Weekly Recap – Friday, February 1, 2013

We’ve had a week of record-breaking attendance – we’ve even opened up our back room to pooch play several times! It’s a good thing our weather’s been a little warmer, and our back room has been comfortable.

We are reaching capacity often, and earlier in the day, so please remember that advance notice is necessary. We really don’t want to turn any of our fuzzy friends away, but we do have to maintain safety.

A little information can be a very good thing
“forewarned is forearmed”

Once in a while things in life go a little awry. That’s just as true for your fuzzy friends: Bumps and scrapes occur. Perhaps a pooch has had an uncomfortable meeting with a less-than-friendly dog at the park. And sometimes pooches find delicious noshes that they really are not meant to find.

When your pooches get to Scampers, if we are told about these tales of woe, our wranglers won’t be surprised when they find that bump or scrape, or a sudden shyness around a certain breed of dog, or the inevitable result of those unintended noshes – goopy, messy poo.

Pooch Need a Spruce-Up?
Chris Sugarbaker, Cut-N-Run’s groomer-in-chief is back to his bi-weekly schedule, and his next visit will be next Tuesday, February 5th.

If your pooch is due for a spruce-up, keep in mind that Chris’ schedule often fills up, so claim time for your pooch ASAP.

K9 Nose Work Classes at Scampers – Now Enrolling for Feb 8th – Feb 22
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 is offering K9 Nose Work Classes using Scampers facility.

The next classes are scheduled to run Friday evenings from Feb 8th to Feb 22nd. If you’re interested in enrolling your pooch, give Vicki a call at 206-849-7643.
More information is available as Scampers front desk.

Friday Funny
Every once in a while we come across a dog-oriented joke that we just have to share.

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.

…this one’s todays.

Pawlogic News
Cathy Madson of Pawlogic Dog Training holds group classes at Scampers location.

Cathy offers classes including Basic Obedience, Continuing Obedience and Real Life Training, and Introduction to Obedience for Puppies.

For more information or to register your dog in any of the classes, call Cathy at 425 443 5280.

Watch for more exciting information on new classes in our upcoming newsletters.

Scampers Boarding
Scampers has been hosting boarding dogs for several months, and we’ve found our visitors to be quite content and relaxed during their stays. They are in a familiar environment, with familiar people, and surrounded daily by all their favorite playmates.

Our busiest times are the holiday weekends and our suites do fill up, so be sure to get your reservations in early.

Note that there is a premium charge for July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day.

Click here to download a Boarding Request Form.

Heard ’round the water bowl
We’re excited to be adding new personalities each week. Our frequent campers are doing their best to make them feel welcome. Here’s some of the gossip heard ’round the water bowl:
“Oh-Em-Gee, Abbie, did you really get three little newbies all at the same time?”

“Well, yes, but it makes sense since they’re all from the same family! Henry, Albie and Peanut came as an established mini-pack. Henry and Peanut were able to be support shy Albie, and they were all delightful new friends for the Littles in attendance.”

“That’s just like Lily J and Maggie who joined the Mediums the other day – Lily slipped right in like she was a regular camper, but Maggie’s a shy one. With Lily’s help, Maggie came out of her shell and had a very good time. She especially enjoyed playing with Roxi Viszla.”

“We added Gus and Princess Leia this morning, and while they don’t come from the same family, they did form a little bond as the day’s newbies.”

“Tissue told me that there’s another newbie: Little pomeranian Shugga kinda snuck in as a Saturday playcare participant. She’ll get to meet Maxwell, Angus and Calli tomorrow – they’re all having a sleepover, so they’ll make a great play date for her.”

Please Remember to Reserve Ahead!
Our drop in space has become very limited. Occasionally, we’ve had to place a sign on our door to say we had maxed out our current capacity for our staffing levels.

Please remember to reserve ahead via email or phone to be sure we have space for your pooch.

We’d hate to have to turn anyone away, but we maintain our dogs to wranglers ratios as a matter of safety.

A “Reply” to this email works very well, or click this link to send an email request as does a quick phone call.

As always, if you have a particular attendance pattern you’d like to claim, please let us know what that is if you haven’t already done so.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend. We’re promised some sunshine, so don’t forget to get a good dose of that healthy Vitamin D!

Linda Olsen and Stina Hughes
Scampers Daycamp for Dogs

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