Dog stolen from Toronto Beach area found in good health, reunited with owners

Stella, the dog, is back home with her family.

The six-year-old gray American bulldog pit bull was recently dognapped in Toronto’s beachfront neighborhood.

At 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 27, Toronto police said they had received a call about a robbery near Woodbine Avenue and Lake Shore Boulevard East.

Investigators said a 36-year-old woman who was walking her dog started talking to a man in the area.

At one point the dog got into the man’s minivan to cool off. As the police announced, the man pushed his owner and drove away.

The alleged Dognapper, who has not been identified, has been described as about 5 feet tall and 150 pounds with dark brown, neatly trimmed hair and a tanned complexion. He was clean-shaven and spoke with an accent. His minivan may be gray or beige, police said.

Stella was found in good health on Friday, July 30th at 5:30 pm

The Toronto Police Department thanks the public for their help in finding this stolen dog.

No charges have currently been brought.

The investigation continues.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the police at 416-808-5500 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477) or online at

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