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Carolina Mountain Dog
Asheville, NC
Blogazine for dog lovers in WNC and Upstate SC
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On Saturday, Dec. 16 from 9 AM to 5 PM, Pawsitivity Pet Spa, in association with Asheville Humane Society, will offer walk-in nail trims and bubble baths for dogs with no appointment necessary. Nail-trims are $7, nail trim and file is $14. Pricing for baths is based on coat type and size. Also offered will be a "spa on the go" package for $25, which includes: Nail trim and file Teeth brushing and breath freshener Light brushing Ear cleaning Paw pad check Aromatherapy spritz and A bandanna or bows. Nail-trims and baths on Dec. 16 will be available on a... Continue reading
Posted 4 hours ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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In early December 2017, Norman Lear was a Kennedy Center Honoree at the 40th annual national celebration of the arts. While Norman Lear doesn't qualify as a Boomer (he was born in 1922), this comedic genius has undoubtedly had an impact on all of our lives. He is perhaps best... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Happily Rewired
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All those stories about the death of brick-and-mortar retail stores may be a bit premature. Yes, it's true that online shopping has overtaken traditional stores in sales volume as such giants as Amazon and Walmart duke it out in the digital world. Still, recent studies find that consumers seem to... Continue reading
Posted 2 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, Dec. 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 12:30 to 1 PM. Note: New and repeat hikers alike are required to sign up... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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The Pet Food Institute (PFI), whose members make 98 percent of all U.S. pet food and treat products, recently launched a new series of interactive infographics showing the ways the key nutrients found in a complete and balanced dog food recipe help our pets. The new web resource, 'Nutrition from Nose to Tail,' provides fast facts about the essential nutrition that fuels our dogs' growth and supports their body systems, as well as non-essential nutrients that can also serve important functions. "PFI's new 'Nutrition from Nose to Tail' resource was designed to assist pet lovers in understanding how a carefully... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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UPDATE: Due to snow, this adoption sale has been POSTPONED until next weekend, Dec. 15 and 16. Through the generosity of the ASPCA and the Subaru "Share the Love" campaign, all animals will be available for adoption from Asheville Humane Society on Friday and Saturday, December 15 and 16 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... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Sarge's Animal Rescue in Waynesville, NC is sponsoring a holiday pet photography contest. Contest rules: You may enter as many photographs as you wish, but a separate registration form and a $15.00 fee per photo must accompany each. Check should be payable to Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation or SARF. Content of the photo should have a fall/winter Holiday theme (background, props, etc.) Photo prints should be unframed, not matted, and printed on photography paper 4” x 6” to 8” x 10.” Photos must be original work done by an amateur photographer and will not be returned. Electronic submissions (emailed photos)... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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All the talk about younger consumers' preferences for social media and texting may be inflated when it comes to the retail environment. Citing a recent survey of 18 to 44-year old consumers, eMarketer reports that the majority (63.2 percent) said email was their preferred communication channel with retailers. This compares... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2017 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, Dec. 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 12:30 to 1 PM. Note: New and repeat hikers alike are required to sign up... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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On Saturday, Dec. 2 from 5 to 7 PM, the Aloft Hotel on Biltmore Avenue in Asheville will hold a holiday party to benefit Charlie's Angels Animal Rescue. Bring your four-legged friend and get a picture with Santa for a $20 donation. Enjoy refreshments and get to meet dogs available for adoption. Proceeds benefit Charlie's Angels Animal Rescue (Fletcher, NC). Image: Pitrasyu, freedigitalphotos.net Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Start celebrating the season right now by adopting any animal 6 months or older for just $10 from November 30 through December 2 at Asheville Humane Society's Adoption Center. 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... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Petco, located at 825 Brevard Road in South Asheville (right across the street from Asheville Outlets) will be holding a two-day adoption event on Saturday and Sunday, December 2 and 3, from 11 AM to 3 PM. Come shop for all your pet needs, including food, toys, and lots more, and get to see some adorable adoptable animals, too! Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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For some Boomers, the dream of owning a business is a family affair. I have first-hand knowledge of this: My wife and I started a small service business together after we left our professional careers. We wrote a book about it: Let's Make Money, Honey: The Couple's Guide to Starting... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2017 at Happily Rewired
