This 2000 movie is about a little boy who is given a dog for his birthday and the resulting changes in his life by having a lifetime friend. Willie is a shy, only child who does not have many friends. Being given a puppy whom he names Skip, changes and enriches his whole life. He becomes more outgoing, makes friends, falls in love for the first time, and becomes closer to his family, all with the help of Skip.
This film touches all of us who currently have pets or who were able to grow up with one. Just goes to show how they become a trusted and loved member of the family.