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Stolen dog found, returned to Brampton home

Toronto Star logo Toronto Star 5 days ago Louie Rosella Brampton Guardian
a brown and black dog that is looking at the camera: Paws, a 3-year-old labradoodle, was inside a car stolen from a Brampton parking lot Monday. He was found walking on a street Wednesday. © David Hoff photo Paws, a 3-year-old labradoodle, was inside a car stolen from a Brampton parking lot Monday. He was found walking on a street Wednesday.

Paws the labradoodle has been found safe and returned to his Brampton home, two days after the car he was in was stolen from a grocery store parking lot.

The three-year-old was found walking along Ray Lawson Blvd., in Brampton on Wednesday night. A woman, who was aware of the public campaign to find the dog, called Brampton Animal Services after seeing a similar-looking dog.

A blue Toyota Camry with licence BXJW772 was stolen across the street from the A. Grenville and William Davis Courthouse, in the Longo’s plaza parking lot at Ray Lawson Blvd. and Hurontario St. on Monday.

Paws, a 90-pound labradoodle, was in the back seat.

His owner, David Hoff, 68, is happy his dog is back home safe.

Hoff’s sister, visiting from Hawaii, left the vehicle running outside the Dollarama around 6:50 a.m. When she returned a few minutes later, the car and dog were gone.

Residents reacted to the good news on social media, with Caralee Ayora tweeting “finally, some positive news.”

The stolen vehicle has yet to be found.

Anyone with information can call police at 905-453-3311.

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