Hello and welcome to Carolina Mountain Dog! This "blogazine" is for you if you love dogs and you live in or near the Carolina mountains (or wish you did). It celebrates the unique relationship of dogs and the mountains, offering news of interest and valuable information about what to do and where to go with dogs in Western North Carolina and the South Carolina Upstate. Carolina Mountain Dog strongly advocates for humane treatment of animals, animal rights, spay/neuter, and adoption of shelter animals.
Carolina Mountain Dog is written by me, Barry Silverstein. I am a professional writer and dog lover.
I am actively involved in the Asheville, NC animal community. I provide marketing counsel to Asheville Humane Society and write/publish their monthly volunteer e-newsletter. I helped my wife launch Bandanas Mobile Grooming (www.bandanasgrooming.com), an Asheville-based mobile dog grooming business. My wife and I own two dogs adopted from Asheville Humane Society and we foster animals for Asheville Humane Society on a regular basis.
In addition to writing for business and marketing websites and select clients, I am the author of six non-fiction books about branding, Internet marketing and small business. I am also a professional counselor for small business owners at the A-B Tech Community College Small Business Center in Asheville, NC.
Please Support CM Dog
Please patronize the advertisers appearing on Carolina Mountain Dog. They are carefully selected to appeal to dog lovers. When you place an order directly through this site, a modest portion of the revenues these advertisers receive is paid to us and helps defray our costs of operating. The Carolina Mountain Dog store is operated by CafePress and we receive a portion of the product sales.
If you like what you see here on Carolina Mountain Dog, please consider making a donation directly through PayPal. Just click on the Donate button at the bottom of the right hand column and donate whatever you wish. Credit cards are accepted and you do not need to be a member of PayPal to donate. You will be helping our highly professional and extremely overworked staff of one continue to put out the best darn dog blogazine in the mountains! My doggies will be extremely appreciative and forever grateful. So will I.
On occasion, Carolina Mountain Dog will write about products, books, services, or organizations. We do this as a service to our readers and we are not being directly compensated for such articles unless specifically noted in the article. However, if we make a product, book, or service available on this blog for purchase, we may receive a portion of the sales of such items through online stores, affiliate programs, or other sales channels.
All content in this blog Copyright 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 by Barry Silverstein