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Carolina Mountain Dog
Asheville, NC
Blogazine for dog lovers in WNC and Upstate SC
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Gather your favorite hiking buddy, canine or human, and explore the amazing trails in the Hendersonville, NC area thanks to the work of Conserving Carolina in support of Blue Ridge Humane Society. During the week of April 11-18th hit the trails that have been made possible by Conserving Carolina with your favorite two- or four-legged friend and complete additional challenges for prizes from Blue Ridge Humane Society and Conserving Carolina! Hike options: Bearwallow Mountain: a moderate 2 mile round trip through beautiful woods to an open bald that is accessible thanks to a conservation easement and trail building by Conserving... Continue reading
Posted 2 hours ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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To celebrate "Read an eBook Week," 123 eGuides is offering 50% off every eGuide from March 7 - 13, 2021 -- just $1.49 each! Simply click on any one of the titles below. The accompanying link will take you to a page where you can read more about each guide... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at 123 eGuides
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Blue Ridge Humane Society is offering free pet food on Monday, March 8 from 2 to 5:30 PM at the Blue Ridge Humane Adoption Center, 88 Centipede Lane, Hendersonville, NC. Cat and dog food will be distributed first come, first serve, as supplies last to those in need or affected by COVID-19. Social distancing and protective measures will be taken by all staff and we ask the public to do the same during the drive-thru pick-up. Masks are required to be worn during pick-up. Food will be distributed car-side, so all you need to do is pull up and the... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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An estimated 6.2 million Americans age 65 and older are living with Alzheimer's dimentia, according to the Alzheimer's Association. One in three seniors dies with Alzheimer's or another dimentia. Between 2000 and 2019, deaths due to Alzheimer's more than doubled, increasing 145 percent. There was a 16 percent increase in... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Happily Rewired
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It used to be that marketers thought of a traditional, uncomplicated "marketing funnel" when they were involved in lead generation and qualification. Basically, a larger number of prospects were dumped into the top of the funnel; then, through a fairly simple qualification process, prospects moved down the funnel until a... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at 123 eGuides
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Blue Ridge Humane Society has been awarded a grant by the Community Foundation of Henderson County to provide assistance for pet owners seeking housing. Blue Ridge Humane Society is committed to keeping pets in loving homes through a range of programs and assistance for community pets. The new program adds a needed service to assist in the current pet-friendly housing challenges facing Henderson County residents. The new program will assist pet owners through two avenues—either through assisting with temporary boarding cost while the owner is unable to keep an animal due to relocation or other emergency circumstances; or through assisting... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Thanks to a spay/neuter grant received by Asheville Humane Society from Bissell Pets Foundation, low-cost spay/neuter will be more widely available to Buncombe County residents during these difficult times. To help meet the demand for low-cost spay/neuter in the community, Asheville Humane Society is partnering with Brother Wolf Animal Rescue, whose mobile spay/neuter clinic visits the Community Center on Wednesdays to give more people and their pets access to these services. The Community Center is located at 1425 Patton Avenue, behind the Asheville Humane Thrift Store. Call the Asheville Humane Safety Net helpline at 828-761-2008 for more information. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Cold temperatures mean bundling up for humans... but what about your dog? Short-haired dogs and small dogs in particular may not produce enough body heat during colder weather, so a sweater for these pups is probably a good idea. One caution, though: Some dogs willingly accept sweaters while others simply won't tolerate them. YourDogAdvisor.com has put together an informative and comprehensive guide to dog sweaters. It includes information on sizes as well as the best dog sweaters. Six dog sweaters are reviewed in detail. Check it out here: https://yourdogadvisor.com/best-dog-sweater/ Image: YourDogAdvisor.com Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2021 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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There's a slowly growing phenomenon in the American workplace that represents some optimism for Boomers who want to keep working. While the pandemic has turned the workplace upside down for Boomers as well as other workers, some employers not only see the wisdom in retaining Boomer employees, they actually recruit... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2021 at Happily Rewired
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Brand marketers need to think about a lot of things when it comes to attracting and retaining customers -- not the least of which is trust. Recent data from global communications firm Edelman, reported by Marketing Charts, could be cause for concern. Trust by the global public in industry sectors... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2021 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 is on Sunday, Feb. 28. Spots for two new hikers will be available on each hike. If you are a new hiker… once you sign up for a hike you will be sent a link to a virtual orientation. You must watch this, and sign a waiver before attending a hike.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2021 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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If you're looking for some of the best gear for doggies that came out last year, you'll want to check out the extensive product review by Whole Dog Journal. Experts evaluated and reviewed a whole bunch of products in different categories, some of which are sure to be of interest to you and your four-legged friend. Some of the products reviewed include: Toppl Treat Toy, an innovative toy that just might replace the long-standing "Kong" Keepsafe Breakway Collar, a proven system that protects against collar strangulation Wash 'N Zip Bed, an ingenious, easy-to-care-for doggie bed. You'll find reviews of these... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2021 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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One of the more popular phrases around the retirement circuit is "second act." It's a euphemistic way of acknowledging that an individual, typically a Boomer, is leaving a profession, career or long-standing job to embark on a new path. That new path may be entering an entirely different career, starting... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2021 at Happily Rewired
