Friday, November 11, 2011

Dear Scampers People –

We recently marked the first anniversary of the opening of Scampers Daycamp for Dogs. (Did you notice the balloons?) This has been an amazing and full year – we’ve met so many wonderful dogs and their equally wonderful people, and our business has grown and evolved with each new week. We have enjoyed every new development, and we thank you all sincerely for your participation, patronage and support.

Dayna’s Pet Sitting is getting busy – our loss, her gain

Dayna’s Pet Sitting schedule has grown in recent months, and so Dayna’s focus is turning to building and maintaining her dog boarding business. We’re grateful for the time she spent with the Scampers team – we learned a lot, and we wish her every success. BTW: If you’re looking for a nice boarding facility with highly personalized attention, contact Dayna at

Welcome, Ariel

With Dayna’s departure, we’re happy to have met  Ariel Davidson, who is joining our team this month. Ariel comes to Scampers with lots of dog (and other pet) experience, and specific experience in Seattle-area doggy daycares. Ariel has already made friends with many of our campers, and she is looking forward to meeting all the other campers in the coming weeks.

Pooch Needs a Spruce-Up? Chris Sugarbaker of Cut-’N-Run – Next Visit is this Tuesday, November 22nd  

Chris will be at Scampers for a grooming visit again on Tuesday, November 22nd. If your dog needs some sprucing up, be sure to claim your dog’s spot with him away – his schedule has filled up completely on more than one occasion.

Special Note: In anticipation of holiday pooch sprucey-ness, and to ensure nobody is disappointed, we have asked Chris to add one extra visit to Scampers in December. If we have enough interest, he will be available to Scampers campers on December 13th as well as his standard biweekly visits on December 6th and 20th.  Please let us know if you’d like to have your pooch added to his schedule on any of those days.

Black Friday Planning

Reminder: we plan to be closed on Thanksgiving so everyone can have their turkey time; however, at this time, we plan to be open on Black Friday, the day following – IF we have enough interest from you. We have only had a handful of people express interest so far. If you plan to take advantage of those Black Friday special sales and need to drop a pooch or two off with us for a while, please let us know by Reply email. We’ll be taking reservations, and unless you have a punch card with us, we’ll also ask for prepayment. If the population looks like it may be fewer than 15 dogs, we’ll give our staffers a nice extended holiday. They deserve it – they’re working hard!

Holiday Gifting Plans? Maybe we can help!

While we’re on the subject of holidays, with the gift giving holidays upcoming, consider Scampers Gift Certificates as a great gift option for your friends with “best friends”. Let us know if you’d like to take advantage of that opportunity – we can make up a personalized gift certificate very quickly for you.

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.

Pooch Health – a Cooperative Effort

Please remember your role in protecting the health of your own dog as well as all the Scampers Campers. If your dog is displaying symptoms that warrant veterinary care, please ask your veterinarian if or when return to a daycare environment is appropriate. Also, as a reminder, we  maintain a policy that all Scampers campers must have current vaccinations. Please keep your dog’s vaccinations current, and ask your veterinarian to forward a copy of any updated vaccination records to Scampers via fax.  Finally, please ask your vet to place your dog on a 6-month reminder cycle for bordetella (kennel cough), letting them know that your dog participates in daycare.

Photos and Video

We are now posting videos on YouTube as well as Facebook, Flickr and the Scampers Blog. Take a tour from time to time to see if there are any new shots of your pooch in action. 

Stina Hughes and
Linda Olsen, Partners

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