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Paws reunited with owner after car stolen in Brampton with dog inside

A dog and his owner have been reunited two days after a car was stolen from a Brampton parking lot with the pup inside.

The dog’s owner, David Hoff, told Breakfast Television he’s had three-year-old Paws, a labradoodle, since he was a puppy.

Hoff said that while he’s recovering from open heart surgery, his sister offered to take Paws to an appointment.

Peel police said the car was parked, but left running, in the Longo’s parking lot at Ray Lawson Boulevard and Main Street on Monday night.

When Hoff’s sister returned a short time later, the car and Paws were gone.

On Wednesday, Animal Services in Brampton found Paws walking along Ray Lawson Boulevard. A woman from Animal Services called Hoff and reunited him with his dog.

“She phoned us last night around 7 and said she’s found Paws and can she come over,” Hoff explained.

“I was thrilled, I was thrilled. (My wife) started crying … he’s so much a part of the family.”

Hoff says Paws is in great condition and resting at home.

Police have still been unable to locate the stolen vehicle.

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