Owner reunited with pet dog stolen from Petco in Palm Beach Gardens

Posted at 5:16 AM, Apr 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-24 07:55:02-04

The owner of a dog that was stolen Saturday evening from a Petco in Palm Beach Gardens was reunited with her pet Tuesday morning.

The dog's owner, Tara Harris, said police called her in the middle of the night to say they found her pet Maltese-mix named Teddy. 


Harris arrived at the Palm Beach Gardens police station at about 5 a.m. to pickup Teddy, who is 11-years-old, blind and diabetic.

Palm Beach Gardens police said they arrested Heather Ryan, 48, who had the dog in her possession. 

Harris wanted to thank police and the public for their help reuniting her with Teddy.

“I’ll never be able to put into words how unbelievably amazing it was (to be reunited with Teddy,)" said Harris. " I can’t express into words how happy I am to have him back in my arms with my family."

The dog has been taken to a veterinarian to be evaluated.

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