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This is a year for brands to be ever more aware of marketing trends driven by consumer desire and demand. A recent Forbes article points to six key marketing trends, among them: "Getting Authentic with a Socially Conscious Audience" - "Companies and influencers have to start engaging with buyers on... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2021 at 123 eGuides
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You love your dog every day, of course, but on Saturday, February 20, you can show even more love (if that's possible) because that day is designated National "Love Your Pet" Day! To help you celebrate, here are "10 Ways to Love Your Dog" on Love Your Pet Day from DogTipper.com : Take an extra-long dog walk Spend time together at your pet's level Plan a trip together Take your dog to lunch Make a new pet toy Go shopping with your dog Teach a new trick Bake some homemade treats Learn pet massage Experience the moment. More about each... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2021 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 is on Sunday, Feb. 21. Spots for two new hikers will be available on each hike. If you are a new hiker… once you sign up for a hike you will be sent a link to a virtual orientation. You must watch this, and sign a waiver before attending a hike.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2021 at Carolina Mountain Dog
This is a dog story we had to share because it shows how wonderful and unexpected a relationship can be between dogs and humans. This little fella, Paco, was found on a road one day and adopted by a guy who lives quite an adventurous life. As you'll see in the video, Paco fearlessly accompanies him on all of his adventures! If you'd like to see more of Paco's adventures after watching this video, just search "Paco the adventure dog" on YouTube. Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2021 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 is on Sunday, Feb. 14. Spots for two new hikers will be available on each hike. If you are a new hiker… once you sign up for a hike you will be sent a link to a virtual orientation. You must watch this, and sign a waiver before attending a hike.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2021 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Google knows a heck of a lot about digital advertising -- and "Think with Google" has published a free guide to prove it: Inside Google Marketing: 3 Steps to Digital Advertising. The guide offers a discussion of how to use data to set goals, using conversion tracking to unlock automation... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2021 at 123 eGuides
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American poet Louis Ginsberg wrote, "The only things we ever keep, Are what we give away." I've always liked this quote because I think it suggests that giving back can do so much for the giver. It also reminds me that older Boomers who have left the traditional workforce have... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2021 at Happily Rewired
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It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and Lady Whiskerdown says the true scandal of the season is that Asheville Humane has SO many yet-unmatched pets still waiting for suitors! Eligible dogs and cats are waiting to find true love, and they won't settle for anything less! If you can't adopt, please whisper this exquisite bit of gossip to all your friends. Adoption fees are just $5 for all dogs and cats, age 6 months and up, now through Saturday, Feb. 13. If you promise to love them forever, they will return the favor with plenty of promenades in the park and snuggles... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2021 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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Branding 123 is the most popular eGuide in the series -- and the updated, revised Third Edition is now available. The new Third Edition of Branding 123 offers small businesses with fledgling brands the opportunity to apply proven strategies and techniques used by the big guys. It presents a comprehensive... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2021 at 123 eGuides
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If you've taken your dog to the vet recently, you know that the cost of veterinary care can be substantial. Some pet owners might find it beneficial to purchase a pet insurance policy, especially if their pet has chronic health conditions or is older. Money.com has put together a helpful guide to ten of the pet insurance providers they consider to be the best. The guide covers pet care (urgent vs. routine check-ups), Covid-19, important facts about pet insurance plans, pet insurance companies’ pros and cons, and detailed FAQs. The guide is a must if you are considering pet insurance.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2021 at Carolina Mountain Dog
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February 7 - 14 is designated "Have a Heart for Chained Dogs Week." It's a time when all dog lovers should be advocating for dogs who are left chained and unattended, even during the harsh weather of winter. You've probably seen your share of chained dogs all around our area. Dogs Deserve Better is a national nonprofit organization that concentrates on helping chained dogs. Here is some information from the Dogs Deserve Better website: "Dogs Deserve Better, a national and award-winning nonprofit organization, is a voice for chained and penned, abused and neglected dogs. We rescue dogs of all breeds,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2021 at Carolina Mountain Dog