Scampers Weekly Recap - August 10, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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Yay, we're seeing a little bit of cooling today! The pooches are enjoying themselves with pools and hose spray and general fun play, so they'll be sleeping well tonight.

We've been busy with lots of happy dogs and new friends to meet, and we'll be staying active right through the weekend with lots and lots of boarders too.
 
 
 
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.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
Monday we got to welcome Farley's new companion pooch, Ruby, to the Kirkland Little Dog party. Ruby is a 2 year old Papillon mix, and while she's a little bit shy, she did enjoy meeting a bunch of new friends, and went home quite satisfied with life. 
 
 
 
 
Meanwhile, the Bellevue Bunch got busy welcoming Lizzie, a 4 year old Pit Bull Terrier. Handsome Hudson made sure Lizzie enjoyed her day and went home good and tired!

Luna H, the Goldendoodle

On Tuesday, we welcomed German Shepherd pup, Sadie, to the Bellevue Big Dogs group. She's not quite 2 years old, and still has plenty of energy and curiosity, and found Loki, Winnie and Delilah to be perfect playmates.

Meanwhile, our Kirkland Littles enjoyed meeting Luna the 6 month old Golden Doodle, and Billy the 3 year old English Cream Golden Retriever, joined the Big Puppy group. Both enjoyed their time with us, and we're delighted to welcome them to the party.

Riley joined the Kirkland Littles on Wednesday. She's an 18 month old Cavalier-Poodle mix (a CavaPoo) with a lovely personality - quite a social butterfly! The Big Puppy Group in Kirkland were happy to welcome Fenris, a young and very handsome pure white Husky, and companion of recent newbie Husky Odin. At the same time, Nala, the 3 year old Pomeranian was learning all about the Bellevue Littles party - she's a fine fit, indeed, and especially enjoyed meeting Kona and Kymani, the brother pugs.

Today, the Kirkland Welcome Waggin is enjoying newbie Zoe V, a 5 year old Pomeranian. The Kirkland Littles are making sure she has a great day and goes home happy and tired.
 
 
 
 
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.


Littermates
Davis and Lizi

have their own game

 
 
 
 



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



Agnes and Kora
 
 
 
 

Bellevue's Sun Worshipping Littles
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Murphy McHugh,
10 pound Maltipoo,

couldn't quite make it
all the way into his bed
 
 
 
 


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.
 
 
 
 




Josie shows us
what she can do to a toy


 
 
 




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, August 14th, and his next visit after that will be Tuesday, August 28th.

For our Bellevue clients, Chris will be visiting our Bellevue shop on Monday, August 20th, and his next visit after that will be Monday, September 17th. As a general rule, Chris visits Scampers Bellevue on alternate Mondays, with the occasional switch-out when there's a holiday that interferes, and with Labor Day falling on September 3rd, this go-round, he'll skip that visit.

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...
 
 
 
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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