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Carolina Mountain Dog
Asheville, NC
Blogazine for dog lovers in WNC and Upstate SC
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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 10 hours ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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BMW of Asheville invites you and your 4-legged friends to "Dogs on The Deck 2" on Tuesday, August 22nd from 6:30 - 8:00 PM at Acropolis Pizza, 140 Airport Road, Arden. Raffle Door Price Ticket with $5 Donation per person will benefit Asheville Humane Society. Prize Sponsors Include: Island Top Design, PetSmart, Casa Torres, Tamarind, Woof In The Woods, International Autoworks, Circle B BBQ, BMW of Asheville, and Woofgang Bakery. Image: Andrew Pons, unsplash.com Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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For a limited time, spay or neuter your puppy or kitten (under 4 months old) for just $20 each at Greenville Humane Society, 305 Airport Road, Greenville, SC. That's a 60 percent savings on already affordable fees. Greenville Humane Society is 1 of 64 spay/neuter clinics in the nation chosen by PetSmart Charities to receive spay/neuter grants. The Greenville Humane Society Spay/Neuter Clinic is open Monday through Friday by appointment only. Call (864) 263-5612 for an appointment. The Spay/Neuter Clinic's regular fees range from $50 to $100 for female dogs and $40 to $80 for male dogs. Pricing is based... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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On Thursdays through the end of August, Mayfel's restaurant, 22 College Street, Asheville, donates 10 percent of that day's sales to a local animal organization. The following organizations will benefit from Mayfel's remaining "Dog Days of Summer": August 17 - Blue Ridge Humane Society August 24 - Friends of Madison County Animals August 31 - Animal Haven of Asheville Mayfel's serves New Orleans cuisine and welcomes dogs on its front patio and courtyard in the back. Patton Avenue Pet Company is donating natural dog treats each Thursday. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Age discrimination in the workplace is a threat to Boomers in the United States, as I mentioned in my previous post. But in South Korea, age discrimination is so culturally ingrained that companies routinely force workers over 60 into retirement. An enterprising Korean, Chung Eunsung, has come up with a... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Happily Rewired
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According to the consulting firm McKinsey, "many brand organizations haven’t caught up to the realities of the digital age." One of the primary challenges for brands, says McKinsey, is having a "strong and consistent brand voice," because the way consumers interact with a brand has dramatically changed. As a result,... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago 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, August 20. 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 12:30 to 1 PM. Note: New and repeat hikers alike are required to sign up... Continue reading
Posted 7 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, August 13. 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 12:30 to 1 PM. Note: New and repeat hikers alike are required to sign up... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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If you'd like to get an eye-opening perspective on age discrimination, read Chris Farrell's recent article on NextAvenue.org. He discusses a Supreme Court case which essentially sided with R. J. Reynolds, a company that allegedly discriminated against a 49-year old highly qualified job applicant named Richard Villarreal. Despite the 50-year... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at Happily Rewired
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Warning sign on the horizon: Consumer products executives see a decline in brand loyalty coming, according to recent research reported on by eMarketer. They also believe an increase in online shopping will cause a major disruption in the marketplace. The leading marketing tactics they plan to use in response to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at 123 eGuides
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Location: Roy Pope Memorial Park (behind the Woodfin, NC Town Hall) Continue reading
Posted Aug 7, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Sarge’s 12th Annual Downtown Dog Walk is Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017 at a new start time — 9 a.m. in Downtown Waynesville. The Dog Walk is one of the most popular Sarge’s events, with lots of happy dogs and their humans. What will the route be? It begins at the Haywood County Court House on Main Street in Waynesville, NC. We make a circle that is Main Street, then right on Depot, left on Montgomery, left on Church, then left again on North Main Street. The police stop traffic on Main Street. And we get to march right back to... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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People who have owned dogs for a long time are likely to share a very special bond with those pets. Many dog owners may even believe that dogs read and react to their emotional state. Now an emerging field of science called "emotional contagion" -- the spread of emotions between animals and people -- is helping to confirm that dogs really can connect with their owners on an emotional level. A recent article in The New York Times, "The Empathetic Dog," shares the story of Benjamin Stepp, an Iraq war veteran whose service dog, Arleigh, senses Stepp's emotional distress and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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It is no wonder that more and more Boomers are staying in the workforce, maintaining either full-time or part-time positions or working for themselves. Many Boomers need to continue to work, because surveys indicate that Americans simply are not saving enough for retirement. For example, a new AARP survey of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at Happily Rewired
