Join us in 2014 at one of the most beautiful places in the United States and at one of the most breathtaking times of the year - Western North Carolina in late October/early November. The leaves will be at their peak color in brilliant shades of gold, just like our Goldens. The rainy season will be over and blue, sunny skies will abound with cool temperatures.

Asheville, NC offers an eclectic mix of activities and restaurants. Whether your interest is communing with nature in one of the national forests or perusing art galleries, there is something for everyone. The restaurants offer the same eclectic mix from fine dining to the casual cafe. Asheville also is one of the most dog friendly cities on the East Coast. Well behaved dogs are allowed in most restaurants where there is outside seating.

Be sure to mark your calendar for the 2014 GRCA National Specialty being held October 24th - November 1st in Asheville/Fletcher, North Carolina. Information will continue to be posted, so please check back often. asheville pictures

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For all Platinum Members of Purina's Pro Club Program, Purina is pleased to offer One Free LARGE Bag of dog food per family for your stay in Ashville, NC for the 2014 GRCA National Specialty. If you are not a Platinum Member but have submitted weight circles for at least 500 lbs of Purina food in the past year, you may order one eight lb. bag without charge.

Please send your name, address with zip code and PPCP membership number to Lynn Heidinger at, stating the amount and variety of food requested. Your request must be received no later than September 15th. You may pick up your dog food at the Purina booth beginning Wednesday, October 29th.

The benefits of being a Purina Pro Club Member just keep getting better!

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