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Carolina Mountain Dog
Asheville, NC
Blogazine for dog lovers in WNC and Upstate SC
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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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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 yesterday 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 4 days ago 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 5 days ago 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. -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 real estate agents, and a list of numerous pet-friendly apartment... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago 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
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The consumer (and therefore your customer) is using multiple devices and consuming multimedia, every hour, every day. This reality demands a multichannel marketing strategy which, by its very nature, is more complex for the modern marketer. Ajit Singh, digital marketing manager at WebEngage, has some valuable advice for marketers regarding... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2018 at 123 eGuides
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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 16, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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On Saturday, April 14 from 3 to 5 PM, Kim Brophey will be reading from and signing copies of her new book, Meet Your Dog, at the Asheville Mall Barnes and Noble on South Tunnel Road in Asheville. Business owner and dog behavior expert Brophey just released this revolutionary new book that will change the way people view dog behavior. Kim is a nationally-recognized, certified animal behaviorist with her own dog behavior business, The Dog Door in Asheville. In her book Meet Your Dog: The Game-Changing Guide to Understanding Your Dog’s Behavior she reveals her comprehensive framework known as L.E.G.S... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Western North Carolina residents and visitors alike know that Asheville is a very dog-friendly city. In addition to lots of stores for dogs, including a dog bakery, most any Asheville restaurant with outdoor seating allows dogs to accompany diners. Now some restaurants have taken it a step further -- they even offer special menus for dogs. According to this recent story in the Asheville Citizen-Times, several Asheville restaurants feature canine cuisine, including: Twisted Laurel (entrees and treats) - outdoor seating Posana (entrees and treats) - outdoor seating Avenue M (treats) - outdoor patio Battery Park Champagne Bar (treats) - outdoor... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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The omnichannel customer -- someone who buys both from the traditional bricks-and-mortar retail store as well as from an online store -- is the ideal retail customer. Why? According to eMarketer, although omnichannel customers make up just 7 percent of all customers, they are responsible for 27 percent of all... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2018 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, April 15. 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 9, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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On Sunday, April 8 from 11 AM to 4 PM, Watauga Humane Society joins North Shore Animal League America’s 2018 Tour For Life™ – the world’s largest national cooperative life-saving mobile pet adoption event - sponsored by Purina®. Highlighted by adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens, the event will also offer Purina® giveaways for all attendees. The event will be held at the Boone Mall, 1180 Blowing Rock Road in Boone. Tour For Life will travel throughout the United States from North to South and East to West in four “shelters on wheels” Mobile Pet Adoption Units helping shelter and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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It is difficult for dog lovers in the Carolina mountains to believe, but dogfighting is going on right here in North Carolina. That's why the ASPCA has declared April 8 "National Dogfighting Awareness Day." According to the ASPCA: "Dogfighting is one of the most monstrous forms of animal cruelty. Forcing animals to maul each other for entertainment or profit has no place in our society. "We’re constantly working to pass stronger laws to deter and address this abuse—dogfighting is a felony nationwide, but stiff penalties are only one piece of the puzzle. We also need to ensure that dogs rescued... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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On Sunday, April 22, Brother Wolf Animal Rescue will present the 7th annual "Run for the Paws." The event takes place at Carrier Park on Amboy Road in Asheville from 9 AM to 1:30 PM. Run for the Paws is the only 5K in Western North Carolina where dogs aren’t just allowed, they’re invited! Join hundreds of animal lovers and their four-legged friends in a run and walk to raise money for Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. Participants can choose to compete in the chip-timed 5K or stroll in the one mile walk. Afterwards, relax and enjoy the afternoon on the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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As Boomers age, we may want to leave our full-time positions, but we are concerned about generating at least some income to supplement Social Security and retirement savings. On this blog, I've covered a number of ways Boomers can earn part-time income. Here is a handy list of seventeen part-time... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 at Happily Rewired
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We don't often focus on individual brands in this blog, but here is a superb example of how one brand maintains its relevancy. The French brand Lacoste is well-known for its trademark crocodile that appears on its shirts, but read how Lacoste came up with a creative idea to switch... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2018 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, April 8. 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 2, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Guest Post by Jenn Jackson If hiking is your favorite pastime, and your dog is your favorite companion, it’s only natural to combine the two. Bringing your dog on the trails is a wonderful bonding experience to strengthen your relationship and make priceless memories. It might be a little intimidating to introduce your pet to the wild trails, but following some of these tips should help the transition. Consider if your dog is a good hiking companion The first thing to consider before taking your dog out on the trails is whether or not they’ll be a good companion. Vigorous... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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No doubt you love your doggie enough to take him or her on a trip with you. If that trip includes airline travel, you need to know about airline regulations regarding pets. You may have heard about recent airline crackdowns on emotional support pets as well as some unfortunate behavior by airline crew regarding pets, but there could actually be some benefits associated with taking your pets along for the plane ride, as long as you observe rules and advocate for your dog. CreditCards.com has just published a handy free online guide, "Guide to Flying with Pets (and getting rewarded... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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It's a refrain you hear more and more: Boomers are under-funded when it comes to retirement. The answer may be the "Spend Safely in Retirement" strategy, developed by researchers from Stanford University's Center on Longevity and the Society of Actuaries. According to a recent article in The New York Times,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2018 at Happily Rewired
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Brand intimacy, according to the marketing agency MBLM, is "a new paradigm that leverages and strengthens the emotional bonds between a person and a brand. In MBLM's Brand Intimacy 2018 Report, Apple is the leader in brand intimacy. The top ten brands in terms of brand intimacy are: Apple Amazon... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2018 at 123 eGuides
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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, March 29 from 6 to 9 PM. Greg will be opening up the outdoor space at The Ice Creamery to any and all leashed dogs (and their owners) who would like... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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According to the ASPCA, "Toxic chemicals, dangerous plants, as well as products and substances found in our everyday surroundings can be poisonous or even fatal to animals. Unfortunately, a pet can ingest a household chemical, lap up a liquid, or chew on a seemingly harmless plant -- and become sick and even die." The ASPCA's Poison Control Center has put together a helpful brochure that lists in detail common household hazards, has poison prevention tips, and discusses how to put together a poison safety kit for your dog or cat. The Poison Control Center also provides a hotline staffed by... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog