FebrScampers Weekly Recap - February 3, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
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Dear --FNAME--
Whoo hoo! We've actually seen some February sunshine this week!

We've been getting the pooches outdoors as much as we can during the warmer parts of our days, and they're ecstatic to be running outdoors around our playground.

It's only February, though, and still quite chilly, so we can't spend long spates of time outdoors except when we have that lovely high midday sun. 

But even just a hint that someone may get to go outside gets all the pooches all excited!
 
 
 
 
Last week, we posted an album on our Facebook page with a selection of pictures of your dogs taken by our wranglers.

Congratulations to Izzy K, our February Pooch of the Month, whose pic garnered the most votes in a very close race.


February Pooch of the Month, Izzy.
 
 
 
 
It was a week of starts and stops. The ceiling has not yet been installed in the boarding area - we are still awaiting the last mechanical installations - two little vents! - but the major construction's done.

Stina and Jake are working around the finishing contractors as the trim gets installed - painting just as soon as it is nailed to the wall! There are a few small details still to be finished, which means we're really close, just not ready to call for our inspections yet. 

Delays, delays. But very soon...
 
 
 
But, hey! We have a really cool barn door to separate our dog play zones from the boarding area, and our Scampers Dogs have been peppered throughout the building for your entertainment.
 
 
 
 
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Your link to the GingrApp is at the top right of all pages ("My Account"), as well as under the About tab.
 
 
 
 
You can also very easily set up recurring reservations.And, as your schedule changes, you can easily change your recurring reservation - it's a simple edit.

If you have a reservation for daycare, whether it's set up as recurring or a one-off, if you find you won't need it, please do give us a call, drop us a line, or go online to cancel it.
 
 
 
 
The Convenience Factor - Credit Card on File
We have learned that processing payment transactions is significantly faster for those of our clients who have set up a credit card on file. The speed of the swiping component slows the process down just a little.
We have also learned that the credit card swiping component is not able to read the data stripe on some branded credit cards, for example REI or Nordstroms branded cards, although we are able to manually enter the card number. For our clients using those cards, setting up the credit card on file is a perfect solution. (Don't worry - the Gingr people have made sure those card numbers are thoroughly encrypted!)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 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 has had a fun week welcoming a bunch of newbies.
 
 
 
We've been welcoming newbies every day this week.

Monday, we had a great time introducing little Cassie the Eskimo Dog puppy and Marty the Mini Schnauzer. Cassie found all the goings-on quite fascinating, while Marty had a grand time making new friends of everyone - but especially fellow-Mini-Schnauzer Gerty!

Tuesday George the Puppy impressed the Littles with his lovely social style. He's a perky fellow with a great attitude, and he and Oscar the Terrier have decided they are now BFFs.

Darla joined the Big Dogs on Wednesday, and became very popular very quickly. She's a non-stop-playful Boxador with an adorable turned up nose.

Paco, the mini Goldendoodle, and Lucas, the Westie, entertained the Littles all day Thursday. They're both enthusiastic campers, and we're delighted to meet them.

Today, we're welcoming Maple the Springer Spaniel pup. We're making sure Maple finds all the best playmates for her age and energy level.

We wish our good friend Bentley Happy Tails as he makes his way to far-off Spokane. We know he'll find lots of good friends to play with when he finds his new daycare.

At the same time, we've also wished fond fare-thee-wells to Bella and Brinkley the Big Black Labs. They're going to enjoy their new life out in the country in southern Washington where they're going to learn to be farm dogs!
 
 
 
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.




Amanda caught this great shot of Austin
basking in the glow of the sunbeams.
 
 
 
We've added Instagram to our assortment of Social Media tools. Tag or search #scampersdogs and join in the fun.




Carmen's pack, out enjoying some rays.
 
 
 
 
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.

Your boarding requests can be submitted via GingrApp, or you can give us a call to check and see if there's space available.
 
 
 




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, a tired dog is a good dog!
 
 
 
 
Chris Sugarbaker of Cut-N-Run, mobile groomer extraordinaire will make his next bi-weekly visit to Scampers on Tuesday, January 31st. His grooming schedule often fills up, so it's a good idea to get your reservations in early. Consider setting up a reservation for Chris' subsequent visit on February 14th.

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.
 
 
 
 
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; 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!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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'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.
 
 
 





Karsen was introduced to new baby sister, Hayden.
He's doing a great job of being a girl's best friend.
 
 
 
 


Maggie O as Big Sister - she takes her job very seriously.
 
 
 
 




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




Sophie the Bernedoodle must have been
just too tired to pull her tongue all the way back in
after collecting her kisses.
 
 
 
 


Hank's mom tells us he always has
more energy when he gets home.
Apparently, not this time!
 
 
 
 



George loves his chickens.
They make great pillows.
 
 
 
 
Apparently, young English Setter Leica is getting lots of exercise when she comes to Scampers. Here's what she looks like at home.
 
 
 
 


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. 
 
 
 
 



Leica was an important member of the wedding party for Sara and Robby.
 
 
 
 



Morgan, our Mid-day cleaner, is very proud of her dog, Tracy, who is now a certified Reading With Rover dog. Tracy enjoys calmly listening as the children read their books.
 
 
 
 


Little Miss Chomchom is all dressed up and ready for her tromp around Whistler.
 
 
 
 
We have also received some great shots documenting "The Real Reason" you bring your furkids to Scampers.
 
 
 
 



Ripley S' mom doesn't usually maintain
an open-door policy for her home office.
And this would be the reason.
 
 
 
 


Pretty Abby G is a very helpful pooch indeed. This lovely picture shows her effort at helping to unpack mysterious things at the office.
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
 
Very best regards,
 
 
 
 
Linda Olsen and Stina Hughes 
Scampers Daycamp for Dogs

​Play all day - go home happy. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12532 124th Street NE Kirkland, WA 98034
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