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Carolina Mountain Dog
Asheville, NC
Blogazine for dog lovers in WNC and Upstate SC
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It seems to be an unavoidable topic of aging these days: More people over the age of 65 continue to work. Whether it is full-time or part-time, the arc of working life for many Boomers is lengthening. Statistical research from numerous sources suggests that as much as one-third of the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Happily Rewired
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Most brand marketers know either intuitively or by actual results that social media is a great engagement tactic, but they question whether or not social media directly impacts on sales. According to recent research cited by eMarketer, the likelihood of brand purchase varies by different generations when they follow brands... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at 123 eGuides
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A new product, "Canine Calm Aromatherapy Wipes," is designed to calm pets during storms, fireworks, boarding, grooming, clinic visits, and other unsettling times. While aromatherapy is commonly used in sprays and diffusers, the development of therapeutic aromatherapy in convenient, travel-friendly wipes creates a new product category for the industry. The Canine Calm wipes are made with pure essential oils to create a serene experience and come in a re-sealable package. “Aromatherapy has been used for centuries, and scientific studies on the effects of essential oils with dogs and horses were well-established by the mid-1880s in areas of Europe,” Vicki Rae... Continue reading
Posted yesterday 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 4 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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In honor of National Puppy Day, March 23, MySweetPuppy.net has published a useful infographic that discusses the benefits of pet adoption, considerations for choosing the right puppy, and puppy care tips for new parents. You'll find the infographic here: http://mysweetpuppy.net/national-puppy-day/ MySweetPuppy.net has all sorts of helpful articles for puppy owners or for anyone thinking of getting a puppy. To learn more about National Puppy Day and to see puppy photos and videos, visit: http://www.nationalpuppyday.com/ Image: MySweetPuppy.net Continue reading
Posted 5 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, March 26. 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 6 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Guest Post by Joe Hughes, the Village Baker The Carolina mountains are the perfect getaway during the spring and summer months. Beautiful wildflowers grow across the mountains, the Biltmore is teeming with tourists, and the Blue Ridge Mountains are waiting to be explored. And who better to take with you on a hike or to the top of a mountain than your dog? A walk in nature is all many dogs need to overcome their behavioral problems: digging, chewing, fear of people, etc. If your pet is afraid of people (mine is), a treat is a good tool to reinforce... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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A special section on Retirement appeared in the Sunday, March 5 edition of The New York Times. In it were a number of informative articles, including making a retirement plan, when and how to save, reinventing careers and repurposing skills, working past the age of 65, and a perspective on... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2017 at Happily Rewired
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The influence of the digital world, along with changing customer expectations, is having a marked effect on customer loyalty. The old ways of looking at customer loyalty, including offering customers incentives to continue to make purchases, are not enough any more. In fact, a new report from Accenture Strategy based... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2017 at 123 eGuides
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$7 adoptions on all animals 6 months or older, March 17 - 18 only, 10 AM to 6 PM, at the Adoption Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads near the WNC Farmers Market). To see available animals, visit: www.ashevillehumane.org. Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 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 Saturday, March 18 from 2 PM to 5 PM at Hall Fletcher Elementary School, 60 Ridgelawn Road, Asheville, NC. 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 | (Dogs over 2 months) | $15.00 DA2PPV - | (Dogs 6 to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 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, March 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 Mar 15, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Some Boomers on the way to retirement want to earn supplemental income, but they aren't sure just how to do it. One way is to think creatively about how to leverage your experience and passions and turn them into income opportunities. For instance, I live in an area known for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at Happily Rewired
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One of the hottest marketing mediums last year remains sizzling this year. Now that mobile devices have largely broken the download barrier, video is the new darling of marketers. A survey conducted by Wyzowl in late 2016 reveals some compelling data points about video marketing, such as: 83% of businesses... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at 123 eGuides
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There are two kinds of people talking to your lawmakers about animals: those who have the animals’ best interests at heart, and those who do not. That’s why your attendance at Humane Lobby Day in North Carolina is important. This is your opportunity to talk to your legislators about animal protection issues including stopping puppy mills, prohibiting the private ownership of exotic pets, increasing spay and neuter access and more. All you need to do is sign up, show up and speak up! If you're new to lobbying, no problem! The Humane Society of the United States will provide all... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Asheville Humane Society is offering adoptions at just $5 for 5 days, March 7 through 11. The special adoption fee applies to dogs 25 pounds and over, and cats over 6 months old. To see available animals, visit www.ashevillehumane.org. Or visit the Adoption Center at 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads, near the WNC Farmers Market). Adoption Center hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM. Please note that the public is not permitted to see animals during "nap time," which is 1 to 2 PM. Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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We all love our dogs, but every once in a while, they exhibit a behavior that we find undesirable. Before you attempt to correct the behavior, it might be wise to understand its cause. PetPlace.com provides an excellent "Guide to Behavior Problems in Dogs" that lists many of the most common dog behavior problems, including inappropriate elimination, urine marking, digging, separation anxiety, aggression, chewing, and biting. The guide is set up so that it briefly describes each behavior. Then you can click on the behavior and get a lot more details about the problem. All of the material is written... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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"Dine to be Kind" is one of the more creative win-win fundraisers. You get to eat out while local animals get a little something extra to help them out! The 14th annual "Dine to be Kind," presented by Dr. David Crouch and Western Carolina Veterinary Surgery, will be held today, Tuesday, March 7. All you need to do today is eat and drink at one of the dozens of participating area restaurants for breakfast, lunch or dinner (even take-out), and 15% of your bill will be donated to the life saving programs of Asheville Humane Society. In fact, a few... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Asheville Humane Society is offering adoptions at just $5 for 5 days, March 7 through 11. The special adoption fee applies to dogs 25 pounds and over, and cats over 6 months old. To see available animals, visit www.ashevillehumane.org. Or visit the Adoption Center at 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads, near the WNC Farmers Market). Adoption Center hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM. Please note that the public is not permitted to see animals during "nap time," which is 1 to 2 PM. Image: Stuart Miles, freedigitalphotos.net Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
March 5 through 11 is "Read an eBook Week." To celebrate, Happily Rewired is offering the eBook edition of Let's Make Money, Honey: The Couple's Guide to Starting a Service Business at half price -- just $3.50 -- if you order it through Smashwords. You can get the book in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at GuideWords
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As Boomers transition from a full-time career to part-time work in retirement, they have a real opportunity to be a consultant, at least for a period of time. Depending on their field, some Boomers can even make consulting a long-term business. I can tell you from personal experience that consulting... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at Happily Rewired
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If there is one major trend marketers need to understand going forward this year, it may be this: More than ever, consumers are becoming less dependent on any single channel and are, instead, relying on multiple channels to get information, make decisions, and buy products. A new survey from Kibo... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2017 at 123 eGuides
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March 5 through 11 is "Read an eBook Week." To celebrate, Happily Rewired is offering the eBook edition of Let's Make Money, Honey: The Couple's Guide to Starting a Service Business at half price -- just $3.50 -- if you order it through Smashwords. You can get the book in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2017 at Happily Rewired