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DIG THIS DEAL: The Summer Kick-Off Sale is Here!

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We’re on the cusp of summertime, which means it’s SALE TIME! For just a few days only, we’re giving Mutt customers 20% savings storewide*!

These sales don’t happen very often, so we recommend stocking up on all things Muttropolis! Whether it be a new bed, a handmade leather collar, a designer dog bowl or a toy to keep your pup (and you) entertained, now is the time to treat yourself! Speaking of treats, all treats are included in this sale as well, including favorites like the Honest Kitchen, Orijen and our locally-made Mutt Munchers!

Check out a few of our newest items and more during the Summer Kick-Off Sale. These savings start Thursday, May 26th and end Monday, Mat 30th. Visit us at our two Southern California locations or online to start saving! Online customers must use coupon code SIZZLE at checkout to receive their 20% discount.

*Excludes food and gift cards. Cannot be combined with other offers.

MUTT’S NEW: Talk to Me!

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Everyone has something to say. Why not make yours known? Complete with shirts, leashes and bowls that say so much, our Talk to Me Collection gives you the opportunity to wear your feelings without having to make one peep!

Let Bowser tell the real truths of being a pup with a hilarious shirt, like “Sleep. Eat. Poop. Repeat,” “Where’s the Food?” and “Sorry Not Sorry.” If you want to keep people guessing, the “One of Us…” leashes are perfect and are a great laugh! Add some more attitude with plush thought bubble toys, like “WTF,” “LOL,” “OMG” and “XOXO.”

It doesn’t hurt to add some humor to your pup’s wardrobe, and the Talk to Me Collection is just that. Visit our Solana Beach and La Jolla stores + online to see the full collection!

MUTT’S UP: Our Buying Club got a Makeover!

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You barked and we listened! Loyalty is important to us ‘dog-people’ and we want to earn our customers’ loyalty with the best perks to be found! So we’ve just made our amazing Buying Club even better. Starting today, members of our Buying Club can earn reward points on EVERY purchase – even food and treats! This means that for every dollar spent at Muttropolis stores or online, members will receive one point. When a member has reached 500 points, they’ll receive a $25 Muttropolis credit. Cool, right?!

On top of earning points, Buying Club members also special deals on treats each month, insider offers, exclusive invitations to pet parties and a 20% off birthday bonus during your pet’s birthday month.

And if that wasn’t enough to get your tail wagging – we’re happy to announce that we’ve lowered all our food prices! This means that you’ll be saving money on foods from your favorite brands like Primal, Acana and Orijen. Woohoo! We couldn’t be more excited to spread savings to our Mutt Pack.

MUTT’S HAPPENING: SCHMOOZER’S FIESTA FIFTEEN!

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Sandie Lampe and Schmoozer

It’s Schmoozer’s fifteenth birthday, and we’re having a FIESTA! Who is Schmoozer, you may ask? Schmoozer is the beloved pet of our friend Sandie Lampe, the award-winning KUSI Pet Patrol reporter and San Diego Home and Garden contributor. This party celebrating Schmoozer will take place on Sunday, May 22nd from 11am to 1pm and will benefit the FACE Foundation.

The fiesta will be filled with music, food and fun games for all. The event is free, but Schmoozer is asking those attending to consider donating $2 or more to the FACE foundation and a portion of sales during the party will also be donated to the FACE Foundatio. The FACE Foundation is a non-profit that provides financial assistance for San Diego animal owners who are unable to afford the cost of their pets’ emergency veterinary care.

Everyone is invited to celebrate Schmoozer with at Muttropolis Solana Beach, with the first 50 attendees receiving a special Muttropolis Wag Bag! We hope to see you all there and help us celebrate this big birthday!

MUTT LOVE: 5 Ways to Spend Mother’s Day with your Dog

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Moms are the best, right? We appreciate ALL moms – including dog moms! We’ve come up with a few different ways to spend Mother’s Day with your favorite fur child.

Go to the beach. What’s better than the sound of waves and beautiful weather? Being at the beach with your pup! Spend this Mother’s Day enjoying the sea breeze with Bowser. If you do go to the beach, make sure that it’s a dog-appropriate beach! If you end up going to the dog beach, make sure you have proper etiquette!

