Premieres Saturday, February 4 at 9 PM ET/PT on Hallmark Channel
As a part of Hallmark Channel’s “Countdown to Valentine’s Day” programming event, “Walking the Dog” will air on Saturday, February 4 at 9 PM ET/PT. As Valentine’s Day approaches, Kristie Simmons (Finnigan), an idealistic young attorney initiates a legal battle in her charming Pacific Northwest seaside village, trying to get approval for a much wanted bike lane for the local residents. When Bill, a local veterinarian with whom she’s in a lackluster relationship, informs her that an adorable dog named Gidget needs a home while her owner is away, Kristie agrees to care for her and quickly becomes attached.
While out walking Gidget, Kristie meets Keith Amos (Page), a career-focused “hot shot” attorney on assignment from Seattle, while he’s walking his lovable dog, Simon. Though Keith is immediately smitten with Kristie, her initially pleasant reaction to him turns sour when she learns he is her opposing counsel in the bike lane case. Despite her being turned off by his “smug” attitude in the courtroom, Kristie eventually warms up to Keith as she continues running into him when they’re out walking their dogs and when he winds up conceding the argument to her in court, helping her win the case.
As Kristie begins having feelings for Keith — and tries to sort out her conflicting emotions — she learns of a local dispute in which a powerful land developer wants to build high-rise condos on a beautiful beachfront nature preserve. Wanting to protect the land, Kristie agrees to defend the property in the upcoming court case. After she and Bill agree they’re not right for each other and amicably break up, Kristie accepts Keith’s invitation to go on a date. But when she discovers that Keith is the rival attorney working for the land developers, a furious Kristie tells Keith she never wants to see him again. Now, with Valentine’s Day just around the corner — and with Gidget’s owner returning early to take her back — the spirited young attorney feels like her life is falling apart and wonders if she’ll ever have another chance at love and romance.