Scampers Weekly Recap - August 19, 2016
 
 
 
 
 
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Dear --FNAME--

Summer's high temperatures have certainly hit with a vengeance, and promise to last several days.

With these super-warm days, we're not even using the pools anymore - we've moved the party to the air-conditioned comfort of our indoor play spaces. Your pooches are quite content, and playing their Friday afternoon games, and the puppies are all learning how to be cool at Scampers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Every once in a while we come across a dog-oriented joke.


This one's today's:

We're celebrating adding a new radio to our front lobby today.
 
 
 
 
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 all know that after a long, hard day, we can be comforted by our furry friends simply sitting next to us, or putting their head in our lap. But did you know that dogs can be just as comforted by us? Recent studies have demonstrated that dogs find the mere presence of their owner to be comforting.

In a series of studies, dogs were put into a very boring room with the door closed. As you might expect, they quickly got bored, and asked to be let out into the rest of the house. Dogs whose owners stayed in the room were much more content regardless of whether the owner was playing with, petting, or even ignoring the dog.

This behavior is consistent with the theory that dogs have a more advanced emotional intelligence than we commonly attribute to them, showing both sympathy and empathy to their human companions. Check back with us next week to learn more about the emotional development and intelligence of your pooch!
 
 
 
Thanks to Elise Poston for this submission. Look for more Did You Know tidbits from Elise in future editions of Scampers Weekly Recap. Learn more at www.thefoxandthehound.org.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 this week.

Obi the Aussie pup joined us on Monday morning, and did a great job introducing himself to all the pooches in the yard - he's a naturally social guy, and really enjoyed his day.

Corgi bookends Chum and Peanut have arrived from Ohio on Monday and made their way into our Littles on Tuesday. Those fellows were smiling all day long and all the way back to their new Kirkland home. Welcome to the neighborhood!

 
 
 
On Wednesday, the Littles welcomed Teddy the mini poodle - he's got a couple of years in him, but he's still one of our newbie pups, and we're making sure he has a nice time.

Penny K, puppy doodle, had a great day learning about the Littles - we're sure looking forward to watching her grow up.
 
 
 
Today, veteran camper Husky Zoya is so proud to introduce her new very special friend, Browny, the baby chocolate Labrador, to Macey the baby black Labrador, and Toby, Macey's big brother.

The pups discovered each other quite early in the day, and Zoya made sure a good time was had by all.

Chocolate Browny enjoys chewing on Macey's ears.
 
 
 
 

Hey, Peeps, don't forget, if you're curious about how we spend our days and you're not quite sure what those report cards really mean, you can watch the adventures in the photos and videos our wranglers are posting on the Scampers Facebook page.
 
 
 
 
There's also a ScampersDogs channel on YouTube where you'll find all kinds of fun videos, and we update that selection periodically.
 
 
 
 
We're adding Instagram to our assortment of Social Media tools. Tag #scampersdogs and join in the fun.
 
 
 
 
Our boarding facility has very been busy this year, especially over the holidays and long weekends. Remember to get your boarding requests in early to make sure there's room enough for your pooches. Your boarding requests can be submitted via GingrApp, or you can call us.
 
 
 


Samson is a frequent Scampers boarder. Here he is greeting the morning staff with his great big grin!
 
 
 
Boarding Drop Off Times
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, a tired dog is a good dog!
 
 
 
 
Our online management system, GingrApp, is cooking along nicely now. All our customers are are able to create private and secure logins to make reservations online for boarding and for daycare - whether full day or half day - as well as upload photos and documents, and, for speed and convenience, set up a completely secure credit card on file.
 
 
 
 
Chris Sugarbaker of Cut-N-Run, mobile groomer extraordinaire will make his next bi-weekly visit to Scampers on Tuesday, August 30th. His schedule fills up quickly, though, so make sure to get your reservations in early. If our current schedule does fill up, we recommend setting up a reservation for Chris' next visit, then, on September 13th.

Feel free to give us a call to schedule an appointment for your pooch, or ... 

If you've created your GingrApp identity, you can set up your reservations now on GingrApp. When you make your daycare reservation, you'll notice the option to select "Additional Services". Choose the service you'd like to add, then confirm by clicking the blue bar on the right, then choose the date (again), and choose from one of the times available.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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've seen many of our Scampers families expand recently, and we're looking for pics of our campers tending to their new humans. We hope we'll see lots more baby and pooch pictures! Click here to send your pics in via email.
 
 
 


Karsen was introduced to new baby brother, Hayden,
a couple of weeks ago. He's doing a great job
of keeping his tiny new buddy company.
 
 
 
 


Maggie O as Big Sister - she takes her job very seriously.
 
 
 
 


Abbey S is helping Leo as he starts his athletic career.
He's almost walking!
 
 
 
 

It looks like Pliny's baby brother is
learning to walk too - fun times ahead!
 
 
 
 




Here's Aussie Ozzie O
looking after his new baby, Tali.
What a beautiful pair!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Apres Scampers Hooch
is one very contented pooch.
 
 
 
 

Sera is pretty much wiped out after her day at Scampers.
 
 
 
 


Odie just needs a place to put his snout
while he takes a little nap.
 
 
 
 
Apparently, young English Setter Leica is getting lots of exercise when she comes to Scampers. Here's what she looks like at home.
 
 
 
 

We loved this shot of Sadie - the look on her face says that she's not pleased that her belly rub got interrupted for the sake of a camera.
 
 
 
 


Like many pooches, Swiffer enjoys the world through an open car window, even if he so tired after his Scampers day that he sleeps through it!
 
 
 
 


Bliss is a place to rest my head, a hand to stroke my neck.
 
 
 
 
 
This category of owner-contributed pics features dogs enjoying their extracurricular fun.
This is where we'll post the pics we've received of your pooches enjoying summer vacations, beach roaming, ball games, and any other such general exploring. 
 
 
 
 


We wonder why Odie's climbing trees to pick limes.
Perhaps he was planning on Gin & Tonics this afternoon.
 
 
 
 


Little Miss Chomchom is all dressed up and ready for her tromp around Whistler.
 
 
 
 

Murphy C surveys his domain!
 
 
 
 
We have also received some great shots documenting "The Real Reason" you bring your furkids to Scampers.
 
 
 
 



Ripley S' mom doesn't usually maintain
an open-door policy for her home office.
And this would be the reason.
 
 
 
 


Pretty Abby G is a very helpful pooch indeed. This lovely picture shows her effort at helping to unpack mysterious things at the office.
 
 
 
 
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 by appointment only,  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In the case of an emergency, we are able to make the accommodation for extended stay. Please call us, though, to advise.
 
 
 
 
Canine Nosework Classes at Scampers
 
 
 
 
Dogs have an incredible sense of smell and an inborn desire to hunt. The sport of K9 Nose Work is designed to develop the natural scenting abilities of your dog by using their passion for hunting and their love of toys, food and exercise.  

It's a great class for your dog to have fun, build confidence, and burn lots of mental and physical energy and you get to find out just how good your dog's nose is.
 
Vicki Francks, owner of Cascade Canines continues offering K9 Nose Work Classes using Scampers facility. If you'd like some information on the next round of classes, give Vicki a call at 206-849-7643. More information is also available as Scampers front desk.
 
 
 
 
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
 
Very best regards,
 
 
 
 
Linda Olsen and Stina Hughes 
Scampers Daycamp for Dogs

​Play all day - go home happy. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12532 124th Street NE Kirkland, WA 98034
425-821-9100  |  F 425-821-4685
 
 
    
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