Category Archives: Dog Essentials

Been away for a while, but with the BEST excuse!

Hey there regular readers, all happy 713 of you! I’m feeling like a very proud pappa these days, and no we’ve not rescued another poochie ( soon I hope-hope) but we have been working very hard these past few months on our latest and some say greatest venture and we owe it all to the Welcome Mutt and our loyal fans and supporters. May I introduce, the best idea that you won’t be able to live without once you realize it’s a real thing, drum roll please…

poopbagclub.com why yes it's real!

I hear-bye introduce you to PoopBagClub.com. It’s a monthly poop bag delivery service that allows you to choose the bags that are right for you ( from very eco friendly or super eco friendly compostable) and amount you need for each daily walk and we send them to you every month with free shipping for one low low monthly price.

The price and convenience can’t be beat, we know we’ve tried them all. Check out our P.B.C site for updates and in the next few days we’ll be up and running full steam and ready to take your orders. We’ve also got an AMAZINGLY FUNNY commercial that is almost ready to viewing, we can’t wait to hear what you all think. The best is yet to come…

Happy pooping!

Mr. Mutt

Overnight visitors and the furry cop…

We’re happy to say we’ve got a jet-setting extended family member staying with us for a few days, while they’re passing through and Lucy is on the case. In a good but loud way.

Not Lucy, but damn cute for a cop :)

Lucy, our ten pound rescue Chiweenie is a fantastic, if not a bit overzealous watchdog and she clearly has taken it upon herself to keep us safe from danger no matter if it be real or imagined. It’s all life and death to her. It’s not that she does not like strangers around us, it’s just that she does not trust anyone until they give her a very good reason to. And no, treats will not win her over, but a good heart and “aura” will. She’s a great judge of character and as I write she’s snuggled up with our visitor like they’ve known each other forever. She trusts us, trusts that we would not bring a “bad” person into our home, and she’s right. She just thinks she knows better, and again she’s right on that account to. It’s her ability to move beyond pure instinct and actually think and then judge this  new person that impressed me so much. She’s our little cop and bodyguard and I have no doubt she likes it that way — and so do we. We’re all safe if we work as a team. And Safe we are.

Oh, I almost forgot, we’re extending our clearance and final sale for a few more weeks due to popular demand, so check out the last of our discount dog supplies, and keep an eye and ear out for our pending GIANT announcement (wink-wink) that we’re sure you’ll be over the moon about. More to come…

Mr. Mutt

Fashion for you, fashion for them…

This past long holiday weekend came and went so fast I almost forgot to tell you all about it. We took some “quality time” and took it as easy as we could, not too easy as we have the site to run among another top secret doggy-themed project that we’re about to announce.

Every dog deserves a taste of luxury, just not as much as me.

With luxury and pampering on our minds we realized that dogs need luxury and pampering as much or even more than we do. Dogs are under constant stress, always on the lookout but very rarely truly relaxed. How could you be if you could smell and hear as well as them? That being said, we’re proud to announce some amazingly decadent yet affordable doggy carriers from industry leader Puppia. We’ve got the Dutchess dog tote bag, the Monogram dog carrier bag and the Dutchess dog carrier bag. All are stunning and add a bit of luxury and style to any doggy adventure. From a trip to Paris, or just to the mall, check ‘em out. You know you both deserve it.

Mr. Mutt

To Groom is divine…

As the summer gets closer and the temperature starts to rise, a young pups interests turn to the outdoors… and the dirt, and the bugs and the tangles.

Treat yourself and your canine companion to a happy and healthy summer season with a selection of our latest and greatest dog grooming wellness products.

In the future, every dog will be famous...and clean

Just like it’s almost swimsuit season for us humans, your doggy wants to look and feel their best too. Enjoy the season, and don’t forget to post some snapshots of you and your pooch having some summer fun on our facebook page.

Mr. Mutt

 

Doggy-baggage clearance sale — and we’re so proud.

I am so proud of our little rescue pup, Lucy. When she first came to us she looked just as cute as she does now, but her temperament was pretty snarly and defensive. After a while she warmed to us and now she is totally relaxed around the house — but with other people, not so much. Or so I thought.

Not Lucy but just as happy

 

Over time Lucy has also mellowed towards strangers, and more for people we see often. I’m always super careful when someone new wants to pet her ( it’s hard not to try) and at times I may a bit too cautious. Not because I think she will hurt them, but if she does break the skin it could mean she could be taken away from us by the man (even for a second is too long) so I err on the side out caution. The downside of me being overprotective is, I end up cutting the world off from Lucy. And it from her.

 

I’ve realized lately that Lucy is far better with people and that she has cleared out most of her baggage on her own. I’m proud to say I’m following her lead this time, and clearing out my Lucy baggage too — and the world is a happier place for it, and Lucy is happier too. Speaking of clearance ( check out my subtle segue) we’re doing a major clearance special of tons of our most popular items to make way for our new and improved selection. Check out our Welcome Mutt Clearance Dog Items via our clearance and final sale dog items too see what’s still in stock.  Happy clearing…

Mr. Mutt

The dog days of May…

Hey all, we’re back! The whole Welcome Mutt team, including our super chi-weenie Lucy took a few well deserved days off and had ourselves a great time away from the hustle and bustle of the big city. We spent some quality time surrounded by nature and took it as easy as we could, and Lucy seemed to like the life of leisure the most, so much so that when we returned to the traffic and noise of our beloved home, the contrast between home and vacation Lucy was stunning.

Normally, Lucy is an expert guard dog and is always keeping an eye out for interlopers, mostly Squirrels thankfully, and she needs tons of stress relief, like play-fighting and arm humping, just to take the edge off. But “vacation Lucy” needed none of that. She enjoyed herself and was not on edge at all.

