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In the News: Dogs on Deployment

Dogs on Deployment

When we stumbled across this site we just had to share!

Have you heard of Dogs on Deployment? We hadn't either until recently. Last fall Queen Latifah teamed up with them to share with the world just how powerful this program can impact a soldier and their pet. Watch a reunion unfold, but we forewarned, you may need a tissue.

Dogs on Deployment is an online listing resource and network for military members to search for volunteers who are willing to board their pets while they’re deployed. It’s a fantastic non-profit organization established to give military men and women peace of mind about the well-being of their pets while they are away, bravely serving our country. But it’s not just the servicemen and women that Dogs on Deployment has in mind, it’s their pets too. Pets are provided a safe and loving environment, making their transition and time separated from their owner as seamless as possible.

Dogs and Owners

If you’re a pet parent, you know the angst that can surround spending time away from your four-legged family members, for both you and your pet. Looking for a suitable sitter for a few days or even a week can be a struggle, so you could only imagine what many military individuals face when they’re deployed. We’re so happy that Dogs on Deployment was established to aid in that time of need. They’re promoting responsible pet-ownership and shedding light on the military pet community by providing this online resource. A heart-warming and truly remarkable offering and mission!

If you’re interested in learning more about supporting our troops by boarding a military pet, you can search for pets in need on the Dogs on Deployment website. If you are a military individual who will need to find a safe and loving temporary home for your pet, or you know a fellow serviceman or woman who could benefit from Dogs on Deployment, search for a boarder in your area.

Dogs on Deployment Mascot

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!

An Innovative New Dog Harness to Beat the Heat and Kick the Cold

Can you
believe it, a harness that is perfect for every season!
Especially great for pups that have sensitivities to extreme weather
conditions, this dual-action Cooling and Warming Dog Harness with Gel Pack was
specially designed by a veterinarian for canine physiology, and can improve the
overall comfort and health of your dog. 
Cooling and Warming Dog Harness with Gel Pack

Featuring gel-pack
technology, the Cooling and Warming Dog Harness regulates your dog’s body temperatures,
protects their sensitive cardiovascular system, and prevents hypo- or
hyperthermia more effectively than traditional coats, sweaters and cooling
vests. It’s powerful heating and cooling effects are applied directly to your
dog’s chest and belly where they exchange the most heat, and is also where
their skin is thinnest and the cardiovascular system is located. What about
those days when weather isn’t extreme? Simply remove the gel pack and use as a
normal harness!

Each
harness is adjustable around the neck and chest, features two quick-release
buckles, a D-ring for easy leash attachment, and one reusable gel pack. Gel
pack insert is nontoxic and microwavable and freezable to provide your pup’s
desired results. Specific, step-by-step instructions for heating are included
as well.

Gel Pack
Colors

So take a
look at this innovative new Cooling and Warming Dog Harness, and if you like
what you see, stop worrying about the effects of extreme summer or winter weather
on your pup!

Keep Your Pets Flea Free, Naturally!

Free Dog

With
an abundance of flea and tick prevention products on the market, surrounded
with a great deal of press and controversy, shopping for a safe and successful product
for your pup can be quite a confusing hassle! But not to worry, Muttropolis is
here to help. We have a Natural Flea & Tick Control Collection that
offers many safe alternative options to keep your pet healthy, happy and flea
and tick free!

All NaturalWhy
do we only carry all-natural remedies? Well we know that prolonged exposure to
chemicals is not good for humans, so why should it be okay for your pet? This
is why we believe in finding only all-natural alternatives to prevent and
control flea and tick infestations. While many chemical-based products seem to
do the trick, they can be dangerous when not used properly and have in many
cases lead to serious illness and death in pets. Reports have demonstrated a
link between chemicals commonly used in flea and tick products to other serious
health problems, so it is very important for pet owners to be educated on
what’s safe and what’s not. Let us help educate you. Below you’ll find more
information about the products in our Natural Flea & Tick Control Collection.

