Scampers Weekly Recap - July 7, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
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Dear --FNAME--
It's safe to say we've reached summer in the Pacific Northwest, and there are so many great summer activities. We hope everyone had a great 4th of July, and don't forget it's Derby Days in Redmond this weekend.

We want to make sure you're maximizing your summer, and we're maximizing the ways we can help you to do so.

First off, remember, hot days and errand running can be a troublesome mix - that's what daycare's for!
 
 
 
 

For the fourth year running, Scampers celebrated the 4th of July by hosting a booth at Four on the 4th Dog Jog and Walk at Ashwood Park in Downtown Bellevue. It was wonderful to see so many of our Scampers friends, and to meet all the new friends who stopped by to see what we were all about, and to enter in our raffle for a year's subscription to BarkBox.
 
 
 
This year's winner is Abby T of Auburn, who will be receiving a monthly missive full of fun.
 
 
 
 


Last week, we created an album on our Facebook page and  you voted for your favorite pictures from the selection.

This little miss ran away with the vote - and doesn't she look satisfied!



Annie, July Pooch of the Month
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 was happy to welcome a couple of newbies at each of our locations again this week.
 
 
 
On Monday, the Kirkland Welcome Waggin' showed pretty Basenji mix, Molly, around the yard. It was a quick day for her, but we made sure she had a good look at all there is to see and do, and all the good friends ready to entertain her. We know she'll settle in nicely over time.

Koko, a sweet Havanese mix, was our Wednesday newbie in Kirkland. Companion pooches Maxi & Cooper and fellow Havanese and look-alike Brune made sure Koko felt welcome.

Meanwhile, the Bellevue Bunch had fun showing Barney the Corgi mix how we play. We're pretty sure he went home good and tired, and looking forward to his next visit.

Today is Truman's day. This handsome American Foxhound is trying on the Bellevue scene, and we plan on making sure he feels it's a great fit.
 
 
 
 
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.

Happy Goldens
 
 
 
We've added Instagram to our assortment of Social Media tools. Tag or search #scampersdogs and join in the fun.







Old friends Coop and Haas,
sharing a "fountain drink"
 
 
 
 

Biscuit and Baxter, just hangin'
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Apparently, young English Setter Leica is getting lots of exercise when she comes to Scampers. Here's what she looks like at home.
 
 
 




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


Last week's newbie Loki L,
done in after his first day!

 
 
 


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. 
 
 
 
 
Amara Shepherd is turning into quite the mariner. Here she is enjoying a paddle with her mom.
 
 
 




Who's that in the middle of all those tulips?
Lucky Buddy got to go to the
Tulip Festival last month.
 
 
 
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. This lovely picture shows her effort at 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.

With July 4th falling on Tuesday this year, our plan for biweekly visits for Chris is disrupted slightly. He will make his next visit to serve our Kirkland clients on Tuesday, July 18th.

For our Bellevue clients, Chris will be visiting our Bellevue shop on Tuesday, July 11th. We plan to have him visit Bellevue every couple of weeks, although the days will vary until we can find a set schedule. Chris has advised us that he will also be at our Bellevue shop on Monday, July 24th.

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 busy this year. Remember to get your boarding requests in early, especially over the summer holidays and long weekends, 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. 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!
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
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!
 
 
 
 
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

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