Scampers Weekly Recap - January 5, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
In This Issue
 
 
 
Dear --FNAME--
 
 
 
 
So, we've swapped out our calendars for the newer model, made our resolutions (or not!), making our plans for 2018, and looking forward to a fun year at Scampers.

We hope you are too!
 
 
 
 

Last week, we uploaded an album to our Facebook page with a selection of photos of your pooches taken by our wranglers this past month.

You voted for your favorites, and the clear winner is:

Pooch of the Month, January, Jake D!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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


This one's today's:


 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
Heard 'Round the Water Bowl
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 was happy to welcome a couple of newbies at both locations again this week.
 
 
 
At Kirkland, Tuesday was Gracie's day - Gracie is a shy German Shepherd, but after a while, she came out of her shell, and by the end of the day, she was romping happily with her new friends.
Meanwhile, in Bellevue, we met three new friends. Brutus is a young Lab/Doberman, Maisie is a charming Australian Cattle Dog puppy, and Taima is a 3 year old Rat Terrier. We made sure they all felt welcome and comfortable in their new playzone.

On Wednesday, our Kirkland Welcome Waggin' enjoyed showing new Baby Berner Lily how much fun can be had, and she learned that the wranglers are very nice!


New Baby Berner Lily!
 
 
 
Riley H and Basil are hatching a plan to play on that play equipment one day soon.

Meanwhile, young Ola, a 5 month old Golden Retriever, was so excited to make so many new friends.

In Bellevue, Lucky, the 2 year old Terrier Mix got to Mix with all the Littles. We think he had a very good day indeed.

Thursday was a busy day for the Bellevue Bunch, welcoming three more newbies, all puppies - Obee Juan Kanobi is a 20 month old Australian Labradoodle with a fine sense  of humor, Teddy is a strapping 13 month old Golden Doodle, and little Ray is a 2 month old Boxer Mix who will be growing up very quickly indeed!
 
 
 
 
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, check out the photos and videos our wranglers are posting on the Scampers Facebook page.







Chase, Ollie and Klaus
snuggle up on the supply cart
for an afternoon nap
 
 
 
We've added Instagram to our assortment of Social Media tools. Tag or search #scampersdogs and join in the fun.



Little Frenchie Rue says,
"Can I play with you?"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We are so saddened to learn that our friend, Emma the Cattle Dog Mix, lost her battle with cancer a few weeks ago. We know she fought that battle valiantly and bravely.

Emma was a frequent camper at both Scampers locations, and she is much missed. 

She was very well loved indeed and is very dearly missed by her "mom" and "dad", Jan and Cliff. We send them sincere condolences from all her Scampers friends.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 


Luna Blue is taking good care
of her new baby sister, Julia
 
 
 



Morty meets his new Little Brother, Kiernan.
Morty's displaying love ears, gentle forehead wrinkles, soft eyes and a sweet, toothy smile!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apparently, young English Setter Leica is getting lots of exercise when she comes to Scampers. Here's what she looks like at home.
 
 
 
 



Dexter K, one tired pup!
Which way is up?
 
 
 
 
We have also received some great shots documenting "The Real Reason" you bring your furkids to Scampers.
 
 
 




Pretty Abby G
is helping to unpack
mysterious things at the office.
 
 
 
Chris Sugarbaker of Cut-N-Run, mobile groomer extraordinaire has been serving our clients since we opened our Kirkland shop in 2010.

Chris will make his next visit to serve our Kirkland clients this coming Tuesday, January 16th, and his next visit after that will be Tuesday, January 30th.

For our Bellevue clients, Chris will be visiting our Bellevue shop on Monday, January 8th. His next visit will be January 22nd. As a general rule, he visits Bellevue on alternate Mondays, with the occasional switch when there's a holiday that interferes.

Keep in mind that Chris' grooming schedule often fills up, so it's important to get your reservations in early.
 
 
 
 
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...
 
 
 
Please Navigate our Parking Lots with Caution!
Remember, there are dogs crossing. And people. And it's dark and often wet.

And, in our Bellevue lot, which is shared with a car dealership,  we've noticed there are many non-Scampers drivers (some of them have obviously never walked a dog) and, from what we've observed, they're all frustrated Formula 1 drivers.

PLEASE take care when navigating our parking lots, whether you're doing the walking or the driving. We sure don't want any nasty accidents!
 
 
 
Give em a quick stroll first, please!
Remember, arriving at daycare is extra-stimulating. We often have pooches empty out in the lobby because they just can't contain themselves any longer!

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.

Any poops can be delivered to the green garbage cans - if you need a poop bag, just pop in and ask for one!
 
 
 
 
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, and for many, one is enough.

We happily provide meal service for very young puppies who really 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, however, if your pooch is over 6 months old, please do not bring snacks and meals for them.

Frankly, we're having a tough time staffing for the demand lately, 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... They really don't need it, honest!

 
 
 
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, as of December 1, 2017, we have instituted 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 98034
    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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