Pampered pooches go to Pine Ridge Canine Center to get primped and spoiled, and watch TV in luxurious accommodations. To dog breeder Melanie Travis, who is checking out the place for her friend Alice Brickman, it all seems way too extravagant -- and a bit ridiculous. But when the doggie day care center's co-owner, Steve Pine, turns up dead in his office, Melanie develops a real interest in Pine Ridge. Melanie discovers that, though the pooches who spend time at Pine Ridge are blissful, there are simmering resentments among the staff, and a long list of suspects. With the police at a loss for leads, it's up to Melanie to go undercover and sniff out a killer whose secrets lie buried in a dog's paradise that's proving to be anything but.