This is Carolina Mountain Dog's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Carolina Mountain Dog's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Carolina Mountain Dog
Asheville, NC
Blogazine for dog lovers in WNC and Upstate SC
Recent Activity
Image
Through March 21, Alchemy Fine Art, located at 25 Rankin Avenue in downtown Asheville, will host a show dedicated to the animals and nature artists have been able to examine, explore, and experience through their brushes & palettes and pens & inks. Works by Ben Long, Angela Cunningham, Paul Blankinship, Tony Corbett, and others will be featured. Alchemy Fine Art is typically open from Thursday through Saturday, 12:30 to 5:30 PM and also by appointment. For additional information, call 828-367-7714. A percentage of the proceeds from sales will be donated to Asheville Humane Society. Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Carolina Mountain Dog
Image
Sometimes, marketers are so caught up in sophisticated program strategies and advanced technologies they may forget the fact that they are marketing to humans, all of whom share commonalities when it comes to basic brain responses. Email marketing provider Emma has put together a handy infographic called "12 Secrets of... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at 123 eGuides
Image
On Tuesday, February 24, World Spay Day shines a spotlight on the lifesaving power of spay/neuter and the need for affordable services, particularly in underserved communities. You can help save animals’ lives by participating in World Spay Day. Host or support an event or activity in your area to draw attention and resources to a critical community need, spread the word, or support your local humane society or spay/neuter clinic to spay or neuter a pet, a community cat or a street dog in need. Are you looking to have your own pet spayed or neutered? We have one of... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
Image
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 Sat., February 21 from 9 to 11 AM at... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
Image
The Buncombe County Department of Health, Buncombe County Sheriff's Animal Services Division, and Asheville Humane Society are collaborating in 2014 to provide animal owners with access to low cost vaccinations, microchips and ID tagging. Come to a vaccination clinic on Sunday, February 22 from 1 PM to 5 PM at Asheville Humane Society's Adoption & Education Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Pond and Brevard 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... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
Image
The ultimate goal of B2B marketing is, of course, to close a sale. But that is no easy task, since many B2B companies sell products and services that may be complex and have a long sales cycle. Interestingly, when all marketing methods are considered, the most effective in terms of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at 123 eGuides
Image
Is your dog friendly towards dogs off-leash, but becomes a wild, reactive beast when restrained? Then this free help session is for you! Pet Behavior Aid presents "GRRRR! Leash Reactivity Help Session" on Tuesday, February 17 from 7 to 8:30 PM. It will be held at Animal Hospital of North Asheville on Beaverdam Road in North Asheville. Topics include: How to read your dog's signals before he or she erupts Management tools and ideas to reduce reactivity Helpful behaviors to teach your feisty fido How to set up for successful dog greetings This help session is open to the public... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
Image
You have probably heard that 2015 promises to be the year of tech "wearables." Now a Boulder, Colorado company, WUF (pronounced "Woof," of course), is introducing a "doggie wearable." It is a versatile device that can be used for training, activity tracking, games, GPS, and more. Perhaps the most unique thing about the WUF collar, though, is the built-in two-way audio, so you can actually talk to your dog remotely and hear him or her as well! A mike and speaker are embedded in the collar and controlled using a smartphone app. The collar is waterproof and can withstand the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
Image
This Valentine's weekend, let Asheville Humane Society help you find the love of your life! Priceless love doesn't require a high price tag (whether it's a sparkly ring or a furry friend), so this Friday and Saturday, February 13 and 14, Asheville Humane Society is lowering adoption fees to $14 for all cats and dogs over six months old! This "Extraordinary Love" promotion is generously sponsored by Wick and Greene Jewelers, proud sponsors of happily ever afters. All adoptions include spay/neuter, all up-to-date vaccines, initial flea preventive, microchipping and free 1-year registration, free starter bag of food, one month of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
Image
Guest Post by Sloan McKinney Infographic: The 10 Most Toxic Foods for Pets All dog owners know that one of the toughest things to resist is the sad expression on the dog’s face as he or she begs for scraps at the table. And although most of us know we probably shouldn’t feed the dog “human food”, they usually convince us to give them a small bite. Unfortunately, if you’re giving the dog a large amount of food from your table, or if you’re giving it the wrong type of food, you could inadvertently cause an adverse reaction. No one... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
Image
Sarge’s Animal Rescue in Waynesville is now accepting photos for its ninth Annual Pet Photo Contest. The deadline for all entries is Friday, Feb. 27. Categories are Dog, Cat, Puppy, Kitten, Photographers under the Age of 12, Sarge Rescue, Other Pet (pet other than a dog or cat), and Super Shooters (photographers who have previously won first place in any category). There will also be a special prize for photo judged Best In Show. Photos must be the original work of an amateur photographer. Size should range from 4x6 to 8x10 inches. Do not frame or mat the photos. Photos,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
Image
