The story starts off with C.J. finding Molly and claiming Molly as her new dog but her mother Gloria doesn't agree with C.J. about keeping Molly.
While C.J. was making up art class she brought Molly for inspiration and Gloria lured Molly out with a piece of meat and stole Molly.
C.J. and her mom Gloria were called into the principle's office to discus the amount of absences she had and Gloria was not happy. The principle said she'd have to go to art camp if she wanted to graduate.
After Gloria had stolen Molly from C.J. she brought her to the dog shelter and left her there.
C.J. found out that her mom put Molly in the dog shelter and went to rescue her. After she found out her mom had done this she ran away.
C.J. returns home and has a long talk with her mom Gloria and Gloria agrees to keep Molly so she could have her daughter.