Scampers Weekly Recap - September 29, 2017
In This Issue
Dear --FNAME--
And... Autumn has arrived,at long last, after one last blast from Summer's inferno.

It looks like we'll be retiring our swimming pools and misters for the season, and converting our shade tents to rain-shields. In fact, that particular conversion took place with very little effort today. (It's all in the way you look at things, right?!)
It's Pooch of the Month Time Again!
We've posted an album on our Facebook page with a selection of photos of your pooches taken by our wranglers over the last month. To vote for favorites open the photos and click on "Like". The photo with the most "Likes" will grace our lobbies for the month of October.

Poolboy Hank McH was
September Pooch of the Month
My name is Amanda and I started working at Scampers about three years ago as a Wrangler. But now, you may see me at Kirkland at the front desk a lot as the assistant customer relations manager.

Before working at Scampers, I had gained most of my work ethic from the food industry and the automotive world. Although I went to school to pursue a career as an auto body technician, the dogs here quickly changed the course of my life.

I bring my dog Whiskey with me just about every day and he loves it! Over time, the dogs and the people here have become my family and each day never feels like a chore.

Because of my amazing experience here at Scampers, I have high hopes of one day starting up my own daycare/ boarding facility. Special thanks to Linda and Stina for teaching me everything I have learned over the past three years, and to all of you who bring your pooches to Scampers. Woof! 😊
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...
Please Navigate our Parking Lots with Caution!
Remember, there are dogs crossing. And people.

And, in our Bellevue lot, which is shared with a car dealership,  we've noticed there are many non-Scampers drivers (some of them have obviously never walked a dog) and, from what we've observed, they're all frustrated Formula 1 drivers.

PLEASE take care when navigating our parking lots, whether you're doing the walking or the driving. We sure don't want any nasty accidents!

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

Thanks to Jacqui D
who contributed 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.
Heard 'Round the Water Bowl
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 was happy to welcome newbies at both locations again this week.
Our Welcome Waggin's have been keeping busy this week!

Mr Puppy joined the Scampers world on Monday. This little dude, a miniature dachshund, is carrying a lot of years, but he has a lovely attitude, and enjoys spending time with the really quiet dogs at our Kirkland shop. Meanwhile, in Bellevue, we were welcoming 4 year old Portuguese Water Dog, Mac. We made sure he felt at ease with all the fun pooches.

On Wednesday, the Bellevue bunch welcomed baby Native American Shepherd Micco. We hope he enjoyed his day with a bunch of new pooch friends! Meanwhile, step-siblings Basil and Osier, an adorable pair of Cattle Dog puppies, learned all about how the Kirkland Littles party it up in the Back Forty.

Thursday was Hudson the Golden's first day at Scampers in Kirkland. He had fabulous day with a whole lot of great new friends. While Hudson Golden learned all about Kirkland, baby Corgi Huxley got to meet all the pups at Bellevue. What a good time he had!

Today, we're busy with two newbies in Kirkland - Kai the Pit Bull Terrier, a true party girl, and Remy, a 1 year old Golden Doodle.

At Bellevue, we're entertaining a whole passel of newbies: Welcome Einstein, Molly, Bell, and Kodie! Einstein is a handsome and very smart Portuguese Water Dog. Molly is a senior Shepherd mix. Bell is an 18 month old Bernedoodle. Kodie is a 14 month old English Setter.  We hope you're all enjoying your day with us. We know you'll be sleeping well tonight!
Welcome all. We're delighted to share our days with you.
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.

Frenchie Puppies Rue,
and Fanny
We've added Instagram to our assortment of Social Media tools. Tag or search #scampersdogs and join in the fun.

Lena and Luna
napping in a 
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.

Morty meets his new Little Brother, Kiernan.
Morty's displaying love ears, gentle forehead wrinkles, soft eyes and a sweet, toothy smile!

Cooper "Eg" met his new little brother recently,
and found him to be utterly fascinating.
Apparently, young English Setter Leica is getting lots of exercise when she comes to Scampers. Here's what she looks like at home.

Before And After
(guess which is which!)
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. 

How young Bentley sees his furbaby, Nala
We think he has a great talent!

George H sure enjoyed his ride
the baby swing at Seabrook - so relaxing!

We have also received some great shots documenting "The Real Reason" you bring your furkids to Scampers.

Pretty Abby G
is a very helpful pooch indeed.
She's helping to unpack
mysterious things at the office.
Chris Sugarbaker of Cut-N-Run, mobile groomer extraordinaire has been serving our Kirkland clients every second Tuesday since we opened in 2010.

Chris will make his next visit to serve our Kirkland clients this coming Tuesday, October 10th, and his next visit after that will be Tuesday, October 24th.

For our Bellevue clients, Chris will be visiting our Bellevue shop on Monday, October 2nd and his next visit will be Monday, October 16th. As a general rule, he'll be visiting Bellevue on alternate Mondays, with the occasional switch when there's a holiday that interferes.

Keep in mind that Chris' grooming schedule often fills up, so it's important to get your reservations in early.
Our boarding facilities at both locations have been very busy this season, and especially for long weekends, we're often fully booked!

Please 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. Remember, if our boarding facility at Kirkland is full, there may be space available at our Bellevue shop and vice versa. We'll do our very best to accommodate you if we are able to.

Samson is a frequent Scampers boarder. Here he is greeting the morning staff with his great big grin!
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.
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; otherwise, 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!

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.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
Very best regards,
Linda Olsen and Stina Hughes 
Scampers Daycamp for Dogs

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