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A Dogwalker's Christmas Tale (2015)

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When spoiled, 21-year old college student Luce Lockhart is forced to take a job over the holidays walking a rich developer's dog, she is thrilled to discover they are going to build a salon... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jonathan Bennett ... Dean Stanton
Lexi Giovagnoli ... Luce Lockhart
Dina Meyer ... Missy Paxton
Patrick Muldoon ... Byron Paxton
Jennifer Joseph ... Lenore
Timeca M. Seretti ... Bea (as Timeca Seretti)
Tim Hess Tim Hess ... Cliff
Sarah Joy Byington Sarah Joy Byington ... Becky
Avery Merrifield Avery Merrifield ... Derek
Michelle Ellen Jones ... Whit
Sadie Brook ... Court
Vincent Giovagnoli ... Kevin
Laurie Coker ... Ms. Deegan
Meredith May ... Ella
Clint McCreery Clint McCreery ... Bob


When spoiled, 21-year old college student Luce Lockhart is forced to take a job over the holidays walking a rich developer's dog, she is thrilled to discover they are going to build a salon and spa over the quaint local dog park nearby. But when Luce meets Dean, an irritating yet handsome dogwalker actively trying to stop them, Luce is forced to question what the park means to her newfound friends, and whether she can put aside her selfish ways to help save the park before Christmas. Written by Jake Helgren

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Release Date:

10 November 2015 (USA) See more »

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A Dog Walker's Christmas Tale See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Dina Meyer and Patrick Muldoon previously starred together in Starship Troopers (1997). See more »


The dog park is decorated for Christmas with poinsettias everywhere. Poinsettias are highly toxic to dogs and should not be where they can be ingested easily. See more »


References Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) See more »


The Nutcracker Suite Russian Dance
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (uncredited)
Arranged by Tom Jemmott
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Inauthentic at Best
18 December 2016 | by kriswilliamson-44332See all my reviews

Who knows why these cheesy, made-for-TV movies appeal to me, but Netflix has me pegged and I am watching all of them.. 'A Dog Walker's Christmas Tale' claims to be set in Austin, Texas. As an Austin native, I am deeply offended. As an actual dog sitter, I could not believe that half of the actors were committed dog owners.

This movie is riding on Austin's coattails, likely because we have recently gained notoriety with the rest of the country. However, this movie does not actually take place in Austin, but instead a small, adjacent suburb that is the embarrassingly conservative cousin to our liberal, weird Austin. Perhaps 1% of the movie was actually filmed in Austin city limits, and that includes the brief shot of the downtown skyline during the opening credits. The rest was filmed primarily in Round Rock, which is night-and-day in aesthetic character. The backdrops of shops and landmarks do not at all authentically represent Austin. And yet, there are countless references to our capital city.

The plot revolves around dog lovers who congregate in a well-groomed dog park (again, the majority of Austin dog parks are torn up because dogs really PLAY in them). While I can handle the inevitable over-acting in these movies, only one or two of the actors really knew how to handle their four-legged counterparts. Most of these people were obviously uncomfortable, and reserved in their contact.

Overall, the plot, script, and execution were on par with all other films in this category. However I am definitely disappointed. I am an Austin dog walker, and was hoping to fall in love with the cheesy and romantic Christmas hope of falling in love with a fellow dog walker. Instead, I could only notice all of the drastic untruths.

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