Man's adopted puppy stolen from car

Man’s newly adopted puppy stolen from his parked car

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A four-month-old puppy, recently adopted by a Florida man, was stolen just before Christmas. According to the Miami Herald, Schiele, rescued from Puerto Rico and adopted last month from the Big Dog Ranch Rescue, was stolen on December 23 when someone broke the window of Rian Maercks’ parked Tesla.

Maercks had left the vehicle locked and running, with the air-conditioner on, while he ran into Aventura’s West Marine; Schiele had been sleeping and Maercks decided to let the pup rest while he ran a quick errand. Within minutes, someone broke the window out of his car and snatched the slumbering pup.

On Christmas Eve, the rescue group that Schiele was adopted from announced the offering of a $2,000 reward for the missing puppy:

🆘🆘 Stolen Puppy Alert 🆘🆘 $2,000 REWARD
Schiele is still missing. He had been out with his dad enjoying his day and preparing for Christmas. They made a final stop at West Marine in Aventura. Little did they know their last minute trip would turn into a nightmare. Schiele’s dad left him sleeping in the car (locked and ac running), only to return 5 minutes later to see a window smashed, with no sign of the puppy. Unfortunately, there were no cameras in the shopping center.

Adding a description of the missing puppy:

Schiele is a 4 months old, German Shepherd puppy. He is neutered, with a green tattoo on his stomach, around 25 lbs and wearing a black collar. He is also microchipped.

Anyone who has seen the stolen puppy is asked to email

Missing puppy flier

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9 replies
  1. Melissa Gurley says:

    Don’t dog the poor guy he was thinking of his sleeping puppy didn’t want to disturb him he did the right thing by leaving AC on and truck locked instead of beating him about it use your time to pray the puppy comes back home safely

  2. linda says:

    What shopping center doesn’t have cameras?!!!!! I hope he will be found. Sounds like someone stole him for a Xmas present. POS’s!

  3. Barkley's Mom says:

    Despicable someone would do this! I hope nothing good ever comes to them, RETURN the dog you POS’s! Prayers the pup is found safe and sound!

  4. PAMELA D says:

    I am worried if this puppy hasn’t been harmed since the sicko who smashed a window to steal him doesn’t seem to be stable. What the hell is the matter with these sick scums on this earth don’t they have anything better to do with their life or a job to keep their ass busy. I am sick to death of abusers. I just want to torture them all.


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