Scampers Weekly Recap - June 19, 2020
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dear --FNAME--
 
 
 
Okay, folks! We're doing our best to make life as normal as possible these days. That means getting back to our routine, while working within the parameters required for safety.

The pooches seem to have figured it out, and aren't phased by our new routines or our masks - they know who we are!

Masks have become ubiquitous, to the point of becoming a fashion statement. We see customers wearing masks selected to match their outfits! We've seen masks serve as conversation pieces. We've started complimenting each other on our stylish masks. Masks are going to be a "thing" for the next while, so we can make them fun, right?

Scampers staffers got custom-made masks
 
 
 
 
Let's all celebrate Juneteenth!
This is the flag commemorating Juneteenth. Here is a description from the flag's designers Lisa Jeanne Graf and National Juneteenth Celebration Foundation founder Ben Haith:
"Juneteenth is the holiday that celebrates the day that all the slaves in America became free. The Juneteenth flags represent the history, and freedom the American Slaves and their descendants. The design of the Juneteenth flag depicts a bursting "new star", on the horizon. The star represents A NEW FREEDOM, A NEW PEOPLE, A NEW STAR. The red, white, and blue colors communicate that the American Slaves, and their descendants were all Americans."
 
We join in celebrating this auspicious day. Happy Freedom Day!
 
 
 
 
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Bark, bark, woof, woof!
Hey, Pooch Friends! We’re missing you!
Did you know that Scampers has opened back up? We’ve been getting back into the swing of running, tumbling, playing chase and so much more, and we’d sure love it if you would come and play, too. Juniper has been hunting bugs, the flying kind. Benny has been running between everyone else’s legs wanting to be chased. Murphy Mac has been tossing his hips at his bestie, Olives (she’s so cute) and Henry has been, well, Henry! And, I heard one of the wranglers talking about the warm weather that’s coming and bringing out the POOLS! Wahoo. I hope we’ll see you on the pool deck really soon!  
Luv ya,

Sully Bear
Bark, bark, woof, woof!
 
 
 
 

We're two days from summer, everyone, and now that our weather has improved, the pools are out as promised. Wahoo, indeed

Remember to keep a towel in the car if your pooch is one to lollygag around the pool - and there are many - and the get good and WET.


This is our bathing beauty, Penelope. She can always be found in a pool. She's a Newfie, and she's sure those pools are there just for her.
 
 
 
 

Don't forget to make your reservations! You could set them up yourselves in Gingr, or you could email us at
Rezzies-B@scampersdogs.com

for Bellevue pooches and
Rezzies-K@scampersdogs.com

for Kirkland pooches, or you could just pick up the phone! We're happy to talk to you too! 

 
 
 
 
 
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Please be aware that we'll be observing these careful social distancing and safety procedures:

We are now a contactless facility, so
  • You'll be signing your dogs in upon arrival, to ensure we keep track of everyone on site
  • We'll be wiping your dogs down with waterless shampoo at entry and exit
  • You'll be keeping your leashes in your possession
  • We require all visits to be prepaid.
  • You can put your credit card on file (it's encrypted) in your Gingr file

We are limiting human access to the interior areas of our facilities to staff only.
  • Only one client in our vestibule at a time.
  • Masks will be required for all people on site. (We have some on hand if you forget.)
  • Hand sanitizer is available at our entrances.

Please observe the 6 foot distance when dropping off and picking up your pooches - both for social distancing, and the excitement of dogs on leash, who may strike out at nearby dogs and people out of excitement. Leash aggression is very common in normal times, and these times are not normal!

We're working hard to make sure we are all as safe as possible.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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. 

We love meeting new friends and showing them all our favorite games. This week, we've welcomed 6 new dogs to Scampers, and we're delighted to meet them all!

Our wranglers love sharing their photos of your pooches in action. We hope you enjoy the show:
 
 
 
 





Jett
 
 
 
 





Puppy Love
 
 
 
 








Pretty Lumi
 
 
 
 







Bailey
(d'awww)

 
 
 






Minnie and her cheeks
 
 
 
 




Zeus
 
 
 
 

 
 


Jedi
(Is he actually
saying "cheese"?)
 
 
 
 




Bentley

 
 
 
 





Spike 
 
 
 
 





Thor
 
 
 
 
Did you know that Scampers is on Instagram?
Search and Tag #scampersdogs and join in the fun.
 
 
 
 
Chris Sugarbaker, mobile groomer extraordinaire, has been serving our clients since we opened in 2010.

Chris will be in Kirkland on Tuesday, June 30th and again on Tuesday, July 14th. Chris will be in Bellevue on Monday, June 22nd and then again on Monday, July 6th.

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. Get your reservations in early - his schedule books up quickly.
 
 
 
 
A little note about nails...Anchor
For your pooches, a broken nail is actually a significant injury - it's very painful, and there's the inherent potential for infection.

Nails that have grown too long are especially vulnerable to catching on our crates and fencing; so, to save your pooches the pain, and yourselves the pain of the vet bills, please make it a point to keep their nails safely trimmed.

BTW: One of the best things about groomers - they know how to keep dogs' nails nice and trim and safe from accidental breakage. Let us know if you want to take advantage of Chris' time to get a mani-pedi for your pooch.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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. Click here to send your pics in via email.
 
 
 
 
We have a lot of young families introducing their furbabies to their new human babies - we love sharing those pictures with our newsletter audience!
 
 
 




Big boy Abel hopes Eden will share her Cheerios with him one day soon.
 
 
 
 



Loki takes pride in
looking after Milani.
 
 
 
 
We are always looking for pics of Scampers campers with their human babies.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apparently, young English Setter Leica is getting lots of exercise when she comes to Scampers. Here's what she looks like at home.
 
 
 
 








Birdie loves her ball...
very much
 
 
 
 










Hamish was soooo tired
but, ... bowl!
 
 
 
 
We have also received some great shots documenting "The Real Reason" you bring your furkids to Scampers.
 
 
 
 




Oh, yummm!
Newton chewed up the
Christmas decorations!
 
 
 






Luna Beaux says
Yummm, that sure looks good!
 
 
 
 
We have also received some great shots of Scampers campers enjoying their "off-time".
 
 
 
 





Benny and his first snow.
 
 
 
 


Buddy V relaxes on his deck
 
 
 
 
Above right and below: Agnes and Hazel when they were babies.
You already know who's who! And weren't they just adorable!
 
 
 
 
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!
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
A reminder about collars...Anchor
We're hosting almost 100 dogs at each of our locations these days. To say this can get a little hairy at times is an understatement!

For safer play, not to mention quicker and more secure entries and exits, we recommend all dogs come to daycare wearing quick-release collars like the one pictured, and, for the sake of quick identification, equipped with a nametag. (See below.)

Note that, for those dogs whose collars come with extras like prongs, electronic devices, rhinestones, spikes, etc., which would not be safe in the play zone, we must remove those collars; we dress them instead with a loaner collar for the day, but that means they're not wearing those all-important nametags.
 
 
 
 
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...
 
 
 
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.

 
 
 
 
 
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.)

 
 
 
A gentle reminder that Scampers daycare hours are from 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, from 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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