Scampers Weekly Recap - February 2, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
In This Issue
 
 
 
Dear --FNAME--
 
 
 
 
Does anyone else see that we're actually on the upswing, headed towards Spring, longer days, warmer days?

The dogs are noticing too!
 
 
 
 

Last week, we uploaded an album in our Facebook page with a selection of photos of your pooches, taken by our wranglers in January. You voted for your favorites, and the pic with the most votes is our Pooch of the Month for February.


Congratulations, Rufio,
Pooch of the Month - February, 2018
 
 
 
 
What's in a name?
We've noticed a few distinct trends in dog names over the years. Aside from the "traditional" names - Snoopy, Ranger, Chief... - and more human-sounding names - Max, Lily or Lilly, Lucy - we've notice a LOT of dogs named for foodstuffs, and lots named after Geography. We thought you'd enjoy learning some of the fun names we're calling out during the course of the day. 
 
 
 
 
Apple
Basil
Beans
Biscuit
Bonbon
Brisket
Broccoli
Brownie
Butter
Chomchom
Cilek
Cocoa
Colby Jack
Fig
Flapjack
Ginger Pie
Goma
Honey
Jelly Bean
Kona
Lollipop
Macaron
Macaroni
 
 
 
 
Maple
Masa
Mochi
Olive
Olives
Pancake
Peanut
Pepper
Peppermint
Pickles
Ponzu
Poundcake
Pudding
Ratatoille
Roux
Ruffles
Sage
Snickers
Sugar
Sweet Pea
Truffles
Waffles
Walnut
 
 
 
 
Alki
Aspen
Berus
Brooklyn
Chinook
Dade
Dakota
Darrington
Delphi
Denali
Deschutes
Dixie
Galaxy
Fargo
India
Juneau
Kingston
Kona

 
 
 
 
London
Madrid
Maui
McKinley
Mesa
Munich
Quincy
Rainier
Rio
River
Shasta
Shuksan
Sierra
Skye
Stelvio
Sweden
Tundra

 
 
 
 
We'll be back soon with another installment of What's in a Name?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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


Today's was chosen in recognition of Groundhog Day:


 
 
 
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 lots of newbies at both locations.
 
 
 
Tuesday, our Bellevue Bunch was pleased to welcome 13 month old Portuguese Water Dog, Maui Luz, a happy boy with a great attitude. At the same time, Tobias, an 8 year old Frenchie, was a nice addition to our Littles group. 

On Thursday, our Kirkland Littles were happy to welcome young Quincy, a 17 month old Yorkie pup. Quincy charmed all he met, and we look forward to his next visit.  

Meanwhile, at our Bellevue Shop, our Thursday Newbies were Coco, a young Vizsla with a lovely attitude and lots of energy, and Max a baby German Shorthaired Pointer. 
 
 
 







Young Aussie Maui
is playing "big sister"
to baby Aussie Holly.
 
 
 
 
Today, the Kirkland Welcome Waggin' enjoyed introducing themselves to Loca, a 19 month old Pug, and her companion pooch, Finley, a 7 year old Treeing Walker Coonhound. We look forward to seeing lots more of them soon.
 
 
 
 


Doodle playpals LJ and Hank
share a moment of downtime.
 
 
 
 
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, check out the photos and videos our wranglers are posting on the Scampers Facebook page.





Miss Jilly Bean!
 
 
 
We've added Instagram to our assortment of Social Media tools. Tag or search #scampersdogs and join in the fun.


Little Choco-doodle Otis
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 


Luna Blue is taking good care
of her new baby sister, Julia
 
 
 



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





Sleepy Leo Doodle - which way is up?
 
 
 
 
Apparently, young English Setter Leica is getting lots of exercise when she comes to Scampers. Here's what she looks like at home.
 
 
 
 



Dexter K, one tired pup!
Which way is up?
 
 
 
 
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 this coming Tuesday, February 13th, and his next visit after that will be Tuesday, February 17th.

For our Bellevue clients, Chris will be visiting our Bellevue shop on Monday, February 5th. It turns out that Monday February 19th is President's Day, so we'll skip that one, which means his next visit will be March 5th. As a general rule, he visits 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 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...
 
 
 
Please Navigate our Parking Lots with Caution!
Remember, there are dogs crossing. And people. And it's dark and often wet.

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 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

​Play all day - go home happy. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
13040 Bel-Red Rd, Bellevue, WA 98004
    425-688-9100  |  F 425-688-0600
 
 
 
 
12532 NE 124th Street, Kirkland, WA 98034
425-821-9100  |  F 425-821-4685
 
 
    
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