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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 offers pet owners access to low cost vaccinations, microchips and ID tagging. Come to a low cost vaccination clinic on Saturday, August 27 from 11 AM to 2 PM at Hall Fletcher Elementary, 60 Ridgelawn Rd., Asheville, NC. No appointment is necessary. 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 DAPP - Distemper, Adenoxirus Type 2, Parainfluenza and Parvo -... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Entrepreneurship is alive and well -- surprisingly, especially over the age of 50. It's logical in some respects for the 50-plus set to be thinking about starting a business. Careers in later years seem to decline for any number of reasons, including layoffs, age discrimination, and burnout. The good news... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Happily Rewired
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The third annual "Future of Retail" report from public relations agency Walker Sands shows the continuing march of retail toward the digital world -- but with some detours along the way. According to the 2016 report, which surveyed more than 1,400 U.S. consumers, nearly a third (31 percent) of consumers... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at 123 eGuides
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Leash up your four-legged friends and join Mix 96.5 for a Yappy Hour on Thursday, August 25 from 6 to 8 PM. Bring your pup and enjoy mingling with fellow dog lovers at Blaze Pizza in Gerber Village, 1840 Hendersonville Road, Asheville. Each fun-filled event benefits Asheville Humane Society and features adoptable dogs in case you may want to take another one home! Your $5 donation will get you access to the fun and complimentary appetizers. Yappy Hour is presented by REACH, the area's 24 hour emergency and specialty animal hospital. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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International Homeless Animals Day is this Saturday, August 20! Help Clear WNC Shelters! Asheville Humane Society is hosting the very first "No Pets Left Behind" adoption event on Saturday, August 20 in honor of International Homeless Animals Day. During the busiest time of year with the most animals in need, the goal is to clear WNC shelters and find loving families for every homeless pet! Asheville Humane Society will waive all adoption fees on every animal in its Adoption Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane in Asheville, from 10 AM to 6 PM on Saturday, August 20. Regional shelter and rescue... 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. 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, August 28. Start time is 9 AM for repeat hikers and 8:30 AM for new hikers. Note: New and repeat hikers alike are required to sign up in advance. If you'd like to sign up for this hike, email ahshikinghounds@outlook.com. Hikers... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Don't miss South Carolina's largest dog-friendly race and "Mutt Market"! Join the Greenville Humane Society on Saturday, August 27th at 8:30 a.m. for the 5th Annual Mutt Strut, benefiting the Greenville Humane Society. The event will be held at Greenville Tech/Swamp Rabbit Trail, Greenville, SC This two-mile race begins and ends in the festive Mutt Market, featuring free food, live music and live, doggie entertainment. You won't want to miss this family-friendly event, which benefits the Greenville Humane Society! 100 percent of the proceeds benefit the Greenville Humane Society. Register or donate today to help raise funds for homeless pets.... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
Working with a spouse isn't for everyone -- but for those couples who figure out the ground rules, it can be both personally and financially rewarding. In a FORTUNE article, four couples who work together talk about how to make it work. For example, Jessie Randall, co-founder of a shoe... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at GuideWords
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I don't know about you, but my wife and I have become a lot more selective in the movies we watch. We detest violence and cruelty, both of which continue to pre-occupy many movie makers. Instead, we lean towards "message" movies that we perceive will have some lasting value. Genius... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at Happily Rewired
Writing for Marketing Profs, Mark Eardley makes a strong case for understanding customer motivation when it comes to marketing a B2B product or service. Eardley says that value in the B2B marketplace can be divided into five factors: Response Service Time Quality Price Of even more significance, writes Eardley, "Each... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at 123 eGuides
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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 sactuary 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, August 20th. Tours of the Farm begin at... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Every second Thursday of the month, from April 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 next Yappy Hour will be on Thursday, August 11 from 6 to 8 PM. For $10, 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 additional information, visit... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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On August 25 of this year, the National Park Service turns 100 years old. I think this deserves special recognition from the Boomer generation, since our lives have surely been enriched by these places of exceptional natural beauty. My first memories of National Parks are probably similar to yours. I... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at Happily Rewired
