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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. 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,December 11. Start time is 10 AM for repeat hikers and 9:30 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 are signed up on... Continue reading
Posted 8 hours ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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On Friday, December 9 at 8 PM, "Rock for Rescues" will be held at The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Avenue in the River Arts District, Asheville. The concert, which will be an annual event, is a benefit for Asheville Humane Society with tickets available at just $10 each. The concert will feature the performers Poet Radio, Mason Jar Menagerie, Brother Oliver, and The Mudbottoms. All proceeds from Rock for Rescues will go directly to Asheville Humane Society to help provide food, bedding and medical care to Buncombe County animals in need. For concert tickets, visit: http://www.thegreyeagle.com/event/1349531-rock-for-rescues-benefit-asheville/ Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Puppies W.I.N. ("What Is Normal?") is a free special help session for people with puppies under 5 months of age. It will help you understand what is age-appropriate puppy behavior, learn how to establish good habits to prevent problems from developing, and discover how to take advantage of your puppy’s socialization window. Puppies W.I.N. is open to anyone who is interested in understanding more about their puppy – or who might be preparing to bring a puppy into their home. Puppies W.I.N., sponsored by Pet Behavior Aid, will be held on Saturday, December 10 from 9 to 10:30 AM at... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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If you're a Boomer who's not familiar with Encore.org, you should be. Encore is a nonprofit that focuses on "second acts for the greater good," which is something many of us are thinking about or have already started to pursue. Now Encore has launched a new campaign called "Generation to... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Happily Rewired
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According to a recent study by mobile marketing firm 3C Interactive, the following four mobile trends will be essential to keep customers engaged in 2017: The mobile wallet as a marketing channel Mobile wallets are not just for credit and debit cards... they are also useful for store coupons, loyalty... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at 123 eGuides
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Join Brother Wolf Animal Rescue for Paws to Give on Thursday, December 8. This festive holiday evening benefits animals in need. It's a fun, formal event that includes a delicious plated dinner, drinks, a live and silent auction, and live entertainment. There will be something for everyone on your holiday list at the auction. Browse items from local restaurants and shops, bid on exciting travel packages and take part in unique giving opportunities. When you do your holiday shopping with Brother Wolf, all proceeds go directly to supporting animals in need. The event will be held at The Venue in... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
Asheville Humane Society offers pet owners access to low cost vaccinations, microchips and ID tagging. Come to a low cost vaccination clinic on Sunday, December 4 from 11 AM to 2 PM at Asheville Humane Society, 14 Forever Friend Lane, 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 7 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Santa is standing by... he's ready to have his picture taken with your pet! Get a holiday keepsake while you make a donation to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. Pet photos with Santa will be available outside the Nike Factory Store at Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road in Asheville. The schedule for photos is as follows: Dec. 1, 5 - 7 PM Dec. 8, 5 - 7 PM Dec. 15, 5 - 7 PM Image: Stock Images, Freedigitalphotos.net Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Asheville, Wednesday,December 7: 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, December 21: 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 Nov 25, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Youth for Sarge’s is a volunteer group for youth ages 8-17 that supplement and support the mission of Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation in Waynesville, NC. Although youth can’t handle the animals in Sarge’s care due to liability, they can still help in the mission by fundraising, educating themselves, their peers and most of all having fun! You can participate in Sarge's unique reading to animals program. All reading program participants must complete a brief orientation, including information on how to read an animals’ body language. The reading program orientation is different from the regular Sarge’s volunteer orientation. Participants should bring... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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On Friday, December 9 at 8 PM, "Rock for Rescues" will be held at The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Avenue in the River Arts District, Asheville. The concert, which will be an annual event, is a benefit for Asheville Humane Society with tickets available at $10 each. The concert will feature the performers Poet Radio, Mason Jar Menagerie, Brother Oliver, and The Mudbottoms. All proceeds from Rock for Rescues will go directly to Asheville Humane Society to help provide food, bedding and medical care to Buncombe County animals in need. For concert tickets, visit: http://www.thegreyeagle.com/event/1349531-rock-for-rescues-benefit-asheville/ Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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For the sixth year, Project-Santa in Flat Rock, NC has launched a pet food donation drive that will last through December 31. The organization is collecting USA-made pet food and treats, along with pet toys, collars and leashes, as well as paper towels and other cleaning supplies. Food collected will help Blue Ridge Humane Society and Foothills Humane Society this year and will also help individuals and families who may need temporary assistance feeding their pets. "Santa" stands for "Supporting Animal Needs Through Action." Donation drop-off locations are available in Buncombe and Henderson Counties. Check the organization's website for an... