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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 will have adoptable pups throughout the artist studios of the Wedge building on Saturday, August 25 from 11 AM - 3 PM. Several of the studios will donate 10% of the day's proceeds to Asheville Humane Society. A $25 donation to AHS will enter you in a raffle for an 8x8 custom commission of your pet portrait by artist Patricia Hargrove. Wedge Studios is located at 121 Roberts Street in the River Arts District of Asheville 28801. Image: Pet portrait by Patricia Hargrove. Continue reading
Posted 3 hours ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Guest Post by Mary Nielsen Suppose you have a cat and you want to introduce her to a new dog you are adding to your household. Or what if you already have a dog and you want to introduce him to a new cat? It's a challenge, but it is possible with the right approach. After learning about jealousy in cats, you may want to prevent jealousy by gently introducing your cat to a new cat in the household. But what if it's a dog? "To fight like cats and dogs" is a tired cliché, but based on truth. It... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Get ready to adopt your best friend at the massive "No Pets Left Behind" adoption extravaganza the weekend of August 18! In Western North Carolina, 9 shelters, humane societies and rescue organizations will be offering special pricing -- either extremely reduced fees or no fees at all -- for adorable, adoptable animals. Here are the details: Asheville Humane Society (Sponsored by Apple Tree Honda) Event Days and Hours: Thursday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 1pm-6pm Event Location: Asheville Humane Society Adoption Center, 14 Forever Friend Ln. Asheville, NC 28806 Promotion Details: Fee-waived on all pets View Adoptable Pets Blue Ridge Humane Society Event... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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My colleague Nancy Collamer specializes in helping Boomers figure out their "second act." I like this concept because it implies Boomers are far from washed up; they have plenty left to be fulfilled and to give to the world. That's one of the reasons I named my blog "Happily Rewired,"... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Happily Rewired
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The marketing funnel is a concept that has been around for decades. It is based on the theory that a prospective customer needs to be cultivated from the top of the funnel to the bottom, with the most qualified prospects "dropping out" at the end of the funnel. Generally, it... Continue reading
Posted 6 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, August 26. 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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On Saturday, Sept. 22, Cisco Pilates will hold a "Pilates with Puppies" class from 9 AM to 10 AM, and again from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM -- at the Asheville Humane Society Adoption & Education Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads near the WNC Farmers Market). Pilates with Puppies will be a basic Pilates class, with puppies provided by Asheville Humane Society. Please bring your own yoga or Pilates mat and a small towel. Please do not bring your own puppy! The cost is $15, which is a donation to Asheville Humane Society on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 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, August 12. 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 Aug 8, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Every Boomer's definition of "retirement" is a little different, but we can all agree that it is a time when you need to be more prudent about your finances. That's why many financial experts and advisers believe the best time to start planning for retirement is five years beforehand. Writing... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at Happily Rewired
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How can some brands charge premium prices that customers are willing to pay? The answer has a lot to do with two factors: Value and Emotion. Speaking at the Wharton Customer Analytics Conference, Ridhima Raina, a customer strategy and marketing consultant with Bain & Company, said Bain has identified 30... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at 123 eGuides
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For nearly two decades, "Pawsitively Purrfect Party" at the Country Club of Sapphire Valley has always been a magical evening and the single-largest fundraiser of the year for the Cashiers Highlands Humane Society shelter pets. But after the tragic fire that occurred just hours after the event ended last year, this year’s party on Monday, August 20 at 5:30 PM for the animals at the newly rebuilt and more-beautiful-than-ever Country Club of Sapphire Valley,120 Handicap Drive, Sapphire, NC 28774, is guaranteed to be the most heartfelt and emotionally moving in the event’s history. Join the Cashiers Highlands Humane Society for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Because the Adoption Center remains full, Asheville Humane Society is now offering all animals 6 months and older at no cost. If you cannot adopt, please let friends and family know about this special opportunity. 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 free starter bag of food, and a free wellness visit with a participating veterinarian. To see available animals, visit www.ashevillehumane.org. The Adoption Center is located at 14 Forever Friend... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 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, August 5. 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 Aug 1, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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While there has been controversy surrounding recent tax legislation, it created what could be a boon for self-employed Boomers. The self-employed, contract workers, and freelancers stand to gain in a number of ways because of the way business deductions have been modified. Writing for AARP, retirement expert Kerry Hannon does... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2018 at Happily Rewired
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The fifth annual data study, Future of Retail 2018, from Walker Sands Communications is based on a survey of 1,600 consumers and it shares some key insights for retailers. Among them: Consumers are excited to shop online for emerging product categories. Over one-third (39%) of consumers say they’re at least... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2018 at 123 eGuides
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On Saturday, August 11, Cisco Pilates will hold a "Pilates with Puppies" class from 5 PM to 6 PM, and again from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM -- at the Asheville Humane Society Adoption & Education Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads near the WNC Farmers Market). Pilates with Puppies will be a basic Pilates class, with puppies provided by Asheville Humane Society. Please bring your own yoga or Pilates mat and a small towel. Please do not bring your own puppy! The cost is $15, which is a donation to Asheville Humane Society on... Continue reading
Posted Jul 30, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Full Moon Farm is an organization dedicated to the well being of the wolfdog (wolf dog 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, July 28th. Tours of the Farm begin... Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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On Saturday, July 28 from 12 - 3pm, there is a low-cost rabies and shot clinic with James Boatwright, DVM. Pricing is as follows: $15 / 1 year rabies $20 / 3 year rabies (Dogs or cats with rabies paper certificate) $20 / DHPP combo for dogs $10 / Lepto $20 / Bordetella (dogs) $25 / FVRCP/FELV combo for cats This clinic is located at Candler Feed & Seed, 1275 Smokey Park Highway, Candler, NC. For more information, call 1-828-553-5792 Image: Praisaeng, freedigitalphotos.net Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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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 Jul 25, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Here's a stunning reality: According to the consulting firm McKinsey, consumer product companies often overlook or under-invest in a form of marketing that can make a significant contribution to the bottom line: Consumer Promotions and Engagement, or CPE. According to McKinsey, "optimizing CPE, in fact, can help companies realize up... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2018 at 123 eGuides
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With all the red flags being raised about retirement age Boomers saving inadequately and running out of money, it is comforting to read something positive about the frugality of retirees. Richard Eisenberg, Managing Editor of NextAvenue.org, a great resource for Boomers, reports on recent research by the Employee Benefit Research... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2018 at Happily Rewired
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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, July 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 Jul 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, July 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 Jul 20, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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On Saturday, July 28, from 8 AM to 2 PM, the new "Tails in Town" will take place at the Historic Depot on Maple Street in Downtown Hendersonville’s 7th Avenue District Tails is Town is a brand new event that is the result of a partnership between WTZQ’s well-loved Barq in the Parq and Downtown Hendersonville, whose event production background includes the Bearfootin’ Public Art Walk, the Rhythm & Brews Concert Series and the annual downtown Street Lighting Event among others. These two organizations have brought their considerable talents together to create an event where pets of all kinds and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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With the unemployment rate at its lowest point in 18 years, the job market is "sizzling hot," writes career/retirement coach Nancy Collamer. Reporting on a work conference sponsored by Indeed.com, Collamer heard that the job market is tight and talent is hard to find, although wages are generally not going... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2018 at Happily Rewired