Scampers Weekly Recap - July 27, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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Dear --FNAME--
 
 
 
 
Okay, folks, it looks like we're having another heatwave. It is July, after all, so nobody's surprised by this. We're doing all we can to keep the pooches cool and comfy and give them access to lots of shade and water. At Bellevue we're also employing great big fans, and at Kirkland we bring them indoors.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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


This one's 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.
 
 
 
 
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 had fun with a whole bunch of newbies this week.
 
 
 
The Monday Newbies at Kirkland were Jax, a 19 month old German Shepherd, and Hijinx, a 4 month old female Bernese Golden Mix. They had a grand time romping around with their new friends, and we look forward to lots more fun with them. At Bellevue, Charlie H, a reserved 2 year old Mini Aussie, found all the activity fascinating, and found a couple of friends he especially enjoyed.
 
 
 
 
Tuesday brought three newcomers to Bellevue - Sunny's a 2-1/2 year old female Havanese who found good company and lovely sunny spots to enjoy. Companion pooches Malgus, a 4 month old Doberman pup, and Mr. Fett, a 14 month old Corgi, had a grand time romping around together with all their new friends. Meanwhile, in Kirkland, old friend Fargo brought his new canine sister, Vella, a 15 month old terrier mix, for her first day. Vella found the whole thing very interesting indeed, while Fargo had a blast reconnecting with many of his old playpals.

Malgus, at 4 months

On Wednesday, the Kirkland Welcome Waggin' got the red carpet out for young Jackson, a 5 month old Bernese pup with a fun attitude towards life. We're looking forward to watching him grow into the big dog he's destined to be.

Jasper the 8 year old English Bulldog is having a blast at Scampers Bellevue while his people are manning their booth at the Bellevue Arts Show. He's having a blast, and especially loves his new friend Heidi.
 
 
 
 
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.



Bellevue Pool Guards

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


Bellevue
pool play
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 


Queen Amara
enjoys a day on the lake
 
 
 
 




Patriotic Peanut H
poses at the
Fourth of July
family picnic
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 





LJ absolutely adores her
brand new baby sister, Seetha.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Cody and Wynston
post-Scampers
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 




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 on Tuesday, July 31st, and his next visit after that will be Tuesday, August 14th.

For our Bellevue clients, Chris will be visiting our Bellevue shop on Monday, August 6th, and his next visit after that will be Monday, August 13th.

As a general rule, Chris visits Scampers Bellevue on alternate Mondays, with the occasional switch-out 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.
 
 
 
 
Below, Sophie C's before and after pictures. She looks so tidy and fresh after her summer "puppy cut".
 
 
 
 
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...
 
 
 
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... Most of them 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 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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