Sparky the puppy lives in an animal rescue centre, where he dreams of having an owner. One night, he is accidentally whisked away on a broomstick and taken to Mrs Mothwick�s Magic Academy! Sparky�s classmates include black kittens, bats and owlets, all training to become the familiar of a young witch. They all seem to match their witches perfectly, but Sparky is too playful. And he isn�t magical. After a few disasters, Mrs Mothwick decides that puppies just aren�t suited for familiar duties.