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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, July 23. 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 yesterday at Carolina Mountain Dog
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The respected Pew Research Center recently shared in-depth statistics about the use of technology by older adults in the U.S. The data presents a fascinating look at people like you and me who utilize smartphones and the Internet. To put things into perspective, Pew defines "older adults" as those of... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Happily Rewired
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With the rapidly changing world of marketing, Chief Marketing Officers (CMOs) have become something of an endangered species, with the lifespan of a major brand CMO averaging less than four years. It is fascinating, then, to consider what traits are needed to be an effective and therefore resilient CMO. According... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at 123 eGuides
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"National Pet Fire Safety Day" Tips to Keep Pets Safe from House Fires: Extinguish Open Flames - Pets are generally curious and will investigate cooking appliances, candles, or even a fire in your fireplace. Ensure your pet is not left unattended around an open flame and make sure to thoroughly extinguish any open flame before leaving your home. Pet Proof the Home - Take a walk around your home and look for areas where pets might start fires inadvertently, such as the stove knobs, loose wires and other potential hazards. Secure Young Pets - Especially with young puppies, keep them... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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In May 2017, canine H3N2 influenza (canine flu) was diagnosed in dogs in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Louisiana, and Illinois. Here is some important information about canine flu from the American Veterinary Medical Association: Canine influenza (CI), or dog flu, is a highly contagious viral infection affecting dogs and also cats. At present, two strains of canine influenza virus have been identified in the United States: H3N8 and H3N2. Canine influenza is transmitted through droplets or aerosols containing respiratory secretions from coughing, barking and sneezing. Dogs in close contact with infected dogs in places... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Don't miss Saluda's 54th Annual COON DOG DAY—a celebration for dogs and their people! The event will be held on Saturday, July 8 from 8 AM to 11 PM. Great food, live music, parade, 5K run, crafts, street dance, and more. Come enjoy this homecoming event 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. More information at: https://www.cityofsaludanc.com/coon-dog-day-1 Image: Saluda.com Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 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, July 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 Jul 6, 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 sanctuary 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, July 8. Gates open at 3 PM and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Posted Jul 4, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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If you've ever thought about going into business with your spouse, you need to read Let's Make Money, Honey: The Couple's Guide to Starting a Service Business. The book has received excellent reviews from book reviewers and readers alike. It tells the story of how a Boomer couple started a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at GuideWords
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If you've ever thought about going into business with your spouse, you need to read Let's Make Money, Honey: The Couple's Guide to Starting a Service Business. The book has received excellent reviews from book reviewers and readers alike. It tells the story of how a Boomer couple started a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at Happily Rewired
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One of the truly disheartening things for Boomers is finding yourself out of a job for a long time and looking for another one. The sad truth is that, even with expertise and experience, Boomers are largely discriminated against by American companies. Their short-sighted view is that Boomers cost too... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at Happily Rewired
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For the month of July only, 123 eGuides is making every one of our informative eGuides available for half price... just $1.50 each. 123 eGuides are a series of authoritative guides published exclusively in electronic format to provide maximum value at minimum cost. 123 eGuides employ the magic of three,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at 123 eGuides
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The Fourth Annual "State of Marketing" report, based on insights and trends from 3,500 global marketing leaders, has been published by Salesforce. Key takeaways from the report include: "On the path to delivering connected customer experiences, marketers continue to wrestle with gaining a single view of the customer and leveraging... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at 123 eGuides
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According to the ASPCA, these are the top four toxins for dogs on July 4th: Fireworks Fireworks are divided into two categories, personal use and professional. Personal fireworks can be purchased by the general public while professional fireworks are restricted. Fireworks generally contain fuel, oxidizers, color producing compounds (often heavy metals), binders and reducing agents. While fireworks have the potential to cause serious toxicity, most exposures to personal fireworks do not result in life-threatening signs. Common concerns with exposure to fireworks include gastrointestinal upset, corrosive injury, dermal burns and possible foreign body obstruction. Heavy metal toxicity is more likely with... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Humane Alliance Spay/Neuter Clinic (A Program of the ASPCA) is offering a spay/neuter discount in celebration of Independence "Spay!" This nationally known clinic is right here in Asheville on Heritage Drive, off New Leicester Highway. The special is $35 for all dogs and $25 for all cats, on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, July 3, 5 and 6. Call Humane Alliance at 828-252-2079 or make your appointment online at www.humanealliance.org Please spread the word to help reduce the homeless pet population in our community! Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Asheville, Wednesday, July 5: 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, July 19: 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 Jun 30, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Many Boomers have dreams of relocating when they retire, but that doesn't match reality. Data cited by Mark Miller in "Stopping Work and Then Staying Put," his excellent article for The New York Times, indicates "only six-tenths of 1 percent of Americans over age 55 moved across a state line... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at Happily Rewired
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A new report from the leading global communications agency WPP, the "BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands," shows strong growth in the value of global brands, despite general worldwide upheaval and uncertainty. According to the report, "The value of the Global Top 100 increased 8 percent year-on-year." Over the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2017 at 123 eGuides
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WANTED: Strong Legs, Positive Attitudes, Wagging Tails! Interested in hiking with your dog on a nice summer day all while supporting nonprofits in your community? Well bring your best human or non-human buddy (better yet, both) with you on Saturday, July 8 at 11:00 AM, for a 2.5 mile charity hike down the Oklawaha Greenway. Check-in will begin at 10:30 AM at the Patton Park pavilion next to the basketball courts before the walk. (Be on the lookout for directional signs.) All participants–humans and their furry friends–must check in prior to the start of the walk. The walk will begin... Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 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 Saturday, June 24 from 11 AM to 2 PM at Spring Mountain Community Center, 807 Old Fort Road, Fairview, 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 Jun 23, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Join Asheville Humane Society on Saturday, June 24 from 5 to 8 PM at the Paw It Forward Block Party! It will be held at the Adoption and Education Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads near the WNC Farmers Market). Asheville Humane Society will celebrate the final day of their 2nd annual "Paw It Forward" Campaign in style! Bring your kids of the human and furry variety for a fun-filled evening to benefit the animals in need at Asheville Humane Society. The PAWesome Details: Vegetarian eats from Amazing Pizza Co. and Gypsy Queen Cuisine The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog