Scampers Dog Blog

Weekly Recap – Friday, February 15, 2013

Happy End of Valentine’s Week!

What a gorgeous day we’re having! We sure hope many of you are able to get out into that sunshine and collect some of that delicious Vitamin D.

We’re bringing your pooches outside often and for extended visits – they’re all going to come home with suntans today.

Dogs get stomach bugs too
We have seen a jump in the number of pooches with tender tummies recently, and have learned about a canine stomach virus that appears to be making the rounds.

A pooch with this stomach bug may experience symptoms of lethargy, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, cramping, and diarrhea. Does this sound familiar? In other words, they can be just as miserable as you probably remember being when you’ve had a nasty stomach bug.

Veterinarians can offer medications to ease the gastric distress, so please do contact your vet if your pooch starts to show any of those nasty symptoms.

The Dog Health Guide website offers this thorough guide to some of the symptoms of canine gastric disorders, and what they can mean.

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.

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 today’s, chosen in recognition of Valentine’s Week.

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 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.

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:
“Lily, thank you for being such a nice hostess for newbie, Sadie, on Monday. She’s quite a playful girl, though, so she certainly got into the swing of things quickly!”

“That’s for sure! And then on Thursday, it was Black Lab Annie, and while she started out shy, she warmed up very nicely.”

“Puppy Weezy was an easy fit with the Littles on Tuesday, too. She found lots of good friends to hang out with, and she even got some help to practice her rassling & chase skills.”

“Lucy S. was so happy to meet a lovely selection of new friends this morning, and she loved sharing the sunshine with them too.

“Roxy Shiba sure had a good time with her new friends in the Mediums group. She had such a great time with Kimi, Zola and Ezelle – they’re all going to be good friends.”

“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.

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 and your pooches a wonderful weekend. Enjoy those early spring rays!
Very best regards,
Linda Olsen and Stina Hughes
Scampers Daycamp for Dogs

Weekly Recap – Friday, February 8, 2013

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.

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.

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 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.

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

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
or…
“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

Weekly Recap – Friday, January 25, 2013

We’re seeing pockets of a lovely day – can we hope they’re meant to be a lead-in to a lovely weekend?

We’re definitely seeing evidence of changes, with our days a little brighter, a little longer, and a little busier.

Our camper rosters seem to be growing by a few noses each week. We’ve even expanded into our back room play area a few times. It’s a good thing we found some more wranglers to help us handle all these fun four-legged party-goers.

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.

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 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 – Now Enrolling for February 8th – February 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.

Why does Scampers require vaccinations against Bordetella every 6 months?
Dogs who are in close contact with other dogs on a frequent basis, as at a doggy day care, are more susceptible to Bordetella (Kennel Cough). Bordetella has an incubation period of one to two weeks, is an airborne contagion, and is extremely contagious. Furthermore, we have learned the vaccine for Bordetella becomes less effective over time, and by month 8, it is no longer providing adequate protection. We noticed, in prior outbreaks, that those dogs whose vaccines were at 8 months and older were the ones who suffered the most.

As most doggy daycares and boarding facilities in the region, Scampers requires attending dogs to be on a 6-month repeat cycle of the Bordetella vaccine.

If your dog was vaccinated more than 6 months ago, please be sure to schedule a booster shot as soon as possible.

We recommend that you ask your veterinarian to double up on the frequency of their reminder to you for the Bordetella vaccination in their reminder system.

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 NewsCathy 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.

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:
“It was great fun introducing Sammy to the group – it was like he was meant to be with all us crazies.”

“Tynan was just the same – that boy was born to party, I am sure.”

“On Abbie’s Littles side, sweetie pie Chloe was a little shy, but still lovely. Abbie, I’m sure I heard you remark that by her third day, she’d relaxed into the routine very nicely.”

“Chief was a very good addition to the Medium dog group – as a puppy, all he has to do is wiggle a little to charm his way into any number of new friendships. Oscar was so much the same – he’s a big-time player for the group.”

“Lily also got to hang out with big boy, Maximus, the newest of the Bulldogs. He’s got plenty of get-up-and-go going on at all times, too!”

“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.

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 warm and safe. When that sun comes out, be sure to catch some of those rays!

Linda Olsen and Stina Hughes
Scampers Daycamp for Dogs

Weekly Recap – Friday, January 18, 2013

We are all feeling our way through the frozen fog each morning and evening, but – amazingly enough – we all seem to find our way to Scampers and home again.