Is customer service all it's cracked up to be -- and more importantly, are companies using customer service to their maximum strategic advantage? A new Forbes Insight report, in association with Oracle, indicates senior managers believe their companies are making excellent use of customer service, with 75% of those surveyed... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at 123 eGuides
Image
Humane Lobby Day, sponsored by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), will be held in North Carolina on Wednesday, March 4 from 8:30 AM to 3 PM. It will take place at the Raleigh Legislative Building, 16 Jones Street, Raleigh, NC. According to HSUS, this is what you can expect at Humane Lobby Day: • It's a one-day event where you'll have the chance to meet with your elected officials or their staff about animal protection issues you'd like to see progress on in 2015. • There will be a bill briefing and a training with tips for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
Image
Your puppy needs socialization with other dogs to develop into a healthy, balanced pet. Join other puppy owners at a puppy social on Saturday, February 14 from 9 to 10 AM, at Asheville Humane Society's Adoption and Education Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Pond and Brevard Roads, behind Harmony Motors, near the WNC Farmers Market). Mingle with other puppy parents and get your training questions answered by certified trainers while your puppy romps with other pups and meets new and different people and things. Doggie treat bag and human treats provided for all participants. Requirements: - Ages 9-20... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
Image
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 Feb 5, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
Image
The Second Annual Valentine's Hearts for The Herd Contest is open. It's easy to participate, and a lucky winner wil get a beautiful gift basket from Smoky Mountain Dog Bakery in Waynesville. There are 2 simple parts to the contest: 1. Mail a Valentine’s Day card to your favorite member of The Herd. (See their photos here: http://thethunderingherd.com/2015/01/12/valentines-hearts-herd-contest-year-2/ . If you can’t make up your mind (and many people couldn’t last year), mail one to every member of The Herd you want. Last year, Frankie was the recipient of the most Valentine’s Cards with 53 Valentines. Something tell us that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
Image
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 Wed., February 4 from 7:15 to 9:15 PM at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
Image
Social media leaves lots of marketers, even in large companies, scratching their heads when it comes to measuring effectiveness. Most marketers know they need to be visible on social media -- it is a given that their customers and prospects use social media to engage with their family, friends and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at 123 eGuides
Image
Join the Greenville Humane Society at "Brides for Barks" on Saturday, February 7 from 10 AM to 3 PM at the Wedding Festival, TD Convention Center, 1 Exposition Drive, Greenville, SC. Donate your leftover wedding products and help another bride. Suggested items to donate include "Here Comes the Bride" ringbearer signs, flower girl baskets and pillows, centerpiece containers, giftcard holders, cake knives, favors, vintage china, etc. Donated items can be dropped off by February 5 at Greenville Humane Society, 305 Airport Road, Greenville. All proceeds from an auction and silent auction will benefit Greenville Humane Society. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
Image
As Carolina Mountain Dog reported previously, three Asheville Humane Society puppies will be competing in Puppy Bowl XI to be aired on national television (Animal Planet, Sunday, February 1, 3 to 5 PM). Now you have the opportunity to meet the Puppy Bowl puppies, live and in person, at the Asheville Humane Society Adoption & Education Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Rds., near the WNC Farmers Market). The Puppy Bowl meet-and-greet will be held on Saturday, January 31 between 11 AM and 1 PM. Get a free "pawtograph" from a puppy celebrity! On the same... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
Image
The ASPCA has some great suggestions for people who want to do something for animals using today's technology. According to the organization, animal-loving consumers can make a real impact in just a few minutes. How? By using online social media and mobile technology to advocate for stronger animal protection laws. The ASPCA has created a handy little "E-Advocacy Guide" that includes five tips you can use today. The ASPCA has found that social media interactions are viewed as authentic communication by government agencies, congressmen, and senators. Even just a few comments from constituents posted to Facebook and Twitter can capture... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
Image
If you get the feeling consumer loyalty to brands is generally dropping, you may be on to something. The "switching economy" -- the revenue associated with consumers who switch among brands -- is growing, according to new Global Consumer Pulse Research from Accenture. Robert Wollan, Senior Managing Director at Accenture... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2015 at 123 eGuides
Image
The Buncombe County Department of Health, Buncombe County Sheriff's Animal Services Division, and Asheville Humane Society are collaborating in 2014 to provide animal owners with access to low cost vaccinations, microchips and ID tagging. Come to a vaccination clinic on Sunday, January 25 from 1 PM to 5 PM at Asheville Humane Society's Adoption & Education Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Pond and Brevard 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... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
Image
Asheville Humane Society will be collecting animal sanctuary items on Saturday, Jan. 24 from 10 AM to 2 PM at the West Asheville Hard 2 Recycle collection event. Collection will take place at the Aaron's Rent-to-Own Parking Lot, 1298 Patton Avenue in West Ashevile. 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. Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog