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Carolina Mountain Dog
Asheville, NC
Blogazine for dog lovers in WNC and Upstate SC
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On Saturday, July 14, Cisco Pilates will hold a "Pilates with Puppies" class from 9 AM to 10 AM, and again from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM -- at the Asheville Humane Society Adoption & Education Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads near the WNC Farmers Market). Pilates with Puppies will be a basic Pilates class, with puppies provided by Asheville Humane Society. Please bring your own yoga or Pilates mat and a small towel. Please do not bring your own puppy! The cost is $15, which is a donation to Asheville Humane Society on... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Carolina Mountain Dog
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A common characteristic of Boomers is their desire to learn for enjoyment. Education seems to become all the more precious as we age; the popularity of adult education courses through such organizations as OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) is evidence of that fact. Sometimes, though, higher education at an older... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Happily Rewired
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The recent flap over Facebook's data policies has burgeoned into widespread consumer concern about selling data. According to eMarketer, survey of Internet users conducted in May indicates that over 55 percent of respondents are "very uncomfortable" with brands buying and selling their personal data, and 12.4 percent were "somewhat uncomfortable."... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at 123 eGuides
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Did you know the Animal Care Campus in Asheville is one of the country's leading examples of a private-public partnership in animal welfare? Asheville Humane Society and Buncombe County work in close collaboration to take in, care for, re-home, and adopt out thousands of domestic animals each year. Their collective goal is to save every adoptable animal's life and make each animal's life worth living. Now you have the opportunity to see first-hand why the Animal Care Campus is a national model. Asheville Humane Society is hosting a guided behind-the-scenes tour of the society's Adoption Center (14 Forever Friend Lane)... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Hiking Hounds is one of the most popular Asheville Humane Society volunteer activities. 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, June 24. Start time is 9 AM for repeat hikers and 8:30 AM for new hikers. Hikers generally return to the shelter at 16 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville around 11:30 AM to 12 PM. Note: New and repeat hikers alike are required to sign... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Asheville Humane Society's Adoption Center is full AGAIN, mainly with adult dogs. This Thursday - Saturday, June 14 - 16, NO ADOPTION FEES for all pets over 6 months old!!! PLEASE SHARE! Can’t adopt? Please donate pet food!! The community pet pantry is BARE! Donate in person or from Amazon: http://a.co/1TVsy79 Asheville Humane Society partners with 15 human food pantries to provide pet food to our community’s cats and dogs in need. Helping animals stay in homes where they are loved keeps pets OUT of the shelter system in the first place! This is their main goal year-round, but especially... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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The 7th annual signature fundraising event for the Cashiers Highlands Humane Society in Highlands officially starts the social season on the plateau featuring a fantastic mountain-themed dinner and auction combined with the naming of the prestigious CHHS Humane Heroes of the Year. Bark, Beer & Barbeque is Wednesday, June 20th at 5:30 pm at The Farm at Old Edwards (336 Arnold Rd, Highlands, NC 28741) – one of the most elegant and sought-after event venues in the mountains of North Carolina. The evening features a live and silent auction, live music by Steve Johannessen, beer, wine and spirits, and a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
Kim Brophey, a local dog behaviorist/owner of The Dog Door in Asheville with a national reputation, will be appearing at Malaprops Bookstore, 55 Haywood Street in Asheville, on Wednesday, June 13 at 6 PM. She will be discussing her new book, Meet Your Dog, which has received rave reviews. A presentation will be followed by a book signing. Using cutting-edge research, Brophey has developed a groundbreaking system called L.E.G.S. that allows owners to identify what their dog is struggling with, why, and how they can fix it. Brophey's approach is unlike anything that has been published before and will give... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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If anyone typifies the adage that you are only as old as you feel, it is Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. At age 85, Ginsburg often works through the night and spends an hour a day with a personal trainer on a physical regimen that would put people half... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at Happily Rewired
Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) are the harbingers of marketing change. They are the visionaries who see what is coming down the road and they anticipate the change required to meet the marketing challenges faced by their organizations. A recent survey of 220 CMOs and marketing leaders by Korn Ferry, as... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at 123 eGuides
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Asheville has been lauded as one of the dog-friendliest small cities in the United States. So... just how dog-friendly is Asheville? Thanks to pups-on-the-street research, AVL Today has put together a list of 30-plus dog-friendly places in downtown Asheville where you can eat, drink, and shop with your pooch. The list includes breweries, patios, and shops where dogs are welcome. The summer is a great time to enjoy WNC's dog-friendliest city. Check it out here: https://avltoday.6amcity.com/downtown-dog-friendly/ Image: Kiranda70, Pixabay.com Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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A fundraiser will be held for Mitchell County Animal Rescue (MCAR) on Saturday, June 9th at 14480 Highway 226 S, Spruce Pine, NC. The YaYa Village Farmers Market will be held from 9 AM to 2 PM, with produce, crafts, pottery wheel turning, and more. Also available will be cat yoga classes: Kids Cat Yoga (12 and under) from 9:30 to 10 AM for $5, and Adult Cat Yoga from 10 to 11 AM ($10). Additional cash donations and donations of cat food, cat toys and cat litter are welcome. Animals will be available for adoption. All funds raised will... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Hiking Hounds is one of the most popular Asheville Humane Society volunteer activities. 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, June 17. Start time is 9 AM for repeat hikers and 8:30 AM for new hikers. Hikers generally return to the shelter at 16 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville around 11:30 AM to 12 PM. Note: New and repeat hikers alike are required to sign... