Scampers Weekly Recap - April 15, 2016
 
 
 
 
 
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Dear --FNAME--

Spring is throwing all kinds of challenges our way this week, especially with changeable weather and great big crowds. And spiders. Yes, spiders! But then, it's spring.

Also typical with springtime comes growth, and we've been growing too. We've been filling up almost every day this week.
 
 
 
 

This week marks the 150th anniversary of the American Society for the Protection of Animals (ASPCA).

The now-famous nonprofit animal welfare group promotes and provides a variety of tools and programs to support their mission, including spay and neuter programs, a 24-hour poison control line, and pet health insurance. ASPCA was also the first group to legislate for animal welfare.

In addition to legislative and rescue work sponsored by the ASPCA, the group offers easy-to-understand information on veterinary medicine, behavior, and emergency preparation and resources.

To join the ASPCA’s 150th anniversary celebration and help needy pets in our area, check out their 150 Days of Rescue page.

Thanks to Elise Poston for this submission. Look for more Did You Know tidbits from Elise in future editions of Scampers Weekly Recap.
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
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 $22.72 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".
 
 
 
 
Atty, Ralphie and Annie all joined the Littles on Monday morning, and we made sure they were welcomed with enthusiasm. The three are great examples of hybrid pooches - Atty is a very young Australian Labradoodle, while Ralphie is a Chihuahua Pug mix - a "chug"! - and Annie is a senior Cockapoo. 

On Wednesday, we added Nova B to the party. She's a very enthusiastic lab with a fabulous attitude towards life - she knows it's all about friends and play!

Yesterday, we welcomed Charlie Brittany Spaniel, and although he had some shy moments, he also had a fun and playful side and shared that so nicely with his new friends. For Sherman Golden, the day was about making friends with the wranglers and the campers, and making sure all his new friends had some time to play with him.

Today, it's Piper's turn to meet all the active big dogs - they're a very good fit for him, and he's having a blast roving and rasslin' with them out in our yard.
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PupPod is the new fun and training game for your dog that everyone is talking about.

We've launched the pilot PupPod program at Scampers, and have set up a PupPod in our boarding area for interested pooches to exercise their minds.
 
 
 
 
We're learning that some dogs are very receptive to the PupPod, and find it a great distraction, especially for a couple of the dogs who are more prone to separation anxiety. And with all that brain work, they get good and tired!

We are finding that the dogs who are quickest to pick up the trick of the PupPod tend to be relatively independent, have some familiarity with Kongs, and are treat-driven. (Who knew that there are some dogs who really aren't all that interested in treats?!)
 
 
 
 
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!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 Tillie H giving us her impression
of a tired poodle. 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

McKinley took home the Blue Ribbon (Novice) at last month's Seattle Kennel Club Dog Show. McKinley's a lovely girl, and her mom is so proud of her, and so excited to show us that McKinley really can be a good dog.
 
 
 
 

Nurse Odie is
taking good care of Mom.
 
 
 
 


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

These boots are made for walking!
 
 
 
 

Murphy C surveys his domain!
 
 
 
 

We have also received some great shots documenting "The Real Reason" you bring your furkids to Scampers.
 
 
 
 
Fenris finds his Scampers time not only a great time to bond with his good friends of the canine variety, but also as a much needed escape from his new friend of the feline variety.
 
 
 
 


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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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 
Scampers Daycamp for Dogs

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