Friday, October 26, 2012

We’ve reached a couple of rather important milestones this week – our attendance numbers have broken records three days running this week, and … could it really be?! … we’ve reached our second birthday!

Scampers is Two
As we celebrate our second birthday, we are thrilled and a little bemused by how much can change in just a couple of years.

On Day 1, we hosted one dog, Sasha, and Biscuit and Rosie were here to entertain her. This week, we’re hosting between 60 and 80, depending on the day. We’ve met so many amazing people and their wonderful pooches — we’re feeling so blessed to be able to do this! Our deepest thanks to you all from the bottom of our hearts for the trust you place in us to care for your pooches. They’re wonderful. ♥ You’re wonderful. ♥ We also send a heartfelt Thank You to our amazing dog wranglers and our dedicated cleanup crew. We love you and appreciate all you do. ♥
Looking back, looking forward
To find a good picture of the space, I went to our blog “Opening Soon”.

It was fun revisiting all our adventures and misadventures as we prepared to open Scampers.

We’d also forgotten how huge the space seemed at the time.

Well, it’s a good thing we found such a generous, cavernous space, in view of the growth we’ve seen already, and the growth we’re anticipating this next year.

To accommodate our ever-increasing numbers, within the next month, we’ll be making some much needed changes as we replace our powder coated chainlink fencing with taller solid white vinyl fencing while changing the way we’re subdividing the dog play areas so as to maximize the space.

November’s Pooch of the Month – Halloween Costume Contest
Is that really a 3-headed dog? (In Greek Mythology – he’s Cerberus.) We think there may be a few dogs sporting Halloween costumes in a couple of weeks. We already have a couple of competitors, but we’d love to share the fun with everyone. Enter a photo of your costumed pooch in Scampers’ Pooch of the Month contest for November. Please submit your photos by Thursday, November 1st.

Pooch need a spruce-up?
Chris Sugarbaker, Cut-N-Run’s groomer-in-chief, will drive his studio to Scampers on Tuesday, Oct 30th.

Chris’s schedule does fill up quickly, so be sure to claim a spot for your pooch – whether for a simple mani-pedi, a bath and blow dry, or a full groom complete with the works!

Scampers Boarding
Our boarding services are proving to be very popular, and we’ve been taking bookings for the upcoming holiday seasons. If you foresee needing space for your pooch at Scampers, please get your reservations placed early.

Note that there will be a premium charge for Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day.

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.

Heard ‘Round the Water Bowl
We’re excited to be adding new personalities each week. Our frequent campers are doing their best to make them feel welcome. Here’s some of the gossip heard ’round the water bowl:

“Caddie has had such a lovely couple of days making new friends. She’s pleased to find Scampers’ Pooch Welcome Waggin’.”

“Rex did very well, for a newbie – he’s definitely a people-pooch, but he also finds some time to share with the pooch population.”

“Clara was a great hit with the Mediums – she is wonderful with the exuberant pups!”

“Isn’t it fun being Welcome Waggin? We are so lucky to be the ones to greet all the newbies and show them how we much fun we have, and how we have fun every day!”

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.
Very best regards,

Linda Olsen and Stina Hughes
Scampers Daycamp for Dogs

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