Warning: rant ahead! Love Unleashed was so incredibly annoying, and I watched to the end. I'm a Golden Retriever mom and I couldn't get past the absurdity of a pregnant Golden wandering the streets...then giving birth to a litter of purebreds (which at least most of those puppies appeared to be)...then the prospect that Golden Retriever puppies would be difficult to adopt out? Puh-leeze. I love Goldens but I really wish they'd had a litter of mixed breed puppies as the stars of the show, because it would have been so much more believable. A shelter in our area recently came by a litter of purebred Goldens and they had to set up a really specific process for adoption applications because they were expecting to be inundated (I know this because I seriously considered applying for one). Those puppies were too old not to have been adopted out yet. And the fact that they were shown to have the run of the house -- at Hailey's house and Ryan's -- really does a disservice to the viewers. Hallmark is supposedly so into dog rescue, and they really blew the opportunity to show what it's like to have a puppy in one's home. I also didn't fully comprehend the concept of a "puppy party" to interest people in rescue, nor did I believe that the shelter had an additional 5 puppies hanging around. Puppies always get adopted.
As for the leads, I agree that they had NO chemistry. I like Jen Lilley but she was just too wide-eyed in this one for me. Her wardrobe was ridiculous for dealing with puppies. And the fact that any man would declare his love in front of his young daughter and the woman's father -- along with visual aids, no less -- was too much corn and cheese even for Hallmark.
Speaking of the daughter, it seemed she was portrayed way younger than 8. I don't have kids, so I might be way off on this, but the kids in Hallmark movies always seem much more immature than their ages would call for. I have a 10-year-old niece, and no way she would have been clutching wide-eyed at a stuffed animal two years ago. Kids today are so much more sophisticated than I was at that age, but Hallmark seems to insist on portraying them as total innocents. I guess that's on-brand, though.
ETA: the dog that the crabby neighbor was interested in was so beautiful!