Scampers Weekly Recap – December 11, 2015

Scampers Weekly Recap - December 11, 2015
 Dear --Valued Customer--

We're having such a busy week, with lots of campers gathering for the canine companionship, the sniffing and rasslin' and general puppy fun. We actually hit maximum attendance on Tuesday. (That's a reminder: remember to get your reservations in!)

With such a huge crowd on Tuesday, we turned one of our playgroups into a Doodle Day. We gathered them all for a picture but London decided she was camera shy, and hid behind Heather.
Scampers Technology Shift!

Our new online petcare industry management service, GingrApp, is cooking along nicely. We are still finding some bumps in the transition, and we are so grateful for your patience as we find our way.

Several of our customers have already started to manage their pooches' Scampers accounts through the personalized password-protected identities, making their own reservations for daycare and boarding, and uploading pictures of their pooches.
Whether you use the Gingr App portal is entirely up to you - you can choose to use any, all, or none of its features. We are always happy to take your questions, requests, instructions, and updates via telephone, email, or face-to-face.

The portal can be reached at:
We have also posted a link on our website. It is important that you use the email account we have in our customer file for you (which may or may not be the same as the account we are sending this newsletter to!) when you log in at first - that is your unique identifier within GingrApp. If you have any troubles at all, send us an email, and we'll be able to help you get going.
Chris Sugarbaker of Cut-N-Run, mobile groomer extraordinaire will make his next visit to Scampers on Tuesday, December 22nd.

His schedule really does fill up often, and while we'll try to squeeze everyone in, please make sure to get your request in early if your dog needs a spruce-up.  

Give us a call to schedule an appointment for your pooch, or ... 

We are please to announce that young Emmie is our latest Pooch of the Month winner! Voting was brisk, in fact, it was neck and neck between our two top vote getters, but she pulled it out in the end. Well done, Emmie!!

Have a look at all the contestant photos in an album on our Facebook Page.

The holidays are in full swing. To ensure smooth social interactions for you, your guests, and your pets, here are a few things to keep in mind.

  • It’s always a good idea to ask before bringing a pet to a holiday celebration. Even if your host is an animal lover, they will appreciate the gesture! This also provides them the opportunity to puppy-proof the buffet table and decorations (tinsel, poinsettia, mistletoe, holly, gingerbread houses, etc.).
  • Make sure to have a quiet, safe space for pets to retire from the noise and chaos. No matter how much they love attention, extra people, pets, sounds, smells, and the change in routine can be stressful.
  • Your friends and family can offer your pet a walk or a play session instead of a continuous stream of treats. This is a great way to keep those excitable noses out of mischief and include pets as part of the festivities.
  • Make sure your house guests’ toiletries and medications are out of reach at all times. Guests without pets of their own may not be accustomed to puppy-proofing!
  • Keep an eye on wrapping paper, ribbons, wired bows, spare batteries, packing peanuts, plastic bags, and other gift accoutrements which might appeal to your puppy’s playful side, but be harmful if swallowed.
  • Relax and enjoy the holidays with your furry friends!

Thanks to Elise Poston for this submission. Look for more Did You Know tidbits from Elise in future editions of Scampers Weekly Recap.
Have a Cuppa Joe in support of pet rescue

Hey all -- look for our coffee service each morning when you are dropping off. We're donating the coffee and trimmings to the cause. Any funds we take in for cups of coffee will be forwarded to Homeward Pet.

We hope you'll opt for a quick Cuppa Joe from right here at Scampers so we can all help support canine rescue efforts.

Weekly Report - We are delighted to report that this week we collected $53.40 for Homeward Pet. Thank you very much. We hope you enjoyed your coffee!

Every once in a while we come across a dog-oriented joke.

This is for everyone who is getting into decorating for the holidays.

Watch for the updates of our framed Friday Funny in our reception area.

We'll also make sure they're posted on our Facebook page so you can share them with your friends.
We're a pretty close knit group of pooches - we form strong friendships, and we get to know each other very well. When we new pooches join us, we love to introduce them around and get them started in their Scampering adventures - that's why they call us the "Welcome Waggin".

Deschutes has just moved from Oregon, and has chosen Scampers as her day's occupation. She's a smiley Black and White Beauty - a lovely amalgamation of various breeds, and she's making friends with lots of new pooches, and new wranglers, every day.

