"Dakota" centers on Kate (Megan Fox), a widow who lost her husband in the war in Afghanistan and is struggling to maintain her small-town farm with her daughter while also running the local volunteer fire department. Into her life enters a soldier (Green) who is seeking to full a promise by bringing home her late husband's best friend, a combat dog by the name of Dakota.
And just in time, too. Because as Dakota adjusts to life on the farm and becomes a local hero after rescuing a woman from a burning building, the local sheriff has designs on the widow's valuable farm land and has been leaning on her to sell the property. He'll stop at nothing to get his hands on the land, including setting fire to the farm. With the help of the soldier, her daughter and her new best friend, Dakota, the woman will realize the true value of the family farm and most importantly, friendship.