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Carolina Mountain Dog
Asheville, NC
Blogazine for dog lovers in WNC and Upstate SC
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Visit www.ashevillehumane.org to see available dogs. Visit the Adoption Center at 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads, near the WNC Farmers Market) today and tomorrow from 10 AM to 6 PM to find the love of your life! Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Carolina Mountain Dog
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The Buncombe County Department of Health, Buncombe County Sheriff's Animal Services Division, and Asheville Humane Society are collaborating to provide animal owners with access to low cost vaccinations, microchips and ID tagging. Come to a vaccination clinic on Sunday, May 31 from 1 PM to 5 PM at the Asheville Humane Society Adoption & Education Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond 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 prove... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Carolina Mountain Dog
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The federal government is one employer that's interested in keeping boomers active and engaged. Chris Farrell writes for Next Avenue that there are at least two government agencies that actually reserve jobs for people who are 55 or older. These special programs are called the "Senior Environmental Employment Program" (Environmental... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Happily Rewired
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When my wife and I became empty nesters and relocated almost ten years ago, we moved with our two dogs. When they passed away, we acquired two more. Somehow, our home just seemed more complete with dogs (and they're a great motivator for getting out and walking every day). There's... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Happily Rewired
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The digital shift that has been going on for some time is now tipping the scale away from live television, according to the latest Deloitte "Digital Democracy Survey." Streaming video services, now used by more than 42 percent of American households, are heavily changing media consumption habits across generations, according... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at 123 eGuides
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The Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society holds its annual gala, "Pawsitively Purrfect Evening," on Friday, June 12 at the luxurious Country Club of Sapphire Valley in Sapphire, NC. The event will be an elegant evening featuring cocktails, an exquisite dinner, live and silent auction, and dancing. Auction items include one-of-a-kind works of art, vacation getaways to exotic locales, exclusive private dinner parties, and much more. Tickets are $195 per person ($390 per couple). 100 percent of the proceeds benefits the shelter pets at the Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society. For more information, call (828) 743-5752 or visit www.chhumanesociety.org . Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Dog agility is a beloved sport by dogs, their handlers, and spectators. Now you have an opportunity to watch American Kennel Club agility trials, free of charge, from 8 AM to 2 PM each day on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 22, 23, 24, and 25. Sponsored by the Blue Ridge Agility Club, the event will be held at the WNC Agricultural Center McGough Arena in Fletcher (across from the Asheville Regional Airport). More than 300 purebred dogs from throughout the southeast will compete at various levels of difficulty against each other and the clock. About 70 AKC registered breeds... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Spaying or neutering your pet is the best way to prevent animal over-population. Community Partnership for Pets will be selling low cost spay/neuter vouchers to Henderson County residents on Saturday, May 23 from 10 AM to 1 PM at Tractor Supply, 115 Four Seasons Mall, Suite A, Hendersonville. For more information, call Community Partnership for Pets at (828) 693-5172, or email cpforpetsinc@aol.com. Image: Witthaya Phonsawat / FreeDigitalPhotos.net Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Creative Aging by Cheryl Vassiliadis and Joanna Romer is a dual-purpose guidebook: It is designed to both share the stories of boomers who have creatively aged as well as share helpful advice about aging. In reviewing the book for ForeWord Reviews magazine, I wrote: "Creative Aging covers a lot of... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2015 at Happily Rewired
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Puppies W.I.N. ("What Is Normal?") is a free special help session for people with puppies under 5 months of age. It will help you understand what is age-appropriate puppy behavior, learn how to establish good habits to prevent problems from developing, and discover how to take advantage of your puppy’s socialization window. Puppies W.I.N. is open to anyone who is interested in understanding more about their puppy – or who might be preparing to bring a puppy into their home. Puppies W.I.N., sponsored by Pet Behavior Aid, will be held on Saturday, May 23 from 9 to 11 AM at... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Do you have a hobby -- something you've loved doing in your spare time to take a break from the work world? Is it something you've pursued for years -- something you're passionate about? Here's an interesting way to think about a hobby you may have: Look at it as... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at Happily Rewired
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If you market to consumers, who exactly are you trying to reach? It may seem to be an easy question to answer, but chances are your product or service has a "sweet spot" -- a certain type of consumer who is likely to be more receptive than another. Consumers can... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at 123 eGuides
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In honor of Dog Bite Prevention Week (May 17-23), kid-dog training and relationship experts Leah Hatley and Justine Schuurmans of The Family Dog™ have launched a campaign called "Stop the 77," since 77 percent of dog bites come from a family or friend's dog. Sponsored by PetSafe® brand, the three-part campaign aims to educate the public about how to really respect dogs and help keep kids safe around the dogs they know. The three parts are: A must-share video that tells the story of a family dog’s experiences from the child’s perspective, followed by the same story told through the... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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PetSmart Charities is hosting a national Adoptathon event on Saturday and Sunday, May 16 through 17 from 11 AM to 5 PM. The event will be held at the PetSmart on Bleachery Boulevard off Swanannoa Road in Asheville. Rescue organizations and shelters will have lots of animals available for adoption, so be sure to stop by and support your local animal welfare community -- and consider adopting an animal or two! And just a reminder: Asheville Humane Society is offering dogs over 6 months for adoption for the entire month of may at the special reduced adoption fee of just... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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A low-cost shot and microchip clinic will be held on Saturday, May 16 from 2 to 4 PM at the Mars Hill Fire Dept., 56 N. Main Street, Mars Hill. Various vaccines, including rabies vaccines, will be available at low-cost, along with microchips. Current proof of rabies is required for the 3-year rabies shot. Dogs should be leashed and cats should be in crates. The event is sponsored by Friends of Madison County Animals (www.fomca.org). Call (828) 649-9798 for further details. Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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In a recent article about summer action movies, it is nice to see The New York Times acknowledge the reality that this year's crop has a different appearance on the silver screen; namely the appearance of silver-haired actors. Senior stars have gained in popularity and you guessed it, one of... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at Happily Rewired
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The fourth annual Dogs ‘N’ Suds fundraiser for Sarge’s Animal Rescue Foundation will be held on Thursday, May 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Frog Level Brewing Company, 56 Commerce Street in Waynesville. Proceeds from this event will help fund Sarge’s efforts to save as many dogs and cats as possible from the Haywood County shelter and place them in foster homes until they can be adopted. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Ticket purchase is an automatic entry a in drawing for $100 gift certificate to the Chef's Table. Frog Level Brewing Company will... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2015 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, May 14 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 May 13, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Come to a free New Year's Puppy Social on Saturday, May 16 from 9 to 10 AM at Asheville Humane Society's Adoption and Education Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville. Mingle with other puppy parents and get your training questions answered by certified trainers while your puppy romps with other pups. Doggie treat bags and human treats provided for all participants. This is a FREE family friendly event, but space is limited! Reserve your puppy’s spot today. Sign up at (828) 707-0644 or via email: info@petbehavioraid.org For more information visit www.petbehavioraid.org Requirements: -Ages 9-20 weeks of age -Puppies must be... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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A new research report from Huff Industrial Marketing, KoMarketing and BuyerZone focuses on B2B web usability. It uncovers a somewhat shocking fact: Almost half (44 percent) of survey respondents said they left a vendor's website because they could not find contact information or a phone number. Over half (51 percent)... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at 123 eGuides
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Everyone’s howling about the Second Annual Barq in the Parq event for Dog Lovers! Support local animal non-profits on Saturday, May 16th from 10 AM to 5 PM on the green at Mountain Lodge and Conference Center in Flat Rock. Barq in the Parq is a wag filled community event for dog lovers and dog adopters to benefit Charlie’s Angels, Brother Wolf and Blue Ridge Humane Society. Entry fee is only $5 and with over 40 vendors from Asheville to Greenville participating with you and your dogs health in mind… the day will be filled with dogs, music, food, art... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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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 May 9, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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On Sunday, May 10 at 4:05 PM, families are welcome to bring their dogs to "Bark in the Park" at Fluor Field in Greenville, SC, the home of the Greenville Drive minor league baseball team. Any fan who buys a ticket for the game in sections 116-119 will be given a ticket for their dog as well if they wish to bring one. The Drive are making you and your dogs feel right at home all day long, with water stations placed around the concourse and an area outside Fluor Field for dogs to walk around. There will also be... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Puppies W.I.N. ("What Is Normal?") is a free special help session for people with puppies under 5 months of age. It will help you understand what is age-appropriate puppy behavior, learn how to establish good habits to prevent problems from developing, and discover how to take advantage of your puppy’s socialization window. Puppies W.I.N. is open to anyone who is interested in understanding more about their puppy – or who might be preparing to bring a puppy into their home. Puppies W.I.N., sponsored by Pet Behavior Aid, will be held on Saturday, May 9 from 9 to 11 AM at... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog