Friday, July 20, 2012

Another Friday with thunder and lightning! As soon as the nastiest clouds move past, we plan to go back outside for our afternoon of fun and fresh air in the back forty.

Today’s newsletter includes information on Disaster Planning for families with pets. We also pass along information on a great opportunity to support Autism Day WA, an upcoming event for families dealing with autism, and buy jewelry at the same time!

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!

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!

In Support of Autism Day WA
The WA consultants of Ultimate Sparkle* are teaming up with Autism Day WA to help support families touched by autism.
You are invited to help by attending one of two events or by shopping online.
Proceeds will benefit Autism Day WA**.
When: Sun, July 22 2pm and/or Thurs, July 26 at 7pm.
Where: 4600 146th Pl SE, Bellevue, WA
Please RSVP to Lyndsey Hallgren: (425) 246-2673 or
Can’t make it but still want to get some fun new jewelry for yourself or for gifts and support Autism Day WA? Shop online at
*The Ultimate Sparkle offers a collection of high quality, on-trend jewelry that is wallet friendly and fun. For more info on the Ultimate Sparkle go to
**Autism Day is a free, fun-filled event held August 11th at Jubilee Farms in Carnation. It is designed for families touched by autism – a chance to relax in a beautiful setting surrounded by people who understand. For more info about Autism Day go to

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.

Pawlogic News

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.

Preparing Your Pets for Emergencies – Get Ready Now We are happy to pass along a very important pamphlet prepared by FEMA to help families with pets to prepare for emergencies like fire, flood or earthquake.

You can pick up a copy of the pamphlet at Scampers or you can download the .pdf on the FEMA website.

We hope you will also find comfort in knowing that Scampers has an emergency plan as well, with all the supplies and equipment in place so your pooches will be as safe as can be should there ever be an emergency.

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.)

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.

Heard ‘Round the Water Bowl What a busy week our Water Bowl buddies have had! They’ve been welcoming new friends almost every day!

“Didn’t I tell you Elwood would be a party boy? He even had big sister Miss Annie joining the puppy games!”

“I love the Samson, the new boxer pooch, too – he sure fit in with the rest of the crew in no time.”

“It’s like Samson and Rylie the Irish Redbeard were meant to be here all along – and the Brittany Spaniel, Gunnar, became their third musketeer!”

“Can you believe we’re adding three pugs too?! Roxy from Arizona will get to meet Bear and Bronco when she comes back in August. They’re all such nice pooches, and even though they’re all pugs, each is just a little different from the next so it’s easy to tell them apart!”

Wishing you all a wonderful, safe and beautiful summer weekend,
Very best regards,
Linda Olsen and Stina Hughes
Scampers Daycamp for Dogs

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