John and Jenny Grogan are a happy newly wedded couple. They both have good jobs, and a cute little house in Florida, but they feel like they are missing something. After Jenny kills a house plant, she wants something a little more user friendly to practice parenting on before they have a child. Her perfect idea was a puppy. They found an ad in the Palm Beach Post for a registered Labrador breeder and went to meet her. When they arrived they feel instantly in love with a cute, energetic puppy.