Ellen adopts an abandoned dog. However, no one can take care of it while she and Paige go to Mexico for a week. So they decide to drop it off at a shelter on their way, but Ellen gets a bad feeling about there. She tells Paige to go on ahead and that she meet her the next day. But she finds herself taking care of the dog. She sends Joe to her place, which Paige can't stand. She takes a liking to the dog and names him Vance. But when her dad thinks Vance is her Christmas present to him, she gives him to Harold.
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