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Valuable puppy stolen during break-in at Lake Country home

A Lake Country woman is sending out an urgent message after her family’s new $2,000 puppy was stolen from their home during a break-in. Chelsea Pawluk left her home at 3 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020 to pick up her kids from school leaving Dash, a tiny long-haired Chihuahua, at home.
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December 11, 2020 - 11:42 AM

A Lake Country woman is sending out an urgent message after her family’s new $2,000 puppy was stolen from their home during a break-in yesterday.

Chelsea Pawluk left her home at 3 p.m. yesterday, Dec. 10, to pick up her kids from school in Kelowna leaving Dash, a tiny long-haired Chihuahua, at home. 

It was the first time she decided to leave the new puppy at home. She was gone for an hour and when she got back to her home located near Turtle Bay Pub in Lake Country, she noticed he was missing and there were signs of someone who had been in the house. She suspects the person entered the home through an unlocked back door, she said.

They searched the entire house, but Dash was nowhere to be found.

Lake Country RCMP said in an emailed statement it responded to the theft and report the only thing taken from the home was the dog.

Pawluk is hoping that by sharing her story, that the puppy will be returned to her. She’s a single mom with four children, all of whom are “devastated,” she said.

“He needs to be fed every two hours, he’s very small, and if he isn't he can go into (low sugar shock),” she said.

Pawluk said a kennel will be left in the backyard and no questions will be asked if the puppy is returned. The family only had the dog for the last three weeks.

"He was $2,000 dollars... and they're pretty hard to find," Pawluk said.

The 10-week-old Chihuahua puppy has light and dark brown markings with blue eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact their local police. Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at the Crime Stoppers website here.


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