Mel tries to talk Joe into letting her get a dog, but he argues that he'll be the one stuck taking care of it. She adopts the mutt anyway – much to Joe’s chagrin – but soon, "father and son" are inseparable, leaving Mel feeling left out. Meanwhile, Ryder finds himself spending more and more time with Stella's daughter, instead of Stella.
|Matt Cohen||Guest Star|
|Jill E. Alexander||Guest Star|
|Keeshan Giles||Guest Star|
|Monica Lee Gradischek||Guest Star|
|Mason Lahd Wilkerson||Guest Star|
|Samantha Logan||Guest Star|