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Carolina Mountain Dog
Asheville, NC
Blogazine for dog lovers in WNC and Upstate SC
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One of the blessings of being retired is the time now available to you for educational pursuits of your own choosing. Most retirees no longer need to take courses to fulfill degree requirements; instead, they can take courses purely for enjoyment. If you're fortunate enough to live near an "OLLI,"... Continue reading
Posted 16 hours ago at Happily Rewired
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Do consumers trust ads from marketers or online reviews from users? It depends. While online information and reviews are in vogue, there appears to be no easy answer when it comes to sources consumers might trust the most about products and brands. eMarketer reports that in one recent survey, 82... Continue reading
Posted 16 hours 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, February 26. Start time is 10 AM for repeat hikers and 9:30 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 20 hours ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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On Saturday, February 25 from 1 to 2:30 PM, Sanctuary Brewing in Hendersonville will host "Puppy 101" from This free talk with an Asheville Humane Society dog behaviorist is going to focus on the stages that puppies go through, how their brains and behavior are developing, and what we can do to help them become a well-socialized adult dog! The talk will also cover some common socialization misconceptions and helpful training techniques to make the adolescent months more bearable. Puppies are welcome, but if you decide to bring your puppy, please be sure they are up to date on vaccines... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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On Tuesday, February 21 at 7 PM, author and historian Bob Plott will present "Touching the Face of History: The Story of the Plott Hound, North Carolina's Official State Dog." Bob Plott is a North Carolina native who can trace his family roots in the Old North State back to 1750, when his great-great-great grandfather Johannes Plott arrived here with five of the family hunting dogs. These dogs would later become renowned as the premier big game hunting dog breed in America -- the Plott bear hound. His history of the breed Strike and Stay - The Story of the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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I spent the majority of my professional career in direct marketing and advertising, disciplines in which practitioners always work hard to fully understand the characteristics of target audiences. Not surprisingly, there are some marketing firms that have not only figured out that Boomers are a fertile target audience, these firms... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Happily Rewired
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B2B marketers often struggle with how best to use social media, especially since it is challenging for them to determine the ROI of social media. Research firm eMarketer queried several B2B marketing experts and put together a list of five solid tips for how to benefit from social media. Among... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at 123 eGuides
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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, February 18 from 11 AM to 2 PM at Francis Asbury United Methodist Church, 725 Asbury Road, Candler, 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... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Asheville Humane Society is teaming up with national animal welfare organization Best Friends Animal Society along with many other animal rescue groups and shelters nationwide, in the “Give Love” annual adoption campaign. The campaign, which runs through February 14, Valentine's Day, offers adoption fees of just $14 for all dogs over 25 pounds and all cats over 6 months old. That includes everything: spay/neuter, vaccinations, health check, starter food, and more. Give Love to a pet in need! To see available animals, visit www.ashevillehumane.org. Then visit the Adoption Center at 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Walking is one of the best exercises known to man, and it’s only natural to want to share the benefits of a mountain hike with your best friend. Taking your dog along on a mountain adventure is a great way to bond, and your favorite canine has a lot to add to your enjoyment of the fresh air and sunshine. As you prep for your mountain hike, get ready to enjoy these benefits of bringing your canine companion. 1. Burn Off That Puppy Energy Higher energy breeds and puppies often need far more exercise than many people can handle. While... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 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, February 12. Start time is 10 AM for repeat hikers and 9:30 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 Feb 8, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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On the right hand side of our blog page, you'll notice a section called "Support Our Advertisers." Carolina Mountain Dog carefully selects only advertisers who meet the highest standards for dog-related products and services. One of our advertisers is Cherrybrook. Founded in 1969, Cherrybrook has a long, outstanding history of serving professional breeders, show dog handlers and pet parents. Cherrybrook’s vision is to provide customers with the supplies they need to raise vigorous puppies…to turn show dogs into champions…and to keep family pets healthy and happy. Built upon high standards of excellence, Cherrybrook offers a wide selection of health and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Here are two great resources for any Boomer who is looking for work this year: MyLifestyleCareer.com This website/blog is run by Nancy Collamer, a speaker, coach and author who specializes in answering the question, "What's next?" for Boomers. Available on this site is a wealth of information, including a great... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at Happily Rewired
