interactive dog toys Archive

Easter Egg-Stravaganzas + New Springtime Styles

Easter Dog

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

Toys to Please Every Pup

Dog Toys

Exercise, mental stimulation, bonding and fun!

These are just a few of the excellent benefits (and awesome reasons) to keep your pup playing! But with what, you may ask? Well, it’s no surprise that different dogs prefer to play in different ways, and so it can be tricky to shop for the appropriate toy. But don’t fret, we’ve encountered every type of playful pup in our day, from the mellow-mannered to the high-energy and aggressive, so here are a few words of wisdom to help point you in the right direction.

Small Chewy Vuitton Bone Dog ToyPissness Beer Dog ToyBird Dog Toy with Chew Guard   

The Squeaker Obsessed. Does your doggie perk up to the sound of a squeaker? Well then plush and rubber toys will win their attention. Plush dog toys are often a favorite for their cute factor alone. They come in all shapes and sizes with snuggly soft exteriors and almost always a squeaker inside. Some even talk! If your pup likes to “baby” their toys, to carry them around and snuggle with them, then they’re sure to love plush toys. On the other hand, if your pup likes to play hard, plush toys may not be the best choice, as the majority aren’t made to withstand rigorous play, unless otherwise stated. We’ll talk more about tough toys in a bit. Rubber dog toys are also great for the squeaker obsessed pup and often funny too. The Pissness Beer Dog Toy always gets a good laugh! All of our toys are lead-free and non-toxic which is very important to keep your dog safe. 

Frog Extra Tough Dog ToyMini Humunga Stache Dog ToyBaby Dragon Dog Toy with Chew Guard 

The Tough Pup. Does your dog love to destroy? Are you having trouble keeping them busy and away from chewing your favorite personal items? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you’re definitely in need of some tough dog toys! We wish we could tell you that there are toys that aren’t destructible, but we’ve learned that’s not always the case. Even the most durable toys have a hard time standing up to the tenacity of gator-toothed Terriers, vice-jawed Vislas, squeaker-seeking Shelties and so on. But, the good news is that there are a variety of tough toys on the market that are specially designed to give their best shot! Available in a variety of sizes, colors, shapes and materials, you’re able to choose what best suits your dog’s interests and moods. You’ll notice in the product descriptions for tough toys that many are constructed with specially engineered fabrics and/or lining and reinforced stitches.

Mushroom Busy Buddy Dog ToyDog Magic Interactive Treat Game Monkey and Banana Burrow Dog Toy

The Challenge Seeker. Some pups simply aren’t interested in playtime unless it includes a challenge. We call these the sophisticated pups. If this sounds like your dog, we recommend trying interactive dog toys. Great for beating boredom, excellent for stimulating the mind and full of fun, interactive dog toys are a triple threat! Treat dispensing or treat maze toys are a hit with treat motivated pups, making them work for their reward. But if treats aren’t necessary to keep your pup’s interest, try a plush interactive toy like the Bunny and Carrot Burrow Dog Toy, shown at the top of this post with the adorable Great Dane puppy. Your pup’s intelligence and puzzle-solving skills will sharpen as they’re challenged with the fun task of removing the bunnies from the carrot each time you reinsert them. Learning is fun!

Mini Zisc Extra Tough Dog ToyBarkley Rubber Stick Dog ToyFloating Rope Ball Dog Toy

The Uber Energetic. For some dogs, energetic may be an understatement! If you have an active pup you’re probably familiar with the abundance of tantalizing toss and retrieve dog toys on the market. Boomerangs, discs, balls, ropes, sticks, slingshots and more. These are often the most fun for you, as well as your pup! It’s hard to pick a clear winner as some pups jump for joy for the classic tennis ball, while others will tug all afternoon but aren’t interested in retrieving. You know your four-legged friend the best, so trust your gut when choosing an active toy. Another upside, active toys force you and your dog to get outside. Visiting your local dog park or dog beach offers more room to run and to bond, with you and other pups.

There are just a few more things to keep in mind before making your next toy purchase.

  • Dog toys are not created equal, and neither are our beloved four-legged friends. Do your best to choose toys that are of the appropriate size, shape and construction. For example, very small toys can pose a choking hazard for larger breeds, just as toys with pieces that can be chewed off easily aren’t best for aggressive chewers.
  • Remember, pets should be supervised when playing with toys as no toy is indestructible.
  • To keep your pup from getting bored with their toys, switch them out on a regular basis. The novelty will last longer and hopefully remerge each time the toy makes another appearance.

Enjoy playing with your pup!

Get Back to the Basics for Your Pup

Now that we’re all back in the swing of things, with New Years festivities behind us, it’s a great time to get back to basics! To us, basics are those things you wouldn’t want to, or shouldn’t have to, live without. So what would those basics be for your pup? Worry not, because we’ve got you covered with four categories that are important in maintaining your pup’s happiness, health and safety.

Dog ToysDog Grooming

Toys – Having fun is definitely a basic need, so be sure your pup has the right kind of toys to keep their endorphins up! Our vast assortment includes plush, interactive, toss and retrieve, tough, rubber, and funny dog toys. With an array of options, you’re sure to find at least a few your pup will fancy, tempting them to up their playtime.

Grooming – Every dog gets dirty, so grooming supplies are essential to keep your pup feeling fresh, smelling good and staying clean. Our grooming supplies include dog shampoos, conditioners, sprays and more. We recently started carrying BASS brushes, an excellent choice to aid you in keeping your pup’s coat tangle free. For nearly 30 years, BASS has designed, produced and sold the finest professional hairbrushes, and now they’ve created an innovative line of pet grooming brushes. And don’t forget about dental care. Keeping your pet’s gums healthy reduces bacteria and helps to keep them infection free. Dog toothbrushes and toothpaste are must-haves, but dental dog treats and dental dog toys are also excellent supplemental ways to fight plaque.

Dog DiningDog Collars

Dining – Food is an undeniable basic, a staple, an essential for a healthy life, and much like us, our pets have evolved to enjoy their meals served in some sort of bowl or feeder. Our dining department is stocked with dog bowls, raised dog feeders, treat jars and dog placemats. When determining which style is right for your pup, consider height. Raised feeders and bowls are recommended by veterinarians as they help your pup not to gulp down their food, thereby reducing air intake, and you guessed it, air outtake

Collars – We recommend regular walks to keep your pup fit and full of life, and what’s needed for a walk? A dog collar of course! Without a collar you can’t attach a leash, or an engravable pet tag, another basic we recommend to keep your pet safe. Whether your four-legged friend is big or small, likes to pull or keeps a calm pace, is a fashionista or prefers to look classic, our dog collar assortment includes just the right collar to meet their needs and suit their personality.

We could go on and on about other beneficial basics, but you get the gist. Visit us in-store or online to shop for these, and other, essentials for your pup. We’d love to help your pup get back to basics!

Dig this Deal: Save on Toys for your Pup

20% Off Toys Dog Toy CategoriesFor five days only, starting today, we are offering 20% off on all dog toys and cat toys! Our dog toy assortment includes Plush, Interactive, Toss & Retrieve, Tough, Rubber, Funny, and last but not least, Holiday! We have toys to suit every pup’s personality and playing preferences.

Plush dog toys, an essential stable in every pup's toy box, come in all shapes and sizes and are sure to please with a soft exterior and most with a squeaker inside. Have a pup that needs a more stimulating option? Interactive dog toys will keep your pup both busy and challenged. Many of our interactive toys release treats or make sounds that enhance playtime. And what dog doesn’t love to tug, toss and retrieve? If you have an energetic pup, our Toss & Retrieve dog toys can turn a day at the park, beach or backyard into endless fetching fun!

What about for those aggressive chewers? We have a variety of Tough dog toys in different sizes, colors and shapes, most constructed with specially engineered fabric and/or lining as well as reinforced seams. These toys are a great way to keep your pup busy and away from chewing your favorite personal items. Rubber dog toys are also a popular choice. Some are also found in the tough toy category, but most are just designed to be squeaky and fun for your pup’s playing pleasure. All lead-free and non-toxic to keep you dog safe. And for those comical canines or pup parents, our Funny dog toys are a must see. All unique and many sure to provide a good laugh!Dog Toys

Remember, pets should be supervised when playing with toys as no toy is indestructible.

As mentioned, this sale only lasts 5 days, so hurry to one of our three store locations or visit us online at www.muttropolis.com to take advantage of this great deal! It's the perfect time to finish up any holiday shopping you may still have. And don't forget, we have Holiday dog toys too, so be sure to check those out. The sale ends at midnight PST on Monday, December 16th. Online customers must use coupon code PLAYMORE at checkout to receive the discount.