THU, 18 DEC 2014 BY LINDA ROSADO
While balancing outdoor and indoor activities is key to a great winter, when a big snowstorm hits or it gets particularly nippy outside, staying home is often the best and warmest idea. But there’s no reason to feel that staying in means being trapped – think of it as an opportunity to cozy up with the whole family, four-legged members included, and enjoy a good, old-fashioned movie day!
Our DOGIPOT team of dog lovers has put together this Ultimate Guide to Doggie Feature Films for all the other pup people out there. Take on a few titles or make it a goal to scratch each name off the list by the end of the holiday season!
A TIP TO KEEP IN MIND BEFORE YOU PRESS PLAY
Remember, dog poop clean up is just as important as ever in the wintertime. If you do need to venture outside to take your dog for a walk, be sure to always pick up after your pet and properly dispose of dog waste at a DOGIPOT Pet Station. This means that once the snow clears up, you won’t have any left behind “surprises” thawing out in the sun.
101 Dalmatians (1996)
A woman kidnaps puppies to kill them for their fur, but various animals then gang up against her and get their revenge in slapstick fashion.
The Adventures of Milo and Otis (1989)
The adventures of a young cat and a dog as they find themselves accidentally separated and each swept into a hazardous trek.
A stray dog saves two kidnapped children.
Eight Below (2006)
Brutal cold forces two Antarctic explorers to leave their team of sled dogs behind as they fend for their survival.
Homeward Bound (1993)
Three pets escape from a California ranch to find their owners in San Francisco.
A family in financial crisis is forced to sell Lassie, their beloved dog. Hundreds of miles away from her true family, Lassie escapes and sets out on a journey home.
A Beagle must use his newly bestowed superpowers to defend Capitol City from mad scientist Simon Barsinister.
101 Dalmatians (1961)
When a litter of Dalmatian puppies are abducted by the minions of Cruella De Vil, the parents must find them before she uses them for a diabolical fashion statement.
All Dogs Go to Heaven (1989)
A dog returns from the dead looking for revenge on his killer using an orphan girl who can talk to animals.
An outcast half-wolf risks his life to prevent a deadly epidemic from ravaging Nome, Alaska.
The canine star of a fictional sci-fi/action show that believes his powers are real embarks on a cross-country trek to save his co-star from a threat he believes is just as real.
This is the story of Doogal, an adorable candy-loving mutt who goes on a mission to save the world. Doogal must prevent the evil sorcerer Zeebad from freezing the earth.
The Fox and the Hound (1981)
Two childhood friends find themselves forced to become enemies.
Young Victor conducts a science experiment to bring his beloved dog Sparky back to life, only to face unintended, sometimes monstrous, consequences.
A Goofy Movie (1995)
When Max makes a preposterous promise to a girl he has a crush on, his chances to fulfilling it seem hopeless when he is dragged onto a cross-country trip with his embarrassing father, Goofy.
Lady and the Tramp (1955)
The romantic tale of a sheltered uptown Cocker Spaniel dog and a streetwise downtown Mutt.
Oliver & Company (1988)
A lost and alone kitten joins a gang of dogs engaged in petty larceny in New York.
Air Bud (1997)
A young boy and a talented stray dog with an amazing basketball playing ability become instant friends.
A slobbering St. Bernard becomes the center of attention for a loving family, but its veterinarian secretly wants to kill him.
Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)
While on vacation in Mexico, Chloe, a ritzy Beverly Hills Chihuahua, finds herself lost and in need of assistance in order to get back home.
Cats & Dogs (2001)
A look at the top-secret, high-tech espionage war going on between cats and dogs, which their human owners are blissfully unaware of.
Hotel for Dogs (2009)
Two kids secretly take in stray dogs at a vacant hotel.
To stop an elusive criminal, a maverick detective enlists the aid of a police dog who’s an unusually intelligent smart aleck.
Marley & Me (2008)
A family learns important life lessons from their adorable, but naughty and neurotic dog.
A suburban family moves to a new neighborhood with their large yet lovable Great Dane, who has a tendency to wreak havoc in his own oblivious way.
The Sandlot (1993)
A new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his team. Together, they get themselves into many adventures involving rival teams, lifeguards, and a vicious dog.
After an acrimonious break up, the Mystery Inc. gang are individually brought to an island resort to investigate strange goings on.
See Spot Run (2001)
A mailman takes care of a dog that, unbeknownst to him, is an FBI drug-sniffing superdog that has escaped from the witness protection program after becoming the target of an assassination.
The Shaggy Dog (2006)
A man tries to live a normal life despite the fact that he sometimes turns into a sheepdog.
Snow Dogs (2002)
When a Miami dentist inherits a team of sled dogs, he’s got to learn the trade or lose his pack to a crusty mountain man.
Turner and Hooch (1989)
A detective must adopt the dog of a dead man to help him find the murderer.
Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)
A mischievous dog befriends a lonely young girl in a new town and helps her make new friends.
Hachi: A Dog’s Tale (2009)
A drama based on the true story of a college professor’s bond with the abandoned dog he takes into his home.
My Dog Skip (2000)
A shy boy grows up in 1940s Mississippi with the help of his beloved dog, Skip.
Old Yeller (1957)
A boy brings a yellow dog home. The dog loves the family as much as they love him, but can the love last?
Marty Preston, a small-town Southern boy, must rescue a young beagle from abusive owner and recluse Judd Travers.
(All descriptions from IMDb)