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By David Rosenfelt

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

When secret author David Rosenfelt and his relations moved from Southern California to Maine, he idea he had ready for every thing. that they had mapped the course, introduced 3 GPSs for backup, in addition to fridges packed with meals, and stoves and microwaves on which to prepare dinner them. yet touring with twenty-five canines became out to be a much 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 ways he and his spouse turned passionate foster mom and dad for rescue canine, culminating within the production of the Tara origin and effectively putting numerous thousand canines with loving households.
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