The entire family will cheer this heartwarming story of friendship, family, and loyalty. Sam, a young boy, feels out of place in his new town, new home, and new school. Though his mother has remarried, Sam is devoted to the memory of his father, a famous explorer, who disappeared eight years ago. He resists his stepfather's patient efforts to become a family, and finds it difficult to make new friends. Sam gets a new lease on life when he meets a wild dog, who resembles his father's former sled dog, Kayla. Despite the townspeople's hostility toward the wild animal, Sam forms an inseparable bond with Kayla and is determined to enter the local sled dog race. Beautifully photograph in the Canadian wilderness, this uplifting feature is based on award-winning author Elizabeth Van Steenwyk's book, Three Dog Winter. Approx. 90 minutes.