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Carolina Mountain Dog
Asheville, NC
Blogazine for dog lovers in WNC and Upstate SC
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On Saturday, April 29 from 11 AM to 2 PM, GoPetFriendly.com, the nation's leading pet trip planning website, is visiting Asheville Humane Society. Founders of GoPetFriendly.com and full-time travelers, Amy and Rod Burkert, will be talking pet travel and sharing tips about traveling with your pets, doing live product demos, answering your most vexing pet travel questions, holding a raffle for some fantastic pet travel gear, and providing goodie bags to the pet lovers who stop by. In addition, Asheville Humane Society will be running a special adoption promotion from 10 AM to 6 PM, so come find your perfect... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Carolina Mountain Dog
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On Saturday, April 29 from 4 to 6 PM, certified dog behaviorist Kim Brophey will give a free talk entitled "Pet Friendly: We All Deserve to Have a Ball!" at Sanctuary Brewing, 147 1st Ave. East, Hendersonville, NC. It is sponsored by Asheville Humane Society in partnership with the Humane Society of the United States and GoPetFriendly.com. Kim is the owner of Dog Door Behavior Center in downtown Asheville and will be discussing what “pet friendly” means for the Asheville area. GoPetFriendly.com is a leading pet travel resource that has partnered with HSUS and Shelter Pet Project for a 10-month,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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In her new book, Too Young to be Old, Nancy Schlossberg researched and identifies six different paths to retirement. She writes about them in an excerpt on NextAvenue.org. While she reminds us that paths are not completely linear, and retirees choose paths in their own unique ways, the six paths... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Happily Rewired
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The impact of mobile devices on shopping represents a massive upheaval for marketers who sell products through traditional stores and via online channels. According to Google, six in 10 internet users start shopping on one device but continue or finish on a different one, and 82% of smartphone users say... Continue reading
Posted 5 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, April 29 from 11 AM to 2 PM at Emma Elementary School, 37 Brickyard 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 12... 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, April 30. 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 Apr 21, 2017 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 Apr 20, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Don't miss South Carolina's largest dog-friendly race and "Mutt Market"! This year the race is through beautiful DOWNTOWN Greenville! Join upstate dog lovers on Saturday, April 29th at 8:30 a.m. for the 6th Annual Mutt Strut, benefiting the Greenville Humane Society. This two-mile race begins and ends in the festive Mutt Market at Falls Park, featuring free food, live music and plenty of doggie entertainment! You won't want to miss this family-friendly event, which benefits the Greenville Humane Society! To sign up or for more information, visit http://ghsmuttstrut.com/ Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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According to a recent article in The New York Times, "Nearly 16 million people 65 and older live in communities where public transportation is poor or nonexistent. That number is expected to grow rapidly as baby boomers remain outside of cities." The article went on to discuss why self-driving cars... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at Happily Rewired
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According to Linqia, makers of an influencer marketing platform, influencer marketing was used by 86 percent of consumer marketers in 2016, and 94 percent of them found it effective. Influencer marketing is based on engaging influential individuals to demonstrate their support for brands or products. The top benefit of influencer... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at 123 eGuides
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Brother Wolf Animal Rescue is sponsoring Run for the Paws on Saturday, April 22 at New Belgium Brewing Company's Asheville location, 21 Craven Street, from 9 AM to 1:30 PM. It is the only 5K in Western North Carolina where dogs aren’t just allowed, they’re invited! Join hundreds of animal lovers and their four-legged friends to run and walk and raise money for Brother Wolf. Participants can choose to compete in the chip-timed 5K or stroll in the one mile walk. Afterwards, relax and enjoy the afternoon on the New Belgium lawn with food vendors, music and fun activities. For... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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When you’re planning a trip, you have dozens of details to worry about. If you add a pet to the mix, those details may begin to feel overwhelming. Whether you’re traveling for pleasure or moving to a new place, that doesn’t mean you have to leave your dog behind. A new free online guide published by UpgradedPoints.com can help. "The Ultimate Guide to Traveling with Pets" offers some tips to show you how to keep yourself and your pet calm and comfortable, no matter what distance or mode you travel. The guide includes helpful information about the following: Prepare for... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Dog adoptions (25 pounds and up) are just $9.99 through April 15 at Asheville Humane Society. 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 through Saturday from 10 AM to 6... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Every once in a while, I like to talk about a movie that I think has special relevance to Boomers. "The Last Word" starring Shirley MacLaine is a quirky movie that may have slipped under your radar since it had a limited release and didn't get stellar reviews (which usually... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at Happily Rewired
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The consulting firm McKinsey believes "data-activated marketing based on a person’s real-time needs, interests, and behaviors represents an important part of the new horizon of growth." In a new marketing assessment, McKinsey suggests marketers need to move beyond CRM (Customer Relationship Management) to stay competitive. Instead, they should be thinking... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at 123 eGuides
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One sad and often unmentioned aspect of financial difficulties is the impact it has on a family pet. A large percentage of animals that wind up in animal shelters across the country are either strays or owner surrenders. Those animals are often the victims of financial hardship. If you are faced with foreclosure or know someone else who is dealing with foreclosure, what do you do about the furry family member affected by this harsh reality? The website StopForeclosureHelp.com has published an objective, informative online guide to help answer that question. The guide covers: Why homeowners abandon pets Legal implications... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Hooray for Posana, a restaurant at 1 Biltmore Avenue in Asheville. Recognizing that plenty of dog lovers dot the Asheville streets, Posana has not only welcomed dogs to their outdoor patio, the restaurant has also created a menu especially for culinary canines, according to a recent report in Mountain Xpress. The menu was kicked off on March 7 in a nod to "Dine to be Kind," a fundraising event in which Posana, along with over sixty other local restaurants, contributed a portion of sales to Asheville Humane Society. Martha Pollay, co-owner of Posana, "worked really hard to find things that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Pursuing a second career can be equal parts rewarding and scary. It may make sense to work in a field you're most familiar with, but it also might be that your goal is to do something completely different with your life during your "second act." As with any research project... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 at Happily Rewired
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Hashtag (#), that little character previously known as a number sign, has become all the rage in social media. While it has been commonly associated with Twitter as a way to connect tweets to particular topics, the hashtag has now transcended Twitter alone. You'll find them all across the Internet.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2017 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, April 9. 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 Apr 3, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Full Moon Farm is an organization dedicated to the well being of the wolfdog (wolf hybrid). Situated on 17 beautiful mountain acres in Black Mountain, NC, the sactuary operates as a not-for-profit organization for abused and refused wolfdogs who find themselves in need of love, shelter, and care through no fault of their own. Full Moon Farm provides a safe haven for animals that cannot be placed into homes for the rest of their lives. You have the opportunity to visit this unique farm during the Full Moon Farm "Howl-In" on Saturday, April 8. Gates open at 3 PM and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Dog lovers rejoice! Recent research conducted at Central Michigan University compared groups of people working together on tasks. Some small groups worked without a dog present, while other groups had the companionship of a dog. The result: The groups with a dog worked more cooperatively and seemed to trust group members more than the groups with no dog in the room. Researcher Steve Colarelli reports, "When people work in teams, the presence of a dog seems to act as a social lubricant. Dogs seem to be beneficial to the social interactions of teams." Colarelli adds, “In a situation where people... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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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 Mar 27, 2017 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 Mar 27, 2017 at 123 eGuides