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Hotel For Dogs Movie Review

Updated on November 10, 2014
Hotel for Dogs
Hotel for Dogs | Source

Hotel For Dogs Movie Is Family Fun!

Hotel for Dogs. Take five children, add 100 stray dogs and an abandoned hotel and what do you have? A family adventure comedy movie that opened in movie theatres on January 19th, 2009. On this page you will find information about the movie, the two main actors Emma Roberts and Jake T. Austin, links to Hotel for Dogs movie reviews and links to movie merchandise which includes lots of books, the movie soundtrack and the gorgeous plush dogs by FAO Schwarz!

The Hotel for Dogs story? When 16 year old Andi (Emma Roberts) and her younger brother Bruce (Jake T. Austin) are placed in a foster home which does not allow pets, Andi has to think quickly to find a home for their dog, Friday. The find an abandoned hotel and turn it into a home for Friday and then for all the strays they find in the city. Soon enough the hotel is a magical place to be for both themselves and the dogs but what about the police...

Click here to order your copy of this Hotel for Dogs poster from AllPosters.

"These days it's kind of refreshing to see a story like this told in live action, rather than in animated form. It's a bit of a throwback to the great family movies of the '60s and '70s, like The Nutty Professor and The Shaggy Dog. There's something special and magical going on."

~~ Producer Ivan Reitman

Who let the dogs in???

Hotel For Dogs was released in theaters in North America on January 16, 2009 and to DVD and blu-ray on April 28, 2009.

Hotel For Dogs Movie Trailer Number 1

Hotel For Dogs Movie Trailer Number 2

Shep Plush Dog From FAO Schwarz

Hotel for Dogs Shep Plush
Hotel for Dogs Shep Plush | Source

Who Is Emma Roberts?

Emma Roberts appears as Andi. Formerly from Rhinebeck, New York, she now lives in Los Angeles with her family. She has appeared in Nancy Drew, Unfabulous (a Nickelodeon comedy), The Winning Season (as a high school basketball player), Lymelife (a coming-of age story, Blow (as Johnny Depp and Pelopepe Cruz's daughter) and in Big Love, a Sundance short film. In 2009, Emma will also be seen in the film 'Wild Child' in which she will portray a spoiled Malibu princess who is sent to an English boarding school.

Shep, a beautiful border collie, cannot stand things that are untidy or disogranized!

Unfortunately, Amazon has Shep marked 'Currently Unavailable.' Unfortunately, that is the case for most of the Hotel For Dogs plush toys. However, I have left the links on this page in case they do receive some more stock.

Who Is Jake T. Austin?

Jake T. Austin, born December 12, 1994 in New York. He is the youngest sibling, Max. He appeared on Wizards of Waverly Place and Johnny Kapahala: Back on Board. He has also don voice over work and has been heard on 'Go, Diego, Go," Everyone's Hero and The Ant Bully and has sang on the musical CDs Diego, Dora & Friends Animal Jamboree Album and Dora's Fiesta Album. His next project is The Perfect Game.

A Place The World Forgot...

An Old Hotel...

A Dream Two Kids Bring to Life!

"The whole affair is breezy and easygoing, and the dozens of dogs are all really, really adorable, even more so than the orphans."

Romeo Plush Dog From FAO Schwarz

FAO Schwarz 'Romeo' Plush Dog from Hotel for Dogs
FAO Schwarz 'Romeo' Plush Dog from Hotel for Dogs

Romeo is not the most handsome dog in the group but he is a real lover!


Cooper Plush Dog From FAO Schwarz

'Cooper' Plush Dog from Hotel For Dogs
'Cooper' Plush Dog from Hotel For Dogs

Is the world a chew toy? To Cooper, it is chewable whether it is a bone or a $200 shoe!


Buy Your Copy of Hotel for Dogs

Hotel for Dogs on Blu-ray Disc & DVD
Hotel for Dogs on Blu-ray Disc & DVD | Source

"Hotel for Dogs is heartwarming and inspirational, a fun family movie." - Wood Blogs

Hotel for Dogs Book by Lois Duncan
Hotel for Dogs Book by Lois Duncan | Source

Hotel For Dogs Book by Lois Duncan

The Walkers move to a new town and stay with an aunt who has an dogs! Andi and Bruce love dogs, meet a stray and turn an abandoned house into a hotel for dogs. As more and more dogs arrive, the secret grows out of control. Can they keep their hotel going? Recommended for 9 to 12 year olds.

Click here to read more about the book Hotel For Dogs on Amazon

Hotel for Dogs The Movie Storybook

Hotel For Dogs: The Movie Storybook
Hotel For Dogs: The Movie Storybook

A retelling of the story recommended for ages 5-9 and illustrated with color pictures from the movie throughout.


Lenny Plush Dog From FAO Schwarz

'Lenny' Plush Dog from Hotel For Dogs
'Lenny' Plush Dog from Hotel For Dogs

Lenny is a gentleman even though he weighs in at 160 pounds!


Which Dog Are You? A Free Quiz.

Follow this link to a list of twenty questions and find out which of the cool Hotel for Dogs characters you most resemble. Fun!

Every Stray Will Have It's Day!

Hotel for Dogs Juliet Plush Dog
Hotel for Dogs Juliet Plush Dog | Source

Juliet Plush Dog From FAO Schwarz

'Juliet' Plush Dog from Hotel For Dogs
'Juliet' Plush Dog from Hotel For Dogs

Juliet was dirty and matted when she was living on the streets but she enjoyed a complete makeover at the Hotel for Dogs.


Henry Plush Dog by FAO Schwarz

'Henry' Plush Dog from Hotel For Dogs
'Henry' Plush Dog from Hotel For Dogs

Henry looks big and tough but he is a pussy cat underneath that tough exterior!


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    • Jack2205 profile image


      9 years ago

      Hotel For Dogs is great for families to watch together. My favorite movies are about dogs. The plush dogs are all very cute.

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      10 years ago

      Your squid is excellent. I reviewed the movie on www.FILMand It's an excellent movie, good for the family and not just a kids movie!

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      10 years ago

      Great page!!! Lot's of info. and great to look at! I saw the movie and loved it. I'm still looking for the plush, but still a great movie page!

    • Lou165 profile image


      10 years ago from Australia

      We absolutely loved this movie - even my husband who's not really into children's movies!

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      Frankie Kangas 

      10 years ago from California

      Wonderful job. I'm looking forward to seeing the movie. Bear hugs, Frankster aka Bearmeister aka Cat-Woman

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      10 years ago

      What a great wholesome lens for kids and their parents! Way to go.

    • CHOPRN1127 profile image


      10 years ago

      Great Lens. I am sure my kids will love it. Welcome to Dog Lover Gifts group!!!

    • MargoPArrowsmith profile image


      10 years ago

      Nice lens, but the movie looks like fun for TV. ***** to you!


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