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Carolina Mountain Dog
Asheville, NC
Blogazine for dog lovers in WNC and Upstate SC
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Foothills Humane Society in Columbus, NC is running a "Woof 'n Purr" Sizzling Summer Adoption Special until Labor Day, September 5. Cats and kittens will be available at an adoption fee of just $10 each. Dogs 25 pounds and up are available at just $40 -- a 50 percent reduction in adoption fee. All adopters must be approved by the Humane Society. Foothills Humane Society is located at 989 Little Mountain Road in Columbus. For more information, visit: www.foothillshumanesociety.org, or call (828) 863-4444. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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The dog days of summer are here... and Asheville Humane Society has an abundance of dogs to choose from. They want you to come meet their sea of four-legged creatures at the special "Finding Fido" adoption promotion. On Friday and Saturday, July 22 and 23, dogs 25 pounds and up are available for a mere $5 adoption fee. Although the love of a pet is priceless, the reduced adoption fee of $5 represents an exceptional value. All adoptions include spay/neuter, all up-to-date vaccines, medical and behavioral screening, initial flea preventive, microchipping and free 1-year registration, a free starter bag of... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
Through July 31 only, take advantage of a special half-price sale! The eBook edition of Let's Make Money, Honey: The Couple's Guide to Starting a Service Business is available this month only at Smashwords.com for just $3.50, half the regular price. You can download the eBook in a format for... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at GuideWords
Thursday, July 21 is ASPCA's "No Pet Store Puppies Day." This information is from the ASPCA: Every year, tens of thousands of dogs suffer in puppy mills where they are forced to live in overcrowded, unsanitary conditions. Many suffer from behavioral and hereditary problems as a result of irresponsible breeding practices. Please take the following three actions to help fight puppy mills! Watch and Share Our Video We know buying a puppy from a pet store or online might make you happy, but your purchase would most likely support the cruel puppy mill industry. Watch and share our short video... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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In previous posts, I've discussed everything from part-time work to volunteering to starting a business in an effort to keep busy and supplement retirement income in your later years. Another creative option is something called a "micro-enterprise." Chris Farrell, author of the book Unretirement, tells RetirementRevised.com, "micro-enterprises allow you to... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Happily Rewired
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These days, a successful brand has to be more than noticed -- it has to be admired. So say three marketing researchers in their new book, Brand Admiration: The Exponential Effect of Brand Trust, Love and Respect. Writing for MarketingProfs, Josh Zywien says the book discusses "three key pillars" of... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at 123 eGuides
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Dehydration can be a serious problem in humans and pets alike, especially during the summer months. Dr. Marty Becker writes on Vetstreet.com that some animals are more prone than others to dehydration: "These include very young or small pets, such as puppies and kittens, as well as Toy breed dogs like Chihuahuas, Pomeranians and Yorkshire Terriers. Also at risk are older cats and dogs, pets who are nursing litters, and dogs or cats with diabetes, kidney disease and some types of cancer." Becker points to these signs that are typical of the early stages of dehydration: Your pet is tired... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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On Saturday, July 23 from 9 AM to 12 PM, the first U.S certified behavior consultants of internationally renowned dog behaviorist Turid Rugaas will present "Bridging the Gap: Uniting the Human and Canine Worlds." Topics of the talk include the human-dog relationship, walking gear that works, healthy eating that works, and "Fetch: The Movie." 10 percent of the proceeds from this talk will benefit Blue Ridge Humane Society. The talk is sponsored by and will be held at Lenoir-Rhyne University's Asheville location, 36 Montford Avenue, Asheville. Registration is $35 online or at the door. To register online, go to: https://squareup.com/store/angels-paws-academy,... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Leash up your four-legged friends and join Mix 96.5 for a Yappy Hour on Thursday, July 14 from 6 to 8 PM. Bring your pup and enjoy mingling with fellow dog lovers at Moe's Original BBQ located at 72 Weaverville Road in Woodfin. 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 Jul 13, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Carolina Mountain Dog is excited to let you know that we've just published a new eBook called POOCH PATHS. This handy eBook 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, we’re making it available for a mere 99 cents! The eBook is now available at the Amazon Kindle store here: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IABRECC It... Continue reading
