The Most Popular Products at the Pet Store
What’s selling at the pet store? At California’s Muttropolis Boutique, puppy chic rules.
When interior designer Georgia Goldberg couldn’t find pet products stylish enough to blend in with her home decor, she took matters into her own hands—and those of her husband, Steve, a restaurateur and nightclub owner. In 2002 the duo opened Muttropolis, an emporium of elevated dog and cat essentials, in Solana Beach, California. Today, with a second location in La Jolla and an e-commerce site, Muttropolis is a go-to for high-end supplies, from gear made by local artisans to natural treats from a neighborhood baker. Georgia gave us a look at the shop’s most popular pet goodies.
“Ergonomic (raised to ease neck strain) and easy to clean (pop the bowls in the dishwasher)―what more could you want for foolproof feedings?”
To buy: Artisan Double Feeder, starting at $65; muttropolis.com.
“People go nuts for this travel case. It’s roomy inside but also sized to comply with airline regulations, so you can set it under the seat in front of you. There’s a shoulder strap, a handle, and pockets for stashing a leash and treats.”
To buy: Sleepypod Pet Carrier, $229; muttropolis.com.
“More than just a great-looking grooming tool, this bamboo brush also pampers a pet, with soft-wire pins that have a massaging effect while detangling fur.”
To buy: Bass Slicker Dog Brush, $20; muttropolis.com.
“These treats are popular because they’re baked locally with human-grade, grain-free ingredients. And the flavors are fun! Blueberry, bacon, peanut butter, meatball, and ginger.”
To buy: Mutt Munchers, 8 oz. for $12; muttropolis.com.
“Customers love that this bed has a sturdy bolster design and the insert is hypoallergenic. We even do custom orders by phone so you can match the zippered cover to, say, your curtains.”
To buy: Buffalo Check Lounge Dog Bed, starting at $108; muttropolis.com.