Scampers Weekly Recap - September 15, 2017
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Dear --FNAME--
We're definitely feeling the approach of autumn - our human kids have headed back to school, along with all our teacher friends.

We're all feeling the change in the air with a little bit of a nip morning and evening, and a little bit of dew, and shorter days and longer nights. And next week, we're expecting to see the onset of the rains.
We opened the doors to Scampers Bellevue six months ago yesterday! It's astounding how quickly time has passed, but even more astounding how quickly the Bellevue operation has grown! We've far surpassed our projections, and look forward to continuing our growth in the coming months.
What started as a grim and gritty automotive repair shop has changed rather radically, with a whole lot of elbow grease, some paint, flooring and fencing.
We did a ton of work to clean up that grime, and give the space the Scampers treatment, so your pooches would feel safe and comfortable.

And as you can see,
they do...
It seems to be working, and the pooches are happy to find their friends, both canine and human, each time they visit. 

We've been hosting almost 50 dogs a day at Bellevue already. The boarding facility is staying good and busy as well.

We've staffed up a lot, and anticipate seeing more new faces soon.
Safety Reminder:
Dogs on Leashes, Pretty Please!Anchor
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...

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

This one is 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 newbies at both locations again this week.
On Tuesday, the Bellevue Bunch welcomed Apple, a lovely Portuguese Water Dog with a great attitude towards life. We hope we made him feel welcome, and look forward to his next visit.

Meanwhile in Kirkland, Neva the Little Maltese Mix was charming everyone. She had a fine time with all her new friends out in the back forty.

On Thursday, we got to welcome a very big but very young Anatolian Shepherd puppy Darrington, who was a great hit with all the puppies and the wranglers; meanwhile, Lucy, a little Yorkie Mix, found her perfect circle of friends in the Littles.

Toby the Mini Aussie puppy made himself right at home with the Bellevue Bunch, and kept them well entertained and looking forward to his next visit. 

Lulu the Vizsla is introducing herself to the Kirkland bunch today. She's an energetic girl with lots of party in her, so we'll make sure she enjoys her day thoroughly.
Welcome all. We're delighted to share our days with you.
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.

Supermodel Leica
Strikes a Pose
We've added Instagram to our assortment of Social Media tools. Tag or search #scampersdogs and join in the fun.

Cuddle Buddies
Peanut and Dylan

Sergeant and Lilly
seem to have a
Special Friendship
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.
Congratulations to our campers "Abbey Hound", "Morty" and "Cooper Eg" and their families who have welcomed new humans to their world this past week. We look forward to seeing more pictures like these! Click here to send your pics in via email.

Cooper "Eg" met his new little brother recently,
and found him to be utterly fascinating.

Pi's wish came true -
she has a new baby sister!
Apparently, young English Setter Leica is getting lots of exercise when she comes to Scampers. Here's what she looks like at home.

Before And After
(guess which is which!)

Here's another view of
Coop's baby brother,Leo,
once again too pooped to pop.

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. 

And now we know where
Lucy T spent her summer!
24 pound Sofie the Warrior playing tug of war with her 65 pound and 85 pound Golden cousins,
and she's winning!
We have also received some great shots documenting "The Real Reason" you bring your furkids to Scampers.

Pretty Abby G
is a very helpful pooch indeed.
She's helping to unpack
mysterious things at the office.
Chris Sugarbaker of Cut-N-Run, mobile groomer extraordinaire has been serving our Kirkland clients every second Tuesday since we opened in 2010.

Chris will make his next visit to serve our Kirkland clients this coming Tuesday, September 26th, and his next visit after that will be Tuesday, September 10th.

For our Bellevue clients, Chris will be visiting our Bellevue shop on Monday, September 18th and his next visit will be Monday, October 2nd. 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 have been very busy this season, and for this long weekend, we're fully booked!

Please remember to get your boarding requests in early to make sure there's room enough for your pooches.

Your boarding requests can be submitted via GingrApp, or you can give us a call to check and see if there's space available. Remember, if our boarding facility at Kirkland is full, there may be space available at our Bellevue shop and vice versa. We'll do our very best to accommodate you if we are able to.

Samson is a frequent Scampers boarder. Here he is greeting the morning staff with his great big grin!
Boarding Drop Off Times
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.
Please Navigate our Parking Lots with Caution!
Remember, there are dogs crossing. And people.

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 you 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 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.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
Very best regards,
Linda Olsen and Stina Hughes 
Scampers Daycamp for Dogs

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