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Chandler show dogs stolen from home, owner pleading for safe return

Posted at 9:42 PM, Apr 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-07 01:20:26-04

A Chandler woman is heartbroken after her two Affenpinscher champion show dogs were stolen out of her home near Cooper and Ray roads Tuesday morning.

The crooks managed to break in through prying open the vent on the garage and slip through the small space. 

"They stole part of my family, part of my heart," said Lisa Carpenter. "They hurt an old lady who loves her dogs."

The stolen dogs, Lizzie and Georgie, have competed in several dog shows. 

Affenpinschers are a very rare breed of dog that can fetch between $4,000 to $10,000. 

But oddly enough, Carpenter had several other dogs in the house, including another Affenpinscher that wasn't taken.

Georgie was grabbed out of his crate. Lizzie was roaming free in the house.

"It's deep," Carpenter said. "And to wonder what they went through without me being here."

The burglars pried open the garage vent cover and managed to slip in, getting to the interior door that was unlocked.  

"They just carried them away, so I don't know what they plan on doing," Carpenter said. 

The thieves even went through the trouble of messing with the electrical box outside, possibly to cut power for an alarm system.

They also took a TV, speakers, and food from the refrigerator. 

But none of it matters to Carpenter, who just wants to see her dogs again.  

"All I want is my dogs back," Carpenter said. "I don't care about anything else, and we won't ask any questions. Just bring them to me."

The dogs are microchipped. If anyone has information, they are asked to call the Chandler Police Department.