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Carolina Mountain Dog
Asheville, NC
Blogazine for dog lovers in WNC and Upstate SC
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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, May 8. 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
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Posted 3 days ago at GuideWords
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Boomers, in particular, often face a work choice in their later years. Some may tire of their primary careers or working full-time, while others are forced out of their jobs. Thankfully, many Boomers are discovering that it is the second half of life that can be just as fulfilling. In... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Happily Rewired
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"The most interesting recent trend we've been seeing is the adoption on the B2B side of B2C techniques," writes Bruce Swann of Adobe for MarketingProfs. Swann details five approaches B2B marketers should "steal" from B2C marketers: They embrace digital. B2Bs integrate, integrate, integrate. B2Bs know how to manage resources. They... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at 123 eGuides
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Low cost vaccination clinics will be held in Henderson and Madison Counties in May as follows: Henderson County - Rabies Clinic - May 2 through 7 From May 2 through 7, participating Henderson County veterinarians will provide reduced fee rabies vaccinations at a cost of $8 per dog. Vaccinations are by appointment only. Contact your Henderson County veterinarian for more information about this program. Madison County - Vaccinations and Microchips - May 21 in Mars Hill On Saturday, May 21, from 2 to 4 PM, Friends of Madison County Animals will hold a vaccination clinic at the Mars Hill Fire... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago 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, April 30 from 11 AM to 2 PM at Hall Fletcher Elementary, 60 Ridgelawn Road, Asheville, NC 28806. 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 6 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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As reported in Carolina Mountain Dog, Asheville Humane Society seized 55 dogs in a hoarding case recently. Now, the first 37 "shih-poos" will be made available for adoption on Saturday, April 30 from 10 AM to 6 PM at the Asheville Humane Society Adoption Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads near the WNC Farmers Market). These dogs will be offered at an adoption fee of $100 each on a first-come, first-serve basis. Fees will be waived for all other animals in the Adoption Center on this special day! Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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The 2016 Retirement Confidence Survey, published by the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI), is the longest-running survey of its kind in the U.S. This year's recently issued report has some interesting data that suggests both good news and bad news for Boomers on their journey to retirement. According to EBRI,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at Happily Rewired
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Here's a provocative thought: What if most everything tech marketers think about marketing is wrong? Samuel Scott, writing for Tech Crunch, says, "The biggest problem in marketing in the tech world today is that too many marketers do not know the first thing about marketing. Digital marketers — who, as... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at 123 eGuides
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It is hard for dog lovers to believe that neglect and abuse of dogs exists in our community but it does. The following is the recent story of a neglect case with a thankfully happy ending. It is important for all dog lovers to be aware of animal neglect. If you see something questionable, report it to Animal Services of Asheville or Buncombe County. ******** From Asheville Humane Society (AHS): We have a tragic, but triumphant story to share with you! On March 24th around 6:00 pm, AHS received a call from Asheville Animal Services (“AAS”) telling us the police... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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The annual dog show of the Western Carolina Dog Fanciers Association (WCDFA) will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24, from 8 AM to 3 PM at the Haywood County Fairgrounds on Crabtree Road. Also included are dog obedience/rally trials. Visitors are welcome to attend, but please leave your pets at home. Admission is free but a fee will be collected for parking. Food concessions are available and dog supply vendors will be in attendance. For additional information, visit the website of the WCDFA: www.wcdfa.org. Image: www.wcdfa.org Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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I am honored to receive this excellent review of my book, Let's Make Money, Honey: The Couple's Guide to Starting a Service Business, from Nancy Collamer, nationally recognized coach/speaker/author and expert in second careers: "Thinking about working with your ‘honey’ during semi-retirement? Then you might enjoy reading Let’s Make Money... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at Happily Rewired
Nancy Collamer, nationally recognized coach/speaker/author and expert in second careers, has this to say about the book, Let's Make Money, Honey: The Couple's Guide to Starting a Service Business: "Thinking about working with your ‘honey’ during semi-retirement? Then you might enjoy reading Let’s Make Money Honey: The Couple’s Gide to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2016 at GuideWords
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Join the Avery Humane Society at their Birthday Bash on Saturday, April 23 from 10 AM to 3 PM. They'll be celebrating 4 years at the new facility centrally located at 279 New Vale Road, Newland, N.C. 28657 (behind Ingles). This facility has over 21,000 square feet of space for people and animals and features: bright, open design with welcoming and hospitable atmosphere more opportunities to volunteer more chances to participate in educational programs more ways for the community to get involved with the welfare of animals. Image: Avery Humane Society Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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I recently became aware of a website called Coolworks.com which features temporary jobs, mostly in desirable travel destinations. The site even has a special section called "Older and Bolder" that targets seniors who might be interested in such jobs. On this page, the copy reads, "Opportunities for retirees in great... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at Happily Rewired
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How accurate are marketers in interpreting the informational needs of consumers? It turns out marketers may be missing the mark. The research organization MarketingSherpa conducted two separate studies, one with consumers and one with marketers, to analyze what consumers want. The results indicate marketers are not always in synch with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 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, April 24. 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 Apr 18, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Come and join the fun at the "Howl In" at Full Moon Farm, the wolfdog sanctuary in Black Mountain on Saturday, April 23. Gates open at 3:00 p.m. Farm tour begins 3:15 p.m. Come meet the wolfdogs and hear their tales and howls! Learn about the breed and their obstacles. Join visitors for an optional pot luck dinner for $5 a plate (bring a side dish, they provide the meat and drinks).Visit the Gift Den for local handcrafted jewelry and artwork. For more information, visit www.fullmoonfarm.org. Image: Full Moon Farm Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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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 first Yappy Hour of the season will be on Thursday, April 14 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... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Reinventing, rewiring, revising... whatever you call it, Boomers are determined to change the definition of retirement. One obvious reason is the extended life expectancy of most Boomers; in some cases, people may live for decades after they stop working at their full-time jobs. Sociologist Donald Miller, who will turn 70... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at Happily Rewired
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Reporting on results from a late 2015 survey of U.S. and Western European B2B marketers, eMarketer says the top three business challenges for B2B marketers are (1) Building marketing share, (2) Innovative products/services, and (3) Retaining customers or making customers more loyal. More than half of all respondents chose these... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at 123 eGuides
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Join the Greenville Humane Society for the 3rd annual Pawmetto Derby Party on Thursday, April 21st from 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM at The Old Cigar Warehouse in downtown Greenville. Derby-goers can enjoy live music, derby-themed fare prepared by Karen Walker and beer and wine. It all leads up to the main event of the evening – the “Run for the Noses” race where adorable (and adoptable!) puppies compete to win the coveted “Run for the Noses” Champion trophy! LOCATION The Old Cigar Warehouse 912 S. Main St. Greenville, SC 29601 WHAT TO WEAR Guests are encouraged to don their... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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On Sunday, April 10, from 12 to 5 pm, Watauga Humane Society is hosting North Shore Animal League’s Tour for Life event, the “World’s Largest Mobile Adoption Event,” at the Boone Mall parking lot in Boone, North Carolina. (Indoors if inclement weather). Shelters and rescues from across the region will be there to adopt out animals and raise money for animal welfare. This is a great chance to find your new best buddy and support an important cause. In partnership with Purina, Tour for Life is the largest national adoption initiative aimed at reinforcing the advantages and importance of shelter... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog