Love Dogs? Try A Dog’s Purpose

Love dogs? Try A Dog's Purpose Stacey Gustafson

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Love dogs? Try A Dog’s Purpose, a family film for all, released in theaters January 27. A Dog’s Purpose is based on the book of the same name. It features the hilarious Josh Gad as the voice of the movie’s lovable dog or, err, multiple dogs. Starring hottie Dennis Quaid as Ethan, Britt Robertson, Peggy Lipton and K.J. Apa, A Dog’s Purpose is sure to become a family favorite.

According to Entertainment Weekly

In the new trailer . . . we get a peek at Gad voicing a reincarnated canine that changes the lives of his many owners and finds the meaning in his own life. Gad starts out playing a dog named Bailey, who is the steadfast companion of a boy named Ethan as he grows up. Years later, when Bailey dies, he comes back as another dog. And another dog, and another dog. And at one point, a corgi wearing a crown and sunglasses. Bailey ponders questions like, “Are we here for a reason?” and, “Why does food taste so much better in the trash?” At the end of his journey, he reunites with Ethan.

What’s A Dog’s Purpose?

Why do we love dogs? This movie, told through a dog’s point of view, reminds us over and over again about the incredible healing powers of a dog. We will laugh and cry as we discover “that every creature on earth is born with a purpose.” Keep the tissues handy.

Stanley’s Purpose

Love Dogs? Try A Dog's Purpose Stacey GustafsonBe my guest for A Dog’s Purpose Red Carpet Premier at Regal Hacienda Crossings in Dublin on Wed, Jan 25, two days before the movie opens. This movie is rated PG for everyone.

This event benefits the Valley Humane Society in Pleasanton. Local friends, please leave me a comment if you are interested in tickets and I’ll put you on the list. Please include the number of tickets needed. Stay tuned in January for details on my Facebook page,


I had the privilege of meeting W. Bruce Cameron and his wife and screenwriter, Cathryn Michon. A Dog’s Purpose is a movie you want to get behind because it has a powerful mission. Love dogs? Try a Dog's Purpose Stacey GustafsonAccording to Cathryn, “Universal is actually helping Best Friends Animal Society to promote adoptable dogs. And even better than that, if anyone donates, they will match your donation. All my life in show business (which has been all my life, I was a child actor) I have always believed that you can do well and DO GOOD. I am beyond proud to be releasing the film of my husband’s book with a studio who feels the same way.” Now that’s amazing!

My beloved Stanley, a trained therapy dog, has shared his love at assisted living centers in Pleasanton, CA too. Donate to your local shelter or humane society today.

Valley Humane Society

Author of A Dog’s Purpose: Bruce Cameron

W. Bruce Cameron is the award-winning author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling two-book series A Dog’s Purpose and A Dog’s Journey. A tireless advocate for animal issues, he’s the winner of the Robert Benchley Award for Humor and was named Newspaper Columnist of the Year by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists. He’s been honored by the American Booksellers Association as an Indie Next List Pick and A Dog’s Purpose was in the top 5 in the fiction category of the Goodreads “2010 Choice Awards” Readers Poll.

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