Weekly Recap – Friday, March 1, 2013

We’re focusing on photos and image next week, and we want to bring you all on board. Not only is it Pooch of the Month voting time, but Chris Sugarbaker will be here to spruce up your pooches (don’t forget to make that appointment!). And we’re delighted to announce that you’ll have the opportunity for professional quality photos of your beloved furries for the next week.

Pooch of the Month, March 2013 – Voting Now Open
Yes, it’s time to choose this month’s Pooch of the Month. Our wranglers have been taking photos of your pooches at play, and they’re coming up with some great shots too! Now we need your help. Click here to visit our Facebook page to find all our March candidates, and vote for your favorites. The winner is the photo with the most votes. We have no problem with lobbying – get your friends and family involved too!

Baby, you otta be in pictures!

This gorgeous beast is Odin, and his owner, good friend and photographer extraordinaire, Mark Smolenski will be setting up a temporary photography studio in Scampers reception area next week.

Mark will be photographing pooches to build up his portfolio of pooch photos and we’ll be using his shots to refresh our Rogues’ Gallery, and the photos from the week’s shoots will be made available to his subjects’ owners, gratis.

Let us know if you’d like professional quality shots of your furry friends and won’t mind if Mark uses those in his online portfolio.

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

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.

Pooch Need a Spruce-Up?
Cut-N-Run’s groomer-in-chief, Chris Sugarbaker, is planning his next visit for Tuesday, March 5th.

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
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.

Her February classes are already well underway, but 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.

Scampers Hours
We are learning that many of our customers lead very active lives that start very early in the morning and run into the evening.

When we drive up to open up shop first thing in the morning, we usually find several cars waiting in our parking lot, with very excited dogs who are anxiously awaiting our arrival and would dearly love to come in along with us, even though the bulk our morning staff doesn’t arrive until 7 a.m.

We ask your patience, though, as our pre-opening staff have boarding dogs to feed, water bowls to set out, along with a myriad of other preparatory tasks.

Note: From time to time, we may set up a pre-opening hour appointment, so you may see one of us bring a dog in early. In those cases, we have arranged for a staffer to handle the appointment.

For our later pickup families, please keep in mind that our premises is used for training events after hours, so it is important that all daycare pooches have departed by 7 p.m., so our evening staff can finish their end-of-day tasks.

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.

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.

Wishing you and your pooches a wonderful weekend, and lots of restful play and relaxation!
Very best regards,

Linda Olsen and Stina Hughes
Scampers Daycamp for Dogs

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