog collars or stylish dog apparel – why not!?
  • Eliminating or securing hazards such as poisonous plants, cleaners and electrical cords


2.       Bring a Doggie Bag

Just as you pack your lunch, be sure to bring all the necessary items for your dog. Food, treats, toys, poop bags and a leash are must-haves for the big day.


3.       Create a Comfort Zone

Make sure your work space if comfortable enough for your Bowser. To get your dog to love your work space, try to bring a bit of home to your office. Bringing a dog bed will make your dog feel like they’re at home! 


4.       Plan an Exit Strategy

Accidents tend to happen – that’s okay! Make sure to bring pet-friendly disinfectant just in case an accidents occur. You may want to be prepared to take your dog home just in case he’s not comfy in the office space. Discuss plans with a manager ahead of time to ensure you will be able to take your dog home if you need to. 

Take Your Dog to Work Day is a great way to introduce your co-workers to your furry best friend! By taking these few steps, you can ensure the day goes smoothly. For more ideas on how to make your pet comfortable at home or work, check out our selection of fun dog toys, dog collars, dog beds and more at