Scampers Weekly Recap – December 30, 2016

Scampers Weekly Recap - December 30, 2016
Dear --Valued Customer--

Every year, for that week between Christmas and New Years, we are surprised by how busy our wranglers are!

This week we have been hosting lots of boarders, but a much lighter number of daycare dogs. We're getting lots of chores done and we're working hard on getting our Bellevue shop ready for you.

Next week, we know we're going to be running again. Get ready for Full Tilt Boogie!
Our Bellevue location is looking a lot like Scampers now. Doors have been hung, and walls have bee painted. The black rubber flooring is (mostly) down, and it's going down very quickly. That's a good thing, as our white vinyl fencing will be installed next week!

Now if we could just get our mechanical permit through the churn at City Hall, we could install our water heater, and all that goes with it!

2017 is going to be a fun year for Scampers as we learn to be a two-location entity.
Every once in a while we come across a dog-oriented joke.

This one's today's:

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.

p.s. We're receiving contributions from our customers now! We're stockpiling them and using them. If you've sent in a Friday Funny for us and we haven't used it yet, don't worry, we will! Thanks very much.
We're a pretty close knit group of pooches - we form strong friendships, and we get to know each other very well. When 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".
Our Welcome Waggin team has had a fun week welcoming the newbies.
We were very happy to meet Shuksan's cousin, Winnie, on Tuesday. Winnie is a very playful pooch, and made lots of fun friends all day long.

Wednesday was a fun day for Amelia, a very pleasant Lab Mix. We also got to meet Callie, a lovely terrier mix. Callie is deaf, but seems to be able to understand and speak fluent pooch body language.

Paisley and Ziva were our Thursday newbies. Ziva's a very young terrier mix, and Dugan's baby sister. She enjoyed meeting the puppies in our Littles section. Paisley is a very sweet-tempered Yellow Lab who makes friends very easily.
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.

A little bit of puppy love!
We've added Instagram to our assortment of Social Media tools. Tag or search #scampersdogs and join in the fun.

Ozzy likes to hang out at the top of the slide.
One of our long-standing campers, old Loki, king of beasts, has made his way to the Rainbow Bridge.

When Loki began his reign at Scampers he was already an ancient, having spent his first 12 years in the woods without dog friends to romp with. His dad decided that, as he'd so little exposure to other dogs, he'd enjoy Scampers where he'd have lots of dog friends to run with. Well, he was absolutely right. Loki loved being with all his fellow canines, doing all those things that dogs do best.
Loki spent every weekday and most Saturdays of these past 5 years with us at Scampers, and he boarded with us often when his dad was traveling. He was always a warm and benevolent presence, sharing his beautiful attitude with all.

Loki's face became whiter and whiter, and his frame became slighter and slighter, but he was always full of joy and enthusiasm and he remained fully engaged right up until his last day.

For all of us at Scampers, this is Loki as he will be remembered. Our Scampers community will miss him dearly, as will his devoted family.

We will remember him as Loki, the Lion King. And can't you see the resemblance?
Our boarding facility has very been busy this year, especially over the holidays and long weekends. Remember to get your boarding requests in early to make sure there's room enough for your pooches. Your boarding requests can be submitted via GingrApp, or you can call us.

Samson is a frequent Scampers boarder. Here he is greeting the morning staff with his great big grin!
Boarding Drop Off Times
We ask that boarders be dropped off before noon, although exceptions can be made in case of an emergency.

Arriving at Scampers is very stimulating for your pooches - even after a busy day of adventuring elsewhere - and it takes several hours for the incomers to settle down.

And one stimulated pooch means a whole houseful of stimulated pooches!

One of the reasons that Scampers boarding facilities works well for most of our guests is that the guests are good and tired after a day of playing, roving and sniffing. Of course, a tired dog is a good dog!
Our online management system, GingrApp, is cooking along nicely now. All our customers are able to create private and secure logins to make reservations online for boarding and for daycare - whether full day or half day - as well as upload photos and documents, and, for speed and convenience, set up a completely secure credit card on file.

You can access GingrApp from the "My Account" link on any page of Scampers website.
Chris Sugarbaker of Cut-N-Run, mobile groomer extraordinaire will make his next bi-weekly visit to Scampers on Tuesday, January 3rd.

His grooming schedule often fills up, so get your reservations in early, or set up a reservation for Chris' subsequent visit on January 17th.

Feel free to give us a call to schedule an appointment for your pooch, or ... 

If you've created your GingrApp identity, you can set up your reservations now on GingrApp. When you make your daycare reservation, you'll notice the option to select "Additional Services". Choose the service you'd like to add, then confirm by clicking the blue bar on the right, then choose the date (again), and choose from one of the times available.
Our friends at PupPod are busily working on improving the way we will be able to offer PupPod brain exercise and fun for your pooches at Scampers.
Stay tuned - we'll be bringing you new information as soon as we have it.
Give em a quick stroll first, please!
Remember, arriving at daycare is extra-stimulating. We often have pooches empty out in the lobby because they just can't contain themselves any longer!

If you're bringing you pooch into Scampers after a long car ride, please give them a quick toodle around the bushes or pillars before bringing them inside.

Any poops can be delivered to the green garbage cans - if you need a poop bag, just pop in and ask for one!
We know how much you love your furbabies - that's why you bring them to Scampers, after all. But please remember that very few dogs require more than two meals per day, and for many, one is enough.

We happily provide meal service for very young puppies who really do need a mid-day meal to support their growing bodies, and for dogs whose veterinarians prescribe a mid-day meal, e.g., dogs on certain medications or who have metabolic, gastric, or intestinal conditions; however, if your pooch is over 6 months old, please do not bring snacks and meals for them.

Frankly, we're having a tough time staffing for the demand lately, and because so many  on our lunch list don't really need a meal, they're reluctant to eat, and our staffers are hand feeding them, coaxing them, singing to them... They really don't need it, honest!

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 know that Scampers campers are avid fans, and we're looking for pictures of your pooches proudly showing off their fanwear!

Sanford as 12th Man

Here's Chomchom, all dressed for the game
We've seen many of our Scampers families expand recently, and we're looking for pics of our campers tending to their new humans. We hope we'll see lots more baby and pooch pictures! Click here to send your pics in via email.

Maggie O as Big Sister - she takes her job very seriously.

Here's Aussie Ozzie O
looking after his new baby, Tali.
What a beautiful pair!

Sadie went home last night
and found her best cuddle buddy.

Hank's mom tells us he always has
more energy when he gets home.
Apparently, not this time!

George loves his chickens.
They make great pillows.

Apres Scampers Hooch
is one very contented pooch.

Sera is pretty much wiped out after her day at Scampers.

Bliss is a place to rest my head,
a hand to stroke my neck.
Apparently, young English Setter Leica is getting lots of exercise when she comes to Scampers. Here's what she looks like at home.
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. 

Morgan, our mid-day cleaner, is very proud of her dog, Tracy, who is now a certified Reading With Rover dog. Tracy enjoys calmly listening as the children read their books.

Scarlett Golden and her favorite human, Susan, have been working through Project Canine to earn certification as the newest Therapy Dog Team at Overlake Hospital.

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

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