Buddy, a Golden Retriever pup, was adopted by a family with five children when they moved into a new home in a new neighborhood. Buddy quickly finds his way into their hearts and becomes a true, faithful member of the family. The children all share in teaching him tricks and caring for him.
However, as the years pass, Buddy begins to suffer from various ailments. This is the story of how the family deals with an ageing dog until they can no longer keep him in their home and must provide him with proper care for his final days.