Magic the dog (voiced by Christopher Lloyd) is an angel sent to heal a broken family. Brad (Leo Grillo), the father, is a busy lawyer who does the best he can to raise his daughter Kayla (Sammi Hanratty) alone, since the passing of his wife seven years ago. Kayla, in denial of her mother's death, believes she is still coming back. One night, Magic comes to their home and Kayla hides him from the people tracking him; Dr. Ortero (Robert Davi) and Sarah (Lori Heuring), along with a medical laboratory's security force. After she runs away from home to elude the scientists, Kayla becomes bonded to Magic in a special way. Sarah, after having an epiphany about the dog, helps Brad find him. Along the way Magic fulfills his angelic role as the catalyst that helps Brad, Kayla and Sarah discover the love they have for each other.