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.
The mascot for Carolina Mountain Dog is Chester, an Australian cattle dog-shepherd mix. While Chester is no longer with us, he will be remembered as one of the sweetest, most loyal dogs we ever owned. We adopted him from Asheville Humane Society. All of our dogs have been adopted from shelters or rescue organizations.
I am a professional writer and dog lover, and I publish Carolina Mountain Dog as a service to local dog lovers. I am actively involved in the animal welfare community, providing marketing counsel to Asheville Humane Society and, with my wife, fostering animals for the Society.
In addition to writing for business and marketing websites and select clients, I am the author of several 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.
Carolina Mountain Dog has been publishing since 2009, so you'll find lots of information here -- check out all the sections on the top navigation, as well as the archives. Thanks for stopping by!
- Barry Silverstein
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 2015, 2016 by Barry Silverstein