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Carolina Mountain Dog
Asheville, NC
Blogazine for dog lovers in WNC and Upstate SC
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On Tuesday, March 13, Cisco Pilates will hold a "Pilates with Puppies" class from 4:30 PM to 5:30 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 behalf of Buncombe County animals. Pre-registration is required... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago 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, February 24 from 11 AM to 2 PM at Francis Asbury United Methodist Church, 725 Asbury Road, Candler, NC. No appointment is necessary. Services provided: Rabies 1 year | (Dogs or cats over 3 months) | $10.00 Rabies 3 year | (Dogs or cats with rabies paper certificate) | $10.00 -Rabies tags are not accepted as proof of rabies vaccination- Bordetella - Kennel cough | (Dogs over 2 months) | $15.00 DA2PPV - | (Dogs 6... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Valentine's Day has come and gone, but "Love Your Pet Day" is Tuesday, February 20th, and Asheville Humane Society is celebrating all week long with a $5 "FURiends" adoption special! There are so many homeless pets who are looking for a new best friend! If you've never experienced the love of a pet, now is the time find out what you're missing! A four-legged FURiend will always be there for you. Stop by Asheville Humane Society this Tuesday through Saturday to adopt your new BFF! Although the love of a pet is priceless, all of the following are still included... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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We're not all fortunate enough to have jobs we might want to work at forever. But some of us are doing just that -- and instead of reinventing retirement, these folks are avoiding it. Take the case of Judge Jack Weinstein, a spry 96-year old who has no intention of... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Happily Rewired
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Whether it is social media, the current activist climate, or some other phenomenon, there is a new emphasis these days on taking a stand. Consumers, it seems, want brands to take a stand as well. eMarketer reports on a recent survey of U.S. Internet users by Sprout Social in which... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago 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 6 days ago 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, Feb. 25. Start time is 10 AM for repeat hikers and 9:30 AM for new hikers. Hikers generally return to the shelter at 16 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville around 12:30 to 1 PM. Note: New and repeat hikers alike are required to sign up... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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About half of U.S. pet owners sleep with their pets, and about 45 percent of dog owners sleep with their dogs. Do you sleep with your dog? If so, you are definitely not alone! But there are some things that you should know about sleeping with your dog. There are health benefits and health risks, for example, and there are tips to make the experience more enjoyable for both of you. The folks at Tuck.com, whose aim is to to improve sleep hygiene, health, and wellness through the creation and dissemination of comprehensive, unbiased, free resources, have put together "Sleeping... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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There has been a spate of books recently about seeking employment for Boomers. Here's one that is particularly interesting. One of my blog readers, Rick Manning, is an executive recruiter with over 40 years in the employment field. He has authored and recently published a new ebook: You are a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2018 at Happily Rewired
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There are many brand rankings, but one of the most significant is the annual ranking of global brands by the international branding agency, Interbrand. Why? Because this particular study ranks brands by their financial value. Interbrand views the best brands as having some commonalities, namely: The age of a company... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 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, Feb. 18. Start time is 10 AM for repeat hikers and 9:30 AM for new hikers. Hikers generally return to the shelter at 16 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville around 12:30 to 1 PM. Note: New and repeat hikers alike are required to sign up... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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It's a scary scenario: Your dog chokes, stops breathing, or is unconscious. You know you need to get your dog to the vet or emergency animal hospital, but you can take some simple steps first that may save your dog's life. In an article that originally appeared on DogHeirs.com and was republished with permission by Reshareworthy.com, you'll find detailed instructions for performing CPR on your dog. Three specific actions are recommended: Perform 100-120 chest compressions per minute Perform a compression to mouth-to-snout ventilation ratio of 30 compressions followed by 2 breaths Perform cardiac massage / chest compressions according to the... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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To some dog lovers, answers to the question, "Why Adopt a Shelter Dog?" are obvious. But there are still plenty of people who are uncertain about adopting from a shelter or even have a negative perception about it. WileyPup.com has come up with an informative online guide that not only answers the question, it presents you with "20 Astonishing Shelter Dog Facts." Did you know, for example, that: About 25 percent of dogs in shelters are purebred Many shelters perform behavioral testing before releasing dogs for adoption Mixed breed dogs tend to be generally healthier than purebred dogs Adoption fees... Continue reading
