Scampers Weekly Recap - August 30, 2019
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So, that's August, all but done!

It's amazing how time flies. And we're in back-to-school mode, and facing very busy times ahead. But first, a lazy weekend to celebrate all the hard labor we've had to cope with for the past year, right? We wish you a very Happy Labor Day, everyone. Relax, and enjoy.

We hope you enjoy your Labor Day weekend. Our boarding facilities are chock full at both locations for the entire weekend. Weekend Daycare - and Holiday Daycare is available on Monday - by reservation only. Please be sure to call and make sure there's room for your pooch. (Also be advised there is a Holiday Surcharge applied for Daycare as well as for Boarding for Holiday only.)
It's that time again folks! We've posted an album on our Facebook page with pics taken of your pooches by our wranglers over the past month.

To vote for your favorites, open the pics and click on "Like". The pic with the most "Likes" will grace our lobbies for the month of September.

August Pooch of the Month, Wylo
Sometimes this seems like a nuisance chore, easily postponed until it doesn't happen at all, but...

Keeping your pooches' nails trimmed is a matter of health and safety for them, as well as for yourselves and your hardwood floors.
Overlong nails are vulnerable to breakage, and for your pooch, a broken nail is not a trivial matter - that kind of injury calls for treatment - whether a trim and wrap or surgical removal - by a vet.

Overlong nails will bend to the side and cause your dog to adjust their gait to minimize their discomfort, and while that discomfort in itself is reason enough to keep those nails short, consider the long-term damage that can be caused when a dog's natural gait is compromised.
If you are not able to trim your dog's nails yourself, whether with clippers or a grinder, Chris Sugarbaker, our bi-weekly visiting groomer can take care of that little chore for you. There are ther options are available - your veterinarian offers this service for a modest fee as well.
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, September 10th and then again on Tuesday, September 24th. Since Monday, September 2nd is Labor Day, he'll be giving Bellevue a miss, but he'll be back in Bellevue on September 16th.

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, we welcomed 14 new pooches to the groups! We love meeting new friends and showing them all our favorite games.

Our wranglers managed to get some photos of your pooches in action. We hope you enjoy the show:

Zoe and Baxter

Emmit and Boomer


Abby and Jackson

Sibling Cavaliers
Finn I and Rory

Truffles, Zara and


Luna Beaux

Did you know that Scampers is on Instagram?
Search and Tag #scampersdogs and join in the fun.
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. Click here to send your pics in via email.
We have a lot of young families introducing their furbabies to their new human babies - we love sharing those pictures with our newsletter audience!

Cabo (center) seems somewhat bemused
by the two new additions to his household.
Welcome Evan and Kaylee!

Rufio is dedicated
to his new job as big brother
to baby Kaci
We are always looking for pics of Scampers campers with their human babies.
Apparently, young English Setter Leica is getting lots of exercise when she comes to Scampers. Here's what she looks like at home.

Maisie is enjoying
sweet dreams
after a day at Scampers

Tired Wylo, too pooped to pop!

After a day at Scampers
Corgi Huxley is
all about the snuggles
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".

Happy Birthday, Tobias!
No doubt he enjoyed his
bacon cake!

Moose got her hair done.
She will be the Belle
of the Bird Dogs' Bootcamp
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!
Why Scampers Boarding Morning Check In Time Matters
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, or even just roving and sniffing - that does tire them out, really.

Arriving at Scampers is very, very stimulating for your pooches, even after a busy day of adventuring elsewhere, and it takes several hours of busy socializing for the in-comers to settle down. And one hyper-stimulated pooch means a whole houseful of stimulated pooches, so when there's a late-comer, nobody gets a quiet night or a good night's sleep.

That's why all boarders should be checked in before noon. (As always, exceptions can be made in case of an emergency, but we may have to keep the late-comer segregated from the group until they've settled down.)

Holiday Boarding at Scampers
Remember that our boarding facilities at both locations can be very busy, particularly during holidays like Labor Day weekend. We often fill up all our boarding suites. Please be sure to get your boarding requests in early to make sure there's room enough for your pooches.

While we will always do all we can to shoehorn everyone in, there is a limit to how many will fit! Points to consider: If your pooch is a regular at one Scampers location, and you plan to bring them to the other Scampers location to board, consider giving them a couple of days of daycare at the new location so they'll be a little more familiar and comfortable, and an early start would also be a very good idea, especially for shy or nervous pooches.
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.

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 from 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, from 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

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