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Mollys at Pet Expo 2011

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

We’re very excited at Mollys HQ as it’s almost Pet Expo time again! One of the most fun filled weekends in our calendar is taking place this year at the RDS Dublin on the 8th and 9th of October – that’s this weekend!

Mollys will be launching our new Pet Food Subscription Service at Pet Expo (we’re so excited about it – no more running out of food ever again!) with a prize draw for anyone who signs up on the day.

We’ll also have a stand selling a selection of our pet collars, leads, harnesses, beds, bowls, clothes and other treats, not to mention pet costumes which you’ll need if you want to enter our competition on the main stage!

As Molly herself loves the attention she gets when she dresses up, we thought it might be fun to have an owner and dog fancy dress competition at Pet Expo this year. No need to register in advance, just call over to us 10 minutes or so before the show starts. We have a range of pet costumes available or you can get creative and make your own! Bonus points will be given for humans in matching/co-ordinating Halloween costumes but it’s not essential, the most important thing is to enjoy taking part :)

*A note about Pets and Halloween*
As pet owners ourselves, we much prefer keeping our pets safe indoors and included in the celebrations on Halloween. You don’t have to dress your pet up of course but please, please don’t let them outside where they might get harmed or get scared and run away. Halloween can be a very scary time for your pets!

Well behaved dogs are welcome to come along to Pet Expo but must be kept on a maximum of a 6′ lead (no extendables!)

We’ll be at stand F8 in the “Barks and Spenders” shopping mall, please stop by and say hi, we’d love to see you!

Like Mollys On Facebook For Special Discounts!

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

We’ve already told you that we’re committed to not only bringing you the best pet products available but also to giving you the best value possible, and doesn’t everyone love a discount?! :)

We know from having our own pets that a trip to the pet shop can be expensive, so we’ve come up with a plan to help out a little where we can.

We’ve introduced a new “Facebook Specials” page only available for our Facebook fans. All you need to do is “like” our page on Facebook to access the special coupon codes.

The deals will change regularly, the first one is for 15% off everything in our online pet shop (except food and litter) for a very limited time so be quick!

Orijen Dog Food Formula Change

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Just a quick note to let our Orijen customers know that they have made some improvements to their formula, it now has a ratio of 80:20 instead of 70:30 meats to fruit and vegetables.

It is worth mentioning that the meat ratio is not the same as the % protein content – for example the protein content of the new adult original formula is 38%.

We already have the new adult formula in store and on our website, the rest of the varieties will start to arrive in the coming weeks.

Our Warm Winter Fashion Piece on RTE’s Four Live

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

We had some gorgeous dogs (and a cat!) modelling some winter pet fashion on RTE’s Four Live last friday.

Some of our bestselling Dog Clothes were featured including our bestselling Thermal Long Johns and our GORGEOUS Christmas Reindeer Sweater!

As cats prefer snuggling up somewhere toasty rather than putting on an extra layer to head outside, we also featured one of our Cat Radiator Beds, a great idea for cats that love to snooze in a warm place.

Remember that even though they have fur, its so so cold right now that even outdoor dogs and cats can perish in this weather so please, please bring them inside and make sure they are warm enough :)

You can watch the Four Live Piece Here, it starts from 37mins in.

Our Fabulous Dog Tornado Toy on RTE’s Four Live Yesterday

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

A gorgeous dog called Timmy did a great job of demonstrating our bestselling Dog Tornado interactive toy on Four Live yesterday afternoon, thanks Timmy!

From our fun Interactive Dog Toy range, the Dog Tornado is a great way to bond with your pet while giving them a mental workout. There are different difficulty levels to help your dog find the treats easily at first, then work a little harder once they are used to it.

Timmy is currently looking for a forever home, please contact the ISPCA for more details.

A Stylish Way To Recycle Pet Beds

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

We’ve proudly been the exclusive Irish stockists of Molly Mutt Dog Duvets since August 2009 and have struggled to keep them in stock ever since – you guys just love them!

If you haven’t seen them before there are several reasons why they are sure to become a firm favorite:

First off – they are eco friendly. We all have half chewed or just plain old dog beds lying around at home, not to mention our own old towels, blankets, odd socks… you get the idea. Simply gather up your old stuff in a Molly Mutt stuff sack rather than sending it to landfill and voila! With the Molly Mutt Dog Duvet of your choice you have a brand new bed!

Secondly – the price. You are getting a top quality, gorgeous, designer dog bed for the price of a regular old pet shop bed. As you are only buying the cover and filling the bed yourself, the shipping and manufacturing costs are much, much less. If you change the decor of your home or simply get bored of the pattern you chose, you can get another duvet to switch it up! Personally, I like to have one cover ready to go straight on when the alternate one is being washed.

