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Overall B+

It is anything but "a dog's life" for a pampered pup that earns his keep doing stunts in movies. But then the celebrity accidentally gets lost. When he is found by a stray kid (Josh Hutcherson) and his single dad (Bruce Greenwood), the Hollywood hound's career takes a new direction --as the mascot for the local fire station.

Violence B-
Sexual Content A-
Profanity B+
Substance Use B

MPAA Rating: PG for sequences of action peril, some mild crude humor and language.

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Firehouse Dog

Both Shane and his father are saddened by the loss of their uncle and brother but have a difficult time communicating it. How does each of them deal with their grief? What helps them move on with their lives?

Connor takes time to point out his son’s good qualities to him. Why is it important for parents and adults to acknowledge the abilities of youth? How does Dewey change the way that Shane feels about himself?