When we are first introduced to Bailey, the lovable narrator in A Dog’s Purpose, he’s a spunky newborn pup full of wonder and curiosity. He asks, “What is this place and why am I here?” As his story unfolds, these questions are answered, and we come to understand all the wonderful reasons dogs exist in our lives. This movie weaves together the separate stories of Bailey’s nine lives and explains how the humans he accompanies on each life’s journey have a unique reason for needing and loving a dog.
I loved this sweet movie for the message it shared, but be warned, it will leave you and your children in tears. Keep a box of tissues nearby! If you love A Dog’s Purpose as much as I did, you’ll find more movies featuring our furry, four-legged friends here.