An Evening with “Dogtripping” Author David Rosenfelt will Benefit the Pope Memorial Humane Society 

“Dogtripping” author David Rosenfelt with his some of his canine cross-country traveling companions

(ROCKLAND, ME):  On Thursday, February 6, at 7:00 p.m. at the Strand Theater in Rockland, David Rosenfelt, author of the book "Dogtripping", will share his adventures of traveling from California to Maine with 25 rescue dogs in 3 RVs.  Entitled “An Evening with David Rosenfelt”, WCSH-TV’s Don Carrigan will emcee, and Thomaston Place Auction Galleries will sponsor this event.  All proceeds will benefit the Pope Memorial Humane Society of Knox County’s (PMHSKC) capital campaign.

Rosenfelt is a mystery writer with over a dozen mystery novels to his credit, but as a result of this cross-country adventure, he veered off to highlight this unusual and often humorous trip in “Dogtripping”. The STARRED Library Journal noted: “This book will inspire readers to look at their own dogs with a new appreciation – and to pay that love forward by helping a shelter dog in need. A story as poignant as it is hilarious.”

Rosenfelt said:  I am a long-time supporter of animal shelters around the country, and I welcome the chance to share my adventures and help raise needed funds for the Pope Memorial Humane Society.”

“We are thrilled to have this engaging, nationally known author share this moving and funny story to help us help the homeless animals in our community.  The commitment and dedication David and his wife have towards dogs in need is truly inspiring," added Tracy Sala, PMHSKC Executive Director.

The evening will also include a live auction led by Thomaston Place Auction Galleries owner and auctioneer Kaja Veilleux.  The auction will feature, among other things, the opportunity to have your name become a character in one of David's future books!

General admission tickets are available for $10 with doors opening at 6:45 p.m.  Holders of VIP tickets, available for $40 each, will receive an autographed copy of "Dogtripping", an invitation to an appetizer reception with the author at 5:30pm, and a reserved seat at the event. To purchase tickets, visit or call The Strand at 594-0070 or go online to the Strand Theatre box office.

The PMHSKC was founded in 1989 to provide care, protection, and loving homes for abandoned and homeless companion animals in the Midcoast Maine area. The Society operates an animal shelter located between the Dexter Street Extension and Buttermilk Lane in Thomaston that is open between 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday (closed Sundays).  The Humane Society of Knox County provides animal support services to the towns of Rockland, Thomaston, Warren, Owls Head, St. George, Port Clyde, Martinsville, Tenants Harbor, S. Thomaston (including Spruce Head), Hope, Union, Appleton, Montville, Cushing, Matinicus, North Haven, Vinalhaven, Stockton Springs, and Morrill.

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