"Save the Dog!" is a television movie that originally aired on NBC on March 19, 1988. It later re-aired on the same network as an episode of The Magical World of Disney on February 5, 1989.


Becky wants to become an actress. After an audition for a dog food ad she has best chances to get the part - but the day after her dog Petey becomes very ill. She has to come up with $700 until 5 pm for the operation - else Petey will be put to death! Lacking only $70, she takes a job as messenger. She needs only one delivery, but her car breaks down and bad luck delays her again, and again, and again...


  • Cindy Williams ... Becky
  • Starla Benford
  • Billie Bird
  • Brent Duncan ... Party Guy
  • Bethlyn Gerard ... Skating Waitress
  • Joey Hartdegen ... Oliver's Assistant
  • Melanie Haynes ... Mother in Mall
  • Katherine Helmond
  • Al Lewis
  • J. David Moeller ... Officer Seymour
  • Tom Poston
  • Charlotte Rae
  • Tony Randall ... Oliver Bishop
  • Kirk Hunter ... Screen Test Cameraman (uncredited)
  • James Malone ... Shop Customer (uncredited)