If your kids love the Buddies movies (Air Buddies, Snow Buddies, etc.), DON'T get this one! The dogs are an afterthought in this very poor Annie remake. I'm so sorry we got this! My kids were looking forward to the dogs and laughter, and we got neither. We didn't even SEE a dog for the first third of the movie, and there are NO buddies anywhere.
Worst of all, the 'caregiver' is the nastiest of bad guys - steals a doll and tosses it into the incinerator, where you actually watch it burn. AARGH! Scared my 7-year-old terribly.