A 7 year old has been reunited with his puppy after she was stolen on Friday.
The 10-week-old British Bulldog was taken just one day after being given to Leyton Jones as a present. Offenders had kicked down the family's back door.
Leyton, who has a rare movement disorder which means he sometimes struggles to walk, was so upset he wouldn't sleep at home and kept asking "Mummy, have we got Gladys back yet?"
Leyton's mum, Carlene, believes the theft at their home in Sherlock Lane in Wallasey was targeted.
An anonymous tip-off meant they were able to find Gladys and bring her home.
Leyton's mum is in the process of putting more security measures in place to prevent another break-in, as she claims "it doesn't feel nice at home now."
"Gladys is tiny, she can fit into a person's two hands, and she's quite timid."
"It feels like we've been violated."
Merseyside Police has confirmed the incident has been reported to them.