Naperville Pet Store Searches For Stolen Christmas Puppy

Mike Krauser
December 27, 2018 - 12:01 pm
Petland stolen bulldog

Petland Naperville


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A Petland store in Naperville is concerned about the health of a puppy that was stolen on the same day it was to be picked up by a family as a Christmas surprise.  

The puppy is a blue merle English bulldog, a puppy worth thousands of dollars, although Petland General Manager Jason St. Charles declined to name its price.

Its color, however, is rare, which could push its value to more than $10,000.

St. Charles said he was worried about the health of the puppy because  bulldogs are prone to special ailments and must receive veterinary care. He fears this pup is not being cared for properly.

The store, he said, has procedures to prevent theft. However, in this case, there was a breakdown and a woman whom they believe took the puppy ran out of the store after she was left alone.

The puppy is microchipped.

Petland managers are seeking the public's help, and are asking those with information to contact Naperville police at (630) 420-6666 and to refer to police report No. 2018-13218.