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MUTT’S HAPPENING: Got Love?

Valentines Set

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.

MUTT’S UP: #ThrowbackThursday Outfit Picks

Today is Dress up Your Pet Day, but at Muttropolis that’s just any regular day. In honor of this day (and the fact that it’s also #ThrowbackThursday), we decided to open the vault and show you a few of our favorite outfits throughout the years. We’re warning you now: these are hilarious!

Look #1: Do the Bunny Hop, March 2012. Mutt pup Reggie was clearly not feelin’ her hip-hop look, which made for an amazing photo.

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Look #2: Chewie and Chest Hair, June 2013. Chewie channeled his inner Hawaii Five-O in this epic Hawaiian shirt. The best part? The front couldn’t be buttoned, so Chewie had some epic chest hair.

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Look #3: Sassy Lola, October 2012. No words can describe how great this photo is.

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Look #4: Willie at Your Service, November 2015. Doesn’t he look like he could be the nation’s #1 mixologist?

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Look #5: I Am Lion, Hear Me Roar, October 2014. The coloring between Teddy’s fur and the lion head is perfect – he looks just like a lion!

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Look #6: Uptown Girl, October 2015: Ella looks like straight royalty in this dress. All we need is a red carpet!

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Look #7: Just Your Average Schoolgirl, October 2010: Don’t give Basil any homework – he’ll probably eat it.

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These are just a few of the amazing outfits we’ve had over the last 12 years at Muttropolis. Dressing your pup up today? Post your picture on our Facebook page or on Instagram with the #Muttropolis or tag us @Muttropolis so we can check it out!

MUTT’S HAPPENING: K9 Holiday Drive!

K9 Drive

‘Tis the season for giving, and we are doing all we can to help those in need. For the entire month of December, we, along with our friends at La Valencia, the Rancho Coastal Humane Society and more are participating in a K9 Holiday Drive benefiting the United States War Dogs Association. Care packages will be created in 5-7 pound bundles that will be shipped overseas to military working pups. Donations can be dropped off that the La Valencia Hotel in La Jolla.

To make everyone’s life easier, we’ve created a special bundle of goodies that you can purchase at our La Jolla store that can be donated to the K9 Holiday Drive. This bundle includes a bag of our locally made Mutt Munchers, a bottle of toothpaste, a toothbrush, shampoo, pet wipes and healing salve. Customers that purchase this bundle will not only receive 10% off on all donated items, but will receive a 20% off coupon for future shopping.

 

In addition to donating, there will be a special Yappy Hour benefitting the United States War Dogs Association on Wednesday, December 9th from 4:30-7PM at Café La Rue, located inside La Valencia Hotel. Stop by for ½ off appetizers, beer, wine and tons of dog treats.

 

To learn more about the Yappy Hour and what they need, visit La Valencia Hotel’s Facebook events page!

MUTT’S HAPPENING: San Diego Humane Society Donation Drive!

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At Muttropolis, we’re all about making sure all pets are healthy and happy, not just our own. With this in mind, we’ve decided to hold a special holiday donation drive in our Solana Beach and La Jolla stores benefiting the San Diego Humane Society.

All December long, you can bring your gently used or new beds and collars to either the Solana Beach or La Jolla store and not only make a sheltered animal happy, but receive 20% off your purchase that day! How cool is that? The San Diego Humane Society has also requested beef flavored human baby food.

This donation drive will be going on from now until December 31st. If you have any questions regarding donations, please contact the Solana Beach and La Jolla stores at 858.755.3647 and 858.459.9663, respectively.

Dig This Deal: Save 20% on ALL Treats ALL Month Long!

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This year has come and gone, and since this is the last month of the year, we thought we’d pull out all the stops on our Treat of the Month special. All December long, Muttropolis customers will be able to save 20% off ALL TREATS! You read that right – ALL treats!

Now is the perfect time to stock up on your pup’s favorite treats – and maybe some gifts too! Treats are the perfect stocking stuffers for those dogs that are hard to shop for. With favorite brands like Plato, the Honest Kitchen, Orijen, Zukes and more, the flavors are endless.

 

Not only are our treats on sale, but our yummy chews and bones are on sale too! Long lasting and great for your pup’s teeth and gum, these chews will have your dog’s tail wagging for more!

 

You don’t want to miss this special offer! This month’s treat of the month runs from December 1st through December 31st at all three of our stores and online. Use code TREATME20 online at checkout to save!

FROM US TO YOU: HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Happy DogA delicious meal, sporting events on TV, family time – these are all things that we love about Thanksgiving. This year, we decided to channel our inner dog and think of what they would be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Here’s a few thoughts from a dog’s perspective:

  1. I’m thankful for my bed. I hang out there all the time because sleeping is the bomb – I don’t know what I would do without my favorite bed!!! Oh wait I do…jump into mom and dad’s bed!!!!! :) :)
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  2. I’m thankful for ALL TREATS! Gimme some duck, gimme some peanut butter, gimme anything and I’ll eat it. Mom and Dad hook it up with the yummy treats!
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  1. As I said before, I’ll eat anything. That’s why I love when someone “accidentally” 😉 drops food on the ground or feeds me when no one else is looking. Note: this is a hint to all the family that’s coming over for Thanksgiving: I WILL EAT ANYTHING.
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  2. I’m thankful for playtime! Although I love being a lazy bum and chilling in my bed all day, it’s fun to play with toys too. Give me a squeaky toy and I’ll play with it for as long as I can before you decide to take it away!!!!
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  1. Most of all, I’m thankful for my family. They are the reason I have a bed, treats, toys, scraps of food under the table, but most of all, they love me!!!!! I love seeing them and licking them and they love seeing me just as much.
    Mutt Team

From all of us at Muttropolis, we wish you and your pups a Happy Thanksgiving! :)

 

DIG THIS DEAL: Our Biggest Sale of the Year has Arrived!

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AW YEAH! We’re so thankful for our Muttropians (two and four-legged!) and wanted to give you all a special Thanksgiving treat – save 25% storewide* for ONE WEEK ONLY!

This kind of discount doesn’t come very often, which is why it’s the biggest (and our favorite) sale of the year. Not only does this 25% savings give you the ability to stock up on your favorite items, but you can get all your Christmas shopping done early! Beds, holiday items, apparel, toys and more are part of the special week-long savings!

Check out a few of our favorites and more during this awesome sale. These savings start Monday, November 23rd and end the following Monday, November 30th. Visit us at any of our three Southern California locations or online to start saving! Online customers must use coupon code BIG25 at checkout to receive their 25% discount.

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

MUTT’S UP: Holiday Boutique Now Open!

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Spoiler alert: if you guys aren’t aware, the Holiday season is our favorite time of the year. Not only is it the time for Christmas music, staying warm and putting up festive decorations, but everyone is so happy during this joyous time! We pulled out all the stops when curating this collection, making sure there is something for every pup this holiday season! Take a tour of our Holiday Shop now!

If you live in a cooler climate, we can help – not only is our outerwear festive, like our Santa Coat, but it’ll keep you nice and warm! Featuring either rIMG_8902thick fleece, a hood or a turtleneck, these jackets, sweaters and dresses will make your pup comfy and stylish whether they’re out on the town or just at home! If your pup isn’t into wearing clothes, no problem – we have adjustable, festive scarves and hats that will keep your dog’s neck and head nice and warm! Extra bonus? They’re ADORABLE!

Add some holiday cheer to your pup’s toy box with our holiday toys! We have toys ranging from big to small, squeaky torIMG_8741 silent, plush to tough and more! What are our favorites? We love the Wool Christmas Tree (this toy could even be used as a decoration!), the Corduroy Santa Toy (long legs and long arms make for some stylish poses) and the Holiday Light Bulb Orbee Tough Toys (they look exactly like Christmas lights and smell minty fresh!).

rIMG_8561Dress up your home for the holidays with festive bowls, beds, cozy blankets and more in our Home for the Holidays section of our Holiday Shop! Don’t forget to add a stocking for Fido or your Furry Feline!

We hope you all enjoy our Holiday Shop as much as we enjoyed bringing it all together. Happy Holidays! :)

MUTT FAVORITES: Halloween Collection + Halloween Night Tips

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BOO! Just as we are recovering from the summer heat, we jump right into ghosts and goblins! We love Halloween – not just for the scary stuff, but for costume-wearing, party-throwing and trick-or-treating fun! Depending on what event you and your pup are going to, you’ll need the goods. We’re a huge fan of hilariously fun costumes, as you can tell! For those that prefer to not dress up in a costume, grab a Halloween-themed bandana – they’re easy to take on and off and are festive enough to celebrate this spooky holiday. Halloween-themed toys are a fun addition for a dog that doesn’t enjoy wearing clothing at all!

Whatever type of Party-Animal you may have, safety is most important. Here are a few ways to ensure everyone has a great time:

  1. Nighttime visibility is key. You always want to know your dog’s whereabouts, especially when trick-or-treating. Use lighted or reflective collars, leashes or harnesses and make sure they are securely fastened – you never know if your pooch will get frightened by all the costumes!
  2. No candy or decorations for Bowser. Candy (especially chocolate) can be toxic to pets and decorations like fake spider webs or small favors could be a choking hazard to dogs and cats.
  3. If they don’t want to go out, let them stay at home. Some pets can be frightened or agitated by the unaccustomed sights and sounds of costume visitors. If this is the case, keep them in a quiet space away from trick-or-treaters. We recommend a room with their bed and a favorite toy!
  4. ID tags on collars is essential. With doors opening constantly on Halloween night, there’s multiple opportunities for your pet to run out. We recommend your furry friend wears a collar with an ID tag just in case of any accidental getaways!

We hope you have a happy and safe Halloween! ☺

MUTT’S HAPPENING: Muttropolis Celebrates Adopt a Shelter Dog Month

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October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month and we are very excited to celebrate! For the entire month of October we’ll be hosting adoptions, giving away food, raising money and pampering all newly adopted pets with a special offer!

Anyone who adopts a pet in October and brings in proof of their adoption (like a certificate or receipt) can receive 20% off their entire purchase, excluding food and gift cards. This promotion expires October 31 and is valid once per customer. Come in and spoil that new member of the family.

If you adopt during one of our many adoptions at our stores this month, you will receive a free 4 lb bag of Open Farm Dog food. This delicious, healthy, food is ethically raised and sourced right in Canada. It’s been Mutt-tested and approved!

While you are there, buy a “Paw” to support the San Diego Humane Society. You can buy “Paws” at our Solana Beach or La Jolla locations for the entire month of October. 100% of Paw proceeds go to SDHS.

If you’re interested in adopting a new four-legged family member, now is the time. Adoption dates are as follows: Saturday, 10/10, 10AM-4PM: Lucky Pup Dog Rescue Adoption at Muttropolis La Jolla; Saturday, 10/10, 11AM-2PM: Barks of Love Rescue Adoption at Muttropolis Fashion Island; Saturday, 10/17, 11AM-3PM: Paw Prints in the Sand Adoption at Muttropolis Fashion Island; Sunday, 10/18, 11AM-1PM: Doxie Rescue of Los Angeles Adoption at Muttropolis La Jolla; Saturday, 10/24, 11AM-2PM: Rancho Coastal Humane Society Adoption at Muttropolis Solana Beach.