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Pick of the Litter 80 mins

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A vivid, heart-warming portrait of the people, personalities and puppies who work together to create the most remarkable of human–canine relationships: guide dogs.

Every year, the American charity Guide Dogs for the Blind receives more than 1000 requests for new canine companions. But not just any dog can become a guide dog, and the challenges and tests an aspiring hound must face over their first 18 months will push these pups to their absolute limits.

In PICK OF THE LITTER, documentarians Dana Nachman (Batkid Begins) and Don Hardy Jr follow five puppies from the moment they’re born, through their various foster families and right up until a select few of them are paired with hopeful new owners. It’s a testament to determination, hope and straight-up puppy love.

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A complete delight, a much-needed balm for the soul.
Los Angeles Times

Pick of the Litter is much more than a puppy parade, educating viewers about what it takes, practically and psychologically, to train a service animal. The wet noses and wagging tails are just a perk.
Slate
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