Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Dear Scampers People –

Oh, what a lovely day we’re having – blue skies and warm sunshine and all the pooches are basking in the proof of the existence of springtime. It’s wonderful to be able to bring them outside – they love to romp around the yard, and they seem to enjoy having new spots to “laze about” in after all that romping!

Reservations Highly Recommended – Limited Drop In Space!
Please reserve ahead via email or phone to be sure of your pooch’s spot! A “Reply” to this email works very well, or a posting on Facebook, or a phone call.

Living Social
Starting Monday, March 26th, we are running a Living Social deal to introduce our business to a new audience. As a result, we expect heavy volumes of phone calls! Our email address ( will remain a fast and easy way to reach us for reservations and inquiries. Thank you for your patience!!

High Energy Drop Offs and Pick Ups
We have seen that with our larger attendance numbers, the spike in energy level that comes with drop offs and pick-ups can be difficult for everyone.

Earlier is better: If you have the choice, dropping your high energy dog off earlier in the day works much better than later in the day. Dogs who are arriving later in the day find their energy level exceeds that of the rest of their pack, and “fitting in” is more challenging – they arrive super excited and raring to go, and the others are already in “been there – done that” mode. When your dog is joining a pack with a similar energy level, everyone is more comfortable.

Manners Reminders: At drop-off, if your dog has a very high energy level, we can mitigate the anxiety for some dogs by practicing “sit” and “wait” at each of the access points – the door and each successive gate – to help the dog to focus. For other dogs, the best solution is to remove all the barriers to allow easy access and prevent accidents.

Out of Order: At pick up time, the dogs are equally excited to see you. Bear in mind that while we’re delivering your dogs to you, there may be other customers waiting – we don’t want them mowed down by excited pooches, and we try not to keep anyone waiting too long while we practice manners! That may mean, then, that your dogs may be delivered to you “out of order” – it’s just to keep everyone safe.

Pooch Needs a Spruce-Up? Chris Sugarbaker of Cut-’N-Run – Next Visit is Tuesday, April 3rd
Chris will be at Scampers for his bi-weekly grooming visit on Tuesday, April 3rd. 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.

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.

Stina Hughes and
Linda Olsen, Partners

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