Scampers Weekly Recap – September 18, 2015

Scampers Weekly Recap - September 18, 2015
Dear --Valued Customer--

We're well into autumn now - school's back in session, the weather's changing, and our days seem to be getting a little shorter. 
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.
We're Number 5!

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. 

We hope you'll vote for us this year.

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".

Emmie the baby corgi joined us on Tuesday, and immediately charmed all who crossed her path, canine and human alike. She's an active and spunky little party girl, and we're looking forward to catching some of her antics on video. She's gonna be a star!

On Wednesday, we welcomed Sadie K, a lovely Rottie girl, who made herself right at home among the Big dogs, while Kiska the Husky found great fun with "cousin" Freya. Beagle mix Rowlf joined the Littles, and while he was a little shy, he certainly found the goings-on fascinating. He'll relax into the fun in due time.

Thursday's newbie was Brodie the English Golden puppy, who got to meet a bunch of rowdy pups in the Littles group before he moved in with the Mediums to play with the more active pups. He's a big fan of pooch pools, and even with the rainy weather he found his favorite kind of pools in Scampers' back yard, so he's truly a Happy Camper!

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!

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!
Chris Sugarbaker of Cut-N-Run, mobile groomer extraordinaire will make his next visit to Scampers on Tuesday, September 29th.

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:

Newton curled up on his nice cozy blanket.
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.

Nora's got a very comfy spot just for her. She stretches out her little body for a nice long rest after a day at Scampers.

Flapjack got home after a busy day of hounding around with her friends and couldn't even...
After her busy day at Scampers, Little Sophie C went out like a light!
Nala's legs may be just a mite long for her bed!
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.

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.

Pretty Josie is showing us how much she loves her Tuffy indestructible toy. You can just see the pride in her eyes!

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 all a wonderful weekend.
Very best regards,
Linda Olsen and Stina Hughes 
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