Ella Cohen was skeptical when her mom started dating again after her parents’ divorce, but two years later, she loves having her stepfather, Krishnan, around.
When Ella enters a junior dog show, he even lets her handle his champion dog, Elvis. Though her first attempt ends in disaster, she’s confident she can master the dog show circuit with enough hard work.
Ella’s dad, however, presents another problem. He used to be lighthearted and fun, but he hasn’t been himself since the divorce, and Ella worries that he’s depressed. Plus he refuses to be near Krishnan long enough to watch Ella compete, even when she secures a spot in the prestigious National Dog Show.
When Ella’s friends suggest that she find her dad a new girlfriend, it seems like the perfect solution. If her dad fell in love again, surely he’d turn back into his old self, happy and relaxed enough to watch her win. So she creates a fake online dating profile for him and throws herself into playing matchmaker.
But it turns out that people, much like dogs, aren’t always easy to control, and Ella’s perfect plan isn’t as foolproof as she expects. Will she manage to bring her divided life together in time for her moment in the spotlight?