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EEK! Our Halloween Collection is Here!

Halloween

With fall arriving, many things come to mind: changing leaves, football season, pumpkin spice lattes and, of course, HALLOWEEN! We’re as excited as you are for the Halloween season to start, which is why we’ve launched our Halloween Shop in-store and online a little early! This collection is filled with hilarious costumes, fun toys, festive collars and more!

Our buying team has carefully chosen this year’s collection, ensuring your pup’s Halloween to be a memorable one! We have 50s Girlcostumes to tailor every size Bowser – including the fan-favorite 50’s Girl, the Rock and Roll King, the Sunflower, the Rasta, the Lion Headpiece and the LED Devil Horn Headband; you are sure to find the perfect piece for your Halloween festivities.

Love Halloween, but not a fan of costumes? We didn’t forget about you! Some adorable Halloween-themed apparel like the My Lil’ Pumpkin Dress, the Crochet Pumpkin Sweater and the Skull Tee and accessories like the Pumpkin Neck Tie and Skeleton and Polka Dots Bandana are perfect for Pumpkin Fleece Sweaterany Halloween Party!

For the furry friend that is more into entertainment than dressing up, we have some Halloween toys that are sure to give you hours of fun! From plush favorites like the Devil Sock Monkey Toy to tough ones like the Jack-O-Lantern Rope Toy, we have a toy for every spooky entertainment seeker.

Devil Sock Monkey ToyWe’re adding a cherry on top of this Halloween sundae – we’ll be hosting special Halloween parties and costume contests at our Southern California stores! To take part in the fun, stop by our Solana Beach, La Jolla and Fashion Island stores on Saturday, October 25th from 4-6PM. Check our Facebook page for more information on these events and how you can sign your pup up for the contest!

We hope to help you and your hounds prepare for a very Happy Halloween!

Fetchingly Fresh: Bring out the Glitz and Glamour for your Pooch!

Glamutt

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!

Surf Dog Surf-a-Thon this Sunday, September 7th!

Surf Dog Pup

It’s that time of the year again – Labor Day is over, September is in full swing, and the 9th Annual Surf Dog Surf-a-Thon + Beach Day is on! Join us this Sunday at the Del Mar Dog Beach from 8AM-2PM for this exciting event, featuring a Surf Dog Competition, a Paddle Board Parade and a ton of booths, including Muttropolis! Surf Dog is hosted by the Helen Woodward Animal Center; money raised from this event goes towards the orphaned animals at the Helen Woodward Animal Center.

If you think your pup has what it takes to enter the Surf Dog Competition, you can register here. Competition contestants will participate in ten minute heats based on your pup’s weight class. First place pups from each heat will move on to the finals, where the top three finalists will be crowned!

If you’re interested in participating in Surf Dog’s first ever Paddle Paws Parade, register here. This is a fun, new event where pups and their parents dress up in costumes and paddle board – how fun, right?!

If you’re more into watching rather than participating, that’s great too – there will be TONS of booths featuring everything from food to pet training to (yours truly) Muttropolis! We’ll be there with Ruffwear showing everyone the cool (literally!) products Ruffwear has for summertime.

Like we said, this yearly event is taking place this Sunday, September 7th, from 8AM-2PM. We hope to see you and your pup there!

Dig This Deal: Save 20% on Primal Raw Food & Treats

September Treat of the Month

Now that August is on the outs, it’s time to kick fall off with a new Treat of the Month! All September long, save 20% on Primal Freeze Dried Treats and Food!

Primal Freeze Dried Food for both dogs and cats is produced using 100% USDA, all-natural, human-grade ingredients and are antibiotic and steroid free without any added hormones. Certified organic produce, minerals, and unrefined vitamins are added in each formula to provide a complete balanced diet. The ingredients are carefully chosen to provide optimum levels of amino acids (protein), essential fatty acids, active enzymes and natural-source calcium to support your pet’s health. All ingredients in Primal’s food and treats come from ranches and farms throughout the United States and New Zealand that practice natural, sustainable agriculture. This freeze dried food is not only great for your pup, but Primal has made it as easy as possible to serve – they’ve done all the grinding, chopping, measuring and mixing for you! For the pups, we carry Chicken, Duck, Beef and Lamb flavors, and for the cats we carry Beef & Salmon and Chicken & Salmon.

