LOVELAND, Colo. (CBS4) – Loveland police are asking the public to help identify two women who distracted a store employee and made off with a 4-month-old puppy earlier this month.

“These two people, they really plotted it out,” store owner Mark Aine told CBS4 Friday. “They had it planned.”

The pair entered the Town & Country Pet Center on South Cleveland Avenue on Nov. 18. As a red-haired woman distracted the employee on duty, a brown-haired woman snuck into the back of the store, opened a kennel, and stuffed the small dog inside her down coat, according to Aine.

(credit: Town & Country Pet Center)

(credit: Town & Country Pet Center)

The two then left the store “in a big, sad hurry,” he added.

(credit: Town & Country Pet Center)

The puppy is a Morkie, or Yorkshire Terrier-Maltese mix, and retails for $1,288 at the Town & Country store.

“This one was still too tiny to jump up on a couch or jump down from a couch,” Aine said.


  1. Linda Bigley says:

    If you can’t afford to purchase a puppy, how are you going to afford to care for it and get it medical attention. Poor baby. And…why isn’t there better security at pet shops. This seems to happen a lot. Even better, don’t shop at pet stores and adopt your next best friend.

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