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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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, November 20. 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 Nov 16, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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One of the looming financial crises in our country is what we might label the "Boomer money gap." A primary reason that Boomers want to continue to work well past the traditional retirement age is because they need the income. According to a recent study by the Transamerica Center for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at Happily Rewired
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Almost half of consumers prefer targeted brand offerings over coupons and discounts, according to Bazaarvoice, a network that connects brands and retailers. Bazaarvoice, in conjunction with the CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) Council, conducted a study of over 160 marketers and 2,100 consumers to understand perceptions of marketing by both audiences.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at 123 eGuides
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Saturday and Sunday, November 12 and 13 is PetSmart Charities' Fall National Adoption Weekend. Join with PetSmart and animal rescue organizations who will be at the PetSmart store, 150 Bleachery Blvd., Asheville from Noon to 3 PM. Many animals will be available for adoption, so come on by! Image: Stuart Miles, Freedigitalphotos.net Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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The Greenville Humane Society offers a low-cost vaccination clinic at 305 Airport Road in Greenville, SC, and it is now open five days a week, Mondays through Fridays, from 9 AM until 12 PM, plus the first Saturday of the month from 9 AM until 12 PM. The clinic is open to the public, walk-ins are welcome and no appointment is required. Call the clinic at (864) 263-5611 for further information or if you have questions. Vaccine and preventative testing prices are as follows: Vaccine Price 1-Year Rabies Vaccine $9 3-Year Rabies Vaccine $25 1-Year Canine Distemper/Parvo-DHPP $9 3-Year Canine... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Guest Post by Tilda Moore If you’re a first-time dog owner, you may not realize that some dogs have thunder phobia, and you may not know how to handle your pup when she cowers at the sound of thunder or goes running off during a hurricane. Preparing your dog for the fears she may face during extreme weather is important if you want to keep your dog safe. Some dogs are more sensitive than others, but being prepared is always best. Here are a few ways you can handle a weather-sensitive dog. Buy the Necessary Supplies Being physically prepared for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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The Medicare "open enrollment" period started on October 15 and runs through December 7. This annual rite of passage for individuals turning 65 marks a time of health insurance transition for Boomers, so it seems like a good time to consider health insurance in general. Boomers likely remember the time... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at Happily Rewired
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In an article for MarketingProfs, Matt Press makes a compelling case for a free, powerful marketing tool that is being under-utilized by most marketers: meta descriptions on websites. Press writes that, while everyone seems to know the importance of SEO, "the human element of SEO often gets overlooked." According to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at 123 eGuides
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Shelter dogs just want a home. The newly formed ‘Friends of Jackson Dog Park’ is sponsoring Hendersonville's largest dog adoption and education event of the year: the First Annual Dog Celebration, to be held on Saturday, November 12 from 10 AM to 2 PM in Jackson Park in Hendersonville, NC. (Rain Date: Nov. 19) Adoption agencies include Blue Ridge Humane Society, Brother Wolf, Charlie's Angels, Foothills Humane Society, Sarge's Animal Rescue, and Yancey Humane Society. Event speakers include Dr. Don Zehr of Hendersonville Animal Hospital speaking on first aid for dogs, Karen Comstock of Aunt Karen's Lucky Dogs discussing how... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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November is "Adopt a Senior Pet Month," and it's a good time to think about the unconditional love a senior pet can bring into your life. Sadly, older dogs and cats at a shelter are the least likely to find a new home. One of the great myths of adopting a shelter pet is that kittens and puppies are preferable. Yes, they are cute and adorable, but they also take more time and effort. Puppies, especially, require a commitment and patience in terms of behavioral and house training. Ironically, this is one of the reasons there are older dogs at... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog