Scampers Weekly Recap - August 12, 2016
 
 
 
 
 
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Dear --FNAME--

Yay! It looks like we get to have another summer!

Today, we're enjoying sunshine and poolside and lots of spritzing and water play. It's another day to have a towel in the car if your pooch is a fan of the Scampers Water Park!

When things heat up this afternoon, we'll bring them all inside to enjoy the lovely air-conditioned indoor play area.
 
 
 
 
Our online management system, GingrApp, is cooking along nicely now. All our customers are are able to create private and secure logins to make reservations online for boarding and for daycare - whether full day or half day - as well as upload photos and documents, and, for speed and convenience, set up a completely secure credit card on file.
 
 
 
 
We're taking further advantage of GingrApp's capabilities and reducing paper usage by another increment.

Our newest approach to reducing paper will be sending out the Boarding Report Cards to our boarders' families nightly, after evening meals. These report cards will give you an update on how your pooches are doing on their overnight stays.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 been super busy this week.

On Monday morning, we welcomed two pairs of pooches to the Big Dogs group. Echo and Sammie, two labs, were quite happy to meet a bunch of new Big Dog friends. Meanwhile, Ike the English Setter and companion pooch Percy the big mix, made themselves right at home. 
 
 
 
On Monday morning, Letty the baby Bulldog joined the puppy party and immediately charmed everyone within her reach, especially Hercules, who has decided he's going to marry her when she grows up.
 
 
 
 
While Letty was charming the Puppies, Teddy was making friends with all the Labs, finding common ground, as well as several distant cousins, out in our yard.

Naruto, a Lab mix, found a bunch of new friends on Tuesday - roving and sniffing with the bunch. Meanwhile, the Littles welcomed Macaron, an adorable terrier mix.  

McKinley's new baby sister, Barlow, gave the puppies a big fluffy hello on Wednesday. Barlow's a baby Newfoundland, and showed us all how much she loves water by tap-dancing in(side) the water bowl.

Thursday brought us Maggie T, a little terrier mix who looks like she could be a cousin to just about another other pooch in our Littles area. She was took her time introducing herself but was happy to share her stories with all new friends.

Today, we're welcoming pretty Izzy, Tug's little brother. He's a white boxer with a long story, and while he's a little shy with new people he will settle in well with good playmates.
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 

There's also a ScampersDogs channel on YouTube where you'll find all kinds of fun videos, and we update that selection periodically.
 
 
 
 
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 call us.
 
 
 


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, August 16th. His schedule fills up quickly, though, so make sure to get your reservations in early. If our current schedule does fill up, we recommend setting up a reservation for Chris' next visit, then, on August 30th.

Feel free to give us a call to schedule an appointment for your pooch, or ... 

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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 brother, Hayden,
a couple of weeks ago. He's doing a great job
of keeping his tiny new buddy company.
 
 
 
 


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


Abbey S is helping Leo as he starts his athletic career.
He's almost walking!
 
 
 
 

It looks like Pliny's baby brother is
learning to walk too - fun times ahead!
 
 
 
 




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

Apres Scampers Hooch
is one very contented pooch.
 
 
 
 

Sera is pretty much wiped out after her day at Scampers.
 
 
 
 


Odie just needs a place to put his snout
while he takes a little nap.
 
 
 
 
Apparently, young English Setter Leica is getting lots of exercise when she comes to Scampers. Here's what she looks like at home.
 
 
 
 

We loved this shot of Sadie - the look on her face says that she's not pleased that her belly rub got interrupted for the sake of a camera.
 
 
 
 


Like many pooches, Swiffer enjoys the world through an open car window, even if he so tired after his Scampers day that he sleeps through it!
 
 
 
 


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. 
 
 
 
 


We wonder why Odie's climbing trees to pick limes.
Perhaps he was planning on Gin & Tonics this afternoon.
 
 
 
 


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

Murphy C surveys his domain!
 
 
 
 
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
425-821-9100  |  F 425-821-4685
 
 
    
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