It’s a Dog’s Life follows the adventures of a Golden Retriever named Bo. Bo is loyal and kind, and he loves life with his master. Her name is Heather, and she is a little girl who shares the same sentiments. When a mad mongrel named Spike develops a grudge with Bo, Bo is worried that his motley pack of mangy misfits will target him and his master. To keep Heather from harm, Bo decides to leave home and run away as far as possible, heading for the big city.
Along the road, he befriends a loveable mutt named Buddie. Together, they have the adventure of a lifetime. They meet colorful canine characters like Crooner, Rosie and Max. Crooner, a Black Lab, is the coolest dog in town and has a back-up trio of Poodles who come complete with skirts. Rosie is a sultry singing and dancing Irish Setter. Max, a German Shepard, is an old, retired seeing-eye-dog.
Spike and his gang doggedly follow Bo from place to place, wreaking havoc. Tensions escalate, and Spike causes the death of one of Bo’s newfound friends.
To keep his friends from danger, Bo ventures out alone to finally confront Spike. Fortunately, Buddie and his friends are not far behind and, after a dogfight of West Side Story proportions—complete with “switchbones”—Spike and his gang are defeated! Bo returns home to Heather, wishing the others find the happiness that Bo has found, which all dogs desire at heart.
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