Scampers Weekly Recap - August 3, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
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Dear --FNAME--
 
 
 
Oh, what a nice week this has been. We're enjoying the much cooler weather, and we've been meeting lots of new friends this week. We've actually been seeing some of our old friends this week, too.

By the way, attendance has been very strong  at both locations, particularly for boarding, so please be sure to get your reservations in early!
 
 
 
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.

 
 
 
Last week, we posted an album on our Facebook page with a selection of photos taken of your dogs by our wranglers this past month. You voted for your favorites, and the winner is Hazel.

It's probably because of that delightful smile

Hazel, Pooch of the Month - August
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 was super busy at Bellevue, as we met four new dogs. Companion senior pooches Laci, a 10-1/2 year old YorkiPoo, and Scooter, a Cairn Terrier with 11-1/2 years, were quite content to join the Littles group, while Pearl, a 2 year old Boxer-Hound mix, was happy to find new friends that suited her to a Tee. 
 
 
 
 
Meanwhile, Daisy, the 3 month old Labradoodle, charmed the Bellevue Bunch as she discovered how much fun she can have romping with her new little friends at Scampers. The Kirkland Welcome Waggin got to meet sweet Harley, a 1-1/2 year old Yellow Lab with a great attitude and lots of energy.
Daisy the Baby Labradoodle

Coconut, a 4 month old English Cream Golden boy, was our Tuesday newbie at Bellevue, and very quickly found all the fun friends, while the Kirkland Big Puppy group welcomed young Murphy, a 1-1/2 year old Golden Setter, and Milo, the 1 year old Shiba Inu. We're happy to report that all the Tuesday newbies were comfortable with their new daycare play pals and had a grand day.

On Wednesday, the Bellevue Littles were happy to meet Kokone, a 6-1/2 year old Papillon.

Tally joined the Bellevue Big Dogs on Thursday. She's a 2-1/2 year old Golden Cocker mix with plenty of energy and fun. She found great playmates in Olives and Teddy, and happily chatted and romped with everyone!

Today, the Bellevue Big Dog Crew is happy to welcome Odin, the 6 year old Husky, and Jelly, the 3 month old Swiss White Shepherd. We're delighted to show them how much fun we have. We plan to keep them busy and playing all day, so they go home good 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.




Minnie the Mastiff
was a little thirsty


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


Adorable Agnes
perches primly
on a petcot
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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, 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 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...
 
 
 
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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