Scampers Daycamp for Dogs offers Dog daycare for dogs who have enrolled successfully and overnight care for dogs who have enrolled successfully and attend Scampers Daycamp for Dogs on a regular basis. Grooming services are offered through partners, again, for dogs who have enrolled successfully and attend Scampers Daycamp for Dogs for daycare on a regular basis.
Scampers Daycamp for Dogs offers Dog Daycare, by reservation only, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays, and 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Note: Weekend daycare is offered on a full-day basis only.
Enroll your pooch today!
In order to ensure overall safety within our facility – the safety of every dog entrusted to our care and the safety of our employees – all new dogs are carefully evaluated as part of the enrollment process.
The Enrollment Process
Part 1: Meet & Greet
The evaluation process is comprised of two components – the first portion is a Meet & Greet appointment with a Scampers representative who will review the Enrollment Form with you, discuss your specific daycare needs and expectations, and evaluate your dog’s ability to tolerate physical handling (mouth, ears, paws, tail) by a stranger without biting or snapping at the handler.
Also as part of this portion of the enrollment process, we screen all potential Scampers Campers to ensure they are current on all vaccines, including Rabies, Distemper, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza, and Bordetella. We require a copy of the dog’s vaccination records for our files. All dogs over the age of six months must be neutered or spayed to participate at Scampers, and all dogs must be on a flea prevention program. Dogs under the age of six months must have had the second round of shots and have a clear fecal report from the veterinarian.
Meet & Greet appointments are offered Monday through Friday between noon and 2pm to avoid the very busy periods during drop-off and pick-up. Your Meet & Greet appointment will take only 15 to 30 minutes, depending on how many questions you may have for us.
To schedule a Meet & Greet appointment for your pooch, visit our Get Started page.
Please note: To avoid upsetting the dogs in our care, we are unable to provide a tour of our facility; however, we can provide photographs of our facilities upon request.
Part 2: Your Dog’s First Day
Assuming all goes well with your Meet & Greet appointment, we then schedule the date for your dog’s first day as a Scampers Camper.
The second portion of the Enrollment Process is a day (or a half day, minimum) participating with the pack. This allows us to evaluate your dog’s comfort level and suitability for daycare.
Your dog’s first day with the pack must start promptly at 7:00 am. This way, we ensure your pooch is one of the first to arrive that day and has a chance to meet each additional arrival at a comfortable pace, rather than being overwhelmed or overstimulated by too many new friends all at once.
At the end of your dog’s first day with Scampers, we will provide you with a detailed description of your dog’s experience, and any recommendations or concerns we have with respect to enrolling for continued participation.
We will be happy to enroll dogs who exhibit no issues or only minor issues (e.g., dogs with nervousness or obedience issues may flourish with regular exposure to the Scampers routine). On the other hand, if your dog has major issues (e.g., displays aggressiveness to people or other dogs, or extreme discomfort or anxiety), we may call you and ask you to pick him or her up. We will be able to offer alternative care suggestions and training options.
Is your dog right for daycare?
The daycare environment, while stimulating and exciting for most dogs, can be overwhelming or annoying for others.
At Scampers, we strive to maintain a mix of dogs who are generally happy and comfortable with each other and with the Scampers staff. At the same time, we strive to minimize factors which can disrupt the balance in a playgroup – reactive dogs and dogs who typically attract reactions, e.g., dogs who have not been neutered, dogs who are ill or under stress, dogs who lack impulse control or social skills. Also, some dogs have innate behaviors which do not work well in large groups of active dogs – herding dogs, for example, may need specific training on impulse control so they are less likely to treat a group of dogs like a herd of sheep!
