Scampers Weekly Recap - April 5, 2019
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Dear --FNAME--
Oh, my goodness - we're suddenly super-busy with boarders this upcoming week! It turns out we're already into Spring Break. That sure cropped up quickly. We're full to the gills and hopping at both locations - we're hosting two great big pooch pajama parties.
Stina's still on Restricted Activity
For our Bellevue readers, Stina is still on restricted dog-handling duty - doctors' orders - although she's feeling just great.

We'll do all that we can to move your dogs in and out as quickly as possible during our busy times, and we thank you for your patience.
Why Scampers Boarding Morning Drop-Off Time Matters
Arriving at Scampers is very stimulating for your pooches - even after a busy day of adventuring elsewhere - and it takes several hours for the in-comers 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 overnight guests is that they 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.

That's why we ask that boarders be dropped off before noon, although, of course, exceptions can be made in case of an emergency.
Also, remember that our boarding facilities at both locations can be very busy, particularly during holidays and special events like Spring Break. Please get your boarding requests in early to make sure there's room enough for your pooches, and remember that if one of our facilities is full, there may still be room at the other. While we will always do all we can to shoe horn everyone in, there is a limit to how many will fit comfortably!
Pooch Need a Spruce-Up?
Chris is Back!
Chris Sugarbaker of Cut-N-Run, mobile groomer extraordinaire, has been serving our clients since we opened our Kirkland shop in 2010.

He took a couple of weeks off for recovery following surgery on his hand. 

We're pleased to announce that he plans to be back at work at Kirkland on Tuesday morning, April 9th. His next visit to Kirkland will then be Tuesday, April 23rd.

Call us to see if there's room on his roster.

We will see him at our Bellevue shop on Monday, April 15th, and then again on April 29th.

If you'd like your pooch to have some primping time with Chris, please give us a call, or let us know when you visit us.
Pooch of the Month - April 2019 - Congratulations, Bella
We posted our April Pooch of the Month contest on our Facebook Page earlier this week and our followers have voted.

This adorable shot of Bella was the winner!

Bella, April Pooch of the Month

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

and sometimes the humor
comes with a life lesson.

So 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".

This week, the Bellevue shop welcomed 9 new pooches to the group, while the Kirkland Welcome Waggin happily introduced another 8 newbies. It has been a fun week indeed!

We get to meet lots of youngsters who are just learning how to be social with other pooches who aren't their litter mates, and we also get to meet adult pooches and seniors who will help the puppies learn good social skills. Our wranglers managed to get some photos, and we share them below.
Above, Isabella W (Oh, those eyes!)

Right, Cuddle buddies Sora and Bella


Murphy O
thinking about yawning?

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

Left: Rosco,
super serious

Right: Kai,
not serious at all!

Left: Bug

Right: Zara Husky
loves the spray

Treason and Happy
readying to play

Bellevue's Pooch Pajama Party is underway:
Clockwise from left: Sarabi, Daphne and POTUS

Kirkland Pajama Partiers include
companion pooches
Cebu and Hugo

Cody and his new companion pooch, Tessa
(She makes a nice pillow)
We are so sorry to announce that our dear friend, Daisy Golden, has made her way to the Rainbow Bridge. This gorgeous girl was one of our longest-standing campers, and we're so heartbroken to see her go. We'll miss her lovely smile, and her calm and graceful presence.

It gives us comfort to know she lived a long and wonderful life. She is very much missed by her loving family, and by all her friends  at Scampers.
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 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.

Rufio is dedicated
to his new job as big brother
to baby Kaci

Young Lab pup Yoshi is bonding with his new human brother, Luke.

Their birthdays are just two weeks apart, and we think they're going to be lifelong friends.

We are always looking for pics of Scampers campers with their human babies. Click here to send your pics in via email.
Apparently, young English Setter Leica is getting lots of exercise when she comes to Scampers. Here's what she looks like at home.

Luna Beaux
can barely keep those
big beautiful eyes open!

Lola the Red, after a day of Scampering with friends.
We have also received some great shots documenting "The Real Reason" you bring your furkids to Scampers.

Luna Beaux
wants your leftovers
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.

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. 
13040 Bel-Red Rd, Bellevue, WA 98004
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12532 NE 124th Street, Kirkland, WA 98034
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