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July 2016

New "Pooch Paths" eBook Features Asheville Area Dog Hikes

PoochPathsjpgCarolina Mountain Dog has published "POOCH PATHS," a new eBook. This handy guide offers descriptions, links, directions, and even insider tips for more than thirty dog walks and hikes in Asheville and beyond. 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.

To ensure every dog owner can gain access to this valuable eBook, it's available for a mere 99 cents!

The eBook is now available in all eBook formats, including PDF, here:

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/649816

We hope you find “POOCH PATHS” of use. If you like it, please post a good review so others know about it, too!


Low Cost Vaccinations and Microchips - Leicester, July 30

Screen Shot 2016-01-06 at 10.58.02 AMAsheville Humane Society offers pet owners access to low cost vaccinations, microchips and ID tagging.

Come to a low cost vaccination clinic on Saturday, July 30 from 11 AM to 2 PM at Leicester Community Center, 2979 New Leicester Highway, Leicester, NC. No appointment is necessary.

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 prove current on rabies) - $11.00  
Bordetella - Kennel cough - (Dogs over 2 months)  - $15.00
DAPP - Distemper, Adenoxirus Type 2, Parainfluenza and Parvo - (Dogs over 2 months)  - $15.00
FVRCP/FELV - Rhinotracheitis, Calici, Panleukopenia and Leukemia - (Cats over 2 months) - $20.00
Microchip - (Dogs or cats over 2 months)  - $10.00 

Please note: Cash is the only accepted form of payment.


Hiking Hounds - Asheville, July 31

Hiking houndsHiking Hounds is one of the most popular Asheville Humane Society volunteer activities. Two Sunday mornings 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, July 31. Start time is 9 AM for repeat hikers and 8:30 AM for new hikers. Note: New and repeat hikers alike are required to sign up in advance. If you'd like to sign up for this hike, email ahshikinghounds@outlook.com.

Hikers are signed up on a "first come-first served basis" and you must have a confirmed reservation to attend a hike. And please make sure you can actually make the hike; if we have late cancellations, a dog gets left behind without a hike.

For more information visit the Hiking Hounds Facebook page.


Rabies Clinic - Columbus, NC, July 30

VaccineThe Foothills Humane Society will hold a rabies clinic on Saturday, July 30 from 11 AM to 1 PM at the Foothills Humane Society Pavilion, 989 Little Mountain Road in Columbus, NC.

Rabies vaccinations (1 and 3 year) are available for $10 and distemper vaccinations are $8. Microchips are available for $15 and a nail trim is $5. All dogs must be on leash and all cats must be in a carrier. The clinic will be held rain or shine and will end promptly at 1 PM.

For additional information, call (828) 863-4444.


Summer Adoption Special at Foothills Humane Society

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Foothills Humane Society in Columbus, NC is running a "Woof 'n Purr" Sizzling Summer Adoption Special until Labor Day, September 5.

Cats and kittens will be available at an adoption fee of just $10 each. Dogs 25 pounds and up are available at just $40 -- a 50 percent reduction in adoption fee. All adopters must be approved by the Humane Society.

Foothills Humane Society is located at 989 Little Mountain Road in Columbus. For more information, visit: www.foothillshumanesociety.org, or call (828) 863-4444.


$5 Dog Adoptions - Asheville, July 22, 23

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The dog days of summer are here... and Asheville Humane Society has an abundance of dogs to choose from.  They want you to come meet their sea of four-legged creatures at the special "Finding Fido" adoption promotion.

On Friday and Saturday, July 22 and 23, dogs 25 pounds and up are available for a mere $5 adoption fee. Although the love of a pet is priceless, the reduced adoption fee of $5 represents an exceptional value. All adoptions include spay/neuter, all up-to-date vaccines, medical and behavioral screening, initial flea preventive, microchipping and free 1-year registration, a free starter bag of food, and a free post-adoption veterinary office visit with a participating veterinarian.

Come visit the Adoption Center, 14 Forever Friend Lane, Asheville (off Brevard and Pond Roads near the WNC Farmers Market) from 10 AM to 6 PM and find priceless love! 


