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Carolina Mountain Dog
Asheville, NC
Blogazine for dog lovers in WNC and Upstate SC
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Many Boomers have dreams of relocating when they retire, but that doesn't match reality. Data cited by Mark Miller in "Stopping Work and Then Staying Put," his excellent article for The New York Times, indicates "only six-tenths of 1 percent of Americans over age 55 moved across a state line... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at Happily Rewired
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A new report from the leading global communications agency WPP, the "BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands," shows strong growth in the value of global brands, despite general worldwide upheaval and uncertainty. According to the report, "The value of the Global Top 100 increased 8 percent year-on-year." Over the... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at 123 eGuides
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WANTED: Strong Legs, Positive Attitudes, Wagging Tails! Interested in hiking with your dog on a nice summer day all while supporting nonprofits in your community? Well bring your best human or non-human buddy (better yet, both) with you on Saturday, July 8 at 11:00 AM, for a 2.5 mile charity hike down the Oklawaha Greenway. Check-in will begin at 10:30 AM at the Patton Park pavilion next to the basketball courts before the walk. (Be on the lookout for directional signs.) All participants–humans and their furry friends–must check in prior to the start of the walk. The walk will begin... Continue reading
Posted 10 hours ago 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, June 24 from 11 AM to 2 PM at Spring Mountain Community Center, 807 Old Fort Road, Fairview, NC. 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 | (Dogs over 2 months) | $15.00 DA2PPV - | (Dogs 6... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Join Asheville Humane Society on Saturday, June 24 from 5 to 8 PM at the Paw It Forward Block Party! It will be held at the Adoption and Education Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads near the WNC Farmers Market). Asheville Humane Society will celebrate the final day of their 2nd annual "Paw It Forward" Campaign in style! Bring your kids of the human and furry variety for a fun-filled evening to benefit the animals in need at Asheville Humane Society. The PAWesome Details: Vegetarian eats from Amazing Pizza Co. and Gypsy Queen Cuisine The... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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First celebrated in 1999, Pet Sitters International's Take Your Dog To Work Day® (TYDTW Day®) was created to celebrate the great companions dogs make and to encourage their adoption from humane societies, animal shelters and breed rescue clubs. This annual event asks pet lovers to celebrate the humane-canine bond and promote pet adoption by encouraging their employers to support TYDTW Day. Employers are encouraged to open their workplace to employees' four-legged friends on this one special day. The 2017 event will take place on Friday, June 23. On this day, thousands of pet owners will work with their dogs to... Continue reading
Posted 5 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, June 4. 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 5 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Think about how much intellectual capital is lost when an experienced employee leaves a company. That person has developed a knowledge base, the expertise, and the stature to work as a high-level professional. If you have been fortunate enough to hold such a career position, chances are your value in... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Happily Rewired
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These statistics from the Pew Research Center will not surprise marketers: At the current time, 95 percent of U.S. adults own a cell phone, and 80 percent of social activity is accounted for through mobile devices. It used to be assumed in digital marketing that location was unimportant, because a... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at 123 eGuides
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Asheville Humane Society will be holding a free "Beer City Behavior" talk on Tuesday, June 20 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at Blue Ghost Brewing Company, 125 Underwood Road, Fletcher, NC. The topic is Dog Body Language. This talk with focus on some common canine behaviors that are either misunderstood, or often missed completely. You will gain a whole new appreciation for how much your dog is trying to tell you and you will be able to grow your relationship and enhance your training exercises! **Please note, if your dog does not like to be around large groups of people... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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A low-cost rabies vaccination and microchip clinic will be held by Friends of Madison County Animals on Saturday, June 17 from 10 AM to 12 PM at the Center Community Center, 1300 Grapevine Road, Marshall, NC. Pricing - Subject to change. Rabies Vaccine: 1 year $10.00, 3 year $13.00 (Bring current rabies certificate to get 3-year booster) DHPP $15.00 Dogs only DHLPP, $20.00 Dogs only, this is 5-way vaccine. Bordetella, $16.00 Dogs only. FVRCP-Felv, $25.00 Cats only. This is a feline leukemia combo. Microchipping, $20.00 Both dogs and cats. There is no need to pre-register. Dogs should be brought on... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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It's Senior Prom at Asheville Humane Society from Thursday through Saturday, June 15 - 17 -- and it's a celebration with $5 adoption fees for all animals age 5 and up! The senior doggies and kitties have donned their finest prom attire and are ready to pose for their "Going Home" prom photos with you at Asheville Humane Society's sparkly photo booth. Don't worry about bringing a corsage or a boutonniere... these pets just want a forever home! The "Senior Prom" is not only celebrating senior pets, but the wonderful seniors of our community. This is your opportunity to adopt... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Asheville Humane Society will be holding a free "Beer City Behavior" talk on Saturday, June 17 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM at Pour Taproom, 2 Hendersonville Rd., Asheville, NC. The topic is Dog Body Language. This talk with focus on some common canine behaviors that are either misunderstood, or often missed completely. You will gain a whole new appreciation for how much your dog is trying to tell you and you will be able to grow your relationship and enhance your training exercises! **Please note, if your dog does not like to be around large groups of people and dogs,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Have you noticed that the number of online resources available for seniors has blossomed lately? It comes as no surprise -- Boomers are aging, they'll need all kinds of services, and information is free-flowing from service organizations and marketers who want to reach seniors. I've already mentioned one of the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at Happily Rewired
