Movie Premiere: A Dog’s Journey

'A Dog’s Journey' continues to follow Bailey from 'A Dog’s Purpose' to a new chapter alongside Ethan and Hannah’s granddaughter, CJ.

A Dog's Journey Movie.
A Dog's Journey Movie.

Yes, Bailey’s journey (from A Dog’s Purpose) continues in this sequel, both based on the novels of W. Bruce Cameron. The story begins with Bailey (voiced again by Josh Gad) living on the Michigan farm of his “boy,” Ethan, (Dennis Quaid) and Ethan’s wife, Hannah (Marg Helgenberger). He’s got a new playmate — their granddaughter, CJ.

A Dog's Journey Movie
A Dog’s Journey Movie.

When, CJ’s mom, Gloria (Betty Gilpin), takes CJ away, Bailey promises Ethan to find CJ and protect her at any cost. The movie follows Bailey’s new adventure through multiple lives as he, CJ (Kathryn Prescott) and CJ’s best friend Trent (Henry Lau) experience joy, heartbreak, music, laughter and lots of good belly rubs. I’m a fan of both Dennis Quaid and Marg Helgenberger, so I’m happy to see them both again! The movie is directed by TV’s Modern Family’s Emmy-winning director Gail Mancuso and produced by Gavin Polone.

See it in movie theaters starting May 17th. Follow A Dog’s Journey on and on social @ADogsJourneyMovie.

About the author

Covering the pet world for more than 25 years, Melissa L. Kauffman has been an editor/writer for a wide variety of pet magazines and websites from the small critters to parrots to cats and dogs. Her advisory team of rescued pets — dogs Tampa Bay and Justice and parrots Deacon and Pi-Pi — help keep her on top of the latest and greatest pet health research, training and products, anything to give keep them in the high life they are accustomed to. Follow Tampa and his crew on Instagram while Melissa can always be found working on the next issue of Catster and Dogster magazines at and

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