Scampers Weekly Recap - April 29, 2016
 
 
 
 
 
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Dear --FNAME--

April has decided to give us one more week of cool and moist weather - and the dogs are just as happy as ever to frolic and romp out in our yard. They don't seem to mind the cooling trend.

Next week, we're expecting more hot weather, though, and that'll mean the swimming pools will be deployed again. Get ready!
 
 
 
 


The photo that garners the most "Likes" will grace our reception area for the month of May.

Here is April 2016 Pooch of the Month, Luna Beaux, caught taking a quick snooze in the middle of a long day's play with her High Energy Big Dog friends.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
We are pleased to announce that the development bugs have been worked out for PupPod, and the prototype model has been replaced with a fully functional first generation PupPod.

In May, Scampers will begin offering PupPod time as an add-on service for those Scampers pups who enjoy some solo brainwork time, perhaps as a break from the more active playtime.

The PupPod customers' portal is ready for you to create your account, set up profiles for your pooches, check up on PupPod usage, and watch and share videos of your pooches as they master the PupPod challenge. You can even purchase PupPod credits for your friends' pups (and your friends can purchase PupPod credits for your pooch too)!

When you create a new profile, your pooch is given three free PupPod credits, each good for one PupPod session. Within those first three sessions, you'll know if your dog is a fan of PupPod.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Although the cooler weather has returned (temporarily), mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks are back! This past week, there has been a rumor in the pet community about fleas being resistant to common over-the-counter flea medicines.

Fleas are the most common parasite in companion animals, and can, of course, bite humans as well. They can live anywhere from two weeks to one year, and can jump two feet in the air.

Puppies are especially susceptible to fleas, but older animals can develop an allergic dermatitis reaction to the fleas’ saliva. If you are concerned about the efficacy of your pet’s medicine, please call your vet. A technician can often answer your question free of charge. Remember, prevention is the best medicine!

Thanks to Elise Poston for this submission. Look for more Did You Know tidbits from Elise in future editions of Scampers Weekly Recap.
 
 
 
 
Chris Sugarbaker of Cut-N-Run, mobile groomer extraordinaire will make his next bi-weekly visit to Scampers on Tuesday, May 10th. 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 $11.77 for Homeward Pet through our coffee fund. Thank you very much. We hope you enjoyed your coffee!
 
 
 
 
You are all Homeward Heroes!!
...Thank you so much for helping make our animals' futures bright!
- Alora Knapp
Development Coordinator,
Homeward Pet
 
 
 
 

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".
 
 
 
 
Young black Lab, Lucy T, joined the legion of black Labs on Tuesday. She's a delightful pup, and found plenty of entertainment with the Tuesday crowd.

Bran and Khaleesi found their way into the party on Wednesday. Bran's a Border Collie - Blue Heeler mix and Khaleesi is an American White Shepherd. Both are young and fun, and quite happy to sharing time with great new friends.
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 

It looks like Pliny's baby brother is
learning to walk - fun times ahead!
 
 
 
 



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 London giving us her impression
of a tired poodle. She's 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
 
 
 
 


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

Murphy C surveys his domain!
 
 
 
 

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


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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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.
 
 
 
 
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!
 
 
 
 

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

​Play all day - go home happy. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12532 124th Street NE Kirkland, WA 98034
425-821-9100  |  F 425-821-4685
 
 
    
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