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Doggone Good Movies

Movie night is a favorite in many homes, but finding a flick that appeals to different aged siblings can be tricky. When it comes to pets, most family members are in agreement. Everyone loves a good dog movie! Here are some suggestions to consider for your family:

Bolt is a terrifically entertaining animated flick. Bolt is a "star" dog who erroneously believes he has super powers. Bolt is in for lots of surprises when he gets lost, and has to find his way without powers, but with the help of his adorable sidekicks, Mittens and Rhino. The voice of Bolt is brilliantly performed by John Travolta. Miley Cyrus provides the voice for Penny, Bolt's co-star. This charming story of the power of friendship will delight all ages.


Hotel for Dogs is a heartwarming story of two foster kids who do all they can to save their own pooch, and in the process create a home for all the strays who need a home. There are some fun inventions, a few wacky moments, and lots of canine escapades in this movie. Lisa Kudrow does a great job as an updated Cruella-style rocker.



Marley and Me is based on the real life trials and tribulations of a couple that bring a dog into their lives. The naughty antics of the adorable lab are laugh out loud funny. Despite the hardships and destruction, Marley is a loved member of the family. There are a few adult relationships issues addressed, but the movie is family friendly. A dose of Marley will help you appreciate your own imperfect pooch! A bit of a spoiler - Marley and me is a tearjerker. Probably not appropriate for the youngest viewers.

If your kids have seen these selections, check out some older DVD"s that stand the test of time:

Air Bud
Because of Winn-Dixie
101 Dalmations
Snow Dogs

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