Heartwarming moment 'stolen' dog is reunited with owners

A five-year-old dog has been reunited with her owners after allegedly being stolen from a Sydney home over the weekend.

The owners of Atlas, the five-year-old Japanese Spitz, noticed their beloved dog was missing at around 4.15pm on Sunday, after she had been in the front yard.

Police went to their home on Tuesday evening, after it was reported to police that Atlas had been stolen.

CCTV footage from the surrounding areas was reviewed and following investigations, Fairfield City detectives attended a home in Bossley Park at around 10.30pm on Tuesday.

Pictured is the woman allegedly picking up Atlas.
Five-year-old Atlas was allegedly taken from Fairfield in Sydney's south west on Sunday. Source: Nine News

At the Bossley Park home, police spoke to a 23-year-old woman and found Atlas.

The woman was arrested and charged with stealing a dog, possessing a stolen dog and failing to comply with wearing a face mask.

Atlas was taken to Fairfield Police Station, while the woman was given notice to appear in court in September.

Pictured is police from Fairfield in Sydney's south west with Atlas at the station.
Police located Atlas on Tuesday night, after she was taken from her front yard over the weekend. Source: NSW Police

In a video aired by Nine News, the woman who allegedly took Atlas is seen getting out of her car and bending down to pick the pup up.

Owner Elise Pham spoke to Nine News before Atlas was found by police and said Atlas saw everyone as a friend.

"Everyone is a friend to her [Atlas] and she would just go to anyone," she said.

Pictured is Atlas, the dog, running to her owners after being reunited.
Atlas was reunited with her owners on Tuesday night. Source: NSW Police

NSW Police released the sweet video of Atlas being reunited with her family just before midnight on Tuesday.

Ms Pham and another person are seen waiting eagerly at the police station as Atlas comes around the corner.

Atlas trots over to them with her tail wagging as they bend down to pet her, before Ms Pham picks her up and hugs her.

Atlas is seen begging for her owners attention as staff at the police station speak to them.

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