Scampers Weekly Recap - August 24, 2018
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Dear --FNAME--
We're coming into those Dog Days of summer, realizing the kids are going back to school soon, and everyone's enjoying a "last blast" of summer fun. We're grateful to see the smoke is dissipating, and the rains will come and cool all those fires down. Sometimes, rain is a welcome change!
Kirkland's Big Dog Zones - Rough Pavement Now Sealed
We'd noticed that quite a few of our especially active pooches were wearing down their nails very quickly due to our new asphalt pavement being quite abrasive, so we have painted that rough asphalt with a good coat of pavement sealer. The new and improved yard is safe for even the "rompiest" of your pooches now.

Your pooches are going to love how smooth the playground is now, and you won't have to worry about over-short nails anymore!
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.
On Monday, the Bellevue Littles welcomed Angela, a super sweet 5 month old female mini Aussie with such a wonderfully soft puppy coats! The Kirkland Littles were happy to meet Aussie Labradoodle Ruby Fiona's new sister, Jade Alice Marie, and everyone had a fine day together!

On Tuesday, it was another family introduction, as London the Chocolate Poodle introduced her new baby sister, Burnie, to the party at Kirkland. Burnie and London are already a great pair together, and London was so proud of her new sister's social skills. Meanwhile, in Bellevue, young Asher, an 11 month old English spaniel, joined right in with the rough housing Bigs!

Handsome Spaniel, Asher.
On Wednesday, the Kirkland Welcome Waggin' got to welcome lovely Lola, the 3 year old Black and White French Bulldog. She had a grand time meeting a bunch of new friends.
Meanwhile, the Bellevue Bunch enjoyed welcoming Cleo, a  recently rescued Chihuahua mix. Cleo's a confident girl, and loved playing with Watson, a same-size look-alike! At the same time, the Bellevue Big Dogs welcomed Jackson D, a 15 month old Boxer-Bulldog pup who enjoys big play with Diesel, but he also made sure to play with everyone and seemed to never tire!

On Thursday, we welcomed Leila, a 17 week old border collie lab mix, to the Bellevue bunch. She’s quite the excited pup, and boy is she a runner! She ran around with the other pups in our small dog group all day! At Kirkland, it was the day to welcome pretty Mini Aussie girl, Ducky, and little Reese, the German Shorthaired Pointer puppy, to the Littles. They both enjoyed all the pooches, and all the wranglers, and all the fun, and we're pretty sure they slept very well last night!

Today, is a busy day for introductions day at Bellevue. Big Boy Aldo's a 1.5yr old Great Pyrenees pup and he loves the big dogs! He also loves little dogs too! Little Gabi is a 13 week old Labradoodle puppy, and she's so curious, schmoozing and exploring  with the other pups! Last but not least, Pina is a 2yr old Pembroke Welsh Corgi, and she's been enjoying time with other Corgi friends Jordi and Frankie!

Aldo, the Great Pyrenees

Maddie the Chihuahua made her debut with the Littles at Kirkland today. She's 2-1/2 years old, very curious and observant, and learning all about the fun that can be had, so we're delighted she's decided to give Scampers a try.

Ducky takes a little break
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.

Diesel and Jackson stretch out for a rest

Kirkland Lab pals
Lena and Penny
snooze tete-a-tete

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

LJ finds Hank to be
a lovely soft pillow

Bellevue Husky pooches
Anna and Loki with Aldo

Kirkland Husky pooches
Leia and Katerina

Blitzen's upside-down cheese
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.

Hank McH discovered
he's a water dog!

Queen Amara
enjoys a day on the lake
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.

Hank McH and his dad hiked a
realllllly LOOONNNNGGG way!

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, September 17th, and his next visit after that will be Monday, October 1st. 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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