Scampers Weekly Recap - November 2, 2018
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Dear --FNAME--
Wow, what a week we've had! Lots and lots of dogs!

We've been filling up lately, and we've had to employ our "We're Full Today" signs several times this week, even at our Bellevue shop. In fact, our Bellevue shop set an attendance record yesterday.

It sure becomes evident that reservations are a very good idea - we hate having to turn anyone away at the door! At the very least, call before your set off to make sure there's room enough for your pooch!
Also, just in case you need a little reminder...

We're falling back this weekend.
It's that time again, folks! We've uploaded an album on our Facebook page with a selection of photos taken by our wranglers while your dogs have been playing at Scampers.

To vote for your favorites, open the photos and click on "Like".

The photo with the most "likes" will grace our lobbies for the remainder of November.

October's Pooch of the Month
Maddie, the Chihuahua

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

This one is 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 has been super busy again this week!
On Monday, Cassie and Winston joined the Bellevue pooches. Cassie's a 5 month old Poodle Mix, super excited and super playful with everyone, while Winston, Cassie's companion pooch, is a 10 year old English Bulldog, very sweet, and loving bull dog. He was reserved but did enjoy greeting each pup as they arrived.

The first of Tuesday's newbies was Aki the Maltipoo. At 2 years of age, Aki is very sociable, and made friends easily! He's very interested in meeting every dog and wrangler. He is very sweet and very social to pooches and people, and while he had a busy morning, he relaxed quite a bit as the day went on.

At the same time Harley Quinn, a 5-1/2 month old female Sharpei/Blue Heeler mix, adapted quickly to daycare environment. She fit in well with our large dog group and enjoyed romping around with the dogs that have a rougher play style. She made friends very easily, especially with Koa Lab and Diesel Pitbull. We made sure she went home good and tired!

The last of the Tuesday newbies is Zoey C, the 1 year old labradoodle. She is a friendly but reserved pup. By the afternoon she had warmed up to all the wranglers and enjoyed being close to them, smiling and seeking their attention and ear skritches. She is very well behaved and a great candidate for daycare!

Zoey C gives the camera her best smile.

Doakes the 12 week old Male Mini Aussie was our Wednesday newbie at Bellevue. He's going to be a great addition to whatever group he finds himself in. He's a lovely pooch, and very smart! Kirkland's Wednesday newbie was Maggie, a shy rescue Boxer/German Shepherd mix. We found she was most comfortable with the Littles, where she found a bunch of nice friends, human and canine, to enjoy.

On Thursday, the Bellevue Bunch welcomed Coco, the 2-1/2 year old Border Collie mix, and Gus, the 7 month old Mini Bernedoodle. Coco was a little shy, but she found her way into the group well enough, and soon made friends. Gus had a lovely day, wagging his tail at everyone and exploring and sniffing every corner.
Today, in Kirkland, the big dogs are welcoming Bo the Golden Retriever, a handsome 6 year old with plenty of energy to play all day, and we know he will go home happy, too.

The Kirkland Littles are enjoying tiny Hattie, the yearling Havanese party girl. She's making herself very much at home today. 

Meanwhile, in Bellevue, we're enjoying a day with newbie Fitz, the 3 year old Shih Tzu/Terrier mix. We're making sure he's enjoying his day too.

Hattie (middle), flanked by
Oscar B (left) and Twee (right)
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.

Blond dogs, black muzzles,
left to right,
Dorito, Max and Fig
Scampers is on Instagram. Tag or search #scampersdogs and join in the fun.

Storm and Cooper Corgi

Murphy Mc
the Ewok!

costume is


Dinosaur Archer

It just so happens that Halloween is also Murphy Mc's birthday! He celebrated his first birthday this week by sharing treats with all his friends at Scampers Bellevue.

Thanks, Murphy Mac, and Happy Birthday to You!
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.

Rory and Finnegan with their friends

Hank McH is
a Seahawks fan

Queen Amara
enjoys a day on the lake
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.

Luna Beaux is
too pooped to play

Moose the Brittany Spaniel
isn't ready to get up
Harley Quinn
had a very busy first day

Big Newbie Harley L
was completely played out
after his first day at 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.

Luna Beaux
thinks you won't notice
her handiwork

Josie shows us
what she can do to a toy

Groomer BluesAnchor
Chris Sugarbaker of Cut-N-Run, mobile groomer extraordinaire, who has been serving our clients since we opened our Kirkland shop in 2010, has broken his hand and will need a couple of months of recovery time before he's able to work again.

As soon as we know when Chris will be able to tend to your pooches' grooming needs again, we'll let you know.

Meanwhile, please keep him in your thoughts! 
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.

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 there is 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. 
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