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Carolina Mountain Dog
Asheville, NC
Blogazine for dog lovers in WNC and Upstate SC
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I've written before about the older entrepreneur phenomenon. For many years through the Small Business Center at my local community college, I counseled hundreds of small business owners in branding and marketing. A considerable percentage of those business owners were 50 or older. A recent New York Times article confirms... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Happily Rewired
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Before the end of this year, we may witness an historic event in the world of marketing. According to eMarketer, digital advertising is poised to just squeak ahead of TV advertising in the United States by the end of 2016. The numbers projected by eMarketer are $72.09 billion for digital... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at 123 eGuides
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The 9th Annual Tails & Trails 5K will be held at Charles D. Owen Park, 875 Warren Wilson Road in Swannanoa on Saturday, October 8 from 9:00 to 10:30 AM. The timed 5K Run will start at 9 AM and is open to adults, children, and dogs. Dogs need to remains on leash. Water will be provided. The registration fee is $20 per adult and $10 per child. A donation of 2 cans of dog food is requested for each dog participating in the race. This dog food will be donated to Asheville Humane Society, who will distribute it through... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Asheville Humane Society offers pet owners access to low cost vaccinations, microchips and ID tagging. Come to a low cost vaccination clinic on Saturday, September 24 from 11 AM to 2 PM at Woodfin Community Center, 11 Community Street, Woodfin, NC. No appointment is necessary. Services provided: Rabies 1 year - (Dogs or cats over 4 months) - $11.00 Rabies 3 year - (Dogs or cats over 4 months with rabies certificate to prove current on rabies) - $11.00 Bordetella - Kennel cough - (Dogs over 2 months) - $15.00 DAPP - Distemper, Adenoxirus Type 2, Parainfluenza and Parvo -... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Dog parks have good intentions -- but they aren't the ideal environment for every dog. The concept of letting dogs run free and unleashed together generally works well; however, dog owners who ignore warning signs from their own dogs or others can be asking for trouble. PetPlace offers some wise "rules for dog park etiquette," including the following: Recognize the signs of aggressive behavior and be ready to remove your dog from a dangerous situation. Dog owners who use a dog park to exercise their dogs after they have been inside for long periods of time could be asking for... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Those of us over 60 -- and even those of us over 50 -- have a sneaky suspicion that those under 50 are somewhat prejudiced against us. No, this isn't paranoia, it is reality. And it is especially real in the workplace. Ashton Applewhite, someone who writes about ageism and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2016 at Happily Rewired
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Public Relations (PR) is undergoing the same kind of dramatic shift other marketing disciplines have seen in recent years. It is no longer good enough for a PR practitioner to boast about broad coverage that can be linked to "brand awareness," because these days, brand owners want measurable proof of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2016 at 123 eGuides
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Mark your calendar and plan to attend Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation’s 8th Annual Furry Friends Benefit Bash, to be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 6. It promises to be an evening of fun, food, music and lively live and silent auctions. The event is returning to the elegant main dining room of the Laurel Ridge Country Club, which was a big hit with guests and supporters last year. Before the dinner, guests may visit the silent auction area containing many dining, golf and spa packages, as well as unique items for people and their pets. The live auction... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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A low-cost rabies vaccination and microchip clinic will be held by Friends of Madison County Animals on Saturday, September 17 from 10 AM to 12 PM at the Leicester Fire Department, 2825 Leicester Highway (Highway 63), Leicester, NC. Pricing - Subject to change. Rabies Vaccine: 1 year $10.00, 3 year $13.00 (bring current rabies certificate to get 3-year booster) DHPP $15.00 Dogs only DHLPP, $20.00 Dogs only, this is 5-way vaccine. Bordetella, $16.00 Dogs only. FVRCP-Felv, $25.00 Cats only. This is a feline leukemia combo. Microchipping, $20.00 Both dogs and cats. There is no need to pre-register. Dogs should be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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The popularity of dogs themselves tracks closely with the popularity of books about them. Just check out Carolina Mountain Dog's bookstore and you'll see how many dog books are available. Thankfully, Judith Newman, writing for The New York Times, selected a few recent strong additions that are definitely worthy of your consideration. Simply click on the link for each to learn more or purchase the book directly from Amazon. Modern Dog Parenting by Sarah Hodgson, St. Martin's Griffin Hodgson typecasts dogs in a positive way, such as "Party Animal" or "Overthinker." Newman says "Hodgson argues persuasively that in all kinds... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Let the countdown begin! To celebrate the last sun-soaked days of summer (the busiest season for saving animals' lives), Asheville Humane Society is lowering adoption fees to just $5 for all dogs (45 pounds and up), all cats and all kittens, now through Wednesday, September 21... the final day of summer! Please help Asheville Humane Society find homes for the many wonderful animals in their care. And if you can't adopt right now, please tell friends and family about this summer adoption special. All adoptions include spay/neuter, microchipping, all up-to-date vaccines, initial flea and heartworm preventive, free starter bag of... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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This month, I'm celebrating the one year anniversary of the publication of my book, Let's Make Money, Honey: The Couple's Guide to Starting a Service Business. As a reader of Happily Rewired, you can get a copy of the print edition of this book for just $10.95 -- $6.00 off... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2016 at Happily Rewired
