Tom and Karen Lowry decide to relocate their family from bustling Manhattan to beautiful, and remote, Placerville in Northern California. The kids, Liz and Widdy, are not terribly pleased with this big change in their lives. As they are moving in, a golden retriever named Pilot adopts them. Pretty soon, they realize Pilot is pregnant and is about to have puppies!! When Tom decides that the puppies need a new home, the Lowry family is taken on an adventure to realize how important family is.