Scampers Weekly Recap - October 23, 2015
 
 
 
 
 
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 Dear --FNAME--

We've been so busy this week, between hosting so many pooches, and celebrating our fifth anniversary.

We're so pleased to have been able to share in our celebration with all our families, offering coffee and delightful sweet treats. (Weren't they delicious?)

It still amazes us that it's already been 5 years...
 
 
 
 
Have a Cuppa Joe in support of pet rescue!

Hey all -- look for our new coffee service each morning when you are dropping off. We're donating the coffee and trimmings to the cause and 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.
 
 
 
 

Living in the seismically active Pacific Northwest, we at Scampers are aware of the threat of earthquakes; and while we have a plan in place for handling the dogs in that eventuality, we also knew there was lots more preparation to be done.

In August, former Scampers wrangler, Elise Poston, a trainer for CERT, provided training for our staff in Emergency Preparedness. We all found the information so interesting and compelling, and in just an hour's time we'd gained a much stronger understanding of what we can do at Scampers, as well as individually, to be prepared in case of disaster - earthquakes, fires, etc.

We're offering the same seminar to our Scampers campers family members, at no cost, as a community service.

If you'd like to attend the seminar on November 14th, click this link to send us an email. While there is a limit to how many we can accommodate for this seminar, and response has been strong, we do still have room for attendees.

Note: We plan to schedule a second showing, as this event has raised quite a lot of enthusiasm.
 
 
 
 
Tummy Troubles

We've had a few reports of pooches with tummy troubles in recent weeks. It appears there's a "bug" that has been causing a few days of tummy upset for a handful of our campers.

Most seem to feel better within a day or two, so we're thinking of it as a 24-hour bug, but we recommend paying a visit to your vet if your pooch's tummy troubles involve multiple occasions of vomiting and/or diarrhea, particularly if severe. It is important to make sure it really is just a simple matter and not something more serious. Whatever the cause, your vet can prescribe medications and help ease the symptoms.

Please be sure to ask your vet at that time whether it's safe to bring your pooch into Scampers, where they are the company of other pooches. 
 
 
 
 
October Pooch of the Month - Voting Now Open

We've loaded up an album on our Facebook page with all the pictures we've received of our Halloween-costumed campers - they're awfully cute! Vote for your favorites, and the winner will be crowned Pooch of the Month.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

This one's today's...





"Play with the kids, they said. It'll be fun, they said."
 
 
 
 
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".

This week, we met Little Buddy bright and early on Monday morning. He's a young doodle with a ton of personality, and plenty of curiosity.

Sebastian joined the Mediums on Wednesday, and moseyed on just as if he'd been coming forever. He made friends with each new greeting, and jumped around in full fun mode.

Today, we met Buffy. She's a senior golden, as pretty as can be. She's a little shy, but has eased into her day with all the campers, and enjoys watching all the excitement as it flurries around her.

We're missing Dexter the Cavalier, who's recovering from heart surgery. We miss you, dear little friend, and hope you're feeling better very soon.
 
 
 
 
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.


 
 
 
 

Our boarding facility has very been busy this year. Some weekends have found our facility absolutely full to the brim with happy campers!

Remember to get your boarding requests in early to make sure there's room enough for your pooches, especially for the upcoming holidays.
 
 
 
 

Samson is a frequent Scampers boarder. Here he is greeting the morning staff with his great big grin!
 
 
 
 
This is Gunde, relaxing during her recent weekend with us. Gunde used to be a regular camper and we've missed her wily sense of humor, so we're glad she still comes to board once in a while.
 
 
 
 
Sibling Berner-Golden mix pups Nox and Oris found a nice spot for a mid-day nap - boarding is tiring work for these active and mischievous pups.
 
 
 
 
Chris Sugarbaker of Cut-N-Run, mobile groomer extraordinaire will make his next visit to Scampers on Tuesday, November 10th.

His schedule really does fill up often, and while we'll try to squeeze everyone in, please make sure to get your request in early if your dog needs a spruce-up.  

Give us a call to schedule an appointment for your pooch, or ... 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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:

 
 
 
 


Big Jax R didn't quite make it all the way onto his bed. (It's not like the target was too small for this Great Dane Lab mix.)
 
 
 
 
Avery's got a nice comfy spot for her post-Scampers snooze.

(Red is certainly her color, don't you think?)
 
 
 
 
 
We know we have lots of Seahawks fans in our Scampers community. Here's where we'll post your 12th Dog pics. We're looking forward to seeing LOTS of those over the next few months.


This is 12th Dog, Izzy, a true fan: all smiles and cheerful squeals.
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Nelson is right at home,
at the Home of the 12th man!
 
 
 
 


Here's Flapjack, showing her enthusiasm for her favorite team.
 
 
 
 

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. 
 
 
 
 


Miss Mimi enjoyed her visit to Mulkiteo, especially the fresh sea breezes.
 
 
 
 

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.
 
 
 
 
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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PupPod is the new fun and training game for your dog that everyone is talking about.

We took the PupPod prototype for a test drive at Scampers recently, and everyone who had a chance to try it out had a grand time with it. They found they could make goodies appear by carrying out little tasks.
 
 
 
 
We're making plans with the PupPod developers to use PupPod in future to entertain your pooches at Scampers. Watch this space...

psssst... It's going to be so much fun!
 
 
 
 


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.
 
 
 
 
It's a very easy process to set up or change recurring appointments for your pooches. Just stop by our front desk or let us know by email if you'd like to set up, change, or confirm recurring appointments for your campers.
 
 
 
 
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. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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