Scampers Weekly Recap – October 16, 2015

Scampers Weekly Recap - October 16, 2015
Dear --Valued Customer--

We've decided to hold an extra week of summer, for all to enjoy. We hope you're enjoying it as much as the pooches are!
There's only a week left - we're hoping for more votes!

We're thrilled to have been nominated for the third year in a row to King5 Best of Western Washington in the Best Doggie Daycare category.

Last year, we were very honored to be named to the top 5 of about 120 contestants.

This year we're not faring so well, but we hope to gain some ground with a last campaign push for your votes. Of course earning your continued trust is by far our most important goal, but
we sure hope you'll take a moment to vote for us. We'd love to end up in the Top 5 again!

Last month, we invited former Scampers wrangler, Elise Poston, to provide training for our staff in Emergency Preparedness. 

We  found the information in the seminar so interesting and compelling that we've decided to offer the same seminar to our Scampers campers family members, at no cost, as a community service.

If you'd like to attend the seminar on November 14th, click this link to send us an email.

Note: There is a limit to how many we can accommodate for this seminar, and while response has been very strong, we do still have room. We also plan to schedule a second showing, as this event has raised quite a lot of enthusiasm.

We learned last week that there are cases of Bordetella (Kennel Cough) in Clearview.

We haven't seen any cases at Scampers, but do keep your ear tuned to any loud honking, hacking coughing.

Bordetella is an airborne upper respiratory disease, and is extremely contagious. Although rarely deadly, it is very uncomfortable and if left untreated can lead to pneumonia. Treatment is usually very simple, involving antibiotics and a cough suppressant, and resolves the symptoms very quickly.

Make sure your dog's vaccinations are up to date. Note that at Scampers, as for most dog daycare operations, that means within the last six months!

If your dog shows symptoms, please do not bring him anywhere where he may come into contact with other dogs - even your visit to the vet's office needs to be carefully controlled. There's a reason it's called Kennel Cough!
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.
They had a great time learning and playing - well, how can you NOT have fun discovering the way to generate a bonanza of treats.
We're looking at ways we can use PupPod in future to entertain your pooches at Scampers. Watch this space...

psssst... It's going to be so much fun!
Congratulations to PupPod - their Kickstarter campaign was successful, and we're looking forward to seeing great things develop.
Calling for your photo submissions:
October Pooch of the Month - Halloween Theme

We know many of our campers are great fans of Halloween ... or their people are!
There are some brilliant costumes for dogs of all sizes, and we always get such a kick out of seeing our friends all dressed up!

Send us the photos of your pooches in costume, and we'll have a Halloween-themed Pooch of the Month for October.

Every once in a while we come across a dog-oriented joke.

In honor of our many clients who've recently had babies, or who are due to deliver their first soon, we bring you a special, heart-warming Friday Funny. We hope it brings smiles to many faces today!
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 the Welcome Waggin team.

We met a lovely crew of newbies this week.

On Wednesday, we welcomed German Shepherd mix Ranger and young Boxer-girl Sugar Ray. They both had a blast with all their new active friends in the Big Dog group.

Meanwhile, the Littles showed how much fun daycamp can be for Shih Tsu mix, Josie, and Cairn Terrier, Scout, who both found the whole thing to be very interesting indeed.

Today, we're welcoming Keta and Douglas to our party. We're making sure they know they're welcome and that this is all about fun and frolic.
On Thursday, we celebrated National Pug Day. We had three pugs in attendance to help us: Mr. Barkley, Lil Bro and Lulu.

We wish Happy National Pug Day to all our past and present pugs and pug mixes.
We wish speedy healing to our new friend, young English Golden Lena, who is having surgery today. She'll be right as rain in no time at all, and we'll be happy to have her back among her fuzzy friends as soon as she's ready.

We are pleased to report that our old friend, Dexter the Cavalier, is recovering well following heart surgery. We wish him speedy return to health and comfort, and hope to see him back at Scampers once he's feeling well enough to rejoin his Littles crew. 
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, especially for the upcoming holidays.

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.
Chris Sugarbaker of Cut-N-Run, mobile groomer extraordinaire will make his next visit to Scampers on Tuesday, October 27th.

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 ... 
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:

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?)
This is Sophus, who couldn't muster up enough energy to get all the way into his bed.
Poor Maggie was so tired, she took her nap right in the middle of the kitchen floor.

Murphy O has a cushy corner for his post-Scampers recovery. His human reports that it doesn't take long for him to recharge.
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.

Charlotte is showing off her pretty chapeau.

Xi'An is practicing for her runway debut.

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.

Shay enjoyed hanging out at Twanoh State Park Beach.Doesn't she look gorgeous in this light?

Finley is awestruck by the majesty of Crater Lake.

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

Here's Charlie R, wearing his chicken bag. This is how Sally found him when she returned home one day.

We were not at all surprised to learn that Charlie R's littermate, Gunnar McL, is equally talented. This is Gunnar's attempt at helping around the office. We're pretty sure this is why he spends time with us at 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.
Is anyone noticing a trend? Those yellow labs can be so charming, and so helpful!
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.

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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