Scampers Weekly Recap - May 17, 2019
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Dear --FNAME--
It looks like we're going to face that we're just having an "interesting" month. Our fickle Spring has us all confused, and the dogs feel it too. We hope the warm weather settles in for good next week, but this week's rain has driven us under cover and indoors. We all want our sunshine and poolside fun back!
Why Scampers Boarding Morning Check In Time Matters
One of the reasons that Scampers boarding facilities works well for most of our overnight guests is that they are good and tired after a day of playing, or even just roving and sniffing - that does tire them out, really.

Arriving at Scampers is very, very stimulating for your pooches, even after a busy day of adventuring elsewhere, and it takes several hours of busy socializing for the in-comers to settle down. And one hyper-stimulated pooch means a whole houseful of stimulated pooches, so when there's a late-comer, nobody gets a quiet night or a good night's sleep.

That's why all boarders should be checked in before noon. (As always, exceptions can be made in case of an emergency, but we may have to keep the late-comer segregated from the group until they've settled down.)

Holiday Boarding at Scampers
Remember that our boarding facilities at both locations can be very busy, particularly during holidays like Memorial Day weekend, which is coming up very soon. Please be sure to get your boarding requests in early to make sure there's room enough for your pooches.

Also, keep in mind that if one of our facilities is full, there may still be room at the other. While we will always do all we can to shoehorn everyone in, there is a limit to how many will fit comfortably! Some things to consider: If your pooch is a regular at at one Scampers location, and you plan to bring them to the other Scampers location to board, consider giving them a couple of days of daycare at the new location so they'll be a little more familiar and comfortable, and an early start would also be a very good idea, especially for shy or nervous pooches.
Memorial Day Hours at Scampers
Please remember that Monday, May 27, is Memorial Day, and Scampers will be available for Holiday hours, 9 am to 5 pm, by reservation only, and a Holiday Surcharge of $15.00 will apply.

Also, be sure to let us know in advance if you intend to use Scampers so we can schedule adequate staff. We plan to have a very small staff on site to take care of our boarders, but if we see strong interest in daycare, we'll make sure to bring in a few extras.
For those of you who will be celebrating Memorial Day at home with family, maybe around a barbecue, please remember to wear sunblock. And put some on your pooches' noses too!

Benny Boo wears his muscle shirt
to keep the sun off his shoulders

Every once in a while
we come across
dog-oriented humor.

This one is today's:
Happy Friday!

Watch for the updates of our framed Friday Funny in our reception area.

We'll also make sure they're posted on our Facebook page so you can share them with your friends.
We're a pretty close knit group of pooches - we form strong friendships, and we get to know each other very well. When new pooches join us, we love to introduce them around and get them started in their Scampering adventures - that's why they call us the "Welcome Waggin".

We get to meet lots of youngsters who are just learning how to be social with other pooches who aren't their litter mates, and we also get to meet adult pooches and seniors who will help the puppies learn good social skills. This week, the Bellevue shop welcomed 4 new pooches to the group, while the Kirkland Welcome Waggin happily introduced another 1 newbies. We love meeting new friends and showing them all our favorite games.

Our wranglers managed to get some photos, and we share them below.
Loki, Mike
and Ian Ian

Blu of the

Bentley's looking
for scritches

Miss Maple's
"in the house"

Nikka found
a Rainbow!

Birdie's a
water dog

Enzo in a classic
"sploot" position


Rosco's hide away

Cosmo and Rosie

Penny A,
Our longest standing
Scampers camper


Puppies Casper
and Cricket



Zoe at

Louie stretches out
He's a very long dog


This is Gary

Cooper, so debonnair
Scampers is on Instagram. Tag or search #scampersdogs and join in the fun.
Chris Sugarbaker, mobile groomer extraordinaire, has been serving our clients since we opened our Kirkland shop in 2010.

Chris will be in Kirkland on Tuesday, May 21st and then his next visit to Kirkland will be Tuesday, June 4th.

Since Monday, May 27th is Memorial Day, we'll skip that one and wish you all a fine Memorial Day weekend. Chris will be in Bellevue next on Monday, June 10th and then again on Monday, June 24th.

If you'd like your pooch to have some primping time with Chris, please give us a call, or let us know when you visit us.
Every once in a while we receive a photo from one of our customers showing us what their beloveds are doing after their day at Scampers.
We have a lot of young families introducing their furbabies to their new human babies - we love sharing those pictures with our newsletter audience! Click here to send your pics in via email.

Rufio is dedicated
to his new job as big brother
to baby Kaci

Young Lab pup Yoshi is bonding with his new human brother, Luke.

Their birthdays are just two weeks apart, and we think they're going to be lifelong friends.

We are always looking for pics of Scampers campers with their human babies. Click here to send your pics in via email.
Apparently, young English Setter Leica is getting lots of exercise when she comes to Scampers. Here's what she looks like at home.

Biscuit's not much of a morning pooch.
She's wrapped herself up
in her Mom's pajamas

Tired Fig, tucked in
for a little snooze.

Luna Beaux
can barely keep those
big beautiful eyes open!

Lola the Red, after a day of Scampering with friends.
We have also received some great shots documenting "The Real Reason" you bring your furkids to Scampers.

Luna Beaux
wants your leftovers
We have also received some great shots of Scampers campers enjoying their "off-time".

Olive's enjoying a
ride in the kayak

Amara meets Springtime
A couple of reminders:
Please give em a quick stroll before you bring your pooches in
Remember, arriving at daycare is extra-stimulating, and every so often we have had pooches empty out in our reception area because they just can't contain themselves any longer!

Especially if you're bringing your pooch into Scampers after a long car ride, please give them a quick toodle around the bushes or pillars before bringing them inside.

We have garbage cans available for your use, and if you need a poop bag, just pop in and ask for one - we have plenty!
We know how much you love your furbabies - that's why you bring them to Scampers, after all. But please remember that very few dogs require more than two meals per day - in fact, for many, one meal per day is enough.

We happily provide meal service for very young puppies who actually do need a mid-day meal to support their growing bodies and for dogs whose veterinarians prescribe a mid-day meal, e.g., dogs on certain medications or who have metabolic, gastric, or intestinal conditions; however, most of your pooches really don't need lunch, honest! They'd much rather play with their friends.

Safety Reminders:
Dogs on Leashes, Pretty Please!
Some dogs jump up on people to greet them, whether the jumpees want to be greeted or not. Others feel the need to protect their owners. Some are just too darned excited to contain themselves and bolt, sometimes in some very surprising directions.

There are so many things that could go awry, and we worry.

For safety's sake, please be sure to have your dogs on leashes and well under control while moving them between your car and our reception area.

If you need to borrow a leash, we always have a loaner leash available in our reception area.
We are hosting a lot of pooches these days, and, believe it or not, we have an awful lot of Look-Alikes! Of course, it's always a good idea to have your furbabies clearly identified, just in case of the unthinkable, but every once in a while our wranglers would so appreciate just a bit of help identifying which one is which, just every once in a while.

Hello, My Name Is...
A gentle reminder that Scampers daycare hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, and our weekend and holiday daycare hours are based on full-day attendance (no half days), and by appointment only,  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please note that there is a late pickup fee for dogs picked up after 7:15 pm. Dogs left later than 8 pm will be boarded at our standard rate.
In the case of an emergency, we are able to make the accommodation for extended stay. Please call us, though, to advise.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
Very best regards,
Linda Olsen and Stina Hughes 
Scampers Daycamp for Dogs

​Play all day - go home happy. 
13040 Bel-Red Rd, Bellevue, WA 98004
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12532 NE 124th Street, Kirkland, WA 98034
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