Scampers Weekly Recap - November 9, 2018
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Oh, my goodness, what a difference a couple of days make. We're fully into wintery Pacific Northwest weather now, and doing our best to stay warm and dry.

When it really gets too cold and miserable to be outdoors, in Kirkland the dogs are indoors for most if not all day, and at Bellevue we're also bringing the dogs inside and closing those big bay doors! That makes for a little less room, but a lot more comfort.
Scampers Will Be Open
on Veteran's Day
Monday, November 12

Veterans Day will be observed on Monday, November 12 this year.

It will be a school and bank holiday, but many businesses will be open, and so Scampers will be here and ready to look after your pooches.

Please take a moment to thank a veteran on Monday, and every day.
Last week we uploaded an album on our Facebook page with a selection of photos taken by our wranglers while your dogs have been playing at Scampers.

You voted for your favorites, and Dembe's pic is the clear winner this month, with this amazing shot - one of our wranglers has a very good camera indeed!

The photo with the most "likes" will grace our lobbies for the remainder of November.

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!
Sheba the Shiba Inu joined the Littles at Kirkland on Monday. She's calm and relaxed with her new friends, canine and human alike, and had a very nice first day indeed. At Bellevue, the Welcome Waggin enjoyed welcoming 10 month old Portuguese Water Dog, Charlie, who immediately found good friends in Heidi and Groot.
Tuesday was the day we got to meet Archer the Papillon. He's a year old, and a little shy, but found a very good friend in Brittany Spaniel Ellie.

Archer cuddles with Brittany
Walter the two year old hound mix was very excited to be at daycare! He is super friendly and started playing right away. His best friend Franki the corgi absolutely loved him and followed him everywhere - their favorite thing seemed to be giving kisses!

Franki and Walter
smooching again!


Wazzu the 11 year old Cairn Terrier, is Scooter’s sibling. Wazzu is very calm, and wandered around politely sniffing every dog. At 11, he's one of the seniors, but he sometimes engaged in short little bursts of very fun play.

Lulu the Boxer is 5, and while she was a little nervous about making her entrance, she settled in and made it her mission to collect love and attention from each of the wranglers, while she got a feel for the pooches in her realm. She wasn't interested in any play, but we think that'll change soon.
Lulu's way of
asking for
love and attention

On Thursday, the Bellevue Bunch welcomed 5 month old Aggie the Golden/Lab puppy. She's already made a new BFF, Georgia, who quickly showed Aggie how much fun she can have at Scampers! At the same time, Chevy the Labradoodle, who's just 11 weeks old, had a lovely time charming all the wranglers. She'll be playful soon, too. She just needs a little more time to find her play pace.
Today, the Kirkland Littles are welcoming two new pooches. Roxy is a 3-1/2 year old, 4 pound Chinese Crested. She's a happy and engaged pooch, and we're happy to be hosting her. Baby Bluetick Coonhound, Indigo, at 13 weeks, has been entertaining everyone with her antics - she's got a voice that'll carry to the hills!

Baby Indigo
Roxy is modeling our
Lil Lumberjack Jacket
It's a perfect fit!

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.

Storm and Cooper Corgi

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

Moose the Brittany Spaniel
isn't ready to get up

Harley Quinn
had a very busy first day
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

Groomer BluesAnchor
Chris Sugarbaker of Cut-N-Run, mobile groomer extraordinaire, who has been serving our clients since we opened our Kirkland shop in 2010, has broken his hand and will need a couple of months of recovery time before he's able to work again.

As soon as we know when Chris will be able to tend to your pooches' grooming needs again, we'll let you know.

Meanwhile, please keep him in your thoughts! 
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, and remember, we have accommodation available at both the Kirkland and Bellevue locations.
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

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