What a week we’re having – once the thunder and lightning was over, we went back outside looking for the rest of our day of sunshine and fun out in the back forty.
Some notes on today’s newsletter: We’ve been reading up on about how to spot pooches who have been in the heat too long, and we’re happy to share that with you. Please follow the link in the article below – as they say, forewarned is forearmed.
Also, a reminder, we’re hoping for some more of your wonderful pet adoption stories. You’ve told us you love to read them – maybe you’d like to share your story too?
Congratulations, Penny, July’s Pooch of the Month
In the language of our country’s founders (it is July, you know) — Hear yee, hear yee, all hail our Pooch of the Month, Penny Argites! Penny is one of our longest-standing clients, as she joined us on our second day of business. She bested her competition with lots of votes this month. Congratulations to Penny and her wonderful humans, Tom and Claudia!
Penny’s pretty closeup will grace our wall for the remainder of July.
Spare Bones MonthSpare change? Spare bucks? For the month of July, we’ll be collecting donations for Homeward Pet in the pretty canister at our front desk. We’re off to a good start already, but more will most certainly do more for them! Donations can also take the form of spare food or useful items…
Don’t forget, they need volunteers too. If you know someone who’d love to have some pooch or kitty cuddle time on a part-time basis, Homeward Pet can always use their help too!
Go Dog, Go – Saturday, July 28th, Juanita Beach Park
You Gotta Go: Go Dog, Go! July 28, at Juanita Beach Park
Scampers is sponsoring Go Dog, Go! again this year.
This fun festival is truly not to be missed for Dog People – lots of fun and interesting things to do and see, and lots and lots of dogs!
Look for the Scampers Daycamp for Dogs tent – we’ll be there with bells (and sunblock!) on!
Pooch need a spruce-up?
We offer grooming services – from a simple mani-pedi to a full groom – every second Tuesday through Cut-N-Run Mobile Grooming. Chris Sugarbaker, Cut-N-Run’s groomer-in-chief, has over 20 years’ experience and will work with you to ensure your satisfaction.
Chris’ next visit to Scampers is Tuesday, July 24th.
Be sure to claim your dog’s spot with Chris right away – his schedule has filled up completely on more than one occasion, and we’ve had to disappoint some of our clients.
Cathy Madson of Pawlogic Dog Training holds group classes at Scampers location.
Cathy offers classes including Basic Obedience, Continuing Obedience and Real Life Training, and Introduction to Obedience for Puppies.
For more information or to register your dog in any of the classes, call Cathy at 425 443 5280, or …
Visit the Pawlogic website to book classes for your pooch with Cathy.
Watch for more exciting information on new classes in our upcoming newsletters.
Scampers Boarding and WeekendsWe’ve had so much fun with our boarders and our weekend campers.
For our boarders, we’ve named our suites after famous pooches – the Snoopy Suite, the Lady & the Tramp Suite, the Marmaduke Suite, etc., and we’ve set them up with lovely petcots with sheepskin covers, but there’s still plenty of room for pooches to add their own favorite furnishings (beds, blankies, toys, etc.)
Click here to download a Boarding Request Form.
The weekend daycampers enjoy playing with the boarders, as they’re all good friends already! We set up our weekend daycamp in our back room as we can have our garage door open, and pooches enjoy the free flow indoors and outdoors.
Please remember that weekend visits are full day only, and require advance booking. We open our doors from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. for check-in, and again from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. for check-out, so we don’t interrupt Cathy’s Pawlogic Training sessions.
Click here to book a weekend daycamp visit for your pooch.
Canine Health – Heat Exhaustion
We found this very informative article on heat exhaustion in dogs in the Vetinfo.com library.
The article is clear and concise, and describes how to prevent, as well as how to identify and treat heat exhaustion in dogs.
Heard ‘Round the Water Bowl
“OMG – Did you see that new guy? Cosmo’s his name – a perfect example of tall, dark and handsome! He’s the first Giant Schnauzer to join the pack.”
“Well, maybe, but that sweet young Siberian Husky, Balto, is more my type. Did you see those gorgeous green eyes?”
“And Lucy is such a nice, gentle pooch, I think she will be a nice addition to our club!”
“Oh, I know, and that lovely little chocolate confection, the little doodle named Taco? What a cutie pie, and so full of energy!”
“Yeah, he’s a perfect playmate for the other newbie, Harper the Lab. He just loves to play Wrassle and Run!”
“Did you hear that Miss Annie has a new little brother? We’re going to be seeing him very soon. I’ll bet he’s a party boy!”
Wishing you all a wonderful, beautiful summer weekend,
Very best regards,
Linda Olsen and Stina Hughes
Scampers Daycamp for Dogs