It’s been a busy week – lots of dogs, and lots of new friends, and we’ve been stretching our staff to the max around vacation time and that infamous flu outbreak.
The pooches are having a blast, though, and with the nicer weather, the wranglers who are here have taken advantage of the nicer weather to bring your pooches outdoors more often to enjoy that wonderful fresh air and those lovely moments of sunshine.
We’re expecting more of those over the next few days, and we’re hoping that flu has run its course by now. We’re planning for busy days, lots of dogs and sunshine – the best possible combination.
Hint: Disinfect Your Doorknobs
We all know, but sometimes don’t think about it, that frequent handwashing can help you to avoid catching the flu of the month.
But here’s a new trick – Gus’ human has told us that keeping your doorknobs disinfected will also help you to avoid some of those nasty bugs.
Wishing you all health, and a flu-free flu season.
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.
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 Tuesday, February 19th.
If you’re 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 – February 8th – February 22 Class Underway
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.
For information on the next class, give Vicki a call at 206-849-7643. More information is also available as Scampers front desk.
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.
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.
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:
“Abbie, it’s so nice to see your Littles group grow by another pooch this week – another shy girl, I hear.”
“Well, yes, Asya started out very shy – of everyone – but she’s sure come out of her shell today – the humans have been taking video of her and her friend Cory – I’ll bet they’re both stars on Facebook within a matter of hours!”
“Puppies McKinley and Grace sure did well in their introductions. Wasn’t it nice they way Driver squired his little sister Grace around. He’s such a good big brother. The pups injected a little extra energy into the group, and they’re keeping all the oldsters’ hopping. Molly A. and Loki B. were both so happy to play with the crazy youngsters. ”
“Wasn’t Bayo a handsome boy, too. He’s going to have so much fun once he gets some playtime with his lookalike Ezelle – he just needs another day or so to learn the ropes, and he’s going to be just as active as she is.”
“We’re expecting some new friends to join us next week too. I just love meeting all these new fun friends. We keep on building new and wonderful friendships.”
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. Stay healthy. When that sun comes out, be sure to catch some of those rays!
Very best regards,
Linda Olsen and Stina Hughes
Scampers Daycamp for Dogs