Friday, September 21, 2012

Ch-ch-ch-changes! One of those being to cooler days… Ah, well, we do live in the Pacific Northwest, and while we’ve loved our extended summer, we’re coming to the end of September, and it’s time for a little respite.

We appreciate your votes
In late June, we campaigned for your votes to compete for one of six grants for developing small businesses. Because of all your help, we gathered enough votes for our application to be included among those considered. This week, Mission: Small Business announced the winners.

While we were not among the winners, we are so grateful for the opportunity to compete. The process gave us a chance to review our original business plan and reconfirm that we have chosen the correct path, and we will continue to work towards our goals.

We offer our heartiest congratulations to the winners – there are some amazing companies doing wonderful things. You can read about them on the Mission: Small Business website.

Wishing Ariel All the Best
No wrangler could be more dedicated to your pooches than Ariel D, who has been working with us for almost a year, scheduling her work around her studies.

Thanks to a grant she has received, camera-shy Ariel is now able to return to full-time studies in studying Environmental Science at UW Bothell. While we all – wranglers and pooches alike – will miss her terribly, we’re also immensely proud of her and wish her the very best of luck!

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:

“Between little Yorkie, Fritz, and fuzzy Chico, the Pomeranian, and Great Dane, Newbie Parker, we’ve pretty much spanned the entire size range of new campers this week, haven’t we!”

“It was so cute seeing Bella rousting about with so many friends the other day – there were just too many BFFs to choose from for that Party Girl!”

“Corgis Caity and Barri brought the “littles” some interesting new personalities, and pretty little Lacey just fit into the group so perfectly.”

124th Street – Street Overlay Work Has Begun
The City of Kirkland has begun repaving 124th Street from 124th Avenue to Slater Avenue, and work is expected to continue for a couple of weeks.

The hours of work has been altered from day work to night work, and is taking place from 9 pm to 5 am, so snarls should not be too much of an issue, although the road surface is quite rough this week.

We hope this will not be too disruptive to your commute.

Pooch need a spruce-up?
Chris Sugarbaker, Cut-N-Run’s groomer-in-chief, will drive his studio to Scampers on Tuesday, Oct 2nd.

If your pooch needs a spruce-up, be sure to claim a spot with Chris right away – his schedule has filled up completely on more than one occasion.

Click this link to send us an email request or call us to claim space for your pooch.

Scampers Boarding
Our boarding services are proving to be very popular, and we’re already booking 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.

Wishing you all a great weekend. Be sure to take advantage of the extended summertime lull – patio parties are still appropriate.

Very best regards,
Linda Olsen and Stina Hughes
Scampers Daycamp for Dogs

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