A Dog's Way Home is a 2019 American family adventure film directed by Charles Martin Smith.

Official trailers

Sony Pictures Entertainment on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 released the trailer:
A DOG'S WAY HOME - International Trailer.

Story intro

After Lucas, a resident of Denver, Colorado, finds a dog in a construction site along with many kittens and a mother cat, he (with his friend Olivia) takes the dog home to live with him and his mother. He names the dog Bella. Lucas continues to feed the cats at the old house, which puts him in the crosshairs of the man who wants to demolish the house. He even calls the city about the cats who live there, which delays Gunter Beckenbauer's demolition. To get revenge, Gunter arranges for Bella to be declared a pitbull, because Denver has outlawed pitbulls as a dangerous breed. When Bella is eventually captured, Lucas picks her, pays a fine, and is allowed to take her home. However, he is warned that if Bella is picked up again, she'll be put to sleep. To avoid this, Lucas sends Bella to live with friends in Farmington, New Mexico, until he and his mother can find another home outside of Denver city limits, where Bella can be safe. However, Bella misses Lucas so much that she leaves Farmington and begins the 400-miles-long journey home, a journey which will take more than two years to complete if she can survive it.


Jonah Hauer-King
Ashley Judd
Edward James Olmos
Alexandra Shipp
Bryce Dallas Howard
the voice of Bella
Wes Studi
Captain Mica
Barry Watson
Tammy Gillis
Officer Leon


The film A Dog's Way Home was scheduled to be released by Sony Pictures Releasing and Sony Pictures Entertainment on January 11, 2019 (United States) and on January 24, 2019 (Germany).

The duration of the film is 96 minutes. With a budget of $18 million, the film grossed over $63 million.

The film had received a "PG" rating.


A Dog's Way Home got average rating from critics. But the audience likes the film. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "A-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.

External links

Official website: adogswayhomeparents.com

Google: #ADogsWayHome

Youtube: #ADogsWayHome

Wikipedia: A Dog's Way Home