Scampers Weekly Recap - January 13, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
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Dear --FNAME--
We have been so busy this week - back to full tilt boogie! We are hosting lots of our regulars, seeing some of our long lost friends, and meeting new friends every day.

It's a good thing we'll have our new shop to expand to as our numbers keep climbing higher and higher.

Watch for news on our Bellevue opening. We hope to be able to give you a firm opening date very soon.

Final details... Inspections...
 
 
 
 
Now that our mechanical permit work has come through, our contractors are rarin' to go with all the final construction work.

They've gotten started on our mechanical elements - air handling, air conditioning, installing the ceiling, as well as the kitchens, laundry room, and boarding area.

We're really looking forward to seeing our bathroom installed - that should happen very soon. But in the meantime, there's lots of very visible work underway...
 
 
 
Above, left, you may remember this shot of the post installation from last week's issue. This week, our phenomenal fencing contractors got busy inserting all the panels and fitting all the hardware. Now you can see Scampers emerging from the dust. We will be caulking each and every one of those seams to maintain cleanliness.
 
 
Above, left to right, previous tenants' colors are going... going... Hey, it's SCAMPERS!
 
 
 
 
You can see the beginnings of our Boarding Kitchen. Next week, the lighting, fridge, sink, dishwasher, and countertop will be installed. It will be clean, light, bright and airy, just as any kitchen should be. To the right of this picture is our boarding area, with laundry and utility behind that. Behind the kitchen wall is the staff lounge and kitchen, and beyond that to the left is our reception and office area. Next week, we'll be hanging signs, installing the last of the flooring and cove molding, and painting the garage doors. We're getting close, folks!
 
 
 
 
Have your checked out our New Website?
All the excitement of expansion has inspired us to revamp our website, bringing it up to date, with lots more function and a fresh, modern look.

Your link to the GingrApp is at the top right of all pages ("My Account"), as well as under the About tab.

Our Gallery is populated by our Instagram activity. And you'll find snippets from our Weekly Recaps, any special announcements, and access to all the archived newsletters.
 
 
 
 
Our online management system, GingrApp, is cooking along nicely now. All our customers are able to create private and secure logins to make reservations online for boarding and for daycare - whether full day or half day - as well as upload photos and documents, and, for speed and convenience, set up a completely secure credit card on file.

FYI - you can access GingrApp from the "My Account" link at the top right-hand corner of the landing page of Scampers website.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Every once in a while we come across a dog-oriented joke.



Here is today's Friday Funny.

Enjoy!
(It may take a second...)
 
 
 
 
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 had a fun week welcoming a bunch of newbies.
 
 
 
We met Husky mix Nova and Basenji  Arlo on Tuesday. Nova found her way beautifully with the Littles, while Arlo had a blast with all the new friends in his Medium group.

Wednesday was Tarzan's first day. Tarzan will grow into his name soon enough, but for now he's a darling little puppy playing puppy games with all the other youngest Littles.

Gerdy, a young Schnauzer mix, joined the fun on Thursday, and found the quieter Littles quite entertaining enough, while Sophie Shiba introduced her new puppy brother, Archie, to her friends in the Littles group.
Sophie and Archie
 
 
 
 
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.

Two Rileys share cuddle time...
 
 
 
We've added Instagram to our assortment of Social Media tools. Tag or search #scampersdogs and join in the fun.





Ozzy likes to hang out at the top of the slide.
 
 
 
 
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. We're already booked up completely for  the Christmas week. We've started taking names for our waiting list, and we may be able to point you to some friendly alternative care options.

Your boarding requests can be submitted via GingrApp, or you can give us a call to check and see if there's space available.
 
 
 




Samson is a frequent Scampers boarder. Here he is greeting the morning staff with his great big grin!
 
 
 
 
Boarding Drop Off Times
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, a tired dog is a good dog!
 
 
 
 
Chris Sugarbaker of Cut-N-Run, mobile groomer extraordinaire will make his next bi-weekly visit to Scampers on Tuesday, January 17th. His grooming schedule often fills up, so it's a good idea to get your reservations in early. Consider setting up a reservation for Chris' subsequent visit on January 31st.

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.
 
 
 
 
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 you 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; 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!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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 know that Scampers campers are avid fans, and we're looking for pictures of your pooches proudly showing off their fanwear!
 
 
 
 



Sanford Puggle is an enthusiastic 12th "man".
 
 
 
 
Swiffer's modelling his
Cold-Weather Seahawks parka.
He's a very smart dog.
 
 
 


Here's Chomchom, all dressed for the game
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 





Karsen was introduced to new baby sister, Hayden.
He's doing a great job of being a girl's best friend.
 
 
 
 


Maggie O as Big Sister - she takes her job very seriously.
 
 
 
 




Here's Aussie Ozzie O
looking after his new baby, Tali.
What a beautiful pair!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Hank's mom tells us he always has
more energy when he gets home.
Apparently, not this time!
 
 
 
 



George loves his chickens.
They make great pillows.
 
 
 
 
Apparently, young English Setter Leica is getting lots of exercise when she comes to Scampers. Here's what she looks like at home.
 
 
 
 


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. 
 
 
 
 



Leica was an important member of the wedding party for Sara and Robby.
 
 
 
 



Morgan, our Mid-day cleaner, is very proud of her dog, Tracy, who is now a certified Reading With Rover dog. Tracy enjoys calmly listening as the children read their books.
 
 
 
 


Little Miss Chomchom is all dressed up and ready for her tromp around Whistler.
 
 
 
 
We have also received some great shots documenting "The Real Reason" you bring your furkids to Scampers.
 
 
 
 



Ripley S' mom doesn't usually maintain
an open-door policy for her home office.
And this would be the reason.
 
 
 
 


Pretty Abby G is a very helpful pooch indeed. This lovely picture shows her effort at helping to unpack mysterious things at the office.
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
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
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