Scampers Weekly Recap - January 20, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
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Dear --FNAME--
Yay - The deep freeze appears to be behind us and we've returned to our usual wet weather winter.

That means the pooches are getting periodic runs outdoors whenever possible between the spates of rain. It's clear they're enjoying their fresh air fun runs.

They do get a little more moist, though, as does our general atmosphere. We keep our sturdy little dehumidifier pumping at full speed. Still, you may notice our windows are mite foggy,and there's that familiar aroma of "wet dog" when you come to pick up your pooches.
 
 
 
 
Our mechanical elements - air handling, air conditioning, and dropped ceiling are being installed at last.

We're awaiting the installation of our water heater to supply our kitchens and laundry room. And our long-awaited bathroom. It will come soon, but not soon enough.

Stina and Jake have been working around our contractors to get some decorative elements applied, as well as assembling some of our practical elements - desks, bookcases. 
 
 
 
Above, left, is a shot of our side window. Our Bel-Red audience will be able to enjoy our Dogs Dogs Dogs theme thanks to some customized roller shades. Signage is being installed on the corners of the roofline this morning, to be visible to Bel-Red Road drivers traveling in either direction. 
 
 
Above, you can see our exterior fence installation projects several feet into the parking lot. We've protected the corners with majestic evergreen trees sitting in Scampers-Red planters.
 
 
 
 
Did you know that Gingr allows you to set up your own reservations?

You can also very easily set up recurring reservations, but be aware that recurring reservations only reach out about 8 or 9 months, and will need to be re-established periodically. Also, as your schedule changes, you may need to change your recurring reservation. Don't worry - it's a very simple edit.

Finally, if you have a reservation for daycare, whether it's set up as recurring or a one-off, if you find you won't need it, please do give us a call, drop us a line, or go online to cancel it.

FYI - you can access GingrApp from the "My Account" link at the top right-hand corner of the landing page of Scampers website.
 
 
 
 
Have your checked out our New Website?
All the excitement of expansion has inspired us to revamp our website, bringing it up to date, with lots more function and a fresh, modern look.

Your link to the GingrApp is at the top right of all pages ("My Account"), as well as under the About tab.

Our Gallery is populated by our Instagram activity. And you'll find snippets from our Weekly Recaps, any special announcements, and access to all the archived newsletters.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 had a fun week welcoming a bunch of newbies.
 
 
 
Companion pooches Sophie and Milo on Tuesday. Sophie's a pretty Golden Retriever and Milo's a Pomeranian mix. They've got some years on them, but they sure know how to play!

We also met Hasselhoff the Dark Chocolate Newfie on Tuesday. Hasselhoff found this whole party so interesting and fun, and came prancing in when she came back for a second day.

On Wednesday we welcomed young German Shepherd, Amara, who was tickled pink to see her bestie, Maddy the Berner pup. Maddy showed Amara that the other big pups are fun too, and it was nice to watch Amara relax into her day a little bit at a time.

Thursday was Zoey Chocolate Lab's first day. She's a shy girl who is looking for practice spending time in the company of friendly pooches. We know she's going to find lots of very pleasant friends to rove and play with.

We also welcomed Vinnie, a Black Lab, and he had a grand time with all his new friends - lots of sniffing and roving make for a perfect day at Doggie Daycare.
 
 
 
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.

Uncle Oscar with Baby Koa...
 
 
 
We've added Instagram to our assortment of Social Media tools. Tag or search #scampersdogs and join in the fun.





That's tiny Archie napping suspended between Whiskey and his big sister Sophie.
 
 
 
 
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 give us a call to check and see if there's space available.
 
 
 




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!
 
 
 
 
Chris Sugarbaker of Cut-N-Run, mobile groomer extraordinaire will make his next bi-weekly visit to Scampers on Tuesday, January 31st. His grooming schedule often fills up, so it's a good idea to get your reservations in early. Consider setting up a reservation for Chris' subsequent visit on February 14th.

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.
 
 
 
 
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 you 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; 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!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 sister, Hayden.
He's doing a great job of being a girl's best friend.
 
 
 
 


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




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


Hank's mom tells us he always has
more energy when he gets home.
Apparently, not this time!
 
 
 
 



George loves his chickens.
They make great pillows.
 
 
 
 
Apparently, young English Setter Leica is getting lots of exercise when she comes to Scampers. Here's what she looks like at home.
 
 
 
 


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. 
 
 
 
 



Leica was an important member of the wedding party for Sara and Robby.
 
 
 
 



Morgan, our Mid-day cleaner, is very proud of her dog, Tracy, who is now a certified Reading With Rover dog. Tracy enjoys calmly listening as the children read their books.
 
 
 
 


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