By David Rosenfelt

David Rosenfelt's "Dogtripping" is relocating and humorous account of a cross-country circulate from California to Maine, and the beginnings of a puppy rescue foundation

When secret author David Rosenfelt and his relatives moved from Southern California to Maine, he suggestion he had ready for every little thing. that they had mapped the direction, introduced 3 GPSs for backup, in addition to fridges choked with nutrients, and stoves and microwaves on which to prepare dinner them. yet touring with twenty-five canine became out to be an even bigger ordeal than he expected, regardless of the RVs, the additional kibble, volunteers (including a couple of readers), and tenting apparatus. Rosenfelt recounts the journey of relocating his animal partners around the usa with humor and heat, and tells the story of the way he and his spouse turned passionate foster mom and dad for rescue canine, culminating within the construction of the Tara beginning and effectively putting numerous thousand canine with loving households.
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