The number of dogs being stolen across the East of England has more than doubled in the last three years, according to figures.
With some designer breeds fetching upwards of £1,000, they are increasingly becoming the target of thieves. 31 dogs were stolen in just Cambridgeshire alone last year.
Natalie King's dog Olive was stolen from outside a shop in Cambridge in January. She was found 12 days later after a social media appeal to bring her home.