Sandy Portman, a wealthy New Yorker, who attracts women like bees to flowers, marries naive and optimistic Emily, a young editor. Becoming bored with his pretty wife of four years, Sandy is on the way home to ask for a divorce when he is killed in a tragic accident.
After Sandy’s death, Emily finds out that he was unfaithful and on top of that, now she faces eviction from their home.
Sandy wakes up in an animal shelter in the body of a scruffy little dog named Einstein. It is Sandy’s chance to make up for his mistakes, a chance for redemption.
Bewildered and angry, Emily finds comfort in the form of a wacky little dog named Einstein that she finds at the animal shelter where she volunteers. Emily and Einstein is a mixture of humor, regret and love–told by turns from Emily and Sandy/Einstein.