Family asking for public’s help after someone steals their puppy from outside family business in High Point

HIGH POINT, N.C. -- A family is asking for help after they say someone stole their puppy from outside their business in High Point.

On Tuesday around 5:30 p.m., a man came to the Enciso Bakery, which is directly in front of Taylor Paige's family tire shop business on West English Road, and stole their family puppy, she said.

The family has filed a police report.

Surveillance video shows the man checking out and leaving the parking lot with a woman. At one point it appears as if the woman lured the dog to the passenger side door and put him into the car.

The dog is a pitbull named Smalls. He is only a few months old and was wearing a camouflage collar.

“He’s such a nice and beautiful dog,” Paige described. “He has blue-gray eyes and a big white belly.”

Paige said she let him out to use the bathroom that evening, something she’d always do. The dog was playing with her two children. She went back inside with her children for a quick minute and when they came out he was gone.

After calling for him, the owner of the bakery in front of her tire shop told her a man and woman in a dark SUV took him.

“I honestly just wish that there was a way to figure out who it was,” Paige said.

She said they have a full bowl of food in front of her desk, his leash on the board behind her chair and a chew toy outside waiting for him when he gets home.

"Please if anyone has any helpful information let us know," Paige wrote on Facebook. "Our kids are devastated and miss our dog."

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