Scampers Weekly Recap – December 4, 2015

Scampers Weekly Recap - December 4, 2015
 Dear --Valued Customer--

So, now that all that leftover turkey's finally been finished off, we can look forward our next turkey feast, which is probably coming soon.

We think of Scampers as a warm and cozy landing place where your pooches can hang out with good friends. We like to believe your pooches think of Scampers the same way...
Scampers Technology Shift!

We are very excited to announce that we have completed the migration of the administration of our client accounts for daycare and boarding services to an online petcare industry management service, GingrApp.

This app gives you the option to manage your pooches' Scampers accounts through personalized password-protected identities within the Scampers portal, make your reservations for daycare and boarding, monitor and update your pooches' vaccination status, and track the usage of your daycare packages, and more.
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.
A special note to our Microsoft Explorer or Microsoft Edge users – we are very sorry but the scuttlebutt is that this app does not work at all well on these browsers (it’ll break), but it does work very well on Google Chrome or Firefox.

By day's end, we will send you an email, sent through GingrApp, inviting you to log in and set up your password. 

Chris Sugarbaker of Cut-N-Run, mobile groomer extraordinaire will make his next visit to Scampers on Tuesday, December 8th.

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 ... 
Safe Harbor Stables
Holiday Open House

Gracie M's mom tells us that we have an Open House to attend this weekend, in support of Safe Harbor Stables.

Holiday Photos with Santa's Elves
Craft Sale
Bake Sale

Sunday, December 6,
noon to 4 pm,
at Safe Harbor Stables
16509 164th Ave NE

Benefits Save a Forgotten Equine
Horse Rescue of Woodinville.

We have posted a collection of photos in an album on our Facebook Page. These photos were taken by our wranglers of your pooches enjoying their Scampers days in recent weeks. Vote for your favorites and we'll frame the winner to grace our lobby for the next month.

We have already seen some icy sidewalks this year!

Rock salt and commercial de-icers sprinkled on sidewalks can irritate your pooches’ paws, causing extra licking.

Wiping paws with a damp towel after walks can remove salts and ice crystals and prevent ingestion of chemicals. Plus, your carpets will stay holiday-guest ready! If your pet does ingest de-icers, call your local vet or the ASPCA poison control hotline 888-426-4435 for assistance.

(Note that the ASPCA hotline may charge a $65 consultation fee, while your vet’s office will usually offer free advice).

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 $23.25 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.

Today's Funny celebrates Scampers' new kennel management software system. I wonder, do many of us feel this way when faced with technology.

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".

It's been a couple of weeks since our last report, and even with the holiday in the middle of it, we've been able to welcome a couple of great new additions.

Pirate arrived early on the pre-Thanksgiving Monday morning, and made friends with a bunch of Littles - he's quite social and enjoyed his day quite thoroughly.

Sherman and Mooshi decided to give us a try on Tuesday and found the comings and goings to be fun and fascinating.

This week, we welcomed Logan and Ziggy Spaniel to the roster, and both found plenty of playmates to keep them entertained - that was our plan all along!
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 Thanksgiving holidays, and expect to be as busy for the Christmas holidays as well.

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:

Little Joe is enjoying sweet dream of all his favorite Scampers friends.

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...

Big Jax R didn't quite make it all the way onto his bed. (It's not like the target was too small for this Great Dane Lab mix.)
Avery's got a nice comfy spot for her post-Scampers snooze.

(Red is certainly her color, don't you think?)
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. 

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

Murphy C is the master of his domain!

Miss Mimi enjoyed her visit to Mulkiteo, especially the fresh sea breezes.

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 
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