As the crew are taking the opening tour of the Doctor Dolittle Wax Museum, Jip is "dog-napped" by the pirates. The Doctor, Tommy, and the animals enlist the help of Sherlock the fox sleuth to crack the case and rescue Jip. But time is short—eight hours to be precise. Further confusion arises when the pirates use Jip to create a second statue of the dog. How will the real one be identified?