A story about life, death, and the critical importance of friends, Friends for Life tells the story of a retired big city attorney living in a small mountain town, who suffers loneliness after the death of his wife. One day in the woods near his home, he discovers four orphaned wolf pups that face certain death without his help. He takes in the pups and nurtures them until they are old enough to go back into the wild. Alone again, the retired lawyer becomes embroiled in helping the town fend off an unscrupulous land developer. Again out in the woods, he is attacked by a grizzly bear only to be saved by the reappearance of the wolves. His gift of life to the wolves is repaid and he has four loyal friends for life.