Scampers Weekly Recap - June 22, 2018
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Tah Dahhh! It's summer. (Okay, maybe it doesn't feel like that today, but, yes, it's summer.)

For many of our customers, schedules change a lot during the summer months and our daycare attendance seems just a mite lighter while our boarding facilities frequently fill to bursting!
If you plan to travel this season and wish to bring your furbabies to Scampers, make sure to get your reservations confirmed early, especially during holidays - July 4th and Labor Day are very busy indeed!

Also, if you have a standing reservation in place for daycare and your schedule has changed for the summer, please let us know so we can update our daily rosters.

Loki and Jake
Who's a good boy?
Who's a chew toy?


Exciting news! The City of Kirkland is launching a new Kirkland Community Pet Event called the Kirkland Pet-a-Palooza! Mark your calendars and come along with your furry friends, everyone is welcome to join in the fun. There will be a pet parade, a pet photo booth, stalls with information about Kirkland animal businesses, and Kirkland's very own Animal Control Officer who will be handing out animal treats.

** Saturday June 30 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Kirkland Marina **

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

This one's 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.
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 had fun with our newbies this week.
We introduced Mylo the baby Pomsky to the Bellevue Littles on Monday. He was very observant throughout his first day, and apparently learned a lot because his second day was AWESOME! At Kirkland, the Welcome Waggin' enjoyed showing 10 month old Golden Retriever, Peanut, and 9 month old Blue Heeler Lab mix, Mimi, how our big puppies romp and rassle all day long. The Kirkland Littles welcomed pretty Cavalier, Gwenevere, who was happy to find lots of other Cavaliers and lots of other little dogs too!

Joe and Summit were our Tuesday newbies at Kirkland. These brother Lab Heeler pooches have a lot of years in them (they're 12!), but they were happy to join the party and make new friends. In Bellevue, the Littles were happy to meet yearling Labradoodle, Alice, and her bigger brother, Jimmy, a 3 year old Labradoodle. Remi is a 3 year old Australian Cattle Dog, and found plenty of ear scritches could be found, but he's not quite ready to romp with his Bellevue Bunch just yet.

On Wednesday, 3 month old Golden Retriever, Lizi, joined the Bellevue Bunch. We were so surprised to learn that he's young Davis' brother! Another Bellevue addition, Happy, the 9 month old Goldendoodle, is very well-named. This dude is very energetic and very social, and he LOVES the water!

At the same time, the Kirkland puppy group got to welcome big puppy, Kona, the 8 month old German Shepherd/Rottweiler mix. This handsome dude will fit in very nicely!

Pomeranian P'Nut was the Kirkland Littles newbie on Thursday. He's another pooch with lots of years in him - he's another twelve year old - but he's got plenty of curiosity and energy and really enjoyed meeting lots of new friends. In Bellevue, Milo the Labradoodle pup got to romp with the party. We hope he enjoyed meeting everyone!

Today, it's 8 month old Border Collie Lab Mix, Puppy Karlos (that's his name), and Barley, the 6 month old Lab Mix, joining the Bellevue Bunch. We're making sure they feel welcome and comfortable.
,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.

Bellevue pooches,
Loki and Delilah,
looking absolutely delighted!

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

Kirkland Snuggle buddies,
Smitten and Fanny

Kirkland Littles
Riley M, Fanny and Blue
with Peanut pacing behind
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.

Theo isn't sure about
the floral adornment.

Siblings Annie and Jeeves

Jill and Otis allow their favorite
paparazzi to snap this great pic
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.

LJ absolutely adores her
brand new baby sister, Seetha.

Cody and Wynston

Sibling pooches
Bandit and Skye
cuddle after a busy day
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.

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 on Tuesday, July 3rd, and his next visit after that will be Tuesday, July 17th.

For our Bellevue clients, Chris will be visiting our Bellevue shop on Monday, June 25th, and his next visit after that will be Monday, July 9th.

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".
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...
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 
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