Hotel for Dogs

Movie • 2009 • Comedy  

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Placed in a foster home that doesn't allow pets, 16-year-old Andi and her younger brother, Bruce, turn an abandoned hotel into a home for their dog. Soon other strays arrive, and the hotel becomes a haven for every orphaned canine in town. But the kids have to do some quick thinking to keep the cops off their tails.
This movie contains 4 potentially triggering events.
Your Triggers
Does the dog die?
233 supporters
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Anonymous
Yes!!! There is an offscreen death during the pound scene early on in a movie!!!! Potentially triggering for adults or older children who understand the fairly obvious context clues.
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Unanswered Triggers
Were animals harmed in the making?
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Is there pedophilia?
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Is a minor sexualized?
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Is an animal abandoned?
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Is there bestiality?
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Is an animal sad?
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Is a woman brutalized for spectacle?
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Is rape mentioned?
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
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Is there domestic violence?
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Is someone gaslighted?
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Is a child abused?
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Neglect
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Addiction
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Is there addiction?
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Does someone abuse alcohol?
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Animal
Does a horse die?
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Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
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CassetteMeower
A pound was going to kill all the dogs after 72 hours passed. The main characters rescue all the dogs and they all live.
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Are animals abused?
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Ellie_red
We see dogs being kept in cages in a dog pound - while there's no physical abuse, the man running it is very menacing, and there's a poster saying dogs will be killed after 72 hours
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CassetteMeower
Dogs will play fight with each other, but they’re not forced to fight or get injured from fighting.
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CassetteMeower
Dog food, but no actual dead animals are seen.
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Does a cat die?
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Does a pet die?
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CassetteMeower
The movie is about children saving stray dogs. All the dogs live.
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Does a dragon die?
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CassetteMeower
No dragons are in the movie.
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Are there spiders?
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Are there snakes?
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Are there bugs?
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Assault
Is someone sexually assaulted?
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Bodily Harm
Is there shaving/cutting?
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Is someone burned alive?
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Is someone buried alive?
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Is there amputation?
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CassetteMeower
One dog is missing a leg. It’s possible the dog was born without a leg or had to have it removed. The dog is able to run around and play just fine though and is a very happy pupper.
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Does a head get squashed?
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Is there a hanging?
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Are any teeth damaged?
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Does someone break a bone?
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Does someone have a seizure?
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CassetteMeower
It likely happened behind the scenes in the context of spaying and neutering. None of the male dogs appear to be “intact”, thus they all got neutered. The process of being fixed isn’t seen on screen but since most dogs are spayed and neutered it can be assumed this happened to the dogs off camera.
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Is there finger/toe mutilation?
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Is someone tortured?
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Does someone fall to their death?
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Is there eye mutilation?
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Is there excessive gore?
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Children
Does a kid die?
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Family
Does a parent die?
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Ellie_red
Not in the movie, but a theme of the movie is the kids have foster parents because their parents died. It's mentioned they've been with a lot of different foster parents, and there's the threat that if they do't get on with their current ones, the brother and sister will be split up so someone will foster them
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Does someone cheat?
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CassetteMeower
None of the children’s toys are destroyed, however many dog toys are chewed and ripped up like dogs do. However the dogs still enjoy playing with their toys.
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Fear
Are there jumpscares?
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Is someone possessed?
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Are there ghosts?
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Are there clowns?
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CassetteMeower
If I recall correctly there’s a scene where a dog is taking a bath/shower. No humans though.
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Ellie_red
No, just the dogs poo on the floor before they're trained
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Does someone vomit?
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Law Enforcement
Is there copaganda?
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CassetteMeower
The police could be considered a minor antagonist in the film, the kids even get arrested at the end of the film even though they were doing the right (albeit somewhat wrong thing for the right reason) thing. The police also take away all of their dogs. The dogs and kids are fine in the end.
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Medical
Is electro-therapy used?
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Are needles/syringes used?
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Is there a mental institution scene?
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Is there a hospital scene?
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Does someone have cancer?
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Mental Health
Does someone suffer from PTSD?
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Does someone self harm?
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Is there misophonia?
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CassetteMeower
Dogs chewing their food.
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Is there body dysmorphia?
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Are there anxiety attacks?
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CassetteMeower
The boy and the dogs have to hide in a small room to avoid being caught, and the dogs are very worried. One dog ends up howling because he’s very scared, and that ends up leading to them being found.
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Does someone have an eating disorder?
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CassetteMeower
The boy is somewhat autism coded and he’s abused by his foster parents, however they’re mean to both him and his sister so it’s not autism specific. Lots of other kids make fun of him though due to him being “different” and “weird”.
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Noxious
Does a baby cry?
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CassetteMeower
Closest thing to a baby crying is a dog howling because he’s sad. He stops howling once the window is opened so he can see out of the window.
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Is there shakey cam?
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Paranoia
Is the fourth wall broken?
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Pregnancy
Is there childbirth?
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Are there abortions?
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CassetteMeower
There are puppies, but no human babies (that I can recall at least)
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Does someone miscarry?
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Does a pregnant person die?
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Prejudice
Are there fat jokes?
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CassetteMeower
Nobody dies in the movie.
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Are there homophobic slurs?
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Is there hate speech?
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Does an LGBT person die?
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CassetteMeower
Lots of kids bully the boy because of him being “weird”, which can be seen as ableist. For instance in one scene there’s a pizza and all the other boys take pieces of pizza before he has a chance to get a slice which makes him very sad.
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Are there n-words?
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Sex
Is there sexual content?
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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Spoiler
Is Santa (et al) spoiled?
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CassetteMeower
VERY happy ending. Every time I watch this movie I cry at the ending, but it’s happy tears. Everyone is okay in the end.
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Vehicular
Does a car crash?
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Does a plane crash?
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CassetteMeower
Dogs just barely avoid being hit when they’re running in the streets trying to get out of the city. The dogs don’t get hit.
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
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Is there blood/gore?
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Does someone drown?
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Is there gun violence?
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