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What's the best way for a brand to alienate a customer? The use of a customer's data without their knowledge. According to a recent survey reported by Marketing Charts, about 8 in 10 consumers would break up with a brand that used their data without their knowledge. The survey was... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2017 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, Dec. 3. 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 Nov 27, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Looking for the best chew toys for puppies? Or how about the best dog shampoos and conditioners for dogs? You might even want to find the best boots for your doggie to wear this winter. Now a website reviews all sorts of doggie products so you don't have to. "The Goody Pet" is a pet product review site that buys products at full retail prices and does not accept sponsored items. Pet lovers research the products, often by speaking with veterinarians and pet owners. Then they summarize their findings for other pet lovers and post reviews on the site. Whether... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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On Saturday, December 9 from 11 AM to 5 PM, Foothills Humane Society will be holding an "Adoption SOS" event at 989 Little Mountain Road, Columbus, NC. The first 10 adopters that day will receive a bonus "goodie bag," a professional trainer will be onsite to answer questions, and refreshments will be provided. Between now and December 9, Foothills Humane has put out an adoption and foster SOS because at least 40 cats and 20 dogs need to find homes. So many strayed, rescued, and surrendered animals have come into the shelter that they are now doubled up. Foothills Humane... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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More pet parents today than ever before are showing interest in pet insurance due to the rising cost of pet care. The first pet to be insured in the USA was a female Rough Collie dog and TV star Lassie, back in 1982. As the number of pet owners increase, there has been a huge upsurge in the number of companies offering pet insurance, particularly in North America. An APPA (American Pet Products Association) study estimates that in 2017, veterinary care in the US cost $16.62 billion to pet owners, and they paid $14.93 billion for over-the-counter medicine for their... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Greenville Humane Society operates a walk-in vaccine clinic at their new medical facility, 305 Airport Road in Greenville, SC. The clinic is open from 9 AM to 12 PM Monday through Friday and from 9 AM to 12 PM the first Saturday of each month. No appointment is needed. Call (864) 263-5611 for information. The clinic offers the following low-cost services: Vaccine Price 1-Year Rabies Vaccine $9 3-Year Rabies Vaccine $25 1-Year Canine/Puppy Distemper/Parvo-DHPP $9 3-Year Canine Distemper/Parvo-DHPP $25 Canine Kennel Cough-Bordatella $15 Heartworm Antigen Test (dogs) $25 Feline Distemper Vaccine $9 Feline Leukemia (FeLV) Vaccine $15 Feline Leukemia/FIV Combo... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
We're thankful for great marketers like you this holiday season, so we're making a special Thanksgiving offer: Take 50% off the price of our three most popular eGuides until December 1, 2017! Low Cost / No Cost Marketing 123 3 Steps to Effective Marketing with Little or No Money Regularly... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2017 at 123 eGuides
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During the month of November, in honor of Adopt a Senior Pet Month, Asheville Humane Society is waiving the adoption fee for any animal 6 years and older. Lots of great pets are awaiting their forever homes -- and senior pets make the best pets! 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... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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November is "Adopt a Senior Pet Month." Here are just a few reasons why senior pets deserve your consideration. According to the ASPCA: "While small kittens and puppies may be adorable, older pets are just as loving and loyal as their younger counterparts. Not to mention, adopting a senior animal companion comes with some cool advantages: Grown-up pets don’t require the constant monitoring and training that puppies and kittens do. Many are already housetrained. Since senior pets are fully grown, you’ll be immediately aware of important information like personality type and grooming requirements, making it easier to choose the perfect... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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I remember a time when a professional became a "consultant" for a brief period of time while looking for full-time work; sometimes, in fact, "consultant" was a code word on a resume for "on my own until something better comes along." Nowadays, however, consulting is not only a legitimate career... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2017 at Happily Rewired
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Based on research with 2,400 consumers, MECLABS Institute, who operate the information service MarketingSherpa, have created a framework they call "the five levels of marketing maturity." It is a very effective way for marketers to analyze where they fit in the marketing-to-customers equation. According to MECLABS, "Each level is inclusive... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2017 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, Nov. 19. 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 Nov 13, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog