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Carolina Mountain Dog
Asheville, NC
Blogazine for dog lovers in WNC and Upstate SC
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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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Increasingly, Americans want to be instantly connected to each other and the wider world, no matter where we are, and the most common route for connectivity is the Internet. From a practical perspective, networking in a broader sense is really all-encompassing, making it possible to search for and access online... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Happily Rewired
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Success in marketing is very directly related to ROI, but ROI remains a continuing concern for most marketers, according to recent research cited by Marketing Charts. In a survey of over 200 marketers from a variety of industries and company sizes, 71 percent of respondents indicated that their top ROI... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at 123 eGuides
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“Whether the wind blows, the ground shakes, the flames rise or snow and water fall from the skies, you must be prepared for your pet’s sake!” says Denise Fleck aka The Pet Safety Crusader™. “Disasters aren’t always on a regional scale. Power could go out on just your street or in only your building. A tree could fall on your roof or a water pipe could break in your home alone. Even without your neighbors being affected, your household of two-legged, four-legged, feathered, finned or scaled family members could be in distress.” In her just released 9th book, “The Pet... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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The annual "Barq in the Parq" will be held on Saturday, May 20 from 10 AM to 5 PM at the Mountain Lodge and Conference Center on Upward Road in Flat Rock. Barq in the Parq is a community event for dog lovers and dog adopters to benefit Charlie’s Angels, Brother Wolf and Blue Ridge Humane Society. Entry fee is only $5 and over 40 vendors from Asheville to Greenville will participate with you and your dog’s health in mind. The day will be filled with dogs, music, food and more. Organizers at WTZQ Radio and Mountain Lodge and Conference... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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A low cost vaccination and microchip clinic will be held on Saturday, May 20 from 2 to 4 PM at the Mars Hill Fire Department, Auxiliary Building, 65 Ivy Street, in Mars Hill, NC. Rabies and other vaccinations will be available, along with microchips. If you want a 3-year rabies vaccination, please bring proof of current rabies shot. Dogs should be leashed and cats should be crated. The clinic is sponsored by Friends of Madison County Animals. For more information visit their website, www.fomca.org, or call (828) 649-9798. Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Triad Dog Games is North Carolina's one-of-a-kind dog event! The Sergei Foundation's fourth annual event will be held on May 20-21, 2017 at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds and will showcase a variety of competitions including dock jumping, disc (frisbee), flyball, agility and small dog races, called “Doggy Daches.” Enter your dog to compete or just come to spectate and have some family fun (and don't forget to bring your canine family... leashed, friendly, and rabies vaccinated dogs welcome!). Admission is to raise funds to assist The Sergei Foundation in its mission to "save companion pets' lives by providing veterinary financial assistance... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Retirement expert Nancy Collamer's excellent book, Second-Act Careers, is available in eBook form for just $1.99 (regularly $11.99) for a limited time. The book, subtitled "50+ ways to profit from your passions during semi-retirement," features Nancy's great advice about how to leverage your current background and experience into a "second-act"... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2017 at Happily Rewired
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One of the biggest Boomer topics in news media, blogs, and newsletters is working past 65. I've discussed the trend numerous times in my blog. Boomers in general are interested in working past 65 for two primary reasons: remaining relevant (or feeling fulfilled) and continuing to earn income. Several big... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at Happily Rewired
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Morning Consult, a media and technology company, has recently issued its Spring 2017 editions of the "Most Loved Brands" survey. According to the company, the survey "uses nearly 200,000 interviews with U.S. adults to provide an in-depth view of the companies, organizations and brands that define American culture and commerce."... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 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, May 7. 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 12:30 to 1 PM. Note: New and repeat hikers alike are required to sign up... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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A special no-fee adoption promotion will be held on Saturday, May 13. Adoption fees for all animals this Saturday will be waived and generously covered by the Henderlight-Grimes family and friends. The Henderlight-Grimes family adopted their late dog, Fairway, from Asheville Humane Society on May 13, 2005, but she sadly lost her battle with osteosarcoma a year ago. The family wishes to honor Fairway by encouraging others to adopt a forever friend. 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, microchip and... