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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 is lowering adoption fees for its most athletic dogs - Pit Bulls - during the Bark Madness Adoption Promotion! Pit Bulls tend to be playful, energetic and intelligent dogs with loving personalities. Asheville Humane Society wants to get these underdogs off the bench and into loving homes with you! Trained adoption counselors will meet with all potential adopters to help you pick the perfect Pitty for your family team! Pick from the sweet sixteen and score with a champion of your own! This special promotion offers all Pitty mixes only for "Sweet $16.00." The adoption fee includes... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago 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 in 2014 to provide animal owners with access to low cost vaccinations, microchips and ID tagging. Come to a vaccination clinic on Sunday, March 29 from 1 PM to 5 PM at the Clubhouse in Black Mountain. 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... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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It should come as no surprise to experienced marketers, but a recent poll of B2B marketing executives indicated that 86 percent of respondents said marketing analytics are "very important" to their marketing success, and 84 percent of respondents are investing in analytics. To gain some insight into where B2B marketers... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at 123 eGuides
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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, March 28 from 9 to 11 AM at... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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When an animal needs some time to recover from a sickness or injury, or just needs to be socialized, animal welfare organizations in the Carolina mountains depend on foster homes. Typically, foster parents take in dogs, cats, puppies or kittens (and sometimes other animals) for a limited period of time. Most organizations provide everything a foster parent needs -- supplies, food, medicine if necessary, cat litter, crates, etc. Fostering has a direct impact on the number of animals' lives that can be saved by a humane society or rescue group. Foster homes essentially act like off-site shelters, providing an environment... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Pet Sitters International (PSI), the world’s leading association for professional pet sitters, encourages pet owners to ensure that their responsible pet-ownership practices extend to selecting quality care for their pets when they are away. “Responsible pet owners want the best care for their pets,” says PSI President Patti J. Moran. “However, we’ve found that many do not realize the importance of using professionals for their pet-care needs and the dangers of relying on family, friends or non-professionals as pet sitters. It is important pet owners understand that pet sitting is a professional career and professional pet sitters offer peace of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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A tight marketing budget doesn't have to be a barrier to sales. Public relations can be an inexpensive way to make a big impact -- not just for generating awareness, but for generating leads. Lisa Calhoun writes for MarketingProfs that public relations "is the perfect support to a natural lead... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at 123 eGuides
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One of the most popular Asheville Humane Society volunteer activities is the "Hiking Hounds" program. 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, March 29. Start time is 9:30 AM for new hikers and 10 AM for repeat hikers. New and repeat hikers alike are required to sign up in advance. For more information about Hiking Hounds and to apply, please e-mail... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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During its "Lucky in Love" promotion in honor of St. Patrick's Day, Asheville Humane Society is lowering adoption fees for all adult dogs and cats (over 6 months old) to just $17 each on Friday and Saturday, March 13 and 14! The rainbow ends at the Asheville Humane Society Adoption Center, and priceless love is your pot of gold! The special low adoption fee includes spay/neuter, microchip with free one-year registration, all up-to-date vaccines, free starter bag of pet food, one month of complimentary pet health insurance, and a free wellness visit with a participating veterinarian. Meet your lucky charm... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Pets and their people are invited to the Toto Trot: a very special costume parade down Main Street in Hendersonville on Saturday, March 14th! All are invited to dress up their pooch in their favorite outfit where they will be judged by the Mayor of Munchkin City and his Council. Sign up starts at 10 AM at First Citizen’s Plaza at the intersection of 6th Avenue and Main Street, Hendersonville. At 11 AM, all will be marched directly down Main Street for judging. The Toto Trot winner will receive a prize package from Wag, Hendersonville's Unique Pet Boutique and Flat... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Friends for Animals would like to invite you to participate in our 2015/2016 Calendar Photo Contest! This contest consists of us using the pictures you submit of your own pet as featured pets in our upcoming calendar. Your pet could very well be on the cover of our Calendar! After our three week submission period, in which you will be able to submit your photos in the contest after donating $5 to help the animals, we will have a three week "voting" period. During the voting period we will upload your pictures to our Facebook page, where you may "like"... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Every second Thursday of the month, from March 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 first Yappy Hour of the season will be on Thursday, March 12 from 6 to 8 PM. For $8, 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... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Which marketing channel has the largest impact on marketing ROI? It may surprise you to learn that lots of marketers still struggle with the answer. eMarketer reports the results of a recent survey indicating that one-third of marketers, both B2C and B2B, can't answer that question. The biggest struggle, according... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at 123 eGuides
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The 12th Annual Dine To Be Kind is March 10 at restaurants all around the Asheville area! On Tuesday, March 10th, around 60 area restaurants will donate 15% of the day's proceeds from breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks and takeout to the lifesaving programs and animals of Asheville Humane Society. If you want to help local, Buncombe County animals in need, ALL you have to do is dine out on March 10th! For more information and to view a list of the generously participating restaurants, which is continuously updated, visit http://www.ashevillehumane.org/dine-to-be-kind.php . Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 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 Mar 6, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Your puppy needs socialization with other dogs to develop into a healthy, balanced pet. Join other puppy owners at a puppy social on Saturday, March 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 Mar 4, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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These days, marketers need to focus on meaningful metrics -- data that indicates whether an investment in marketing strategies and tactics is really paying off. ROI in marketing should be associated with "smart metrics," such as the conversion rate from prospects to customers or the cost per lead generated. In... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2015 at 123 eGuides
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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 Sat., March 7 from 1 to 3 PM at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Valentine's Day may be over, but there's still time to meet the love of your life at Asheville Humane Society! On Saturday, February 28 from 11 AM to 1 PM, trainers from The Dog Door Behavior Center will feature a few of our most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes in a fun game of "speed dating," assisting you in your search for your perfect canine match. As an adopter, you will also be eligible to win free training sessions with one of the Dog Door's certified trainers to help make your love last a lifetime! Join the fun on Saturday to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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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 Feb 25, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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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 Feb 23, 2015 at 123 eGuides
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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 Feb 23, 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 Sat., February 21 from 9 to 11 AM at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2015 at Carolina Mountain Dog