When journalist and animal welfare advocate Michelle Sathe turns 40, she bypasses a midlife crisis for a great American road trip. But this isn’t just any road trip…along for the ride is Loren, a young female pit bull whom Sathe fell in love with while volunteering at The Brittany Foundation dog rescue in Southern California.

Sathe and Loren set out to explore 29 states in 50 days, for a whirlwind sampling of regional cuisine, historic landmarks, and just plain fun. They get to see places most Americans dream of: the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, New York City, and Savannah’s scenic waterfront.

The duo also come face to face with the nightmare of pit bull prejudice and the sad reality facing beleaguered “bully” breeds in America’s shelters. In places like Virginia, where Michael Vick tortured and killed pit bulls in a gruesome dog-fighting ring, and Pittsburgh, a dangerous underworld where bullies are routinely kept as enforcement, “Pit Stops” exposes the brutal tragedies man has inflicted on these most loyal creatures.

“Pit Stops” also shines a light on the incredible humane workers, volunteers and advocates from coast to coast working tirelessly to give bullies a second chance.

Mile by mile, whether they’re avoiding Ohio due to breed specific legislation or making the unlikeliest of friends in the Deep South, Sathe and Loren forge a bond that only 24/7 togetherness can create. Their exploits take readers along on an unforgettable journey filled with laughter, sadness, insight, and ultimately, hope.

$1 from every copy of “Pit Stops” will benefit The Brittany Foundation. Buy a special, limited edition Loren bookmark with “Pit Stops” and Michelle will donate $5 to your choice of the following rescues:

AngelDogs Foundation
Animal Rescue New Orleans
Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter
Baltimore Bully Crew
The Brittany Foundation
Carolina Care Bullies
Castaic Shelter
Detroit Bully Crew
Dolly’s Foundation
Hello Bully
Idaho Falls Animal Shelter
Indy Pit Crew
Lucky Dog Rescue
Safe Humane Chicago
Mended Hearts Indy
Nevada Humane Society
Santa Fe Humane Society

Please enter your selection in the box for Rescue donation. In the event that a rescue other than the above is selected, donations will be made to AngelDogs Foundation.

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