Scampers Weekly Recap - April 26, 2019
 
 
 
 
 
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Dear --FNAME--
 
 
 
 
Over the past few years, Scampers has grown significantly, and while everyone's having a grand time, we're often hosting over two hundred dogs between the two locations!

We always do our best to keep things orderly and to serve you as efficiently as possible, but we ask for your help on a couple of items:
 
 
 
 
We Need Your Help!





Remember those nametags
that we used to sew into EVERYTHING
when packing for summer camp?

 
 
 
 
It can be quite a challenge keeping all the dogs and all their various accoutrements and bits and bobs (sweaters, jackets, boots, lunch bags - truly, just like daycare!) sorted, especially during our busy drop off and pick up times.

To compound the confusion, while we have lots of dogs with unique names like FredMeyer and Hasselhoff, we also have many multiples with names like Ollie, Luna, Cooper, Lily, Daisy - at Kirkland, we have four Labrador Retrievers named Daisy!

So, all pooches who come to Scampers should be wearing collars with name tags - including last names, please! We are usually pretty good at knowing who's who, but we need to guard against feeding lunch to the wrong Bentley, or giving the wrong Lucy a bath, ... oh, you can just imagine!

And if your pooch is one of those who does need a mid-day meal, please bring just that day's portion in a Ziploc baggie with your dog's name and last initial written on it. At the end of each day, we'll give you back your personalized Ziplock baggie for re-use. We have limited space, and we've found it quite difficult cleaning, storing and returning the various containers we see - and some of them are breakable. We worry. 

Thank you very much.
 
 
 
 
Chris Sugarbaker, mobile groomer extraordinaire, has been serving our clients since we opened our Kirkland shop in 2010.

Chris will be in Kirkland on Tuesday, May 7th and then his next visit to Kirkland will be Tuesday, May 21st.
He will be in Bellevue on Monday, April 29th, and then again on May 13th.

If you'd like your pooch to have some primping time with Chris, please give us a call, or let us know when you visit us.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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


This one is 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".

We get to meet lots of youngsters who are just learning how to be social with other pooches who aren't their litter mates, and we also get to meet adult pooches and seniors who will help the puppies learn good social skills. This week, the Bellevue shop welcomed 6 new pooches to the group, while the Kirkland Welcome Waggin happily introduced another 5 newbies. We love meeting new friends and showing them all our favorite games.

Our wranglers managed to get some photos, and we share them below.
 
 
 
 



Left, FredMeyer



Right, Jersey
 
 
 
 



Left, Isabella


Right, Wesley
 
 
 
 
Clockwise from left - Farley; Ollie & Muffin; Supermodel Flapjack; Big Boarders at Kirkland; Border Terrier twins Murphy Murphy and Baxter; and below,
Ginger and Bubba.
 
 
 
Isabella and Aggie, above left; Ghost, above right
 
 
 
 
Kaiser and Hunter, left; Tilly, above.
 
 
 
 
Scampers is on Instagram. Tag or search #scampersdogs and join in the fun.
 
 
 
 
Good Luck, Morgan!
We bid Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen and Adieu to Morgan, who has been the mid-day cleaner at Scampers Kirkland location for the past 4-1/2 years.

Morgan has decided to focus on studying dog grooming so that she can work alongside her mom at their retail shop and grooming salon, Traci's, in downtown Redmond.


Morgan's Surprise:
Farewell cookies, flowers,
and a Thank You Balloon!
 
 
 
 




One of the best perks for Morgan was meeting all the Scampers campers. Here she is being serenaded by Benny P, one of her favorites.
 
 
 
 
We thank Morgan for all she has done to help Scampers Kirkland stay clean, fresh, and dust-free over the years. We'll miss her, and wish her every happiness and success.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 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.
 
 



Rufio is dedicated
to his new job as big brother
to baby Kaci
 
 
 


Young Lab pup Yoshi is bonding with his new human brother, Luke.

Their birthdays are just two weeks apart, and we think they're going to be lifelong friends.

 
 
 
 
We are always looking for pics of Scampers campers with their human babies. Click here to send your pics in via email.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apparently, young English Setter Leica is getting lots of exercise when she comes to Scampers. Here's what she looks like at home.
 
 
 
 





Biscuit's not much of a morning pooch.
She's wrapped herself up in Mom's pajamas
 
 
 
 




Tired Fig, tucked in
for a little snooze.
 
 
 





Luna Beaux
can barely keep those
big beautiful eyes open!
 
 
 



Lola the Red, after a day of Scampering with friends.
 
 
 
 
We have also received some great shots documenting "The Real Reason" you bring your furkids to Scampers.
 
 
 


Luna Beaux
wants your leftovers
 
 
 
 
We have also received some great shots of Scampers campers enjoying their "off-time".
 
 
 
 




Amara meets Springtime
 
 
 
 
A couple of reminders:
 
 
 
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!
 
 
 
 
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; however, most of your pooches really don't need lunch, honest! They'd much rather play with their friends.

 
 
 
 
 
Why Scampers Boarding Morning Drop-Off Time Matters
Arriving at Scampers is very stimulating for your pooches - even after a busy day of adventuring elsewhere - and it takes several hours for the in-comers 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 overnight guests is that they 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.

That's why we ask that boarders be dropped off before noon, although, of course, exceptions can be made in case of an emergency.
 
 
 
Also, remember that our boarding facilities at both locations can be very busy, particularly during holidays and special events like Spring Break. Please get your boarding requests in early to make sure there's room enough for your pooches, and remember that if one of our facilities is full, there may still be room at the other. While we will always do all we can to shoe horn everyone in, there is a limit to how many will fit comfortably!
 
 
 
 
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 there is 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

​Play all day - go home happy. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
13040 Bel-Red Rd, Bellevue, WA 98004
    425-688-9100  |  F 425-688-0600
 
 
 
 
12532 NE 124th Street, Kirkland, WA 98034
425-821-9100  |  F 425-821-4685
 
 
    
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