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Carolina Mountain Dog
Asheville, NC
Blogazine for dog lovers in WNC and Upstate SC
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Adopting a dog or cat just got ten times better -- because now through October 31, every animal 6 months or older is available at the Asheville Humane Society Adoption Center for just $10! As you probably know, the Adoption Center is the primary adoption outlet for animals that come through the Buncombe County Animal Shelter. There has been a dramatic increase in the number of animals taken in by the Shelter recently, so Asheville Humane Society is doing everything possible to get them adopted. These are wonderful animals that deserve a loving home. Although the love of a pet... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Carolina Mountain Dog
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As a dog lover, you probably notice that dogs are often shown in TV shows and movies. Not surprisingly, the way dogs are depicted by the media, especially when it comes to their breeds, can affect the perception a TV viewer or moviegoer might have. This leads to stereotypes that may be widely accepted but not always correct. Directpackages.com, an authorized DirecTV reseller, has created a nifty, informative online guide to dispel common dog breed stereotypes found in TV shows and movies. For each of 15 breeds, the guide compares and contrasts the stereotype with the reality and has some... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Carolina Mountain Dog
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If you're considering a retirement relocation, it makes a lot of sense to consider a college town. The benefits of living in a college town are significant for retirees, among them: Because of the student population, the town is bustling, lively, and youthful. Restaurants, retail, and consumer services targeting students... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Happily Rewired
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As a marketer, if you understand your customer's motivation, you also understand what makes that customer take action, either in the form of an inquiry or an order. The folks at Marketing Sherpa do quite a bit of research on many elements of marketing, including customer motivation. In this intriguing... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at 123 eGuides
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Put your best paw forward by joining fellow animal lovers at the premier charity gala of the season, the 14th annual "Taste of Compassion." The event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4 from 6 to 9 PM at the Morris Hellenic Cultural Center, 227 Cumberland Avenue, Asheville. Step back in time to Asheville of the 1920's for a rousing night at the Speakeasy, where you will enjoy local cuisine, craft beer, cider, and wine. Shake a leg to live music while bidding on exclusive experiences and one-of-a-kind items. Come dolled up or decked out (if you wish) in your... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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There is a lot of misinformation floating around when it comes to dog food and feeding your dog. As you may know, dog food is big business, so some misleading information may be coming from dog food manufacturers who are trying to convince dog owners that their product is better than a competitor's. Other misinformation is spread via undependable online resources. TopDogTips.com has put together a nifty infographic called "32 Dog Food and Feeding Myths" that debunks some of the commonly held myths. It covers such topics as human food, prescription food, hypoallergenic food, grains, raw food, and more. It... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago 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, October 22. 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 Oct 11, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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I've written a lot about how Boomers are redefining retirement, often transforming it into a time of "rewirement" during which they turn the whole concept of retirement on its head. Rewirement might mean taking a new job unrelated to one's previous career, starting a business, doing part-time work and volunteering,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at Happily Rewired
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Most brand marketers are paying a lot more attention to social media these days. That means they may take their eye off the ball when it comes to their website. Recent research shows it is not a good idea to neglect a brand website. eMarketer reports on a recent survey... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at 123 eGuides
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Get some exercise at Buncombe County’s “Tails and Trails Adventure Run” on Saturday, October 14 from 9 to 11:30 AM. The 5k adventure run is a timed, but non-competitive opportunity to get outside and get active! It’s unique because dogs are more than welcome to bring their humans (provided they keep them on their leashes). This year’s run takes place at Buncombe County’s Charles D. Owen Park, a puppy’s paradise with plenty of unmarked territory and a wide variety of wildlife to bark hello to. Aside from being a great opportunity to enjoy some time outdoors, the Tails and Trails... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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On Tuesday, October 24 from 6 to 7 PM, Cisco Pilates will hold "Pilates with Puppies" at the Asheville Humane Society Adoption & Education Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads near the WNC Farmers Market). Pilates with Puppies will be a basic Pilates class, with puppies provided by Asheville Humane Society. Please bring your own yoga or Pilates mat and a small towel. Please do not bring your own puppy! The cost is $10, which is a donation to Asheville Humane Society on behalf of Buncombe County animals. Pre-registration is required. Early registration is suggested... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Thanks to a grant from the ASPCA and "Subaru Loves Pets," Asheville Humane Society is able to offer no adoption fees for any animal this Friday and Saturday, October 6-7 only, from 10 AM to 6 PM. This special event will take place at the Asheville Humane Society Adoption Center. If you've been thinking about adopting, NOW is the time! There is a forever friend for everyone: dogs, cats, bunnies, roosters, pigs, and more! Although the love of a pet is priceless, all of the following are still included when you adopt! Each adoption fee includes spay/neuter, all up-to-date vaccines,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 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, October 8. 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 Oct 4, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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"Older but wiser" is an old adage that Boomers could put to good use when it comes to establishing a freelance career. Often, your background and experience can be a plus in freelancing, unlike in the traditional job market, where younger employees are sometimes favored over older ones. Freelancing is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2017 at Happily Rewired
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Consider email the timeless form of direct marketing: As a marketing medium, email just won't quit. Information from eMarketer suggests the medium is as resilient as ever. Email continues to be popular with U.S. marketers across all industry segments. A May 2017 report indicates that 100 percent of healthcare or... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2017 at 123 eGuides
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October... month of cooler temeperatures, turning leaves, pumpkins, Halloween... and shelter dogs! October is the official national "Adopt a Shelter Dog" month, designated by the ASPCA and the American Humane Association. It's a good time to remember that you can find your best friend at an animal shelter. According to the American Humane Association: "If you’re thinking about getting a dog, be a hero and consider adopting a rescue animal or a dog from your local shelter. You’ll be saving a life and greatly improving yours. Dogs are amazing, supportive, and heroic companions who can make a huge difference in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 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 Sunday, October 1 from 11 AM to 2 PM at the Asheville Humane SocietyAdoption Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads near the WNC Farmers Market) . 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 |... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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On Sunday, October 8 from 1 to 5 PM, the town of Sylva will hold "Bark in the Park" at Mark Watson Park in Sylva, NC. Activities will include agility and tracking demonstrations, dancing dogs, K-9 bingo, dog adoptions, a doggie costume contest, vendors, food, and more. The event is sponsored by the Western Carolina Dog Fanciers Association. Admission is free and dogs on leash with current vaccinations are welcome. Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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The 3rd annual Pet Fest will be held on Sunday, October 8 from 12 to 3 PM at Asheville Outlets, 800 Brevard Road, Asheville. The event will feature activities for pets and their families, including educational advice, obedience tips, informational booths and displays, pet adoptions and more. A portion of the proceeds will benefit local spay/neuter organizations and rescue transport programs. Asheville Outlets will be teaming up with Critter Magazine to present Pet Fest. The Critter Magazine Cover Dog Competition will be held at 1 PM. Cost to participate is a $25 donation. Your dog could be chosen to be... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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It will come as no surprise that, more and more, the annual holiday shopping frenzy is happening online. Consumers continue to show a preference for online shopping instead of visiting traditional retail stores. According to the National Retail Federation as reported by MediaPost, 75 percent of omnichannel shoppers (shoppers who... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2017 at 123 eGuides
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I've heard a number of reactions from Boomers to the Ken Burns-Lynn Novick film, "The Vietnam War," currently playing on PBS television stations. Some folks are watching it with a sense of deja vu. Others feel uncomfortable investing the time in a documentary that revisits a painful chapter of their... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2017 at Happily Rewired
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The annual Furry Friends Benefit Bash to benefit Sarge's Animal Rescue Foundation will be held on Thursday, October 5 from 6 to 9 PM at the Laurel Ridge Country Club in Waynesville, NC. The event is an evening of fun, food, music and lively live and silent auctions. Tickets are $75 each and can be purchased at Sarge's Adoption Center or online. For more information visit http://www.sargeanimals.org/news-and-events/ Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Did you know the Animal Care Campus in Asheville is one of the country's leading examples of a private-public partnership in animal welfare? Asheville Humane Society and Buncombe County work in close collaboration to take in, care for, re-home, and adopt out thousands of domestic animals each year. Their collective goal is to save every adoptable animal's life and make each animal's life worth living. Now you have the opportunity to see first-hand why the Animal Care Campus is a national model. Asheville Humane Society is hosting a guided behind-the-scenes tour of the society's Adoption Center (14 Forever Friend Lane)... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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All animals over 6 months old available for adoption for just $6 through Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Asheville Humane Society Adoption Center! Although the love of a pet is priceless, all of the following are still included when you adopt! Each adoption fee includes spay/neuter, all up-to-date vaccines, microchip and free 1-year registration, a free starter bag of food, and a free wellness visit with a participating veterinarian. To see available animals, visit www.ashevillehumane.org. The Adoption Center is located at 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads, near the WNC Farmers Market). It is open Tuesday... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog