“Puppy Love” is a Hallmark Original Movie that premiered on Hallmark Channel on Sept. 8, 2012. The movie is the inaugural event for Hallmark Channel’s Pet Profect, an evergreen initiative to educate the public about saving the lives of: homeless pets through adoption.
“Puppy Love” stars stars Candace Cameron Bure (“Full House,” “Make It Or Break It,” “Let It Snow,” “Moonlight & Mistletoe”) and Victor Webster (“Castle”). Candace Cameron Bure is a spokesperson for Pet Project. Bure is joined in support of Pet Project, which promotes healthy relationships between people and pets. Pet Project is supported by Luke Perry, Valerie Harper, Stacy Keibler, Dean Cain, Kellie Martin, and many more.
“Puppy Love” is a Shaggy Dog-type tale about a lovable mutt “Jake” (played by BugZ) whose mischievous behavior pushes two unlikely people together for good. Pro baseball player Ben (Victor Webster) has a playful relationship with his pet, but Jake runs away while a he is on the road and a friend is taking care of him. The naughty dog’s adventure lands him in a local shelter.
Megan (Candace Cameron Bure) is a single mother whose daughter Caitlin (Katie Hawkins) is lonely in their new town. They go to an animal shelter to find a new best friend for Caitlin. Megan is dismayed when her daughter is immediately drawn to Jake, the biggest, happiest, sloppiest dog in the pound. She worries about such an energetic dog, but she relents and adopts the big, shaggy dog.
Meanwhile, is distraught when he learns that Jake is missing, but relieved to learn that he has been taken in by a shelter. is relieved to hear the shelter has taken Jake in.
Through a mix-up, Megan and Caitlin leave with the dog just as Ben is going in to claim him. In a tale filled with heart (and a whole lot of fur), Ben and Megan are forced to share custody of Jake.
Initially, the couple clashes over how to share custody and how to raise their pet is two different homes. Megan trains Jake, while Ben likes the free-spirited, undisciplined pet.
While raising sharing joint custody of Jake, Megan and Ben develop feelings for each-other. As romance blooms, Ben learns that he has been traded to another team, requiring him to relocate. Will Ben leave his fledgling relationship or will he put his pro baseball career behind himself for a chance at love and family?
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