Foster children Andi and Bruce have been placed with a flaky couple who care more for their aspiring rock careers than their charges. Their mischievous tendencies repeatedly get them into trouble. After a close call with the local pound, the kids end up searching for Friday, their secretly adopted dog, in an abandoned old hotel where they find several other stray dogs seeking shelter. They, along with three other local kids, begin caring for the strays. Bruce is a clever inventor whose innovative gadgets ensure top-notch care and constant entertainment for all the dogs. The police storm the hotel and take all the dogs to the pound. The kids attempt to rescue the dogs and it might just land them in separate group homes. Bernie, their social worker, will have to somehow convince the authorities, and perhaps a loving family, that the children were just doing what was right.
African American social workers -- Fiction -- Juvenile films.
Children as inventors -- United States -- Fiction -- Juvenile films.
Children's films -- Juvenile films.
Comedy films -- Juvenile films.
Duncan, Lois, 1934-2016. Hotel for dogs -- Film adaptations -- Juvenile films.
Duncan, Lois, 1934-2016. Hotel for dogs -- Television adaptations -- Juvenile films.
Feature films -- Juvenile films.
Feral dogs -- United States -- Fiction -- Juvenile films.
Foster children -- United States -- Fiction -- Juvenile films.
Hotels -- United States -- Fiction -- Juvenile films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired -- Juvenile films.
Cold Spring Pictures.
Donner's Company (Firm)
DreamWorks Home Entertainment (Firm)
DreamWorks Pictures (1994-2006)
Duncan, Lois, 1934-2016. Hotel for dogs.
Montecito Picture Company.
Roberts, Emma, 1991-
Simmons, Johnny, 1986-