We also carry a variety of Primal Dog and Cat Treats including dry roasted, freeze dried and jerky choices. The Chicken Shredders, Buffalo Liver Chunks, Venison Lung Puffs and Chicken Chips are all made from USA raised single-source protein and contain no preservatives, antibiotics or added hormones. Another bonus? They’re all gluten and grain free! Treats like the Turkey Liver Munchies, Beef Liver Munchies and Jerky Chicken Nibs are unique because they are made for both dogs and cats. For more information on each of these products, including guaranteed analyses, can be found on our website.

This special Treat of the Month deal runs from September 1st through September 30th, so act fast and visit us online or in stores to enjoy these savings! Online customers can redeem this special 20% offer at Muttropolis.com by using the code PRIMAL20 during checkout.

 

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.

Tips for the Stroller Pup

Our furry friends are just another member of the family and we want to take them everywhere. Some dogs have a hard time keeping up because they are small, getting older or the summer heat makes the
asphalt so hot it can be dangerous for them to walk on sidewalks all day. We recommend you let your pup ride in style…with a stroller!

  • Using a stroller will keep your elderly pup from getting tired and will help them feel more energetic during the day
  • Strollers are a great alternative to carriers. Carriers can put a lot of strain on your back, neck
    and shoulders, whereas a stroller adds zero pressure to your body
  • Strollers keep your pup off the hot ground, preventing paws from injuries such as burns and cracking
  • Strollers don’t have to be used all the time – you can walk your pup until they get tired and pop them in the stroller for a good nap while you finish your daily duties

First Class Jogger StrollerThe First Class Jogger is a “Mutt Tested and Approved” favorite. This Jogger comes with a soft, comfy pad for your pup to lay on while looking outside the mesh windows during the daily stroll. Large
wheels have suspension for a completely smooth ride and rear tires have lockable breaks. The Jogger also comes with a large basket underneath for storage. You can find this stroller and more at any of our store locations or online. “Stroll” away!

Newsworthy Dogs Roundup

There were so many fun, interesting stories this month! Here are just a handful of our favorites we found that made us tear up, laugh and smile. Share your favorite pet-related stories with us by posting the stories on our Facebook page!

Watch this Excited Dog Faint after Being Reunited with her Owner

Remember what it’s like to reunite with your best friend after summer vacation? Imagine that feeling multiplied by 2 years (which is 14 years in a dog’s mind!)! Rebecca Ehalt hadn’t seen her 9-year-old Schnauzer, Casey, in 2 years, and when they were reunited it was complete madness on both ends. What follows after the initial meeting is what you’d least expect – Casey fainted! Check out the video captured by Ehalt’s family. Of course Casey’s family took her to the vet and she was fine – just overly excited to see her mom! Too cute! Click here to watch the video!

I Died Today. By, Duke Roberts

BRB while we get this tissues. This is the story of Duke Roberts, a rescue pup who had been diagnosed with osteosarcoma and hemangiosarcoma, which caused an amputated leg and a growing tumor. When the time came to say goodbye to Dukey, photographer Robyn Arouty decided to document the day, filled with Dukey eating hamburgers, playing in the water and saying goodbye to his friends and loved ones. It’s a sad story, but you can’t help but smile when you see how happy Dukey is to be enjoying life and be with his favorite people in the world.  Give your pup some extra love tonight on behalf of lil’ Dukey.

Duke and Hamburgers   Happy Duke

This Baby and Pit Bull Puppy are Best Friends and it’s the Cutest Thing You’ll See Today

This dynamic duo is sure to make anyone feel happy! Meet 10-week old baby Eisleigh and 8-week old puppy Clyde. They are true BFF’s – they sleep together, laugh together, play together, and all-around enjoy each other’s company. Aren’t they the cutest? We can’t wait to see this friendship blossom as they both get older!

Dogs Find Newborn Baby Abandoned by Side of Road

Everyone knows that a dog’s sense of smell is one of their greatest attributes, but could you imagine your pup’s smell leading you to a newborn? Jeff Kopp was taking his pup, Bobby, out for a walk when Bobby started walking in a different direction than their normal route. Sure enough, Bobby led Kopp to an hours-old baby girl, with its umbilical cord still attached. Kopp’s wife and daughter rushed to wrap up the baby while waiting for the paramedics to arrive. The teen mother has been located and is going through a serious medical evaluation. The moral of the story: thank God for dogs and their sense of smell.

