Scampers Daycamp for Dogs offers Dog Daycare, by reservation only, from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays, and 9:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Note: Weekend daycare is offered on a full-day, prepaid basis only.
|Full Day Daycamp
(over 6 hours)
|5 Day Camper
|10 Day Camper
Monday through Friday Daycamp
Your Dog’s First Day
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Enroll your pooch today!
In order to ensure overall safety within our facility – the safety of every dog entrusted to our care and the safety of our employees – all new dogs are carefully evaluated as part of the enrollment process.
The Enrollment Process
Part 1: Meet & Greet
The evaluation process is comprised of two components – the first portion is a Meet & Greet appointment with a Scampers representative who evaluates your dog’s ability to tolerate physical handling (mouth, ears, paws, tail) by a stranger without biting or snapping at the handler.
At that time, we also review the completed Enrollment Package for your dog.
Enrollment Form (.pdf) includes:
- Scampers Daycamp for Dogs Enrollment form
- Scampers Daycamp for Dogs Emergency Treatment Authorization
- Scampers Daycamp for Dogs Pet Care Agreement
Also as part of this portion of the enrollment process, we screen all potential Scampers Campers to ensure they are current on all vaccines, including Rabies, Distemper, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza, and Bordetella. We require that the Bordetella vaccine be on a six month cycle. We require a copy of the dog’s vaccination records for our files. All dogs over the age of six months must be neutered or spayed, and all dogs must be on a flea prevention program. Dogs under the age of six months must have had the second round of shots and have a clear fecal report from the veterinarian.
Please contact us to schedule a Meet & Greet appointment. Meet & Greet appointments are offered Monday through Friday between 11am and 2pm to avoid the busier periods during drop-off and pick-up.
Your Meet & Greet appointment will take only 15 to 30 minutes, depending on how many questions you may have for us.
Note: To save time, you can complete the Scampers Enrollment Package in advance and forward that to us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or via fax to 425-821-4685.
Assuming all goes well, we can schedule the date for your dog’s first day as a Scampers Camper.
Part 2: Your Dog’s First Day
The second portion of the Enrollment Process is a day (or a half day, minimum) participating with the pack. This allows us to evaluate your dog’s comfort level and suitability for daycare.
We schedule your dog’s first day with the pack to start at 7:00 am, ensuring your pooch is one of the first to arrive that day and has a chance to meet each additional arrival at a comfortable pace, rather than being overwhelmed or overstimulated by too many new friends all at once.
At the end of your dog’s day with Scampers, we will provide you with a detailed description of your dog’s experience, and any recommendations or concerns we have with respect to enrolling for continued participation.
We will be happy to enroll dogs who exhibit no issues or only minor issues (e.g., dogs with nervousness or obedience issues may flourish with regular exposure to the Scampers routine). On the other hand, if your dog has major issues (e.g., displays aggressiveness to people or other dogs, or extreme discomfort or nervousness), we may call you and ask you to pick him or her up. We will be able to offer alternative care suggestions and training options.
Is your dog right for daycare?
The daycare environment, while stimulating and exciting for most dogs, can be overwhelming or annoying for others.
At Scampers, we strive to maintain a mix of dogs who are generally happy and comfortable with each other and with the Scampers staff. At the same time, we strive to minimize factors which can disrupt the balance in a playgroup – reactive dogs and dogs who typically attract reactions, e.g., dogs who have not been neutered, dogs who are ill or under stress, dogs who lack impulse control or social skills. Also, some dogs have innate behaviors which do not work well in large groups of active dogs – herding dogs, for example, may need specific training on impulse control so they are less likely to treat a group of dogs like a herd of sheep!
Ongoing Temperament Monitoring
At Scampers, we get to know your dogs very well. All dogs are under constant evaluation for continued comfort levels and suitability. Should negative behavior issues crop up, we use our three-stage discipline/evaluation system to ensure the safety of the greater Scampers Campers community. Stage One is redirection: distract the dog to curtail the behavior. Stage Two is time out (in a crate or segregation zone) – this allows the dog to “cool his jets”. If a dog requires three time-outs within a week, we may recommend the dog be removed from the pack and be given specific training to correct the behavior. The dog will be welcomed back to the Scampers community once training is successful and has the trainer’s clearance to return to the daycare environment.
Ongoing Health Monitoring
If we see any signs of illness (vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, lameness, injury), we will isolate the dog in question, administer any and all first aid and care possible, and request the owner pick the dog up and bring him or her for evaluation and clearance to return to the daycare environment from their veterinarian.
In 2012, we extended our service offering to include boarding in response to requests from many of our daycamping families.
Our boarding protocols are designed around the full integration of our boarders with our daycamp population, therefore Scampers is able to offer boarding only to enrolled Scampers Campers who have demonstrated a comfort level with daycare, and have attended daycare at Scampers a minimum of 5 times.
Our boarders enjoy a familiar, comfortable and friendly environment, romping and carousing with fellow “campers”, and being cared for by familiar Scampers wranglers who quite willingly dole out all the cuddles and fun anyone could need.
Sleeptime is private and safe. Each dog enjoys their own secure “suite” – or extra large crate if preferred – furnished for comfort with a PetCot, and made all the more comfortable with blankets and toys brought from home.
Mealtimes are also enjoyed in private. You provide a supply of the food your dog knows and loves, and we make sure it is served up right.
Check In and Check Out Restrictions
Check in takes place between the hours of 10 a.m. and noon, to ensure your pooch is “played out” and will sleep soundly through the night. Check out is after 10 a.m. to avoid the rush involved with our daycare drop-offs, but before 7 p.m. to ensure our continuing boarders are not riled up just as their bedtime approaches.
$49 per overnight, includes daycare
$31 per additional day of daycare
Boarding rates are calculated based on 24 hour days. Additional care beyond the 24 hours from time of check in is calculated with a full or half day of daycare. Please note that a $30 holiday surcharge will be applied to boarding stays that include New Year’s Eve, Memorial Day, July 4th, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
To reserve a spot for your pooch, please contact us, or reserve through your GingrApp account.
We offer grooming services – from a simple mani-pedi to a full groom – every second Tuesday through Cut-N-Run Mobile Grooming. Chris Sugarbaker, Cut-N-Run’s groomer-in-chief, has over 20 years’ experience and will work with you to ensure your satisfaction. Ask about grooming options and rates for your pooch.
At Scampers, we host quite a large number of campers every day. As such, our wranglers are unable to offer individual training beyond teaching your pooches to maintain polite and appropriate group play behavior.
We do, however, have strong relationships with several excellent trainers who can help you with everything from puppy training and basic obedience to specialized training including canine fitness, nosework, flyball, and agility, and behavior adjustment training for dogs who are exhibiting particular behavioral issues.
Feel free to ask us, at any time, and we’ll pass along a business card or contact information.