Woman Sees A Couple Walking Her Stolen Dog, Walks Up And Snatches Her Dog Back

Having their dog stolen is every owner’s worst nightmare. When 37-year-old Jessica Gary got her senior Chihuahua, Fidel, snatched in a park, the exasperated woman was ready to go to any lengths to get him back.

The 15-year-old pooch needed his daily medicines to get by, so Jessica immediately offered a $3,000 reward to aid in Fidel’s search.

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Jessica was angry and distraught as she drove around plastering missing posters across Brooklyn for the next 2 days. However, there was no sign of the elderly dog.

Meanwhile, she pleaded with her friends on social media to keep an eye out for Fidel. As people began sharing her missing dog plea, Jessica ultimately received a tip that led her to a Carroll Gardens neighborhood.

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Sure enough, Jessica and her friend drove to the location and spotted a couple nonchalantly walking Fidel! Jessica was in no mood to argue or risk losing her baby.

In those tense moments, her friend jumped out of the car and abruptly snatched Fidel from the couple.

After securing the dog, Jessica and her friend shut the door. The enraged couple banged their window with a skateboard, but the duo drove off to safety.

While Jessica had literally “stolen” her dog back, she made sure to report the bizarre turn of events to the cops. Thankfully, the NYPD confirmed that she was not in trouble for retrieving her own dog!

However, Jessica believes that the couple probably only found or bought Fidel from someone, and that the real dognapper is still out of the picture.

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Fidel was unharmed during this frightening ordeal, and is now happily reunited with his strong-willed mommy.

Jessica might have risked being on the wrong side of the law, but she doesn’t regret rescuing her dog by hook or by crook.

Click the video below to watch how Jessica took matter into her own hands to get her stolen dog back.

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10 of the Smartest Dogs in the World:


A friend of mine has a beautiful Dalmatian. Friendly, energetic and lovable, she was a perfect family pet… but she wasn’t the smartest pooch on the planet. See, she knew how to go through the pet door out into the garden, but she had no clue how to get back inside. It never occurred to her that the flap could swing both ways. So she would sit outside and howl until my friend would open the door.

Repeated demonstrations of the dual movement of the flap had no effect; it just did not compute. The dog breeds on this list, however, probably don’t have that problem. They’re widely considered to be among the cleverest canines in the world. Take a look and see if you agree.

1. German Shepherd

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No surprise here. German Shepherds are the world’s best police dogs, military dogs, and some have even been movie stars (remember Rin Tin Tin?). Brave, loyal, smart and strong, they’re the total package.

2. Beagle

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Also on the list of the best family-friendly dogs in the world, the Beagle has an incredible nose that lets them sniff out just about anything. Born detectives, they’re not the most trainable pets, but they are smart. And hey, nobody ever accused Snoopy of being dumb.

3. Golden Retriever

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A popular choice for assistance dogs for their easy temperament, natural intelligence and loyalty, Golden Retrievers are natural guides and also serve as great rescue dogs. Active and fun to be around, they’re wonderful family pets.

4. Border Collie

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Border Collies are considered by many to be the geniuses of the dog world. Expert herders, laser-focused (they’re known for their intense stare), and incredibly agile to boot, they’re workaholics and excellent athletes. Just don’t expect to keep one cooped up in an apartment.

5. Poodle


Did you know poodles were originally hunting dogs? They respond very well to training and are quick to learn tricks. So don’t let the fluffy looks and styled mane fool you! These dogs are among the smart canines around. Plus, they’re among the best dogs in the world for those who suffer allergies.

6. Belgian Malinois


A terrific military dog, the Malinois is a natural herder, tracker and worker. Smart, trainable and protective, these dogs require an owner who knows what he or she is doing. In addition to the military, Malinois are often recruited as guard dogs and police dogs as well.

7. Papillon

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Named for their butterfly-shaped ears, papillons are small, cute and pretty smart. They’re considered the smartest of the toy dog breed, with intelligence levels comparable to the über-smart border collie. They’re alert and focused pets, and loyal and lovable: an ideal friend for he family.

8. Doberman


Sadly, Dobermans are known more for their ferocity than their smarts, but these are considered among the most intelligent dogs in the world, as well as one of the most effective guard dogs around. They’re outstanding students known to be affectionate and obedient.

9. Bloodhound

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Don’t let the wrinkles and dopey expression fool you! Bloodhounds have the keenest of noses, and are often used for trailing (so much so that their evidence can be used in court against you!). These are loving but strong-willed dogs, and are often used on search and rescue missions.

10. Australian Cattle Dog

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You need a smart, determined and energetic dog to control unruly cows. And that’s just what the Australian Cattle Dog, or ACD, does. They’re intelligent enough to herd these much larger creatures, and while they need their independence and wide open spaces, they’re eager workers who know how to get the job done.

Did we miss your brainy dog on this list? If so, write in and let us know about it!

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