A boy enters a pet shop intending to buy a dog with a hip problem. The shop owner tries to convince him not to but the boy has other ideas.



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Pet Shop Owner


It's a busy day along the city sidewalks as an elderly pet-shop owner hangs a sign, "Puppies For Sale." Later, he's in his back room when he hears the shop bell jingle signaling a customer has entered. It's a lad in a baseball cap inquiring about the puppies. Four puppies bound in behind their mom, followed by a lagging fifth one with a congenital hip problem. That's the puppy the boy chooses, and he puts some crumpled bills and loose coins on the counter as a down payment. The man tries to dissuade the boy from taking the imperfect pup, but the lad insists and gets down on the floor to play with his new pet. The owner gets a surprise - and a lesson.

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Short | Family



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5 April 1998 (USA)  »

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Valpar till salu  »

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$3,500 (estimated)

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The Puppies used in this film were of the Shiba Inu breed. See more »

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A sweet, heart-warming short family film
21 June 2000 | by (Spokane, WA) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderful little movie about a pet store owner who sells a puppy to a little boy and experiences a little more than he expected to. Anyone who has seen My Dog Skip will find that this one has the same kind of sweet charm that is so rare in family movies these days. Why can't more full length family movies be like this? I saw Puppies for Sale at atomfilms.com, where it is available for viewing.

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