Your pooches seem to enjoy the sparkling mists of the early mornings, though, and they love skating and racing around on the frozen puddles – all that slipping and sliding has become part of the morning chase game.

Introducing Friday Funnies
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.

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, January 22nd.

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 – Now Enrolling for February 8th – February 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.

Why does Scampers require vaccinations against Bordetella every 6 months?
Dogs who are in close contact with other dogs on a frequent basis, as at a doggy day care, are more susceptible to Bordetella (Kennel Cough). Bordetella has an incubation period of one to two weeks, is an airborne contagion, and is extremely contagious. Furthermore, we have learned the vaccine for Bordetella becomes less effective over time, and by month 8, it is no longer providing adequate protection. We noticed, in prior outbreaks, that those dogs whose vaccines were at 8 months and older were the ones who suffered the most.

As most doggy daycares and boarding facilities in the region, Scampers requires attending dogs to be on a 6-month repeat cycle of the Bordetella vaccine.

If your dog was vaccinated more than 6 months ago, please be sure to schedule a booster shot as soon as possible.

We recommend that you ask your veterinarian to double up on the frequency of their reminder to you for the Bordetella vaccination in their reminder system.

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.

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:

“What a busy couple of weeks our Welcome Waggin’ team has had – we’ve been welcoming new pooches almost every day!”

“When newbies come in pairs, it’s so convenient. Yesterday, Winston and Mia joined us, and Winston was so at ease that he helped to make Mia feel more at home. Today she’s having a very nice time. She seems to have gotten the hang of it.”

“Fred was such a busy boy yesterday – he must have been completely tuckered out by the time he got home.”

“And I’ll bet Tank was too – he got to play with both the Big Dogs and the Middles, and found great friends in both sections. He probably had running dreams all night!”

“Ponyo is sure a sweetheart! She sure hit it off with MaxMor, the Fox Terrier pup.”

“Oh, Lily, we could all see you enjoyed your day with Tiger. He’s a handsome and smiley fellow, and that gorgeous flag of a tail is spectacular!”

“Did everyone have a chance to meet Phineas? He’s such a perfect combination of Frenchie and Boston. If you ever get the chance, take my advice and ask him for a dance!”

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 warm and safe. When that sun comes out, be sure to catch some of those rays!

Best regards,
Linda Olsen and Stina Hughes
Scampers Daycamp for Dogs

Friday, January 11, 2013

We’re well into a new year, and now that most of us are remembering it’s 2013 when writing the date, we start to see more changes at Scampers.

This week, we’re bidding adieu to Steven and Sarah and their baby, Lucas, as they move to the frozen north to set up their family homestead, and while we will miss them terribly, we’re very pleased to be welcoming Ren’nee and Maddie to our dog wrangling crew.

Introducing Friday Funnies
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.


Pooch Need a Spruce-Up?
Chris Sugarbaker, Cut-N-Run’s groomer-in-chief is back!

We were all so excited about his return that we over-booked him this week, so he’s bringing his new studio van back again next week. He’ll be making his return visit on Tuesday, January 15th.

Remember, Chris’ schedule often fills up, so make sure to claim time for your pooch ASAP.

Scampers Boarding
Our boarding services are proving to be very popular, and we’ve filled up for the holiday season.

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.

K9 Nosework Classes
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 to find out just how good your dog’s nose is.

Vicki Francks, owner of Cascade Canines will is offering K9 Nose Work Classes using Scampers facility. The first class is already underway, but if you’re interested in enrolling in the next class, please be sure to contact Vicki at 206-849-7643. More information is available as Scampers front desk.

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, or … Visit the Pawlogic website to book classes for your pooch with Cathy.

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, you did such a nice job of introducing Franklin to his new playmates – he seems very happy to be here.”

“Max seemed happy to return today – he is a little more reserved than some in his group, but he does have a nice time with everyone.”

“Well of course! That’s what Scampers is all about!”

Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Stay warm and safe.
Very best regards,

Linda Olsen and Stina Hughes
Scampers Daycamp for Dogs

Friday, January 4, 2013

After a fun filled holiday stretch, we’re finally finding our way out from under the decorations and gift wrap and feast leftovers and we’re making tracks back to our routines.

This has been a fun week for us, with lots of pooch visits, frozen hoses, and even the occasional hint of winter sunshine.

You Voted: Best of Scampers Photos 2012
Last week, we posted a Facebook album of all of our Pooch of the Month photos from 2012 along with a handful of other fun shots from our Scampers cameras, and your votes are in.

Winner of our Best of 2012 Photo Contest: Oliver!
This was the closest margin of voting in our history, with the margin being 1 — literally 1! When we counted “unique likes and comments” for each candidate, we could not believe our eyes! At least, our 2nd place pooch, Yoda, just enjoyed his stint as December’s Pooch of the Month, so we can’t feel too badly for him. But Oliver pulled it out with his “sweet as pie” photo! Congratulations to Oliver and his family for this prestigious honor!

Click here to have a look through the Facebook album.

The Return of Chris!
We are delighted to advise that Chris Sugarbaker, Cut-N-Run’s groomer-in-chief has fitted out his new studio van and will be back on the road next week. His next visit to Scampers will be Tuesday, January 8th.

We are very excited about his return, and apparently so are all of his customers -Chris’ schedule for baths and full grooms has filled up completely, although we do have some time slots available if your pooch needs a “Mani-Pedi”.

Scampers Boarding
Our boarding services are proving to be very popular, and we’ve filled up for the holiday season.

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.

K9 Nosework Classes
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 to find out just how good your dog’s nose is.

Vicki Francks, owner of Cascade Canines will is offering K9 Nose Work Classes using Scampers facility. The first class is already underway, but if you’re interested in enrolling in the next class, please be sure to contact Vicki at 206-849-7643. More information is available as Scampers front desk.

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, or … Visit the Pawlogic website to book classes for your pooch with Cathy.

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:

“Sadie and Abbie, you girls got to meet new puppy, Charlie this week, didn’t you? What an adorable pup he is. He looks like he may grow up to be a lot like his cousin, Tyson A.”

“Speaking of growing up, has anyone noticed how grown up lab puppies Bella and Kiki are? They’ve both grown like weeds this past month.”

“It was fun to play with Toby today – he’s a great fellow, and seems to have taken quite a shine to you, Ginger. You lucky girl – he’s such a handsome boy, too!”

“Silly, everyone takes a shine to me – I’m a pooch magnet!”

“Well of course we all are! – that’s why we’re the welcome waggin’!”

Wishing you a wonderful weekend of whichever may be your preference: rest and relaxation or fun and frolic.
Very best regards,

Linda Olsen and Stina Hughes
Scampers Daycamp for Dogs

Friday, December 28, 2012

We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas break – lots of turkey, lots of rest, lots of fulfilled wishes.

We’ve spent the week looking back at 2012, which has been a spectacularly fun and rewarding year. Thank you so much for being a part of our Scampers daily lives – we’re having so much fun with you and your pooches!

We are also making plans for 2013, and take this opportunity to wish everyone a safe, happy and healthy New Year.

Scampers Holiday Hours
Scampers will be taking daycare dogs on Monday, New Years Eve, by appointment only.
We will be closed on New Years Day except for our boarding dogs.

We will return to our normal schedule on Wednesday, January 2nd.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Vote for the Best of Scampers Photos 2012
We’ve created a Facebook album of all of our Pooch of the Month photos from 2012 along with a handful of other fun shots from our Scampers cameras for you to choose from.

Click here to have a look through the Facebook album, and vote for your favorites. To vote, open the photo and click on “Like”.

The Return of Chris!
We are delighted to advise that Chris Sugarbaker, Cut-N-Run’s groomer-in-chief has fitted out his new studio van and will be back on the road next week. His next visit to Scampers will be Tuesday, January 8th.

Be sure to claim your dog’s spot with Chris right away – his schedule has filled up completely on more than one occasion.

Scampers Boarding
Our boarding services are proving to be very popular, and we’ve filled up for the holiday season.

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.

K9 Nosework Classes
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 to find out just how good your dog’s nose is.

Vicki Francks, owner of Cascade Canines will is offering K9 Nose Work Classes using Scampers facility. The first class is already underway, but if you’re interested in enrolling in the next class, please be sure to contact Vicki at 206-849-7643. More information is available as Scampers front desk.

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, or … Visit the Pawlogic website to book classes for your pooch with Cathy.

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

May 2013 be your Best Year Ever!
Very best regards,
Linda Olsen and Stina Hughes
Scampers Daycamp for Dogs

Friday, December 21, 2012

Christmas is just around the corner. Can you feel it in the air? We’re all busy getting all our elfing done, and we’re almost ready. Are you?

Scampers Holiday Closures
Scampers will be open for daycare by appointment only on
Monday, December 24th, and
Monday, December 31st.
We will be hosting boarding dogs only on Christmas Day and New Years Day.

Anticipating Chris’ Return
Chris Sugarbaker, Cut-N-Run’s groomer-in-chief, is nearly finished fitting out his new studio-van. We’re looking forward to seeing him early in the new year. We’ll announce his new schedule shortly.

Thank you – Redmond High School Animal Club Food Drive a great success
The members of Redmond High School’s Animal Club were very proud to deliver multiple carloads of food and supplies to the Seattle Humane Society last week. Thank you very much, Scampers clients, for your generous contributions.

Scampers Boarding
Our boarding services are proving to be very popular, and we’ve filled up for the holiday season.

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.

K9 Nosework Classes
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 to find out just how good your dog’s nose is.

Vicki Francks, owner of Cascade Canines will is offering K9 Nose Work Classes using Scampers facility. The first class is already underway, but if you’re interested in enrolling in the next class, please be sure to contact Vicki at 206-849-7643. More information is available as Scampers front desk.

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, or … Visit the Pawlogic website to book classes for your pooch with Cathy.

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

We take this opportunity to wish you a wonderful Christmas, and the happiest of New Years.
Very best regards,
Linda Olsen and Stina Hughes
Scampers Daycamp for Dogs

Friday, December 14, 2012

Less than two weeks to Christmas. Are you ready? Have you finished all your decorating, shopping, baking…? (That’s okay. Neither have we!) Remember, we may be able to help with the gifting part of your to-do list.

Redmond High School Animal Club – Food Drive
The students involved in Redmond High School’s Animal Club have asked for our help on their Food Drive to help homeless animals.

They are asking for donations of food, treats, blankets, used towels, dog beds, toys and similar supplies between now and their deadline of December 17th.

We’re gathering all donations in the red hamper sharing space with Sparky, our Christmas dog, in our reception area.

Scampers Boarding
Our boarding services are proving to be very popular, and we’ve filled up for the holiday season.

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.

K9 Nosework Classes
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 to find out just how good your dog’s nose is.

Vicki Francks, owner of Cascade Canines will is offering K9 Nose Work Classes using Scampers facility. The first class is already underway, but if you’re interested in enrolling in the next class, please be sure to contact Vicki at 206-849-7643. More information is available as Scampers front desk.

Anticipating Chris’ Return
Chris Sugarbaker, Cut-N-Run’s groomer-in-chief, is hard at work fitting out his new studio-van. We’re missing him, and wish him the best of luck and speedy healing, and we all look forward to seeing his smiling face again soon. (Biscuit’s beginning to look awfully Raggedy Ann-ish!

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, or … Visit the Pawlogic website to book classes for your pooch with Cathy.

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:

“Art sure had fun with the Big Dog group all this week, didn’t he? He must have enjoyed meeting Harper H and Ripley S – triplets!”

“And Duncan has found a bunch of other big pups to play with – they all give him plenty of good rompin’ and rasslin’ time.”

“Yogurt was a great addition to the Littles. I’ll bet he enjoyed meeting Tissue and Cinnamon and Tofu. Still, he prefers to be known as “Yogi”. That sounds a little more mainstream, I guess, and it’s quicker to say. And when Cupcake joined the fun on Friday, she added another interesting dimension to the Interesting Name Club.”

“Speaking of names, wasn’t it fun to meet puppy Josie. She doesn’t look a bit like Wrangler Josie, does she, so we probably shouldn’t have too much trouble confusing them, right?”

“Pippi and Petey were a nice pair, don’t you think? Wasn’t it nice how Petey takes such good care of her, too. They’ve certainly formed a strong bond.”

“Girlfriends, we’ve been talking about sharing the fun of the welcome waggin work, and so I had a little confab with Harper to see if she’d like to help out since she’s always here and loves greeting everyone. I’m pretty sure she’s going to join us in our club. Lovely Lily is another good candidate, so we’ll see if she’d like to join up too – she can help with the Mediums and maybe party girls Sadie and Abbie can represent us with the Littles.”

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.
Very best regards,
Linda Olsen and Stina Hughes
Scampers Daycamp for Dogs



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