Posted Feb 7, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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New year, new goals: If one of yours is retiring from your job, hold on just a minute. Well, make that three to six months. A recent report entitled "The Power of Working Longer," issued by the National Bureau of Economic Research concludes the following: "...delaying retirement by 3-6 months... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2018 at Happily Rewired
Here's a handy interactive infographic about online advertising trends for 2018, courtesy of Adzooma. Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2018 at 123 eGuides
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This is an alert from the ASPCA... "If you have been on social media lately, you may have seen articles or posts concerning essential oils, oil diffusers and the potential danger they may pose to your pets. Essential oils have been, for a long time, a popular home remedy for a number of maladies including nasal congestion, anxiety, sore muscles and skin conditions, among others. With the sudden popularity of oil diffusers—an easy way to release these oils into your home—there has been an emergence of alarm about how these oils may affect animals in the home. "In their concentrated... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Foothills Humane Society will be holding a special Valentine's Adoption Event at 989 Little Mountain Road, Columbus, NC on Saturday, February 10, from 11 AM to 5 PM. The staff will help make the perfect match of a dog or cat for you, and you'll be able to take advantage of discounted follow-up professional training. Refreshments will be served. Visit https://www.foothillshumanesociety.org/ for more information about Foothills Humane Society. Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Greenville Humane Society holds a monthly vaccine clinic the first Saturday of the month. In February, the clinic will be held on Saturday, February 3 from 9 AM to 12 PM. All dogs must be leashed and all cats must be in carriers. No appointment is necessary. Get all of your animal's shots starting at just $9, with no additional fees. All fees go directly back to care for the animals they serve. They also offer heartworm testing, rabies vaccines, ear cleaning, microchipping and much more. Be sure to get your pet's flea/tick/heartworm preventative while you're at the clinic! Greenville... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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I find stories about people in their 80s and 90s who are relatively healthy and have positive outlooks to be an affirmation that aging is a natural process that doesn't have to be traumatic. It is true that our bodies slow down, creak, and even fail us once in a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2018 at Happily Rewired
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A newly released report based on a global survey sponsored by Worldpay, a worldwide payments processor, offers some important insights into the connected consumer for marketers. Here are some of the highlights from the report: Almost half (46%) of consumers say they are comfortable with a home device ordering things... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 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, Feb. 4. Start time is 10 AM for repeat hikers and 9:30 AM for new hikers. Hikers generally return to the shelter at 16 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville around 12:30 to 1 PM. Note: New and repeat hikers alike are required to sign up... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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The Blue Ridge Agility Club (BRAC) will host an AKC agility trial at the WNC Agricultural Center in Fletcher, NC on January 26, 27, and 28, 2018. Spectators are welcome at all of the trials and admission is always free. Competition begins each day at 8:00 a.m. and continues throughout the day until approximately 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and until 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. Only dogs competing in the trials are permitted; pets should be left at home. All trials have a food vendor present as well as various vendors selling dog-related items such as treats, leashes, beds, T-shirts... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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On Tuesday, February 6, Cisco Pilates will hold "Pilates with Puppies" from 4:30 PM to 5:30 -- 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 behalf of Buncombe County animals. Pre-registration is required. Early registration is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2018 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 Sunday, January 28 from 11 AM to 2 PM at Asheville Humane Society, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville, NC (off Brevard and Pond Roads near the WNC Farmers Market). No appointment is necessary. Services provided: Rabies 1 year | (Dogs or cats over 3 months) | $10.00 Rabies 3 year | (Dogs or cats with rabies paper certificate) | $10.00 -Rabies tags are not accepted as proof of rabies vaccination- Bordetella - Kennel cough | (Dogs over... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2018 at Carolina Mountain Dog