We wish speedy recovery to Sophie C, who has been through some nasty tummy troubles. We know her doctors have been taking very good care of her. At the same time, we send another Get Well Soon shout-out to Sophie's lookalike, Dexter, who has had heart surgery - we miss you, friend, and hope you're healing. Young Jacki O had an unfortunate mishap the other day and is nursing a broken foot. Poor baby! We sure hope she's feeling better and back to her fun romping self soon.
Hey, Peeps, don't forget, if you're curious about how we spend our days and you're not quite sure what those report cards really mean, you can watch the adventures in the photos and videos our wranglers are posting on the Scampers Facebook page.

There's also a ScampersDogs channel on YouTube where you'll find all kinds of fun videos, and we update that selection periodically.

Our boarding facility has very been busy this year. Some weekends have found our facility absolutely full to the brim with happy campers!

Remember to get your boarding requests in early to make sure there's room enough for your pooches. We are already full for the Christmas holidays this year, but we do still have some space for the New Year's Celebration Eve.

Samson is a frequent Scampers boarder. Here he is greeting the morning staff with his great big grin!
This is Gunde, relaxing during her recent weekend with us. Gunde used to be a regular camper and we've missed her wily sense of humor, so we're glad she still comes to board once in a while.
Sibling Berner-Golden mix pups Nox and Oris found a nice spot for a mid-day nap - boarding is tiring work for these active and mischievous pups.
Every once in a while we receive a photo from one of our customers showing us what their beloveds are doing after their day at Scampers.

We're always looking for new material but we have some classics to share:

Here's Jemma, enjoying her downtime. This is at her mom's office, where she spends her time when she's not at Scampers.

Little Joe is enjoying sweet dream of all his favorite Scampers friends - his mom got up left him a nice warm chair!

Odie sure loves his ball, but was too tired to do anything but hold it!

Could Linus be any more content?
What a cushy gig he found!

And Jeeves is done for another day, out like a light...
We know we have lots of Seahawks fans in our Scampers community. Here's where we'll post your 12th Dog pics. We're looking forward to seeing LOTS of those over the next few months.

This is 12th Dog, Izzy, a true fan: all smiles and cheerful squeals.

And Bailey P enjoys the game from the
50 yard line!

Nelson is right at home,
at the Home of the 12th man!

Here's Flapjack, showing her enthusiasm for her favorite team.

This category of owner-contributed pics features dogs enjoying their extracurricular fun.
This is where we'll post the pics we've received of your pooches enjoying summer vacations, beach roaming, ball games, and any other such general exploring. 

Sadie W had a lovely visit with Santa. She told him all about all her Christmas wishes.
Hooch sure enjoyed this view of the south shore of Crater Lake.

Ripley S relaxes at home with a good book.

Here's Lola B as captured by the brilliant Dogs of Marymoor photographer.

Murphy C is the master of his domain!

We have also received some great shots documenting "The Real Reason" you bring your furkids to Scampers.

Pretty Abby G is a very helpful pooch indeed. This lovely picture shows her effort at helping to unpack mysterious things at the office.
Canine Nosework Classes at Scampers
Dogs have an incredible sense of smell and an inborn desire to hunt. The sport of K9 Nose Work is designed to develop the natural scenting abilities of your dog by using their passion for hunting and their love of toys, food and exercise.  

It's a great class for your dog to have fun, build confidence, and burn lots of mental and physical energy and you get to find out just how good your dog's nose is.
Vicki Francks, owner of Cascade Canines continues offering K9 Nose Work Classes using Scampers facility. If you'd like some information on the next round of classes, give Vicki a call at 206-849-7643. More information is also available as Scampers front desk.
PupPod is the new fun and training game for your dog that everyone is talking about.

We took the PupPod prototype for a test drive at Scampers recently, and everyone who had a chance to try it out had a grand time with it. They found they could make goodies appear by carrying out little tasks.
We're making plans with the PupPod developers to use PupPod in future to entertain your pooches at Scampers. Watch this space...

psssst... It's going to be so much fun!

A gentle reminder that Scampers daycare hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, and our weekend and holiday daycare hours are by appointment only,  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

In the case of an emergency, we are able to make the accommodation for extended stay. Please call us, though, to advise.
It's a very easy process to set up or change recurring appointments for your pooches. Just stop by our front desk or let us know by email if you'd like to set up, change, or confirm recurring appointments for your campers.
Dogs on Leashes, Pretty Please

Our reception area is often very busy, and we host many dogs with many different kinds of personalities. While we love them all, we know that some are inclined to jump up and greet new friends, and others are inclined to try to protect their beloved humans.

To avoid any kind of mishap, please ensure your pooches are securely leashed and in control while in our reception area. 

Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
Very best regards,
Linda Olsen and Stina Hughes 
Scampers Daycamp for Dogs

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