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Carolina Mountain Dog
Asheville, NC
Blogazine for dog lovers in WNC and Upstate SC
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The Buncombe County Department of Health, Buncombe County Sheriff's Animal Services Division, and Asheville Humane Society are collaborating in 2014 to provide animal owners with access to low cost vaccinations, microchips and ID tagging. Come to a vaccination clinic on Sunday, July 27 from 1 PM to 5 PM at Asheville Humane Society, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads near the WNC Farmers Market). 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)... Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Pet Behavior Aid will hold a free information session, "Be Brave!," for owners of fearful dogs on Saturday, July 26, from 1 PM to 3 PM. The session will be held at Patton Avenue Pet Company, 1388 Patton Avenue, Asheville. Humans only, please. Topics include how to help your dog gain confidence, learning how to understand signs of anxiety and when to step in, how to prevent fear from becoming aggression, and fundamental techniques to help your "wallflower" blossom. For more information, visit www.petbehavioraid.org or call (828) 707-0644. This session is sponsored by Pet Behavior Aid, an organization dedicated to... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Carolina Mountain Dog
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The visionaries at JWT Intelligence have produced a report on mobile trends that is fascinating and important -- a must-read for marketers. The first trend, "holistic connectivity," is in itself likely to cause tremors in the marketing arena. "We're moving toward a world in which connectivity is ubiquitous," says the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at 123 eGuides
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The Yellow Dog Project is a global movement for owners of dogs that need space. It hopes to educate the public and dog owners to identify dogs needing space, promote appropriate contact of dogs and assist dog parents to identify their dog as needing space. Yellow Dogs are dogs who need space - they are not necessarily aggressive dogs but more often are dogs who have issues of fear; pain from recent surgery; are a rescue or shelter dog who has not yet had sufficient training or mastered obedience; are in training for work or service; are in service; or... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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On Sunday, July 20, from 11 AM - 3 PM, celebrity dog Beemer from BMW of Asheville will host "Beemer's Picnic for the Pets" at Fletcher Community Park, 85 Howard Gap Road, Fletcher, NC. Bring all your 2 and 4-legged friends, your blankets and lawn chairs and join the fun at the park! There will be tasty food, good music, unique vendors, great cars, training tips with "dog father" Steve Canady, and lots more family friendly fun. Donation: $5 per person plus a bag of pet food. Proceeds will benefit Pilots N Paws and the Asheville Humane Society Safety Net... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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A low-cost rabies vaccination and microchip clinic will be helpd by Friends of Madison County Animals on Saturday, July 19 from 10 AM to 1 PM at the Beech Glen Community Center, 2936 Beech Glen Road, Mars Hill, NC. Pricing - Subject to change. Rabies Vaccine: 1 year $10.00, 3 year $13.00 (bring current rabies certificate to get 3-year booster) DHPP $15.00 Dogs only DHLPP, $20.00 Dogs only, this is 5-way vaccine. Bordetella, $16.00 Dogs only. FVRCP-Felv, $25.00 Cats only. This is a feline leukemia combo. Microchipping, $20.00 Both dogs and cats. There is no need to pre-register. Dogs should... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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On one special Saturday every month through October artists and vendors gather in downtown Blowing Rock offering their latest creations for sale. The next Art in the Park will be Saturday, July 19. Watauga Humane Society has been invited to showcase our adoptable pets at these highly anticipated events to help them find homes. Volunteers load up with adoptable dogs, puppies, kittens and a cat or two from our Adoption Center and bring them to visit with you at this event from 10 am to 3 pm. Come for the fun and spend time chatting with our friendly and knowledgeable... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Just adopted a new puppy? Or are you trying to teach an old dog a new trick? Friends of Madison County Animals (FOMCA) is offering Dog Training Lessons with professional dog trainer Cindy Waselesk of Good Dog Better Dog in Weaverville, NC. The cost is only $25.00 for 4 lessons (a $300 value, just $100 through FOMCA). There will be a total of 4 consecutive lessons on Saturdays at the Marshall Public Library as follows: July 19 - 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM July 26 - 1 PM to 2:30 PM August 2 - 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM August... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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McKinsey & Company's David Edelman shares his views of what it takes to master digital marketing in a new video interview. Edelman thinks the days of "marketing campaigns" are over. Instead, each customer goes on a "journey" to find out about companies and brands. That journey includes many different touch... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at 123 eGuides
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The Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society Patron Party, a Celebration of Humane Heroes with Victoria Stilwell, will take place on the evening of Wednesday, August 6 at the Farm at Old Edwards Inn & Spa, Highlands. The evening features a tasting station dinner prepared by Executive Chef Johannes Klapdor and his world class team at Old Edwards Inn & Spa, live music, live auction items including exclusive golf and restaurant packages, exquisite private dinner parties, unique and original works of art, and vacation getaways in exotic locales. World-renowned dog trainer, best-selling author, and star of the hit TV series "It's Me or... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 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 in July as follows: Wednesday July 16 from 7:15 to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Asheville Humane Society is celebrating the 2014 FIFA World Cup Finals with a "World PUPS and Fifa FELINES" Adoption Promotion! For one day only, this Saturday, July 12th, all dogs over six months, cats, and kittens will be only $14 for priceless love! The $14 fee includes spay/neuter, all up-to-date vaccines, microchip and 1 year free registration, initial flea preventive, medical and behavior evaluation, starter bag of pet food, one month of complimentary pet health insurance and a free veterinary wellness visit. Check out the website to see available animals. The Adoption Center, located at 14 Forever Friend Lane (near... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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The 4th Annual Gay 5K, "Pride in Motion," will be held on Saturday, July 12 in Carrier Park in Asheville. Following the 5K will be a Doggie FunDay and family-style picnic. Local adoption agencies will have animals for adoption and the public is encouraged to bring well-behaved dogs to participate in a free Dog Costume Parade. The parade will begin at 11 AM, with a prize going to the top 3 dogs costumes. Parade participants should arrive by 10:30 AM to register their pooches. Participants are also encouraged to bring a potluck disk for a family-style lunch to begin at... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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The second Sunday of every month, a United Pet Honoring Ceremony is held for pet owners to come together and unite in expressing their love and appreciation for their pets. It is a way to have sacred time to honor our pets and loved ones, our relationship with them, and all they give us. People from all over send in names of Pets to be Honored: Cats, Dogs, Horses, Ponies, Rabbits, Birds, Frogs and more. This is a simple ceremony (much like a memorial service). It includes an Opening, Blessing of each pet, Prayer, Silent reflection and Closing. Each pet... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Come join in the fun at a Yappy Hour on Thursday, July 10 from 6 to 8 PM at the Greenville Humane Society, 305 Airport Road, Greenville, SC! This month's Yappy Hour is sponsored by Brewery 85 and Proterra. Cost: $8 (includes beer, bark & band) ► Enjoy listening to local artists with a cold beer in hand (or water) ► Dogs may run off leash in our canine courtyard ► Yappy Hour is open to the public (must show proof of valid ID) ► Cash/Debit/Credit accepted ► All canines must come on leash, be dog-friendly, spayed/neutered and up to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Early product testing is one important way to improve your chances for success. J.D. Albert, Director of Engineering for Bressler Group, a product design firm, writes on Entrepreneur.com that even if you don't have a large budget for formal research, you can test your product. He advises: Don't wait until... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at 123 eGuides
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(From the ASPCA Blog) Summer travel season is in full swing, and we think trips are always more fun when you bring your furry friends along. If you’re planning to take a vacation this summer with your pets in tow, we’ve got you covered. In the car: Taking a road trip? Here are a few car travel safety tips brought to you by Subara, an ASPCA supporter. Practice makes perfect: It’s a good idea to practice having your pet ride along for a series of short car trips leading up to your big trip. Ride safely: Keep your pets safe... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Your puppy needs socialization with other dogs to develop into a healthy, balanced pet. Join other puppy owners at a puppy social on Saturday, July 12 from 9 to 10 AM, at Asheville Humane Society's Adoption and Education Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Pond and Brevard Roads, behind Harmony Motors, near the WNC Farmers Market). Mingle with other puppy parents and get your training questions answered by certified trainers while your puppy romps with other pups and meets new and different people and things. Doggie treat bag and human treats provided for all participants. Requirements: - Ages 9-20... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Sarge Animal Rescue's 9th Annual Downtown Dog Walk in Waynesville is planned for Saturday, August 2, 2014. Sponsorships are crucial to the success of the Dog Walk. The donations raised through the Annual Downtown Dog Walk help supply food, medical care, spay and neuter costs, and shelter for animals at Sarge's Adoption Center, foster homes, and off-site boarding. This funding also supports local and long distance transport. Eighty-nine cents of every dollar goes directly to the rescue and care of abandoned animals in Haywood County. Sponsors, both businesses and individuals, benefit from this community event. All sponsor names are printed... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Coon Dog Day in Saluda, NC is a homecoming and celebration for dogs and their people with great food, live music, parade, crafts, street dance, and more. The 51st annual celebration takes place on Saturday, July 5th from 8 AM to 11 PM in downtown Saluda. What began as a chicken supper fundraiser for the local Coon Club has grown into an event that attracts over 10,000 people each year. Jump start your morning with the Coon Dog Day 5K run through historic downtown and the surrounding tree-lined streets. Check out the Coon Dog Day 5K Facebook page for last... Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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For many people, nothing beats lounging in the backyard on the Fourth of July with good friends and family—including the four-legged members of the household. While it may seem like a great idea to reward Rover with scraps from the grill and bring him along to watch fireworks, in reality some festive foods and products can be potentially hazardous to your pets. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center offers the following tips: Never leave alcoholic drinks unattended where pets can reach them. Alcoholic beverages have the potential to poison pets. If ingested, the animal could become very intoxicated and weak,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Are you sure your brand name is protected? Here's an interesting story that demonstrates why it is so important to use an appropriate naming strategy for your brand and protect your brand name. An Asheville, NC tiny company, GalloLea Pizza Kits, was just forced to change its name to BelloLea... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2014 at 123 eGuides