Posted Jul 12, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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I've written about the gig economy before -- but it continues to make news as a new economic factor in our society. While gigs, or short-term freelance assignments, are appropriate for any age group, they seem to be tailor-made for Boomers who are looking for creative ways to generate income... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2016 at Happily Rewired
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There are all kinds of assessments of top brands, but one of the most objective is a brand's financial value. Leading marketing agencies WPP and Millward Brown have released the "2016 BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands" ranking and report, which offers some insights into leading brands and their... Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2016 at 123 eGuides
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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, June 9 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 Jul 11, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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On Saturday, July 23 from 9 AM to 12 PM, the first U.S certified behavior consultants of internationally renowned dog behaviorist Turid Rugaas will present "Bridging the Gap: Uniting the Human and Canine Worlds." Topics of the talk include the human-dog relationship, walking gear that works, healthy eating that works, and "Fetch: The Movie." 10 percent of the proceeds from this talk will benefit Blue Ridge Humane Society. The talk is sponsored by and will be held at Lenoir-Rhyne University's Asheville location, 36 Montford Avenue, Asheville. Registration is $25 before July 10, or $35 after July 10 and at the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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It's raining cats and dogs at Foothills Humane Society in Columbus, NC -- so they're offering great deals on cats and dogs on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 8, 9, and 10. Cats and kittens will be available at an adoption fee of just $10 each. Dogs 25 pounds and up are available at just $40 -- a 50 percent reduction in adoption fee. All adopters must be approved by the Humane Society. Foothills Humane Society at 989 Little Mountain Road in Columbus will be open on July 8 and 9 from 11 AM to 5 PM and on July... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Don't miss Saluda's 53rd Annual COON DOG DAY—a celebration for dogs and their people! The event will be held on Saturday, July 9 from 8 AM to 11 PM. Great food, live music, parade, crafts, street dance, and more. Come enjoy this homecoming event in downtown Saluda. What began as a chicken supper fundraiser for the local Coon Club has grown into an event that attracts over 10,000 people each year. More information at: http://www.saluda.com/events_coondog.php Image: Saluda.com Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2016 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, July 10. 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 Jul 6, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
A recent post on the Retired Brains website (highly recommended for Boomers) discusses the "gig economy." Entitled "5 New Ways to Own Your Own Business," the post listed some creative ways to make money on your own, primarily through the new "sharing economy." Among the ideas were becoming a driver... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2016 at GuideWords
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A recent post on the Retired Brains website (highly recommended for Boomers) caught my eye. Entitled "5 New Ways to Own Your Own Business," the post listed some creative ways to make money on your own, primarily through the new "sharing economy." Among the ideas were becoming a driver for... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2016 at Happily Rewired
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Small businesses, especially retailers, often struggle to gain awareness. A new survey of U.S. Internet users, reported by eMarketer, indicates the two key ways consumers primarily find out about small businesses is through online research and word of mouth. The survey, conducted by Vistaprint Digital Services, indicated that 36.7 percent... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2016 at 123 eGuides
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Posted Jul 4, 2016 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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If you've ever thought about going into business with your spouse, you need to read my book, Let's Make Money, Honey: The Couple's Guide to Starting a Service Business. It tells the story of how my wife and I started a small service business and sold it seven years later.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2016 at Happily Rewired
During the month of July, take advantage of a special half-price sale! The eBook edition of Let's Make Money, Honey: The Couple's Guide to Starting a Service Business is available this month only at Smashwords.com for just $3.50, half the regular price. You can download the eBook in a format... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2016 at GuideWords
During the month of July only, every 123 eGuide is available for half-price: Just $1.50 each at Smashwords.com. You can download each eGuide in the format of your choice to read on any device, including a PDF if you prefer. Choose from any of the following 123 eGuides: Low Cost/No... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2016 at 123 eGuides