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Most marketers recognize the new reality that their marketing messages must reach across multiple channels. According to eMarketer, "the average US adult will consume almost 6 hours of digital media daily across mobile, desktops/laptops and other connected devices, such as an internet protocol TV (IPTV) or over-the-top (OTT) devices like... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at 123 eGuides
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Hiking Hounds is one of the most popular Asheville Humane Society volunteer activities. 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, August 14. Start time is 9 AM for repeat hikers and 8:30 AM for new hikers. Note: New and repeat hikers alike are required to sign up in advance. If you'd like to sign up for this hike, email ahshikinghounds@outlook.com. Hikers... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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On Saturday, August 6, Sarge's Animal Rescue will hold its 11th annual Downtown Dog Walk in Waynesville, NC. Registration is open now, but walkers may register at 9 AM on the morning of the walk, which begins at 10 AM sharp. The actual walk is only 15 minutes, because Sarge's wants everyone to be able to join them. Just humans and humans with their dogs are welcome to join in the walk. It begins at the Haywood County Court House on Main Street in Waynesville, NC. It makes a circle that is Main Street, then right on Depot, left on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Priceless love for free - all pets over three!!! Asheville Humane Society is celebrating "more mature" pets by waiving their adoption fees this Friday and Saturday, August 5 - 6 from 10 AM to 6 PM. Older animals (over three years of age) are often overlooked during puppy and kitten season, but Asheville Humane Society wants to showcase them and all the love they have to offer! All adoptions include spay/neuter, microchipping, up-to-date vaccines, initial flea and heartworm preventive, free starter bag of food, a free wellness visit with a participating veterinarian... and priceless love! Come see all of the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Here is some valuable advice about flea prevention from the ASPCA: Always read ALL label information before applying medications to your pet and answer these questions: Is my pet the right age for this product? Many flea medications are not labeled for use in puppies or kittens under 6 months of age. Do I have the right species of pet for this medication? There can be potentially fatal reactions with some dog flea medications when applied to cats or rabbits. Am I about to apply this in the right way? Is this something that you apply to the skin or... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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You probably remember one of the slogans of our youth, "Power to the People." Today, we might be able to modify that slogan to proclaim, "Power to the Older People." Perhaps you don't realize it, but the Boomer generation is today and in the near future the most influential in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at Happily Rewired
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When it comes to marketing, particularly for B2B marketers, content is king. The problem is, content takes a significant effort to produce, and many marketers wonder how to measure its effectiveness. In an excellent article for MarketingProfs, Tarah Speck of Kapost offers three sets of metrics designed to measure the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at 123 eGuides
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The future of dog training may be just as smart as your smartphone. North Carolina State University researchers have developed a "smart harness" with a customized suite of technologies that allows a computer to train a dog autonomously, with the computer effectively responding to the dog based on the dog’s body language. “Our approach can be used to train dogs efficiently and effectively,” says David Roberts, an assistant professor of computer science at NC State and co-author of a paper on the work. “We use sensors in custom dog harnesses to monitor a dog’s posture, and the computer reinforces the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Carolina Mountain Dog has published "POOCH PATHS," a new eBook. This handy guide offers descriptions, links, directions, and even insider tips for more than thirty dog walks and hikes in Asheville and beyond. You’ll find useful information about Asheville greenways, Bent Creek Forest trails, Blue Ridge Parkway trails, DuPont State Forest, Pisgah National Forest, and much more. To ensure every dog owner can gain access to this valuable eBook, it's available for a mere 99 cents! The eBook is now available in all eBook formats, including PDF, here: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/649816 We hope you find “POOCH PATHS” of use. If you like... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2016 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, July 30 from 11 AM to 2 PM at Leicester Community Center, 2979 New Leicester Highway, Leicester, NC. No appointment is necessary. 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 DAPP - Distemper, Adenoxirus Type 2, Parainfluenza and Parvo... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog