Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The first original sitcom from cable's Animal Planet network, Beware of Dog was told from the p.o.v. of a "typical" mutt named Jack. His voice provided by Park Bench, Jack was no "superdog" like Lassie or Rin Tin Tin; even so, he always managed to come to the rescue of his human family by teaching them how to reach out to one another whenever an emotional crisis reared its ugly head. The furry hero wasted no time in his mission to patch up human emotions; in the very first episode, he pretended to be hit by a car so that he'd be adopted by cute little Jessica (Alex Appel), the daughter of Mary and Bill Poole (Carolyn Dunn, Richard Waugh) -- thereby enabling him to iron out an argument between the grownups and to save Jessica's brother Matt (Gage Knox) from a gang of neighborhood toughs. Beware of Dog debuted August 13, 2002.