July 21: ASPCA's No Pet Store Puppies Day

Thursday, July 21 is ASPCA's "No Pet Store Puppies Day."

This information is from the ASPCA:

Every year, tens of thousands of dogs suffer in puppy mills where they are forced to live in overcrowded, unsanitary conditions. Many suffer from behavioral and hereditary problems as a result of irresponsible breeding practices. Please take the following three actions to help fight puppy mills!

  1. Watch and Share Our Video
    We know buying a puppy from a pet store or online might make you happy, but your purchase would most likely support the cruel puppy mill industry. Watch and share our short video to learn more about puppy mills and spread the word about making adoption your first option. 
  2. Join Our No Pet Store Puppies Day Twitter Chat
    Have questions about puppy mills? Speak with our experts on July 21 at 1:00 P.M. during our No Pet Store Puppies Day Twitter chat (hashtag #NPSP). We’ll answer all your questions about puppy mills, plus we'll be asking our fans trivia questions about this important issue for the chance to win a puppy mill message tee.
  3. Sign the Pledge
    Puppy mills put profit ahead of the welfare of the dogs who live in them, many of whom never get to leave. By shopping at pet stores or websites that sell puppies—even when you’re not actually buying a puppy—you could indirectly support the cruel puppy mill industry. Sign and share our pledge that when you shop for pet supplies, including food and toys, you’ll give your business to stores that do not sell puppies.

Be Aware of Dehydration in Dogs

ID-10055327Dehydration can be a serious problem in humans and pets alike, especially during the summer months. Dr. Marty Becker writes on Vetstreet.com that some animals are more prone than others to dehydration: "These include very young or small pets, such as puppies and kittens, as well as Toy breed dogs like Chihuahuas, Pomeranians and Yorkshire Terriers. Also at risk are older cats and dogs, pets who are nursing litters, and dogs or cats with diabetes, kidney disease and some types of cancer."

Becker points to these signs that are typical of the early stages of dehydration:

  • Your pet is tired or moving more slowly than normal.
  • He's lost his appetite.
  • He's panting (a sign in dogs).
  • His eyes appear sunken and dry.
  • His gums and nose are dry.

One of the paradoxes of dehydration is that pets may not drink or eat when they are dehydrated, so they are actually making the condition worse.

Be on the lookout for severe hydration, which often causes a "weak rear end or wobbly walk" in your dog. Becker advises a trip to the veterinarian if you see this sign, or if the above signals become chronic.

By the way... July is "Pet Hydration Month," designed to increase awareness of the dangers of dehydration in pets. PetSafe has developed a handy infographic with some helpful information about pet hydration. You can download the infographic at the link below.

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Dog Talk in Asheville: "Uniting the Human and Canine Worlds," July 23

ID-100104460On Saturday, July 23 from 9 AM to 12 PM, the first U.S certified behavior consultants of internationally renowned dog behaviorist Turid Rugaas will present "Bridging the Gap: Uniting the Human and Canine Worlds."

Topics of the talk include the human-dog relationship, walking gear that works, healthy eating that works, and "Fetch: The Movie." 10 percent of the proceeds from this talk will benefit Blue Ridge Humane Society.

The talk is sponsored by and will be held at Lenoir-Rhyne University's Asheville location, 36 Montford Avenue, Asheville. Registration is $35 online or at the door.

To register online, go to: https://squareup.com/store/angels-paws-academy, or contact:
Joanne Ometz, Joanne@mindfulnessfordogs.com, 828-275-2487

Image: Vlado, freedigitalphotos.net


Yappy Hour, Woodfin, July 14

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Leash up your four-legged friends and join Mix 96.5 for a Yappy Hour  on Thursday, July 14 from 6 to 8 PM.

Bring your pup and enjoy mingling with fellow dog lovers at Moe's Original BBQ located at 72 Weaverville Road in Woodfin.

Each fun-filled event benefits Asheville Humane Society and features adoptable dogs in case you may want to take another one home! Your $5 donation will get you access to the fun and complimentary appetizers. Yappy Hour is presented by REACH, the area's 24 hour emergency and specialty animal hospital.


New POOCH PATHS eBook Features Dog Walks and Hikes

PoochPathsjpgCarolina Mountain Dog is excited to let you know that we've just published a new eBook called POOCH PATHS. This handy eBook offers descriptions, links, directions, and even insider tips for more than thirty dog walks and hikes in Asheville and beyond. 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.

To ensure every dog owner can gain access to this valuable eBook, we’re making it available for a mere 99 cents!

The eBook is now available at the Amazon Kindle store here:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IABRECC

It is also available in all other eBook formats, including PDF, here:

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/649816

POOCH PATHS will soon be available through other major online booksellers as well.

We hope you find “POOCH PATHS” of use. If you like it, please post a good review so others know about it, too!


Yappy Hour - Greenville, SC, July 14

Yappy-hour-greenvilleEvery second Thursday of the month, from April through October, Greenville Humane Society holds a Yappy Hour from 6 to 8 PM at the Society's headquarters, 305 Airport Road in Greenville. The next Yappy Hour will be on Thursday, June 9 from 6 to 8 PM.

For $10, you and your friends can unwind with cold brews and music from local artists. Meanwhile, your dog can run off-leash in the canine courtyard and take a dip in the "doggie pools."

Dogs must come on a leash and be friendly, spayed/neutered, healthy, and up-to-date on all vaccinations.

For additional information, visit http://www.greenvillehumane.com/events


Dog Talk: "Uniting the Human and Canine Worlds," Asheville, July 23

ID-100104460On Saturday, July 23 from 9 AM to 12 PM, the first U.S certified behavior consultants of internationally renowned dog behaviorist Turid Rugaas will present "Bridging the Gap: Uniting the Human and Canine Worlds."

Topics of the talk include the human-dog relationship, walking gear that works, healthy eating that works, and "Fetch: The Movie." 10 percent of the proceeds from this talk will benefit Blue Ridge Humane Society.

The talk is sponsored by and will be held at Lenoir-Rhyne University's Asheville location, 36 Montford Avenue, Asheville. Registration is $25 before July 10, or $35 after July 10 and at the door.

To register online, go to: https://squareup.com/store/angels-paws-academy, or contact:
Joanne Ometz, Joanne@mindfulnessfordogs.com, 828-275-2487

Image: Vlado, freedigitalphotos.net


Adopt-a-thon at Foothills Humane Society, Columbus, NC - July 8, 9, 10

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It's raining cats and dogs at Foothills Humane Society in Columbus, NC -- so they're offering great deals on cats and dogs on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, July 8, 9, and 10.

Cats and kittens will be available at an adoption fee of just $10 each. Dogs 25 pounds and up are available at just $40 -- a 50 percent reduction in adoption fee. All adopters must be approved by the Humane Society.

Foothills Humane Society at 989 Little Mountain Road in Columbus will be open on July 8 and 9 from 11 AM to 5 PM and on July 10 from 1 to 5 PM for this special adopt-a-thon. For more information, visit: www.foothillshumanesociety.org, or call (828) 863-4444.


53rd Annual Coon Dog Day, Saluda, July 9

Screen Shot 2016-07-05 at 11.22.38 AMDon't miss Saluda's 53rd Annual COON DOG DAY—a celebration for dogs and their people! The event will be held on Saturday, July 9 from 8 AM to 11 PM.

Great food, live music, parade, crafts, street dance, and more. Come enjoy this homecoming event in downtown Saluda. What began as a chicken supper fundraiser for the local Coon Club has grown into an event that attracts over 10,000 people each year.

More information at: http://www.saluda.com/events_coondog.php

Image: Saluda.com


Hiking Hounds - Asheville, July 10

Hiking houndsHiking Hounds is one of the most popular Asheville Humane Society volunteer activities. Two Sunday mornings 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, July 10. Start time is 9 AM for repeat hikers and 8:30 AM for new hikers. Note: New and repeat hikers alike are required to sign up in advance. If you'd like to sign up for this hike, email ahshikinghounds@outlook.com.

Hikers are signed up on a "first come-first served basis" and you must have a confirmed reservation to attend a hike. And please make sure you can actually make the hike; if we have late cancellations, a dog gets left behind without a hike.

For more information visit the Hiking Hounds Facebook page.