 Go out for a nice lunch. There are tons of delicious restaurants that are pet friendly, with some even offering food for your furry BFF! Enjoy a nice mimosa with your dog by your side, you deserve it mom!

Go for a hike. Get your fitness on AND see beautiful sights! San Diego is filled with trails with breathtaking views. Most trails are dog-friendly, too!

Lay around and snuggle. Just because it’s Mother’s Day doesn’t mean you have to go out to celebrate! Snuggle with your ultimate snuggle buddy and watch a movie!

Go to Muttropolis. There’s a 20% off storewide Mother’s Day Sale going on now – why wouldn’t you want to visit!?

We hope all you dog moms out there have a happy and relaxing Mother’s Day! Thank you for all that you do!

MUTT’S UP: It’s National Pet Week!

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It’s the first week of May, which means it’s National Pet Week! National Pet Week was created by the American Veterinary Medical Association in 1981 to put a spotlight on the furry friends that make our lives so much better. At Muttropolis, we believe every week is pet week! :)

In honor of this special week, we are hosting a fun photo contest. Starting Monday, May 2nd through Friday, May 6th at noon PST, Muttropolis fans will be encouraged to upload pictures of their pets on Facebook and Instagram for a chance to win a Muttropolis gift card! To ensure that we see every entry, fans must post their pictures on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/MuttropolisFans) or on Instragram tagging us (@muttropolis) or hashtagging #muttropolis. The winner of the photo contest will be announced on our Facebook page following the contest.

We look forward to seeing all your pets! :)

Surf’s Up: Dog Beach Etiquette

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Living in sunny San Diego with a pup has its perks – not only are many San Diego restaurants dog friendly, but dogs are allowed to enjoy the surf and sun on the beach! Check your local spot for regulations on dogs. Some beaches allow dogs off-leash during certain times of the year, some only allow on-leash and some don’t allow dogs at all.  It’s a great advantage for families with dogs, but pet parents must also remember the do’s and don’ts of dog etiquette. When bringing your dog to the beach, remember these important tips:

    1. Do bring a leash. Keep them safe when walking to and from the beach. Once you arrive, if the beach you are attending is an off-leash spot, then release your pup’s leash and harness to give them the ultimate, enjoyable experience.
    2. Don’t bring your dog if they don’t have all their shots. This is a no brainer!
    3. Do be aware of heavy surf. Even if your dog is a good swimmer, they may not be able to manage through some big waves. Keep them out of the water or only up to their paws if the surf is big. A float coat is ideal for riding the big waves. Be sure to always supervise your dog while swimming.
    4. Don’t let your dog drink ocean water. The salt water in the ocean will make them sick and cause vomiting or diarrhea. We NAP-GULPYrecommend you bring fresh, clean water with you to the beach. Gulpy water dispensers have an attached cup that makes it easy for dogs to slurp water.
    5. Do walk your dog before going to the beach. It’s easy for dogs to get excited at the beach with all the sights and
      smells, but with a little exercise beforehand, they’ll be nice and calm. Taking them out beforehand can also encourage them to go to the bathroom before heading to the beach. If you plan to take your dog to the beach after work or don’t have time for the walk, consider this dog walking service from our friends at rover.com.
    6. Don’t let Bowser walk on hot sand. If the beach sand is hot on your feet, then it’s definitely going to be hot on your summit trexpup’s paws. If it is too hot, we recommend covering their paws in shoes, like the paw-protective Summit Trex Boots.
    7. Do bring poop clean up bags. This is important! Not only is it disrespectful to not pick up after your own dog, but it’s just plain gross.
    8. Don’t let your dog visit others without permission. Some people may be scared of dogs or have a dog that does not do well with others. Ask before you let your pup visit.
    9. Do bring a toy. Floating toys like the Hydro Disc are great to take to the beach – it’ll keep you and your pup entertained!Chewey_DogTag_04_Resized
    10. Don’t bring a dog that won’t listen. If your dog isn’t properly trained to be out and about in public, then it’s best to keep them at home.
    11. Do have fun!

The same rules apply when bringing your dog to a restaurant or dog park.

MUTT’S UP: Do the Bunny Hop!

Decorate the eggs and get the baskets ready – Easter is almost here! We couldn’t be more excited about Easter – we love Easter because that’s when we have the cutest apparel and accessories! Our Hip Hop Shop is filled with all you’ll need to spoil your pup this spring, from colorful clothing to entertaining toys!

regWhen we think of Easter, one of the first thoughts is pastel colors. Dress your pup up in their Easter Sunday Best with our fun, pastel filled apparel, included gingham dresses and plaid bowties! For those pups that prefer loungewear, our fleece bunny pajamas are a sure bet – pull up the hood to turn your dog into the Easter bunny for extra fun!rIMG_9957

Don’t forget to make bowser’s Easter basket before it’s too late! From talking chicks to crinkling bunnies to tough toys, we have everything you need to give your pup the ultimate Easter basket.
rIMG_0413Easter Sunday shouldn’t be the only day you celebrate Easter – visit our Solana Beach + La Jolla stores the day before Easter, 3/26, from 12-2PM for a special Easter Egg-Stravaganza! Come dressed in your Easter Best for a chance to win a prize! Patrons in Solana Beach will enjoy an Easter Parade, while La Jolla friends will enjoy Easter-themed paw print art and games. It’s sure to be a fun time!

MARCH TREAT OF THE MONTH: Save 20% on Bixbi Treats!

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When it comes to feeding our pups, we want them to enjoy only the best. American-made and sourced Bixbi treats are not only delicious and nutritious, but they’re 20% off all March long!

Bixbi treats are made to specifically tailor your pup’s needs. Treat your pup to a day at the spa with the Skin and Coat treats – these yummy chicken chews are packed with antioxidants, minerals and vitamins that help support shiny, full-bodied coats. For the pups that need help supporting hip and joint function, there’s chicken flavored Hip and Joint treats packed with glucosamine to lubricate the joints. Daily Essentials treats are made of a blend of blueberries, organic reishi mushrooms, cranberries and meat that will keep your pup’s immune system nice and strong. For the training pup, low-calorie Pocket Trainers are super soft and moist and will have your dog doing tricks all day long! All Bixbi treats contain no wheat, corn, soy, preservatives or byproducts.

Keep your pup’s tail wagging with yummy USA-made Bixbi treats! Our Treat of the Month promotion on Bixbi treats is only valid from March 1st thru March 31st, so stock up now! Online customers can redeem this 20% offer online by using the code BIXBI20 at checkout or stop by our Solana Beach and La Jolla locations to save!

MUTT’S HAPPENING: Got Love?

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Ah, Valentine’s Day – the day of love. We hope you’re ready for it because we are! We’ve gotten into the serious Valentine’s Day spirit with our newest Valentine’s Day Collection, available in stores and online now!

One of our favorite things about this collection is not only the large amount of red and pink items involved, but that each of these items can be worn or played with any day of the year, not just Valentine’s Day. Our favorites include the Kiss Me Tee (make sure to play the song “Kiss Me” in the rIMG_9545background when wearing this tee), the Hearts on Pink Bowtie (perfect for a candlelit dinner), the Hearts Fleece Sweater (stay warm and be festive at the same time!) and the Love Tank (who says no to rhinestones?!).

What’s something that dogs love? Plush toys of course! The toys in this collection are not only adorbs, but are SUPER SOFT – like soft enough that you might want to steal it from fido and snuggle with it yourself. One in particular, the plush hippo, isrIMG_9475 insanely soft and definitely cuddle-material! Other ones we love? The fun, furry heart toy and the durable Humunga Lips toy!

This collection screams Valentine’s Day – we hope you love it as much as we do! If you’re interested in celebrating the holiday of love with us, we will be holding special Valentine’s Day parties at our La Jolla and Solana Beach locations! Visit our La Jolla store on Saturday, February 6th from 12-3PM for their party, complete with a Kissing Booth and Paw Print Art, and visit our Solana Beach store on Sunday, February 7th from 5-6PM for games and free play in their yard.