Friday, May 20, 2011

Dear Scampers People –

Yes, it’s been a week of outdoor fun, sunshine and fresh air for your pooches. If you have an extra few minutes, take a tour of the videos and photos in Facebook, Flickr and the Scampers Blog and see how many shots you can find of your pooch in action.

Whiskers, Wings and Wagging Tails Tomorrow at Redmond Senior Center

We look forward to seeing lots of our Campers – and their people – at Whiskers, Wings and Wagging Tails at the Redmond Seniors’ Center in Redmond tomorrow, May 21st from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The day’s agenda includes Dog Sport Demos, Family Activities, Information and Advice for pet owners, Vendors and Displays, Pet Adoptions… (Sure you need another one!) This will be a lot of fun for anyone with a special soft spot for pets, as we know you all do. J

Upcoming Dog Event – Go Dog Go! – July 23

We’re also looking forward to participating in Go Dog Go! to be held at Juanita Beach in Kirkland on July 23rd.

Memorial Day Holiday Closing

Monday, May 30th, Scampers will be closed to observe the Memorial Day holiday. We hope all our Campers and their people have a wonderful long weekend. 

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

Chris will be at Scampers for a grooming visit again this coming Tuesday, May 24th. His schedule always fills up quickly, so if your dog needs some sprucing up, be sure to claim your dog’s spot with him as early as you can. 

Reminder: Scampers Sponsoring Relay for Life Team, Redmond Relay Runners

Scampers is proud and delighted to be sponsoring “Redmond Relay Runners” who will be participating in the American Cancer Society’s 24 Hour Relay for Life to be held at Redmond Senior High School on June 4th and 5th. The Redmond Relay Runners team is led by Elaine Wang, and includes all the members of Scampers evening cleanup crew. If you’d like to donate to the Redmond Relay Runners, follow this link: 

TREATS!!! As an additional fundraising effort for The Redmond Relay Runners to benefit the American Cancer Society, Elaine and her team are working on baking up some special home-made treats for your pooches to be picked up at Scampers. 

Pawlogic Dog Training LLC

Cathy Madson of Pawlogic Dog Training has been using the Scampers space after hours for group classes including Basic Obedience, Continuing Obedience and Real Life Training, and Introduction to Obedience for Puppies. If you’re among some of the later pickups, you may have seen her setting up her equipment – lots of color and fun. For more information, or to enroll your pooch in one of the classes, feel free to speak to speak to Cathy the next time you see her here, or call at 425 443 5280. You are also invited to visit the Pawlogic website at

Reminder: Pick Ups and Drop Offs – The Doggy Do Si Do

You are all aware of our “airlock” safety gate at our front door – it limits the possibility of even the most agile of Scampers Campers scrambling out the door. There are other safety issues associated with pick-ups and drop-offs that you should be aware of. While all of our dogs are wonderful and possess wonderful personalities, we are careful to recognize that: first, some pairings are less ideal and unplanned meetings could escalate into aggression; second, some dogs enjoy jumping up on people; and third, confusion increases the possibility of a frantic dog finding his way through the airlock. To avoid these kinds of issues, we try to choreograph the exchange such that there is only one dog or family of dogs in the reception area at a time while we work through our pick-ups and drop-offs. Please forgive us if there are busy times when you’ll need to wait a moment or two.   

Stina Hughes and
Linda Olsen, Partners

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