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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!

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!

Check it out: “My Dog is My” Photo Contest with Ruffwear

 

What does your dog mean to you? A companion? Entertainment? Motivation? Everyone has a different answer and we, along with Ruffwear, want to know what you have to say. 

Ruffwear’s year-long campaign, “My Dog is My…” encourages dog owners to share what their dog means to them as a reminder and inspiration to others. Now is your turn to proclaim your "My Dog is My…" for our My Dog is My Photo Contest!  Starting Monday, July 28th, Facebook and Instagram users are invited to participate by simply posting a photo of your pup to our Facebook page or on Instagram  with the hashtags #mydogismy and #muttropolis, and tell us what your dog means to you. To make it even more fun, you can download the “My Dog is My” sign, fill it out and send us a photo! The winner of the contest will be selected at random on Friday, August 1st 1:30PM PST. The random winner will receive a special Muttropolis + Ruffwear prize pack.

To get into the spirit of this contest, we decided to ask some of our fellow Muttropians what their dog meant to them. Here’s what they had to say:

Jessica and Thunder   Kiiah and Chewie
Jessica and her pup Thunder                  Kiiah and her pup Chewie

To learn more about the “My Dog is My” campaign, check out Ruffwear’s website.

Pet Health: Help Those Hot Paws!

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Summer is here and the heat is on! Have you noticed your pup trying to avoid that hot, black asphalt on your walks? Dogs’ pads are incredibly sensitive, therefore, the asphalt can be extremely harmful. One of our customers recently brought their 10-week-old Husky puppy in with burnt, cracking pads due to the hot pavement. The owner had taken him on a long run on the asphalt; this poor pup barely wanted to stand on his paws!           

Anti Slip Dog Socks   Ruffwear Summit Trex Boots

We highly recommend covering your pup’s paws up by wearing socks or boots during this summer heat, especially if you take your pup on long mid-day walks or runs. Not only do they look super stylish, they protect your pups’ sensitive pads from the scorching asphalt! If the damage has already been done, like the Husky’s, we recommend using Vetericyn Wound and Skin Care Spray to disinfect and clean your pups’ paws. After the paws have been sprayed, bandage them with the Pawflex Bandages while their paws heal is. You can find these products at any of our Muttropolis locations or on our website!

Vetericyn Wound and Infection Spray   Pawflex Dog Bandages

Fetchingly Fresh: Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

“Pink isn’t just a color, it’s an attitude!” Everyone knows that if a pup is rocking pink, they mean business. That’s why we have a special collection dedicated to pink lovers – from sassy collars to fluffy beds to stylish apparel, we have everything you need to make your pup the quintessential “pink” pup!

For the pups that want to strut down the sidewalk with pink pride, we’ve got you covered with all-pink neckwear. We have a plethora of pink collars, ranging from chevron print to bedazzled leather to plain velvet collars. If you want to add more pink to your pup’s neck, a pink engravable tag doesn’t hurt either! For the pups that want a more sophisticated pink lady look, check out the pink crystal heart necklace and pink sequin dog bow – these definitely will add a little glitz and glam to any furry fashionista’s wardrobe!

Chevron Print Dog Collar   Crystal Heart Dog Necklace   Pink Sequin Dog Bow

While some pups enjoy neckwear, others like to take their fashion to the next level with apparel. Girly girls can satisfy their fashion craving by checking out our pink ruffly dresses and bright pink tanks, while the men can take the casual route with a pink-striped polo. No matter the choice, your pup is sure to make heads turn!

Little Miss Perfect Dog Dress   Miss Popular Dog Tank   Pink Striped Polo

Interested in adding some pink in your pup’s life, but not on their body? Having a pop of color can add pizazz to any room’s décor. Our favorites pink home essentials? The super soft Katie Puff lounge bed, the cuddly personalized blanket and the stylish double wood raised feeder.

Katie Puff Lounge Bed   Pink Personalized Blanket   Pink Double Wood Raised Feeder
We love pink, and our Pink Collection shows that. To get the full taste of our Pink Collection, stop by one of our Southern California store locations or visit us at Muttropolis.com!