Our Dog’s Purpose

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This post is sponsored by Universal Pictures.

Have you seen the trailer for A Dog’s Purpose yet? Oh, my heart. What an absolutely touching story that’s perfect for the entire family to enjoy.

Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’s Purpose hits theaters on January 27 and shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. The family film told from the dog’s perspective also stars Dennis Quaid, Peggy Lipton, Britt Robertson, K.J. Apa, Juilet Rylance, Luke Kirby, John Ortiz and Pooch Hall.

Every dog happens for a reason, and our little Jojo is no exception. Jojo brings so much joy (and a little bit of mischief) to our family.

It’s true that dogs can be a lot of responsibility, but when I look at the way Jojo makes the kids smile I know it’s all worth it. Jojo’s purpose is definitely to bring laughter and unconditional love to our family.

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In fact, Jojo was instrumental in helping our family get through the tremendous loss of our other dog, Sasha last year. Sasha was ten years old and while we knew that she couldn’t be with us forever, it was quite a loss—especially for the kids. As tough as that time was, our little spunky Jojo was there every step of the way to shower us with slobbery puppy kisses and the reminder that it would all be okay.

He also reminded us how much we should treasure every day that we have with our pets, and while sometimes we might feel that it should have been longer, those days, months and years are an incredible gift.

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I love that A Dog’s Purpose is giving families such a wonderful chance to talk about life and enduring love. I’m really looking forward to seeing the movie on January 27th and plan to make it a special family day for my whole crew. I hope you’ll go see it as well!

You can create your own A Dog’s Purpose movie poster just like I did above with my sweet Jojo. Once you’re done, share using #MyDogsPurpose and your dog could be featured in the film’s campaign!

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A Dog’s Purpose opens in theaters on January 27th. Be sure to take your whole crew to see this wonderful family film. Sorry, no dogs in the movie theater, but I’m sure you’ll be inspired to give your pooch an extra big hug when you get home!

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