We were honoured to be chosen to continue the Journey started in “A Dog’s Purpose”. In this heart-warming. film we connect with the wonderful Bailey again as well as meet his many new incarnations, Molly, Big Dog and the irrepressible Max. We found some wonderful dogs to continue the role of Bailey. Odin was the face (or Lead Dog), and Stanley and Echo for the more active bits. For the character of Molly and Rocky Beaglier siblings Lemmy, Dyna, Cora, Lola & luke were chosen. We considered a lot of really big dogs for Big Dog but in the Phil the English Mastiff got the nod. for the character of Max the studio decided to go in the opposite direction and choose a really, small dog. Lead dog Belle weighs just over 4 lbs! Because little dogs have their own set of special needs we made sure to have a lot of double dogs( LInkin, Bambam & Brie) to make sure that Belle got all the breaks she needed. In addition to the main animal characters , Canine CoStars provided over 40 additional background dogs.

It was wonderful working with a production and producers and directors so committed to the welfare of the dogs. Not only were AHA (American Humane Film Unit) on hand we also had a representative from the APA Animal Protection Agency on hand as well as a vet on set for the duration of filming.

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Producers

What Producer, Gavin Ponlone had to say about Bonnie:

 To anyone thinking of working with Bonnie Judd:

I have done two films with Bonnie and she is, in short, the best animal trainer in the world. Truly, she is a magician and has been able to render behaviours in her animal actors that I did not think were possible. 

Bonnie is also a person of the highest integrity. I know that I can always trust her to deliver on what she promised and that she’ll neer puer her animals or anyone on the production in an uncomfrotable or dangerous position. 

Bonnie Judd is the first and only choice for if I’m making a movie or television that the requires live animals on set. 

Sincerely,

Gavin Polone
Producer