Flea Free Food SupplementFlea Free Food Supplement: Keep your pet flea free the
natural way with this food supplement! Liquid based, this formula contains
garlic (which boasts over 200 vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes) and
vinegar (packed with over 90 nutrients such as essential amino acids, helpful
vitamins, minerals and enzymes). When used daily, Flea Free prohibits
blood-feeding insects from biting and prevents the laying of eggs. For more
information click here.

Arctick Non Toxic Tick Removal Spray: A safe
and 100% effective alternative to typical tick pesticide treatments, Arctick is
a FDA registered non-toxic spray that instantly freezes and kills ticks on
contact. By immobilizing the tick before removal, you can effectively stop the
transmission of fluids between the tick and your pet. Designed to prevent the
spread of infectious disease which may occur during the removal of a tick.
Tweezers are included. For more information click here.



Richard's Organics Flea & Tick ShampooRichard’s Organics Flea Dog Shampoo
:
Naturally gentle, safe, and formulated to kill fleas without subjecting your
dog or puppy to the harsh chemicals found in traditional flea shampoos. This
100% all-natural flea shampoo is safe for dogs and puppies over 12 weeks of
age. Also repels mosquitoes. For more information click here.



Richard’s Organics Flea and Tick Dog Spray
:
Formulated to kill and repel fleas and ticks for up to four weeks without
exposing your pet and family to harsh chemicals. Safe for dogs and cats over 12
weeks old and safe for use around children. This spray helps sooth irritated
skin with Chamomile and Aloe Vera extracts. For more information click here.

Shoo! Tag: Creates a protective barrier from targeted pests,
reaching maximum strength within 36 hours after attachment. When used as
instructed, the three dimensional electromagnetic field embedded in the
magnetic strip utilizes the power of the bio-energetic field which surrounds
all living things to create a frequency barrier around pets for up to four
months. Chemical-free, odor-free and safe for pets, people and the planet! For
more information click here.


Flea Dog CombFlea Dog Comb
: Simple and easy to use, just comb in the
direction of hair growth, pulling the comb up and out of your pet’s coat to
remove fleas, eggs and debri. The ergonomic handle is easy on hands and wrists.
Recommended for all dogs and cats. For more information click here.

All
of our Natural Flea & Tick Control Products can be found in our
three store locations or online at Muttropolis.com. We hope to
help you keep your pup flea and tick free this season!

Teaming Up To Promote Pet Heath & Wellness At The Encinitas Pet Health Expo

We’re happy
to announce our attendance at this year’s Encinitas
Pet Health Expo
on Sunday, June 2nd. The expo is an excellent
opportunity for pets and owners to enjoy an array of fun activities while
promoting better health and wellbeing across the pet population. Doors open at
9:30AM and admission is free for all two-legged and four-legged attendees!

Main

Activities
will include professional pet photos, grooming, a contest for the “Best Trick”,
and a neuter scooter clinic. Informational booths, vendors and rescue
organizations will also be in attendance, giving away free goodies and prizes
as well as information and ideas to encourage pet health and wellness. At our Muttropolis booth, we will be handing
out delicious and nutritious food samples from our vast assortment of All Natural Dog Food. We will also be
offering visitors the chance to win a $25 Muttropolis Gift Card by signing up
for our raffle.  

In addition
to all of the fun and informative festivities, the County Department of Animal
Services will be on site offering dog licensing, rabies shots and
micro-chipping for residents of Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar,
Santee, San Diego and unincorporated San Diego.

This year’s
expo will be held at the Encinitas
Civic Center
located at 505 S. Vulcan Ave., Encinitas, California
92024
. It will
run from 9:30AM to 1:00PM and as mentioned admission is free for all. So mark
your calendar for June 2nd and join us in this movement to make a
positive impact on your pet’s life and the lives of pets everywhere!