Puddles, the poodle, has been falsely imprisoned at the pound or so the pompous puppy claims. Cellmate Scram, a streetwise mutt who has spent most of its life at the shelter, patiently puts up with Puddles' prejudice against non-purebred dogs and overwhelming desire to be everyone's favorite. After failing to catch the eye of a passerby, Puddles breaks down and admits that it was the last in its litter to be picked for a new home. Plus, the new home wasn't as perfect as Puddles thought it should be. The pup rivaled with their cat and their toddler for their owners' undivided attention. Scram tries to comfort Puddles, when they are interrupted by the arrival of Puddles' family, joyful to claim their cherished runaway. Scram is astonished to learn that Puddles ran away from a loving home.