Scampers Weekly Recap - December 21, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
In This Issue
 
 
 
Dear --FNAME--
 
 
 
We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas
And a Happy New Year!
 
 
 
We will be available for daycare by appointment only for a Holiday Hours schedule, 9 am to 5 pm, on Christmas Eve, Monday, December 24.

We will be open for regular hours Wednesday through Friday next week.
 
 
 
 
Please remember there are so many hazards put before your pooches during the holidays. Keep chocolates, macadamia nuts, grapes, raisins, and also tinsel, mistletoe and holly, Christmas tree balls, ribbons, and bits and baubles well out of the reach of your puppies. We want this to be a wonderful holiday for everyone.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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



This one is 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.
 
 
 
 
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 has been super busy again this week! The Bellevue Bunch welcomed 6 new dogs over the past week, while the Kirkland Welcome Waggin' introduced another 6. We enjoy meeting youngsters who are just learning how to be social with other pooches who aren't their litter mates, and adult pooches and seniors, as well, who will help the puppies learn good social skills. 
 
 
 
 



Newbie Louie G
shows off his button nose
to the camera
 
 
 
 






Bentley LOVES
wrangler Jackson!





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.


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



Lovely Ella
takes a moment
to recharge
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
Your Pooches with Santa!

We are so happy to share these lovely pics of Scampers pooches visiting Santa.

We just know Santa's going to share his cookies with all of them!
 
 
 
 





Sadie brought
her family to meet Santa
 
 
 
 





Amara knows she must
sit pretty with Santa
 
 
 
 





Lola's usually a shy girl
but she likes Santa!
 
 
 
 






Santa had to bend over to
give Sarge a chin scritch
 
 
 
 




Hey, Scarlet, that doesn't look like Santa
(but maybe you're onto something!)
 
 
 
 









Whiskey's a fan of Santa
and so he brought his friends...
 
 



...Griffey and Buck
for their first visit with Santa


 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 








Snoozy Scarlet
post-Scampers
 
 
 
 



Luna Beaux is
too pooped to play
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 

Luna Beaux
thinks you won't notice
her handiwork
 
 
 
 




Josie shows us
what she can do to a toy


 
 
 
 
A couple of reminders:
 
 
 
Please give em a quick stroll before you bring your pooches in
Remember, arriving at daycare is extra-stimulating, and every so often we have had pooches empty out in our reception area because they just can't contain themselves any longer!

Especially 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.

We have garbage cans available for your use, and if you need a poop bag, just pop in and ask for one - we have plenty!
 
 
 
 
Chris Sugarbaker of Cut-N-Run, mobile groomer extraordinaire, has been serving our clients since we opened our Kirkland shop in 2010.

Chris will be visiting our Kirkland shop on Wednesday, January 2nd, and then again on Tuesday, January 15th.

For our Bellevue customers, he will be back at our Bellevue shop on Monday, January 7th, and then again on January 21st.

If you'd like your pooch to have some primping time with Chris, please give us a call, or let us know when you visit us.
 
 
 
 
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 - in fact, for many, one meal per day is enough.

We happily provide meal service for very young puppies who actually 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, please do not bring snacks and meals for them.

Frankly, we're having a tough time staffing for the demand, 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...

Most of them really don't need lunch, honest! They'd much rather play with their friends.

 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
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...
 
 
 
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 there is 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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