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Brand loyalty among customers is a real challenge today. Competition for customers is fierce, look-alike products are common, and price-cutting can be an effective way to lure customers to competing brands. So how do you improve customer engagement? Brandon Carter, writing for MarketingProfs.com, has some good advice. Carter suggests that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at 123 eGuides
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The number of dog food brands and options is overwhelming, and food for dogs has become big business for the pet industry. To keep ahead of the brand "pack," Reviews.com did extensive research into dog food to come up with a very selective list of the best dog food brands. The Reviews.com team invested over 1,400 hours into research, which included surveying experts and dog owners and reviewing the ingredients of more than 100 brands. The results of this study are both troubling and informative. You will learn quite a bit about what is and isn't in dog foods, and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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When it comes to owning a dog, you certainly can't put a price on the love and companionship a dog brings to your family. But just as with a human family member, there are costs involved in owning a pet. TheSimpleDollar.com has put together a helpful, comprehensive and current guide to pet ownership costs. The guide covers the lifetime costs of a pet, including acquisition, medical, grooming, food, equipment, and training costs. The guide also discusses specific costs related to owning a dog, such as most and least expensive dog breeds, typical costs for health-related items including vaccines, flea treatments,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Full Moon Farm is an organization dedicated to the well being of the wolfdog (wolf hybrid). Situated on 17 beautiful mountain acres in Black Mountain, NC, the sanctuary operates as a not-for-profit organization for abused and refused wolfdogs who find themselves in need of love, shelter, and care through no fault of their own. Full Moon Farm provides a safe haven for animals that cannot be placed into homes for the rest of their lives. You have the opportunity to visit this unique farm during the Full Moon Farm "Howl-In" on Saturday, June 10. Gates open at 3 PM and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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BMW of Asheville invites you and your 4-legged friends to #BrewDogs at Mills River Brewery, 330 Rockwood Road, #103, Arden, NC on Wednesday, June 7 from 6:30 to 8:00 PM. Enjoy some brews and some fun! Get a raffle door prize ticket with a $5 donation per person. Proceeds benefit Asheville Humane Society. Prize Sponsors Include: Island Top Design, Pet Smart, Casa Torres, Tamarind, Woof In The Woods, Interational Auto Works, Circle B BBQ, BMW of Asheville, Hue Thairapy and Woofgang Bakery. Continue reading
Posted Jun 6, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Retirement expert Kerry Hannon recently said this in an article that appeared in USA Today: "People go into mourning when they retire. Your whole identity is caught up in who you are and what you did." I'm guessing many Boomers, especially professionals, can relate to Kerry's claim. Those of us... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at Happily Rewired
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Arguably, Google is one of the world's great marketing organizations, so it pays to listen when their experts speak about marketing. Senior Vice President of Ads & Commerce Sridhar Ramaswamy has this to say about how marketers will have to navigate the future: "We'll all be expected to stay a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at 123 eGuides
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Asheville Humane Society will present a free "Beer City Behavior" talk on Wednesday, June 7 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Oskar Blues Brewery, 342 Mountain Industrial Dr, Brevard. The topic is training puppies. This talk will focus on the stages puppies go through, how their brains and behavior are developing, and what can be done to help them become well socialized adult dogs. A certified dog behaviorist will go over some common socialization misconceptions and helpful training techniques to make the adolescent months more bearable. If there are several puppies of similar ages, we might even be able to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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On Saturday, June 17, celebrate the kick-off of the 2017 Summer Reading Program at Polk County Public Libraries by participating in the 2nd Annual PCPL Mutt Strut 5k! The event begins at 9 AM at Polk County Middle School, 321 Wolverine Trail, Mill Spring, NC. This is a free event and participants are encouraged to bring along their own dogs or volunteer to walk or run with dogs from Foothills Humane Society. Registration is now open at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VYDQY53. If you are interested in walking a dog from the Foothills Humane Society, you must fill out an additional application, available at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 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, June 4. 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 May 31, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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If you and your spouse have some basic business skills and you are leaving the traditional workplace, you might consider running a business together. Partners in life can be partners in business, although it does take a clear recognition of the differences. My wife and I ran a small service... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2017 at Happily Rewired