Alicia Witt and Jason London star in this family comedy directed by Kevan Peterson. When Melanie (Witt) and Phil (London) ask their son Danny (Julian Feder) what he wants for his birthday, they are greeted with the response that every parent dreads: a dog. When Danny selects his dog from the local shelter he lovingly names her Shelly in honour of all sheltered dogs. Realising that Shelly has a talent, Danny decides to enter her in the illustrious Wiener Dog Nationals race. Only one thing stands in their way: Ms Merryweather (Morgan Fairchild) and her champion dog Princess.