Friday, July 1, 2011

Dear Scampers People – 

July 1st is the day we inaugurate our Puppy Pool. What fun the pooches are having – they have become a wet and wild bunch of pups. Video should reach Flickr and Facebook this weekend. (It may be a good idea to have an extra towel in the car when you pick up your pooch on those sunny summer days. ) 

Announcing July Pooch of the Month Winning Shot

Our Facebook Pooch of the Month posting for the month of July garnered a ton of votes, but the clear winner was the shot called “Puppy Pile”. 

July 4th – Scampers Staffers will be celebrating Independence Day

Scampers will not be open on Monday, July 4th. We hope you all enjoy your holiday too! 

Pooch Needs a Spruce-Up? Chris Sugarbaker of Cut-’N-Run – Next Visit is this Tuesday, July 5th

Chris will be at Scampers for a grooming visit again on Tuesday, July 5th. If your dog needs some sprucing up, be sure to claim your dog’s spot with him as early as you can – his schedule always fills up quickly. 

Pooch Health – a Cooperative Effort

To follow up on our Pooch Health Concern notice last week, at Scampers, we have always employed a very strict cleaning regimen to mitigate the transmission of Giardia and other vector-borne diseases; however, you can help to protect your own dog as well as all the Scampers Campers: If your dog is displaying symptoms that warrant veterinary care – whether for runny eyes, diarrhea, or a sore paw – please ask your veterinarian if or when return to a daycare environment is appropriate

Scampers Considers Extending Daycare Offering to include Saturdays

We have received so many requests for Saturday daycare that we’re working on a way to build it into our business model. Our hurdle is staffing, but if Scampers were to offer Saturday daycare By Reservation Only, with reservations and payment received by the prior Wednesday, and a minimum attendance of 12 dogs,  would you be interested? (Note: Saturday daycare would not be covered on our Monthly Passes.) Please let us know if you would be interested in using Saturday daycare. 

Pawlogic One-Day Seminars

Pawlogic will also be offering one-day seminars throughout the summer months that emphasize important training cues. Pencil these dates in: July 30th – Reliable Recall,  August 13th – Loose Leash Walking, and August 27th – Coffee Shop Etiquette. All seminars have limited space, and a couple have filled up, but Cathy has announced extra sessions to accommodate the volume of responses. Call her to reserve your spot. 

Hold that Date! Upcoming Dog Event – Go Dog Go! – July 23

Scampers will be participating as Best In Show sponsor in Go Dog Go! at Juanita Beach on July 23rd. 

We’re running a Paint the Town Purple Contest!

Don’t forget, with Scampers in business building mode again, you have a great opportunity to win a fine dinner at Purple Wine Bar – and share your luck with a friend! Each new client referral resulting in a purchase between now and July 31st will be eligible for a draw for a pair of gift certificates – one for the refer-er and one the refer-ee – for a fine dinner for two at either Purple Wine Bar in Kirkland or Purple Wine Bar in Woodinville. 

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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