And last but not least – comfort. Dogs just seem to love these beds! You can put as much or as little filler in the Stuff Sack as you wish, tailoring the bed to suit your dogs preference if they are fussy.

But what about my cat?

We have recently restocked all of the new Molly Mutt patterns and are very pleased to announce that we are now stocking Molly Meow Cat Duvets too!

Available in an array of funky patterns in both square and round shapes, now cats and their owners can also enjoy the Molly Duvet experience :)

Our New Puppy…

Friday, March 12th, 2010

.. well, sort of 😉 He actually belongs to my dad but we’ve made him an honorary staff member so will be hanging out at Mollys lots!

His name is Mac and he’s an 11 week old German Shepard cross rescue from Dog’s Trust. He’s so gorgeous with a great personality, we’re shocked that somebody didn’t want him, just goes to show that its not just “bad” dogs that end up in rescue. He’s wearing our Mustard Lumberchic Hoodie in the top picture and looks like the slickest stud! :)

He’s made friends with some of our regular shoppers already, here he is tired after playing with Crackle and Pop, two adorable Maltese puppies who popped in for some new red harnesses and were more than happy to pose for the camera!

He also had a brilliant time playing chasing with Daisy, another Bichon who popped in to say hi

You can’t really see because of her lovely fluffy coat but Daisy is wearing our Lots of Love Puppy Collar.

He’s very high energy but has finally fallen asleep after a good run around with Dasheen, a fabulous Shiba Inu who loves to play:

Dasheen is wearing our Red Trim Reflective Harness.

After just three weeks, clever Mac has already learned to sit, give the paw and lay down – we have achieved this by using motivation and praise only, we never shout at him or hit him. His favorite rewards during training are Scallywags Treats and his Squeaky Bee Toys.

If you have a new puppy and would like to enroll in obedience classes, Dog Training Ireland are excellent.

Make sure first and for most to have fun with your new puppy, enjoy them!!

Well that’s all for Mac now we’ll keep you posted on how he grows up and the crazy antics I’m sure he’ll get up to! :)

Spike Dog Collars – not just for tough guys!

Friday, February 19th, 2010

We’ve always been fans of unusual collars here at Mollys. We had some requests for spike collars, but when ordering the traditional leather spike dog collars (now available in tiny to XL sizes, starting at €12.99) we couldn’t resist picking up some new twists on an old favorite too :)

Collar-wise, there’s very little more badass looking than a 2″ wide, handcrafted leather spike dog collar in classic black or burgundy, we simply had to have some!

We then took it a step further with the pink and baby blue versions. Apart from the fact that they’re gorgeous, a lot of our customers with breeds that have an (undeserved) bad name tell us that collars and accessories in cute colours help their pet get a much better reaction from people in the street.

For smaller dogs that want a rock n roll look, our Pyramid and Spike Collars are ideal. They are available to fit from 7″ necks and up in several funky patterns, colours and finishes. The best part is they’re only €14.99 each, so if you can’t pick a favorite you can collect them all :)

Royal Canin pet food now available from

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Due to customer requests, we are pleased to tell you that we are now stocking the Royal Canin range of dog food and cat food on our website and in store.

For anyone not familiar with the line, they are a French company who take a scientific approach to developing their foods. This means they have many different formulas developed specifically for different sizes, breeds and dietary requirements. If you don’t see your specific formula, please contact us and we can order it for you.

Cat owners tell us that even fussy eaters like their Exigent formula, extra fussy cats will be happy to hear that the Exigent formula has been split into three new flavors to narrow down even further the needs of fussy eaters.

We have also added James Wellbeloved Lamb and Rice formula to our dog food selection. James Wellbeloved is a high quality hypoallergenic food made in England.

If you are unsure about the right food for your pet, please contact us and we will be happy to help.

Our Christmas stock has started arriving!

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

santa pet
We get lots of boxes arriving to Mollys, but our favorite kind are the ones that we get at this time of year with our Christmas stock! There’s nothing cuter than holiday pet products … well except the actual pets of course! :)
pet reindeer
As well as our traditional favorites like our paw shaped and kitty stockings, this year we have some beautiful velvet Winter Wonderland collars with crystals and snowflakes, matching leads are available too.


We also have our ever popular bandana collars in a festive candy cane print, from 10″ right up to 24″ with matching leads for the little guys.


Our new Party Ruffles are getting a lot of attention in our boutique. They are scrunchy elasticated neckwear for pets with lots of rrruffles, perfect for parties if your pet doesn’t like to dress up but you would like to include them in the fun. There are two options, jingle bells or silent stars.


If you are planning on treating your pet to a new bed for Christmas, please don’t leave it too late! We have already re-ordered our bestselling bagel beds twice for Christmas and supplies are running low again!

If you have any questions about sizing, gift ideas or anything else – as always we are happy to help. Please email us [email protected] or call 01-2805999.

Happy Shopping,

Claire & Molly