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Carolina Mountain Dog
Asheville, NC
Blogazine for dog lovers in WNC and Upstate SC
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Memorial Day weekend is for dog lovers at the WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher, NC (across from the Asheville Regional Airport). On May 27 and 28, the Hendersonville Kennel Club will hold a dog show, and on May 29 and 30, the Spartanburg Kennel Club will hold a Dog Show at the Davis Center and Expo Building. Also at the Expo Building will be Obedience and Rally on May 27 and 28 (Hendersonville KC) and May 29 (Spartanburg KC). Dog Show information is available at http://blueridgeclassicdogshows.org/index.html The Blue Ridge Agility Club will hold Agility Trials at the McGough Arena from... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Carolina Mountain Dog
From HappilyRewired.com: Boomers searching for a way to earn income may find it right in their own home. A home business is a viable alternative for many Boomers who are looking for part-time work and are just as happy being their own boss as working for someone else. Leslie Truex,... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at GuideWords
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Boomers searching for a way to earn income may find it right in their own home. A home business is a viable alternative for many Boomers who are looking for part-time work and are just as happy being their own boss as working for someone else. Leslie Truex, a home... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Happily Rewired
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The big challenge in marketing is typically the conversion rate: How do you get a suspect to respond and become a prospect, or how do you get a prospect to purchase and become a customer? That's why so many marketers focus a lot of effort on "CRO," or Conversion Rate... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at 123 eGuides
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Puppies require special love and attention. If you own a puppy, especially for the first time, where can you turn for authoritative help and advice? PetPlace.com, a website for pet owners, features a helpful Puppy Center where you can learn all sorts of things about your puppy's health, well-being, and behavior. Articles include "How to Teach Your Dog His Name," "How to Choose Safe Puppy Treats," and "Canine Parvovirus: What You Need to Know." PetPlace also offers a free email Weekly "Pupate" program that follows your puppy through year one with weekly training tips, health insights and more. You can... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
The Shelter Pet Project is a public service initiative -- a collaborative effort between two leading animal welfare groups, The Humane Society of the United States and Maddie’s Fund, and the leading producer of public service advertising (PSA) campaigns, The Ad Council. The Project recently launched a new series of ads focusing on shelter pets and their people. Check one of the ads out below. Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
No one likes to live with uncertainty, but many Boomers cannot be certain their retirement will be smooth and uneventful. Other than health, the largest concern of Boomers is whether they will have enough money to retire. It's one thing to know what your anticipated expenses will be in retirement... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at GuideWords
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No one likes to live with uncertainty, but many Boomers cannot be certain their retirement will be smooth and uneventful. Other than health, the largest concern of Boomers is whether they will have enough money to retire. It's one thing to know what your anticipated expenses will be in retirement... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at Happily Rewired
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Research organizations rank brands by any number of criteria, most of which revolve around "brand equity" that is a direct result of a brand's economic impact. Just as interesting a measurement criteria, however, is brand "authenticity." An authentic brand is one that resonates with consumers as a brand that is... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at 123 eGuides
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Sounds almost ridiculous... how can you do a decent job of marketing your small business while spending next to nothing? It really is possible if you follow a simple, three-part strategy that includes online marketing, public relations, and community engagement. You can learn more about this strategy in a new... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 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, May 22. 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 May 16, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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This is National Dog Bite Prevention Week, and it's a good time to make sure you and your family are practicing safety when it comes to your dog and others. Believe it or not, more than 4,500,000 people in the United States are bitten by dogs in a year. We are providing an interesting, informative infographic about dog bites and dog bite prevention, courtesy of UltimateHomeLife.com You can see it here: http://ultimatehomelife.com/dog-bite-prevention-week-2016-may-15-may-21/ Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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WTZQ's "Barq in the Parq" will be held on Saturday, May 14 from 10 AM to 5 PM at the Mountain Lodge Conference Center, 755 Upward Road, Flat Rock, NC There will be fun, music, and food, plus 40 vendors with you and your dog's health in mind. Pets for adoption will also be present courtesy of Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. Continue reading
Posted May 13, 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, May 12 from 6 to 8 PM at Asheville Food Park, located at the corner of Amboy Road and State Street, near Carrier Park. 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 May 11, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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"Hello, My Name is Doris" is one of a growing number of movies targeting Boomers -- and this one should be especially endearing because it stars Sally Field. It is wonderful to see her back on the screen playing Doris Miller, a single spinsterish woman who fantasizes about a romance... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at Happily Rewired
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Beacons could soon make it possible for mobile ads to be sent and received just about anywhere. A beacon is a small hardware device that uses Bluetooth to send messages to consumers' smartphones when they are nearby. April Berthene, Associate Editor for Mobile Strategies 360, reports, "A variety of retailers,... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at 123 eGuides
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Save the Date: Humane Lobby Day - Tuesday, June 7, 2016 One of 2016's biggest days for animals in North Carolina is coming up... it's Humane Lobby Day on Tuesday, June 7. A new year means a new opportunity to tell our state legislators what issues are important, like cracking down on exotic animal ownership and shutting down puppy mills. On June 7, you can join the Humane Society of the United States all day at the capitol in Raleigh, NC. Animal advocates from across the state will convene at the North Carolina legislature for an action packed day speaking... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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A dog's lifespan is obviously much shorter than a human's. According to PetPlace.com, about 13 percent of large breed dogs live past 10 years of age, while 38 percent of small breed dogs live past 10 years of age. Technically, your dog becomes a senior when it has lived about three-quarters of its expected life. PetPlace provides a handy chart that shows you the anticipated lifespan and senior years for numerous breeds. For example, a beagle is expected to live 14 to 15 years, so its senior years would begin at around 10-1/2 to 11 years. A Labrador Retriever has... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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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, May 8. 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 May 4, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Posted May 2, 2016 at GuideWords
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Boomers, in particular, often face a work choice in their later years. Some may tire of their primary careers or working full-time, while others are forced out of their jobs. Thankfully, many Boomers are discovering that it is the second half of life that can be just as fulfilling. In... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2016 at Happily Rewired
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"The most interesting recent trend we've been seeing is the adoption on the B2B side of B2C techniques," writes Bruce Swann of Adobe for MarketingProfs. Swann details five approaches B2B marketers should "steal" from B2C marketers: They embrace digital. B2Bs integrate, integrate, integrate. B2Bs know how to manage resources. They... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2016 at 123 eGuides
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Low cost vaccination clinics will be held in Henderson and Madison Counties in May as follows: Henderson County - Rabies Clinic - May 2 through 7 From May 2 through 7, participating Henderson County veterinarians will provide reduced fee rabies vaccinations at a cost of $8 per dog. Vaccinations are by appointment only. Contact your Henderson County veterinarian for more information about this program. Madison County - Vaccinations and Microchips - May 21 in Mars Hill On Saturday, May 21, from 2 to 4 PM, Friends of Madison County Animals will hold a vaccination clinic at the Mars Hill Fire... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2016 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, April 30 from 11 AM to 2 PM at Hall Fletcher Elementary, 60 Ridgelawn Road, Asheville, NC 28806. 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 Apr 29, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog