Friday, January 20, 2013

Dear Scampers People –

Hasn’t this been a week for the history books! Let’s plan on not seeing another week like this for another 15 years. While we know that one of our Scampers People took a nasty fall and is now wearing a cast (everyone at Scampers wishes Shirley M. a speedy recovery), we hope everyone else fared well, and that you found a way to enjoy your snow days. We’ve missed your pooches, and we are looking forward to life getting back to normal next week.

Pooch Needs a Spruce-Up? Chris Sugarbaker of Cut-’N-Run – Next Visit is this coming Tuesday, January 24th   

Chris will be at Scampers for a grooming visit again on Tuesday, January 24th. 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.

Scampers in the News

We’re delighted that the Kirkland Patch recently published a profile of Scampers in their online publication. Have a read through, and be sure to have a look through the photos to see if you can see your pooch.

Reminder: Health Alert – Bordetella

Mark S., a family friend, reports that his pooch has been diagnosed with Bordetella, aka Kennel Cough. As he is a show dog, this pooch is not a Scampers camper, but he is a frequent visitor to one of the area’s most popular dog parks – in all likelihood, he contracted the disease from one of his playmates there. Bordetella has a long (7 – 10 day) incubation period, and is extremely contagious. Furthermore, the vaccine for Bordetella becomes less effective over time. As with most doggy daycares and boarding facilities in the region, Scampers requires attending dogs to be on a 6-month repeat cycle of the Bordetella vaccine. This is for the protection of your dog as well as all the other dogs in the Scampers community. If your dog was vaccinated more than 6 months ago, please be sure to schedule a booster shot as soon as possible. After today, January 20th, we will not be able to accept dogs whose vaccinations are overdue. We really do not want to turn anyone away at the door, so if you have new information for your dog’s file at Scampers, please forward a copy of the vaccination certificate to us as soon as possible.

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.

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.

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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