Valentine’s Day Archive

MUTT’S UP: 5 Ways to Spoil Your Furry Valentine

Girl Holding Dog at the Park in Summer

Valentine’s Day is near, which makes us ask the question: who’s your valentine this year? Ours (naturally) are our four-legged friends, our pets! Valentine’s Day is a way to show our loved ones how much we care about them, and we thought of five different ways to spoil your pup this Valentine season:

1. Snuggle it up. If you told us that a dog didn’t like a hug, we’d call you a liar. On Valentine’s Day, give your pup extra hugs, kisses and snuggles – after all, dogs are the most loving animals!

2. Take Bowser for a trip. Whether it be the dog park, an extended walk in the neighborhood or a road trip, give your dog the gift of excitement and fun of an adventure!

3. Hook your pup up with treats. When humans exchange Valentines, there’s normally some sort of candy involved – why not give your pup their own candy?! Spoil Bowser with treats today!

4. Take your pooch out to dinner. There’s nothing like a date night with your dog! There are tons of dog-friendly restaurants (especially in San Diego!) that even offer a special menu for your pooch!

5. Score some goods from the Valentine’s Collection. Whether it be a heart-filled sweater or a cute heart-eye emoji toy, there’s something for every furry Valentine!

We hope these ideas help you celebrate your best Valentine’s yet with your pooch!

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.

JUST IN: Valentine’s Shop is Now Open!

Valentines

Love is in the air!! With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we decided to introduce a collection dedicated to the furry love of your life. From adorable apparel to cute collars and lovable toys, we have everything you need to make Valentine’s Day special for your pup!

rIMG_5230Our fashionable Valentine-themed apparel is the perfect way for your pup to show their love. Whether it be a sassy tutu, a heart-filled raincoat or a funny “Keep Calm and Love Me” tee, our variety of Valentine apparel is perfect for rain or shine!

What’s better than dressing up your pup in Valentine’s apparel? Accessorizing!! We have some serious accessories for any pup that loves the holiday of love, including a hat with hearts, a pearl necklace (for the ever-so-fancy Valentine’s Day dinner), a faux-leather collar, an “I Woof You” bandana and much more!rIMG_5071

If Bowser is more into toys than apparel, we can help you get into the loving spirit! Nothing says “I Love You” better than a toy that says “I Love You,” right?! Get a two-for-one deal with our crochet heart toy – not only is it super cute, but the crocheted material helps fight tartar. It’s basically a win win!

If you’re into Valentine’s Day, then you will love our Valentine’s Shop. Check out the rest of the Collection online or stop by one of our three Southern California locations to see it for yourself. We hope you all have a fabulous Valentine’s Day!!

Wag Worthy Ways to Show Your Pup Some Love

Valentine's Day

Just one week ‘til Valentine’s Day, do you have something prepared for your pup? Whether you answered yes or no, here are a few excellent ideas to show your forever friend their special place in your heart.

Take a scenic walk. How does that saying go…variety is the spice of life! Instead of taking your usual stroll, cruise around your neighborhood in a different direction with your four-legged friend, or jump in the car and explore a new park, beach or trail. Your pup will enjoy the change of scenery and additional quality time with you.

Arrange a play date. Catching up with a friend over a cup of Joe, afternoon stroll, or evening on the town always leaves you feeling happier, right? Well pups love time with friends too! If your dog plays nicely with other dogs, invite another friendly pup over for a play date or set up a walk together. Socialization is great for dogs, especially with the additional exercise that comes with playtime.

Dog Play Date

Make them a new toy. If your pup loves playtime then adding new toys to their collection is a great way to keep them entertained. But another, environmentally friendly option is to make a new tug and toss worthy toy with old scraps of fabric. Old clothes, sheets, towels, whatever you have that can be saved from landing in the trash will work. Simply cut your fabric into strips, braid together and tie a knot at each end. Voila, your pup gets a new toy and you get green points!

All NaturalUpgrade their diet. Just like us, our pups can feel the effects of different foods. Reading labels is a great habit to make. Foods with little to no chemical preservatives and fewer processed ingredients are without a doubt going to provide your pup with better digestion and overall health. This doesn’t mean sacrificing taste, as many all-natural dog foods are not only nutritious, but delightfully delicious! Remember that any diet change should be introduced gradually to allow the digestive system to adjust.