We were lucky enough to have an entire very private home to stay in for the weekend that was far enough away from neighbors and other dogs that Lucy could let her guard down, and it was a pleasure to see her so relaxed, even for a high-energy pooch such as herself. But, as soon as we returned home she was back on the case,  like an old detective who had left his gun and badge at home for some R&R and now strapped them back on as soon as he returned to his jurisdiction. The shift from mellow dog to “on the job” dog was instant, and it got me thinking. Lucy is a mellow dog at heart, she just so rarely gets the chance to really relax in the city. It’s no wonder there are so many dog calming products on the market and that we get requests for them all the time.

1st class all the way!

I realized, she’s like a super hero who has amazing powers of hearing, smell and sense and because of them, even though it may seem quiet and peaceful to us mere humans, Lucy is constantly on the case, and under stress no matter if we can tell their is trouble or not. Like her, we all are a product of our daily environments, but we also must remember that we can change when we alter our surroundings as well. So next time your dog seems stressed for no reason, take a trip and see what changes in them…and you.

Mr. Mutt

 

Spring, sprang sprung!

It’s spring cleaning time around Welcome Mutt headquarters, yes a wee bit late, but May 1st seems like a perfect day to get cracking and also to announce we’re doing a bit of inventory clearance as well. Check out our dog supplies on clearance here.

"With all the dough I saved at the Welcome Mutt clearance, I raise you"

We’ve chosen a wide selection of our most popular items and although we are only going to be offering them at these prices (infomercial voice: low low prices!!!) for a limited time, we’d just like to say thank you for making the past year so successful and we look forward to hearing from you all about your very own “spring-cleaning” too.

Mr. Mutt

I declare, a doggy Holiday!

If you’ve read the news today there are a few funny stories about how today, April 20th, is some kind of unofficial holiday for some 30 million or so people who it seems plan on having a mellow (very) day, dude.

best cool dog day EVER so far

That go me thinking, are there any dog holidays? Snoopy’s birthday? Rin Tin Tin Day? I’m sure there a great “pet days” or the like, but what about, you know a cool dogs day. Like Joe Cool day or something? I’m just assuming Snoopy would be the dog equivalent of Lincoln or Washington, but then again, this post is not as thought out as my posts normally are, being that it is a holiday and all.

So, how about dropping me a line with some fun and exciting ideas about what we should do about this apparent lack (again, I’ve do zero research here) of appropriately cool doggy holidays. I know that today’s date is taken, but how about May 19th? Yeah, May 19th is cool-dog day. That is until we figure out something cooler…dude.

Btw, check out our Dog Supply Combo Packs. They make perfect gifts for Cool-Dog Day, only a mere 28 days away.  Happy holidays! ;)

Mr. Mutt

A little teacher, covered with fur.

Ever just have one of those days? You know, the kind where you just don’t want to do… name it. As humans we can choose not to “listen” to what the day may be trying to tell us. We shrug it off and go about our daily tasks like the day itself has no idea how busy we superior creatures really are or that deadlines and every-day responsibilities could care less about what the day feels like, or in surfer parlance, we go against the “flow”.

If we never went against said flow I suspect we’d have a far less enjoyable world to live in but then again, Lucy our chi-weenie seems to know something I don’t. Something profound I suspect. Lucy always goes with the flow of the the day and the only time she does not, is when her crazy humans think they know what’s best for her. I’m coming to the realization that Lucy very well knows what’s best for not only herself but also for us.

Right now it’s a perfect day outside but it feels like a day to stay in bed for some reason. Guess where she is right now? If you guessed, “in her bed” you win a virtual pat on the back. Today may look the same as tomorrow but to Lucy it’s all about how it “feels” not how it looks. Pretty zen if you asked me.

So, when you’ve got a sense that the day has a better idea of what you should do, why not check in with your very-own four-legged zen master. Responsibilities take a front seat of course, but all things being equal, the pooch knows best.

Mr. Mutt

 

PS — we’re really excited about two new ways we can help our rescue groups as well as our regular customers with our Savings Club that gives any returning customer 5% off all their future purchases ( with no strings or clubs to join ) as well as our upgraded Rescue Rewards program that grants rescue groups 25% off and allows for bulk purchasing for all your group needs. Check out our programs and drop us a line if you’re interested.  Regards, mm.

 

Every doggy poops

We all do it. Even before I became a full-time doggy-daddy I was somehow sure I would not mind picking up after a pooch, if some day I was lucky enough to have one in my life. Seems an odd thought, but I feel the same way about diapers or crying infants on a plane, ( older than three and I’ve got no patience) in that they not only can’t help themselves and you tend to know where the, um “results” came from and that sets my mind at ease. Makes sense to me, and in the end if you’ve got a pet or offspring pooping is something you can’t avoid anyhow so why not, for a lack of a better term, enjoy it?

Yes, “enjoying it” is a bit of a stretch at best and creepy at worst, but with the vast options available to make dealing with your dogs waste make keeping your neighborhood or yard clean. I personally feel that popper-scooper contraptions are not for me ( if you can’t deal with the poop, why get a dog?) but I support you if you use one. To each his own and live and let live — and if you’d like us to carry them, just drop us a line on our site or visit our Facebook page and leave us a message.

Speaking of Facebook, we’ve got a short survey about what your poop bags needs are and what type you prefer. Sented? Unscented? Ties or handles? How many times a day? On a side note, does the word “poop” bother you? We had a person who didn’t like the word and would like to know how many of you feel the same way.

We’ve got some very exciting top-secret stuff brewing at Welcome Mutt headquarters, and your answers to our survey will inform the future of Welcome Mutt in new and fantastic ways. Looking forward to hearing your feedback and for now, check out our available dog waste cleanup/ dog poop bags selection.

Happy pooping!

Mr. Mutt