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Carolina Mountain Dog
Asheville, NC
Blogazine for dog lovers in WNC and Upstate SC
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On Thursday, January 25 at 6 PM, Dr. Kathryn Gubista will do a free presentation on science-based dog training. The presentation will take place in the Lord Auditorium of Pack Memorial Library, 67 Haywood Street, in downtown Asheville. Humans only, please! Gubista is an evolutionary biologist, college biology instructor, former zookeeper, author and certified professional dog trainer (CPDT-KA) with Lucky Dog Training Asheville and has over 30 years of dog training and human educating experience. Her training philosophy is based on "The Dog's Perspective." According to Lucky Dog Training: "Our training philosophy and techniques are based on understanding the biology... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours 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, Jan. 28. Start time is 10 AM for repeat hikers and 9:30 AM for new hikers. Hikers generally return to the shelter at 16 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville around 12:30 to 1 PM. Note: New and repeat hikers alike are required to sign up... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Dog runs are full at Asheville Humane Society and they need to make more room for incoming animals -- so it's time for a winter sale! This Friday and Saturday, January 19 and 20, all dogs 6 months and older are just $5. 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... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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The Dugout's 6th Annual Super Bowl Party on Sunday, February 4 at 6 PM is also a fundraiser for Blue Ridge Humane Society. Reserve your seat today to watch the Super Bowl at the Dugout, 430 N. Main Street, Hendersonville, NC. For an advance purchase of $15, you'll get a reserved seat, the Super Bowl buffet (wings, nachos, pulled pork sliders, hot dogs, chili, and more) and a raffle ticket. Seats only are $5, and the buffet is $20 on the day of the event. Domestic buckets of beer available for $10, and pitchers of PBR and Bud Light are... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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While marketers are enamored of technology, it is important to keep a certain perspective on why you use technology in the first place -- to reach out to customers and prospects, all of whom are human. That's why Daniel Burstein's post in the MarketingSherpa Blog is so powerful. "People don't... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at 123 eGuides
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The new year is upon us, and it starts with a booming stock market and major tax reform. Is this good news for retiring Boomers? Retirement expert Mark Miller offers an excellent assessment in his article for Morningstar. He acknowledges that the stock market is at all-time high, but quotes... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Happily Rewired
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Guest Post by Lilly Andrews Toy dogs have become very popular pets over the past years and are slowly becoming top choices of dog lovers. As a matter of fact, the American Kennel Club has listed six toy dog breeds in the top 25 of the recent most popular dog breeds in America. The top 25 list includes Poodles (7th), Yorkshire Terriers (9th), Cavalier King Charles Spaniels (19th), Shih Tzu (20th), Pomeranians (22nd), and Havanese (23rd). Many people are looking to take in small dog breeds because of their adorable features, and perhaps, thinking that there will be fewer responsibilities... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
Join Blue Ridge Humane Society at the Flat Rock Cinema, 2700-D Greenville Highway in Flat Rock, NC, for a traveling film fest featuring "Gary Gose Gump" to benefit the animals at Blue Ridge Humane Society. Gary Gose Gump is a craft beer-themed parody of Forrest Gump created by and starring The Brewery Experience founder Gary Glancy. (Trailer below.) This short includes an epic road trip across America, with several scenes filmed in some breathtaking national parks like Death Valley, Mount Rainier, Yellowstone and Zion. Gary Gose Gump will be the feature film for the Parodies for Charity film fest. Show... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Dogs 35 pounds and up are just $9.99 at Asheville Humane Society on Jan. 11, 12, and 13! Meet your perfect "Barkelor"! 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... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Back by popular demand -- "Pilates with Puppies"! On Tuesday, January 23, Cisco Pilates will hold two sessions of "Pilates with Puppies" -- one at 4:30 PM and one at 6 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 $10, which is a donation... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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As much as we Boomers like to believe we have reinvented retirement, there are some forces we are pushing hard against with limited success. The reality of the American job market, lack of sufficient retirement savings, and other challenges are vexing for Boomers who want to work in their retirement... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2018 at Happily Rewired
