Pup Protector Archive

Night Safety Products & Tips, Just in Time for Halloween!

Dog Night Safety
As darkness continues to set in, we are here to help protect
your pup! Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 3rd, which
means our evenings will be much shorter than we’d like. Since the safety and
health of your pets is our top priority at Muttropolis, we’re dedicated to
finding the latest and most innovative products to help diminish any danger walking
in the dark may bring. 

 

Many people don’t realize how mindful and prepared you
should be before going out in the early morning or late evening for walks or
runs with your four-legged friends. Venturing out without lights and/or
reflective gear can put our pups, and yourself, in harms way. Visibility is
poor when it is dark out, which means it is harder for you to see obstacles of
all sort, and for those live obstacles to see you. With that said, it is
crucial to use caution and be outfitted with the appropriate safety products.

 

Lighted Dog CollarLighted collars and leashes are hands-down our number one
recommendation. Unlike reflective products, lighted products provide
illumination even when light isn’t shining on them. Our Lighted Dog Collar and Lighted
Dog Leash
are
innovative and fashionable. They are made by Pup Protector with
cutting edge thermoplastic polyurethane and bright LED lights and feature three
settings. Pup Protector is a brand built on the mission to protect pups from
danger when it is dark out. Their products are durable, versatile, stylish and
sleek, and offer benefits far beyond keeping your four-legged friend safe
during early morning or late night walks and runs. When you choose a Pup
Protector collar and leash, you’re also able to:

 

(1) Easily spot your dog off leash

(2) Distinguish your dog in a large pack or at a dog park

(3) Keep an eye on your dog in your yard

(4) Differentiate between multiple dogs by choosing collars
with different LED colors

 

Ruffwear Beacon Dog Safety LightLooking for a little less light? Or have a non-lighted,
non-reflective collar and leash set that you’d like to continue to use in the
dark? Then safety lights are an
excellent choice for you. They easily attach to a collar, leash, or apparel. We
carry the Ruffwear Beacon Dog Safety
Light.
I
t
is lightweight, compact and clips on quickly and easily.
Featuring a high-intensity LED, it creates a halo of red light around the dog
and offers multiple blinking modes. Like a lighted collar or leash, this is an
excellent choice to ensure your pup is seen and can see. We recommend
purchasing more than one, that way you can wear one too. It’s better to be safe
than sorry!

 

Reflective collars and leashes, as well as reflective dog apparel, are also helpful in
low-light conditions. They increase visibility as long as there are lights
around to reflect off of them, so if you and your pup venture out near street
lights, building lights or headlights, then reflective products may be good for
the two of you. However, to stay on the safest side, we recommend reflective
products to accompany lighted products. We carry a wide selection across both
of these categories, many products made by reputable brands Ruffwear and RC Pets Products.

 

Ruffwear Knot-a-Just Reflective Dog Collar
Nylon Barrel Chested Dog Jacket

Even if you and your pup are outfitted with all the best
lighted and/or reflected products, be sure to always use caution and maintain an attitude of awareness. It’s a great
idea to carry a flashlight, that way you can stay in control of your
visibility. Many of our customers find headlamps useful. They free up your
hands and provide lots of light!

 

Sidewalks or walking trails are ideal, but if you have to
walk along a roadside, be sure to walk
against traffic
. That way you and yo
ur pup can easily see the traffic
coming and vice versa. And remember, what you wear makes a difference too! Veer
away from dark clothing and invest in something reflective, or take our
suggestion and purchase an extra safety light. Improving your visibility only
increases your combined visibility, and thus increases your safety.

 

So
suite up your pup (and yourself) for night safety and
don’t forget to always stay alert. The safety products discussed in the
post, and many others, can be found in any one of our three Southern
California store locations or online at Muttropolis.com.

 

We wish you and your furry friends a safe and
Happy Halloween!

New to Muttropolis, the Fashionably Safe Collar & Leash Combo You’ve Been Searching For!

Pup-protector-logoWith safety at top of mind
and a dedication to finding the latest and most innovative products for your
pet, we’ve teamed up with Pup Protector
to be the first retailer to introduce their fashionably safe collars and
leashes!

Pup Protector was born
after tragedy struck Trevor Jensen and Naraku, his beloved Weimaraner. For six
years, the duo walked every morning before sunrise to maintain optimum mental
and physical health. However, one morning at 4:45AM, Trevor was struck by a car
after throwing Naraku out of the way. Not until that morning did Trevor realize
the real danger that the two of them faced going out in the dark without lights
and/or reflective gear. In search for a solution, Trevor was inspired to build
the Pup Protector brand.

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With a passion to protect every
dog that walks in the dark and a realization that there was nothing on the
market that could meet that need, Trevor started designing and developing a line
of ultra-bright lighted LED collars and leashes. Made with cutting edge
thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), often used in various eco-friendly products,
Pup Protector collars and leashes are safe and durable. Featuring a row of
extremely bright LED lights with three settings, one static and two different
flashing modes, protective pup parents are able to adjust for maximize
visibility, accommodating preferences and safety concerns. Each collar and
leash has a small battery affixed that will last for roughly 30 hours if lights
are left on static mode. If blinking, the battery life may last even longer.
For consumer convenience, all Pup Protector products are designed to use flat
batteries, also used for watches and financial calculators and available in
many retail locations.

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The benefits of choosing a Pup
Protector collar and leash goes far beyond keeping your four-legged friend safe
during early morning or late night walks, you’re also able to (1)
easily spot your dog off leash, (2) distinguish your dog in a large pack or at
a dog park, (3) keep an eye on your dog in your yard, and (4) differentiate
between multiple dogs by choosing collars with different LED colors. Built on a
passion to protect and a desire to make a movement, Pup Protector stands behind
their products, offering a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

We
are pleased to stand behind the Pup Protector brand as well, supporting their growth
while being the first to offer these innovative, safe and stylish dog collars
and leashes. Beginning May 3rd, Pup Protector products will be
available in all three of our Southern California
store locations and online at Muttropolis.com. Time to suite your pup
up for safety!