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Chances are your marketing objectives this year are built around efficiency, cost effectiveness, and ROI. What are some of the things you are doing to meet those objectives? MarketingProfs.com offers a handy infographic in the form of a "To-Do List" that could point you in the right direction. It includes... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at 123 eGuides
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February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month, and World Spay Day is an international day of action to promote the sterilization of pets, community cats and stray dogs as a way to save animals’ lives. It takes place each year on the last Tuesday of February; this year it is February 28, 2017. Created as Spay Day USA by the Doris Day Animal League (DDAL) in 1995, World Spay Day is now a program of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Humane Society International (HSI) and Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA). On World Spay Day and throughout the month... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Yes, the Super Bowl (#51) is on television on Sunday, February 5. But so is the Puppy Bowl (#13). The Puppy Bowl will air on the Animal Planet channel from 3 to 5 PM on Sunday, February 5, so you'll still have plenty of time to get to your Super Bowl party! The Puppy Bowl is designed to call attention to pet adoption, but it also features some of the cutest puppies you'll ever see competing on "Team Ruff" and "Team Fluff." Puppies are chosen for the Puppy Bowl from shelters and rescue organizations around the U.S. and in Puerto... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Asheville Humane Society is teaming up with national animal welfare organization Best Friends Animal Society along with many other animal rescue groups and shelters nationwide, in the “Give Love” annual adoption campaign. The campaign, which runs from February 1 through February 14, Valentine's Day, offers adoption fees of just $14 for all dogs over 25 pounds and all cats over 6 months old. Give Love to a pet in need! 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... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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The Pet Community is a social network for pet owners. You can create a profile for your dog and upload photos and videos to share with other pet lovers. The Pet Community also created a dog quiz comprised of 10 questions to test your dog knowledge. It's fun, it won't take long, and you'll find out right away whether you answered the multiple choice questions correctly. You can find the dog quiz here: https://www.thepetcommunity.com/dog-quiz/ Image: www.thepetcommunity.com Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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One thing we can all be certain of: Boomers will continue to age. In our society, 65 has been known to be a magic number for retirement, but the Boomer generation has changed the very nature of retirement with a desire (and often times a need) to work past the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at Happily Rewired
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Sure, you've seen a ton of similar assessments recently... but this particular list of digital branding and marketing trends from Washington, DC agency the Borenstein Group is punchy, relevant, and right on the money. Here are the first five trends as they appear on the list... read the others, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2017 at 123 eGuides
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Asheville, Wednesday, February 1: A pet loss support group meets at 6 PM on the first Wednesday of each month. Location: Jefferson House, 21 Edwin Place (next to the Unitarian Universalist church), Asheville. Donations accepted. Call (828) 254-6001 for additional information. Waynesville, Wednesday, February 15: A pet loss support group meets from 6 to 7 PM on the third Wednesday of each month. Location: Kimball Counseling, 258 N. Main Street, Suite A, Waynesville. Donations accepted. Registration required. For additional information and to register, call Susan Kimball, LCSW, at (828) 226-7366. Image: Whittaya Phonsawat, freedigitalphotos.net Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 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, January 29 from 11 AM to 2 PM at Asheville Humane Society, 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 | (Dogs over... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Bring your dog, family and friends to Winter Paws for the annual Dog Show on Sunday, January 29 from 1 to 3 PM in the Blowing Rock Elementary School gym. Categories include Most Unique Looking Mix of Breeds, Best Wiggle Butt, Most Clever Dog Trick, Cutest Looking Dog in the World, Best Fashion Wear and finally, Most Crooked Smile. Winners from each category go on to compete for the title of Best in Show and the Grand Prize. Plus, Watauga Humane Society will have raffle tickets available for sale for the Valentine's Day raffle of thousands of dollars of fine... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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More Boomers are working at least part-time, so fewer Americans of retirement age depend solely on Social Security for their income. Still, retirees are more than a little concerned about how a new political regime in Washington could affect their financial future. While not all prognosticators take the risk of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at Happily Rewired
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Here's something to think about as you strive for the most efficient, effective marketing program this year: Is your marketing "customer-centric" or "customer-first"? "Customer-centric" means putting customers at the center of all marketing promotions, with relevant messages being sent to them. "Customer-first" means using customers' goals to guide decisions about... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2017 at 123 eGuides