Deaf, Formerly Mistreated Pup is so Happy in New Home He Wags His Tail in Delight as He Sleeps

Alas, we saved the best (and happiest!) for last. This video features Frank, a 1 ½ year old Dachshund that was adopted at 5 months old. Frank was neglected by his last owner, being kept outside in a small spot and eating only adult dog food while living with a constant fear of shadows. Once Rafael Borges adopted Frank and gave him the love (and home) he deserved, Frank became a completely different pup and loves life. It’s clear to see how happy Frank is in this video that features his tail wagging while he’s sleeping. It’s amazing how the love you give an animal can affect them for the better.

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!

Dig This Deal: August Treat of the Month!

August Treat of the Month

Another month, another new treat discount! Our August Treat of the Month features the delicious Plato Treats! For the whole month, enjoy 20% off savings on yummy Plato treats like Duck, Chicken or Salmon Strips, Grain Free Treats, Farmer’s Market Treats and Thinkers Meat Sticks!

Looking for a treat with a good bite? If so, your pup might enjoy the SalmonDuck or Chicken Strip treats! These meaty treats are made with over 90% salmon, duck or chicken and are naturally preserved. They contain natural ingredients fortified with antioxidant vitamins E and C and have no artificial colors, flavors, synthetic preservatives, genetically modified organisms (GMO’s), meat by-products or meals.

Feel like giving your pup some necessary veggies? Look no further – Plato’s Farmer’s Market treats are made using premium US-grown ingredients you’d find at a farmer’s market like peas, carrots, tomatoes, sweet potatoes and parsley. These yummy treats are available in Chicken & Vegetables and Salmon & Vegetables flavors. They’re grain-free, corn-free, wheat-free and soy-free and contain natural ingredients fortified with antioxidant vitamins and zinc propionate. They’re also a source of live (viable) naturally occurring microorganisms and contain no artificial colors, flavors, synthetic preservatives, GMO’s, meat by-products or meals. The Salmon & Vegetables variety is also a natural source of Omega 3 and 6 essential fatty acids!

If your pup is in need of healthy, highly digestible treats, then we recommend checking out the Grain Free Turkey Dog Treats made with savory, all-natural USA grown turkey. Slow roasted with high quality ingredients packed full of vitamins and minerals, these treats are a healthy and delicious reward that not only assist in your pet’s nutritional needs, but taste delicious! Available in Turkey & Pumpkin, Turkey & Sweet Potato and Turkey & Cranberry flavors, these treats are grain, corn, wheat and soy-free and fortified with antioxidant vitamins E and C and zinc propionate. No artificial colors, flavors, synthetic preservatives, GMO’s and no meat by-products or meals are used to produce these naturally preserved treats.

Last but not least, and perfect for those smart pups, we have Thinkers Dog Treat Sticks! Available in Chicken, Duck and Salmon, these sticks are each made with over 90% Chicken, Duck and Salmon! So why are these great for smart pups? They contain natural ginkgo biloba to help nourish brain function! All other ingredients are all-natural and fortified with antioxidant vitamins E and C and zinc propionate. Just like all other Plato treats, these sticks contain no artificial colors, flavors, synthetic preservatives, GMO’s and no meat by-products or meals are used to produce these treats.

Our Treat of the Month promotion on Plato Treats runs from July 30th to August 31st, so act fast and visit us online or in stores to enjoy these sizzling savings! Online customers can redeem this special 20% offer by using the code PLATOduring checkout!

Happy National Mutt Day!

Today is one of our favorite holidays – National Mutt Day! This special holiday has an interesting history: it was founded by dog lover and philanthropist Colleen Page in 2005 and is celebrated twice a year (today and December 2nd). National Mutt Day is a day for embracing, saving and celebrating all types of mixed breed dogs. Want to celebrate this day dedicated to Mutts? Here are a few ideas: take your pup to the park, spoil them by getting them a pupcake, or, if you’re in the Newport Beach area, stop by our Fashion Island store at 7PM for a National Mutt Day Celebration!

In honor of Mutts near and far, here’s a little Mutt 101 from us to you:

National Mutt Day Infographic

We hope you and your Mutt have a fabulous day!