Scampers Weekly Recap - October 19, 2018
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Dear --FNAME--
We're coming to the part of the year when the days are wetter, and daylight arrives later and ends earlier.

Please be careful, especially in our parking lots - it's so much harder to see in these conditions, and we want to make sure you're all safe our there.

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!
On Tuesday, the Bellevue Bunch got to meet two newbies. Aku is a 12 week old Goldendoodle/Labradoodle mix, just as sweet as can be. Tiny woolly pups Pancake and Murphy Mc were perfect play pals and made sure she felt right at home!

At the same time, Dana the 8 month old pug found playmates in Oliver and Dorito, and was zooming around the playzone - that sounds like a very fun day, indeed.
Meanwhile, the Kirkland Welcome Waggin introduced Cooper the Border Collie mix to the Big dog group. He started out a little shy of our male wranglers, but  had a great time romping with the Big Players like Maverick, Hudson, and Cooper B!

Golden Mischa

Mischa the Golden Retriever gal joined the Kirkland group on Thursday. She's a calm and quiet, but social gal, and at 7 years of age, could be considered senior enough to prefer the Little dog zone, where she schmoozed with Dixie and Lilly.
Today, we're delighted to be hosting Bori at our Kirkland shop. This handsome fellow is a Sapsaree, a gorgeous Korean sheepdog known for their lovely demeanor and shaggy coats - well, at 9 months of age, he is already the perfect Sapsaree, and is finding lots of great new playpals with all the Littles. He seems to have a special enthusiasm for the playful Frenchies, Riley, Nimbus and Belle.

Boribap, the Sapsaree

Meanwhile, in Bellevue, we're having a grand time welcoming baby Catahoula Leopard Hound, Nika. Nika's just 4 months old, and has the prettiest markings. She has already found her BFF in Oliver, and has been romping and rassling with him all morning.

Nika and Oliver
We are saddened to report the passing of Wynston, the Granddaddy of the Yellow Labs. Wynston had 14 years of excellent life and clearly enjoyed his time immensely. He shared his life, playing and cuddling with his constant companion and fellow Yellow Lab, Cody, but he was very popular with all the pooches in the Scampers Scampers Big Dog group.

We send our condolences to Wynston's human family, and while we know how much they miss him, we're glad they have 14 years of memories of the life and times of their wonderful old friend.
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's Sun Worshippers
Scampers is on Instagram. Tag or search #scampersdogs and join in the fun.

Hunter enjoys the play furniture,
with Bailey smiling in the background

and her

little sister, Lucy
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.

Rory and Finnegan with their friends

Hank McH discovered
he's a water dog!

Queen Amara
enjoys a day on the lake
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.

Morty's not sure
he actually wants to get up

Big Newbie Harley L
was completely played out
after his first day at Scampers

Murphy McH
his tennis ball!
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

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, October 23rd, and his next visit after that will be Tuesday, November 6th.

For our Bellevue clients, Chris will be visiting our Bellevue shop on Monday, October 30th, and his next visit after that will be Monday, November 12th. 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".
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!
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, 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...
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

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