Scampers Weekly Recap - January 27, 2017
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Dear --FNAME--
We have had such a busy week this week, between entertaining new pooches and hosting some of our originals.

We're looking forward to serving you from two locations, first because we're exciting to be doing new things, but also because we see the need to shift some of the volume around and make space for some of our newcomers.

If you're planning on using our Bellevue location, please let us know so we can get our staffing schedules balanced.
We have posted a new album on our Facebook page with a selection of pictures of your dogs taken by our wranglers during the past month. The photo garnering the most "Likes" will grace our lobby for the next month as Pooch of the Month.
To vote for your favorites, open the photos and click on "Like".

January Pooch of the Month, George, wearing his winning smile.
We've had three reports of pooches with upper respiratory illness - runny noses, coughing.

If your pooch presents symptoms like this, please don't bring them into daycare. Bordetella, much like the human flu, is highly contagious, and while it is not normally a deadly disease, it can make your pooch very uncomfortable for a few days. The most serious concern is that for some dogs, the condition can degenerate towards pneumonia. With veterinary care and cough medicine, they'll bounce back quickly, but immediate treatment is important to avoid pneumonia.

Please make sure your dog's vaccination is current (within the past 6 months) and remember that dogs who have had the vaccination may still contract Bordetella, but may not have severe symptoms.
This week was all about the installation of the dropped ceiling in our boarding and kitchen areas and getting to a lot of the last details, and we finally have plumbing fixtures. YAY! Jake has been hard at work with the installation of cove base molding, and flooring in our front rooms - the reception area, office, and kitchen.

We're almost ready to schedule our inspections now that our plumbing has been installed, and then... soon...
Above, left, The barn door separates our dog play zones from the boarding area. Above, right, our Scampers Dogs come in all different colors, as you may have noticed. Our silver spotted dog is enthusiastically guarding the thermostat.
Did you know that Gingr allows you to set up your own reservations?
You can also very easily set up recurring reservations, but be aware that recurring reservations only reach out about 8 or 9 months, and will need to be re-established periodically.

Also, as your schedule changes, you may need to change your recurring reservation. Don't worry - it's a very simple edit, but it sure helps if we know who we're expecting.

Finally, if you have a reservation for daycare, whether it's set up as recurring or a one-off, if you find you won't need it, please do give us a call, drop us a line, or go online to cancel it.

FYI - you can access GingrApp from the "My Account" link at the top right-hand corner of the landing page of Scampers website.
Our New Website - Highlights

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 the link to our Weekly Recaps under News Nibbles, with any special announcements, and access to all the archived newsletters.
Every once in a while we come across a dog-oriented joke.

This one's today's:

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.
This week our Newbie Days were Tuesday and Wednesday.

Tuesday, the Littles welcomed Ellie the American Eskimo Dog and Yuki the Samoyed puppy. They immediately found plenty of friends -- and each other -- to play with. Meanwhile, tiny Newbie Kona the Jack Russell Terrier Mix puppy found a very good friend in Dylan, when he wasn't collecting cuddles and laptime from the wranglers.

Mochi the Labradoodle, joined the Littles on Wednesday. She was a going concern, playing with all her new friends all day long. She probably slept very well on Wesnesday night!

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.

Benny loves visiting with the front desk staff, because
he gets to sit in their soft, cushy, warm chair.

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

Archie found Beans' back end was the perfect altitude for his chin. Beans was so lovely and patient to allow him his chinrest.
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.

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 31st. 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 February 14th.

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'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!

Sophie the Bernedoodle must have been
just too tired to pull her tongue all the way back in
after collecting her kisses.


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

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