Aussie family's stolen puppy returned to door step weeks later in a taped up box

Aussie family's stolen puppy returned to door step weeks later in a taped up box
Photo credit: 7 News

After three weeks of searching, an Australian family has been reunited with their stolen dog through a bizarre delivery.

Rosie, the four-month-old Cavoodle, was stolen along with jewellery from the family home in Randwick, Sydney on March 4.

After a three week social media campaign pleading for Rosie's return, the heart-broken family got their wish when a large cardboard box appeared on their doorstep. 

Much to the family's surprise, their beloved puppy was inside the taped up box.

"The family saw the box on Monday but didn't think anything of it. They just thought someone had discarded it outside their home, and they'd deal with it later," Gillis told 7 News.

The box Rosie was found in
The box Rosie was found in Photo credit: 7 News

The father of the family, Nick Young returned home after the gym and immediately went to work without checking the box.

It was the family's neighbours who raised the alarm after they heard a dog whimpering.

Once they realised she was in the box, Rosie was rescued.

Luckily she was fine, albeit skinnier and quieter.

Written on the box was a description of which house was theirs, in what appeared to be children's handwriting.

"It didn't look like an adult's handwriting," Gillis said.

"It's possible the dog was either given or sold to a new family with children and they soon realised from the coverage it was someone else's dog."

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