Scampers Weekly Recap - December 7, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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Dear --FNAME--
 
 
 
Wow, what a cold snap we've had this week! Worry not, though - your pooches are staying busy and keeping each other warm.

With Jack Frost nipping at our noses, many of us have turned to making our plans for the Christmas holidays, running errands, shopping. So much to do, so little time. Just remember, we can help with daycare for your pooches. 

When it comes to boarding, though, we're headed for another super busy holiday week - we've shoehorned in as many of your pooches as we could. We've sold out all our boarding slots at both locations for December 23rd, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 
 
 
 
 
Chris Sugarbaker of Cut-N-Run, mobile groomer extraordinaire, who has been serving our clients since we opened our Kirkland shop in 2010, is all healed and back at work and ready to help your pooches look and feel their best.

Chris will be visiting our Kirkland shop on Tuesday, December 18th, and he'll be at our Bellevue shop on Monday, December 10th, and then again on Monday, December 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.

Thanks very much for keeping him in your thoughts - it looks like that helped a lot! 
 
 
 
 
Biscuit is sure glad Chris is feeling better. Here she is looking a little shaggy before (left),
and after (right) all spiffy and fresh
 
 
 
 
Last week, we uploaded an album to Facebook with a selection of pictures taken by Scampers wranglers during the past month. You voted for your favorites, and

Blue's was the picture with the most votes - he ran away with it with 72 votes in a highly competitive race that resulted in our highest vote count ever! Blue's picture will grace our lobbies for the month of December.

Handsome Blue is December's
Pooch of the Month
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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



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".

Our Welcome Waggin' team has been super busy again this week! The Bellevue Bunch welcomed 3 new dogs over the past week, while the Kirkland Welcome Waggin' introduced another 4. We enjoy meeting youngsters who are just learning how to be social with other pooches who aren't their litter mates, and adult pooches and seniors, as well, who will help the puppies learn good social skills. 

Here are some of your pooches enjoying their time at Scampers...
 
 
 
 



Kohl
flirting with
the camera
 
 
 
 



Sparkles and Lucky,
happy siblings
 
 
 





Newbie
FredMeyer

made a friend
 
 
 






Thor W
the Baby Great Dane






Hey, Peeps, don't forget, if you're not quite sure what those report cards really mean, check out the photos and videos our wranglers are posting on the Scampers Facebook page.


 
 
 
Scampers is on Instagram. Tag or search #scampersdogs and join in the fun.



Boarding friends
Fannie and Smitten
Sittin' on a crate...


 
 
 
 






Jack the Boxer
and Aussie Delilah
have a fun game
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 


Rory and Finnegan with their friends
 
 
 
 





Hank McH is
a Seahawks fan

 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 

Sherman's looking forward to meeting his brand new brother, Eric, who decided to make his appearance a few too many weeks early. Sherman came to board at Scampers while young Eric was brought into the world. The good news is that Eric and his mom are both doing well, and Sherman is ready to start his big brother duties when the time is right.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Luna Beaux is
too pooped to play

 
 
 
 
Apparently, young English Setter Leica is getting lots of exercise when she comes to Scampers. Here's what she looks like at home.
 
 
 
 
We have also received some great shots documenting "The Real Reason" you bring your furkids to Scampers.
 
 
 
 

Luna Beaux
thinks you won't notice
her handiwork
 
 
 
 




Josie shows us
what she can do to a toy


 
 
 
 
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; otherwise, please do not bring snacks and meals for them.

Frankly, we're having a tough time staffing for the demand, and because so many  on our lunch list don't really need a meal, they're reluctant to eat, and our staffers are hand feeding them, coaxing them, singing to them...

Most of them really don't need lunch, honest! They'd much rather play with their friends.

 
 
 
Our boarding facilities at both locations can be very busy, particularly during the holidays. Please remember to get your boarding requests in early to make sure there's room enough for your pooches.
 
 
 
Why Scampers Boarding Drop Off Times Matter
We ask that boarders be dropped off before noon, although exceptions can be made in case of an emergency.

Arriving at Scampers is very stimulating for your pooches - even after a busy day of adventuring elsewhere - and it takes several hours for the incomers to settle down. And one stimulated pooch means a whole houseful of stimulated pooches.

One of the reasons that Scampers boarding facilities works well for most of our guests is that the guests are good and tired after a day of playing, roving and sniffing. Of course, as we all know, a tired dog is a good dog.
 
 
 
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
    425-688-9100  |  F 425-688-0600
 
 
 
 
12532 NE 124th Street, Kirkland, WA 98034
425-821-9100  |  F 425-821-4685
 
 
    
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