Ongoing Temperament Monitoring
At Scampers, we get to know your dogs very well. All dogs are under constant evaluation for continued comfort levels and suitability. Should negative behavior issues crop up, we use our three-stage discipline/evaluation system to ensure the safety of the greater Scampers Campers community. Stage One is redirection: distract the dog to curtail the behavior. Stage Two is time out (in a crate or segregation zone) – this allows the dog to “cool his jets”. If a dog requires three time-outs within a week, we may recommend the dog be removed from the pack and be given specific training to correct the behavior. The dog will be welcomed back to the Scampers community once training is successful and has the trainer’s clearance to return to the daycare environment.
Ongoing Health Monitoring
If we see any signs of illness (vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, coughing, sneezing, lameness, injury), we will isolate the dog in question, administer any and all first aid and care possible, and request the owner pick the dog up and bring him or her to their veterinarian for evaluation, and we may request clearance from their veterinarian for the dog to return to the daycare environment.
Please note: Our protocols are designed around the full integration of our overnight visitors with our daycamp population, therefore Scampers is able to offer overnight care only to enrolled Scampers Campers who have attended daycare at Scampers a minimum of 5 times and have demonstrated a comfort level with the Scampers environment and personnel.
Our overnight guests enjoy a familiar, comfortable and friendly environment, romping and carousing with fellow “campers”, and being cared for by familiar Scampers wranglers who quite willingly dole out all the cuddles and fun anyone could need.
Sleeptime is private and safe. Each dog enjoys their own secure “suite” – or extra large crate if preferred – furnished for comfort with their own bed, or a Scampers PetCot, and made all the more comfortable with blankets and toys brought from home.
Mealtimes are also enjoyed in private. You provide a supply of the food your dog knows and loves, and we make sure it is served up right.
Check In and Check Out Restrictions
Check in takes place between the hours of 10 a.m. and noon, to ensure your pooch is “played out” and will sleep soundly through the night. Check out time is 1:00 p.m. to avoid extra daycare charges.
Your Dog’s First Day
(recommend 6 hrs max)
|Full Day Daycare
(over 5 hours)
|Half Day Daycare
(under 5 hours)
|Weekend Daycare from 9am – 5pm
Kirkland only. Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays
5 Day Camper
|10 Day Camper
|20 Day Camper
|30 Day Camper
|10 Half Day Camper
|Family of 2 Dogs
|Family of 3 Dogs
Food Supply Assistance for overnight care
Supply House Food (per meal)
Replenishment – Personal Shopping Trip
|Late Pick Up***
After 7:05 p.m.
*Note: Prices as of Jan 1, 2023. Prices are subject to change without notice. Any unused Prepaid Package credits expire 6 months after purchase date. Multiple dog households may share packages.
**Holiday surcharges for Daycare and for Overnight will be applied for stays that include New Year’s Day, MLK Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
Overnight rates are calculated based on stays lasting up to 24 hours. Check-in before noon, to ensure your pooch is “played out” and will sleep soundly through the night. Check-out time is 1:00 pm. The fee will begin on the day your pet arrives. There will be no charge for the day of pick up, provided that check-out is made before 1:00 pm. If picked up after 1:00 pm an additional half day of daycare will be applied at check-out. That additional daycare charge is waived for stays longer than 5 days.
A deposit of 25% is required for stays that include a federal holiday – those include New Year’s Day, MLK Day, Presidents’ Day, Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day. That deposit will be refundable on cancellations up to 3 days before the scheduled check-in date.
***A late pickup fee will be applied after a 5 minute grace period, with additional $10 charge for each additional block of 5 minutes. Dogs not picked up by 8 p.m. will stay overnight at our standard overnight rate.
To reserve a spot for your pooch, please contact us, or reserve through your GingrApp account.
We offer grooming services – from a simple mani-pedi to a full groom – at Bellevue, every second Monday, and at Kirkland, every second Tuesday – through Cut-N-Run Mobile Grooming. Chris Sugarbaker, Cut-N-Run’s groomer-in-chief, has over 25 years’ experience and will work with you to ensure your satisfaction. Ask about grooming options and rates for your pooch.
Please note that we are able to provide grooming services only for pooches who have enrolled and attend our daycare regularly.