When a young boy moves from New York City to the countryside following his parent's separation, he finds himself living with his grandfather (Ed Asner) and struggling to make new friends. Unable to fit in to the small, rural community, Clay finds comfort and friendship in his new dog, Sheeba. Having lots of playful fun, Clay and Sheeba soon become close. However, when tensions between Clay and some local bullies mount, Clay finds himself in trouble and in desperate need of some help! As his parents reunite, Clay's father (Judge Reinhold) arrives with Sheeba but are they in time to save the day?