Scampers Weekly Recap - February 15, 2019
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Dear --FNAME--
What a challenging couple of weeks! Few of us in the Pacific Northwest are used to seeing snow in large quantities.

We hope you were all able to navigate the snow, ice, slush, etc. safely, and that your pooches were, if not entertained by it, at least not too terribly inconvenienced by it! We are all hoping for an event-free remainder of February. 
Scampers Holiday Daycare will be available  By Reservation Only on Presidents' Day, Monday, February 18, at both locations.

Please Keep in mind that Holiday Daycare is offered on a Full Day basis only, and a Holiday Surcharge of $15.00 will apply. Finally, Holiday Daycare hours are 9 am - 5 pm.
Pooch of the Month - February, 2019 - Congratulations, Baker
At the end of January we created an album on our Facebook page with a selection of pics of your pooches taken by our wranglers during the past month.

You voted for your favorites, and the pic with the most votes is this little dear, Baker, a Wirehaired Pointing Griffon pup. His pic will be featured in our lobbies for the month of February.

Baker, February's Pooch of the Month

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

This one is today's:
Happy Friday!

As a Valentine's Week bonus, we add these:
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. 

This week, the Bellevue shop was closed for a few days due to Snowmageddon, so we moved their boarders to the Kirkland shop. It was lovely to see new friendships form. We managed to get some pics of the fun we had this week.
Above, Cazador's rump, Truffle, Dakotah, Milo, Ventana, Kiki, Cabo and Kymani
At left, Kona, Kymani, Tiki and Maddox.
Above, Kiki, Ventana, Truffle, and Bella.
Below, left, Cabo and Milo know dinner's being served up.

Mike with Cazador, Dakotah, Kiki, Milo, Maddox and Ventana

Young Aussie girls Ollie and Tiki met and immediately became besties at the Kirkland boarding party. Their never-ending chase wore every out! Here they're sharing  the last of Kiki's energy.
Clockwise from upper left: Frenchies Maximus, Juno and Fannie; Stacking pooches Emma, Aldo and Dylan; New friends Cabo and Buddy V; Corgi Frankie H; Ventana; Shy girl Sarabi smiles for the camera; Remy Beagle in the snow; and Duo and Atlas.

Shaggy pooches Teddy and Petunia

Gustopher and Sergeant
They're both thinking,
"What's this thing?"

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.

Kiki and Ventana
share the sunny spot

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

Sherman was 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.

Eric's now 6 months old, folks. He'll be graduating from college before you know it! But that tells us we should be looking for some new pics of Scampers campers with their new babies. Click here to send your pics in via email.
Apparently, young English Setter Leica is getting lots of exercise when she comes to Scampers. Here's what she looks like at home.

Lola the Red, after a day of Scampering with friends.
We have also received some great shots documenting "The Real Reason" you bring your furkids to Scampers.

Luna Beaux
wants your leftovers
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!
Chris Sugarbaker of Cut-N-Run, mobile groomer extraordinaire, has been serving our clients since we opened our Kirkland shop in 2010.

Chris will be visiting our Kirkland shop on Tuesday, February 26th. He'll be away on vacation for the week of March 12th but then we'll see him again on Tuesday, March 26th.

For our Bellevue customers, he will be back at our Bellevue shop on Monday, February 18th, and then again on Monday, March 4th.

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.
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 Morning Drop-Off Time Matters
Arriving at Scampers is very stimulating for your pooches - even after a busy day of adventuring elsewhere - and it takes several hours for the in-comers 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.

That's why we ask that boarders be dropped off before noon, although, of course, exceptions can be made in case of an emergency.

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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