Top 7 Dog Movies to Watch with Your Pup

This year’s holiday season is going to be a little different. As the pandemic continues to affect lives, let’s not expect social gatherings and outdoor shopping sprees this winter. But that doesn’t mean your holiday season has to be boring. Cooler temperatures and limited outdoor activity options give you a perfect opportunity to bond with your furry friend indoors.

And what would be better than watching an excellent movie that both of you can enjoy? We have compiled a list of seven movies that you can watch with your pup.

Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)

Based on the novel “Because of Winn-Dixie,” this movie is an absolute favorite that you can enjoy with your canine partner. When the 10-year old girl Opal moves in with her father to a small, new town in Florida, she misses her old friends and company. And that’s when she found a pup; she named Winn-Dixie. The story revolves around how Winn-Dixie helped Opal find a new life in the new town and positively impacted her relationship with her dad.

The movie is sure to give a boost to your canine’s self-esteem.

Lassie (2006)

Lassie is a classic story of how the bond between a dog and its owner is unbreakable, despite physical distances. The story revolves around a faithful Collie, Lassie, and how much it enjoys being with Joe’s family. However, when the head of the family loses his job at the mine and encounters financial issues, he had to sell the dog to the Duke of Rudling. The Duke then moves to Northern Scotland with Lassie, but the faithful Collie is eager to reunite with her family. The story is about how Lassie undertakes a 500-miles journey.

You will definitely enjoy the sentimental story with your pup, and the two of you may end up loving each other even more.

Eight Below (2006)

Eight Below is another classic story of the bond between man and his loyal pet. As Jerry and his team (members of a scientific expedition) have to leave the base in the Antarctic due to a deadly storm, there is no way they can take along their eight sled dogs. But, this is the story of the true love between the master and his dogs. As the dogs fight the harsh weather alone, their master returns and strives to rescue their loyal friends.

Towards the end, as the dogs continue to fight the Antarctic weather, two of the dogs die while the other six survive. The not-so-happy ending is bound to give a few tears to you and your pup, but it qualifies as one of the movies to watch with your furry friend.

Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)

While dogs are a great company for humans, they can get along well with each other as well. To find out more about all dog’s experiences with each other, don’t miss out on Beverly Hills Chihuahua. Chloe, a Beverly Hills Chihuahua, gets lost in some not-so-desirable part of Mexico. The family comedy movie revolves around how Chloe has to rely on scrappy street dogs who lend her help and find the way back to her home.

Marley & Me (2008)

The movie Marley & Me is based on a true story revealed in the form of a book. The story revolves around a family living with the “world’s worst dog.” Later, when the book-based movie was released in 2008, it joyfully illustrates how the newlywed couple, John and Jenny Grogan, move from Michigan to Florida and adopt an adorable yellow pup, Marley.

Little did they know how terribly mischievous the pintsized puppy would be. What follows next is how the lives of Grogan’s turned around, thanks to Marley. But even when Marley was failing miserably at the obedience school and home, he was always the one who would bring out the best in the Grogan family.

This one is indeed a must-watch movie with your pet dog.

A Dog’s Purpose (2017)

As Mark Twain says, “There are two most days in your life; the day when you are born, and the day you find out why.”

As crucial as purpose in life is for humans, it is equally essential for genius pets such as dogs. A dog’s purpose brilliantly captures how a dog discovers its true purpose in life by living with different humans and teaching them the meaning of life. Living multiple lifetimes over a course of 50 years, the canine finally develops an unbreakable relationship with a young boy. And years later, when the boy grows older and deviates from the real purpose in life, how this pooch returns back to remind its companion of his real purpose.

If you think your pooch is just a pet to the company you at home, watch A Dog’s Purpose and find out what your furry friend can do for you.

Dog Days (2018)

Another great movie that you can enjoy with your family over the holiday season is Dog Days. It is not really a dog movie for kids, but it is definitely something that you can enjoy with your family, including your pet. The movie revolves around several characters Elizabeth, Tara, Daisy, and Garrett, and how the lovely canines in their lives influence some significant aspects of the character’s lives. Essentially, it revolves around the idea of how different people connect with their dogs differently, yet a mutual love for dogs can bring people together.

So what are you waiting for? Pop some popcorns, grab a warm blanket, and snuggle up with your best friend for the most awesome movie night.

by Bobby J Davidson || You can’t buy love, but you can rescue it™

Facts About Animal Homelessness:

  1. Only 1 out of every 10 dogs born will find a permanent home.
  2. The main reasons animals are in shelters: owners give them up, or animal control finds them on the street.
  3. Each year, approximately 2.7 million dogs and cats are killed every year because shelters are too full and there aren’t enough adoptive homes. Act as a publicist for your local shelter so pets can find homes. Sign up for Shelter Pet PR.
  4. Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats.
  5. According to the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy (NCPPSP), less than 2% of cats and only 15 to 20% of dogs are returned to their owners.
  6. 25% of dogs that enter local shelters are purebred.
  7. About twice as many animals enter shelters as strays compared to the number that are relinquished by their owners.
  8. It’s impossible to determine how many stray dogs and cats live in the United States. Estimates for cats alone range up to 70 million.
  9. Only 10% of the animals received by shelters have been spayed or neutered. Overpopulation, due to owners letting their pets accidentally or intentionally reproduce, sees millions of these “excess” animals killed annually.
  10. Many strays are lost pets that were not kept properly indoors or provided with identification.
  11. According to The Humane Society, there are about 3,500 brick-and-mortar animal shelters in the US and 10,000 rescue groups and animal sanctuaries in North America.

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