Scampers Weekly Recap - December 29, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
In This Issue
 
 
 
Dear --FNAME--
 
 
 
 
We've had a busy week at Scampers, boarding-wise, but a very quiet week when it comes to daycare. The pooches who have been with us have enjoyed their Scampers Time, and we've enjoyed hosting them. We're all in the holiday mode - a little extra relaxed and having a lovely week together!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

It's that time again, folks!

We've uploaded an album to our Facebook page with a selection of photos of your pooches taken by our wranglers this past month.

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

Co-Pooch of the Month, December, Lupin.
 
 
 
 
The picture with the most "Likes" will grace our lobbies for the next month.

Co-Pooch of the Month,
December, Sunny.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 
Heard 'Round the Water Bowl
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 was happy to welcome a couple of newbies at both locations again this week.
 
 
 
Wednesday brought Dash to the Kirkland Littles. He's an interesting and very handsome and charming Dachshund-Lab mix, and we sure enjoyed showing him that daycare's all about fun and friends.
Mickey the young Golden Retriever happily joined the Active Big Dogs, and had a great day romping with all his new friends.

Meanwhile, in Bellevue, Madrid, the young Golden Retriever pup, was welcomed with lots of enthusiasm and puppy kisses. She's a beautiful pup, and we'll look forward to watching her grow.


Young Madrid shows off her best smile
 
 
 
Today is Rufio's day to join the Kirkland Active Big Dogs - he's just over a year old, and only recently in his Forever Home. He's such a sweetheart, we know he'll always be loved and cherished whether with his peeps at home or with his pooch friends at Scampers.

Rufio is not impressed by
Maple's handshaking skills.

 
 
 
 
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, check out the photos and videos our wranglers are posting on the Scampers Facebook page.







Chase, Ollie and Klaus
snuggle up on the supply cart
for an afternoon nap
 
 
 
We've added Instagram to our assortment of Social Media tools. Tag or search #scampersdogs and join in the fun.



Maru's always "ready to rock"
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We are so very sorry to relay that our good friend George the Border Collie has lost his battle with Lymphoma. George lived a very good, long life with his beloved people, Gaylynn and Matt, and for the past year his "little sister" Utta the Rottweiller has kept him hopping and happily occupied and challenged.

We know how much his family misses him. We will miss him too - he was a frequent camper and very much loved by all the wranglers, and we thank Gaylynn and Matt for sharing their charming fellow with us. It is comforting to know that George was happy and wagging his tail to his very last day.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 


Luna Blue is taking good care
of her new baby sister, Julia
 
 
 



Morty meets his new Little Brother, Kiernan.
Morty's displaying love ears, gentle forehead wrinkles, soft eyes and a sweet, toothy smile!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apparently, young English Setter Leica is getting lots of exercise when she comes to Scampers. Here's what she looks like at home.
 
 
 
 



Dexter K, one tired pup!
Which way is up?
 
 
 
 
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 this coming Tuesday, January 2nd, and his next visit after that will be Tuesday, January 16th.

For our Bellevue clients, Chris will be visiting our Bellevue shop on Monday, January 8th. His next visit will be January 22nd. As a general rule, he'll be visiting Bellevue on alternate Mondays, with the occasional switch 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.
 
 
 
 
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...
 
 
 
Please Navigate our Parking Lots with Caution!
Remember, there are dogs crossing. And people. And it's dark and often wet.

And, in our Bellevue lot, which is shared with a car dealership,  we've noticed there are many non-Scampers drivers (some of them have obviously never walked a dog) and, from what we've observed, they're all frustrated Formula 1 drivers.

PLEASE take care when navigating our parking lots, whether you're doing the walking or the driving. We sure don't want any nasty accidents!
 
 
 
Give em a quick stroll first, please!
Remember, arriving at daycare is extra-stimulating. We often have pooches empty out in the lobby because they just can't contain themselves any longer!

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.

Any poops can be delivered to the green garbage cans - if you need a poop bag, just pop in and ask for one!
 
 
 
 
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, and for many, one is enough.

We happily provide meal service for very young puppies who really 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, however, if your pooch is over 6 months old, please do not bring snacks and meals for them.

Frankly, we're having a tough time staffing for the demand lately, 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... They really don't need it, honest!

 
 
 
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 98034
    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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