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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MoneyGeek.com has published two free, handy money-saving guides for pet owners: "The Budget-Friendly Guide to Caring for Your Pet" and "Understanding Pet Insurance." "The Budget-Friendly Guide to Caring for Your Pet" has a wealth of information, covering the following topics: Can you afford a pet? Thirteen steps for saving on pet expenses Resources: How to save money on pet care How dog expenses vary by breed Should I get pet insurance? An emergency plan for your pet How to protect your pet if something happens to you End-of-life care for your pet Find this guide here: https://www.moneygeek.com/living/resources/pet-expenses/ "Understanding Pet Insurance"... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Food trucks are part of Asheville's culture -- and now Asheville is getting a visit from a food truck for dogs! On Thursday, May 11 from 4 to 7 PM, "The Good Stuff Pet Truck" will be stopping at Azalea Dog Park, 395 Azalea Road in East Asheville. If you haven't been to this dog park, it is not far from the WNC Nature Center, in the recreational area behind the soccer fields. The Good Stuff Pet Truck will be bringing along coupons and free swag. They'll be introducing new products and discussing the benefits of grain-free pet food. Also... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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As we age, we rely on people, places and things that are most familiar to us and give us comfort. For many people, aging also means a shrinking world in which a comfortable home is vitally important. This could be one reason that, according to AARP, more than 80 percent... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at Happily Rewired
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Get ready for the next big thing in marketing: Text. The Electronic Retailing Association predicts that text could become a significant marketing channel, especially for direct marketing, and they have the facts to back it up: 223 million consumers use mobile phones; that's 81 percent of the U.S. population They... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at 123 eGuides
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A Yappy Hour for dogs will take place on Tuesday, May 9 from 6 to 8 PM at City Lights Cafe, 3 E. Jackson Street, Sylva, NC. (Entrance to the cafe is on Spring in downtown Sylva.) Bring your well-behaved pup and enjoy mingling with your fellow pet friends. There will be drink specials, doggie treats provided by Smoky Mountain Dog Bakery, and more. All proceeds from coffee drinks benefit ARF (the Humane Society of Jackson County) all day. Yappy Hours will be held the second Tuesday of each month during spring and summer at City Lights Cafe. Image: Stuart... Continue reading
Posted May 8, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Most people think dog training is only for puppies, but the fact is an older dog can be trained, too. However, training an older dog does take different techniques and probably more patience. PetPlace.com shares some useful tips about training an older dog. First you need to understand your dog's background, personality, and ability to learn. Then you can begin training for specific behaviors. According to PetPlace, one of the best ways to train an older dog is to use treats. If you choose a high value treat that you know your dog really loves, it will motivate her to... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2017 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, May 7. 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 12:30 to 1 PM. Note: New and repeat hikers alike are required to sign up... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Asheville Humane Society presents a series of dog behavior talks, free to the public, that take place at local breweries. On Wednesday, May 3 from 6 to 8 PM, a dog behavior talk will be held at Oskar Blues Brewery, 342 Mountain Industrial Drive, Brevard, NC. To understand what your dog is feeling, you need to learn how to recognize, read, interpret, and respond appropriately to your dog’s behaviors and communications. This talk with focus on some common behaviors that are either misunderstood, or often missed completely. You will gain a whole new appreciation for how much your dog is... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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If you're closing in on 70-1/2 years of age, you're about to reach a milestone that has been established by our government as a magical age. On the positive side, that's when you must start drawing from your retirement accounts without penalty (it's called "RMD," or Required Minimum Distribution). On... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at Happily Rewired
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One of the biggest challenges for marketers right now is not just cross-channel marketing, but omni-channel marketing. With customers routinely making use of multiple platforms and devices, it is more important than ever for marketers to present what might be called a united front. Everything across all channels should look,... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at 123 eGuides
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With warmer weather coming, it's a perfect time to take a hike with your dog. That's why you might like to have a copy of Carolina Mountain Dog's eBook, “POOCH PATHS.” This handy eBook offers descriptions, links, directions, and even insider tips for more than thirty dog walks and hikes in the local area. 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. POOCH PATHS is available to you as a Carolina Mountain Dog reader for just 99 cents! Read a free sample, and then... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2017 at Carolina Mountain Dog