Rick Stanton was once a promising professional baseball player, but World War II changed everything. Rick returns home with his body broken and his dreams shattered. He and his wife Francesca volunteered their dog Pax for the Army's K-9 Corp. Keller Nicholson is the soldier who fought the war with Pax by his side, and he hopes the Stantons will let him keep Pax. Instead, they offer Keller a job as Rick's live-in aide. As they try to build a new life, Keller and Francesca find themselves drawn to each other, and struggle to keep their attraction at bay. Rick, aware that he can no longer give Francesca what she needs and wants, is quietly planning a way out. All three of them need healing. All three of them are lost. Pax may be the only one who can guide them home.