Recovered dogs

Two stolen Nantwich Labrador dogs have been recovered from an address in Stoke-on-Trent this morning (Tuesday 30 March) and returned to their owners.

Three people at the address – a man aged 37, a woman aged 28 and a 15-year-old boy – have all been arrested on suspicion of theft in relation to the incident.

They are currently on their way to custody to be questioned as part of our ongoing investigation into the dog thefts.

Pictured are the recovered dogs Denzel and Welly with their hugely relieved owners, Dale and Charlotte Robson.

Dale said: “I cannot thank everyone enough for all the hard work, help and support given and offered.

“We would not have them home if wasn’t for the amazing work by Cheshire Police and the outstanding support and coverage on social media.

“They have been kept well and now happy to be home.

“It’s hard to put into words how devastating the past few days have been. I can’t put into words just how relieved I am now to have them back.”

It follows a massive campaign on social media and door to door to help find the dogs stolen from outside M&S on Beam Street in Nantwich on Saturday (March 27)

Police issued CCTV images showing the dogs being lead away down Market Street at around 6pm on Saturday.

The community rallied around Charlotte and Dale in the search to get their beloved black Labs returned.

The incident comes amid a rise in dog thefts around the country.

More dogs than ever before have been homed by families during the pandemic lockdown.


  1. Amanda Collins says:

    Such great news to see , as a fellow dog owner, we should take heed of Dale and Charlotte’s family experience. How very sad that in a so called nation of animal lovers, scum have the nerve to go steal family pets. What has society become, thanks to everyone who has searched our local areas looking for the dogs, happy endings though dogs being returned back to tge family home. As for those arrested, Tower of London awaits them!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Philippa Whittingham says:

    Great work in finding the dogs but what happens next? Are the thieves told not to be so naughty again and sent off home???

  3. 10 years for scum dog thieves mr judge


    Time for a change in our out dated laws.
    Make it a criminal offence.

  5. Fantastic news!! SO happy!!

  6. fantastic news, thank you Cheshire Police

  7. John Beachell says:

    Great news just hope they don’t leave them tied up outside a supermarket again!

  8. Alan Foxley says:

    Fantastic news. Now lock the scumbags up and throw away the keys

  9. This is amazing news!!

  10. im glad the dogs are safe |:~)

  11. Sharon Gibson says:

    Let’s hope that any other dogs they have taken are found and returned!!!!

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