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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!

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!

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!

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

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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 www.muttropolis.com.

Fetchingly Fresh: Fresh Finds for the Hamptons Hound

Hamptons Hound

Summer has arrived, and this time we’re taking it to the Hamptons! When thinking of The Hamptons, the first thoughts that come to mind (besides celebrity sightings!) are the beautiful beach and cool, crisp hues. What better way to bring those two together than with some cool-colored apparel and water-based toys and accessories? We managed to pull together an array of summer-eccentric pet products that will make you feel like you’re on the next Jitney to the Hamptons!

For furry divas, we have a striped dress with anchor embroidery that is perfect for a relaxing day of sailing. For the manly pups that want to dress to impress, we have a fun striped polo as well as a causal whale embroidered tank or, if your pup is into making a statement, our super-soft Never Surf Alone Tank will make Bowser the talk of the town!

Anchor and Stripe Dog Dress  Embroidered Whale Dog Tank

For those pups that aren’t into clothing, but love to be festive, our Happy Sailboats Dog Collar and leash as well as the Woven Beach Stripe Dog Collar and leash are the perfect neckwear for the season!

Happy Sailboats Dog Collar  Woven Beach Stripe Dog Collar

If your pup is more into playing than dressing up, then these toys are the perfect treat! From floatable whale and octopus toys to tough rope knot and ship wheel toys, your dog will be occupied for hours.

Whale Dog Toy  Ships Wheel Rope Dog Toy

Interested in revamping your pet furnishings? We have clean and crisp beds, like the Waterfall Hemp Piazza Dog Bed and natural, chic dining like the Artisan Single Dog Feeder that might just hit the Hamptons spot.

Waterfall Hemp Piazza Dog Bed  Artisan Fossil Single Dog Feeder

If your pup is a Hamptons Hound, visit us online or in one of our Southern California store locations to shop these classic items for your furry friend.

The Seven Days of Pet Appreciation Week with Muttropolis

Pet Appreciation Week

One of our favorite weeks of the year is upon us: Pet Appreciation Week 2014!

There is everything to love about an entire weeklong celebration, spanning June 1 – 7, dedicated to the domesticated animal kingdom in its entirety – from canine to feline, equestrian to reptilian, arachnid and more!

Here at Muttropolis, dogs and cats take the admiration of our hearts, minds and spirits. Because of this admiration, and for business research purposes, we like to put ourselves in our pets’ paws for a bit and think from their perspectives. We feel this allows us to relate to them better and to understand them on a more four-legged level.

So, for this year’s Pet Appreciation Week, we went above and beyond! We decided to imagine the entire weeklong celebration from our dogs’ and cats’ perspectives!

What kind of toys and food do they really want? How bored are they playing the same old games? How should we, as their humans, go that extra mile to show love and affection?

After many days spent crawling around the office, howling and meowing along with our furry friends, we felt moved to create a song that captured their wants and needs. What you are about to read is both a declaration of appreciation and roadmap of how you, as your pet’s human, can make this year’s Pet Appreciation Week the best week ever!

Now, all of us here at Muttropolis would like to present:

“The Seven Days Of Pet Appreciation Week.”

A dog howls:

“On the first day of Pet Appreciation Week, my human gave to me – A brand new retractable leash.

On the second day of Pet Appreciation Week, my human gave to me – Two stylish leather dog collars and a brand new retractable leash.

On the third day of Pet Appreciation Week, my human gave to me – Three new interactive dog toys, two stylish dog collars and a brand new retractable leash.

On the fourth day of Pet Appreciation Week, my human gave to me – Four kinds of all-natural dog food, three new interactive dog toys, two stylish dog collars and a brand new retractable leash.

On the fifth day of Pet Appreciation Week, my human gave to me – Five doggy t-shirts, four kinds of all-natural dog food, three new interactive dog toys, two stylish dog collars and a brand new retractable leash.

On the sixth day of Pet Appreciation Week, my human gave to me – Six recycled and eco-friendly dog products, five doggy t-shirts, four kinds of all-natural dog food, three new interactive dog toys, two stylish dog collar and a brand new retractable leash.

On the seventh day of Pet Appreciation Week, my human gave to me – Seven dog bed duvet covers, six recycled and eco-friendly dog products, five doggy t-shirts, four kinds of all-natural dog food, three new interactive dog toys, two stylish dog collars and a brand new retractable leash.”

Now, I know what you are thinking…What about…

A cat meows:

“On the first day of Pet Appreciation Week, my human gave to me – A brand new litter box to pee.

On the second day of Pet Appreciation Week, my human gave to me – Two awesome cat toys, and a brand new litter box to pee.

On the third day of Pet Appreciation Week, my human gave to me – Three kinds of cat food, supplements and treats, two awesome cat toys and a brand new litter box to pee.

On the fourth day of Pet Appreciation Week, my human gave to me – Four new types of cat bowls, three kinds of cat food, supplements and treats, two awesome cat toys and a brand new litter box to pee.

On the fifth day of Pet Appreciation Week, my human gave to me – A five-story cat condo, four new types of cat bowls, three kinds of cat food, supplements and treats, two awesome cat toys and a brand new litter box to pee.

On the sixth day of Pet Appreciation Week, my human gave to me – Six styles of colorful cat collars, a five-story cat condo, four new types of cat bowls, three kinds of cat food, supplements and treats, two awesome cat toys and a brand new litter box to pee.

On the seventh day of Pet Appreciation Week, my human gave to me – Seven cans of catnip, six styles of colorful cat collars, a five-story cat condo, four new types of cat bowls, three kinds of cat foods, supplements and treats, two awesome cat toys and brand new litter box to pee.”

Yes! We hope you have an amazing Pet Appreciation Week with your pet.

If you have any questions for us here at Muttropolis, don’t hesitate to contact us or visit us at one of our three Southern California retail stores today.

Handmade Embellished Leather Collars Make a Splash + Free Shipping

Free Shipping on Handmade Collars

Looking for a unique, one-of-a-kind collar? We have the solution for you: an embellished, handmade leather collar

These luxury collars, handcrafted in the USA, are made with high quality calf leather and include unique cabochon studs and crystals imported from Europe. The wide variety of studs featured on these collars includes different sizes of turquoise, multicolored cabs, pyramid studs, among others. Paired with sparkling crystals, including lavender, aqua, pink and clear crystals, to name a few, these collars are sure to impress!

As manly pups prefer a masculine, clean look, leather dog collars like the Turquoise on Chocolate Leather Dog Collar, Gold Studs on White Leather Dog Collar and Single Row Multi Cabs on Chestnut Leather Dog Collar are the perfect fit.

  Turquoise on Chocolate Leather Dog Collar Gold Studs on White Leather Dog Collar Single Row Multi Cabs on Chestnut Leather Dog Collar

Because feminine pups prefer a glamorous, vibrant look, sparkle dog collars like the Powder Pink Crystals on Leather Dog Collar, Peridot and Aqua Crystals on Aqua Leather Dog Collar and Multi Crystals on White Leather Dog Collar are a match made in an elegant pups’ heaven.

Powder Pink Crystals on Leather Dog Collar  Periodot and Aqua Crystals on Aqua Leather Dog Collar  Multi Crystals on White Leather Dog Collar
 

These handmade collars can be found in all Muttropolis locations, as well as online, where a wider selection is offered. Because each collar is made to order, shipping can take up to 21 days, depending on availability. Enjoy Free Shipping on our select collection of embellished collars from May 28th-June 2nd. Enter code SHIPMUTTS at checkout.