Friday, December 2, 2011

Dear Scampers People –

Wow, what happened?! Did somebody decide this is Post-Thanksgiving Campers Week? We have seen some of our highest attendance days ever – and we’re enjoying lots of lovely surprise visits, and new Campers too.  Of course we are always happy to see everybody, but it becomes that much more important that we have advance notice –  a phone call will do – to ensure we are staffed and set up properly for each day’s campers.

Reminder: Reservations Time has Arrived

With Scampers Campers attending in the numbers we have been seeing these past couple of weeks, we ask everyone who hasn’t already done so to please notify us in advance of your plans to bring your pooch. While we still have a dozen or so “drop in” spaces available, our roster must be limited by the number of staff we have on hand in order to maintain safe ratios.

* We ask our customers who maintain regular attendance days, please “Reply” with specifics to formally confirm those days for us.

** For those of you whose pooches’ attendance does not follow a pattern, we are exploring options for online reservation systems. Meanwhile, notification by email works best – “Reply” to these Weekly Recap Messages to get your notification to both Stina and Linda. 

Pooch Needs a Spruce-Up? Chris Sugarbaker of Cut-’N-Run – Next Visit is this Tuesday, December 6th   

Chris will be at Scampers for a grooming visit again on Tuesday, December 6th. If your dog needs some sprucing up, be sure to claim your dog’s spot with him right away – his schedule has filled up completely on more than one occasion.

Holiday Gifting Plans? Maybe we can help!

With the season of giving approaching, consider Scampers Gift Certificates as a gift option for your friends with “best friends”. Let us know if you’d like us to make up personalized gift certificates for your friends – it’s quick and easy.

Pooch of the Month – Voting Now Open!

Enjoy a moment of cute by visiting our Facebook page (just search for Scampers Daycamp for Dogs) and entering your vote for our current Pooch of the Month vote.  Early voting has begun, but there are more votes to be cast, make sure yours is one of ‘em!

Pawlogic’s One-on-One Private Training

Pawlogic is offering a great deal to Scampers Campers – Cathy is offering one-on-one private training for your dogs during their day at Scampers, in half hour time slots, and customized to your requirements. Your dog will come home with an itemized report card and maybe even some homework for you! You’ll also get a complimentary pass to drop in on one of the Pawlogic group classes. For more information on Pawlogic one-on-one training or the group classes, call Cathy at 425-443-5280.

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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