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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 yesterday at Carolina Mountain Dog
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All animals over 6 months old available for adoption for just $6 through Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Asheville Humane Society 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, 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 is open Tuesday... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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The Western Carolina Dog Fanciers Association will be holding dog agility trials at the Haywood County Fairgrounds, 758 Crabtree Road, Waynesville, from Friday, Sept. 22 through Sunday, Sept. 24. Trial hours each day will be from 7 AM to 7 PM. All breeds licensed by the American Kennel Club can participate. The event will be held outdoors in a covered arena. Vendors and food will be available. Admission is free and parking is available. Spectators are welcome, but no non-participating dogs are allowed. For additional information, visit http://www.wcdfa.org/agility_trial_sept_2017.html Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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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, September 22 from 3 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 3 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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The biggest fundraiser of the year for Blue Ridge Humane Society is "Wags to Riches," and this year, the festivities will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 6 to 10 PM at the Hendersonville Country Club, 1860 Hebron Road, Hendersonville, NC. The gala event includes dinner, dancing, and a silent auction. Items for the auction include trip and sports tickets, jewelry, and more. The admission is $100 per ticket, of which $60 is tax-deductible. Online registration is available starting September 20, as is online bidding for the auction. For further details and to register, visit https://www.blueridgehumane.org/wags/ Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Retirement expert Kerry Hannon writes frequently about working past the traditional retirement age. She recently told MarketWatch that, when it comes to switching jobs in your 50s or 60s, "The truth of the matter is a lot of what you can do is redeploying skills you have." She suggests promoting... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Happily Rewired
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Brand marketers now accept the fact that social media is an important part of the marketing media mix. But it is just as important to keep an eye on social media for "brand shaming." Marketing Charts indicates that, in a study by Sprout Social, 80 percent of social media users... Continue reading
Posted 5 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, Sept. 24. 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 5 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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PetSmart's Fall Adoptathon is taking place on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 16 and 17, at the PetSmart located at 150 Bleachery Blvd. in Asheville. Hours are 11 AM to 5 PM on Saturday and 11 AM to 3 PM on Sunday. This major adoption event will feature animals from many local humane societies and animal rescue organizations. PetSmart Charities sponsors National Adoption Weekends four times per year at PetSmart stores. Image: Stuart Miles, Freedigitalphotos.net Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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On Sunday, Sept. 17 from 9 AM to 12 PM, Trace & Company will sponsor the Mills River Valley 5K, 10K and 1 mile Doggy Dash. The event will be held at Mills River Park, 124 Town Center Drive in Mills River. Participants can bring their dogs along for the 1 mile fun run/walk race, which is suitable for all ages, levels, and types of dogs. A portion of the proceeds from the $15 entry fee benefit Blue Ridge Humane Society. Schedule Packet Pick-Up: Early race packet pick-up: Sept 15th from 5-7 pm at Mills River Park: Come to front... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Whether you just got a dog or you've had one for some time, it's important to know that there can be hazards around your home that could be dangerous to your pet's well-being. That's why you'll find a free online "Pet Safety Guide," courtesy of ADT Security, to be useful. This online, interactive guide allows you to click on various rooms in a typical home and find out how to pet-proof them. There are lots of important tips about what to look out for in such common areas as kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms, plus valuable information about maintaining a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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New research conducted for mobile solutions company Marchex by Forrester Consulting indicates that U.S. customers who initiate an inbound call convert faster, spend more, and churn less than customers who do not. According to the study, 60 percent of U.S. marketers report that prospects who initiate an inbound call convert... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at 123 eGuides
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Once we've reached Boomer status, many of us already realize what we're passionate about. The challenge in this second phase of life is being able to market your passion. Wouldn't it be great if you could actually turn your passion into part-time retirement income instead of working at a random,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2017 at Happily Rewired
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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, Sept. 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 Sep 11, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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On Saturday, September 9 from 12 to 5 PM, Mix 96.5 will present "Dog Day Afternoon," sponsored by Prestige Subaru and Ingles. The event will be held at Salvage Station, 468 Riverside Drive in Asheville. This promises to be a fun event for your pup! Included in the day's activities will be an adoptathon with animals from Asheville Humane Society, live music, doggie contests, a wiener dog race, fastest dog in Asheville competition, food trucks, and craft beer. Bring your doggie and have a blast at Dog Day Afternoon! Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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One of the ways we Boomers are redefining retirement is by combining work and leisure in the pursuit of happiness. While not every Boomer is in a position to pursue this creative concept, it is certainly worth considering if you can make it a reality. A good example of the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at Happily Rewired
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Experienced marketers have long known that there is a deep emotional connection between world-class brands and consumers. The fact is, emotion plays a huge role in determining just how much a consumer engages with, forms a bond, or even "loves" a brand. MBLM, an agency specializing in "brand intimacy," has... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2017 at 123 eGuides
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Greenville County Animal Care, in association with Coldwell Banker Caine, is holding a "Homes for Dogs" Adoption Day on Friday, September 8. The adoption event will take place at Greenville County Animal Care, 328 Furman Hall Road, Greenville, SC. On that day, adoption fees for all dogs will be waived. The event will also include pet service vendors, food, and free snow cones. Greenville County Animal Care is the largest open admission animal facility in South Carolina. It serves the pets of Greenville and Spartanburg Counties. The facility's hours are Monday through Friday, 12 to 7 PM, and Saturday 11... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 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, Sept. 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 Sep 4, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Asheville Humane Society will hold a free "Beer City Behavior" training talk on Saturday, Sept. 2 from 3:00 to 5:00 PM at Habitat Tavern and Commons 174 Broadway, Asheville. You and your pup are invited to join Asheville Humane Society and learn how to train and entertain your furry friends at the same time! A two mile walk doesn't tire your dog? Too fearful to play? Elliot Weiner, PhD, CPDT-KA and Asheville Humane Society volunteer will teach and discuss some techniques and games that will make your dog think while also training and entertaining him/her. Mental exercise keeps our dogs... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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From Thursday, August 31 through Saturday, September 2, all dogs 6 months and older are just $9.99 at the Asheville Humane Society 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, 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 is open... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Moving is always stressful for people -- but it can also be stressful for pets. A recent article in The New York Times, "How to Move When You Have Dogs and Cats," offers some good tips to make sure your dog can handle the move. Writer Matthew Haag discusses preparing for the move, whether to drive or to fly, and how to help your pet acclimate to a new home. Two interesting points Haag makes about move preparation relate to the way you approach the move. First, he writes, "Set an example by staying calm," because dogs and cats can... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Disregard for the Boomer consumer runs rampant in American advertising. There is a good reason for it: Many advertisers and their agencies believe the future is in youth. The rationale is that it pays to invest marketing dollars in reaching younger generations who will hopefully become long-term customers of a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at Happily Rewired
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A continuing challenge for marketers is creating the right marketing budget. Writing for Marketing Profs, Matthew Sweezey suggests approaching the challenge with three keys in mind: The best marketing budgets start with new ideas about what Marketing is Sweezey points out that best-in-class marketing budgets won't be possible unless marketing... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2017 at 123 eGuides