This month, we're celebrating the one year anniversary of the publication of Let's Make Money, Honey: The Couple's Guide to Starting a Service Business with an anniversary sale-a-bration! Through a special "preferred customer" offer, you can get a copy of the print edition of this book for just $10.95 --... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2016 at GuideWords
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Some interesting research suggests that people who work longer actually live longer, according to the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. The Center cites the following study: "A new study in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health found strong evidence that older workers who retire even one year... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2016 at Happily Rewired
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With all the efficiency, targeting, and personalization digital marketing has brought us, it has also created a dilemma for marketers: How to measure its effectiveness. Even more of a conundrum these days is how to measure the ROI of the marketing mix, according to data shared by Marketing Charts. Marketing... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2016 at 123 eGuides
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Hiking Hounds is one of the most popular Asheville Humane Society volunteer activities. Two Sunday mornings each month, volunteers take shelter dogs on hikes as part of the enrichment programming. You'll spend a few hours in Bent Creek hiking the trails with dogs who will love you for it. The next hike with the Hiking Hounds group is Sunday, September 18. Start time is 9 AM for repeat hikers and 8:30 AM for new hikers. Note: New and repeat hikers alike are required to sign up in advance. If you'd like to sign up for this hike, email ahshikinghounds@outlook.com. Hikers... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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The recent flooding in Louisiana is a reminder that it is important to be prepared for a disaster. This includes your pet, and that's why the ASPCA wants pet owners to be prepared in September, which is "Disaster Preparedness Month." The ASPCA offers some helpful tips in an article about Disaster Preparedness. You can read it here. The ASPCA has also prepared a helpful "Disaster Preparedness Checklist for Pet Safety." The checklist is a handy tool that covers such items as food and water, medications, and pet first aid. It also includes a section listing the crucial information you need... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Hiking Hounds is one of the most popular Asheville Humane Society volunteer activities. Two Sunday mornings each month, volunteers take shelter dogs on hikes as part of the enrichment programming. You'll spend a few hours in Bent Creek hiking the trails with dogs who will love you for it. The next hike with the Hiking Hounds group is Sunday, September 11. Start time is 9 AM for repeat hikers and 8:30 AM for new hikers. Note: New and repeat hikers alike are required to sign up in advance. If you'd like to sign up for this hike, email ahshikinghounds@outlook.com. Hikers... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Leash up your four-legged friends and join Mix 96.5 for a Yappy Hour on Thursday, September 8 from 6 to 8 PM. Bring your pup and enjoy mingling with fellow dog lovers at the new Asheville Food Park, 219 Amboy Road (across from Carrier Park), Asheville. Each fun-filled event benefits Asheville Humane Society and features adoptable dogs in case you may want to take another one home! Your $5 donation will get you access to the fun and complimentary appetizers. Yappy Hour is presented by REACH, the area's 24 hour emergency and specialty animal hospital. Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Consider these statistics from the Pew Research Center: "More older Americans – those ages 65 and older – are working than at any time since the turn of the century, and today’s older workers are spending more time on the job than did their peers in previous years, according to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2016 at Happily Rewired
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B2B marketing tends to be more complex and challenging than B2C marketing, especially because of the lead qualification process. In B2B, marketers often find that a prospect needs a variety of information, delivered at various stages, to make the ultimate decision to purchase a product or service. This makes measuring... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2016 at 123 eGuides
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Every second Thursday of the month, from April through October, Greenville Humane Society holds a Yappy Hour from 6 to 8 PM at the Society's headquarters, 305 Airport Road in Greenville. The next Yappy Hour will be on Thursday, September 8 from 6 to 8 PM. For $10, you and your friends can unwind with cold brews and music from local artists. Meanwhile, your dog can run off-leash in the canine courtyard and take a dip in the "doggie pools." Dogs must come on a leash and be friendly, spayed/neutered, healthy, and up-to-date on all vaccinations. For additional information, visit... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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The beginning of fall is still a few weeks away, but it's never too early to start falling in love! This Labor Day weekend, stop by the Asheville Humane Society Adoption Center on Friday or Saturday, Sept. 2 and 3 from 10 am-6 pm for special $25 adoption fees on all dogs (25 pounds and up), all cats and all kittens! If you can't adopt, tell a friend to drop in! All adoptions include spay/neuter, microchipping, all up-to-date vaccines, initial flea and heartworm preventive, free starter bag of food, a free wellness visit with a participating veterinarian... and priceless love!... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Bring your dog for a swim at Asheville's Recreation Park Pool, 65 Gashes Creek (near the WNC Nature Center). Dogs 35 pounds and under swim from Noon to 2 pm. Dogs 36 pounds or more swim from 2:30-5pm. The event is rain or shine, but will be canceled in the event of lightning. You’ll need your vet records to show that your pooch is current on vaccinations and has been spayed or neutered. Cost is $5 per dog including one handler through September 9 and $10 per dog & handler the day of the event. Admission for spectators is only... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog