Scampers Weekly Recap – December 18, 2015

Scampers Weekly Recap - December 18, 2015
 Dear --Valued Customer--

Even with everyone in holiday preparation mode, Scampers has been just hopping all week long!

Our boarders have been arriving with their bags all packed, and all the while, our daycampers are having all kinds of fun.

'Tis the season of Busy Busy Busy, and we hope everyone is having as much fun as we are.
Scampers Holiday Hours

We have a houseful of boarders for the entire holiday season, but our daycare will be closed for Christmas Day.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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 ... 

It can be tempting to share the holiday feasting with your pets.

We all know that chocolate and xylitol (an artificial sweetener) are dangerous to your dogs, but did you also know other foods can make your pooch sick, too?

Fatty, salty, or spicy foods, citrus, nuts, coconut (including coconut oil and coconut water), onions, garlic, grapes (and raisins), raw dough (think of all those holiday treats you’re baking!), and bones from your famous pot roast or celebratory ribeye steaks can all cause indigestion, illness, or injury.

Be mindful of your coffee and cocktails, too!

It’s easy for your four-legged friend to sneak all sorts of goodies from unsuspecting guests, small children, unattended kitchens, or trash cans without secure lids.

Ask your vet about safe and healthy alternative treats to make your four-legged friend’s holiday feast as tantalizing as your own.

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 $34.27 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.

Some holiday mischief for you...

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".

This week was a busy week for new pooch welcomes, in every area.

We met three newbies on Monday. We sent Dexter H to the big dog group, where he made friends with Deschutes; meanwhile, Chihuahua buddies Rooney and Lucas joined in the fun with the Littles, meeting a bunch of other chihuahuas, as well as yorkies, and beagles, and westies, and corgis!

On Wednesday, Cassie came to the active big dogs and found look-alikes Athena and Max A. The whole bunch of active big dogs were very happy to keep her busy, though. Milou joined the Littles and showed everyone her special Lakeland terrier style.

Macaroni and Roxie joined their respective parties on Thursday. Macaroni started a mite shy, but he also showed us he can be a great playmate! Roxie is a little Aussie Shepherd pup, and found her best party circle with the Littles. What a fun girl she is, too!

Today, Sherman the lab is making himself very popular. He's found all the fun fellows to romp with - what a way to spend a Friday, right?
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.
In Memorium - Farewell, Little Daisy B

We were so very sorry to learn of the loss of little Daisy B. This little sweetheart had only recently started coming to Scampers, but we sure miss her. Our hearts go out to her family who must miss her terribly.
Dogs' lives are too short. Their only fault, really.
-- Agnes Sligh Turnbull

Our boarding facility has very been busy this year. This holiday, our facility absolutely full to the brim with happy campers!

While we are full for the Christmas holidays this year, we do still have some space for the New Year's Celebration Eve.

Remember to get your boarding requests in early to make sure there's room enough for your pooches. 

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.
Scampers Online Reservations and Account Management
Our online management system is cooking along nicely now. We are still working on completing the data input, particularly for incomplete vaccination data, but you are able to make your reservations online for boarding and for daycare if you're so inclined.
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!
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. 

The Force seems to be awakening in Lily C. She is wearing her Yoda ears to honor the occasion.

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 - very exciting things to come over the next few weeks!

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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