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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, January 25 from 1 PM to 5 PM at Asheville Humane Society's Adoption & Education Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Pond and Brevard 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... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
Asheville Humane Society will be collecting animal sanctuary items on Saturday, Jan. 24 from 10 AM to 2 PM at the West Asheville Hard 2 Recycle collection event. Collection will take place at the Aaron's Rent-to-Own Parking Lot, 1298 Patton Avenue in West Ashevile. Plastic totes, shoe boxes, crates (wire/plastic),towels, blankets, pet toys, non-pellet stuffed animals, leashes (non-retractable), dry pet food (unopened), clay kitty litter, and cleaning supplies including laundry detergent will be accepted and be used by Asheville Humane Society to assist in the care of local animals. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
Three puppies from Asheville Humane Society have been selected to be starting players in the nationally televised Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl! The Puppy Bowl returns for its 11th consecutive year with an all-star, all-adorable cast that's ready to mix it up on the grand gridiron of Animal Planet Stadium. Puppy Bowl XI brings viewers a lovable lineup that's itching to play in a winning combination of terrier tackles, touchdowns, puppy penalties, fumbles and Fido first downs. This year's big game is sure to be a tail-wagger. From barking beagles and spunky spaniels to everything in between, you'll see the cutest... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
B2B marketers expect their world to change dramatically in two years, according to a report from eMarketer. Today, the top three responsibilities indicated by B2B marketers worldwide are brand positioning, lead generation, and brand communications. In two years, however, these same marketers think their chief responsibility will be understanding buyers.... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at 123 eGuides
As the oldest clinic in the community, Greenville Humane Society has been in operation for over 30 years and keeps the cost of spay/neuter as low as possible while providing excellent service and care for your pets. During January only, Greenville Humane Society is offering neutering for male dogs and cats for just $20, thanks to a grant from PetSmart Charities. Limited spots are available. To schedule an appointment or for more information, visit Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
Did you make resolutions for the new year? So did Asheville Humane Society's adoptable animals!!! Check out the adorable video below of their very own resolutions for 2015! To celebrate new beginnings, Asheville Humane Society is offering discounted adoption fees of just $7 for all cats and dogs 6 months and up, this Friday and Saturday, January 16th-17th! All adoptions include spay/neuter, microchip, all up-to-date vaccines, starter bag of food, one month of complimentary pet health insurance, and a free veterinary wellness visit. This year, resolve to ADOPT! See who's ready to make 2015 the year you meet your new... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
In conjunction with the Asheville Humane Alliance, ARF (Humane Society of Jackson County) offers low cost spay/neuter assisance to residents of Jackson County. ARF can help you help your pets live longer, happier lives. Costs vary, but generally run around $50 for a spay plus $6 per vaccine. Note that your animal must receive a rabies vaccine (for which you will be charged $6) unless you furnish proof that it is current on rabies. In conjunction with PetSmart Charities, the Two Mauds Foundation, and Catman2 Shelter, ARF can offer the following free services: Starting in January, free fixing of cats... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
Does your dog skid to a stop when there's snow outside or the ground is frozen -- even when he or she has to heed nature's call? Here's a clever tip from Wisconsin Humane Society's dog behaviorist Natalie Zielinski, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA that appeared in an ASPCA blog post. “If your dog won’t wear booties, try putting down a layer of straw in an easily accessible area of your yard and guide them to it,” says Zielinski. “It still feels and smells like a natural potty place for your dog, but the insulating straw provides a much warmer surface for their... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
At the Visual Revolution Summit, top brand marketers spoke about where they see marketing going this year. In an article for MarketingProfs, Gregarious Narain posted a video that highlights some of the top marketers' comments. Here are a number of the major things brand marketers will be thinking about this... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2015 at 123 eGuides
The Blue Ridge Agility Club (BRAC) will host a dog agility AKC trial on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, January 16, 17, and 18. The event will be held at the WNC Agricultural Center in the McGough Arena, Fletcher, NC, from 8 AM to 5 PM. Admission is free and the general public is invited.Over 200 dogs from throughout the Southeast will compete. No pets admitted to the event. All trials have a food vendor present as well as various vendors selling dog related items such as treats, leashes, beds, T-shirts and agility equipment. There is plenty of seating available to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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 Jan 9, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
The Wedding Festival takes place on Saturday, January 10 from 10 AM to 3 PM at the US Cellular Center in Asheville. Former Brides: Donate your leftover wedding products to help another bride and help a great cause! Suggested items to donate: Flower Girl Baskets, "Here Comes the Bride" Ringbearer Signs & Pillows, Chalk Board Signs, Mason Jars, Gift Card Holders, Cake Knives, Send Off Bubbles & Sparklers, Favors, Aisle Runners, Decor Items, Pew Markers, Cake Plates, Vintage China, ETC! Anything left over that you just don't need! Vendors at the bridal show will also be donating goods and services... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