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The new "Future of Retail" study from Walker Sands is out and it offers insight into the connected consumer. The communications firm, who has published the study for five years, surveyed more than 1,600 consumers for this year's edition. Here are some of the key findings: Smartphone penetration has reached... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at 123 eGuides
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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 Friday, August 4 from 6 to 9 PM. Greg will be opening up the outdoor space at The Ice Creamery to any and all leashed dogs (and their owners) who would like... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Asheville Humane Society will be holding a free "Beer City Behavior" talk on Saturday, July 29 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at Ultimate Ice Cream, 1070 Tunnel Road, Asheville. The topic is Dog Body Language. This talk with focus on some common canine behaviors that are either misunderstood, or often missed completely. You will gain a whole new appreciation for how much your dog is trying to tell you and you will be able to grow your relationship and enhance your training exercises! **Please note, if your dog does not like to be around large groups of people and dogs,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2017 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 Sunday, July 30 from 11 AM to 2 PM at the Asheville Humane Society Adoption Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville, NC. (Off Brevard and Pond Roads near the WNC Farmers Market.) No appointment is necessary. Services provided: Rabies 1 year | (Dogs or cats over 3 months) | $10.00 Rabies 3 year | (Dogs or cats with rabies paper certificate) | $10.00 -Rabies tags are not accepted as proof of rabies vaccination- Bordetella - Kennel cough... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Asheville Humane Society will be holding a free "Beer City Behavior" talk on Thursday, July 27 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at New Belgium Brewing, 21 Craven Street, Asheville. The topic is Dog Body Language. This talk with focus on some common canine behaviors that are either misunderstood, or often missed completely. You will gain a whole new appreciation for how much your dog is trying to tell you and you will be able to grow your relationship and enhance your training exercises! **Please note, if your dog does not like to be around large groups of people and dogs,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Working past the previously accepted retirement age of 65 is now commonplace. Most Boomers want to, or have to, work into their 70s and perhaps even beyond. So what are all these Boomers doing for work? It turns out that an increasing percentage of Boomers start their own businesses, or... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2017 at Happily Rewired
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While many marketers have correctly started to serve the needs of the individual customer by personalizing marketing communications, there are generational factors that should be taken into consideration when developing marketing programs. A leading marketing technology firm, Yes Lifecycle Marketing, focused a study of 1,000 consumers on generational differences and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2017 at 123 eGuides
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Ever heard of ThunderShirt? It is a product made by a Durham, North Carolina company, ThunderWorks, that is proven to reduce anxiety in many dogs. Now ThunderWorks has introduced a product line that naturally relieves anxiety in dogs and cats called ThunderEase. According to the company, ThunderEase replicates feline and canine pheromones — naturally providing a sense of comfort and security during a wide variety of stressful occasions and situations. “Both dogs and cats emit natural pheromones to help them feel safe and communicate in their environments," said Phil Blizzard, CEO of ThunderWorks. "For dogs and cats, mothers emit them... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Come celebrate "Coupon Day" with Asheville Humane Society and Ultimate Ice Cream! On Saturday, July 22nd, visit Asheville Humane Society to receive a coupon for tasty, homemade ice cream from Ultimate Ice Cream. Visit Ultimate Ice Cream to receive a coupon for $25 off a full-price adoption at Asheville Humane Society! Asheville Humane Society's 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 11 AM to 7 PM. The dog and cat rooms are closed daily for naptime from 1-2pm, giving animals... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2017 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, July 23. 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 12:30 to 1 PM. Note: New and repeat hikers alike are required to sign up... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog