Scampers Weekly Recap - July 6, 2018
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We've been having an interesting week. With the July 4th holiday landing right smack in the middle of the week, it's as if we're all a little off kilter - just like taking a spin on the tilt-a-whirl at the carnival. It's fun. We're just ... off kilter!

We hope everyone had a pleasant and not-too-loud July 4th to really kick off the summer fun. 
We posted an album in our Facebook page with a collection of photos of your pooches taken by our Wranglers over the past month. You voted for your favorites, and Kepler's was the photo with the most "Likes" so his photo will grace our lobbies for the month of July.

Kepler, Pooch of the Month, July 2018

The Kirkland Pet-a-Palooza has been rescheduled. While Scampers will not be able to participate, we encourage you to swing by if you're free on a Friday afternoon - it sure sounds like a lot of fun.

** Friday July 13th from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Juanita Friday Markets **

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

This one's 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.
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 had fun with our newbies this week.
Monday's newbie at Bellevue was Barley the Boston Terrier. He's a year old, and found Mylo the Pomsky and Teddy Vi the Mini Poodle to be just his speed.
Cavalier Finnegan brought his new little brother, Rory, a strapping 14 week old, to show off to all his Kirkland Littles friends. Rory fit right in, passing muster even with Senior Cavalier, Sophie C.

Little Rory charms Sophie C
with his puppy swagger

On Tuesday, Donut the 3 year old Chihuahua Mix, introduced herself to the Kirkland Littles - she's a lovely, social girl, and she was quite comfortable with all she saw. Meanwhile, Anna the yearling Husky found her way to all the most energetic play partners in Bellevue. She loved romping withe Hawk and Delilah!
Thursday was Charlie Poodle's first day. Our Bellevue Bunch made it a point to make him feel welcome and help him to explore all his options for fun and quiet enjoyment.

Theo, the minuscule Aussie-Cavalier mix (Aussie-lier!) is only 6 pounds at 4 months of age. He's certainly charming all the Bellevue Littles as he makes the rounds to introduce himself.
Young Aussie-lier,

Kimchi, a 6 month old Korean Jindo, is enjoying his first day at Bellevue. We're looking forward to watching this youngster grow up, but for now, we're glad he's having a great day,
Zeke, the 18 month old Malinois, is making himself right at home with the Bellevue Big Dogs, along with Cody, the 1 year old Terrier Mix. Meanwhile, in Kirkland the Littles are entertaining Wrigley the 2 year old Golden Doodle, as well as Katja the 4 year old Miniature Sheltie and her companion pooch, Nico, the 15 year old Shih Poo. We are all doing our best to make sure all our newbies enjoy their experience with us.
Hey, Peeps, don't forget, if you're not quite sure what those report cards really mean, check out the photos and videos our wranglers are posting on the Scampers Facebook page.

Bellevue Puppies,
Happy and Agnes,
"cheek to cheek"

Scampers is on Instagram. Tag or search #scampersdogs and join in the fun.

Little Rory gets a
word of advice from
Big Brother Finnegan

Kirkland Littles
Riley M, Fanny and Blue
with Peanut pacing behind
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.

Queen Amara
enjoys a day on the lake

Patriotic Peanut H
poses at the family picnic

Theo isn't sure about
the floral adornment.
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.

Sherman's looking forward to meeting his brand new brother, Eric, who decided to make his appearance a few too many weeks early. Sherman came to board at Scampers while young Eric was brought into the world. The good news is that Eric and his mom are both doing well, and Sherman is ready to start his big brother duties when the time is right.

LJ absolutely adores her
brand new baby sister, Seetha.

Cody and Wynston

Sibling pooches
Bandit and Skye
cuddle after a busy day
Apparently, young English Setter Leica is getting lots of exercise when she comes to Scampers. Here's what she looks like at home.
We have also received some great shots documenting "The Real Reason" you bring your furkids to Scampers.

Pretty Abby G
is helping to unpack
mysterious things at the office.
Chris Sugarbaker of Cut-N-Run, mobile groomer extraordinaire has been serving our clients since we opened our Kirkland shop in 2010.

Chris will make his next visit to serve our Kirkland clients on Tuesday, July 17th, and his next visit after that will be Tuesday, July 31st.

For our Bellevue clients, Chris will be visiting our Bellevue shop on Monday, July 9th, and his next visit after that will be Monday, July 23rd.

As a general rule, Chris visits Scampers Bellevue on alternate Mondays, with the occasional switch-out 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.
Below, Sophie C's before and after pictures. She looks so tidy and fresh after her summer "puppy cut".
Our boarding facilities at both locations can be very busy, particularly during the holidays. Please remember to get your boarding requests in early to make sure there's room enough for your pooches, and remember, we have accommodation available at both the Kirkland and Bellevue locations.
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.
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...
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 your 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 based on full-day attendance (no half days), and by appointment only,  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Please note that, as of December 1, 2017, we have instituted 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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