Friday, August 19, 2011

Dear Scampers People –

Has anyone else noticed that our days are already growing shorter, and evenings are cooler? Yes, it’s starting to feel like Back-to-School time! We’re still enjoying our warm afternoons, though, bringing out our puppy pool and hose misters to the great delight of all the water babies. We’re trying to keep fresh videos and photos loaded on Facebook, Flickr and the Scampers Blog – take a few minutes and see what you find there.

Back to School Season

We anticipate a significant jump in attendance post Labor Day – the end of the summer holidays approaches and everyone will be returning to the nose-to-the-grindstone mode; meanwhile, our roster has been increasing steadily throughout the summer. At Scampers, capacity is dictated by both square footage and our staffing (we must maintain an appropriate ratio of dog wranglers to dogs for safety). We believe that by October 1, 2011 it will be necessary for you to reserve space, or call ahead to see if we have room for your pooches. We’d hate to turn anyone away, ever! Remember, you can reserve space in person, by phone, by email, or through a Facebook posting.

Caution on Discount Program Potential Mixup

To those of you who may be considering taking advantage of the Passport Unlimited discount program (the private version of Microsoft’s Prime Card employee benefit), we have learned of a potentially confusing offering available through an East Coast based online credit card provider “Primecard”. If you plan to take advantage of the Passport Unlimited discount program, please be sure you are enrolling through the Passport Unlimited website:, that is Scampers’ designated discount program.

Foursquare and FanZappy

For those of you who are into Foursquare and FanZappy, you’ll find Scampers on board now too. Don’t forget to check in!

Pooch Health – a Cooperative Effort

Please remember your role in protecting the health of your own dog as well as all the Scampers Campers. If your dog is displaying symptoms that warrant veterinary care, please ask your veterinarian if or when return to a daycare environment is appropriate.

Pooch Health, cont’d: Current Vaccination Records

Also, as a reminder, we maintain a policy that all Scampers campers must have current vaccinations. Please keep your dog’s vaccinations current, and ask your veterinarian to forward a copy of any updated vaccination records to Scampers via fax. Also, do ask your vet to place your dog on a 6-month reminder cycle for bordetella (kennel cough), letting them know that your dog is enrolled in a daycare situation.

Pawlogic One-Day Seminars

Pawlogic’s One-Day Seminars to emphasize important training cues have been immensely popular this summer. Cathy is offering one more seminar on August 27th – Coffee Shop Etiquette. These seminars have limited space, and previous seminars have filled up quickly. Call Cathy at 425-443-5280 to reserve your spot.

Photos and Video

Whenever you have an extra few minutes, take a tour of the videos and photos in Facebook, Flickr and the Scampers Blog and see if there are any new shots of your pooch in action.

Stina Hughes and
Linda Olsen, Partners

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