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More and more, shoppers want their experience to be personalized. What does that really mean -- and what are the implications for marketers? McKinsey analyzed what kind of personalized communications work best for shoppers and found these five things that customers said they valued: "Give me relevant recommendations I wouldn't... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 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, Jan. 14. Start time is 10 AM for repeat hikers and 9:30 AM for new hikers. Hikers generally return to the shelter at 16 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville around 12:30 to 1 PM. Note: New and repeat hikers alike are required to sign up... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Help the homeless animals of Buncombe County this year! From washing dishes and helping with community outreach, to providing comfort for an animal in need, Asheville Humane Society’s lifesaving Volunteer and Foster Programs offer a wide variety of opportunities for animal lovers to use their unique talents and skills to help the animals of Buncombe County! Volunteers provide much-needed socialization and enrichment for local animals, assist staff in daily cleaning activities, provide support for all departments, and offer their varied expertise in many different ways each day. Foster families help save lives by providing a temporary, loving and restful retreat... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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It is demoralizing being a Boomer with a legitimate skill set who is turned away from traditional employment. Too many Boomers are prematurely let go simply because they have become a financial liability to a company. Boomers, after all, typically must be paid higher salaries and their benefits are more... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2018 at Happily Rewired
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Marketing has become so important and pervasive as a part of corporate strategy that a CEO is at a striking disadvantage without an understanding of marketing. Daniel Burstein of MECLABS Institute, publisher of the popular MarketingSherpa newsletter, makes an even stronger case, stating that "every CEO should have a marketing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 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, Jan. 7. Start time is 10 AM for repeat hikers and 9:30 AM for new hikers. Hikers generally return to the shelter at 16 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville around 12:30 to 1 PM. Note: New and repeat hikers alike are required to sign up... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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If you've ever thought about going into business with your spouse, you need to read Let's Make Money, Honey: The Couple's Guide to Starting a Service Business. The book has received excellent reviews from book reviewers and readers alike. It tells the story of how a Boomer couple started a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2017 at Happily Rewired
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Please note that Carolina Mountain Dog will not be publishing posts this holiday week. We'll be returning on January 2, 2018. Best wishes for the holidays and a Happy New Year! Image: Patrisyu, freedigitalphotos.net Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
Take advantage of a special Happy New Year Sale on 123 eGuides. All eGuides are 50% off from December 25, 2017 through January 1, 2018. The sale price for that period will be $1.50 instead of $2.99 each. This sale is only good on eGuides available at Smashwords.com, which provides... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2017 at 123 eGuides
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If you've ever thought about going into business with your spouse, you need to read Let's Make Money, Honey: The Couple's Guide to Starting a Service Business. The book has received excellent reviews from book reviewers and readers alike. It tells the story of how a Boomer couple started a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 25, 2017 at GuideWords
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Here's something in the Carolina mountains that should gladden your heart this holiday season. The Cashiers-Highland Humane Society offers a mobile service called H.E.A.R.T. (Humane. Emergency. Adopt. Rescue. Transport). This 27-animal capacity mobile medical/rescue vehicle allows the humane society to provide low-cost spay/neuter surgeries and vaccination clinics, increase adoptions at off-site events, rescue animals from puppy mills and hoarding cases, and assist first responders with transport and safe refuge for animals in times of natural disasters. With the H.E.A.R.T. of North Carolina, the Cashiers-Highland Humane Society has been designated as an official Emergency Placement Partner by the Humane Society of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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All animals (dogs, cats, and other domestic pets) will be available for adoption from Asheville Humane Society on Friday December 22 with no adoption fees! 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... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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If you're still sniffing out that perfect holiday gift, get on over to Mast General Store on Main Street in Waynesville. Why? Not just because you'll find some great merchandise, but you can get your gift wrapped by volunteers from Sarge's Animal Rescue Foundation. Just go to the gift wrap station in the store lobby and Sarge's will do up your purchase just right -- and your gift wrap donation will go directly to Sarge's to help save the lives of Haywood County animals. Sarge's gift wrapping is available at Mast General Store, 63 North Main Street in Waynesville only... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Will the new year be the time when you decide that you'd like to phase out of your full-time job? You can dream, but apparently, it isn't so easily done. While "phased retirement" sounds as if it would be a win-win for both employer and employee, the reality is that... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2017 at Happily Rewired