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Dogtripping : 25 rescues, 11 volunteers, and 3 RVs on our canine cross-country adventure

by Rosenfelt, David,

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Community Library of Castle Shannon Non Fiction 636.7 Rosenfel
Location  Community Library of Castle Shannon
 
Collection  Non Fiction
 
Call Number  636.7 Rosenfel
 
 
Summary

David Rosenfelt's Dogtripping is moving and funny account of a cross-country move from California to Maine, and the beginnings of a dog rescue foundation

When mystery writer David Rosenfelt and his family moved from Southern California to Maine, he thought he had prepared for everything. They had mapped the route, brought three GPSs for backup, as well as refrigerators full of food, and stoves and microwaves on which to cook them. But traveling with twenty-five dogs turned out to be a bigger ordeal than he anticipated, despite the RVs, the extra kibble, volunteers (including a few readers), and camping equipment. Rosenfelt recounts the adventure of moving his animal companions across the United States with humor and warmth, and tells the tale of how he and his wife became passionate foster parents for rescue dogs, culminating in the creation of the Tara Foundation and successfully placing several thousand dogs with loving families.
An NPR Best Book of 2013

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Andy Carpenter, the lawyer-hero of several of Rosenfelt's crime novels, is an unabashed dog lover who will go out on a limb to rescue a mutt in trouble. He gets that from his creator, who has amassed a large family of rescued dogs over the years 25 of them, to be exact, all of whom, as recounted in this frequently very funny book, were recently piled into three RVs and moved cross-country, from California to Maine. But this isn't just the story of the world's furriest road trip; it's also the saga of how Rosenfelt met the woman who would become his wife and who, with her passion for dogs, changed Rosenfelt's life in ways he couldn't possibly have imagined. Fans of the Carpenter novels will recognize the author's familiar writing style: relaxed and lightly funny but serious when the moment calls for it (as when Tara, Rosenfelt's wife's dog, dies: those pages will bring a tear to a dog-lover's eyes). Spirited and absolutely absorbing reading for fans of canine capers both fictional and otherwise.--Pitt, David Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Puppy love is taken to a new extreme in this rambling memoir chronicling Rosenfelt's journey transporting 25 dogs from Southern California to Maine. In addition to writing the Andy Carpenter mystery series, Rosenfelt and his wife, Debbie, share a passion for rescuing dogs from animal shelters. This hobby gradually escalated into "dog lunacy" as the number of rescues they took into their home grew to double digits. When they decided to relocate to a larger, more dog-friendly environment in rural Maine, the couple transported their dogs in three motor homes. However, Rosenfelt does not approach planning the journey with a positive frame of mind and complains throughout the trip. The author also misses the opportunity to expand on his former career as a movie marketing executive-he disparagingly mentions his Hollywood days, but the stories are some of the most compelling in the book, including his work on the Short Circuit sequel and helping Charlton Heston adopt a chow mix. To break up the otherwise uneventful account of the cross-country trek, Rosenfelt includes detailed profiles of his dogs, many of which are unintentionally morbid. Giving dogs a better quality of life is a noble cause, but more often than not Rosenfelt's crusade comes across as self-righteous. Agent: Robin Rue, Writers House. (July) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Rosenfelt, David.
Dog adoption.
Authors, American -- 21st century -- Biography.
Human-animal relationships.
Publisher New York :2014
Language English
Description vii, 278 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
ISBN 9781250053466
1250053463
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