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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It's Senior Prom at Asheville Humane Society and they are celebrating with $5 adoption fees for all animals age 5 and up, this Thursday - Saturday, June 7-9. The kitties and doggies have donned their finest prom attire and are ready to pose for their "Going Home" prom photos with you! Don't worry about bringing a corsage or a boutonniere... these photogenic pets just want a forever home! Although the love of a pet is priceless, all of the following are still included when you adopt! Each adoption fee includes spay/neuter, all up-to-date vaccines, behavioral training when appropriate, microchip and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Haywood Spay/Neuter will be holding an Inaugural Yappy Hour fundraiser on Friday, June 8, beginning at 5:30 PM, at the Maggie Valley Club and Resort, 1819 Country Club Drive in Maggie Valley. There will be hors d'oeuvres, a wine pull, dog/cat trivia, a live auction, and golf and entertainment outings available for bid. Admission to the event is $50. Haywood Spay/Neuter provides low-cost spay/neuter for Haywood County residents. Visit haywoodspayneuter.org for additional details. Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Guest Post by Houda of DiamondPup.com If you are an outdoors and adventure enthusiast, then you know that there is nothing better than leaving “real life” behind and going on a hike, taking in the fresh air and enjoying beautiful landscapes. If you have a dog, you might have been thinking about taking your best friend with you on a hike, but, maybe you don’t know where to start your prepping. Don’t worry, hiking with a dog is actually not that difficult if you follow the few tips in this article, provided that you are already a hardened hiker. If... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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As a Boomer, you have probably found it useful, at one point or another, to calculate the retirement income you think you will need. Unfortunately, not all of those seemingly handy online retirement calculators are as helpful as they may seem. According to the Retirement Income Industry Association, some online... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at Happily Rewired
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The Harris Poll produces an annual report based on its own "Reputation Quotient," which quantifies the reputation ratings for the 100 most visible companies. Harris says this about Reputation Quotient: "Each year our study starts fresh in surveying the public’s top of mind awareness of companies who either excelled or... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at 123 eGuides
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Hiking Hounds is one of the most popular Asheville Humane Society volunteer activities. 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, June 10. Start time is 9 AM for repeat hikers and 8:30 AM for new hikers. Hikers generally return to the shelter at 16 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville around 11:30 AM to 12 PM. Note: New and repeat hikers alike are required to sign... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Although the love of a pet is priceless, all of the following are still included when you adopt! Each adoption fee includes spay/neuter, all up-to-date vaccines, behavioral training when appropriate, microchip and free 1-year registration, a free starter bag of food, and a free wellness visit with a participating veterinarian. To see available animals, visit www.ashevillehumane.org. The Adoption Center is located at 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads, near the WNC Farmers Market). It is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 7 PM. The dog and cat rooms are closed daily for naptime from... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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On Tuesday, June 12, Cisco Pilates will hold a "Pilates with Puppies" class at 5:00 PM and again at 6:30 PM -- at the Asheville Humane Society Adoption & Education Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads near the WNC Farmers Market). Pilates with Puppies will be a basic Pilates class, with puppies provided by Asheville Humane Society. Please bring your own yoga or Pilates mat and a small towel. Please do not bring your own puppy! The cost is $15, which is a donation to Asheville Humane Society on behalf of Buncombe County animals. Pre-registration... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Greg, who owns The Hop, doesn't just make fabulous ice cream, he's also a confirmed dog lover who does a lot for local humane efforts. Come on out and say thanks to Greg -- and enjoy some human and doggie ice cream at a special Doggie Ice Cream Social at The Hop Ice Creamery, 167 Haywood Road, West Asheville. The Doggie Ice Cream Social will be held on Thursday, May 31 from 3 to 9 PM. Drop in any time. Greg will be opening up the outdoor space at The Ice Creamery to any and all leashed dogs (and their... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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When it comes to getting directions, GPS on your smartphone is a given. What you may not know is that GPS is now becoming common for tracking dogs. There are numerous GPS dog trackers available on the market today; in fact, the choices can be bewildering. Here is some basic information about why tracking your dog with GPS makes sense, courtesy of TeletracNavman (and thanks to blog reader Natalie for pointing us to this resource): 40 percent of dogs are startled by loud or unexpected noise. This "noise anxiety" can cause dogs to become frightened and bolt. A GPS tracker... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Did you know the Animal Care Campus in Asheville is one of the country's leading examples of a private-public partnership in animal welfare? Asheville Humane Society and Buncombe County work in close collaboration to take in, care for, re-home, and adopt out thousands of domestic animals each year. Their collective goal is to save every adoptable animal's life and make each animal's life worth living. Now you have the opportunity to see first-hand why the Animal Care Campus is a national model. Asheville Humane Society is hosting a guided behind-the-scenes tour of the society's Adoption Center (14 Forever Friend Lane)... Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Full Moon Farm is an organization dedicated to the well being of the wolfdog (wolf hybrid). Situated on 17 beautiful mountain acres in Black Mountain, NC, the sanctuary operates as a not-for-profit organization for abused and refused wolfdogs who find themselves in need of love, shelter, and care through no fault of their own. Full Moon Farm provides a safe haven for animals that cannot be placed into homes for the rest of their lives. You have the opportunity to visit this unique farm during the Full Moon Farm "Howl-In" on Saturday, May 26. Gates open at 3 PM and... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog