Friday, December 16, 2011

Dear Scampers People –

We’re all gearing up for the holidays – Christmas shopping, decorating and baking, family visits, etc. – and for Scampers that means record attendance numbers again this week. We’ve been able to accommodate all the pooches requesting Scampers time, but we’re getting awfully close to our maximum. (Our maximum capacity is based on the number of dog wranglers we have on hand.) If your pooch is not on a regular schedule with Scampers, please remember that our drop-in capacity is limited and call ahead to make sure there’s space before you make the trip.

Scampers Holiday Hours

Scampers will be open for our regular hours, 7am – 7 pm
December 19th through December 23rd (Monday through Friday),
December 27th through December 30th (Tuesday through Friday),
January 3rd through January 6th (Tuesday through Friday)

Pooch Needs a Spruce-Up? Chris Sugarbaker of Cut-’N-Run – Next Visit is this Tuesday, December 20th   

Chris will be at Scampers for a grooming visit again on Tuesday, December 20th. If your dog needs some sprucing up, request your dog’s spot with him as soon as possible – he only has a few slots left in his schedule.

Holiday Gifting? Maybe we can help!

’Tis the season of giving! Consider Scampers Gift Certificates as a gift option for your friends with “best friends”.  Scampers Gift Certificates are available in various denominations, and we’ll waive the temperament test fee for referrals. Let us know if you’d like us to make up personalized gift certificates for your friends – it’s quick and easy. 

Pawlogic Gift Idea: Training

Training is the perfect gift for the holidays! Pawlogic offers gift certificates that you can customize for every pet parent on your list: puppy socialization and training for the new Christmas puppy, basic training class for the newly adopted shelter dog or continued training for your dog that has all the basics already perfected. No time for group classes? Gift certificates are also available for private or semi-private training sessions. There are endless training possibilities! Purchase $300 in Pawlogic gift certificates and receive a complimentary $110 gift certificate as Pawlogic’s gift to you! For more information, call Cathy at 425-443-5280, or visit Pawlogic’s website at  
Happy Howlidays from Pawlogic!

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. 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.  Finally, please ask your vet to place your dog on a 6-month reminder cycle for bordetella (kennel cough), letting them know that your dog participates in daycare. 

Reminder: Flu Season – Canine Influenza

We’ve been hearing about the Canine Influenza Virus from local veterinarians lately. This is a highly contagious disease which spreads rapidly through coughing and sneezing, and which has been making its way across the continent. Luckily, there is a vaccination. We highly recommend that you talk to your veterinarian about vaccinating your dogs against H3N8 – Canine Influenza. Here are two articles – one  from ABC News, and the other from the Center for Disease Control.

Photos and Video

We are posting videos on YouTube as well as Facebook, Flickr and the Scampers Blog. Take a tour from time to time to see if there are any new shots of your pooch in action. 

Stina Hughes and
Linda Olsen, Partners

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