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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!

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.

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.

Muttropolis’ Summer Kick-off Sale, Save 20%

Muttropolis Summer Kickoff Sale

Shop now, enjoy 20% off savings and relax on Memorial Day!* A sale like this isn’t an often occurrence at Muttropolis, so don’t miss your chance to stock up and save on pet essentials and must-haves for your adored four-legged family member. Our Summer Kick-off Sale starts Thursday, May 15th and ends on Monday, May 19th at midnight PST.

Our expansive, upscale assortment includes unique collars and leashes, stylish apparel, cool and captivating toys, travel accessories, at home essentials like luxury bedding and dining, and much more. With an astute buying team behind our helms, we’re pleased to have become one of “the” places to shop to meet and exceed canine customers’ expectations. So take a look, and enjoy the selection and savings!

As mentioned, our Summer Kick-Off Sale lasts 5 days so act fast for the best selection. You can visit any one of our Muttropolis store locations or our website to shop the sale. Online customers must use the coupon code SIZZLE at checkout to receive their 20% discount.

*Sale excludes food, treats and gift cards. Cannot be combined with other offers. 

Easter Egg-Stravaganzas + New Springtime Styles

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Easter is just a hop, skip and a jump away! Are you ready to celebrate? Swing over to our Hip Hop Shop where you’ll find the latest spring styles, all excellent choices for this Easter season. From darling dresses and dapper accessories to colorful collars and tantalizing toys, we have styles to suit all sizes and personalities!

Pink and Green Plaid Dog NecktieDoes your doggie love to dress to impress? Our Spring Flowers Dog Dress is made with exquisite attention to detail and exceptional execution, sure to turn heads and make your little lady look and feel like the princess she is. And for those princes, we have bowties and neckties, all handsome and especially fun for special occasions. Looking for something more casual? How about our Striped Dog Polo or Candy Stripe Dog Collar? Both feature soft, springtime hues and can be worn all season long, no occasion necessary.

Happy Easter Dog HoodyCandy Stripe Dog Collar Spring Flowers Dog Dress

If your dog doesn’t like to dress up, celebrate the season with new toys! Our shop is busting at the seams with bunnies, chicks, and a few other festive favorites. Some of these toys even talk, coming to life with each squeeze! Talking toys are often favorites amongst squeaker-obsessed pups. Does you dog need more of a challenge? Then the Bunny and Carrot Burrow Dog Toy is the best of the bunch! Your pup will strengthen their intelligence and puzzle-solving skills as they work to remove the bunnies from the carrot each time you reinsert them. If it’s a hit, we have many more similar burrow toys in our interactive dog toy section.

Bunny and Carrot Burrow Dog ToyEaster Egg Boiled Wool Dog ToyTalking Chick Dog Toy

That’s just a snippet of the styles in our Hip Hop Shop, so head on over to see the full springtime collection, bedding and carriers included!

Live in Southern California? Join us at one of our Egg-Stravaganzas this coming weekend where your pup can hunt for Easter eggs, pose for pictures, and enjoy socializing with four-legged friends. See below for the date and time at each of our store locations. Hope to see you and your fido there!

Muttropolis Solana Beach – Saturday April 12th at 10:30am

Muttropolis La Jolla – Saturday April 12th at 12:00pm

Muttropolis Fashion Island (Newport Beach) – Sunday April 13th at 10:30am

Fetchingly Fresh: Spot on Styles for Your Pup

Walk On The Wild Side

We love leopard print; it’s one of those sassy classics that looks fierce and fabulous on pet apparel, toys, furnishings and more! With spots on the brain, we pulled together an array of animal print pet products for our leopard loving customers. Take a look and let your pup walk on the wild side!

Leopard Boomerang Dog ToyFor furry fashionistas we have cozy sweaters, sassy dresses, an adorable hair bow, and fabulous high-fashion pet carriers. We also carry leather and nylon leopard print dog collars and leashes, great for girl or boy pups!

Don’t fret if your pup doesn’t like to dress the part, because our toys are tempting too. Filled with boomerangs, tugs, and even talking toys, our leopard print collection is too tantalizing to resist!

Is your pup in the market for updated furnishings? We carry numerous luxury leopard print dog beds, mats and blankets, and even a leopard print ceramic dog bowl. These wild essentials are a great way to add some sass to your home decor.

