In this heart-warming family tale, rescue dog Shelby (Rob Schneider) manages to escape the dog pound on Christmas Eve and runs straight into the arms of little Jake (John Paul Ruttan). Immediately the two are inseparable! Jake wants to be a magician when he grows up and Shelby is the best friend and magic assistant he's always wanted... If they can just convince everyone else, including Grandpa Geoffrey (Chevy Chase). Adults aren't the only problem though, the notorious local dogcatcher has Shelby in his sights and he's not going to stop until he finds him! Can Shelby and Jake conjure up a little Christmas magic to save the day?