Scampers Weekly Recap - August 17, 2018
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Dear --FNAME--
It's been a busy week of introducing new pooches to our playgroups, showing them all the fun to be had, and keeping cool, although it looks like we may have a nice cool weekend to look forward to. We also have lots and lots of boarders to look forward to, too.
A couple of reminders:
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.

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!

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 a busy day for the Bellevue Bunch, welcoming three newbies into their groups. Storm is a 1.5 year old black lab mix. She enjoyed our kiddie pools and wrestling with Zeke a Belgian Malinois that has been coming for a couple months. Groot is a nearly year old golden doodle. Groot came in very excited and energetic and played hard! Jackson is an 11 year old Dachshund. He won over our wranglers.
On Tuesday, the Bellevue Bunch welcomed two more dogs. Yuna a five month old border terrier. EXTREMELY cute and sweet she won the hearts of our littles group! Indiana is a five year old shepherd pointer mix. He is Agnes’ older brother. Agnes is a French mastiff pup that has been coming for a few months now. Together they love romping around. Meanwhile, a few miles to the north, in Kirkland, Peach, the 2 year old Frenchie, enjoyed discovering a whole bunch of fun friends in the Back Forty. while adorable Bubba Supreme, a baby Chocolate Lab, found lots of friends, and feet to sit on. This little beastie is so cute and cuddly, but he will grow into a big boy pretty quickly.

Bubba Supreme's little right now, but
Not For Long!!

On Wednesday, our Kirkland Welcome Waggin' got to meet Pippy Longstocking, an 11 month old Standard Poodle. We hope she comes back again soon - it was a pleasure to show her around. Molly an 8 year old medium sized white terrier mix. She schmoozed with the Bellevue Littles and loved the sun. Mumford is an adorable 5 year old boxer. He fit right in with the excited and playful Bellevue Big Dogs.

Our next day to welcome newbies is today, and the Bellevue Welcome Waggin pooches are super-busy, introducing four newbies to the party! Cooper, a nearly 1 year old Yellow Lab, is fitting right in with the Bigs and loving his new friend, Buster, also about a year old Yellow lab. Dustin, otherwise known as “Dusty”, is a tiny 5 pound Maltipoo. He is very curious and a little shy. Even so, he has been meeting every one of our dogs in Littles and is sure to gain all the confidence in the world. Pretty girl Zoey is a 5 year old Black Lab mix. She is cool, calm, and collected, and very observant. Last but not least, is little Max, a cute and scraggly fellow, 1.5 years old, who has daycare experience and is enjoying his first day at Scampers since his move from Portland, OR.
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.

Little Dusty
collects some extra special
cuddles from the Bellevue Wranglers


Kirkland Pool Party

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

Handsome Cooper M
is boarding with us this week

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.

Murphy McHugh,
10 pound Maltipoo,

couldn't quite make it
all the way into his bed

Cody and Wynston
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.

Josie shows us
what she can do to a toy


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 28th, and his next visit after that will be Tuesday, September 11th.

For our Bellevue clients, Chris will be visiting our Bellevue shop on Monday, August 20th, and his next visit after that will be Monday, September 17th. As a general rule, Chris visits Scampers Bellevue on alternate Mondays, with the occasional switch-out when there's a holiday that interferes, and with Labor Day falling on September 3rd, this go-round, he'll skip that visit.

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

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