12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue

2012 PG 1h 42m DVD

12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue

2012 PG 1h 42m DVD
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With the holidays around the corner and a dog orphanage in grave danger from an underhanded tycoon, determined teen Emma O'Connor and her best friend rally to restage their "12 Dogs of Christmas" benefit show. Can they raise the funds before Dec. 25?
Sean Patrick Flanery, Danielle C. Ryan, Skyler Holman, Alisha Mullally, James Gaisford, Ronn Lucas, Alli Simpson, D.B. Sweeney, Heather Beers, Carlos A. Cabarcas
Kieth Merrill
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 9+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 9+
age 9+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that 12 Dogs of Christmas: The Great Puppy Rescue is a sequel to the 2005 Depression-era family film 12 Dogs of Christmas. This time, however, the teens and dogs are subject to constant danger. Early scenes show a frightening car accident in which a main teen character is nearly killed and becomes paralyzed; an arch villain and his scary conspirator threaten the dogs' lives with fire, hypodermic needles, captivity, and neglect. An on-again, off-again teen romance includes a few kisses.

Sexual Content

A couple of romantic teen kisses. Cheerleaders use mildly sexy dance moves to distract a basketball team.


A teen driver is in a severe auto accident, trapped under the car as a fire starts; he is seriously injured (broken back, paralysis). Villainous men are menacing in numerous scenes: they wield hypodermic needles, set fire to a barn with animals inside, mistreat animals, hold dogs captive, verbally threaten people, and perpetuate an unfounded rabies scare.


Not applicable

Social Behavior

Adversity can be overcome by hard work and cooperation. Telling the truth after behaving badly helps us gain forgiveness from others and from ourselves. The movie attempts to show that dancing is not "sissy stuff."


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Not applicable

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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