Update their furnishings. Sleeping and eating are staples in every dog’s daily routine. Let’s start with the latter. Meal time may be most dogs’ favorite time of the day, so show your pup some love by letting them dine in style! A new bowl, feeder or treat jar would all fit the bill. But second to dining, or maybe even more enjoyed, is snoozing. There are an abundance of dog bed options on the market, so rest assured with our tips on how to pick the perfect dog bed for your pup.

Dog Sleeping

Give them a massage. Pamper your pup with a good massage, it will promote healing and bonding! It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, and an easy internet search will provide some tips on technique. Canine massage has been shown to increase circulation, reduce stress levels, and decrease muscle pain. Just stay aware of signs of discomfort and non-compliance to ensure it is an enjoyable experience for your four-legged friend.

Lavish them in green grooming. Clean is a great feeling, whether you’re furry or not. Have you ever seen a pup run around with glee after getting a bath? They love the refreshing feeling, but sometimes they aren’t so fond of the process. Many dogs have dry skin and allergies, so selecting gentle grooming products that are free of harsh chemicals is a must. Whether you are your pup’s groomer or you drop them off at the spa, be sure the products applied are safe and health friendly.

Dog Grooming

Ensure their safety. Saying goodbye to someone you love is hard, and in some cases, canine especially, can be avoided. Your pup should always wear a dog collar and ID tag, that way in the unfortunate event that they get lost the finder can reunite them with you. Many pet owners like to take their safety processions a step further and get their dog micro chipped. Part of loving your pup is keeping them safe!

Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your furry friends from Muttropolis!

Who Do You Love?

Valentine's Shop

Cupid makes no exclusions, so don’t forget your furry four-legged loves this Valentine’s Day! We’ve pulled together an abundance of love-inspired styles in our Valentine’s Shop, making it easy for you to find the perfect present for the adored pets in your life. Choose from design-driven apparel and accessories, tantalizing toys, quality collars, cozy bedding, and much more!

Humunga Lips Durable Dog ToyHeart dog toys galore! We have knit hearts, corduroy hearts, furry hearts, and hearts in a box! So whatever fabric tickles your furbaby’s fancy, you’re sure to find in our Valentine’s Shop. We also have the humorous Humunga Lips Durable Dog Toy from the same makers as the ever so popular Humunga Stache Durable Dog Toy.

Love U Dog SweaterDoes your pup love to dress up? Pretty in pink styles include our Hearts Argyle Dog Sweater and Pink and Silver Hearts Dog Dress. And for more casual pups we have a Heartbreaker Dog Hoody and Mom Dog Hoody, both cozy with darling details. The Love U Dog Sweater is a classic, high quality must-see, and a favorite around our office. Bandanas are also a great way to add a seasonal splash to your pup’s wardrobe, and we have a variety of patterns to choose from.
Valentine Dog CollarsOur Valentine’s dog collars and leashes aren’t only a stellar seasonal choice, many are subtle enough to wear all year long. The Hearts on Leather Dog Collar is a great example, and for a very Valentine’s Day option, check out our Red Hearts Dog Collar and matching leash.

If wearing holiday garb isn’t quite your pup’s cup of tea, then how about a brand new dog bed? Pomegranate Faux Fur Trundle Dog BedWe can’t think of a much better way to show your pup some love then to give them a new place to kick back and relax, a staple in every pup’s daily routine. The versatility of our Pink Hearts Faux Fur Trundle Dog Bed provides three beds in one! If the heart print is a little much for your taste, we also carry the Faux Fur Trundle Dog Bed in Pomegranate or Black Panther.

Our Valentine’s Shop is stocked with many more sweet styles, so be sure to visit us online or in one of our three Southern California store locations. We’re so eager to spread the love that we’ll also be hosting Valentine’s parties in each of our stores. Join us for fun with furry friends and one-of-a-kind pictures with your lovable pup in our Kissing Booth. Dates and times for each party are included below. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your pets!

Red and White Hearts Dog BandanaMuttropolis Newport Beach: Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 11:00AM

Muttropolis La Jolla: Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 9:30AM

Muttropolis Solana Beach: Sunday, February 9, 2014 at 9:30AM