When Marine Clay Sanders tragically dies in Afghanistan, Sargent CJ Malcom (Tim Rozon) fulfills a promise to bring Dakota (Nikita), Clay’s best friend and combat dog, home to his family’s farm. Clay’s wife Kate (Abbie Cornish) is struggling to maintain the small-town farm with her daughter (Lola Sultan), while also running the local volunteer fire department, so CJ offers to stay and help out. Dakota quickly adjusts to life on the farm and becomes a local hero after rescuing a woman from a burning building. Meanwhile, the local Sheriff (Patrick Muldoon) knows that Kate’s land is valuable and has been leaning on her to sell the farm.
He’ll stop at nothing to get his hands on the land, including setting fire to the farm. With the help of CJ, her daughter, Clay’s father (William Baldwyn) and her new best friend, Dakota, Kate realizes the true value of the family farm and most importantly, friendship.