Scampers Weekly Recap – November 13, 2015

Scampers Weekly Recap - November 13, 2015
 Dear --Valued Customer--

Well, we seem to have hit November. It's a blustery, cold and rainy day, and our pooches are definitely noticing the changing barometer.

They're settling into their various playgroups, as the day progresses, but these changeable days make for raucous mornings and hyper pooches.


Living in the seismically active Pacific Northwest, we at Scampers are aware of the threat of earthquakes; and while we have a plan in place for handling the dogs in that eventuality, we also knew there is lots more preparation to be done.

In August, former Scampers wrangler, Elise Poston, a trainer for CERT, provided training for our staff in Emergency Preparedness. We found the information so compelling and in just an hour's time we'd gained a much stronger understanding of what we can do at Scampers, as well as individually, to be prepared in case of disaster - earthquakes, fires, etc.

We're offering the same seminar to our Scampers campers family members at no cost. If you'd like to attend the seminar tomorrow, November 14th, click this link to send us an email. We do still have room for attendees.

Note: We plan to schedule a second showing for those who are unable to attend tomorrow's event. Let us know if you're interested.
Chris Sugarbaker of Cut-N-Run, mobile groomer extraordinaire will make his next visit to Scampers on Tuesday, November 24th.

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 ... 
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 $47.78 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 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.
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 is the week of the Tiny! On Monday morning, we welcomed Little Abner, a baby Yorkie. He and tiny Yorkie Jemma played like maniacs all day long!

Maximus C, a border collie mix, joined the littles on Tuesday. He's on the timid side, but he found his rhythms before the day was done.

Little Joe, a baby Bichon-Chihuahua mix, discovered camping on Wednesday, and was so happy to find fellow tiny puppies Little Abner and Jemma, as well as Zoey Ha and Chomchom. What a party they had!

On Thursday it was Juno and Tank who joined the Littles. Again, timid and shy, but willing to give this camping thing a try. We did our best welcome to the party dance, and they decided it all looked a lot of fun.

We send our Get Well Soon wishes to Bella A, who has a nasty cut, and to Dexter Cavalier - we're missing our dear friends, and hope you're both feeling chipper and up to having fun with us again very 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 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.

We bid a fond farewell to our good friend Jackson who has made his way to the Rainbow Bridge after a long and satisfying life.

We know his human, Ruby, will find comfort in the memory of many years of his love and companionship. He was a magnificent fellow with a wonderfully generous heart.
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:

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. 

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 
Scampers Daycamp for Dogs

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