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Carolina Mountain Dog
Asheville, NC
Blogazine for dog lovers in WNC and Upstate SC
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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 25 from 11 AM to 2 PM at Spring Mountain Community Center, 807 Old Fort Road, Fairview. No appointment is necessary. 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) - $11.00 Bordetella - Kennel cough - (Dogs over 2 months) - $15.00 DAPP - Distemper, Adenoxirus Type 2, Parainfluenza and Parvo... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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More and more, Boomers who leave full-time employment want to continue to be productive in some way. It isn't just a desire to keep busy and engaged -- it is also driven by a need to supplement the income from retirement plans and Social Security. A very attractive option for... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Happily Rewired
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Not surprisingly, the growth of online video is leading to the associated growth of video advertising on desktop and mobile devices. The Interactive Advertising Bureau reports that 67 percent of agency and marketing professionals in the U.S. plan to increase their use of desktop and mobile video advertising within the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at 123 eGuides
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Join Asheville Humane Society on Sunday, June 26 from 1-4 PM for the "Paw it Forward" Festival and Open House at the Buncombe County Animal Care Campus! Mix 96.5 will be pumping out the music, Amazing Pizza Co. and Ron's Taco Shop will be selling their delicious food truck fare, and The Hop will be scooping up ice cream for people and their pups! There will be crafts and activities for kids, pets, and adults alike! Take a tour of the Animal Care Campus and meet all of the adoptable pets! Paw it Forward campaign prizes will be given out... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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First celebrated in 1999, Pet Sitters International's Take Your Dog To Work Day® (TYDTW Day®) was created to celebrate the great companions dogs make and to encourage their adoption from humane societies, animal shelters and breed rescue clubs. This annual event asks pet lovers to celebrate the humane-canine bond and promote pet adoption by encouraging their employers to support TYDTW Day. Employers are encouraged to open their workplace to employees' four-legged friends on this one special day. The 2016 event will take place on Friday, June 24. On this day, thousands of pet owners will work with their dogs to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Asheville Humane Society will be collecting animal sanctuary items on Saturday, June 18 from 10 AM to 2 PM at the North Buncombe Hard 2 Recycle collection event. Collection will take place at Arvato Digital, 108 Monticello Road in Weaverville. 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 at the Buncombe County Animal Shelter and the Society's Adoption Center. Donated pet food... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
It's no surprise that Boomers want to or need to work -- but as I've written in this blog before, finding work at 50-plus can be a challenge. The following is a good list of a variety of resources that could be just what you need to point you in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at GuideWords
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It's no surprise that Boomers want to or need to work -- but as I've written in this blog before, finding work at 50-plus can be a challenge. The following is a good list of a variety of resources that could be just what you need to point you in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at Happily Rewired
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Is the loyalty program bubble bursting? Pioneered by the travel industry's frequent traveler rewards, loyalty programs became widespread among retailers and across a broad range of businesses. But according to Collinson Group, an international market research organization, membership in loyalty programs among affluent consumers has been declining since 2014. "The... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at 123 eGuides
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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, June 19. 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 Jun 13, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Friday and Saturday, June 10 and 11, the adoption fee for dogs 25 pounds and up is just $10 at the Asheville Humane Society Adoption Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads, behind Harmony Motors). In addition, the adoption fee for cats 6 months of age and up is $10 for the month of June. Although the love of a pet is priceless, the reduced adoption fee of $10 represents an exceptional value. All adoptions include spay/neuter, all up-to-date vaccines, medical and behavioral screening, initial flea preventive, microchipping and free 1-year registration, a free starter bag... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Going to Europe can be tough for dog owners. You spend the whole trip worrying about your beloved pet, stuck in a kennel, when you should be having a good time. So why not bring your dog with you? It’s not as much of a hassle as you might think. Craig Manor, a resort overlooking Lake Windermere in England's lakes region that welcomes dogs, has prepared a very useful infographic guide that takes you step by step through the whole process of entering Europe with your dog. It covers things such as what the legal requirements are, booking a flight,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Every second Thursday of the month, from April through October, Greenville Humane Society holds a Yappy Hour from 6 to 8 PM at the Society's headquarters, 305 Airport Road in Greenville. The next Yappy Hour will be on Thursday, June 9 from 6 to 8 PM. For $10, you and your friends can unwind with cold brews and music from local artists. Meanwhile, your dog can run off-leash in the canine courtyard and take a dip in the "doggie pools." Dogs must come on a leash and be friendly, spayed/neutered, healthy, and up-to-date on all vaccinations. For additional information, visit... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
A more frequent story in the media these days is about people age 65 and older who are in the workforce. A recent example is an article on Bloomberg.com that begins this way: "Almost 20 percent of Americans 65 and older are now working, according to the latest data from... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2016 at GuideWords
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A more frequent story in the media these days is about people age 65 and older who are in the workforce. A recent example is an article on Bloomberg.com that begins this way: "Almost 20 percent of Americans 65 and older are now working, according to the latest data from... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2016 at Happily Rewired
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A new report from eMarketer explores the challenges brands face in providing customer service in a multi-channel world. According to eMarketer, "the number of potential channels or touchpoints in which one can encounter a brand is vast and continuing to expand—and they’re not always direct or controlled. "Customers don’t view... Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2016 at 123 eGuides
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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, June 12. 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 Jun 6, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Leash up your four-legged friends and join Mix 96.5 for a Yappy Hour on Thursday, June 9 from 6 to 8 PM at Creekside Taphouse, 8 Beverly Drive, Asheville. Bring your pup and enjoy mingling with fellow dog lovers. Each fun-filled event benefits Asheville Humane Society and features adoptable dogs in case you may want to take another one home! Your $5 donation will get you access to the fun and complimentary appetizers. Yappy Hour is presented by REACH, the area's 24 hour emergency and specialty animal hospital. Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Asheville, June 1: 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, June 15: A pet loss support group meets at 6 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 1, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
A new book called The Retirement Rescue Plan by Melissa Phipps is an all-in-one survival kit for retirement planning. In this smart, useful book, Melissa Phipps guides pre-retirees through engaging self-evaluation exercises, explains financial matters simply and clearly, and discusses key aspects of today’s retirement challenge, including strategies to find... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2016 at GuideWords
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A new book called The Retirement Rescue Plan by Melissa Phipps is an all-in-one survival kit for retirement planning. In this smart, useful book, Melissa Phipps guides pre-retirees through engaging self-evaluation exercises, explains financial matters simply and clearly, and discusses key aspects of today’s retirement challenge, including strategies to find... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2016 at Happily Rewired
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A new survey of senior-level retail marketers conducted by RetailMeNot, Inc., a leading digital savings destination, indicates that 59 percent of respondents spend less than half of their marketing budgets on digital channels. However, digital marketing budgets are expected to increase, with the lion's share going to mobile marketing. Retail... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2016 at 123 eGuides
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Most readers of Carolina Mountain Dog probably treat their beloved dog as a family member. Just like other family members, though, taking care of a dog means being responsible for things like food, shelter, and medical care. How much do you really spend on dog ownership? MoneyGeek.com offers "The Budget-Friendly Guide to Caring for Your Pet," a free handy online guide to the real costs of pet ownership. It includes information to help people determine whether they can afford a pet with their current finances, the typical one-time and yearly costs of owning an animal, how to save money on... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog