Traffic stop leads to recovery of stolen dog

Traffic stop leads to recovery of dog stolen nearly 3 years ago

Spread the love
Get email updates when we post

In July 2015, a German shepherd named Harley was stolen from his family’s backyard in Baltimore, Maryland – this month, he was recovered during a traffic stop in Howard County. On March 29, the Howard County Police Department shared the PFC Sarah Miller’s story about Harley’s remarkable recovery:

Last weekend was a little busy so I didn’t have a chance to share this story: I recovered a German Shepherd during a traffic stop on Sunday morning after the occupants claimed they found him running in the road in Baltimore. I had the vehicle towed, due to reasons surrounding the stop, and AC (Howard County Animal Control and Adoption Center) came and got the German Shepherd and scanned it for a microchip.

The chip had up-to-date information and Harley’s owner was reached by phone – she told the officer that she had never stopped searching for her stolen dog.

Officer Miller explained how Harley had almost been an actual police K9:

“He was initially a police dog in training with a Carroll County sheriff. When he was a puppy the Sheriff’s deputy got injured seriously and wasn’t able to continue his training. So this owner actually purchased him from the Carroll county sheriff and had him from the age of about 6 mos old to 2 years old before he was taken. I was able to meet her, and her family, at Animal Control last night to see the reunion.  🐾  They were soooooo happy and it felt great to be able to help them 😊”

More news and updates at the National Animal News Facebook page

German shepherd who nearly froze to death on a chain has died – read more here.

Dog who nearly froze to death has died


Shelter staff remembers dog who never got a real home of his own – read more here.

Dog never had a real home


Story idea? Please email for consideration

Did you know that if you want to get updates from a Facebook page, you have to do more than just “like” it? To get recent postings in your Facebook feed, you must also hover your mouse over the word “following” and then click “see first” from the drop-down menu. You may want to check back with your favorite pages on occasion because Facebook often changes your settings, no longer having your favorites among those to “see first.”


7 replies
  1. Barkley's Mom says:

    Wow, I guess you never know do you? For some reason, that car was meant to be stopped and towed and Harley was meant to be found. Always love a happy ending.

  2. Nancy Raymond says:

    GREAT STORY! Thank you PFC Sarah Miller for rescuing Harley – AND microchips work! So glad he was reunited with his family and I hope there are charges pending against those who took him.

  3. Red says:

    Once again, proof that one small chip in a pet found his home and his loving owners…… PEOPLE!!! PLEASE CHIP ALL OF YOUR PETS!! PLEASE, it could possibly save their life!


Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *