Scampers Weekly Recap – July 29, 2016

Scampers Weekly Recap - July 29, 2016
Dear --Valued Customer--

What's more fun than a barrel of monkeys? How about puppies at play?

They're having a blast, getting wet, chasing fountain streams, and generally being goofs.
Baby Bruges Picard "Atreyu" peers at Maggie B. through a porthole sized perfectly for his amazing ears.
Vaccinations Due?

While they're having so much fun, your pooches are probably not thinking much about their vaccinations, but they're important!

Thanks to our GingrApp system, some of you may be receiving automated email messages reminding you when your pooches' shots are due. Please remember to bring or send (or ask your vet to send) copies of the vaccination status sheet as soon as they're done so we can update the record. 

(Or, you could log on and update the record on your own!)
It's that time again, folks.

To vote for your favorites, open the photos and click on Like.

The photo with the most votes will grace our lobby for the month of August.
Chris Sugarbaker of Cut-N-Run, mobile groomer extraordinaire will make his next bi-weekly visit to Scampers on Tuesday, August 2nd. His schedule fills up quickly, though, so make sure to get your reservations in early. If our current schedule does fill up, we recommend setting up a reservation for Chris' next visit, then, on August 16th.

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.

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.

Play is an important bonding activity between dogs and their people, and is especially important to the development of puppies. Toys are a great way to have fun interactions with your dog, but not all toys are created equal.

Dogs have very specific preferences about their toys. They generally prefer soft toys that make noise or are easy to tear apart (like prey) to hard or silent toys (like hard bones). They also get bored quickly. Most of the excitement you see when you present your dog with a new toy is because the toy is a new object – not because the toy itself is going to be loved forever. This is why we often find that new, exciting toy buried and forgotten under a bed or in a couch cushion just a few days after it arrives.
Rather than buying new toys constantly to keep your pup’s attention, try these tricks to give longer life to your existing toys.

  1. Don’t leave toys laying around the house. They become part of the scenery, and lose their appeal quickly.
  2. Take an old toy outside, or rub it in something that smells new and interesting.
  3. Hide toys regularly, and rotate the stash so that the favorite toy today isn’t seen again until next week.
  4. Make a big fuss over old toys, and invite your dog to play an interactive game with you.

This will make even the most old and boring toy seem fresh and exciting again.
Remember to supervise your pup when toys are around, especially with squeakers, strings (rope toys), or balls (which can get stuck in the mouth).

Happy playing!
Thanks to Elise Poston for this submission. Look for more Did You Know tidbits from Elise in future editions of Scampers Weekly Recap. Learn more at
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 were happy to introduce Neva to the Littles on Monday morning. She's a pleasant little pooch, and had no trouble making new friends with all the campers.

We showed Juneau just how much fun can be had. He joined us on Tuesday. Juneau is an active guy, and had a blast with new friends Jack, Brodie and Cooper.

Luna the Shepherd came on Wednesday. She was a little shyer at the outset but was able to relax as her day progressed, and by day's end was having a blast playing with her new best buddy, young Aussie Ajax.

At the same time as Luna was learning the fun to be had with her group, Little Dempsey Corgi was exploring the Littles and getting tons of cuddles from the wranglers. He didn't seem to mind one little bit.

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.
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'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.

Karsen was introduced to new baby brother, Hayden,
a couple of weeks ago. He's doing a great job
of keeping his tiny new buddy company.

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

Abbey S is helping Leo as he starts his athletic career.
He's almost walking!

It looks like Pliny's baby brother is
learning to walk too - fun times ahead!

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

Luna Blue Pit is learning to enjoy her kid sister's attention. Emily is learning that Luna's a great big sister.

Gentle Golden Kenny is
taking very good care of
brand new baby Advay.

Apres Scampers Hooch
is one very contented pooch.
Jemma took a day off from Scampers to keep her mom company at home.

Buddy T stretches out
at his mom's feet at day's end

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

Odie just needs a place to put his snout
while he takes a little nap.
Apparently, young English Setter Leica is getting lots of exercise when she comes to Scampers. Here's what she looks like at home.

We loved this shot of Sadie - the look on her face says that she's not pleased that her belly rub got interrupted for the sake of a camera.

Like many pooches, Swiffer enjoys the world through an open car window, even if he so tired after his Scampers day that he sleeps through it!

Bliss is a place to rest my head, a hand to stroke my neck.

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. 

Congratulations to McKinley, Blue Ribbon Pooch

Little Miss Chomchom is all dressed up and ready for her tromp around Whistler.

Murphy C surveys his domain!

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

Ripley S' mom doesn't usually maintain
an open-door policy for her home office.
And this would be the reason.

Buddy T decided to do a little remodeling
as a surprise for his mom

The famous Odie is at it again.
Mr. Champion Counter Surfer has his eye on the beautiful beignet!

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.
Scampers Online Reservations and Account Management
Our online management system, GingrApp, is cooking along nicely now. If you wish, you are able to create your own login to make your 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, you can set up a credit card on file (encrypted to a fare-thee-well!) if you feel so inclined.
By the way, for users who have set up a credit card on file, you may use another card at any time, but please let us know before we run the transaction for you so that we can de-select that account.
Reservations, please!

We're filling up these days! Often!

Please make sure you get your reservations into our system, whether via the GingrApp Portal, or by phone or email. We are also very happy to set up recurring appointments for our customers who have predictable schedules.

(This picture is a little bit exaggerated, by the way. They all gathered around because they wanted to know what Amanda had in her hand.)


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!

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.
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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