If you’re loving leopard print as much as we are, visit us online or in one of our Southern California store locations to shop these fierce items for your furry friend.

Black and Brown Reversible Nest Dog BedLeopard and Black Patent Haylee Dog Carrier

Dig this Deal: 20% Off Storewide!

Muttropolis Storewide SaleFor four days only we're offering 20% off storewide!*

Storewide sales only happen once a quarter at Muttropolis, so don’t miss your chance to stock up and save on pet essentials and must-haves for your adored four-legged friends and family members. Our expansive, upscale assortment of pet supplies includes unique collars and leashes, stylish apparel, cool and captivating toys, travel accessories, at home essentials like luxury bedding and dining, and much more.

This storewide sale starts Valentine's Day, Friday February 14th and ends on Monday February 17th at midnight PST. Visit us in-store or online to start saving. Online customers must use coupon code CATCH20 at checkout to receive their 20% discount.

*Excludes food, treats and gift cards.

Who Do You Love?

Valentine's Shop

Cupid makes no exclusions, so don’t forget your furry four-legged loves this Valentine’s Day! We’ve pulled together an abundance of love-inspired styles in our Valentine’s Shop, making it easy for you to find the perfect present for the adored pets in your life. Choose from design-driven apparel and accessories, tantalizing toys, quality collars, cozy bedding, and much more!

Humunga Lips Durable Dog ToyHeart dog toys galore! We have knit hearts, corduroy hearts, furry hearts, and hearts in a box! So whatever fabric tickles your furbaby’s fancy, you’re sure to find in our Valentine’s Shop. We also have the humorous Humunga Lips Durable Dog Toy from the same makers as the ever so popular Humunga Stache Durable Dog Toy.

Love U Dog SweaterDoes your pup love to dress up? Pretty in pink styles include our Hearts Argyle Dog Sweater and Pink and Silver Hearts Dog Dress. And for more casual pups we have a Heartbreaker Dog Hoody and Mom Dog Hoody, both cozy with darling details. The Love U Dog Sweater is a classic, high quality must-see, and a favorite around our office. Bandanas are also a great way to add a seasonal splash to your pup’s wardrobe, and we have a variety of patterns to choose from.
Valentine Dog CollarsOur Valentine’s dog collars and leashes aren’t only a stellar seasonal choice, many are subtle enough to wear all year long. The Hearts on Leather Dog Collar is a great example, and for a very Valentine’s Day option, check out our Red Hearts Dog Collar and matching leash.

If wearing holiday garb isn’t quite your pup’s cup of tea, then how about a brand new dog bed? Pomegranate Faux Fur Trundle Dog BedWe can’t think of a much better way to show your pup some love then to give them a new place to kick back and relax, a staple in every pup’s daily routine. The versatility of our Pink Hearts Faux Fur Trundle Dog Bed provides three beds in one! If the heart print is a little much for your taste, we also carry the Faux Fur Trundle Dog Bed in Pomegranate or Black Panther.

Our Valentine’s Shop is stocked with many more sweet styles, so be sure to visit us online or in one of our three Southern California store locations. We’re so eager to spread the love that we’ll also be hosting Valentine’s parties in each of our stores. Join us for fun with furry friends and one-of-a-kind pictures with your lovable pup in our Kissing Booth. Dates and times for each party are included below. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your pets!

Red and White Hearts Dog BandanaMuttropolis Newport Beach: Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 11:00AM

Muttropolis La Jolla: Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 9:30AM

Muttropolis Solana Beach: Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 9:30AM

Happy Holidays from Muttropolis

Merry Christmas

We, the Mutt family, would like to wish you and your family, furry members included, a wonderful and safe holiday!

Thank you for choosing us to help meet the needs and desires of your pets, keeping them healthy, safe, stylish and spoiled all year long!

While we realize your Christmas shopping has come to a close, we do have a couple of not-to-be-missed promotions left to finish out the year. If you haven’t taken advantage of it yet, or if you’d like to again, our Treat of the Month for December includes ALL treats. Yes that’s right, we are offering 20% off all cat and dog treats all December long. Singing Penguin Dog ToyOnline customers can redeem this special 20% offer at Muttropolis.com by using the code TREATME at checkout. And for those bargain hunters, starting today, all items in our Holiday Shop are an additional 50% off. Both of these promotions are also being offered at all three of our Southern California store locations. So keep the shopping spirit alive and enjoy these savings!

Happy Holidays!