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Carolina Mountain Dog
Asheville, NC
Blogazine for dog lovers in WNC and Upstate SC
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All year long, but especially this time of year, the staff and volunteers at Asheville Humane Society wish for one thing... to see every single animal in their care find their forever homes. It would be a "Miracle on Forever Friend Lane" to have an empty Adoption Center by Christmas Eve!! On December 19-20 and 23-24, adoption fees for all cats and dogs 6 months and up will be $5 for forever friendship. This includes spay/neuter, microchip, all up-to-date shots, one-month of pet health insurance, free starter bag of pet food, free veterinary wellness visit and best of all, priceless... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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PetSafe® brand, an industry leader in the development of innovative pet behavioral, containment, lifestyle product solutions and services, is helping share a little holiday joy to shelter pets across the nation this month. For every “Like” or “Follow” the brand receives on its Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest accounts between now and Dec. 31, PetSafe will donate one toy to a pet in a shelter. PetSafe, headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, aims to provide up to 12,000 of its Busy Buddy® and FroliCat™ brand cat and dog toys to pets in 12 shelters across the U.S. Asheville Humane Society is one... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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The holidays can be a hectic time for humans -- and they can also be stressful for pets. That's why it might be a good idea to attend this free information session: "Help Your Pet Survive the Holidays." This special session will be conducted by Pet Behavior Aid on Tuesday, December 16 from 7 to 8 PM. It will be held at Animal Hospital of North Asheville, Beaverdam Road, North Asheville. Humans only, please. For more information, visit www.petbehavioraid.org or call (828) 707-0644. This event is sponsored by Pet Behavior Aid, an organization dedicated to to increasing the retention of... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Content marketing was a hot topic in 2014, and it promises to be top of mind for marketers in 2015 as well. Chris Lake of the British firm Econsultancy offers seven steps to success in content marketing -- worth every marketing professional's attention as you look towards next year: Take... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at 123 eGuides
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Options for Larger Properties, Farms and Ranches This sponsored post is published in partnership with www.dogfencediy.com . Carolina Mountain Dog encourages you to share your experiences with a variety of dog containment systems in the Comments section below this post. Commenters and those who share the post in social media qualify for a drawing of a $50 Amazon gift card! Adequate exercise and the opportunity to explore are so important for all dogs. Dogs are animals that love to move, and they need to do so on a regular basis for both their physical and mental health. Of course, a... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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The Blue Ridge Agility Club (BRAC) will host a dog agility trial for the United States Dog Agility Association on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, December 12, 13, and 14. The event will be held at the WNC Agricultural Center in the McGough Arena, Fletcher, NC, from 8 AM to 5 PM. Admission is free and the general public is invited.Over 200 dogs from throughout the Southeast will compete. No pets admitted to the event. All trials have a food vendor present as well as various vendors selling dog related items such as treats, leashes, beds, T-shirts and agility equipment. There... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Your puppy needs socialization with other dogs to develop into a healthy, balanced pet. Join other puppy owners at a puppy social on Saturday, Decembr 13 from 9 to 10 AM, at Asheville Humane Society's Adoption and Education Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Pond and Brevard Roads, behind Harmony Motors, near the WNC Farmers Market). Mingle with other puppy parents and get your training questions answered by certified trainers while your puppy romps with other pups and meets new and different people and things. Doggie treat bag and human treats provided for all participants. Requirements: - Ages 9-20... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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The Thanksgiving day weekend, including Black Friday and CyberMonday, showed a significant revenue gain of 15.4% this year over last year, according to The Custora E-Commerce Pulse, a free online dashboard tracking real-time online transactions from over 100 US online retailers, 100 million online shoppers, and over $40 billion in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at 123 eGuides
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Chester, the mascot of Carolina Mountain Dog, got a big surprise the other day: his very own personalized "Pet Gift Box" arrived! You can see here just how happy he was to get it. Pet Gift Box is a neat new concept. Each month, a box jam-packed with goodies for your doggie (or kittie) comes right to your door. The box is customized to the size of your pet and consists primarily of toys, so your pet should like to chew and play with toys. Also included is at least one bag of heathy treats. Chester's box had a wide... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Community Partnership for Pets is making available low cost spay/neuter vouchers for Henderson County residents. Voucners will be for sale on Saturday, December 6, 13, and 20 at the Hendersonville PETCO from Noon to 3 PM and on Saturday, December 27 at the Hendersonville Tractor Supply from 10 AM to 1 PM. Community Partnership for Pets is offering to spay or neuter and rabies vaccinate any cat -- pet, stray or feral -- for just $9 each in honor of a cat's 9 lives! This offer is valid for Henderson County residents only. For further information, call (828) 693-5172, or... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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After a year of planning, fundraising and construction, the H.E.A.R.T. of North Carolina (Humane/Emergency/Adoption/Rescue/Transport) has arrived at the Cashiers-Highlands Humane Society. The new 27-animal capacity mobile medical/rescue vehicle allows CHHS to provide low-cost spay/neuter surgeries and vaccination clinics, increase adoptions at off-site events, rescue animals from puppy mills and hoarding cases, and assist first responders with transport and safe refuge for animals in times of natural disasters. With the H.E.A.R.T. of North Carolina, CHHS has been designated as an official Emergency Placement Partner by the Humane Society of the United States. CHHS is also planning to double its capacity so... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Join Santa and Mrs. Claus as they celebrate the annual Open House and the "Santa Paws" photo session at Watauga Humane Society, 312 Paws Way, Boone, on Saturday, December 6 from 1 to 4 PM. Santa and Mrs. Claus will return to the Watauga Humane Society Adoption Center for the annual OPEN HOUSE and a SANTA PAWS photo opportunity. The price will be $15 per sitting with Santa. SNIPS will be offering their Holiday Handcrafted treasures for sale. They have been crafting all summer and fall to support public spay / neuter programs offered by Watauga Humane Society. BARE BONES... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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What is #GivingTuesday? We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. On Tuesday, December 2, 2014, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world will come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. It’s a simple idea. Just find a way for your family, your community, your company or your organization to come together to give something more. Then tell everyone you can about how you are giving. Be a part of a global celebration of a new... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Reports of the death of email are greatly exaggerated. Email continues to outperform other marketing channels, according to the Direct Marketing Association (DMA). The DMA reports in its 2013 Statistical Fact Book that last year emails produced an ROI of 4,300 percent, earning over $42 for every dollar spent on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at 123 eGuides
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Is your dog friendly towards dogs off-leash, but becomes a wild, reactive beast when restrained? Then this free help session is for you! Pet Behavior Aid presents "GRRRR! Leash Reactivity Help Session" on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 1 to 2:30 PM. It will be held at Patton Avenue Pet Company, 1388 Patton Avenue, West Asheville. Topics include: How to read your dog's signals before he or she erupts Management tools and ideas to reduce reactivity Helpful behaviors to teach your feisty fido How to set up for successful dog greetings This help session is open to the public and free... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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A Pet Loss Support Group meets the first Wednesday of each month in Asheville at 6 PM at Jefferson House, 21 Edwin Place (next to the Unitarian Universalist church). For additional information, call (828) 254-6001. A Pet Loss Support Group meets the third Wednesday of each month in Waynesville at 6 PM at Kimball Counseling, 258 N. Main Street, Suite A. Registration is required for each session. For additional information and to register, call Susan Kimball, (828) 226-7366. Image: Happykanppy, freedigitalphotos.net Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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This winter will be another cold one!! Last year, too many outdoor dogs suffered frostbite, respiratory problems, even death from freezing. So Friends of Madison Country (FOMCA) has decided to build dog houses. The building of these houses is a joint effort between FOMCA, Craggy Correctional Center and a very industrious Girl Scout who is using this project for her Gold Star Award. Also a big shout out to Sherriff Buddy Harwood who facilitated our connection with Craggy Correctional Center and offered to store our completed dog houses at his facility. This is TEAMWORK so dogs can be warm and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Get ready for "agile brands" in 2015. Allen Adamson, North American chairman of Landor Associates, a leading global branding firm, tells Marketing Daily, “You have to be more agile, faster, more flexible and willing to try new things. ...You need to be simple, sharp and direct.” According to Landor, these... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at 123 eGuides
By Carol Bryant for Exceptional Canine Dogs are curious by nature, and with tinsel on the trees and tasty snacks ready for counter surfing around the holidays, extra precaution should be taken to prevent a dog’s teeth from being damaged. Here are some hazards to be on the lookout for this season (and year-round): Ice Cubes Ice cubes can cause cracked or broken teeth. Although dogs’ teeth are notoriously tough, harder objects like ice do pose a hazard. Keep in mind: a dog may not necessarily yelp or cry out in pain if he chips a tooth. Often dogs will... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Guest Post by LabDoor.com For thousands of years, dogs have been domesticated and bred to have qualities humans deemed suitable–a literal transformation from wild animal to man’s best friend. They are our companions, friends, family, and service dogs. That feeling we get when we see our furry friend jump with joy, give us a kiss (and accidentally hit us with that wagging tail!) is well known. The health benefits of dog ownership, however, is often less talked about. Here, we round up the scientific evidence of how dogs can significantly enhance health and quality of life. Dogs Enhance Physical and... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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The Buncombe County Department of Health, Buncombe County Sheriff's Animal Services Division, and Asheville Humane Society are collaborating in 2014 to provide animal owners with access to low cost vaccinations, microchips and ID tagging. Come to a vaccination clinic on Sunday, November 23 from 1 PM to 5 PM at Asheville Humane Society's Adoption & Education Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Pond and Brevard Roads, near the WNC Farmers Market). 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... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2014 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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One of the key challenges for marketers is the rapidly changing mobile environment -- and it will become even more crucial in 2015. Mobile marketing will be a $19.8 billion market in 2015, but brands are not adapting quickly enough, according to a recent study from MillwardBrown, Getting Mobile Right.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2014 at 123 eGuides