But everyone else laughs at the thought of a little boy and puppies entering a race.
The Buddies, Shasta and Adam survive the storm by taking shelter in an igloo, and head for the finish line the next morning.
The puppies meet up in the park and decide to play hide and seek.
Unfortunately, as Shasta's parents are both dead, this puts the puppies in a predicament as there is nobody to teach them how to become snow dogs.
Buddy died of cancer, a year after the release of Air Bud….
It is the final installment in the series to feature Buddy himself as well as any characters from the Air Bud films.
But the same animal lovers who will enjoy the scenes of the Buddies with their human counterparts may be troubled by the villain's treatment of his sled dogs.