Scampers Weekly Recap - April 22, 2016
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Dear --FNAME--

What an amazing week we've had. Our pools were deployed almost every day, and between the pools and the playground equipment, your pooches had a great time out in this glorious sunshine.

And then today... well, a little bit of springtime sprinkles is forgivable - the trees and flowers need a little drink once in a while, and it is only April!
We are pleased to announce that the development bugs have been worked out for PupPod, and the prototype model has been replaced with a fully functional first generation PupPod.

In May, Scampers will begin offering PupPod time as an add-on service for those Scampers pups who enjoy some solo brainwork time, perhaps as a break from the more active playtime.

The PupPod customers' portal is ready for you to create your account, set up profiles for your pooches, check up on PupPod usage, and watch and share videos of your pooches as they master the PupPod challenge. You can even purchase PupPod credits for your friends' pups (and your friends can purchase PupPod credits for your pooch too)!

When you create a new profile, your pooch is given three free PupPod credits, each good for one PupPod session. Within those first three sessions, you'll know if your dog is a fan of PupPod.

The sun is shining and the birds are singing again! We have had several days in a row of warmer-than-average weather, and it’s time to break out your pooch’s summer routine.

Of course, we all know not to leave a dog in a hot car, but did you know that the internal temperature of a car with the windows cracked can be 20-30 degrees hotter than the external air temperature within 10 minutes (and more if you’re parked in the sun)? See the American Veterinary Medical Association’s page on heat related illness.

In addition to being aware of the dangers of hot cars, it’s important to remember to provide extra fresh, clean water in warmer weather, and keep an eye on your pet’s paws. Footpads accustomed to cool, wet weather can easily scorch on hot pavement without time to acclimate. Also keep an eye on pale faces and areas of lighter-colored skin. Light fur is usually fine, but light skin can sunburn just as easily as a human’s. Baby sunscreen applied to pink noses may be helpful! Stay cool, and enjoy the beautiful spring!

Thanks to Elise Poston for this submission. Look for more Did You Know tidbits from Elise in future editions of Scampers Weekly Recap.
Chris Sugarbaker of Cut-N-Run, mobile groomer extraordinaire will make his next bi-weekly visit to Scampers on Tuesday, April 26th. His schedule fills up quickly, though, so make sure to get your reservations in early. 

Feel free to give us a call to schedule an appointment for your pooch, or ... 

If you've created your GingrApp identity, you can set up your reservations now on GingrApp. When you make your daycare reservation, you'll notice the option to select "Additional Services". Choose the service you'd like to add, then confirm by clicking the blue bar on the right, then choose the date (again), and choose from one of the times available.
Have a Cuppa Joe in support of pet rescue

Hey all -- look for our coffee service each morning when you are dropping off. We're donating the coffee and trimmings to the cause. Any funds we take in for cups of coffee will be forwarded to Homeward Pet.

We hope you'll opt for a quick Cuppa Joe from right here at Scampers so we can all help support canine rescue efforts.
Weekly Report - We are delighted to report that this week we collected $12.50 for Homeward Pet through our coffee fund. Thank you very much. We hope you enjoyed your coffee!

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.
We're a pretty close knit group of pooches - we form strong friendships, and we get to know each other very well. When we 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".
Scarlett the Dapple Dachshund and Pepper the Havanese joined our Littles on Monday - totally different from each other, yet both made perfect additions to our Little Society, and we're delighted to have them aboard. 

On Wednesday, Cooper Black Lab, made his way into the pool party. By all accounts, he found Scampers offers not only water, but also lots of friends - a fabulous way to spend the day! 

Young Henry the Cavalier joined the Littles yesterday - and found lots of great friends, including "Cousin" Marlo, a fellow Cav.

Sophie, the baby Shiba Inu, is learning all about daycare fun - she's a very social pup, and very entertaining, and we're having a ball with her. Dugan, a baby Golden Retriever, joined this Littles this morning as well, and is enjoying all the other pups too. His favorite at the time of writing is tiny Ryder, a 3 pound chihuahua pup!

Meanwhile, pretty India, the brindle terrier mix, is making herself right at home with the Scampers Big Dogs.

Henry and Marlo are having so much fun together!

Dugan and Luna Bella in full puppy play mode.
This week, we wave goodbye to Jax Golden as tootles off to even sunnier California. He promises he'll come back for visits from time to time, whenever his dad can finagle a visit back to the Pacific Northwest.

We also wave goodbye to Maeby, who's moving across the water - to downtown Seattle. Dexter H is headed to a new Seattle home, as well, but he promises to come for visits from time to time like Mara does.