What do consumers expect from brands when it comes to using social media? Here are three tips from Social Media Examiner, backed up by current research: Be on 3 or 4 social media channels. Consumers expect brands to be active on as many as 3 or 4 social channels, and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at 123 eGuides
Pinups for Pitbulls is a not-for-profit organization located right here in Asheville whose mission is to educate people about the history, temperament, and plight of the pit bull-type dog; raising awareness to rally against Breed Specific Legislation (BSL) and Breed Discriminatory Laws (BDL). PFPB’s goal is to restore the image of the pit bull-type dog to its former reputation of America’s companion animal, war hero, and family member. Pinups for Pitbulls recently opened a store in downtown Asheville, "Darlings," where anyone can shop for Pinups for Pitbulls goodies and gear for both doggies and humans. Located at 69-A Biltmore Avenue,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
By Rachel Morris for Exceptional Canine When the weather outside gets frightful, it's a must to make sure your dog stays safe and warm. Your pet is unlikely to whine about the wind chill, so it’s up to you to keep an eye on the conditions and decide when it’s time to come inside and warm up. Use these tips to help keep your dog toasty on the coldest days. Pay attention to the mercury Down coats, chunky scarves, wooly hats and thick gloves make it easy to forget what the temperature actually reads, but remember that your dog is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
As we look toward the new year, Carolina Mountain Dog hopes every reader will make a commitment to care for and respect their own pets and domestic animals everywhere in 2015. As humans, we have a responsibility to the animals of the world. Please take these "five freedoms" from the ASPCA to heart. Happy New Year! "Five Freedoms" courtesy of Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
At Connections 2014, Kyle Lacy, Director of Global Content Marketing & Research at the ExactTarget Marketing Cloud, outlined seven key technology trends that will transform customer communication in 2015: Moments Matter Reaching customers at any stage of the "customer journey" becomes essential. Connected Consumer According to Lacy, the most significant... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2014 at 123 eGuides
By Stacey Brecher for Exceptional Canine With cold weather in full swing, the winter months can be a dangerous time for your dog. There are many hazards that occur when there is snow, ice and ice melting chemicals on the ground. However, your dog can still enjoy the great outdoors during winter if you follow a few precautions. When the temperature drops, it’s important to protect your pup from the cold. According to Dr. Kimberly May, Director of Professional and Public Affairs with the American Veterinary Medical Association, “people often overestimate their pet’s resistance to cold, so it’s better to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Posted Dec 24, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
By Stacey Brecher for Exceptional Canine The holidays are a time for joy, gifts, food and merriment for your entire family, including your dog. It is also a time when there are new dangers and hazards that you must consider in order to keep your pet safe during this festive season. The Tree Start with your Christmas tree. When putting up your tree, there are a few things you should remember to make sure that your pup doesn’t get hurt or sick. “Be sure that your Christmas tree is securely anchored so it doesn't tip and fall,” says Dr. Camille... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
All year long, but especially this time of year, the staff and volunteers at Asheville Humane Society wish for one thing... to see every single animal in their care find their forever homes. It would be a "Miracle on Forever Friend Lane" to have an empty Adoption Center by Christmas Eve!! On December 19-20 and 23-24, adoption fees for all cats and dogs 6 months and up will be $5 for forever friendship. This includes spay/neuter, microchip, all up-to-date shots, one-month of pet health insurance, free starter bag of pet food, free veterinary wellness visit and best of all, priceless... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
PetSafe® brand, an industry leader in the development of innovative pet behavioral, containment, lifestyle product solutions and services, is helping share a little holiday joy to shelter pets across the nation this month. For every “Like” or “Follow” the brand receives on its Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest accounts between now and Dec. 31, PetSafe will donate one toy to a pet in a shelter. PetSafe, headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, aims to provide up to 12,000 of its Busy Buddy® and FroliCat™ brand cat and dog toys to pets in 12 shelters across the U.S. Asheville Humane Society is one... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
The holidays can be a hectic time for humans -- and they can also be stressful for pets. That's why it might be a good idea to attend this free information session: "Help Your Pet Survive the Holidays." This special session will be conducted by Pet Behavior Aid on Tuesday, December 16 from 7 to 8 PM. It will be held at Animal Hospital of North Asheville, Beaverdam Road, North Asheville. Humans only, please. For more information, visit or call (828) 707-0644. This event is sponsored by Pet Behavior Aid, an organization dedicated to to increasing the retention of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
Content marketing was a hot topic in 2014, and it promises to be top of mind for marketers in 2015 as well. Chris Lake of the British firm Econsultancy offers seven steps to success in content marketing -- worth every marketing professional's attention as you look towards next year: Take... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at 123 eGuides