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Carolina Mountain Dog
Asheville, NC
Blogazine for dog lovers in WNC and Upstate SC
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If you work at home, your dog can go to work with you -- but can you bring your dog with you if you work at a traditional job? Even though it's estimated that less than 10 percent of pet owners in the U.S. are currently allowed to bring their dogs to work, there is growing evidence that dogs in the workplace actually decrease stress and improve employee morale and productivity. Quill.com has created a handy infographic, "Wagging in the Workplace," that explores the benefits of pets at work. It includes information about specific benefits of pet-friendly workplaces, provides examples... Continue reading
Posted 16 hours ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Historian and author Bob Plott, a descendant of the first family to bring Plott Hounds to this country, will give a talk on Monday, May 21 at 7 PM at the Mitchell Senior Center, 152 Ledger School Road, Bakersville, NC 28705. He will be accompanied by musician William Ritter. Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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On Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20, PetSmart Charities will be sponsoring a national Spring Adopt-a-Thon from 11 AM to 3 PM. The Asheville Adopt-a-Thon will be held at the PetSmart location at 150 Bleachery Blvd. Animals from Asheville Humane Society, along with shelters and rescue organizations from around Western North Carolina, will be available for adoption. This is a great opportunity to see lots of adoptable pets at one location, so stop by. Maybe you'll find the love of your life at PetSmart! Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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I've written frequently about how age discrimination tends to force Boomers out of their jobs and into early retirement. In March 2018, a rather stunning report by Pro Publica and Mother Jones uncovered alleged massive elimination of older workers at no less a stellar company than IBM. According to the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Happily Rewired
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Today's Millennial and Gen Z consumers are looking for brands with a set of values to which they can relate. According to research cited by Adweek, almost three-quarters (73 percent) of Millennials and 72 percent of Gen Zers express a willingness to pay more for products and services sold by... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at 123 eGuides
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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, May 27. 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 11:30 AM to 12 PM. Note: New and repeat hikers alike are required to sign... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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With support from the City of Hendersonville, and with support and collaboration from Henderson County, Blue Ridge Humane Society is now able to offer low cost spay-neuter as part of the Spay-Neuter Incentive Program, or SNIP. The cost to spay-neuter your pet if you are a resident of Henderson County, NC is just $10. To complete the application process visit Henderson County Animal Services Center, 828 Stoney Mountain Rd., Hendersonville, or call 828-698-4481, or email snip@blueridgehumane.or to get started. When making an appointment, pet owners must bring with them payment for the surgery as well as one of the following... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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On Saturday, May 12, from 12 to 4 PM, Bold Rock Mills River will be hosting "Pints for Pups." Drink a pint for a good cause: Bold Rock Mills River will donate $1 per pint sold to the Blue Ridge Humane Society (Hendersonville) and Asheville Humane Society (Asheville). Bold Rock Mills River is located at 72 School House Road, Mills River, NC 28759. Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2018 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, May 20. 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 11:30 AM to 12 PM. Note: New and repeat hikers alike are required to sign... Continue reading
Posted May 7, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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In an effort to make vaccinations accessible and affordable to the animal and residents of Henderson County, Blue Ridge Humane Society now offers low cost vaccines the third Monday of every month from 1:00 PM – 5:30 PM at our Adoption Center beginning May 2018. The Adoption Center is located at 88 Centipede Lane in Hendersonville, NC. Before administering vaccinations, pets receive an examination from a licensed veterinarian, and owners are educated about the importance of preventive care when it comes to their pets health. To receive vaccinations at a Blue Ridge Humane Society clinic, pet owners must meet ONE... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2018 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, May 13. 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 11:30 AM to 12 PM. Note: New and repeat hikers alike are required to sign... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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In celebration of National Pet Month, Asheville Humane Society is hosting its first online photo contest for the pets of Western North Carolina! Starting May 1, submit your favorite photo of your pet along with their story, and ask your friends and family to vote! The pet who has the most votes by June 1 will win the title "WNC’s Pet of the Year"! Move over Miss Butterworth - our next pet celebrity is about to take the crown! Voting is open to the general public with $1 equaling 1 vote! Show off your adorable pet while supporting the care... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Next year for the first time, the Boomer generation will relinquish its position as the #1 generation in terms of percentage of the U.S. population. Taking over will be... who else but the Millennials. Statistically, it doesn't really matter, but socially, it's a big deal. We are already witnessing the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2018 at Happily Rewired
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A recent survey of U.S. Internet users, as cited by eMarketer, indicates that 71 percent of users believe "ads are more intrusive than they were three years ago." In addition, 74 percent said "I see more ads now," and 79 percent agreed that "ads are appearing in more places now."... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2018 at 123 eGuides
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In honor of National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day, April 30, we reprint the following from The Shelter Pet Project: Ask anyone who has adopted a pet and they’ll share with you their story of love, fun and companionship. Why? Because shelter pets are amazing! Within the next year, 29 million people just like you intend to bring a pet into their families. If fewer than 10 percent of them—just 2.4 million—choose to adopt, we will save all the dogs and cats who currently enter shelters but don’t find homes! Remember: Dogs and cats who are taken into the care... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Join Greenville Humane Society on Saturday, April 28th at 8:30 a.m. for the 7th Annual Mutt Strut. This year the two-mile walk/run is through beautiful DOWNTOWN Greenville. It begins and ends in the festive Mutt Market at Falls Park! It features free pizza from presenting sponsor Papa John's and a festival-like atmosphere with caricature artists, face painters, balloon artists, live music and doggy entertainment! You won't want to miss this family-friendly event, which benefits the Greenville Humane Society! Make sure to sign-up early and save $10 on your registration! Mutt Strut t-shirt and sponsor swag bag included! For further details... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2018 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, April 28 from 11 AM to 2 PM at Emma Elementary School, 37 Brickyard Road, Asheville, NC 28806. 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 to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Greg, who owns The Hop, doesn't just make fabulous ice cream, he's also a confirmed dog lover who does a lot for local humane efforts. Come on out and say thanks to Greg -- and enjoy some human and doggie ice cream at a special Doggie Ice Cream Social at The Hop Ice Creamery, 167 Haywood Road, West Asheville. The Doggie Ice Cream Social will be held on Thursday, April 26 from 3 to 9 PM. Drop in any time. Greg will be opening up the outdoor space at The Ice Creamery to any and all leashed dogs (and their... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Some Boomers approach retirement with apprehension, while others are chomping at the bit to start a new life. Jonathan Look decided to retire early -- at age 50 -- and follow his muse. Six years later, he shares some of the things he learned along the way, and they're not... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at Happily Rewired
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In the next few years, mobile is where the action is when it comes to marketing. According to Marketing Charts, reporting on new research by communications agency Zenith, between 2017 and 2020, global mobile advertising will reach $72.6 billion. That amount is large enough -- but it is even more... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at 123 eGuides
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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 Apr 23, 2018 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, April 29. 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 11:30 AM to 12 PM. Note: New and repeat hikers alike are required to sign... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Today, April 19, is "National High-Five Day," and Asheville Humane Society is celebrating with $5 adoption fees! Asheville Humane Society will give you a high five for adopting, and maybe your new furry friend will too - after a few treats, of course! This Thursday through Saturday, April 19 through 21, adoption fees for all animals (age 6 months and up) are just $5! 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, behavioral training when appropriate, microchip and free 1-year registration, a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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We hear quite frequently from local folks that it is not easy to find pet-friendly rentals in the Asheville area, so we thought we'd make you aware of resources available if you're searching for housing that accommodates your dog. -A local real estate company, Alpha Real Estate, specializes in pet-friendly housing rentals. -Apartment List has several listings for pet-friendly Asheville apartments: https://www.apartmentlist.com/nc/asheville/c/pet-friendly-apartments-for-rent -A website service, Zumper.com, lists pet-friendly rentals by town. Here are links to a few of their listings: Asheville Hendersonville Weaverville -Asheville Humane Society has an information page about pet-friendly housing, including tips for renters, online resources, local... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Having a sense of purpose in life offers lots of positive benefits, but "purpose" sometimes seems to be a concept that applies only to one's youth. When we're younger, for example, developing a sense of purpose is often associated with job satisfaction, career success, or starting a family. Shouldn't Boomers... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2018 at Happily Rewired