Mesquite PD: Puppy stolen from backyard recovered

10/10/ 18 Update: Police say thanks to the help of the media and local citizens, the stolen puppy has been recovered. However, the suspects involved have not been caught.


A Dallas firefighter who breeds puppies hopes surveillance video can help police find the person caught stealing a puppy.

Mark ivy's home surveillance video caught a man grabbing a puppy by its neck from over the fence on Saturday.

The French Mastiff breeder says the puppy is 10 weeks old and is the last of the litter. He's microchipped and has a little bit of white hair on his chest.

Ivy says he fell in love with French Mastiffs as a child.

"It’s my life outside the fire department. I've always loved dogs,” he said. “Ever since I seen the movie, Turner and Hooch. They told me that's just a mutt. You'll never find one. Flipped through a dog book 15 years ago and found them. Did my research and got them. Been in love with them ever since."

The stolen dog is valued at $3,000.

Anyone with information on the puppy thief is asked to call the Mesquite Police Department.