(Hey, maybe Maeby and Dexter will find each other, and Mara, at their new daycare!)
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, you can watch the adventures in the photos and videos our wranglers are posting on the Scampers Facebook page.

There's also a ScampersDogs channel on YouTube where you'll find all kinds of fun videos, and we update that selection periodically.
Farewell, Dear Brutus

We bid adieu to our friend Brutus, who has made his way to the Rainbow Bridge. He had a very long and very good life, and was much loved by his mom, Pat, and by his companion boxer, Tug.

Brutus is fondly remembered by all the wranglers at Scampers, who knew him for his distinctive "hobble-hobble" bark - a sign he wanted some butt scritches - and his delightfully unruly tongue, which always hung lazily out the left side of his mouth. Those butt scritches were Brutus' favorite thing, though, and wagging his tiny tail wasn't near enough, so he'd wag his entire body.

You were a good boy, Brutus, and you'll be missed.
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're always looking for new material but we have some classics to share:

We've seen many of our Scampers families expand recently, and we're looking for pics of our campers tending to their new humans. We hope we'll see lots more baby and pooch pictures! Click here to send your pics in via email.

Here's Aussie Ozzie O looking after his new baby, Tali. What a beautiful pair!

Luna Blue Pit is learning to enjoy her kid sister's attention. Emily is learning that Luna's a great big sister.

Gentle Golden Kenny is
taking very good care of
brand new baby Advay.


Little Jemma seems to remember that her bed is for sleeping, but she seems to have missed her mark just a little.

Odie just needs a place to put his snout
while he takes a little nap.

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

Here's London giving us her impression
of a tired poodle. She's too pooped to notice
her lovely rawhide chewy.

We loved this shot of Sadie - the look on her face says that she's not pleased that her belly rub got interrupted for the sake of a camera.

Like many pooches, Swiffer enjoys the world through an open car window, even if he so tired after his Scampers day that he sleeps through it!

Bliss is a place to rest my head, a hand to stroke my neck.

This category of owner-contributed pics features dogs enjoying their extracurricular fun.
This is where we'll post the pics we've received of your pooches enjoying summer vacations, beach roaming, ball games, and any other such general exploring. 

Congratulations to McKinley, Blue Ribbon Pooch

Little Miss Chomchom is all dressed up and ready for her tromp around Whistler.

Murphy C surveys his domain!

We have also received some great shots documenting "The Real Reason" you bring your furkids to Scampers.

The famous Odie is at it again.
Mr. Champion Counter Surfer has his eye on the beautiful beignet!


Pretty Abby G is a very helpful pooch indeed. This lovely picture shows her effort at helping to unpack mysterious things at the office.
Canine Nosework Classes at Scampers

Dogs have an incredible sense of smell and an inborn desire to hunt. The sport of K9 Nose Work is designed to develop the natural scenting abilities of your dog by using their passion for hunting and their love of toys, food and exercise.  

It's a great class for your dog to have fun, build confidence, and burn lots of mental and physical energy and you get to find out just how good your dog's nose is.
Vicki Francks, owner of Cascade Canines continues offering K9 Nose Work Classes using Scampers facility. If you'd like some information on the next round of classes, give Vicki a call at 206-849-7643. More information is also available as Scampers front desk.

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Scampers Online Reservations and Account Management
Our online management system , otherwise known as GingrApp, is cooking along nicely now. If you wish, you are able to create your own login to make your reservations online for boarding and for daycare, upload photos and set up a credit card on file (encrypted to a fare-thee-well!) if you feel so inclined.
By the way, for users who have set up a credit card on file, you may use another card at any time, but please let us know before we run the transaction for you so that we can de-select that account.
Reservations, please!

We're filling up these days! Often!

Please make sure you get your reservations into our system, whether via the GingrApp Portal, or by phone or email. We are also very happy to set up recurring appointments for our customers who have predictable schedules.

(This picture is a little bit exaggerated, by the way. They all gathered around because they wanted to know what Amanda had in her hand.)


Our boarding facility has very been busy this year, especially over the holidays and long weekends. Remember to get your boarding requests in early to make sure there's room enough for your pooches. 

Samson is a frequent Scampers boarder. Here he is greeting the morning staff with his great big grin!

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 by appointment only,  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In the case of an emergency, we are able to make the accommodation for extended stay. Please call us, though, to advise.
Dogs on Leashes, Pretty Please

Our reception area is often very busy, and we host many dogs with many different kinds of personalities. While we love them all, we know that some are inclined to jump up and greet new friends, and others are inclined to try to protect their beloved humans.

To avoid any kind of mishap, please ensure your pooches are securely leashed and in control while in our reception area. 

Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
Very best regards,
Linda Olsen and Stina Hughes 
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