Stranger runs away with 10-week-old puppy at Gwinnett County dog ​​show, family says – WSB-TV Channel 2


GWINNETT COUNTY, Georgia — A family in western Georgia is desperate for a puppy they believe was stolen from them at a dog show in Gwinnett County over the weekend.

The Harris County family raise dogs, but planned to keep Gremlin, a 10-week-old French bulldog, because their son had become attached.

Anna Stanford, who is a licensed breeder with Palmetto Creek Frenchies, said Channel 2’s Matt Johnson that her teenage son was holding Gremlin at a dog show at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds on Saturday.

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She says her son was approached by a group of men who asked if he wanted to play a random chopping game while they held Gremlin.

“They were taking advantage of a minor,” Stanford said. “He’s 16.”

That’s when she says they left with the puppy.

“My son comes running back to the stand saying, ‘Somebody stole the dogs, somebody stole the dogs,'” she recalled.

When the family tried to notify deputies, they could not find the people who approached her son, Stanford said.

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She filed a report with the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office deputies who worked security.

With the cold weather here, Stanford is warning others to hold their puppies a little tighter.

“A lot of French bulldogs get stolen,” she said. “We really want him to come home.”

The Stanford family is offering a $2,500 reward for his safe return.

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