French bulldog stolen from San Jose Target parking lot reunited with owner

A San Jose woman was reunited with her French bulldog that was stolen as she was loading her car in San Jose.

Dolce was returned Tuesday night after her owner, Quinnesha Powell, issued a plea for the dog's safe return.

Powel said a woman contacted her, alleging she had bought Dolce in San Francisco, and they arranged a meet-up to return the dog. The discussions made Powell suspicious of the woman's claims about how she came into possession of her pet. But, in the end, she's relieved to have Dolce at home again.

"I wanted to do whatever I could to get her back," Powell said to KTVU about Dolce. "I feel excited."

Dolce will get examined by a vet on Friday.

Powell shared the update on the dog's Instagram account and thanked everyone for their support in trying to help locate the puppy.

Dolce was snatched from Powell's SUV last Saturday in a north San Jose Target parking lot.

Powell said it happened as she was placing the items she purchased in her car.